Posts Tagged ‘Alco Inks’

… blev det, årets påskägg!

Jag har gått över ett metallägg med Alco Inks och sedan dekorerat med mycket otraditionella färger.

Den svarta spetsen sprättade jag lös från en underkjol, sen dök jag ner i gömmorna och hittade passande organzaband, blommor och pearls.

Metallägget (i 3-pack – olika storlekar) kommer från Panduro, så även tasseln, de flesta av blommorna och blingen.

Tips: om man inte har Alco Inks kan man få en liknande effekt genom att använda ProMarkers eller Copics och handdesinfektionsmedel, eller de härliga äggmarmoreringssatserna som finns hos Panduro!

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Panduro had a sale recently, and they had Prima papers too! Guess who stocked up on them? I’ve used them a lot these past weeks. Here are a few of the LO’s I’ve made.


The tag comes from one of Kevin’s t-shirts, I painted it with Crackle Paint and added a rub-on.


Flowers from Prima and PYHobby, the pearl white brads are office type brads which I have embossed (pointing downwards, instructions there), the photo mat is of my own production, stamps and journalpaper from Prima, chipboards from K&Co, except the swirl which is from Panduro. Painted with Crackle Paint and added Distress Ink.


Flowers from Prima, Wild Orchids and PYHobby, the leaves comes from an interior design shop, the leaf border is stamped, embossed and alco inked on acetate (instructions in an earlier post), flower centers (half pearls) are bought at Tradera.


Prima and Wild Orchids flowers, chipboard swirl from Panduro, brads are embossed with UTEE Britez Fuchsia.


Flowers from the same places as all the LO’s above. The chipboard swirl was really piggy pink so I added some red Staz-On to it. Journal tag/calendar from Webster’s Pages.


The photo mat is of my own production, but can also be bought from Svartvik Paper, this one is stamped with Prima stamps and Staz-On ink. The title is a SEI rub-on, flowers are Prima and Imaginisce, the belt buckle from K&Co, but I added some Crackle Paint to it as it was in wrong color.


A wooden Domino piece, distressed. The lovely screw brads comes from Creative Club.


The large brad lower left comes from Panduro, the hook and eye on the right is from one of mom’s sweaters (don’t tell her!).

That’s enough of Prima for today – but don’t worry, there’s more (I just ordered another pile of them…)

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I am so in love with my Gazelle! It cuts just what I want and this time I wanted flowers.


I didn’t use the original flower centers for these, instead I put some vintage buttons in. Looks lovely! The photo mat is handmade paper with stone structure from Svartvik Paper, the fern leaf is also cut with the gazelle and covered with UTEE in gold.


For this I used BossKut’s Daisy, and by using the Gazelle I can cut it in any size I want without having to have several dies.


Here I used BossKut Wildflowers, also cut in different sizes. The bracket frames are of my own design, also cut on the Gazelle.


All paper embellishments, including the photo mat, are cut with the Gazelle.


Here, too! The tag is made using Alco Inks and UTEE in black.



The metal parts where all silver colored before I dressed them up using UTEE Britez!


Sometimes the whole world is in pink – like for Kelly! All paper embellishments are cut with the Gazelle, some BossKut “dies”, like the rose, daisies and wildflowers, but also some of my own designs. The photo mat is handmade paper from Svartvik Paper, and the lovely flower centers are bought at Tradera (JimbaGirl has a lot of blingy things!)

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Not if you’re a scrapper! I still have photos from Christmas to work with, here are a few of them


I played around some with my Gazelle here, this was my first attempt at welding alphas – and it worked!


My last play with the Fiskars cutting system – the day after I made this layout I handed the cutter and all the templates over to my daughter, Jessica.


Back to the Gazelle! The paper embellishments are all made with it. The journaling is written on handmade paper from Svartvik.


Hey, no cuts? That’s right. I can still create without it, although it’s hard…


… so I dug deep in the jewelry supplies instead!


A felt border from a nearby store and a skeleton leaf from IKEA.


The alpha “buttons” are made of FIMO-clay, I added some Alco Inks to them and topped with stickers from Mrs Grossmans.


The glittery flower center is a PopUp dot from Glue Dots covered with Doodlebug Sugar Coating.


This felt border is from Panduro. I added some dots with Liquid Pearls to it.


Except for the Prima flowers, all paper embellishments are cut with the Gazelle. The Poinsettia is cut in gold cardstock and painted with Distress Inks.



This is an acrylic frame that got dressed up with some gold leaf and Alco Inks. I was very pleased with the result and will make more of those!

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is something I seem to do a lot – I like taking long walks, especially in the forest.


I shot this picture in November last year, while walking in the woods in the middle of nowhere – that’s where big brother has his cabin!

The round swirly thing is made using the Gazelle (thanks for the template, Lucille!), it has been stamped, inked and misted. The same goes for the tag, which also has a Cuttlebug image on it, made in doublesided tape and covered with Doodlebug Velvet. That speckled thing around the hole on the tag is acetate with Alco Inks.


The flower is cut with the Gazelle, stamped, inked and misted, I have also used several metalized plastic beads on this layout, the photo mat is a handmade paper from Svartvik Paper.


That handmade paper is a lovely surface for Distress Inks!

My SIL is set on loosing weight – and she’s taking it in small parts. I have promised her a gift everytime she reaches one of her goals, hopefully it will keep her going! This time she will get a birthday calendar.


