Friday, November 29, 2013

Opp & ned - Paperhaus

Every now and then big prints or big embellishments catch my attention. I often even prefer the small prints of 6x6 papers and small things to decorate my layout so when I found this collection – Printshop from Studio Calico with both big prints and a huge Ampersand I was sold.

I started making the background with stencils, distress ink and a water brush and then some stamping before I layered the papers and stitched them together.

The collection isn’t necessarily meant for fall pictures, but with some extra pink papers I captured the colors in the photo of my 4 year old jumping up and down (which the title says) on the leaves in the trampoline

Now it's up to to find some non-fall-papers to make your own fall project.

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Jeg har funnet ut at jeg liker å lage forsider til minialbum,  men jeg orker aldri å gjøre ferdig en bok - tar jo såååå lang tid. Denne forsiden er mer som en test på spraygesso på en gammel bok. Det er nemlig en gammel pekebok som jeg har brukt vanlig hvit gesso på underst og så sprayet med hvit gesso. Deretter stensil og heavy gesso før jeg har dratt over med litt vann og mist. Til slutt noen lager med papir og annet - fra American Crafts.

Chipboard er fra Wycinka (og har blitt vist på Wycinanka sin blog)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

My Creative Scrapbook November kit tutorials

Todays post shows the tutorials I have made for My Creative Scrapbook using the November main kit.

I guess many of you have some old stitching templates lying around- I know I do - I have had this once since 2008.....  and with stitching being trendy again - why not pull them out. 

You need the template, some floss or embroidery thread (4 of 6 threads), a sharp thing to make the holes and something soft under the paper where you make the hole - I used some old foam. 

First you place the template where you want to be and start making holes.

With such a dark paper it's not very easy to find the holes so put the template over several times to find the holes  and start stitching. 

Here is the finished stitches. 

Here with picture over the stiches.

Thought I would also show you the background made with a template and gold paint.

Finished layout

Have fun with leaves - for the next layout I want to show you to have some fun with dies with leaves.

First you cut out lots of leaves in different sizes

Then you bend the edges a little

Then you pile them all together and staple them to the cardstock

Next thing is to cut out pieces of the cardstock to stick in between the leaves.

 Like here

Finished result

A few closeups to show you to put stickers and chipboard in between too.

Here are my last two projects
Another layout

Gift bag

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Love - Pink Paislee

Det er bare så gøy å leke med Pink Paislee sine nye serier at jeg bare har måttet lage noen layouter bare for meg selv. Her med Color Wash serien. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hey Boy - Pink Paislee

Have you seen that the cool Color Wash and Hey Kid collections from Pink Paislee. Well, Here is one layout with Color Wash paper mixed with some Hey Kid embellishments.

You know you can buy the collections at Paper Issues AND get a 20 % discount - se picture below.

Vil du heller shoppe i Norge så har Gode Minner også Color Wash serien.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


En layout jeg laget i sommer, men som jeg har helt glemt å blogge. Har brukt American Crafts og Wycinanka.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Sur - Pink Paislee

Today I will show a layout posted on the Pink paislee blog a few weeks back - and watch out - I have more Color Wash layouts coming in the blog today.
Don’t you just love all the canvas decorations that come with the Color Wash Collections, why not make your own too?

First, I cut out a piece of  sticky-back canvas and with a grey stamp pad, I stamped right onto the canvas with the Sentiment Series stamps.
Christin Gronnslett october Color Shine 01
Here you can see the final result with the Sentiment stamp that says,  ”I love you so much”.
Christin Gronnslett october Color Shine 07
On the background of the paper, I prepared the background with clear gesso, and the blue is water mixed with water with a water brush. Here and there are a few touches of grey distress stain. (Distress stain is also used on the tag that says hello.)
My second tip of the day concerns distress stains – they are cool to stamp with and goes also very well with the Color Washed look. Underneath, you see which stamp I used with the distress stain. This one is from the Color Wash stamps.
Christin Gronnslett october Color Shine 03
I made the stamping to look very subtle (on top of mist and other distress stain).
Christin Gronnslett october Color Shine 04
I added the title over the top.
Christin Gronnslett october Color Shine 06
And finally, a close up!
Christin Gronnslett october Color Shine 08
I hope I have inspired you a little to start stamping on different medias to get a watercolor look.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sjakkspiller - Paperhaus

This layout was on the Paperhaus magazine blog in October, showing how to get different watercolor effects, some with a waterbrush

Friday, November 8, 2013

My Creative Scrapbook November kit 4/4

I am here to share with you my 4th project using the Main kit featuring Echo Park Paper Reflections, Wood veneer words Dear Lizzy, Prima flowers, MME buttons, silk ribbon.
I have made alittle giftbag.

The Main Kit...

The Creative Kit...

The Limited Edition Kit...

The Album Kit...