Saturday, January 24, 2015

Bella Rouge

Only way to get some Bella Rouge paper here in Norway was to buy the 12x12 stack and that is a lot of paper...

Here is one layout and a card with the collection from Pink Paislee.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Goals for 2015

The last months have been quiet here on the blog and I have been making a lot less layouts than usual. Instead I have been knitting and doing other things. Haven't had the same amount of time to sit in my scraproom, but I wanted things to do.

I had fun decorating for a New Years party, so I decided to try to make a Valentine table, papers from Pink Paislee - Bella Rouge. I even decorated the plates - with nailpolish. I hope I can inspire you to go a little outside your comfort zone or normal scrap routine with this.    (I even baked chocolate muffins for the photos..  I got my husband to buy some pink candy for the photo. Can you see the FIVE square sweets, well that was what he bought.....

Here are my non-scrapbook related projects from the last month.  I have been knitting more than I show here, but have no photos.  The grey and white chevron is a pillow in progress. I made lots of bags to have silica gel to have in cars to absorb moist.  I made two skirts for my 5 year old, and lots of hats.

Here are a few of my hats. Avengers, Anna and Elsa from Frost and Minecraft.

In the first project I showed nailpolish plates. I planned to make glasses and stuff with nail polish as Christmas presents, but some of the nailpolish didn't really stick so I had to find something last minute, but they look cool enough in my scraproom....

Lastly I have painted different things in my scraproom, will show that later. 

To sum it up, I ended 2014 by crrafting more and I intend to continue to. I hadn't knitted in 20 years and had forgot how fun it was.  I have also bought some fabric (wished it wasn't impossible to get fun fabric here) so I will be sewing more in 2015.  I did make a skirt and a dress last year. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Citrus Twist Kits - December layouts

For some reason I thought I had made a blogpost with all my projects for publication earlier this month, but for some reason that didn't happen.

So here are three of my my Citrus Twist Kits layouts... Look in the Citrus Twist kits blog on the 27th, my turn this month.

I have used both the main kit, embellishment kit and the Add-on kit.

Add-on kit

Saturday, December 6, 2014

ArtWorkshop Kit Club - November kit

Sharing my two layouts with the November Kit from ArtWorkshop Kit Club. Kits available here.

I used gold embossing powder together with the stamps in the kit on the paper bag and I used 

I used a puffy velvet pen to mimic snow on the title.  

I often make backgrounds prior to making the layouts and I had a yellow background that I thought would match grey and yellow papers in the kit. 

I used silver paint to cut the laser cut ornament.

I used the snow flake stamps to both emboss on the white cardstock and on the acrylic star. Just be careful and not heat it too close.

I have used November Scrap Main Kit

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Layout for Shimelle

This layout was featured on the blog last week.

The idea for this page came after looking through my many backgrounds and finding one that would make the many colors in this collection pop even more by layering them and adding multiple drops of mists in all the colors found in the papers, the girly pics where chosen to I could finally use the “lovely” die in the collection.

scrapbook page by Christin Grønnslett @
scrapbook page by Christin Grønnslett @

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Cool kid - Citrus Twist kits

Today it's time to show the 6th and last layout I made with the November main kit from Citrus Twist kits this month

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

More October projects part 4

Catching up on blogging. Here are more layouts from earlier this fall

Made with mostly Echo Park Paper

This layout was made in September even..... Mixing some Studio Calico, Shimelle ++
Mixing Chic Tags, Echo Park Paper, Pink Fresh studio ++

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Video tutorial - Mixing stamps, stencils and rubons - Citrus Twist Kits

Today I will share a little tutorial on how I mix watercolor effects with stencils, stamps and this months lovely rubons from the Citrus Twist Kits November main kit and embellishment kit.

I am a little camera shy so you will not here my voice, but I hope you will be able to follow what I do anyway.

As the little text in the start of the video says, I started to prep the ordinary white cardstock with clear gesso. You might wonder why I use clear gesso and not white gesso and I can think of at least 2 reasons. One is that white gesso come out as yellow on the white cardstock and that the colors mixes better with the clear gesso than the white.   The clear gesso is not smooth like white gesso.

Here you can see the finished layout and some closeups

ctk november main kit  - christin gronnslett 14a

ctk november main kit  - christin gronnslett 15
ctk november main kit  - christin gronnslett 16
ctk november main kit  - christin gronnslett 17
ctk november main kit  - christin gronnslett 18

Now I hope you will not forget to use all the lovely rubons in the kit on your projects.