Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sunday Watercolor: Hibiscus

It is Sunday and I'm here to share a new watercolor.



I've had a lot of questions lately on what colors I use and if I work from photographs. I shared my palette of favorite colors in this post: HERE - And yes, I work from photos but - as you can see - often make changes to them - this was a picture I took on a vacation to southern Italy  a few years ago and that has been in my inspiration folder since then.

I use Winsor Newtons Professional watercolors and Daniel Smith's extra fine watercolors. The paper I use is 140lb Arches rough or fine.


I also share my watercolors and cards here:  My Instagram


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If you want to see more of my watercolors, you can view them HERE or in my PINTEREST FOLDER

Have a greatday, hugs, Karin

Published Card Saturday

It is Saturday and time for my Published Card Saturday feature. This time I'm sharing a card that was published in the issue 103 of Paper Crafter for a Pet themed section - so fun and cute!. It is an Amazing Magazine and their blog is awsome too - make sure to check it out HERE!



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You can view more of my Projects here: My Instagram and My Pinterest

Have a great day! hugs, Karin

Friday, February 17, 2017

Thanks for all that you do !




Hi Everyone!
 I'm here to play along with some fun challenges: For this card I stamped my flowers on vellum and then colored them with copic markers R81, RV 34, R59 Y17 Y21


http://theheartdesiresblog.blogspot.se/

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/ - florals

http://www.ablognamedhero.com/2017/02/febchallenge/ - cas thanks
Copic Marker Norge: Bingo
Copic Marker Sverige: Blomster (Frist: 27. februar)
Papirdesign: Dies (Frist: 28. februar)
Scrap from your Heart:Morsdag (Frist: 28. februar)


Have a great day, hugs, Karin




Thursday, February 16, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday Watercolor - Winter scene 2

It is Sunday and I'm here to share a new watercolor.




I use Winsor Newtons Artists' (- Professional as they now are called )watercolors and Daniel Smith's extra fine watercolors. The paper I use is 140lb Arches rough or fine.
I also share my watercolors and cards here:  My Instagram
If you want to see more of my watercolors, you can view them HERE or in my PINTEREST FOLDER

Have a greatday, hugs, Karin

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Sunday (Saturday) Watercolor : Winter Scene 1

It is Sunday and I'm here to share a new watercolor.




I use Winsor Newtons Artists' (- Professional as they now are called )watercolors and Daniel Smith's extra fine watercolors. The paper I use is 140lb Arches rough or fine.
I also share my watercolors and cards here:  My Instagram
If you want to see more of my watercolors, you can view them HERE or in my PINTEREST FOLDER

Have a greatday, hugs, Karin

Published Card Saturday - It's a good day!

Hi Everyone!

It is Saturday so I'm here to share a published card again. This card was published in the     issue of
CardMaker 2015.





CardMaker is a fantastic Magazine and they share lots of  wonderful inspiration on their blog.

You can view more of my Projects here: My Instagram and My Pinterest

Have a great day! hugs, Karin

Monday, February 6, 2017

My first digital stamp! FREE !!! + sketch for watercoloring!



Today I created my first digital stamp and I want to share it with you my dear and super sweet followers!!!. I drew it from an old watercolorpainting I did last year and I hope you like it.





I created one ordinary digital stamp that you can use with copics or any other type of coloring media you want, but I also created a second version of it. One that you can use if you want to practise watercolororing or no line coloring. It shows like a pencil sketch and look like this when used on watercolor paper:



You are more than welcome to download and use them as long as you don't upload and share the digis anywhere else but link back to my blog and this post: It seems like the links aren't working for some of you - so please just download them from here - and should you need a larger version, Contact me so I can send it to you through e-mail. Hugs, Karin




Hope you'll have fun with them and I'd LOVE to see what you create with them! If you do use them, please let me know and please give me feed-back - If you do like it I might turn more of my drawings/paintings into stamps but would love your view first.

I'm entering this for Copic Marker Sweden's Flower challenge.

Lots of love, Karin

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Guest designing for Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge !

