Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sneak peak :D

I am preparing for an annual design/craft fair that will take in two weeks. Here is a little sneak peak of what I am making.

Monday, July 18, 2011

I love messing with my inks

This is a layout of my dd too busy texting her friend to have me take a single decent photo of her at one of the most scenic places in Iceland, Jökulsárlón - a glacier lagoon.

First I used my Tim Holtz inks and made a good mess on white cardstock. Then I decided to cut up the photo. While I was placing the mosaic photo I discovered the background working with me. So I carefully placed them with consideration of the ink splatters. Neat huh! well... can I tell you a secret.... the reason I ripped up the paper was because there was a fault in the misting I needed to hide :Þ Sometimes things just happen by accident. I love that I am learning to loosen up a bit. :D

Thank you for looking, and I would love a comment if you have one :D

Second thoughts

Sometimes I have second thoughts about layouts I am making. Usually I don't do much about it if I am overall happy with the page. This time I had serious doubts about the photo. I took some guts to rip up that cute photo, but I think it payed off. I like the new version even more :D

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mellow Yellow

All my life I think yellow has been my least favorite color. But lately I´ve grown a little more fond of it. Maybe it's because of the lack of sunshine these past months. I challenged myself to do a layout with yellow as the main color! I was surpriced by the result AND it was fun to work with. This might be the beginning of a friendship with the much dreaded color yellow :D

The layout is about the ribbons my dd used in her hair. The yellow ribbon on the page is a ribbon she actually used around the age of 2. Thank you for looking :D

Monday, July 4, 2011

Popup Twirling Card

How sweet it is to give someone a fun card, especially to kids. It made my day when my 4 year old nephew saw the butterfly spin when he opened the card. SWEET! :D

It is difficult to show a moving card in still photos but you can find a great video of the tutorial I used here.


Ég hannaði þetta snið af umslagakortum fyrir um 2 árum, bjó síðan til smá sýnikennslu á aðferðinni fyrir snappið mitt. Ég hef oft verið...