fredag 20 oktober 2017

:: Baby card for Wild Orchid Crafts ::

Today I have a very cute baby card made for Wild Orchid Crafts.
I made the card for our neighbors who recently gave birth to their second daughter. I wanted to make a really sweet card for a girl but not too sweet so I added some blue colors.

I used papers from Bo Bunny Secret Garden Collection 6x6 and Doodlebug Spring Thing 6x6. The cute teddy bear is from Prima Heaven Sent Ephemera. Behind the teddy bear I made the circle with Spellbinders Majestic Circles and Spellbinders Classic Circles Large. The white edge with a lace look is a edge punch from Martha Stewart called Swirling Lace egde punch.

I didn´t find any blue flowers in my stash so I made some flowers with a ivory Foamiran sheet and dies from Spellbinders called Rose Creations. I colored the Foamiran with both blue and hot pink dry chalk called Decorating Chalks. I think I have had this box with chalks for over ten years and it´s fun to find a new use for them! Before I only used a pink shade for my stamped images cheeks. 

Behind all pretty flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts I wanted some greenery. I used dies called Spellbinders D-lites Spring and Marianne Design Branch and Vintage Pram. On the cute sheer fabric flower I added some of the same blue chalk that I used on my Foamiran.

I used following products from Wild Orchid Crafts:
10 White Fabric Blossom Flowers - MXK-309
25 White Chelsea Roses - MKX-311
50 Mixed Purple/Lilac Magnolias - QVR-075
120 Mixed Stamens - MKX-561
Ivory Flower Making Foam A4 Sheet - MKX-719

onsdag 18 oktober 2017

:: Tips and Tricks with Ulrika aka LillBlomman #3 ::

Okay so what can we do with a pile of really thin paper napkins? When my son had his birthday party I needed only the boxes and ended up with a huge pile of paper napkins. Of course I could use them for dirty hands and wiping my desk at my studio. But hey it´s much more fun to be creative with them! Let´s create one more background together. 
You need Cardstock or some other kind of paper. Some kind of multimedium I wanted a glossy effect so I used Prima 3d Gloss Gel. You also need a flat brush and of course the paper napkins,

The effect I´m going for here are a wrinkled almost fabric feeling. Firs
t you need to add a good amount of the Gel on the Cardstock. Then you add a paper napkin at the end of the Cardstock and use the brush over the napkin so it sticks to the Cradtsock.

Then you push the napkin up and create cute little wrinkles. Keep doing this until the whole Cardstock is covered with the paper napkin. Make sure that you have covered all of the napkin with the Gel. Otherwise it will be wet agin when you use colors that will be the next step. Let it dry.

For my ATC backgrounds I used Acrylic Ink from Liquitex in the color Deep Violet. I added the Ink with a brush. Next step was some stamping. I used a stamp from a Dylusion stamp kit called Background Love. To get even more feeling of fabric I used my sewing machine and used black sewing thread. I also added some Wax on the edges from Prima in the color Vintage Gold. 

söndag 15 oktober 2017

:: ATC for Wild Orchid Crafts ::

I really love making my ATC´s! Today I have four ATC with handmade faces on. 

For the faces I used moulds and paper clay. When the faces was dry I painted them with black Gesso and added Metallique Wax Vintage Gold from Prima.

Behind the faces, or maybe masks are a more correct word for them, I added feathers in black and purple. I also used sissal in gold. Below the sissal I used beautiful metal frames or plaquettes from Wild Orchid Crafts. Around the flowers I used Micro Beads from 13arts and some cool mica flakes in purple also from 13arts. To get some sparkle I used loose glitter from Prima Finnabair. I just love the small tube containers with glitter from Prima!

From Wild Orchid Crafts I used Purple Open Roses 10mm. I painted some flowers with black Gesso. The flowers I painted are Cherry Blossoms, Sweetheart Blossoms Flowers and Open Roses in the size10 mm. Then I added some of the Vintage Gold Wax from Prima on all flowers.

Supplies from Wild Orchid Crafts:

onsdag 11 oktober 2017

:: Mechanical woman - ATC ::

Today I have some ATC made for a challenge at Scraphuset. The theme was autumn and I was inspired by all the warm and orange colors outside. But for me autumn also mean that the days getting shorter and darker. Therefore I used black for my background. It was a bit challenging to take good photos of the copper shades.

 First I made the frames with a mould and paper clay. Then I painted the frames with black Gesso and added some Metallique Wax Rich Copper from Prima. The beautiful images are from a website with free photos. I mounted them on the back of the frames.

 The copper gears are from Wish. I also added Glass Glitter and Micro Beads in Copper from Prima.

 For my backgrounds I used black Cardstock and mesh boght at the section for wallpaper and paint. It´s for smoothing joints on the wall. Also perfect for cool textures! With a very light pressure I added more of the Wax over the mesh. Behind the frames I added lace and painted the lace with black Gesso. I also added some Wax on the lace.

söndag 8 oktober 2017

:: Tips and Tricks with Ulrika aka LillBlomman #2 ::

Tips and Tricks #2 -  Background with paper scraps

I think we all collect pieces of papers? You know that beautiful leftovers we just can´t throw away in the bin. Today I want to show you what you can do with some of them, 
Let´s make some cute backgrounds! You only need scraps of paper, a sturdy background, a brush and some kind of gel or multimedium. I like to use a matte gel. 

