Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Walk of Fame -August 2011

Augusti närmar sig sitt slut och det är dags för oss att dela med oss av de fantastiska alster vi denna månad har hittat ute i bloggvärlden.  
Man slutar aldrig förundras över allt vackert som skapas och hur det kan varieras i oändlighet...
Så låt oss nu presentera de alster som valts ut till augusti månads Walk of Fame :

August draws to an end and it´s time for us to share with you some of the fantastic creations that we, this month, have found out there in the blogosphere.
We never stop marveling at all the beauty you create and how it can be varied endlessly...
So now let us present the works that have been chosen for the August month´s Walk of Fame:

...has made this wonderful chest with with the gorgeous "Silver fairy" image. Have a look over at Mariska´s blog and se how brilliantly she has put together the fairy from a lot of different pieces to get this stunning 3-D effect! :

... has created this lovely and beautifully decorated card :

Isn´t this a lovely colour combination!?  Really gorgeous :)..:

And finally today, since we got two ladies with exactly the same number of votes,
here´s a fourth piece of art:

Stephi has altered a book and created this marvellous view of a room. Just look at all the lovely details...:

Gratulerer * Congratulations* Onnea 

to all of you and thank you so much for sharing this great inspiration!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Making "shabby chic" looking card

Today I would like to show  how to make "shabby chic" looking cards; so soft colours, almost white, pastels and a lot of laces:)

I really love to use white paints in my cards and embellishments so I often paint my colourful flowers with white and also the laces althought they already are white, believe or not:)
Now I show you how I usually make this and show my favourite paints.

These paints are absolutely my all time favourites!!

1.Here is some beautiful and colourful flowers from Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts and Magnolia. I paint them with spray paint "matte white". The spray paint is really everyday, you can buy it from everywhere:)

It`s better to make this spraying outside because otherwise it may be white paint here and there:) And I`m advising  to use gloves (if you don`t want the white hands)

2. Here are my laces; white but so glossy. That is why I like to paint them, matte

3. And now the flowers and laces looks like this. Some painted doilies too.

4. I like to paint also the other embellishments like chipboards and metal charms etc. For these I use often white acrylic paint or crackle paint Picket Fence.

5. Here you can see one more medium, Deco cotton fibre additive. It gives wonderful 3d effect to the project.  I have used it for the bigger heart.

6. I even paint sometimes patterned papers and tags:)

There was all about painting. I hope you liked:) Now it`s time to choose your papers and coloured image. Because we are making "shabby chic looking" card it`s better to choose pastel coloured papers. Here are my choices, beautiful Magnolia papers and Tilda.

And now we can start to built the card by using all these painted embellishments. In my card I have used these  ones and furthermore a little bit cheesecloth. After building the card I still use white acrylic or crackle paint for the edges, cheesecloth, charms and maybe a little for the  flowers. Here you can see some close-ups:)

I hope you have enjoyd this:)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Shopping tips August 2011

Hello again!

Today is the day when summer ends and fall begins,  because today school starts
 at least here in Sweden :).
Mostly fun, but also a bit sad that we now have to wait almost a year for next summer ...

BUT to cheer us all up, we could always do some shopping, right :) ? All the web shops seems to be loaded with autumn news and even quite a lot of christmas stuff and here are the shopping tips the StampARTic team  has got for you this month:


I´d like to show you my latest purchase,  really cute christmas stamps from Nellie Snellen:

These and a few more Nellie Snellen motifs you can find at Pysseltagen


I found these Crafter's companion sprayable glitter varnishes, which makes your christmas cards really sparkle.

And if you want to add some more glitter, these glitter paints works well and add lots of glitter.

Maissis tip

They can be bought from Paperella.


 I`m so thrilled of these wonderful Tim Holtz Bigz dies which gives just a perfect addition in your cards. I love them all, these I had to buy.  You can find these and more from Sinelli.


And beautiful Christmas, both digi and rubber stamps from Whimsy Stamps


I have fell in love with Northstarstamps new Grunge stamps...
Take a look at these lovely stamps...

We wish you some HAPPY SHOPPING!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

~Readers Gallery~

Welcome to reader gallery
where we showcase some great
Reader contributions.

We find that more and more follow our tutorials
and we are very happy when you link back to our blog.

What we are EVEN more happy is when you send us an email
where you show us what you have created!
Then we can, together with you, show the world how inspirational YOU are!

Thank you for sending us mail


Arjette has made a lovely card followed Mariannes post-it easel tutorial.

Frouwkje has made two beautiful cards.
She has also followed Mariannes Post-It easel card, and the tea light card- tutorial


Gro has made a beautiful frame card inspired by punches and dies tutorial.

Johanna has made two lovely cards and been inspired by our wedding article.


Niki has made a beautiful magic card inspired by Mariannes magic card tutorial

Victoria has followed Petra's Wallets card tutorial
and made this beautiful wallet card.

Thank you all for beautiful contributions:O)

Remember to e-mail us or leave a comment,
if you have been inspired
by any of our articles.
We are looking forward to show of your
project in our magazine