Tuesday, July 8, 2014

July STROMSVIGT "12 in '14"-challenge

hey there!

Back with this month's prompt "geometric".
Here's what I came up with:


A winter-themed layout in June? Why not!? (((;
I had these in my to-use-pics for a really long time... 'til now! (;


Using the "Special Delivery" set (available here in the STROMSVIGT etsy shop.) once again for the journaling lines & the "Fragile".

The "+"es are from the "The good stuff" stampset. (available here in the STROMSVIGT etsy shop.)
I splattered some Mr. Huey's in brown and white (which is empty now... boo!) but covered all those splatters with the pictures...(((;

The Nea-alpha (available here in the STROMSVIGT etsy shop.), used to stamp "winter" unfortunately isn't available.
I added some tiny handdrawn '+'es 

Some more detail-shots:



Here's a peek at Magdalena's take, hop over to her blog to see all and
find the entry to win something on Nina's blog like always!

I hope i could inspire you a bit. (;

Thats it for today!
see ya!!!

Monday, June 2, 2014

STROMSVIGT 12 in '14 challenge June ... and maybe news for some of you...

Hey there,

Oh my,... it's JUNE already!
I can't believe how fast this year goes...

Ok, but you might not be here to philosophize about time perception, right!?
So here we go:

My layout following June's prompt "SEQUINS"

Title translate to "hi you little tickle monster" (;
 
Okay,... okay... i might not only have used ONLY sequins,... my hormones literally MADE me use more & more embellishments...(;

So i used watercolors & my Fiskars star punches to create these stars.

Pre-printed Studio Calico labels that I really love.



And, of course, i just many of my beloved STROMSVIGT stamps, including the "Special Delivery" set... that matches the topic of this layout PERFECTLY!! (;
I hope you like my really heavily embellished layout.

And just like every month - hop over to my fellow DT-members Magdalena & Jeanne to see what they created AND, Of COURSE, hop over to Nina to see her creation AND for a chance to win something!!!

So happy hopping - see you soon!
Kat (;
Blogged from my iPad! (;

Monday, May 5, 2014

A birthday card & the STROMSVIGT "12 in '14 challenge for May

Hey there,

How's this year's NSD been for you?
Did you find time to scrap?

Unfortunately my day was different to what I had planned,
so I only created a card for a 50th birthday of a friend.
I used my beloved Silhouette Cameo & I know why I LOVE it.


And now I'm showing you what I did with all the punched out circles I showed on Instagram

The prompt Nina gives us this month for the "12 in '14 challenge" is to use WASHI.
I didn't want to use it the normal way, so i used a sheet of printer paper, washi tape & punched out many different sizes of circles (plus some from matching paper). I was inspired by the picture i used - a little branch overgrown with circle shaped lichen - and recreated a similar shape on the background paper with the circles.


When i had laid them all out on my background I thought that something was missing, so i put them all aside again and mixed some matching acrylic colors & splattered them on the background.


Then I glued everything down.


Added some enamel dots...

and some of my beloved STROMSVIGT stamps.

I really LOVE these prompts Nina gives us each month!
I hope you feel inspired, too, & if you create something,
hop over to Nina's blog & enter it for a chance to win something!

Have a great week!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

"STROMSVIGT" NSD bloghop

Hey there,

welcome to the "STROMSVIGT" NSD bloghop!

For NSD 2014 we've each prepared a "Spring" project for you!

Here's mine:

A springy card, using different "STROMSVIGT" stampsets (Yes, the little flowers i "sprinkled" on the background are made with the asterisk-stamp from the "NEA-alpha"-set!) and a some other stuff to complete this card.


I tucked stamped & handcut leaves under the top layer and added a bit of green thread under them.


Love these orange sequins used as "flowers" (;


I hope you liked my little project. If you like you can hop over to my DT-colleague Magdalena and to Nina's blog to see their take on the "spring" theme.
Sneak from Magdalena
Sneak from Nina

(psssst,... on Nina's blog you might even find a chance to win one of her new stamps. My favorite is btw. this Constellation stamp that you find in the "STROMSVIGT" etsy shop!)


