Tuesday 30 July 2013

A layout with 'Lovely Birds' collection, *Be true to You*

I have been having some fun recently using some of the newer collections from 
Les Papiers de Pandore. It is great to see that the many collections mix and match so well that they could almost be parts of the same one.

 This photo was taken a few weeks ago at the beach near here. We had been celebrating Victoria's graduation and together with my sister and her family visiting from Denmark we decided on an outing. We all had a good and the kids enjoyed their day at the beach.

The flowers here are by Petaloo and Prima Marketing as well as some mini roses from Papirdesign.
I just adore these Thickers by American C5raft. I have been wanting them for ages, and yayyy! Finally I could buy them from Cassie at Paper Issues
I really recommend her new store!!

 Thank you so much for dropping by!!

Pandore materials used:

Urbanessence "Star system"
Lovely birds "Duvet"
Lovely birds "Plumes"
Lovely birds "Sweet home"
Lovely birds "Mémos"
Pause café "Panneaux"
Pack 15x15 Itinéraire b

Tuesday 23 July 2013

Projects I did for the Summer issue of PaperHaus Magazine.

I have a lo and a card to share with you that I made for the PaperHaus Magazine, Summer Issue. 
It was made as an example for the PaperHues section.
I'll admit I actually found the colours quite hard to combine. At first I made a pure mixed media layout but didn't like the way it turned out. You could say it was 'too much mix and not enough media'. I tore it to shreds and was honestly a bit worried I would miss the deadline with just a day or so to go.... But I managed.... :-)

And here are a few close ups:

 And I had a card in the CardHaus section prepared after the latest sketch:

I am just  a couple of weeks from the deadline for the next PaperHaus magazine which will be in celebration of our first birthday! I am certainly going to be busy this coming week!


Saturday 20 July 2013

A published lo to share. :-)

Hi it's me again!
Today I found this among some older photos I was looking on my computer today.
I had almost forgotten about it :-)

This layout was published in the previous issue of Swedish scrapbook magazine Inzpira.
I was delighted to be included in the mag as I am not one to send in applications very often.
I think this was only my second time.
( I tried once with a lo for Scrapbook Trends, even if I knew my style was not theirs,... :-) )
I made this one for  musical theme and also after a sketch in that issue.

Here are a few close ups:

I cut the leaves from gold cardstock and also added some gold paint here and there on my page.
I white-washed the little frame for my title with gesso and smeared on a little gold to give it a more vintage look.

I used a mask with gesso to build up the background and I also added a small dash of pink mist
as well as gold arrows. The red chevrons and the teal strips are washi tapes.

Finally, a closer inspection of my 'edge-ruffles' if I may call them that.
I cut several strips and work on each one of them to achieve this distressed look.

Thanks for dropping by and thanks for your kind messages!

Sunday 14 July 2013

Paper Issues, Pretty Little Studio 'Nature Walk'

Hi there, and a warm welcome to Paper Issues Nature Walk blog hop.

I am so happy you found us. You should have arrived here from the lovely Becki's blog but If this is your first stop please be sure you head over to  Paper Issues to start at the beginning.

Our current sponsor is the delightful 'Pretty Little Studio' and we even got some of their cute products to use on our pages.

Here is the page I made:

I used the different sized feathers from the diecuts we received. I also cut around a couple of the sticker ones to add to my 'feather-cluster'.

The patterned papers and the flair button I used are from the previous and current collections from the French manufactureres Les Papiers de Pandore.

Hopefully we will see many projects linked up for this issue. 
If you don't have any  products by Pretty Little Studio the theme to link up is Nature Walk.

 Aimee Madderns foto.

You can  link up anything that fits our theme to help you win to win the $10 gc to the PLS store.

Now, keep on hopping; in this order: 

You are here ........   Bente...........You are here

Thanks for hopping with us today!
Be sure to do the following:
    Now that you have had a peek around my blog:

    1. Like Pretty Little Studio on Facebook {tell 'em Paper Issues sent ya}
    2. Like Paper Issues on Facebook. {thank you!!}
    3. Leave a comment saying you want to win!

