torsdag 30 maj 2013

Mother's Day

This past Sunday was Mother's Day in Sweden. I'd decided to make a special card for my mom this year, inspired by all the super cute Some Odd Girl images! With the great variety of images, I thought I could find three that would represent myself and my two sisters, color them and then put them on a card. This was a daunting challenge, I wanted to get my sisters just right, so that it would be obvious which was which.

The first image I colored was my youngest sister, who is a designer and very artistic. She has a specific style and wears black a lot. I used my Ice Grey markers in lots of layers and managed to come pretty close to what I'd had in mind. To get the paint splashes on her without ruining my colored image, I used toothpicks and acrylic paints (see the finished card).

The second image is my other sister, who is a happy, colorful person, always full of energy and eager to do things outdoors. I colored her and her kite in clear, vibrant colors. coloring red is another one of those things I avoid, since the red markers tend to bleed more than the rest.

And here's my finished card. The third image, which is supposed to represent me, is where I just decided to screw it and go back to my comfort zone. So, she has pink hair (I don't) and a bunch of flowers in her hand. =)

The card itself is very simple, I cut out a heart and taped it to my base card, then used a sponge and Distress Ink Milled Lavender to get the soft heart shape. I also used my favorite hexagon stamp from Gummiapan to add some more structure and life to the background.

tisdag 28 maj 2013

Bröllopskort i lila

I lördags var det ytterligare ett par som gifte sig, som jag fick den stora äran att göra ett kort till. Kortet skulle gå i lila, vitt och silver. Jag, som ju gillar lila, gick all in med lila mönsterpapper och blommor... Det fina motivet med brudparet är embossat i silver på vit cardstock.

Det här kortet var så roligt att göra, det byggde nästan ihop sig själv! Jag hoppas att brudparet hade en fantastisk dag och jag önskar dem all lycka! 

Pappren kommer från Maja design och stämpeln från Panduro.

måndag 27 maj 2013

Copic Girl?

Hey ho!

Today, I'd like to share a card with an image that has made me want to switch from ProMarkers to Copics... I got to try out Tabbatha's copics to color this image, and I fell head over heels in love! Copics have always scared me stiff, but when I got to try these (and this brand new gorgeous image from Some Odd Girl) I just reeled at the possibilities! I do use my ProMarkers, can't just put them in a drawer and buy a whole new set of markers, but I'll be buying new Copics when I "need" new markers...

Anyways, cute little Artist Mae is colored up with copics and paired with papers from Maja Design and Prima. I kept my card clean and simple to make sure the pretty image got all the attention it deserved.

Thanks for stopping by! End of term is here, and that means that my focus will be on work rather than posting cards on my blog, but not to worry. I'll be back with a vengeance! :)

fredag 24 maj 2013

Bröllopskort i vintagestil

Idag visar jag ett kort som en kollega beställt till ett bröllop i helgen. Jag hade helt fria händer och gjorde ett kort i dämpade färger och vintage eller shabby chic-stil. Typ.

Studenten, bröllop och barndop verkar vara vårens tema. Snart kommer fler alster som faller in i de kategorierna. Välkommen åter!

torsdag 23 maj 2013

För de har tagit studenten...

Nej, inte riktigt än, men snart. Jag har gjort några studentkort till mina kollegor som ska gratulera studenter om ett par veckor. Det är kul att utmana sig själv när man gör flera kort till samma typ av tillfälle. Studentkort är ju blågula. Och har en mössa. Eller?

Mina kort blev lika, men ändå olika. Mer studentinspiration kommer.

onsdag 22 maj 2013

WOYWW #207

Hi there! Welcome to my little part of cyber space!

I'm doing a quick post today, off on a field trip type thing with colleagues and students. Should be fun, if we can just avoid too much rain... Oh well, at least I'm a sensible grown-up who knows to wear sensible clothes for such occasions. ;)

My desk is a total mess. Wedding card in progress, colored digi image, papers, water bottles, scissors... You name it, I've got it on my desk!

Now that you've seen mine, show us yours! Hop on over to the Stamping Ground, where Julia hosts our fantastic get-togethers, and link up!

lördag 11 maj 2013

Hello, handsome!

Idag visar jag ett enkelt kort med en digital stämpel från Some Odd Girl (igen!) och papper från Simple Stories. Jag tycker att det är svårt att göra rena, avskalade kort utan en massa dekorationer. Här var det lite lättare eftersom det händer så mycket på mönsterpappret redan. Visst är mustaschtejpen grym? ;)

Motivet är färglagt med ProMarkers på 4CC-papper.

Tack för titten, kom snart tillbaka!

fredag 10 maj 2013


Happy Friday! And to some, happy long weekend! Here in Sweden, Ascension Day yesterday means that schools are closed today and I'm really happy with that. Nothing beats a 4-day weekend, right?

Today, I'm sharing a birthday card for the Passion for ProMarkers challenge #197 - Birthdays. As the rule is that every entrant must enter a card with a birthday sentiment, I hope that my card counts, even though the sentiment isn't Happy Birthday but Celebrate. It's still a birthday card... ;)

The image I've used is Happy Gwen from Some Odd Girl, and I've colored her with my ProMarkers. I added lots of different papers from Maja Design's Vintage Summer Basics collection and some embellishments that were sitting around on my desk.

Thank you for stopping by, please come back soon! =)

torsdag 9 maj 2013

Some Odd Girl May sketch

I decided to go green... Couldn't resist a splash of orange, but it did turn out very green! Watering Can Tia is a really cute little stamp from Some Odd Girl, and for spring and summer birthdays, she's just great!

I colored up Tia using my ProMarkers and paired her with designer papers from October afternoon. My favorite bubble stamp from Gummiapan has made an appearance too...

This is my entry for the May sketch challenge over at Some Odd Girl. There's plenty of time to play, why don't you join in too?

Thanks for stopping by!

tisdag 7 maj 2013

You're a STAR!

Idag vill jag visa ett enkelt kort som jag bara lekte ihop. Jag började lite på kortet på en träff med Örebro Scrapbookingsällskap, men sedan fick det ligga till sig lite, jag visste inte vad jag skulle göra med det, men sedan fick jag en idé!

Jag har satt papper i lager på lager, dekorerat med lite washitejp och distress ink runt alla kanter. Ett par av stjärnorna på mönsterpappret har jag framhävt lite genom att rita runt dem med en brun penna. För att få lite mer djup i bokstäverna har jag ritat dit lite highlights med en vit penna. Enkelt, men ändå inte platt och tråkigt.

Tack för titten, kom snart tillbaka!