Sunday, January 22, 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; 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

Meet MAJOR

Hi Everyone,

This is Major. and he has been in the South Lake Animal league for 6 months waiting for someone to adopt him. I just fell in love with his sad face and had to paint him. It's bben my dream to have a dog all my life, but with allergies it is a dream that I doubt will come true. Keeping my fingers crossed though that scientists will find a cure soon!

Here's a bit more info about Major:

MAJOR
I've been waiting for a home for almost 6 months. I'm a typical English Bulldog! I can be stubborn, and I'm a bit picky when it comes to my dog friends, but overall, I'm a good boy who just wants a soft bed in a warm house.
When I came to The Animal League, I had to have special surgery to fix my eyelids. Contributions from the Sunshine Fund helped pay for that surgery. Now, I can see perfectly and I'm not in any discomfort! The vet said I shouldn't have any diminished quality of life, but I will need special eye drops to make sure my eyes stay healthy!
I'm hoping to find a home soon, I know there have got to be some Bulldog lovers out there! Please share me to help me find my family!

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Love Bugs



I have a new card for some fun challenges I wanted to play along with along with the wee stamps love challenge on FB!

Square Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.
Anything Goes Penny Black and More 
New to me at A Blog Named Hero this stamp is new to me!
Bastel Traum : Love and friendship
 Copic Marker Sverige:
KaBoks: Romantikk (Frist: 31. januar), Kort o Mania: Alt er lov (Frist: 15. januar)
Kreativ Scrapping: Alt er lov (Frist: 26. januar)

Have a great day and a very Happy New Year, hugs, Karin








Sunday Watercolors: Cat + day 14






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

I'm also sharing this with Leslie Seata's 30 in 30 Days challenge!

Have a greatday, hugs, Karin

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Published card Saturday - Merry Christmas Birds


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

Friday, January 13, 2017

Tag You're It

I am so excited to be the featured artist over at the Tag You're It Challenge blog this week.  Head on over there to play along!  :)


 
 

Wishing you all a wonderful week-end! Hugs, Karin

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Snowman on skates!


After having skated for the first time in 30 years - what don't you do for your kid LOL I had play with this cute stamp.. I will be sharing this at some favorite challenges: 


New to me at A Blog Named Hero
 (never used this paper and stamp before)The Ribbon Girls GDT
Bastel Traum : watercolor (I colored this with watercolor pencils)
Heart Desires - Do more of what makes you happy
En liten butikAnvänd fem (akvarellpennor - färger) 
Hjerteboden: Blått, hvitt, sølv pluss valgfritt tema vinter Kort o Mania: Alt er lov Kreativ Scrapping: Alt er lov Maja Design: Mood Board 
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb: Lag det du er best på (coloring with watercolors)
Papirplaneten: Vinter (Frist: 31. januar)
Rubber Dance: Blått, rødt, hvitt (Frist: 31. januar)
Scrap from your Heart: Vinterstemning uten jul (Frist: 28. januar)
Words and Paintery: “Everything you want is on the other side of fear”
– inspirasjonsbilde med farger
 (Frist: 15. januar)

Have a great day and a very Happy New Year, hugs, Karin







Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sunday Watercolors; Cherry Blossoms

It has been snowing here but I share a very spring-y watercolor today of cherry blossoms.



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 4 for Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 days painting challenge even though it is cheating... You can read all about it here;  https://www.saetastudio.com/30-in-30.html

Friday, January 6, 2017

Favorites part 3


2016 was such a fun crafting year so I just had to share some more favorites! I have had the chance to design or guest design for some of my favorite companies and have had almost 30 cards published in different printed magazines! 


The stamps or dies I've used for these cards are from Hero Arts, Lawn fawn, My Favorite Things, Magnolia, Avery Elle and Simon Says Stamp,

Have a wonderful Friday, hugs, Karin



Published card Saturday

I just realized I never share my published cards and decided to start a returning post called Published card Saturday to remind myself to do so. LOL - it is only Friday today - This is what Christmas Break does to you (-: Well, well - in the futur they will be ON Saturdays!

