Thursday, August 17, 2017

Duh-nuh - Lawn Fawn / Gummiapan birthday card


First of all - I've got to say that I'm really pleased with how this card turned out. Especially since it wasn't meant to look like this when I first started. This card was made from a mistake...!

As I was creating the background for the Happy Hippos Shaker card, I didn't like how the colors turned out. I found it to be a little too dark to be a sky background. So I put it aside and started over with some lighter colors.

Then, when I was about to create this shark-card, I was initially inspired by this card from the talented Yainea. But as I started to play,  I got the idea to switch the card fronts and make the intended front the inside instead. And now - I'm totally glad I did! 

The "new" card front is just some washitape and the polaroid frame die from Gummiapan, paired with the shark fin and sentiment from the Lawn Fawn stamp set "Duh-nuh". The waves were made using the wave accent die from Lawn Fawn.




The inside is made of Distress Oxides and some Distress ink in tumbled glass, broken china and faded jeans. See now why I thought it was too dark for a sky?!! So to make it an underwater scene, I added a spritz of water to make the colors oxidize. The corals, sea weed and little fish are from the "mermaid for you" stamp set - also from Lawn Fawn - and they were stamped directly onto the distress background, using Versafine black ink.



And the shark is, of course, also from the duh-nuh set. Colored in copic sketch markers: C5-3-1 and highlights with a white gel pen. And if you can spot the discoloration on the shark's forehead - that was also a mistake as I dropped one of my ink blending tools on the shark while putting them away from another project... Oh well!

And to avoid the messiness of embossing on the polaroid frame - I just stamped the word "jawsome" (from the duh-nuh set) in black versafine ink and then went over the letters with a clear sakura glaze pen. Just to get some dimension. The bubbles are also enhanced with some glossy accents.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you have a "fintastic" day! (yeah - another "pun intended")

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Gustav 2 - MFT Happy Hippos Shaker card


Aaand - I'm back with another birthday card! Can't get enough of those, can we? And also - we have a lot of birthdays in August amongst friends and family, so the creation part of me is always thinking about card themes and how to combine stamp sets and so on this time of year.

As much as I love the Adorable Elephants from MFT, I must say that the new Happy Hippos also qualify to a spot on the top of my favorite stamp-set list...! They are just so cute - and a big thank you to Scrapfabriken in Sweden who carry the new MFT stamps and dies!

So on to the specific, nerdy stuff:
The background was made using a mixture of Distress Inks and Oxides. The clouds were made using the wonderful Stitched Cloud dies from Lawn Fawn. I added the clouds' faces using stamps from Lawn Fawn's Plane and simple stamp set and for the cheeks I used Distress Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick.

The balloon shaker part is a die set from MFT (My favorite things). The little pouch that fits the balloon die is sold separately, I think. The hippo and the birds are from the "Happy Hippos" stamp set - also from MFT. The pink balloon I borrowed from a Mama Elephant stamp set called "Spread Happiness".

All the critters are colored in with Copic Sketch Markers:
Hippo: C5-3-1, R20
Hat and Bowtie: BG09, BG57, BG13 and B91
Birds: Y02-08-19, YG23
Balloon: RV25-23, R20

At the bottom I used some striped washi tape and the letters to spell out my nephew's name "Gustav" were die cut with Lawn Fawn letter dies using some teal card stock. Eyes on the critters were enhanced by using some Nuvo Drops in "Ebony black" and of course there are some details with Glossy Accents and Wink of Stella as well. Wouldn't be the same without it!

Please leave a comment if you like what you see! You can also find me on Instagram: @designbyhektor.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Vilma 5! Lawn Fawn sea critters and pop-up


Today's card was made for a birthday girl who loves to swim and play in the water. So what better suitable than some aquatic critters from Lawn Fawn?!


I made the card as a pop-up card - using the Lawn Fawn hillside pop-up dies with the wave die overlay - inked up with distress oxides and -inks. All critters were colored with my copic sketch markers and highlights were made using a white gel pen and my wink of stella glitter pen.


To spell out hew name on the front of the card, and also to make the number "5" on the inside, I dusted off an old alphabet die from quickutz. Haven't used it for ages, but I got the idea that I wanted to make her name in an ombre fashion with my comics, and I think it turned out really good!! 