I am so super excited to be guest designing for the Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge!!!!
I was especially inspired by the three pictures in the upper left hand corner and made two cards:



For my first card I used the some of the amazing stamps from the beautiful set  essentials-by-ellen-- mondo-peony. I stamped it with Antique Linen (Ranger's distress ink) and then colored it using watercolors from Daniel Smith.
The leaves are first stamped with distress ink;  peeled paint and then while the ink was wet I added some watercolor that I let blend with the ink to get a more lively result.

The background is dry embossed using a snowfall embossing fiolder.





For my second card I diecut the pretty poppy seed flower from the wonderful set ; EE Wild garden by Julie Ebersole. I then colored them with copics and then I covered them with glitter and stickles and when that had dried I covered them with glossy accent.
I created a cardbase and panel from white cardstock and used the same embossing folder as for my first card. The flowers are adhered to the card with foam adhesive.






Here are the inspiration photos. Aren't they just wonderful?


I hope you are inspired to play along. All the info you need to play along can be found HERE at the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom blog.
2016/11/essentials-by-ellen-january-pin-sights-challenge.html
Please include the Pin-Sights challenge badge in your post (attached below) linking back to the permalink above
The Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights challenge is a monthly inspirational challenge based on a Pinterest Inspired photo that is located on the CLASSroom blog. A random challenge participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store  To be eligible, you MUST use Essentials by Ellen products and the photo badge as inspiration. There will be an inlinkz on the challenge post where they can submit.


These are the supplies I used;

Stamps; Mondo-peony-by-julie-ebersole
Woodland Wonder by Avery Elle

Cream Cardstock: Neenah-classic-crest-classic-cream-25-pk
Bazzill-card-shoppe-cardstock-marshmallow
Solar white neena:

Dies:
Stitched Oval Frame

Wild-garden-by-julie-ebersole

Die-namics-inside-out-stitched-circle-stax

Stitched rectangle; Dienamics blueprint 20

Embossing Folder: Snowfall

Ink: Distress ink: Peeled Paint, Antique Linen

Glitter: Stickles
Glossy Accent

Copic Markers B01 , B02, BG49  BG09 YG 23 YG25, YG67

Can't wait to see what you create!

Have a great day! Hugs, Karin

I will also share these here:

http://ablognamedhero.blogspot.se/ - something new
Copic Marker Norge: Winter, Copic Marker Sverige: Hva som helst, men ikke jul , ,Hjerteboden: Blått, hvitt, sølv(glitter !?) pluss valgfritt tema vinter , Hobbygarasjen: Embossing ,KaBoks: RomantikkKort o Mania: Alt er lov, Kreativ Scrapping: Alt er lov ,Papirdesign: Feiring ,Papirplaneten: VinterScrap from your Heart: Vinterstemning uten jul (Frist: 28. januar)








Sunday Watercolors: Loosening up - Poppies!

It is Sunday and I'm here to share a new watercolor. I Always need to work on loosening up my painting and flowers is a great subject for practising that. Here I played with some Poppies!




I use Winsor Newtons Artists' (- Professional as they now are called )watercolors and Daniel Smith's extra fine watercolors. The paper I use is 140lb Arches rough or fine.
I also share my watercolors and cards here:  My Instagram
If you want to see more of my watercolors, you can view them HERE or in my PINTEREST FOLDER

Have a greatday, hugs, Karin

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Published Card Saturday

It is Saturday and time for my Published Card Saturday feature. This time I'm sharing a card that was published in the issue 103 of Paper Crafter for a Pet themed section - so fun and cute!. It is an Amazing Magazine and their blog is awsome too - make sure to check it out HERE!



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You can view more of my Projects here: My Instagram and My Pinterest

Have a great day! hugs, Karin

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sunday Watercolor: Winter in the Archipelago

It is Sunday and I'm here to share a new watercolor.