Here's the first and it is 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

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Have a wonderful day!


Hi Everyone! The Ribbon Girls Challenge blog has a new challenge up and I just love their Products so I wanted to play along!


Seam Binding from the Ribbon Girls
 
 
I will also share this with Double D - Anniversary, Birthday and their inspiration photo:



And it is Anything Goes at Penny Black and More 

Have a great day and a very Happy New Year, hugs, Karin

 


Monday, January 2, 2017

Moose you so much!



Today I'm playing the first challenges of the year and I just had to break open this new embossing folder I got for Christmas ! It will be awesome for so many projects this year! Thank You so much Lotta! I used the sketch (flipped) from Scraphuset as inspiration.



Start a Fresch Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.
Anything Goes Penny Black and More 
New to me at A Blog Named Hero
Anything goes Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge


Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Favorites part 2

Happy New Year !
2016 has been such a fun crafting year! I have had the chance to design or guest design for some of my favorite companies and have had almost 30 cards published in different printed magazines!  Here are my Favorite cards from 2016 part 1 (I couldn't choose just 9 - lol (-: )



The stamps or dies I've used for these cards are from Hero Arts, Lawn fawn, My Favorite Things, Wee Stamps, and Paper Smooches and Simon Says Stamp,

Have a great day and a very Happy New Year, hugs, Karin



Sunday, January 1, 2017

SUNDAY WATERCOLORS : Favorite watercolors from 2016 + my palette


Happy New Year everyone!

What a fun year 2016 has been! After 20 years of hardly looking at my watercolors (and when I did take them out I always ended up frustrated and disappointed because nothing turned out the way I wanted it to and it never looked the way it used to 20 years ago) But after a but of struggle I have finally found my way back to painting, which I am sooo happy about. And that is thanks to you my dear bloggie friends who have always been so supportive and cheered me on - a special shout out to Michele, Jeanne, Angela and Miriam. It is also thanks to Charlie Shields who started the World of watercolor Group this summer which really made me challenge myself to try different subjects (earlier I almost only painted lanscapes) Being Doodlewashed was really the crafting highlight of this year!

A lot of people ask me what colors I use for my paintings and even though my aim is to use a more limited palette I hardly ever choose the colors I'm going to use for a painting before I start, but test them out as I go along. Therefore it is hard to say exactly what colors I used after I'm done, and especially if a couple of weeks have passed between painting, photographing and blogging about it. 
Instead I'll share my favorite colors here, the ones I use for most of my paintings: Unless it says something else they are Winsor Newton Artist's (now Professional) colors. (DS means Daniel Smith)

Raw sienna
Burnt Sienna
Raw Umber
Burnt Umber
Payne's Grey
Lunar Black DS
Viridian
Undersea Green DS
Quin Rose DS or Quin Magenta 
Cadmium Orange
Quin Gold or Indian Yellow
Hansa Yellow Mid DS
Cobalt Blue
French Ultramarine
Cereulian
Manganese Blue DS or WN (WN is a little greener)
Antwerp blue
Neutral tint

Other colors I take out for fun:

Moonglow DS
Hematite burnt scarlet DS
Cobalt Turquoise
Dioxide Violet
Transparent Pyrrol Orange DS


The paper I use is 140lb Arches rough or fine cold pressed. I also like Fabriano Artistico rough and fine.
I 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 

Happy New Year ! Favorite cards from 2016 part 1

Happy New Year !

2016 has been such a fun crafting year! I have had the chance to design or guest design for some of my favorite companies and have had almost 30 cards published in different printed magazines!  Here are my Favorite cards from 2016 part 1 (I couldn't choose just 9 - lol (-: )



The stamps or dies I've used for these cards are from Hero Arts, Lawn fawn, My Favorite Things, Wee Stamps, and Paper Smooches,

Have a great day and a very Happy New Year, hugs, Karin




Friday, December 30, 2016

Sunday Watercolors: Fox



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

Tuesday, December 27, 2016