Tuesday, May 29, 2012

12 tags of 2012 – may…

Here is my version of the may tag.  I must say the only tissue paper where I could stamp on was this pink one the others have a print that is quit busy so I couldn't use them.  This made the whole feeling of the tag. 
An other thing I learned is that stamping with really wet ink pads isn't the best as it bleeds a bit (or a lot depending on how wet it still is). So all in all I like what it has become...

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Creative Jump Start 2012 - Nathalie Kalbach

The first page is an fight the resistance page, and I must say that even though I'm not a full time artist, I have moments that the resist-factor is playing too. When you had a long day at work and you say 'oh no not today...' and the next day you make just the same excuse. So the resist video spoke a lot to me. 
The video about Street art made me think about the graffiti that I see every day when I commute to work in the train. It is graffiti or even just paint on the grey concrete railway bridges, no beautiful designs, just raw text, names, emotions...

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Creative Jump Start 2012 - Anna Björklund

A very inspiring Jump start about curves and repeating the same pattern again. 
I had a lot of fun playing around with it.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Creative Jump Start 2012 - Karen Grunberg

The Jump Start Tip from Karen Grunberg was about sitting @ your desk and getting your stuff out and starting to craft. 
So I got my Claudine Helmutt Studio Paints out and dit the background, I was so happy playing around with those paints again, and I totally love the effect of the background. Then I stamped it all over with this tiny rose stamp I had laying around on my craftdesk.  It gave this really fun looking wall paper effect. 
I found this cool picture in a magazine that I just had to use. And I finished it off with some basic prima flowers and some glass beads. 
I'm so glad with the result, I just adore it.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Creative Jump Start 2012 - Catherine Scanlon

The Jump Start of Catherine Scanlon was about Art Journaling, and that Inspired me to make this page. I may add some picture later on but as I don't have one that I feel should go at the page at this moment I'll leave it like that.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hobbyfarm Sketch Challenge - May

Ok, here it goes, I decided to take part in the May challenge, normally I would wait for them to post the entry, but I simply can't wait to share.
Oh and I gave myself an extra challenge by doing the lay-out with the "less is more" principle in mind.

 The picture is not the best quality as I couldn't keep my camera straight but it is clear enough I thike (and hope).

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Creative Jump Start 2012 - Carmen Sanchez

 In January I did the Creative Jump Start, or rather I started, because I lost track pretty soon.
But now I'm picking up and continue with the project. I had some things made that weren't photographed, so I took care and will post them here the coming time.

This is what I made of the technique Carmen Sanchez showed. I had so much fun executing it. 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

12 tags of 2012 - April

Ok, as you all know I follow the 12 tags of 2012 series by Tim Holtz. I always try to make the tag, with the materials I have at my disposal.

My April tag was a bit of a struggle as I was very nervous for the technique that Tim used. I didn't cut out a shape like Tim did, as I have all this grungeboard shapes that I bought a long time ago that are unused, and i found it the perfect moment to bring it out.
The tag has a very obvious twist of my own and I like it a lot.