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lördag 3 januari 2015

Pajama time!

The January kit from Cocoa Daisy is called Pajama time! It arrived a bit late here, due to the craziness of the holidays, but I loved getting a late Christmas gift and had lots of fun playing with the kit.

I realize when seeing them together that my three layouts are quite different in colours and it's not obvious that they are created using the same kit as a base. I love all the different possibilities with the kits Christine puts together! There's also a very inspiring thread on the MB, showing examples of possible colour combinations - check it out!


The arrow is from the stitching template included in the DITL add on.



The mask that I used on my second layout comes in the main kit. I used gesso, acrylic paint, mist and glimmer glaze.

 
 
I cut the fox out from one of the papers in the patterned paper add on.
 

Grocery shopping with this little lady is always an adventure... :) This day she was all smiles, singing her way through the store... I used some of the stamps from the DITL kit around the edges of this layout.


 

fredag 2 januari 2015

Top ten layouts 2013

No.... I didn't get the year wrong! :) For some reason I never posted my favourite layouts from 2013 a year ago, but I had a draft written and I'm thinking that it's about time I get this post up. :) So... here they are - my ten favourite layouts from 2013! :)

My 2014 favourites will be coming soon... hopefully...

My previous favourites can be found here: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.




















onsdag 31 december 2014

Good bye 2014...

This has been a very strange year. So many emotions and quite a bit of struggling, from the beginning of the year and all the way to the end.

I lost my Dad in an accident in early November, and I really didn't need another reminder of how fragile this life of ours is. I don't have words to express how I feel. I just miss him so very much.

This year I took the huge step of taking some time off from my job and going back to the University. The goal is a totally new career as a teacher. I've loved it so far and I really hope that I'll still feel this way at the end of 2015.

Here's a page that I made using the mica flakes and the texture paste (white crackle) in the December Project Art kit from Cocoa Daisy. I glued down strips of fabric to my page and painted them with gesso and acrylic paint. I drew the feathers on a gray paper and cut them out.

The writing simply says: "I wish for a good year."



onsdag 3 december 2014

Monterey Bay

The December kit from Cocoa Daisy is called Monterey Bay and it's another gorgeous kit with pretty colours and fun exclusives.

I immediately fell in love with the exclusive papers that Stephanie designed, and I used both of them on this layout, made after the Dec sketch. Check out the sketch challenge on the blog!

I also love the cute acrylic houses!

 
For my next layout I used the fab Wonky circles stamp set.
 



On my third layout... with these adorable photos of Tuva and the phone... I used the yellow glitter from the Carmel add on for my background, using matte medium as my adhesive.







 
 

söndag 2 november 2014

Weathervane...

The Cocoa Daisy November kit is called Weathervane! I really loved playing with this kit. Among other things it contains these fab wood veneers that I used on my first layout, titled "spin". I used gesso and mist to colour the wood veneers and I also splattered some mist onto my background.


I coloured the Heidi Swapp letters with yellow mist.


I love the clear die cuts!


My next layout is a very simple one with a cute photo of my daughters, on our way home from school. I LOVE the dark scribble paper designed by Stephanie. I just had to use the hearts stamp from October.






I also created a layout with a messy background, using the Whipped Spackle from the Oct Project Art kit, together with stencils and lots of mist and also Glimmer Glaze.






Again, the clear die cuts are fab!


I hope you've had a wonderful weekend!








fredag 10 oktober 2014

And what about yellow, orange and red...?

I wanted to explore some colours that I rarely use. Most of the time I turn for different blues and greens and these aren't "my colours" in the same way. It was really interesting how clearly I could feel the difference while painting. I felt so much more insecure and I wasn't at all sure where I was heading.

But I am so glad that I challenged myself and I like the result. I am also happy that I came up with the idea to use the green wall in Linus' room to take photos. :)

Size: 20x30 inches (approx. 51x76 cm)

I just have to add the other two as well, against the green. :) The light wasn't perfect though, and they are a little too dark at the top compared to the bottom part in these photos...

Size: 18x24 inches (approx. 46x61 cm)

Size: 12x24 inches (approx. 30x60 cm)

Have a wonderful weekend!

onsdag 8 oktober 2014

And then I painted some more...

...exploring the same shapes, but different colours...


Size: 18x24 inches (approx. 46x61 cm).