Sunday, February 18, 2018

Boosting my ego

As I told you in a previous post I am taking the Art Journaling class for Tangie Baxter and watching her process video actually made me take the leap and really create a scrapbooking page from start to finish in PS and not in PSE!
The page I made was for a challenge over at The Lily-Pad called Style challenge and you can read more about it HERE. Here´s my finished page:

So after posting it yesterday I went back to see if I had got any comments on it and I just found out that I had been chosen for a GALLERY STANDOUT with this! Talk about an ego boost! 

Isn't that just too funny considering it´s the first time I scrap in in the "big" Photoshop and not little PSE? 

This is really cheering me to continue working with the real deal!
Have a wonderful week!

Friday, February 16, 2018

CSI Casefile #248

Hi everyone!
It´s time for a new casefile over at CSI and it looks like this:

I got inspired of that cute bear and all those wonderful pink flowers. I also get a lovable feeling from the whole scene with the rabbits in the background and the heart shaped balloons. So here's my layout:

Here´s my credit list:
  • Love you beary much papers and embellishments by Pink Reptile Designs, TLP
  • Sprinkles V45 by Valorie Vibbens, TLP
  • Stitched Borders by Just Jamie. TLP (newsletter freebie)
I really hope you get inspired by my layout, but be sure to head over to the CSI blog post for more awesome inspiration! Just click HERE and you will get there in a blink of an eye!

Hugs, Carina

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Taking an art journaling class

I have just started a new class called "Art journaling for scaredy cats" by Tangie Baxter and it is SO FANTASTIC!!! We only had two lessons so far but I have learned so many new things already and the way I look/think about art journaling is really spinning in my head right now! We get so much inspiration and she is really generous with all kind of stuff and I love seeing her process videos!

For lesson 1 we got the assignment to do two different styled pages with the same kit and the same journaling:

This is my #1:

And this is my #2:

The message is the same but the outcome of the two pages are so different from each other. I love them both!

Today we learned about using brushes to make any kit into an art journaling kit. I loved seeing Tangie´s process video and I learned a couple of new tricks too! So after seeing that one I had a go with the new stuff from Simple Pleasure Designs:

Obviously there are quite the amount of stuff that you could call "artsy" to begin with in this collection but I really wanted to work with the new envelopes and journaling cards.... Here's my layout:

Yes, there's some hidden journaling going on there and yes, there are A LOT of brush work going n here! But I can tell you that it obviously is about the artist Frida Kahlo that I totally LOVE!!!!

The class is still OPEN if you wanna join! Here's the link to Tangie´s store at The Lily-Pad:


Have a great day!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Time for a new header!

It was about time that I made a new header for my blog! I ´ve had the old one like forever so I decided to do an update as you can see above ↑!

I used stuff from the new gorgeous "You're My Candy Crush Bundle" by Simple Pleasure Designs by Jennifer Fehr:

There is soooo much stuff in there that you can make oodles of goodies with it! And I am not saying this just because I am lucky to be on the CT.

The pic is linked to the store so you can go and have a look on all of it!

Hugs, Carina