måndag 28 maj 2012

Coloring clouds.


Im sorry for beeing so quiet lately.
You know how it sometimes just comes and takes over everything, that thingy called life.
So lately i havent had hardly any crafting time at al. Oooh, i miss my craft room so much!:(

Well, hopefully life will soon be over. No wait, that sounded so totally wrong,lol.
I ment al those little nasty "things" in life that takes away al my crafting time.  I hope that the "things" in my life will be over and sorted out really, really soon. Sometimes i feel like just screaming. Shut up! Stop nagging! Stop bothering me! cant you see im trying? Im doing the best i can with what i got. You know...?
Just tell life to give you a little brake. At least for a little while so that you have time to gather your self up for the next little "thing". But sometimes life just hits you with one thing after another. It doesent matter how much i scream, im just wasting my time and energy

Im sorry for ounding so down,but i kinda guess i am a little bit.
But on the bright side i know that when this al is over im leaving behind yet another milestone in my life, and i will be so much braver, wiser, stronger and more beautiful than ever, ha, ha, just kidding:) No way this will make me more beautiful. I wisch!, lol. But i will for sure be stronger then ever.

So, enough with the winying and off to talk about something so much funnier...Crafting!

Iv had a little tutorial up over at the Copicmarker Europe blog. Coloring clouds.

Theres so many ways to do this and i think i will call this the Annica way, cause i learned it from her.

The copics im gonna use is B0000, B000 and B23.

Im gonna concentrate on this background image from Make it crafty.

and at the end im going to mount on this pre colored Tilda image.

oki doki, lets get on with it shall we :).

Im going to do the whole coloring process on a piece of mic blending card.

The first color im using is the B 0000.

Just be really "shaky" in your hands while doing it.
Clouds arent perfect in real life, they  are al different looking, so no need to feel that you are doing wrong. There is no right or wrong way to do it. The only pinpoint i can give you is to go slightly in zic zac when coloring.

The next color im using is the darkest blue. B 23...

Looks kinda funny huh? but it will get better. (i hope,lol)

Then im gonna use the B 000...

Im kinda dabbing it on to the darkest blue, going a little bit on to the lightest blue, not too much tho.

Then im taking B0000 again and starting from the darkest blue again and blending it upwards, but not al the way over the lightest blue (B0000).I wanna keep the first layer of B0000 untouthched. Cause if I go all over it one more time, the second layer will make it darker.

Of course you can do that also if you want to, and you can use different colors also.
Make the clouds darker or lighter, ad some greys to it.
Well, its totally up to you how you want you clouds to look.

Well, we are finished! 
Wasn't that really easy?!

This is how the finished image looks when Tilda is mounted on to it...

Well, thats it from me today. I hope i could inspiere or help someone with my little tut.
Have a wonderful week everybody!


Hugs Bettina.

Copics used on the background/
Clouds: B0000, 000, 23
Flowers: Y15, 17, 35, R02
Leaves: G40, 28 YG63
Ground: E000, 00, 34, 47, 57, 49, 59

torsdag 17 maj 2012



Happy wednesday!

Been trying to do some playing in my craftroom today, but im constantly interrupted.
The doorbell is ringing (nope, no happymail,lol) the phone is ringing, the cat peed on the floor (maybe it was her water, shes pregnant) i dropped the big sugar bag on the floor, i could go on and on. Guess its just one of those days....

Anyways, we have a new challange up for ya over at Bunny Zoe´s and the theeme is something you al will like...Anything goes!  Yay!

I decided to do a little smash page. Im still learning how to smash and im having trouble to get out of the scrapbook mood, cause al my pages looks a little like scrapbook pages.
Oh well, the pics are so totally cute on this page,  so i guess it will have to do.
(warning: tons of pics coming your way...)

Heres my little daughter planting her first seeds...

and shes also the judge...

hmmm...let me see...

im not too sure about that pic...

NO! theres no pink mom!

Hey! wait a minute...thats me...

Okay! Its fine...LOL!

and some close ups...

Love this flower and the flatback button. I got it from Kellie winnells shop.

Some dear Lizzy ribbon and a little date cut out from Elles studio

Some more Dear Lizzy ribbon and a cute little Krafting kimmie image called Daisy mae

And the text stamp that comes with Daisy mae "Daisies are like sunshine to the ground". One more flower from Kellies shop and one more elles studio strip.