 1. Tear small pieces of your paper scraps. Depending on what you will create you can use similar colors or some with more contrasts.

 2. Glue them to your background. Make sure you cover it up properly. You don´t need to worry about the edges. When it´s all dry you cut the edges from the opposite side. 
Tadaaa! Now you have fun backgrounds to add beautiful embellishments to!

And this is how my ATC turned out with this backgrounds.

fredag 6 oktober 2017

:: My very first project for Wild Orchid Crafts ::

I´m so happy to show you my very first dt project for Wild Orchid Crafts! I decided to make a layout with purple and lilac colors because they are Viggos favorite colors. I used a paper from Bo Bunny called Garden Party Fragrant. For my background I used two different stencils. One is from Prima and called Poppies and the other is from Tim Holtz and called Stripes. I used Prima Heavy Gesso with the stencils. To get more color at my background I used Glimmer Mist Pop Rocks and Fully Purple from Tattered Angels. I also used Distress Paint Shaded Lilac. The stamps are from Prima and Darkroom door. For my stamping I used Archival Ink Jet Black.

 In my first kit from Wild Orchid Crafts I got a lot of beautiful flowers and some cute embellishments! 
The flowers I used for my layout are called:
Purple Open Roses 20 mm - MKX-024
Purple/Lilac Apple Blossoms - MKX-224
Purple/Lilac Lily Flowers - MKX-296
Purple/Lilac Magnolias - QVR-075
White Open Roses 25 mm - MKX-013

 I love to use thread or Sissal together with flowers! Here I used both black and gold thread.

 I painted my white doves called GST-172 with black Gesso and the nwith my fingertips I added Prima Metallique Wax Vintage Gold. The black twigs behind my flower are chipboards from Wycinanka painted with black gesso. 

söndag 1 oktober 2017

:: Tips and Tricks with Ulrika aka LillBlomman #1 ::

I really love to be creative and share my work with the world! I have always been a creative soul and have all my life created art in different ways. For the last eleven and a half years most of my creative time have been dedicated to scrapbooking. I would love to share all that I have learned during the years and maybe my knowledge can be helpful for you?
So from now on I will add short but useful tips and tricks here at my blog.
It can be something for newbies or a trick for us old bags ;) Sometimes I will add a bit longer tutorilas and as today only one photo and a quick tip. 

#1 My first tips and tricks - Framing your work with a pencil

For me the details in my work is what makes it my own LillBlomman style. And a black line around the edges drawn with a black pencil can make a huge difference! Hope you agree with me :) 

fredag 29 september 2017

:: ATC with collage technique ::

I made some ATC for a swap with friends and for a challenge at More than words. The one for mtw had words on but in the end I removed the text strip from these ones. It was too hard to add them with the sisal. I loved the texture so something had to go.

 The theme was animals and the technique collage. I started with collage backgrounds and added more colors by using Faber-castell Pit Pen Big Brush. I also added Bo Bunny Glitter Paste Caribbean throw a stencil from Prima called Static.

 I stamped circles with a stamp from You Do. I used Archival Ink Jet Black and Manganese Blue. I found some cute Sea Horses for kids coloring, for free on-line, that I used. I made a templet and fussy cutted on patterned paper. Some swimming at the left and some at the right. 
To get a deep sea feeling I added Art-stones from Prima and some Sisal. I colored them with Liquitex Acrylic Paint Turquoise Deep. Last I sprinkled some white acrylic paint with water. I use a brush for larger splashes and a tooth brush for small splashes.

söndag 24 september 2017

:: More Than Words and Scrapki September Challenges ::

 I made this layout for a challenge over at More Than Words and Scrapki. This months at More than words the creative challenge was Grunge style and the word was Fearless. A very fun challenge and I really love how my layout turned out! You can see the board image here and follow the LINK to find the challenge.

At Scrapki the challenge was the word Journey. I was thinking about the journey in life my very beloved boy will have to make. I will give him all all my knowledge and a fundation of love. I hope that will be enough to make him a good person!

 I started by using a grey christmas paper from Papirdesign called Vinterstrikk. I added Gesso with my brayer and also more Gesso with a stencil called Sunrise Checker from Prima. I used different stamps from Prima with Archival Ink Jet Black.
Then I added different strips of Washitape. I wanted it more narrow in the middle so I cut them a bit shorter there. I added even more stamping to get a really grunge look! First I was thinking about adding some red color but I ended up with teal instead. I found a really nice spray from Tattered Angels called Glimmer Mist Frozen Lake.

 I wanted lots of texture and layers and used different die-cuts I found in my studio. To get the same color and add more of the nice teal I stained my edges and sprinkled the mist here and there.

 I used both twine and thread to clarify the messy style. I also sprinkled with both white and black to get more contrasts. Framing the words with some doodling makes them pop a bit!

 I wanted to play with my title a bit and get the word fearless included in a fun way. I ended up with using some stickers and this chipboard from Blue Fern Studios.

lördag 23 september 2017

:: I´m so happy! I´m on Wild Orchid Crafts designteam ::

I´m so happy to been asked to join the amazing designteam at Wild Orchid Crafts!
It´s no secret that I love flowers and Wild Orchid Crafts has stunning supplies and amazing quality!
Also the girls at the team are really so talented! I feel honored to be part of that group!

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