tisdag 1 maj 2018

A fusion...

.... of a sketch and a photo - what a clever challenge idea! I found it at the Fusion card challenge blog and this week's inspiration is this combo:
and here's my take on it:

Today's version of the pink phone :-)

måndag 30 april 2018

Another challenge ....

This time over at The paper players' blog. This week's challenge was a tic-tac-toe board. I chose a diagonal row: birds, ribbon and flowers.
I  dug out an old Paper smooches set and my distress inks and set to work. This is what came out of it: 

I think I need more challenges in my crafting life. It makes me think outside the box and use supplies other than the newest stuff sitting on my desk. 

Long time no see

 Whaddayaknow! A new blog post! But it's only because I have a challenge entry. You do know I've moved to Instagram, right? (@babsanpysslar)
Anyhoot, I found a sketch that spoke to me over at Less is more's blog and this is my take on it:

Hop on over and check out their blog! I know I'll be coming back to use older challenges as inspiration.

söndag 13 augusti 2017

Rainbow maker day 4 - card 1

Day 4. Moving into the world of watercolour. Laura Bassen did some ink smooching (smushing? 😉) for using three variations. I've never done it with an acrylic block so I had to give that a try. My block has etched lines in it and a couple of times I forgot to use the smooth side so some portions of my background has lines and little pools of colour. I actually really liked that effect! 
The die is from Memory box (I think). It didn't photograph well but the spring has a good coating of work of Stella. The tiny sentiment from a Simon says stamp set.

Rainbow maker day 3 - card 3

Another option for making rainbow paper is to use your copies, just cutting up your favourite white cardstock into strips and then adding colour with your markers.

I die cut two flowers from Paper smooches and did inlays with my Copic coloured rainbow paper.

lördag 12 augusti 2017

Rainbow maker day 3 - card 2

Being uncommonly frugal, I decided to use up the scraps from my rainbow paper and made another card. The Mama Elephant die cuts for two layers of super glittery embossing powder from WOW.

I made a stacked sentiment by die cutting the word from a few of the colours that were in my rainbow.

Rainbow maker day 3 - card 1

Day 3 was focused on using die cuts to create rainbow cards. Nichol Spohr shared a technique using cardstock strips to make your own rainbow paper. Since I don't have a lot of coloured cardstock I made do with what I had so my colors are a lot more muted than I would have liked.

Rainbow maker day 2 - card 3

For my 3rd and final card of day 2, I once again used Jennifer's technique of creating new shades of colour but this time using a layering stamp from Altenew. Also, I went wild and crazy and stamped on KRAFT cardstock *insert gasp*. It toned down the colours and gave them a muted, more "fallish" look that I thought went well with the trees.

Rainbow maker day 2 - card 2

For my second card I used the Altenew set Halftone hearts in a repeat pattern. Oh how I live my MISTI  for these kinds of cards! The dies are also an Altenew product, Inline alphabet, and the stitching was made using Lawn fawn dies.

Rainbow maker day 2 - card 1

Day 2 was all about rainbows stamping. For my first card I used Jennifer McGuire's technique of repeat stamping. By using just a few colours of ink but overlapping them, new shades were created. For example on this card I used red, then red + yellow, pure yellow and then yellow + green and so on.
The stamp set is a rather old one from Simon says stamp, from the November card kit 2014.

fredag 11 augusti 2017

Rainbow maker day 1 - card 4

Some more ink blending, this time with regular distress inks. The heat embossed sentiment is from Concord & 9th and the puppies from Mama Elephant.

torsdag 10 augusti 2017

Rainbow maker day 1 - card 3

Another ink blended card, this time using distress oxides and a hexagon stencil from TCW. 

Rainbow maker day 1 - card 2

For this card I used my Lawn fawn ink pads dtp. The pattern made me think of feathers so I stamped and coloured a little birdie from Paper smooches.

Rainbow maker day 1 - card 1

It has risen!! Well, not really. I just need somewhere to upload my cards for the card class I'm taking. Why don't you come join us? It's super fun! You'll find all the details at https://www.onlinecardclasses.com/

So day 1 was all about ink blending. I have (so far) made these two cards. Since ink blending is my thing, I have a feeling there will be a few more before class is over. 😊

Distress inks applied using an ink duster dtp, then added the same colours on top but this time through an old TCW stencil.  

tisdag 1 september 2015

The end of the road?

Well dear cyberspace friends, I think this might be the end of the road for my blog. At least it will take a much needed vacation and maybe, when life gives me some breathing space, it will be back (with a vengance?). You'll still find the occasional post for a challenge entry here but as of now you'll find my card concoctions on Instagram.
If you're a IG-user, feel free to follow me at babsanpysslar.