27 september 2012

A new home

A new way of making a Home. These letters are smaller than the ones I usually use for my Homes, app. 7 cm. 

Aren't they just adorable? :)

I had this row of houses, some kind of zinc sign that I got one day thinking I'd might use it as a stencil or something. As it turned out, the metal was too thick to work the way I wanted. So I simply traced the houses onto pearly white cardstock, cut it out, inked the edges and filled in the lines with a silver pen.
I made the sky/background from a dp with blue newspaper print, because the news is out, all over town. Hm. Anyway. I inked the edges, added some birds and clouds, and a hot air balloon to bring some life into it.   

A "key" element, haha.

Each little door got a red sparkling heart to remind us that Home is where your heart is.

I'm entering my home in the following blog challenges:

Simon says stamp - Anything goes
Dutch dare card - Clean and simple
Cute card thursday - Letters & numbers
Secret crafter - Distressing
Love to create - Anything goes

19 september 2012

A letter

I really really like making these altered letters. To fit in all the little things that makes it personal for just that person, without making the result cluttered is a challenge. A fun one!

 For this A the key elements were hearts, flowers, wine and travel. Ja okey, Elvis and chili too but I decided it would be too many things.... also, I didn't have anything like that in my stash. ;)

 Paper roses comes in any color. Lucky me, haha.

 Silver ribbon and wine barrel charm. I snitched the barrel from a "mark your glass to remember wich is yours"-set that I never ever use. Since I'm the only one drinking wine in my home, I can usually remember anyway. ;) The ribbon is recycled from a box of christmas ornaments.

The travel-theme was just right, and I think this is actually the first time I've used the complete stamp. I embellished it a little by adding silver embossing and some distress stickles.

There's no photo of it, but I - of course - stamped and embossed the name in white along the side.

It's been quite a while since I played along in a blog challenge,
so today I'll give it a go. :) 
Top Tip Tuesday - Recycle it!
TIP: When you buy new clothes there's often a small ribbon that prevents the sweater to fall off the hanger in the store, that you snip off at home. Don't throw them away! Save them and use in smaller scrap projects. :)

Simply Create Too - Anything goes

Paper crafting journey - My sentiment exactly!

Speedy fox and friends - favourite technique (layer stamping and embossing)

2 september 2012

Teacher appreciation, wrap it up.

 All dressed up and ready to go.

I made similar cards for all four teachers, two in each style.
The inside is identical however. That is, apart from the class name.

 If you are the best teacher in the world it gotta show, right? I made them these to wear, with safety pins in the back.

Teacher appreciation, part A

Last, but not least. Here it's a handwritten letter-style background, to wich I added more confusion - I mean depth - by masking with numbers and glimmer mist. Sadly all that sparkle won't show up in this photo.

A for Agneta.
To me the background resembled a somewhat stormy summer sky so I went with that feeling and added some clouds and birds also. The minimini tag tagged along here too. ;)

What's better for a windy day than flying a kite? It's made from newpaper paper from the E, and this too sparkles....

Down on the ground is where hearts and roses grow.

1 september 2012

Teacher appreciation, part E

About time to post the last two teacher letters, especially since the new semester's already upon us. :)
E for Eva.
For this letter I used the colors blue (of course) and turqouise with splashes of yellow. The background paper is a blue tinted newspaper since I think books and papers ought to fit a teacher. Or maybe that's just in my head? Anyway, I softened the rather strict paper with quite a lot of swirly stamps.

I'm rather fond of these minimini tags...

Creme white roses got inked with a warm yellow that worked really well.

The straws are stamped in yellow and then enhanced with some distress stickles. The buttons were just cute. :)