I had some time to spend in my closet last weekend and I decided to open my jar of gesso and try it out. I used it on plain white cardstock with some of my Memorybox stencils. It got a bit sloppy and quite messy but the result was very nice! I wasn’t sure about what to expect or how to use it when I started this experiment but figured things out along the way. I believe there are a lot of cool ways to use gesso with colors and other things for me to discover, mixed media seems to be a world of it’s own!
When the gesso was more or less dry I used some dylusions to see what would happen and later on I also found some acrylic paint to continue with. I colored the gesso parts of the paper and stamped some flowers on another sheet and colored them with the acrylic paint plus some water. We can summarize this weekend with the words a colorful mess, but it sure was fun!
Using gesso and some sprays and mists I managed to create one birthday card following Crafty creations challenge #283: White plus one, I chose turquoise (or is it more like teal maybe?)
I added some glitter and sequins and one of my sentiment dies. On the background I used my Memory Box Modern Chic Chevron stencil with gesso a bit in the middle leaving most of the card plain.
This might not be the best PL card I’ll ever make but it was a fun experiment! I used gesso, quite sloppy to be honest, and some dylusion spray for the color. It was a good example to see how different the color looks on plain cardstock vs. gesso on cardstock. Since the stars got so messy I decided to mark the edges with a fine liner. I put some alphabet stickers on too. I cut the card using my Technique Tuesday die. The stencil I used was Memory Box Stars Star show.
My youngest cousin turns 4 tomorrow and I was invited to a birthday party today. I made him this card to go with the gift and he liked it (maybe a superhero card would have been more interesting, but I had no inspiration for that yesterday ;-) )
My brother’s girlfriend got a quick look at the card and said “What a cute rhino!” and Lukas quickly replied with “It’s a hippo!” and then he opened the card and asked my mum to read the inside. He usually just rip off the wrapping and ignore the cards so I was very surprised that he wanted to hear the inside too! I’ll have to write something nice next time I think.
Basic cardstock, white
DCVW – Cardstock stack neutrals
Echo Park – Bundle of joy
Basic Grey – Mini alpha stickers
Lawn Fawn – Year four (hippo birdie) clear stamps
Spellbinders – Nestabilities Labels 4
Pro- and flexmarkers by Letraset
Noname ink pad and Brilliance
It’s been a quite crafty weekend I must admit. I made three cards using up a lot of time, as usual! I often find myself spending most of the time just figuring out what to do and what paper or stamp to use. This weekend I found a layout I liked a lot and thought would be fun to make a card of. It took me several hours to come up with something following the sketch! So while pondering I made two other cards, one of them for my brother as his birthday is tomorrow!
I’ll just write the challenges used above each card to make it a bit easier to read.
Seize the birthday – anything goes with the option to use washi, which I did not do. I did however get to use my new hexagon die jenandtricks got me from UK! <3
The paper used is a mixture of some scraps, don’t rememeber the brandexcept for the brown (Echo Park) and the glittery one (DCVW). I cut out the letters using my Memory Box alphabet dies, which I love!
And for this happy card; Veckans skiss # 38 – layout. I colored the stamp from Some odd girl and messed with colors on the cardstock. Punched some red and pink hearts from my scraps and I even got to use my new pearl mists I found on a sale, woho!
My brother’s girlfriend turned 25 this weekend and I made her a card. I also made a tag-cover thing for my gift, a few items from the body shop for her to use. She is pregnant and I thought she should use some time to care for herself once in a while before the baby comes.
For her birthday card I used white and pastels with some light grey. Her favourite colors are white and any pastel color. The layout was inspired by last week’s mojo monday challenge. Posted this a bit late so I didn’t participate, loved the sketch tho!
The tag/cover thingy (can’t find a good word for it) was inspired by this week’s colorQ challenge #263 and the previous sketch at Freshly made sketches (too late again to join the challenge). So clean and simple but it felt empty so I added a ribbon, tag and a colored stamp. She loved it!
My handwriting is usually quite bad and or ugly but this time I even amazed myself, I really loved the color combination too!
My mum was cleaning a crystal chandelier before the party, that’s why there are prisms in the background, hehe.
An old friend (and classmate) of mine got married earlier this year and next week they are throwing a wedding party for friends and family. Me and two other classmates are going together and I got the assignment to make a card for the happy couple. Here’s what I came up with during a scrap crop with mah glitter bitches today!
I remember that the bride used to love the color turquoise (I hope she still does) so I decided to make a card with white and turquoise and my all time favorite wedding stamp from Wee stamps, it’s adorable!
Most of the paper I used are from DCVW, and one from BoBunny I think, could be Echo Park too (why do I chop up my 12×12 and forget the brand?).
Stamp from Wee Stamps
Border punch from Martha Stewart, doily lace I think
Alphabet stickers and flower from Panduro
Will add some stickles too before I give it away.
I apologize for the crappy picture, I forgot to take a picture before it got dark and inside lightning is just awful. Did some adjustments to make it more true to reality. Hehe.
My mother’s husband celebrated his birthday last weekend and I made him a glittery birthday card. I just love these glitter papers eventhough they are quite tricky to punch or die cut through. They are from DCWV and I think the glittery layer is of some sort of plastic which makes it harder to get through. As you can see on the closup the edges aren’t all that pretty and even but it is what it is, the card was appreciated!
I created the card based on the layout challenge this week at clean & simple stamping and I got several ideas for other variations for that layout, I’m just waiting for my vacation to start so I have some time to make them!
– Basic white cards, I purchase them finished with an envelope
– Glittery paper from DCWV
– Rhinestones from different brands
– Basic black cardstock
– Grattis-die from RoxStamps
– Sizzix circle dies
– Circle punches
– Corner punch
– Tape and glue