Hero Arts has a new challenge - which really is a challenge - to me at least - One layer cards. I find this so difficult because foam adhesive is my best cardmaking friend. But I LOVE playing along in the Hero Arts challenges and I really enjoyed making this one;
I used Hero Arts Thank You die for my ilayed sentiment, layered floral clear stamp and flower dot cling bg.
I'm so excited today because not only can I introduce a new fun challenge called Tag - You're it . I can also share that I'm not only guestdesigning today, but will also be part of the absolutely AMAZING design team - so many of my favorite designers and bloggie friends. Before you pop over there to check out what designers I'm talking about I just want to let you know that before the real challenge starts he 4th of July, there will be a mini Challenge to kick things off !!! It starts today and the dealine is Hope you'll find my sample inspiring and that want to play along (-: !!!
I used stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn's sets Life is good and Tag it.
You will find all the info you need at the challenge blog; www.tagyoureitchallenge.blogspot.com
It's my day on the WMS inspiration blog and since 4th of July is getting here really fast I thought I'd get some cards ready to send to my American friends. WMS has the best stamps for this - Even if I'm Swedish I absolutely LOVE creating and designing with the 1776 set.
There's a new challenge called "The Cutting Edge Challenge" and of course I had to play along right away! I used the first card as my inspiration, picking up on the "love you" theme and the skyscrapes and since it is anything goes week at SPARKS I'm entering it there too!
I'm continuing my watercolor mission to "get back on track" and this time I decided to try still life. I used a photo from Fine Art America as inspiration (it was copyrighted so I can't share it here) Fine Art America is a great source if you need some fast inspiration for a new subject/ painting.
I'm so happy summerbreak has started and I am hoping to get lots of extra time to paint this summer (-:
Hope to see you here tomorrow again when it is time for me to introduce a new fun Lawnscaping Challenge!
Till then , Take care, hugs, Karin
Today I'm sharing a summery birthday card I just had published in the summer issue of CardMaker. I used a silhouette cutting file for the circle sentiment and the the stamps and papers are from Lawn Fawn.
This is a scene from my hometown Gothenburg. For a long time I've been impressed with the work of Urban Sketchers and have wanted to have a go too. Last week I got the chance. They usually use ink straight onto their watercolor paper, but not having done this before I felt I needed to pencil sketch first. My plan was to draw outlines with ink afterwards instead but then I chickened out and decided to leave it like this...
I'm here to introduce a new challenge at Lawnscaping. This time we challenge you to create a card or Project using Embossing (dry/heat). Here's my sample;
I'm sorry my polkadot embossed bg doesn't show better in the photos. I think it is very beautiful IRL (-:
For my card I used a Sizzix embossing folder and stamps from these wonderful Lawn Fawn stamp sets; Into the woods and Making Frosty Friends.
And our fabulous sponsor this week is ; Simon Says stamp You can win a25 $ giftcertificate to the store YEAH!!!
Pop over to Lawnscaping for all the info you need and to join!
My card today was inspired by the sketch at Make the day Special. I'm so happy to have found them because they carry all the US brands I LOVE but that are hard to find here in Sweden; LF, PS, ME etc. etc.!!!
For my card I used stamps from Lawn Fawn's Critters down under, home sweet home and Making frosty friends. The notebook die is from Paper Smooches.
After having had a lot of fun with my dog sketches I wanted to try painting a sheep, thinking it would be as easy as the dogs, but oh no - a lot of work behind this one...
...also, I've been practising "looseness" which I find so difficult - but it is funny how much easier it is to paint loose when doing something that is intended for the bin (-: Here I was using a scrap piece of bad wc paper, intended to just mix my colors on... It would need a lot more work to become a painting, but I still wanted to share it. I hope that when this year is over I'll be able to look back at my wc posts and see some developement (-: