lørdag 29. august 2015

Two cards - DT 2Crafty Chipboard

Hi again and welcome back!

I don't make so many cards at the moment, but sometimes I need to, because I want to give homemade cards when I give a Birthday gift or for special occasions.

So here is two cards, made with some of the beutiful chippies by 2Crafty Chipboard.

For this first card, I have used loads of chippie pieces and it is surprising
 how many pieces you can fit on a card.

 I have made a little scene, using some of the Fencing Wire, Iron Gate and French Lace,
and then to soften it, I have added the Leafy Round behind my Heart.

I have used gesso on all the chippies, before using a mix of inks to get the desired colours - 
I've gone for a very earthy, rustic tone.

Papers are from 7Dots Studio and I have used some stamps by Prima/Finnabair and Ecoline watercolor on the background.

For this card, I have used softer colour tones, and used more feminine pieces.


 I have layered up multiple pieces again, including pieces from the Squiggly Heart Cluster
Butterfly Frames and cut off piece from the 5" Floral Frame.

 Below you can see the layering effect, love the texture and contrast the chipboard
adds to the card.

On this card I have used papers by 7Dots Studio, stamps by Prima/Finnabair and 7Dots Studio.
I have also used some tags I made some time ago + a tag from a sweater.
The pink flower is by Prima

Hope I have inspired you to bring out your chippies and make some cards!

fredag 28. august 2015

Best day ever - DT 2Crafty Chipboards

"Best Day Ever"

Hi peeps, hope you all are well!
Today I have a layout featuring 2Crafty Chipboard to show you.

Earlier this year I surprised our youngest daughter and bought a ticket to a
 concert with her favorite band, the Australian boy/rock-band 5SOS.
I really made "her day" and she had the time of her life!! (I missed my earplugs LOL)

So the photo on this layout is from this concert and the fabulous lightshow as you can see!

I really love the  Hessian Patch Panel chipboard and know I'll be using this very much!
 I cut it in several pieces and placed it near the photos. Gesso, archival ink and Ecoline 
watercolor is used on the chippies. I love to mix colors on my chippies according
 to the rest of the layout.

The title "Best Day Ever" is colored with Archival Ink,  black and white  gesso.

One of the things I like to to do on my layouts is to use multiple photos
 and place them as you see here. It give the layout dimension I think.

Look at this amazing Hessian Patch Panel again, it's just so cool!

Here I have used the "Heart Charms" and given it the same treatment
 as the rest of the chippies.

My background is made with Heavy Gesso by Prima/Finnabair, black gesso, Ecoline watercolor, stamps by Prima/Finnabair and 7Dots Studio.
I cut out lots of bits of pattern paper as a start, to get even more dimension.

All the papers I have used is 7Dots Studio, 9th Wave 

Hope you liked my layout and I'll be back soon with some cards, also featuring 2Crafty Chipboard.

søndag 16. august 2015

Scrap Around the World MidMonth reveal - imagine the impossible

The mid-month reveal from Scrap Around The World is live! Check it out here!

Here is my layout for the MidMonth reveal.
This time I chose to make a really clean & simple layout.

Only used some stamps by 7Dots Studio and Finnabair/Prima, sewing thread, drips of Ecoline Watercolor and chipboard by 2Crafty Chipboard.

Added a couple of black plastic flowers.  A few bits of tape and the text is by 7Dots Studio

And I chose to use two of the photos of the gorgeous moodboard as my photos this time.

Here you see the drips of the Ecoline Watercolor


Each month Scrap Around the World offers 
10 MERIT BASED PRIZES, 1 random prize
& 1 follower's prize so 12 PRIZES PER MONTH!

All winners must be official Google Friend Connect Followers 
of the SATW blog {see the SATW's sidebar - top left - to sign up!}

One random winner is chosen from all the entries, but please
remember that to be eligible for this, you MUST upload your entry
to the SATW Facebook page HERE!  The other random prize is for one lucky
COMMENTER so no need to even enter a project for this prize!
Just leave some comment encouragement on any of 
the SATW 7 monthly blog posts right HERE!



$50 worth of chipboard from 2Crafty Chipboard

{image below is for illustration purposes 

may not reflect exactly what you will receive}


$35 value Googie Bag of die-cut chipboard from Scrapiniec

{image below is for illustration purposes 
may not reflect exactly what you will receive}

3rd PRIZE 

Prize package valued at $30 from 7 Dots Studio

 {exactly as shown below}

4th PRIZE 

$25 worth of products from 13@rts

{image below is for illustration purposes 

& may not reflect exactly what you will receive}


$20 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments


$15 gift voucher from Mixed Media Place


17.50 Euros worth of products from Danafix, France.


$15 gift certificate from Studio75


15 Euros worth of products from Scrap-Unlimited

{image below is for illustration purposes 

& may not reflect exactly what you will receive}

10th PRIZE

Over $15 worth of scrapbooking supplies 

from Design Team member Karine Gagnon {Canada}

 {exactly as shown below}


Scrapbook kit from Scraps of Elegance Kit Club

{The random winner will receive the June 2015 kit valued at $36.95}



$50 gift certificate from The Dusty Attic

The deadline for this challenge is Monday August 31st 2015.

I hope you will join us at Scrap Around The World!!

onsdag 12. august 2015

Trastevere - DT Mixed Media Place

For my project this month I have chosen one of the many photos taken in Rome.
And this time it’s from the beutiful place Trastevere, located near the river Tiber.

Really, this is a place I would like to live when I retire!
Loved the narrow streets, the old houses with the gorgeous colors and the whole atmosphere.

Scenario: me sitting outside one of the tiny restaurants with a bottle of Prosecco..... a dream!!
So here it is, my layout from Trastevere:

I used papers from 7Dots Studio Dreamer collection and some heavy Gesso, stencils, stamps and ink on the background. The chipboards are colored with Archival Ink Orange Blossom (love that color). Of course some of my new favorites – Ecoline watercolor.

I also did some stamping with black Gelato + water. Makes a “blur stamping” and I love that look.

Both the title and the grid under the photo are chippies by 2Crafty Chipboard which I used Archival Ink in different color to get the color I wanted.

Hope you like my dreamy layout and make sure to visit Trastevere if you ever go to Rome!!

Check out Mixed Media Place blog to see what kind of products I have used on this layout and you can of course buy them there!Hugs from Marianne

lørdag 8. august 2015

Canvas - collage

 I was inspired by something I saw in a window for a couple of days ago and it resulted in this collage canvas. (size 37x47cm)

Had a fun time making this! Have to make more!!

 Art Anthology and Golden acrylic paint, black gesso, stencils and black pen.