I use Winsor Newtons Artists' (- Professional as they now are called )watercolors and Daniel Smith's extra fine watercolors. The paper I use is 140lb Arches rough or fine.
I also share my watercolors and cards here:  My Instagram
If you want to see more of my watercolors, you can view them HERE or in my PINTEREST FOLDER

Have a greatday, hugs, Karin

Published Card Saturday Happy halloween

Hi Everyone!

It is Saturday so I'm here to share a published card again. This card was published in the fall issue of
CardMaker 2015.




CardMaker is a fantastic Magazine and they share lots of  wonderful inspiration on their blog.

You can view more of my Projects here: My Instagram and My Pinterest

Have a great day! hugs, Karin

Friday, January 27, 2017

Sunday Watercolor 2: Michele's cats

It is Sunday and I'm here to share two watercolors from last year.



This time they are of my dear friend Michele Furguson's cats. Unfortunately I've never met them but here is what she's told me about them;

“Calvin and Hobbes were a gift from me to Tom for his birthday!  Litter-mates, found when I saw a Crayola written “free kittens” sign in my neighborhood.  They were named for Tom’s favorite cartoon series, with us 18 years, had feline diabetes, and required shots of insulin twice daily to survive it.  We really put off life for these guys ... but never would complain about it.  They were lucky to have such loving parents, and we were well loved by them, and miss them each and every day. 



After talking to Michele I adjusted the colors of  's eyes to be a bit greener but was really worried I'd ruin it by disturbing the paint too much. 




I use Winsor Newtons Artists' (- Professional as they now are called )watercolors and Daniel Smith's extra fine watercolors. The paper I use is 140lb Arches rough or fine.
I also share my watercolors and cards here:  My Instagram
If you want to see more of my watercolors, you can view them HERE or in my PINTEREST FOLDER

Have a greatday, hugs, Karin

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sunday Watercolors; Landscapes


I use Winsor Newtons Artists' watercolors and Daniel Smith's extra fine watercolors. The paper I use is 140lb Arches rough or fine.
I also share my watercolors and cards here:  My Instagram
If you want to see more of my watercolors, you can view them HERE or in my PINTEREST FOLDER

Have a greatday, hugs, Karin




Saturday, January 21, 2017

Published Card Saturday

It is Saturday and time for my Published Card Saturday feature. This time I'm sharing a card that was published in the issue 103 of Paper Crafter for a Pet themed section - so fun and cute!. It is an Amazing Magazine and their blog is awsome too - make sure to check it out HERE!



Papercrafter logo



You can view more of my Projects here: My Instagram and My Pinterest

Have a great day! hugs, Karin

A little box of bath salt!



Today I wanted to play along with a last minute entry for the "Anything but a card" challenge at : 
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/ and at Paper Smooches the theme is COZY - is there anything cozier than taking a warm bath (-;!!!???

I made this super fast and simple little box of bath salt as a small gift to someone you love! I think the images from the new set from Paper Smooches called Couteous Cuties were just perfect for this! It is the first time I use this set and will therefore share it at A blog named Hero too. And for:

http://ablognamedhero.blogspot.se/ - something new
http://copicmarkersverige.blogspot.se/ - anything but not Christmas
http://bastel-traum.blogspot.de/ - this gift is for a dear friend!
creataliciouschallenges/ - anything,cutecardthursday.blogspot.se/ - cool colors
http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.sehttp://paruscardmakingchallenges.blogspot.se/
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.se/


Have a great day, hugs, Karin

You can view more of my Projects here: My Instagram and My Pinterest



Thursday, January 19, 2017

Watercolor Thursday - FOX


Hi Everyone!

Today I have a fox for you that I painted this week-end:




I use Winsor Newtons Artists' watercolors and Daniel Smith's extra fine watercolors. The paper I use is 140lb Arches rough or fine.
I also share my watercolors and cards here:  My Instagram
If you want to see more of my watercolors, you can view them HERE or in my PINTEREST FOLDER

Have a greatday, hugs, Karin



I will share this as my day 19 for Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 days painting challenge You can read all about it here;  https://www.saetastudio.com/30-in-30.html