fredag 24. februar 2017

H is for Hummingbird - 52 Card Challenge

Hello everyone.. So Maremi - Marta Lapkowska has this great Creative Cafe on facebook where you can share your love for all things Art, and she started this great challenge where you alter a playing card making this super sweet ATC like treasures. So I wanted to join in because it's a great to explore and expand your own creative boundries. Anyways.. I starting at the end of the line, not with the first card with the letter A, but with letter H... And H is for Hummingbirds..

So as an additonal twist I thought.. why don't I do a video tutorial of every card I make? Hopefully I will make all 52 cards.. that means 52 videos.. Here's my card:

The card is made out of Prima's Alphabet Cards and is the same size as playing cards. I've used a image transfer technique to transfer the bird witch I found on pintrest. I can't draw if my life depended on it.. and used watercolors to color the bird.. You can watch the whole proccess in the video below.

I will have to play "catch up" to get caught up from A-G so hopefully there will be some more videos in the next weeks or soo.. could be months too... let's not rule anything out.. 

So there you have it, my first card for the challenge. :) Hope you liked my tutorial and thank you for visiting my blog today! Have a great creative day! 


onsdag 22. februar 2017

Special - Layout - DT Scrapberry's

Hello my lovelies! Yesterday it was my turn over at the Scrapberry's blog. I made a layout this time I would like to share with you:

I used the "Words Live Forever" collection from Scrapberry's and some bits and pieces from the "Primavera" collection. I aslo added some old bookpages and doilies.

I started my page with embossing some starts with a stamp from Northstar Stamps. I used white ink to add the script with another background stamp, but this one is from Prima. I splattered some white dylusions ink and some glimmer glam "Rockin on Sunshine" to add some more interest.

I ended up not using any flowers on this, just paper embellishment, rhinestones and resins. All from Scrapberry's. Do you spot the super cute flair button?

The resin are from an older Scrapberry's collection, but you could still get them. It's from the "Vintage Circus" collection. I think the carousell was cute as my little Finnley is sleeping in my lap.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, for more inspiration with Scrapberry's products. Please go check out the blog. Hugs!

tirsdag 21. februar 2017

Sisters - Layout - DT Wild Orchid Crafts

Hello everyone! Back today with another share, today I'm up on the Wild Orchid Crafts Blog with a layout to share. I had so much fun making this layout. Let me tell you all about it!

These are my sisters, way back when I was young.. hahaha.. Well.. The picture is about 15-16years old I guess and just a fun memory to scrapbook, because that's what it's all about isn't it? So I made this layout at a crop, this was a challenge and you had to finish in one hour. I used about 45minutes to come up with the idea and making it happen.

The challenge was to use purple, you had to borrow something from your neighbour and use some embossing dry or wet. So I did a bit of mixed media on the background like adding modeling paste, mists and some stamping and of course embossing. You don't know how rushed you feel when you are trying to dry mist and wet medium and making a decent layout at the same time. All in one hour.

I used some of the white open roses and some Pretty Flori - Anemone flowers from Wild Orchid and adding a soda can opener just for fun. I also borrowed some of the punchinella from my neighbor Kjersti at the crop and stapled them on.

I added some large magnolias, anemone and roses to my project, of course from Wild Orchid. The flowers are really good quality flowers and perfect for any project.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Would love to hear what you think. Have a great creative day! :) 

mandag 20. februar 2017

Fabolous - Layout - Guest Designer - Our Mixed Media Moods

I'm so thrilled and over the moon happy about beeing a guest designer for the "Our Mixed Media Moods" facebook group. This group is hosted by the ever so talented DeeDee Catron, the owner of UmWow Studios and Designer of the most awesome 7Dots Studio Paper Collections and "Mixed Media Jenn" - Jenn Engle who has an amazing amount of followers on her youtube channel.

The way this works is that Jenn and DeeDee posts a new moodboard to get our creative juices flowing every month at the 20th. Their inspirational projects comes with a video tutorial. I've been so lucky to be working on the moodboard for february. Let's take a look at it. 

This is what I created with the moodboard: 

I kept to the color scheme using grey, black, teals browns.. This is such a fun photo. My good friend took this of me, her husband and mine when we where in Scotland.. All with our phones, ready to take some turist photos!

Since the "Our Mixed Media Moods" are based on tutorial videos I made one just for this project. Would you like to see how I made this layout? Please take a look at the video.

Just for fun I added the little plastic parts from an old Xbox 360. I also added some gorgeous star confetti from UmWow Studio. They are made of awesome quality. The stars are a direct inspiration from the moodboard. 

Our Mixed Media Moods are working with us ladies at Artists Live this month so please take a look at the other girl's tutorial videos: 

If you would like to join the challenge this month, please link up on Dee'Dee's blog:

onsdag 15. februar 2017

Mixed Media Altered Paintbrush - DT Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo

We are mid month and that means a new reveal over at the Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo challenge blog! This month is all about paintbrushes! It's such a cool theme and I had really fun making this project.

This is what I came up with for this challenge: 

I've altered a cheep paint brush using Finnabair's awesome gesso's and Prima's Colorblooms.. I also played with the IOD's molds and Finnabair's Art Supplies. 

I sprayed with the Colorblooms - Deep Teal and Brimstone. Added loads of Art Stones, flowers and different type of flowers. I also used some of the melange pebbels and Finnabiar nobs. I sprinkled some microbeads in black to add some deepth to the brush. 

I really loved this cross witch is a Relic and Artifacts from Sandra Evertson. Like I said in my last post, I've been using them more and more lately.. probably influenced by my good friend Heather Thompson and all the Muse girls.

