lördag 19 april 2014

Altered Easter Eggs

Hello everyone!

Today I want to show you my altered Easter eggs! I gave this to a couple of family members and I must say, that is a GREAT gift on this holiday!

How did I do them? I bought eggs with typical traditional Easter looks and started altering them with gesso. I only did on layer of gesso, because then I painted them with acrylic paint, I blended blues and reds with white paint and the third (biggest egg) I only painted with white acrylic.

After the painting, I went over with Inka Gold, a shimmery medium, it's like a cream that you can use to and on everything! I used Rose Quartz for the pink egg, Turquoise on the blue egg and Mint Green for the green egg.

When they had dried I glued the lace on to them and then I had a LOT of fun glittering the die cuts I made. I used a glue spray for this. Then i glued the glittered die cuts on to the eggs and decorated them with flowers and sprays.

This is my first egg, for my cousin Maja. :) The swirls are made with a Die-namic swirl die and glittered. The white bird is made with a Martha Stewart mold and clay (I got it from a very nice friend!)

The back of the egg.. I have used Spellbinders Grand Shapeabilities Wonderful Wings for the butterfly on the back and I have only glittered it with pink glitter. 

And a final photo!

And here's my next egg, the size is just the same as the pink egg above! I have used a leaf die from La la land crafts, I LOVE it!!!

My cousin, Anton have been playing guitar for almost his whole life, so I glued on a little guitar charm on his egg :)

The back of the egg. I have used a Martha Stewart punch for the white butterflies that you see.

A final photo!

And last but definitely not least (this is the biggest one of them all, but it was for two so that's why): a green egg!

I have used a Die-namic swirl die for this egg, I have only misted it with Perfect Pearl mist.
One of the reciever of this egg LOVES lime green and thinks lime green fits very well together with dark blue (I do too!) and so that's what I decided to work with on this egg.

Here's the back of the egg!

And a final photo!

lördag 12 april 2014

Gorgeous Bella (Saturated Canary)


Today I have made a card with a gorgeous rubber stamp from Saturated Canary called Bella. I have had her for a while now, and today I finally got to use her :)

This is my card! I have coloured Bella with Distress Markers and Ink pads. I stamped the image twice with fantastic Stazon (black) and the lines went so grey that the image became a no line colouring one!

I have also used Inka Gold Rose Quartz and Hydragea on both her and the die cuts around the image. The dies are from the left: Lalaland Crafts Hot Air Balloon, Joy of Crafts Peacock 1, Die-namite Tree full of birds, Tim Holtz Weathered clock, Spellbinders D-Lites Fantastic Flourish One. The butterflies and frame are made with Martha Stewart clay and inked with Inka Golds. In the little glass bottle there's a message that I've written, so the one that will get this card will get a little surprise :)

I hope you've had the same fantastic crafty day as I have!

xoxo Madeleine

söndag 6 april 2014

Dreaming of Paris with Beret Marci

Hi everyone!!
Today's card is with an image where I improved my colouring skills with!! I am so surprised and proud of how I made her hair, it just went perfectly! As most of you know, I colour with Distress Markers now and I truly think they're amazing - blending with the tips on the markers, using the finer tip so do thing that the larger one doesn't do as well as the finer tip, yeah I'm completely sold!

The card is with a Paris theme, I have been wanting to do a Paris card for a while now, mostly because I am longing to go there, actually this spring! As it looks like, I might be able to take a long weekend there i May, keep your fingers crossed! :)

Here's my card!

I used Beret Marci digi stamp from Lalaland Crafts and I coloured her with no line technique.

A close-up at my Eiffel Towers! They are made with a Marianne Design die, will be using that one frequently ;) The Eiffel tower charm is bought via Aliexpress. The butterflies are made with Martha Stewart clay and inked a little bit with Inka Gold Rose Quartz.

A close-up at the other side, with flower arrangements and a couple of French cats, made with a Marianne Design die too :) The flowers are from WOC and Iamroses.

Thank you for dropping by and I wish you happy crafting! :)

xoxo Madeleine