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.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Couple of fall layouts

A couple of fall layouts. Used mostly the Shine collection from We R Memorykeepers

Feathers on the layouts are mady by Maya Isaksson who just opened an Etsy store with cut files. Please visit it. PrettyCraftyStuff






Sunday, November 9, 2014

Words & Paintery challenge

I was challenged by Marie/Mison to participate in this challenge and here is my entry.

I have used mists, water and ecoline with a waterbrush to create the background on this layout.
A lot of products from Heidi Swapp here.




Saturday, November 8, 2014

October layouts part 3

Here are three more layouts from my October "production" I was apparantly more productive than usual....




Friday, November 7, 2014

Some October layouts part 2

I have actually been pretty creative a few days in October.  I made 8 layouts at a crop one weekend. The week after was pretty unproductive though. I don't know if I drained my creativity with the crop, or that I get a little tired after a full weekend - friday evening to Sunday afternoon with a full room of other scrappers and sleeping on an inflatable bed.....  OR that I have become a too social scrapper and that I would love to have someone to scrap with everyday......  It might even be a mix...   I know I would love to meet up to scrap more often, and I am very sorry that I don't know any local scrappers to meet up with. All crops have been around 1 hour away in three different directions.   So if you live in or around Røyken and is interesting in coming here and scrap - you are very welcome...

So here are lots of layouts...

Layout made with the Shimelle collection from American Crafts

 Next layout - Fancy Pants designs - and October sketch

 

Last a layout made with mostly the Open Book collection from Crate Paper (Maggie Holmes) I have ordered more from it, so I am ready to make more.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Citrus Twist Kits November layouts part 1

Finally able to share my November layouts with the Citrus Twist Kits November Kit - Get Cozy. Here to get the kits.





November "Get Cozy" Main kit:


Introducing November's "Happy Blessings" Pocket Life Kit:


"This Life of Mine" Add-on kit is perfect for fall layouts:


"Special Order" is November's Embellishment kit and it is packed with fun:


Our "Daily Life" Pocket Life Embellishment kit was designed with Pocket Lifers in mind.


"Family Time" has been designed to celebrate family in this month's versatile, use-over-and-over again stamp, available by subscription or individually:


"Daily Life" Pattern Paper kit beautifully compliments this month's Main and Pocket Life kits:


April Joy's Jingle Bells Christmas stamp has arrived in our warehouse:


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

October layouts part 1

Thank you for all the comments recently that you are happy that at least ONE picture of my layouts are made available on the blog. These blog posts are for you. I am glad someone is reading my blog ;)

The first layout is made with the Fancy Pants collection True Friends - my favorite fall collection.

 The second layout is also a fall layout, made with American Crafts Autumn Crisp, and Heidi Swapp September Skies.  If you can't read the journaling. it says that my 7 year old is seeing his football float my and thought it was lost forever before some kids in a boat picked it up much further out...


Last layout of the day is made with Crate Paper Open book collection (Maggie Holmes)


Tuesday, November 4, 2014