søndag 26. februar 2017

Art Journal Parrots

I recently discovered Darkroom Door stamps. Their style is a bit different from most of the other stamps I own. I went a little bit crazy and ordered a whole bunch of them in one go. The images are lovely! Quite artistic and lifelike. I decided to do an art journal page in bold colours with the parrots as the main motif. The map is also a really cool image, so I wanted to include that as well.

This journal page is all one layer only, nothing is glued onto the paper.










First I glued a sheet of thin watercolour paper into my Moleskine Sketchbook with Mod Podge. inked up the stamp with Distress Ink and stamped. I used a paintbrush and put some more colour on the parrots.
















Then I let them dry and masked them off before I embossed the cherry flowers around the edge. I masked these as well and stamped the background map. Then I coloured everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, Finetec gold and Distress Ink. The sentiment and flying birds were stamped in Versafine and embossed.










Stamps: Map - Darkroom Door, Love Birds - Darkroom Door, Always Cherry Blossoms - The Ton


I have submitted this piece to the following challenges:
7 Kids Challenge: #5 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Kreative Scrapping: Utfordring #2 - Glede
Sweet Stampers Challenge: #4 - Add a Sentiment
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday: February 2017
Stamping Sensations: February - Animal Magic


Have a nice day!
Lillian




torsdag 23. februar 2017

Kjærlighetsbrev

Det er hyggelig å få brev i posten, spesielt når konvoluttene er pyntet på. I disse Valentine's-tider måtte jeg finne på noe søtt med hjerter. Hun som skal få brevet har også barn som synes slike ting er artige å finne i postkassen.


Reven er stemplet med lyst blekk. Han er fargelagt med Finetec akvarellmaling i sølv. Jeg brukte lite vann, siden konvolutten ikke er av akvarellpapir. Ballongene er stemplet med Hero Arts dye ink. Til slutt ble detaljene tegnet med sølvpenn og sort vannfast penn. Bakgrunnsfargene er Distress Ink som er påført med svamp.









Baksiden er full av hjerter, Distress Ink påført med stensil.


Til slutt smurte jeg Distress Glaze over vannfargene for å beskytte dem på reisen.








Stempler: Up and Away - Mama Elephant, Balloons et Cetera - Mama Elephant

Stensil: Background Hearts - My Favorite Things


Jeg har sendt konvolutten til følgende utfordringer:
Hjerteboden: Februar - Kjærlighet
Kreativ Scrapping: Utfordring #2 - Glede
Papirplaneten: Utfordring #14 - Kjærlighet
Scrap From Your Heart: Utfordring #6 - Valentine/Morsdag
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Transport It
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes


Ha en fin dag!
Lillian :)

onsdag 22. februar 2017

Good Night Art Journal Page




This piece is based on an idea I've had in my head for a while, I wanted to create a childish good night page, something sweet and funny to make my son smile.

This journal page is full of details. It includes three different scenes. It's one layer only, nothing is glued onto the paper.



















The upper scene is about counting sheep, a well known symbolic activity which for some reason is supposed to make you feel sleepy. Whether it's efficient or not, the sheep and the night scene make a cute theme for artwork, and set the mood for bedtime.









The children and dog in the bottom left corner are relaxing in their cozy livingroom before getting ready for bed. Hopefully they will only dream about pleasant things, like cute sheep running around and friendly bears in the forest.



















The night scene to the right is also nice and calm. The mama bear and the cub are going home to their den in the moonlight.


















I wanted to use watercolour, so I glued a sheet of thin watercolour paper into my Moleskine Sketchbook with Mod Podge and smoothed it out with a bone folder.















I used Distress Ink for all the backgrounds. Most of the work went into the stamping and masking. The rest of the colouring was done with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. For details I used a black Sakura Micron pen.

In the end I embossed some words onto the pages.
The stars and moon are also embossed with white powder. I put some Finetec gold watercolour around the edge as a frame.








Stencil: English Bricks - My Favorite Things, Stars and Dots - Simon Says Stamp

Stamps: Ewe Are the Best - My Favorite Things, Make Yourself at Home - My Favorite Things, You Make My Tail Wag - My Favorite Things, Wood Plank Background . My Favorite Things, Midnight Letters - Mama Elephant, Bear Hugs - Mama Elephant, In My Heart, Mama Elephant, A New Day - W Plus 9, Happy Holly Days - Hero Arts, Color Layering Christmas Tree - Hero Arts, Silent Night - Echo Park


I have submitted this piece to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stam Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - February:  Animal Magic
Kreativ Scrapping: Utfordring #2 - Glede
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday - February 2017
Sweet Stampers Challenge #4: Add a Sentiment


Good night!
Lillian :)







fredag 10. februar 2017

Bluebird



Valentine's day is coming up next week. We don't really have a tradition for celebrating this day in Norway, at least not in the American fashion. Anyway, I was inspired to make a card for my best friend to make her feel special. She is currently living in the U.S., so I hope she's not already sick of hearts and romance (haha).








This drawing is based on a stamp called Tweetheart from Art Impressions. I wanted this drawing in a different size for a bigger card, so I took a white pencil and drew my own bird based on that image instead.

Colour pencils on kraft paper give a really nice effect. I have the 132 set of Prismacolor pencils so I used lots of different shades of blue. It took quite some time to complete, as colour pencil drawings always do.

In the end I chose a sentiment from a different set. I wanted something subtle, not to steal too much attention from the bird. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and embossed with white powder from Hero Arts.




Stamps: Tweetheart - Art Impressions, Always Cherry Blossoms - The Ton


I have submitted this card to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Young at Heart
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Cute
Papirplaneten: Utfordring #14 - Kjærlighet
Scrap From Your Heart: Valentine/ morsdag
Kreativ Scrapping: Utfordring #2 - Glede
Hjerteboden: Februar - Kjærlighet
Stamping Sensations: February - Animal Magic


Happy Valentine's day!
Lillian :)