I used a mould to make this piece. I used it when the clay was still wet so I could add it around the brush. A little pebble in the center was a perfect fit. I painted on top with the metallique paints - Ancient Coin.

Would you like to take part in the challenge? Please take a look at the Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo blog for challenge rules, info and prizes.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Would love to hear what you think! :)

tirsdag 14. februar 2017

Crescent Moon Dreamcatcher - Artists Live Ustream Show

Every month I'm up on the Artists Live Ustream Channel and I re-create a project in a Live free class. The show airs every monday at 20.00 CET. This time, I made a Crescent Moon Dreamcatcher using a whole range of Finnabair's mixed media projects.

Using an embroidery hop for my dreamcatcher circle and loads of ribbons, Sandra Evertson Relics to put together this 6" Dreamcatcher.

I used Finnabair's black gesso, white gesso, Soft matte gel, Art Stones and Mini Art Stones to make the insides of the dreamcatcher. Everything is colored with the Oil Pastels from Prima. Would you like to see who I made this, you can watch the recording of the show.

Remember this is just a recording of the show so there will be some interaction with the audience watching on the day it's recorded. 

I just love the Sandra Evertson Relics and Artifacts and have worked a bit with them these past months. I painted these with black gesso and added oil pastels to color and finished off with Viva Decor - Inka Gold - Old Silver. The ribbon is colored with Color Bloom - Deep Teal, Tea Stain and White Frost.

The moon is die-cutted out of the crescent moon and stars dies from Tim Holtz. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.. would love to hear what you think about my dreamcatcher. Have a great Valentine's Day! - Yasmin

fredag 10. februar 2017

Memory Lane Love - Layout

Hi again sweethearts! Back again today to share with you a layout I made with the new collection from Prima "Love Clippings". I really like this collection.. It's so cute!

I made this layout at a crop this last weekend. We do these 1 hour challenges. This 1 hour challenge was all about romance. So you had to include a heart and the color red. It was so many awesome things made at that challenge, and this was what I entered with.

I really love this background paper as it doesn't really need a lot of background work, that's done for you. BUT, I did add some stenciling and modeling paste to add a bit of texture in the background. I splattered alot with Color Blooms and added some stamping.

Do you spot the playing cards in the background? Those are Prima goodies as this whole layout is actually mostly Prima things. I love flowers and I used a whole pack on this layout. Love to make a lot of layers on my layot.. This is no exception.

This is one of my favorite photos from last year. Me and my hubby at the top of the Urquhart Castle in Scotland. I really enjoy the time we had together there. I love my husband so much. He's my soul mate.

I'm joining in these challenges with my layout: 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I would love to hear what you think about my layout! This years first layout share! :) See you soon!

torsdag 9. februar 2017

Hexagon box and Envelope - DT Scrapberry's

Goood morning lovlies! Back today to share my Scrapberry's project I posted on their blog a couple of days ago. These past dates I have numeral posts on the same day so I'm trying to spread it out abit on my blog. :) I made a little set with a hexagon shaped box and a little envelope. 

I made myself a template to make this little hexagon box you can fill with whatever your hearts desire. The envelope are perfect for a money gift or gift card :) 

So after I fashioned myself a little template I made a lid and a bottom. I stamped on the lid and added flowers, ribbons, twine and Scrapberry's embellishement. The Collection I've used is called "Cherised Jewels". 

The bird is a beautiful Resin made by Scrapberry's. The large Pion like flower in the middle I bought at Ali Express. :) The Chipboard in the background is from Blue Fern and I've colored it with white splash ink from 13@rts. 

I tried to match the little envelope and box by using the same products. 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today :) If you would like to see other creations made with Scrapberry products. Please head on over to their blog

Make sure to stop by tomorrow! I have a new project to share :) 

onsdag 8. februar 2017

Mixed Media Pallet - DT Maya Road

Hello! Back today with a new share. This was one of CHA projects for Maya Road this year, mixed media on a pallet.

So Maya Road has come out with this fun little pallets that's awesome for any project. I played around with different things on my pallet, like mini wood slices also a Maya Road product, Art Stones from Prima and loads of texture with old tekstils and ribbons.

My pallet messures 6x6" and I painted it with gesso. I stamped abit with a easy background script stamp and glued loads of the mini wood slices. I used the Art Stones to fill the gaps in my background.

I decorated with resin flowers, roses and leaves all from Maya Road. After gluing everything down I painted with watercolor confections from Prima. As a last touch I used Inka Gold - Old silver on top.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my pallet! :) I'd love to hear what you think about my project. And if you like these pallets and other wood items from Maya Road, they are having a sale now where you get 20% off all wood items using the cupon code: WoodUBeMine at Make sure to hop on over to the Maya Road blog for more inspirational projects with Maya Road projects. :) Huugs!

tirsdag 7. februar 2017

Lollipop Card - DT Wild Orchid Design

Hello hello everyone! Yes! You read it right! I've joined the Wild Orchid Design team and today is my first post for them. I've made a lollipop card for the first time using the brand new "Love Clippings" collection from Prima and Frank Garcia.

I've never made a lollipop card before but I was so much fun to make. I added a bunch of those sweet little Wild Orchid Roses with I LOVE and can't create without. They are pretty much perfect to tuck into small places.

I made this as a valentineish project with the heart and the text on the stickers from the Prima paper collection. The handle I bought at Just awesome metals.

I made an inside to the card aswell, you just pull the handle to lift it up, and added the "U are my world" sticker. It fitted perfectly.

Aren't these flowers just soo gorgeous?
I'm joining in these challenges with my card:

Thank you so much for joining me on my blog today. Make sure to stop by the Wild Orchid Blog for more flowery inspiration :)