For some eye candy and fsome fabby inspiration,
be sure to stop by Bunny zoes challange blog to see the rest of the DT girls amazing creations.

and dont forget...
Have FUN!

Take care of yourselfs everybody!

Big hugs bettina

onsdag 9 maj 2012

Feeling "Springy"!

Hi Freinds!

How is everybody doing? and how about the weather?
are you feeling "springy" yet? I am, for sure.

Even tho its actually raining here in sweden today, and well, yesterday too and the day before that.
But last week was amazing. The sun was shining from a clear blue sky and everywhere i looked people were  walking around in summer clothes.  Finally the fur has been tucked in the closets here in Sweden:) yay!

Anywas, speeking of feeling "springy", i have made my second dt project for the Make it crafty store blog.
and i have really gone color crazy on this one.

Dont you think?

I have recently started to getting theese wonderful off the page kits from The paper bakery, and i so love al the kits and al the ideas they have. Like this kit, everything was already there, with ideas and everything, so no extra thinking (something im having a hard time doing lately,lol), just get right on to the fun part, CREATING!

Off corse you can always mix it with your own ideas and likeings. Like i did, with this adorable little fairy.

She comes in a set with 3 other cute little fairies.
You can find the rubber stamp set over Here.

Heres some more close ups...

This flower was originally just plain fabric, but since im feeling "springy" i wanted to ad some color to it and dabbed it with some Starburst stains.

added a few little cute flags... love theese flags.

The chipboard letters is saying "gratest grandmom".

Two bottles witch i wrapped some lovely washi tape around and tied them togheter with some twine.

And a almoust Black and White pic of the kiddos, just to make it pop.

Im gonna give this one to mom on mothersday, and since theres a pic of the kids i know she will Love it!

Hope you liked it too? and did you know that looking at colorful things makes you feel happy:)!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Hope you are feeling "springy"! where ever you are.

Big hugs!

torsdag 3 maj 2012

Playing with Mic" Chippies".


Was going thru my blog and kinda felt that something was missing, and then it hit me. I totally missed to post this on my blog. I know, bad, bad me.

Without going in to it too much, i have had some crazy weeks over here, alot going on. Including some pain, some heart ake, some fun and signing papers and signing papers and some more signing papers.
We are doing al the last stufs that has to be done with al dads things and money. (Love you and miss you so much dad). Hopefully by summer its al taken care of. Would love to leave al that behind me now, and just enjoy the summer.
That was the heart ake in short.

For the pain its just my stupid head. Such a terrible head ake. Well, kinda getting used to it, but this time was the big bang, lol. Im ok now. I got my medicins.

Then we have the fun part. My daughter was at her first party, a hello Kitty party. She had so much fun.
and we have also been to a little tivoli, and she enjoyed her first trip on a mini roller coaster. Hi, hi, wisch you al could have seen her face, it was a face filled of terrified happiness ,lol. she was so sceard but at the same time it was so much fun, hi, hi.
Anyways...just a little resume of whats been happening over here, and its also my excuse for everything that i may have missed ;).

Now back to the reason for my post...

This is my first creation for the Make It crafty Store Blog YAY! I know, thats soooo crazy! But i think its true?:)
Thank you so much Zoe for having me. The girls i will be working with are crazy talanted.
I gotta admit, im a little bit sceard, cause the talant over there are out of this world :). Really, they do some amazing work and they al are really sweet too.

Heres what i did...

A little box...

I used my little kit that i got from Swirlydoos and it was filled with prima godies.

The papers iv used is Prima Almanac collection.

Al the flowers is also Prima.

Here you can see the wonderful Make it Crafty chipboard-embellishments that i used.
I often use the mic "chippies"cause i think they ad the perfect toutch to my creations.

The "chippies" i have used on top of the box is the butterfly-leaves.

Iv also used some Swirly corners down in the corners.
Its not easy to see them, so im glad they have a little white pearl in them:)

Oki doki, That was my first Make it crafty post!

I hope you liked my little box?!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Right know this little lady is taking her self to bed.
I decided that today im gonna be between the sheets before the sun goes up,lol.

Natti, natti everybody!
(keeping fingers crossed that my post will go up, the new blogger layout is kinda confusing me???)

Big hugs!