Thank you for visiting! Sea you again soon (pun intended)! :-)




Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Thank you fairy much! Lawn fawn Fairy Friends


OK, so I have 2 new favorite stamp companies - MFT and Lawn Fawn! This super adorable stamps is called "Fairy friends" and is not super new, it's been around for a while. But it's fairly new to me and I love it! I mean - who doesn't get a smile on their faces when looking at a scene lite this?! (though I got the cold shoulder from my 5yr-old, since she believes it's supposed to be a strawberry house - so I apparently used the wrong colors...!) :-)

I believe that everything I used on this card is from Lawn Fawn, except for the leafy branches on the left - those are dies from Sizzix/Tim Holtz. And the coloring was done with copic markers (of course!). I also used some glossy accents on the flowers and leaves, to sort of mimic water droplets, and the sun and the fairies got some sparkles from the Wink of Stella glitter pen.

Copic Markers used:
House: YR23-24-27, BV01-01-04, V28, E13-15-18, YG03, G94
Fairies: dresses: BV01-01-04, V28
wings: B00, B21, BG11, BV01
hair: C3-5-7, E13-15-18, YR23-24-27
Flowers: BV01-01-04, V28, YR23-24-27, YG93-95-97

Have a great day, everyone, and thank you fairy much for visiting my blog! ;-)

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Birthday Shakercard feat. Adorable Elephants from MFT


Hi everyone! Today's card is a shaker card with an adorable little elephant from a stampset from My favorite things called exactly that: Adorable Elephants. This stampset has been on the market for some time now, but it's new to me and I can't get enough of these little creatures...! 
This little fellow was colored using Copic Markers:
Body - N0, N2, N4 and N6
Ears -  R00, R11, R20 and RV21  
The dots on the cheeks were made using a white Sakura gel pen.
                                                              
To create the background, I used an older background stamp from Hero Arts and stamped it with Distress Oxide ink in the color "iced spruce".
The shaker part was inked with the same ink and I tried to achieve a somewhat ombré background, using the emboss resist technique with some of the butterflies from the stampset. The frame was diecut with the new stitched rectangle frame dies from Lawn Fawn.

The black enamel dots were made with Nuvo Crystal Drops - gloss Ebony black.


The sentiment "Grattis" means "Congratulations" in Swedish and was diecut with a die from Rox Stamps. I inked it up with some Distress Inks: "Abandoned Coral" and "Festive Berries". The heart balloon was also colored using those inks.

And to make it a shaker card - I popped the frame up in some foam adhesive and also adhered some transparent plastic to make the window. The confetti is a mixture of sequins from different suppliers, f.x. YouDo.




The inside was also made with the Lawn Fawn frame rectangle dies and inked with some Iced Spruce Distress Ink. The stamps are from the same stampset, mentioned above.


And the backside uses my sticker with contact info, along with a cute stamp from Gummiapan: "limited edition" - (which it is)!


To personalize the card before sending it - I simple added the recipient's name using alpha stickers from Tim Holtz. 

I hoped you enjoyed this card, and if you did - please leave a comment! Thank you for visiting and see you soon! Love //Anna

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Friday, April 03, 2015

#magicalsunshine


My cat, Emma, hasn't been featured very much in my scrapbooking since my daughter was born 3 yrs ago. So when this month's theme was presented as "magic" - I knew exactly what I needed to do. 

I got to play with some masks and distress inks to create the background, which made me very happy. For a long time I thought I didn't like getting messy with colors, gesso and other materials, but I have to admit that I was wrong. I do like it. A lot.

The masks I used are all from Tim Holtz and I used tumbled glass, ices spruce and wild honey from the distress ink family.

The frame is actually a PL-card from Heidi Swapp, as well as the golden card with rays and the small, mint, heart card.

All stamps are from this month's story stamps by Ali Edwards.



I made this layout on one of our scrap meetings in Limhamn, Sweden. I'm actually pretty satisfied that I finished the layout that evening, 'cause usually on these get-togethers there's a lot of talking and laughing and not a lot of scrapbooking. On my part, that is.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

I'm back!!


I haven't blogged for over a year - but now my mojo's back and I've started creating again. Finally!!

So to start this spring season of scrapbooking off, I've created a layout with delicious spring colors using last month's story stamps from Ali Edwards, themed AM/PM. I chose to tell a story about my mornings and my favorite meal of the day: breakfast.

I've used quite a lot of the stamps included in the kit. I embossed and hand cut "good" and "morning" to create the title. Then I used some of the smaller stamps to create a frame around the photo.

Other embellishments are stars from Studio Calico, which I have added dashed lines to. As photo mat and part of the frame I've used some adhesive sheets from Lifestyle Crafts called "Shape 'n Tape". As part of the photo mat I've also used some vellum to soften up a little bit.
The golden "A" is a letter sticker from American Crafts, which I have embossed some embossing enamel upon.

Here are some close-ups:




Have a great week and a Happy Easter - and I'll see you soon!
Love //A