Hey gang. Dropping in quick to share a layout with you. This one’s all about getting your hands dirty – and I did.
I’ve had the best couple of weekends this November hanging out with my girl Majbritt (check out her Danish wine blog, if you’re into that sort of thing) and we’ve been painting up a storm. We’re both crafters at heart so we gathered all our paints, inks, stamps, stencils, etc. and went to town on some canvases.
So delightful! It feels great to switch things up a bit. To put the memory-keeping on pause and create without plan or purpose.
It’s not a favorite layout of mine, for sure. The colors are all over the place but it sort of fits the topic so I won’t sweat it.
I used a couple of the Best Thing cards on the page, plus a bunch of random new and older things from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by even though I’m very quiet at the moment. I’m attempting to keep up with everyday life + Christmas prep and blogging has to wait, sadly.
Hope you’re enjoying December!
Tonight I want to share a layout and a few new items from the shop.
I used the Worth A Thousand Words and Triangles II stamps in the bottom right corner of the layout.
I really love the ‘Worth A Thousand Words’ sentiment. It’s a perfect fit for so many of the photos I take. Plus I’m really bad at coming up with proper journaling so this is a neat shortcut. Hah!
I used the Solid Triangle stamp to create my own gold pattern to layer beneath my photo. I love how it looks in real life. The sharpness of the triangles is right up my alley. Crisp and beautiful.
I also used it to point to my tiny title in the top left corner. It really emphasizes it, stamped there in a single black impression. Oh how I love classic black stamping.
By the way, the background was made using a kickass technique I saw in a video by Celine Navarro. Just thinking and writing about it makes me want to get messy and make eight billion backgrounds. Nothing sets a layout off right like a good background. I love how the dramatic color wash gives direction and movement on the page. Pure awesome, Céline. Thanks for sharing!
And thanks to you for stopping by. Be sure to check out the shop. I also added new printable 3×4 cards, one of which I used in the layout to layer under the photo as well.
Hey gang. I’ve got some special news for you!
Just a month ago we welcomed Jeanne to the Stromsvigt Design Team. Today I can proudly say I’ve completed my team of awesome ladies with the addition of the wonderful Katharina Pradel.
Kat is a wonderfully positive, passionate and talented girl.
She’s always busy spreading joy and inspiration on Instagram and shares all sorts of projects and stories on her cute blog.
Adding Kat to my team was a no-brainer! We’ve been keeping this secret for a while so I’m really happy to get to share this now. Welcome to the team, Kat. <3
Now hurry on over to her blog to see a beautiful project she made with Stromsvigt stamps. There’s a sneak peek below.
I’m just so pleased with this addition to the team. My heart is full. I can’t believe how lucky I am to work with these girls.
I’ll be having a giveaway on Instagram this Saturday if you want to try your luck at winning some brand new Stromsvigt wood-mounted rubber stamps. So keep an eye out for that. :)
Have a wonderful Friday, everyone!
Hey gang. I’ve been painting a lot lately and decided to make myself something I’ve wished for forever: A cool graphic black and white piece of wall art with the words ‘Do epic shit’.
I’m not sure where this design originally came from. I saw it hanging in an office in the form of a poster and looked all over the internet for a shop that sold that exact poster. Sadly I could only find really unofficial-looking, small posters with crappy type.
So I did what any crafty gal would do: I used my Silhouette to cut the words from a piece of kraft cardstock like you see below. And then I used that as a stencil to paint the words on a big canvas. The canvas was prepped with a lot of texture (you can’t really tell in the photos). Being the mist addict I am, I splattered some Inky Black Mr. Huey all over the thing. It worked wonders for making my wobbly painting look way less obvious. The paint kinda seeped under the stencil.
I used the positive cut-outs on a layout with a photo print of a fav little quote.
The freebie design is available in two formats:
You can print the PNG as-is and use it as a journaling card (perfect fit for Project Life) or use the file in Photoshop as an overlay on a photo. Awesome, huh.
Enjoy the freebie, guys!
It’s been a while. I didn’t even want to make a thing of it so I’m just saying it now that I’ll be laying kinda low on the blogging front what’ll probably be the rest of the year. I’ll post every now and then but I can’t make any promises regarding frequency.
Thing is, work is really draining these days and we’re just at the beginning of some major projects that’ll continue into next year. I didn’t exaggerate when I wrote that every other night I fall asleep while tucking in my kid at 8 PM. Shoulda called this post ‘Room to Sleep’ instead. ;) So that’s what’s going on.
Another thing that’s been going on lately is something totally new for me: Art journaling.
That last spread is a work in progress. Love that fabric swatch sewn on the left side there.
And here’s a look at the journal from the outside again. I love how the textures and pops of color peek out at me. This project is pure joy.
I never ever thought I’d dig art journaling – until I saw Jeanne’s work and discovered the awesomeness of clean, modern art journaling with lots of black ink and beautiful weirdness, like on the SODAlicious blog. I just adore that whole style. Until recently art journaling seemed so heavy in a lot of ways.
In the spirit of keeping it short and sweet and getting to bed early I’m gonna stop here. ;)
Hope you enjoyed a peek at my art journal.
Until next time!