Posts Tagged ‘flourishes’

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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is easy as 1-2-3! I’ve cut a flourish – which I have stamped, embossed, inked and was ready to use for another project when I accidently damaged it… So I used it as a mask instead!

Put a tacky-drying glue thinly on the back. I’ve used Kläber-fix but Wacky Tack, ZIG two-way or any other glue that dries tacky will do. If it dries too tacky, like Kläber-fix does, just dust it lightly with baby powder. Attach it to your LO or card and start using it as a mask, then take it off and store it on acetate until next time.


The flourish in the upper left corner has been covered with UTEE in black and gold:


The flourish in the upper right corner is in fact the mask… I managed to hide the damaged part under a flower.


Gloria at CropStop challenged us last week to make a Tim Holtz inspired tag, and here’s my take on it:


Alco Inks, UTEE, Distress Inks, a printed picture of a bag, Gazelle cut keysand some jewelry parts.

As I was about to make another project for CropStop on borders, I included the tag in this one:


BossKut border and Wildflowers and a key, all stamped and inked and a little UTEE on the key, Prima flowers and some AC Thickers alphas, some stuff from my stash. I like the BK stuff here, the border is great and the wildflowers are so easy to make in different ways!



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OK, we got a lot of snow this winter!


The lovely snowflakes are Karen-Marie Klip, the journaling is made on handmade paper from Svartvik Paper. I find it most lovely to journal on, as it has lovely texture and the edges are so nice to chalk or ink!


The kids have great fun in the snow. The stamps on the photos and on the transparent tag are Technique Tuesday, the other tag is colored with Ranger Distress Inks.



For these both LO’s I’ve used paper from Robin’s Nest – I found the colors to be so lovely and the pattern is just great. Not to mention the glitter…

The date tag is a chipboard painted with Ranger Crackle Paint, the crackles are enhanced using Distress Inks in the same color, Weathered Wood.


More winter…


The patterned paper is from Panduro, the tag is cut with the Gazelle and inked with Ranger Distress Inks, stamped with Technique Tuesday clear stamps.


The large snowflake and the title is made with the Gazelle, so is the tag which I have used Ranger Alco Inks on, the one in the upper right corner is colored with Distress Inks.


For this LO, and the one above, I’ve used papers from Reminisce.  This tag is also cut with the Gazelle and colored with Distress Inks, and stamped.


Using Tim Holtz’ masks is great fun! This one together with Ranger Distress Inks, direct to paper. The title and the tags are all cut with the Gazelle, one is colored using Alco Inks and then stamped, the others are colored with Distress Inks.


Enough of cold weather… One indoor picture!


I found the colors of this patterned paper from K&Co lovely, they are so warm! Title and scrolls/flourishes are cut with the Gazelle, inked and stamped. The key is Maya Road, covered with UTEE in Bronze.

The irregular decoration to the right is made using Fimo-clay, which I have stamped and colored with Alco Inks:


The name is cut with the Gazelle, and then speckled with UTEE in Bronze.


Brr… It’s cold outside today, too… I think I’ll stay indoors scrapping!

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