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måndag 18 maj 2015

Art Journaling with Project Art...

It's time for some catching up! :) Here are the pages I made using the October 2014 Project Art kit from Cocoa Daisy. More info and images can be found in the blog post here.







These pages were made using the November Project Art kit...






...and for these I used the December Project Art kit...




fredag 24 april 2015

It's been a long time...

...and no blogging since early March...?!?

I constantly seem to have at least twice as much as I am able to fit into my days on my to-do-list and I guess blogging has been pushed down the list for a while. I can't believe May is soon here! May will be a very busy month too. Lots of assignments for the Uni and both my girls have their birthdays in May. There always seem to be lots going on at the end of the school year too. Phew... :) Trying to smile and repeat to myself that things will be ok...

I have been working with the April Project Art kit from Cocoa Daisy and exploring some zentangle inspired art journaling. The kit contains a workbook with lots of inspiration, and all the pens you need to experiment with drawing your own patterns. To colour them you can then use the Twinkling H2Os that come with the kit - beautifully shimmering watercolours.

It's tricky to see the shimmering in this photo, but I promise you that it's there... :)



I used the fab dotted circle stamp from the April main kit stamp set, as a starting point for my second page.


And here is just another example of a pattern from the book...



While I'm here... here are my March Project Art pages too. :) I was playing with Dylusions ink spray and ink spray pad. 



Mod means "courage".



I loved to use the pad for stamping! 



I can also give you a sneak of the May kit - Sage and Mint! 


It looks so very pretty, doesn't it! Here's a sneak of the add ons.


Yay - I did it! I actually wrote a blog post! :) Have a fab day everyone! 

fredag 6 mars 2015

Hello again...

The March kit from Cocoa Daisy is called 'Hello again'! I have been soooo busy with school and teacher training and a bit of flu on top of that... and it was wonderful to dig into the kit when it arrived. I immediately fell in love with the kit and it felt so easy to get started. I scrapped three super simple layouts. Perhaps it's time to get a bit messy the next time... but clean and simple was so perfect this month. :)

I have so many precious photos from my Dad and I'm so grateful to have such a treasure. This photo was taken around 1960-70. I think he looks so cool and I loved scrapping this. I know I can find out the exact year - I just need to find the original (too many boxes) - and I plan to simply write the year and maybe the location if I can figure that out too, on the journaling sticker.




 
The photo on my next layout is of me and my brother, taken when we were kids... Isn't it beautiful...? I can't say that I remember this particular moment, but I know where it's taken and I have other great memories from there.


I also scrapped a photo of the first rose in our garden, from last summer. I wonder if it will survive the winter and be this pretty again, this summer?



söndag 1 februari 2015

More scrapping...!

I spent my day at a crop yesterday (in Ärla - great arrangement!) and I had a fab time! I felt so inspired and actually managed to get something done, besides chatting... :D

I ended up creating three more layouts using the February Cocoa Daisy kit - Journal Entry. The kit is on sale now! Hurry up before it's gone!

Tuva turns four in May and these are photos from her birthday last year...


The tiny cork stars are from a previous kit, but everything else is from the Feb kit + add ons.



I really love the stamps in the main kit - designed by Ronda Palazzari! I found these books in my dad's bookshelf and they brought so many memories alive...

 




Alva has been using "rövarspråket" (the robber language) a lot lately and Tuva is so cute, trying to do the same. When she is using her own version of the robber language, it sounds more or less right, but what she says makes no sense at all. :D










fredag 30 januari 2015

Journal Entry

The Cocoa Daisy February kit - Journal Entry - goes on sale to the general public on Feb 1st! It's such a pretty kit, with some bold black additions that make the wonderful colours pop!

For my first layout I used the main kit, the Jot it down and the Dear diary add ons.



I also created a DITL spread, using almost exclusively the DITL kit. I added white cardstock and some green letter stickers from the main kit.



 I used watercolours to create my title card. 
 

 









I adore the exclusive patterned papers this month! I used the dots a lot and I also created a couple of cards of my own, using the flower paper and some gesso.








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.