I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT NSD!




Credits:
HEY - stamp: "The good stuff" stampset by 'STROMSVIGT'
SPRING: "Nea Alpha" stampset by 'STROMSVIGT'
I LOVE & YOU: “Classic you" stampset by 'STROMSVIGT'
leaf stamp from a kit by Studio Calico

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

12 in '14 challenge - April - Grid design

HEY there!

I'm back to show you this month's installment of the "12 in '14 challenge" for April - this month's prompt is: Grid design.

Nina challenged US (her DT) & challenges YOU to create your version and if you enter yours on her blog you can EVEN WIN A PRIZE!! So - GO & CREATE!!! (;

And here is my take on this prompt:


It's grid & breaking the rules...
THAT'S why I am a graphic designer... i LOVE following AND breaking the rules!!!! (;

Here are some detail shots:

I used the "Studio Calico" "sugar rush"-kit that we received in Paige Taylor-Evans class and also took the inspiration for this layout from her class. (I'll show the stuff i created last weekend in separate posts!)
And I even used that awkward Lolly...WOHOOO! (((;

I used the "Nea Alpha" and the typewriter "love" stamp ("The Good Stuff" set) from the "STROMSVIGT" shop, as well as some Heidi Swapp stamps and the Amy Tangerine "Plus One" embossing folder and die-set!

I hope you all like it and maybe you feel inspired by my layout or those of Nina and Magdalena and you create a layout inspired by this as well and ENTER HERE!?

Have a wonderful day!!!
Kat (;

Monday, March 3, 2014

"12 in '14"-challenge no. 3 - OMBRÉ

Next month  -  next challenge!

This month Nina challenged us to create a layout under the prompt: OMBRÉ!

And here is my take on it:

I dared to play with paint again - and this time: I JUST LOVE IT!
Because it was not THAT messy? yes! (;
I had intended to go from black in the top right corner to white in the
bottom left corner, but after finishing the background 
I thought that looked lame... so i turned it 180 degrees and
VOILÀ - it was muuuuch better.
Then I had the idea of using labels in different colors and shapes
and so I played with them until they were where they are now.
The second to last step was getting out all of my Stromsvigt stamps, finding
all kinds of words I liked for this layout and stamping them on 
or next to the labels.
Finally I added the title. I knew it had to be big...and small... 
so I got out these vintage puffy thickers and wrote out my title.
Here you can see that they are polka-dotted (;
 And to balance it out I added the subtitle with these tiny alpha stickers
by October Afternoon in the top right corner.
What do you think about it?
Now it's your turn. 
Hop over to Nina's blog to see the other girls' take on this challenge
AND participate to have a chance to win! (;

SEE YA!
kat (;

Monday, February 3, 2014

12 in '14 challenge - February - paint

OK my dear readers...
Prepare yourself for something you haven't seen from me before...
A CRAZY PAINT MESS LAYOUT i prepared for the February 12 in '14 challenge dear Nina challenges herself, us (her design team) and YOU to take part in...

So here you go:



I warned you! (;
I started with gesso & then used watercolors, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists finally some of my Stromsvigt-stamps (the "+"-es and "_____________ is a beautiful thing").



I also added some paper accents cut with my Silhouette Cameo, some enamel dots & a wood veneer geotag.





What an adventure that was...thanks Nina for sending me on it!
If you feel inspired, go create and link yours up on Nina's blog!!!

See you there!
Kat

My PL week 44/2013

I'm slowly but surely making it & I'm still enjoying doing my Project Life album for 2013. I LOVE looking back at our year. So here is the complete week 44 - consisting of a 6x12 page protector (shown in picture 1 - front & back side by side) and a regular 12x12 page. I had fun using my "christmas present" (the january Studio Calico PL kit), lovely embellies given to me by Alexandra Boehnke, the globe & heart-shutter-camera stamps by my sweet friend Heike/meandmybutton and some little things from my stash.


The title card, put on the back side of the 6x12 PP (;
Insta-camera stamp by Marcy Penner for Studio Calico.











The second part of this week is quite simple, but it tells all. (;


Thanks for looking!
Kat (;