    Bonus!!  Link up a project!
    Please continue the hop to the talented Carol's blog!

    Thanks for looking!

    Friday 12 July 2013

    'Milano Shopping' for Les papiers de Pandore, 'Itineraire Bis'.

    Recently I received the two new collections from Les Papiers de Pandore in my hand and they are really pretty!! Today's  page is made mostly with the large papers of  'Itineraire Bis' as well as some papers from the 15x15cm mini pack papers of the travel collection. .

     And here are you can get a closer look at some of the details!!

    The photos were taken in Milan. 
    Some of you may know that together with a friend co-own and run a small company selling fashion accessories. We buy most of what we sell on quite frequent trips to Milan and Frankfurt. These photos were taken a few years back when my two eldest daughters came with us on one of our trips.

    I hope you like what I came up with!
    On Sunday I will be back with another Pandore page that I made for an upcoming blog hop. 
    I hope to see you again then.Welcome back !!

    Monday 8 July 2013

    Inkido sponsoring OUAS 'Grow Through Life'

    Hi, I thought it was high time that I posted a new layout here! I have a few pages done but with Summer finally here I get less inclined to  post anything here on my slightly neglected blog,...lol!
    For the month of July Inkido is sponsoring the sketch challenge blog Once Upon a...Sketch and the DT girls are guest designing over there using Inkido products.

    This is my page:
    I stuck pretty close to the sketch but changed te scale a bit.


    Journalling Theme: "Grow"

    Please remember it is very important to journal according to the prompt.
     I journalled on the back of my page about my thoughts about the future for my God-daughter who is in the photo.

    Here are some closeups:

     I used the 'Beautiful Memories' collections from Inkido for my page. 
    I hope you love the papers as much as I do! The gorgeous blooms are the pink set of 'Harmony Flowers' from Inkido and also by Prima.
    I have used some pretty mini roses from Papirdesign as well.

    Tuesday 2 July 2013

    'First Ice cream' for DT Papirdesign.

    I received a visit by my nephews from Denmark and took the opportunity to get some photographs of them as I don't have many boys to scrap here at home :-) 
    Still, I could not help myself and added a lot of flowers anyway!!LOL!

    Jeg har hatt ett lite besök av tante-ungene mine fra Danmark og passet på å ta litt bilder av guttene. Ikke så mange gutter her hjemme så en bra unnskylding for å lage en gutte side,.. Men den ble jo med litt blomster og sånt likevel da,...hihi. Vanskelig å bryte gamle vaner..

    I cut up one of the gorgeous PD chrystal swirls here and used it in bits. 
    I also used both the star chipboards and the title ones. 
    The word 'Töffing' means something like 'Tough guy', but not in the violent sense :-)

     Har brukt den nydelige krystall-swirlen i deler  og de fine stjerne-chipboardsen som er
    helt perfekte for en side om en liten gutt!! På samme måte er ordet 'Töffing' også fra Papirdesign og kommer på et ark med mange andre ord. Kan godt brukes som tittel.

    I love that Papirdesign has got all the 'exotic' vowels that we need for our Scandinavian words.

    En av mine mange favoritter er de utrolig fine alfabetene vi har her. Tenk at de har alle de uvanlige vokalene også,  som vi jo behöver her i Skandinavia. Virkelig flott med sånne!!

    I tied a ribbon from lace and added a few of the Papirdesign mini roses.

     Jeg knöt en rosett av en bit lyseblå PD blonde.

    That's all from me today! I hope you feel a bit inspired and that the lucky ones who have them will pull out your Papirdesign products and get scrapping.

    Det var dagens side fra meg. Håper den fallt i smak og at dere kjenner dere litt inspirert å ta fram de fine Papirdesignproduktene deres!!

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