This is what January looks like:


More walking? OK, here’s Lorelai out on a walk


The patterned paper is MME Trés Jolie, photo mat and envelope from Svartvik Paper (the photo mat has inclusions of grass while the envelope has inclusions of Spanish Moss), ticket and scalloped lace are both cut with the Gazelle and stamped and inked, flowers from Prima and as usual some jewelry parts, ribbons and other stuff from my deep, deep drawers…


The chipboard is painted with Ranger Crackle Paint, the lovely brown skeleton leaf is one of my Tradera-treasures.


A close-up on the envelope. Isn’t this one lovely?

The negative of the V on the LO above is used here:


I added some UTEE in gold on it, cut a large swirl with the Gazelle, played around with tags, ribbons, Distress Inks and stamps for a while, added some stickers and flowers and ended up with this.

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It’s Friday already – the week has passed quickly and today I’ll make a card for my SIL who celebrates her 40th birthday this weekend.

This weekend we’re blog hopping at CropStop! Read more here!

I promised you yesterday that I would give you something not so pink today… So I will!

Let’s start with something blue, very blue.


I made this LO for a challenge at CropStop a few weeks ago, using plain white cardstock which has been stamped and colored with Distress Inks, and the felt is actually a place mat for the table! The apricot colored flowers are Prima, from their Carribean Collection. Some jewelry parts in silver plated was to finish it off.

More blue, but a winter motif:


The word SNOW gets diverse reactions in our family. DH hates it, it has to be shoveled, while the kids love it, at least for a while. Up here in the north we do get a lot of snow, and it stays usually until mid April. It’s a long winter…

I’ve used Bazzill CS and plain white CS which I cut with the Gazelle to get the lovely edges. Tags, swirl and paper flowers are also Gazelle, the fabric flowers all comes from silk flower arrangements. I’ve used a lot of jewelry parts on this one, from the flower centers to the parade of ice bears! Oh, don’t forget the Distress Inks…

More blue…


Again plain white CS, Tim Holtz mask and Distress Inks, added some UTEE in platinum to the swirl, Crackle Paint on the chipboard alphas. The date tag is colored with Alco Inks. A 7Gypsies Inspection Tag, some Prima flowers and then bits and pieces from my stash. The paper flowers are Gazelle and inked.



Yep, the small pieces down in the right corner are mosaics.

My dining room floor was good enough to scrap!


Looks lovely, doesn’t it? Brown Bazzill CS, handmade paper from Svartvik, with inked edges, a swirl in gold from the Gazelle, some Prima flowers and a few jewelry parts.


Back to blue…


White CS, Tim Holtz masks, Distress Inks and some UTEE in platinum along with Heidi Swapp clock stamps gives the background. The silver colored stuff are all jewelry parts, the blue frame is clear acrylic colored with Alco Inks, the tag is made with the Gazelle and the flowers are Prima (Mini Can). The name tag is made in Faux Dichro technique.


The silver colored net is something I found in my fabric stash.

Yes, you’re absolutely right. No printed paper today, either! I will give you some of that next week…

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I have uploaded my LO in their gallery, and it’s here, too. Go check CropStop out – some fun things are going on there!


I found a piece of Madison Avenue PP for this, some handmade paper from Svartvik Paper (this is so lovely to put Distress Inks on!), some lace and ribbon, a Gazelle-cut flourish and tags. And I realized that this was the first LO for weeks I’ve used PP on! Yay! Have a look at the others further down this page – no patterned paper…


I played around in purple… Lots of stuff cut with the Gazelle and I had just got my Dusty Concord Distress Ink. Shows, huh?


Back to pink! That’s Kelly’s color, all the way. Plain white CS, handmade paper, both colored with Distress Inks, the CS also stamped and masked with a Gazelle-cut. Laces, lots of jewelry parts, some UTEE and Prima flowers.


Crackle Paint on the chipboard and UTEE gold on the metal flowers.


Mmm… A walk in the forest in the fall… So nice!

Plain white cardstock with a Tim Holtz mask and Distress Inks, some gold cardstock under the handmade paper from Svartvik and some stamped Alvin flowers and some Gazelle-cuts. Hey, what’s that tucked in with the flowers?


Ooh! Faux Dichro! I will tell you more on this technique later on, I have to check out some other alternatives to do it first. Usually this is made by using dichroic glass and a fusing kiln, but mine isn’t wired, so I have to do it the “faux” way! The buttons I’ve used as flower centers are DressItUp, which I love. Comes in so many colors and shapes!


After a long walk in the forest, one surely is allowed to have cupcakes – especially when you still are outdoors and a bit cold… White CS again, the same Tim Holtz mask and even more Distress Inks… Some flowers of various origin, UTEE in bronze, and that lovely journaling stamp is from Stellas.


I’m very into copper at the moment, this is a jewelry part.


Luckily I’m surrounded by girls – because I love scrapping in pink! All shades. Pink! White CS with some Glimmer Mist (homemade variety!) on it, a round swirl lace – Gazelle-cut – stamped and inked, two overlays, one is stamped, the other colored with Alco Inks. Some flowers from Prima and Bazzill, and goldplated jewelry parts. And a strange flower…


The translucent flower is actually made of melted UTEE, poured into a silicone mould.


No, I’m not kidding. More pink! White CS, a swirly lace cut with the Gazelle and then inked and stamped, some lovely pink lace I found at Tradera, and all the other paper embellishments are cut with the Gazelle, too.  The overlay inside the ticket shape is stamped with Staz-On and colored with Alco Inks.  I added some gold plated jewelry parts for the bling…

No, no more pink today – I’m off to bed! I think tomorrow will be blue. Or brown. With some dashes of pink…

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