Monday, March 4, 2013

Clean & Simple the ARTSY way!

In this article we are proudly presenting our new ARTsy-team
and with this we just had to challenge our selves and the new girls with a well-known theme... 

I denne artikkelen skal vi endelig få presentere vårt nye ARTSY-team,
og vi bare måtte utfordre oss og de nye jentene med et velkjent tema...

Clean & Simple "the ARTSY way"

Artsy-style is not known as a clean & simple style at least most of the times,
so we just had to take this challenge!

Clean & Simple for me is a few embellishment, or none at all!
But, who says that the background has to be, right?

Artsy-stilart er ikke helt kjent for clean & simple som regel,
og vi bare måtte prøve oss innen denne stilen.

For meg er clean & simple lite stæsj, eller ikke noe i det hele tatt!
Men, hvem sier at bakgrunnen må være det?

First the NEW GIRLS...

Angelica is from Sweden, and is pretty "new" to this world, but what a talent!
She has only done this for 2 years, and are already heavily into the artsy-crafting.
We are looking forward to get inspired by her in the months to come,
and look at what she has made for the first challenge...

Angelica says about her first card...
Background stamp from Tim Holtz, stamped on cardstock, Distress Ink around the edges. The whole background covered with bees wax to give it some ”depth” and a satin finish. Two pieces of an old tape measure and a frame cut with a Holtz/Sizzix die (Tag & Bookplates) Acrylic paint on the frame, and two brads to keep it in place. I guess it obvious that the card is for a friends 35:rd birtday :)

Bakgrunnen er laget med et stempel fra Tim Holtz som er stemplet på en kartong og distresset med Distress blekk rundt kantene. Hele bakgrunnen er dekket med bivoks som gir den en dybde og et silkemykt inntrykk. Så har jeg lagt på en gammel måletape og festet en ramme over tallet, og dette er også en dies fra Sizzix/Tim Holtz. tammen er dekket med akrylmaling, og blir holdt på plass av to brads.

 Angelica says about her second card...
Background stamped on black cardstock with a stamp from Ranger/Dyan Reaveley. Embossed with clear embossingpowder. Whitewashed with acrylic paint and then sanded down. A flower cut with the Sizzix/Holtz die Tattered florals, stamped with the same background stamp and colored with Distress Stain, a button in the middle.

Stemplet på sort kartong med Dyan Reaveleys stemplel, og embosset med clear embossing, og deretter har jeg påført hvit akrylmaling som jeg igjen har brukt sandpapir på. Blomsten er fra Sizzix/Tim Holtz dies, og den er farget med distress stain og fått stemplet det samme stempelet som bakgrunnen. 

Do you want to see more of Angelica - visit her blog here!

Lisa from Sweden and you may know here as the designer for InkyWings and has been doing this since 1995. We are proudly to get this talented girl on our team, and her style will for sure inspire a lot of you! For this challenge, she has made this beautiful and colorful card...

Lisa says about her card...
I have played with "splashing" Distress Paint on a thicker cardstock. In order for you to get this wet look, you need to make the top of the stains full with color before you splash it on to the paper. If you did not get a good result the first time, make a new one on top of it until you get the result you want!

Jag har på ett lekfullt sätt gjort "splaschar" med Distress Stains på ett lite tjockare vitt laserpapper.
För att få en bra och blöt "splasch" så behöver du blöta upp dutten på din stains lite innan och sedan smälla ner den med lite kraft på det papper som man vill ha splaschen på. Lyckas du inte första gången så blöt på och testa igen! 

If you want to see more of Lisa, please take a look in her blog here!

Mia is the last girl from Sweden, and has been doing cardmaking for many years. She has been on other well-know designteams, and have now exepted to be one of the ARTsy-girls. We are looking forward to a lot of inspiratin, and for this challenge she has made a card & a tag for the challenge...

 The card is stamped and embossed with a gold embossing powder. I used the resist techniqe and painted over the image with distress inks. I took a baby wipe and dabbed over the wet paint to get the effect of a sky.

Kortet är stämplat och embossat med ett guldembossingpulver. Jag har sedan använt mig av resisttekniken och målat över allt med distress inks. Jag tog en bit våtservett och duttade över den våta färgen för att få effekten av himlen.

Mia says about her tag...
I started out by painting my tag with gesso and then decorated it with cheese cloth and a piece of rug canvas. I used different decorations from my stash and then painted over with gesso again to get a clean look.

Jag har grundat tagen med gesso och sedan dekorerat med cheese cloth och en bit rug canvas. Använde sedan diverse olika dekorationer och målade sedan över allt med gesso igen för att få en stilren look.

Do you want to see more of Mia, please visit her blog here!

Linda is from Norway and has been doing this since 2009. She love that this hobby doesn't have any boundries, and like the playfullness. So, this could not go wrong :-) We just had to have this girl on the team :-) And, look what she has made...

I made a little wallet out of a size 10 tag in black.. First I started with the prima brick stencil and dabbed over it with the white prima chalck.. After this I took out my bead gel and added it in a random fashion, almost covering the entire tag.. Then came a layer of glimmer mist dazzling diamonds.. folded and added the brad from Prima Engraverline, the little white ones from WOC and the magnet that holdt it all together together with the brad..

Jeg har laget en lommebok av en tag str. 10 sort.. først brukte jeg prima stencil og dabbet med prima hvis chalck, så tok jeg på bead gel og sprayet ett lag glimmer mist dazzling diamonds.. Brad fra Prima Engraver, de to vite tror jeg er WOC og en magnet som fester til andre enden av bradsen.

If you want to see more from Linda, please take a look here!

We welcome all 4 girls to our team, 
and looking forward to working with you! 

 And then the "old girls"...

Clean & simple with Distress Ink on mini misters in the colors "Tea Dye", "Pumise Stone" & "Mustard Seed" on a Watercolor paper. Stamped the North Stars' new stamp with Archival and added some more Distress Ink with a waterbrush. Easy, fast and fun :-)

Enkel og grei bakgrunn med Distress blekk på mini misters i fargene "Tea Dye", "Pumise Stone" & "Mustard Seed" på akvarellpapir. Deretter har jeg stemplet med et av de nye stemplene til North Stars stamps med Archival blekk og lagt på litt mer Distress blekk med en vannpensel. Enkelt, raskt og kjempe morsomt :-)

Silje's card...

Both backgrounds on the card are made with Art Anthology Colorations Spray, stencil and water. The 3 stars are also colored with Colorations spray in a mix of two colors. Backgrounds are created on kraft cardstock.

Begge bakgrunnene på kortet et laget med Art Anthology Colorations spray, stensil og vann. De 3 stjernene er også farget med Coloration spray i et mix av to farger. Bakgrunnene er laget på kraft papir.


Inger's creations

Background made with bandage, tape, stencils, gesso, distress reinkers, pearl ex and liquid pearl.

Background made with bandage, tape, stencils, gesso, distress reinkers, pearl ex, acrylic paint and Lumiere paint. Green paper made with tissues, distress reinkers, pearl ex and floor wax.

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Chris_P said...

WOW vilka snygga alster!!!

Kajsan said...

Underbara!! /Stunning!!
Kram Karin

matie said...

Welcome, welcome. Love all these wonderful talented artists. What an inspiration. Can't wait for your next posts. Thank you.