söndag 25 juli 2010

Something old...

...something blue. That is the name of one of the lines from Swedish manufacturer Magnolia, and I got the opportunity to work with them for Scraplagret last month. The name suggests wedding, but there's nothing that says you have to use wedding photos for these papers, because they can be used for just about everything.

I made a layout about my little girlie. This is one of the photos I snapped of her on Midsummer's eve. I really like the soft colors of these papers! I ran a vintage action on the photo to make it a little bit softer as well, to match.
The next project I made was this little box, which my son ordered to give to his girlfriend. When I showed it to him, he thought the outside was OK, but I really, really needed to decorate the inside too. Can you believe that? My seven-year-old son actually gave me a reprimand, told me that what I made wasn't good enough, and wanted me to change it! LOL!
But who am I to resist his request? Of course I decorated the inside of the lid for him, with a castle, just as he demanded.
I also got a roll of Tim Holtz' tissue paper tape. I absolutely loved it! What a wonderful product, and how versatile it is! I made a set of four cards, where I tried to use the tissue paper in four different ways.
On this first card I made a flower out of it. Since the tape is sticky on the back, I took some potato starch on a paintbrush and brushed the back of it after I had put the flower together, to prevent it from sticking onto the card.
On the next card I used it as a background.
Here I made a tissue paper ruffle. Once again I brushed some starch on to the back of the tape.
And here I just put it on, and wrinkled it a bit while doing so, to create some texture to the card.
And other than that, I've been really busy with CHA assignments for Graphic 45, which I will show you as soon as I can, and with preparing for another thing, a huge thing which I can't tell you anything about just yet, but which will keep me fairly busy for months and years to come :) Let's just say it's the biggest project I've ever got involved in, and it's not even scraprelated...

6 kommentarer:

Maritha sa...

Underbara kort!! Du får så mkt liv i papprerna. "fina Agnes" lyfter fram fotot på ett jättehärligt sätt!

Kram på dig, Vännen!

Mette sa...

Men du.... Vad du är duktig! Helt underbara alster allihop!!!!!!

Willea sa...

Sanslöst vackra alster!!

Emkayan sa...

The box is so awesome! :) Thanks for sharing the Tim Holtz tissue paper pics. I can't wait to get my hands on some and try some experimenting on my own.

Chris E. sa...

I love love LOVE the color scheme with the blues and browns. The box you did was just so sweet and adorable. I hope your son realizes he has one talented mommy and appreciate what you can do!!!

rebecka sa...

gud vilka fina saker! jag älskar färgerna du har använt, de passade så underbart med varandra :D