Freitag, 17. Januar 2014

The new quote & lyric challenge at the craft barn

New year - new challenges. I enjoyed joining the dictionary challenge last year and it is nice to have "something to keep you going" - to  keep thinking in a creative way.

Craft barn started a new challenge called quote & lyric - this fortnight the words are "smile" and/or "up".
So here we are - my journal page including a quote with the word "up".

I used gesso and modelling paste with different stencils. The colours are my beloved neocolorsII  - the stamps are from Paperartsy (wings - plate 4), Christy Tomlinson (CT-944A) and Traci Bautista (T1005).

In the end I embellished the page with some washitape to add some contrast. The quote is from an old book -  wake up and be awesome!

Hope you like it!


My ombre page for the Craft Stamper

I was the lucky winner of the splatter technique, "take it, make it" challenge, in the craft stamper.

This month I don`t join the challenge, but I finished my ombrè page journal style.

I embossed the background with a sizzix embossing plate and then coloured the pages with distress inks. The stamps used are from Christy Tomlinson, Stampotique and Sodalicious.

The qoute  - " it`s important to make someone happy. Start with yourself. Today." Very important!

I wish you all a nice weekend and I hope you like my page!


Dienstag, 14. Januar 2014

my calendar 2014

I`m using big cards , I cover them with gesso and let me get inspired month by month.
This is the cover and I try to get out of my comfort zone, using different colors than I normally would.
It makes me happy - trying new, new, new things ...

This front page is a SODA page - using mostly their products.

What will I use for January...?

xxx Lena

Montag, 6. Januar 2014

DISCOVER - another journal page for SODAlicious

Hello again!

Another journal page for SODAlicious - the theme is "discover".

Happy monday!


Sonntag, 5. Januar 2014

My blue page for the Artful Times

Today was the first day we could see the sun, since we came back from holidays. Then the rain set in again and we just have to make the best out of it. ( I spent time in my craft room...!)

I made this page for the Artful Times - theme "blue".
Blue is my very favorite color and I sure enjoyed all the stenciling here!

Happy sunday afternoon!


Silence for Art Journal Journey

Another art journal page - this time forArt Journal Journey , where the theme this month is "silence".

Wish you all a very nice week!


Samstag, 4. Januar 2014

Goodbye 2013 - welcome 2014!

My next project, is making a calendar like my old one ( 2013 - an idea from the craft barn). I intend to use my beloved SODAlicious papers AGAIN! Sorry, cant help myself...:-)
I brought my SODAlbum to the Caribbean islands in december. Here we were at the famous airport at Sint Maarten, where the planes landed only a few meters above our heads... very exciting, but one can hardly see that it is my album...

Being a scrapper, loving stamps and stencils, this place was like coming home - loads of beautiful stencils at the nut meg factory in Grenada. 
So, this is my first blog post this year.

I wish you all the very best in 2014 - may all your (and my) crafty projects get real as well !