Tuesday, July 03, 2018


Some scrappers feel so intimidated when you mention making an art journal page or mixed media styled, but I can promise you its not as hard as you think!

Why don't you join me for my new art journal challenge over at TDC for July? It is really easy going and I will break it down for you:

The challenge for this month is to make a monochromatic page, adding as little as possible from any other color (including black and white). Since I love pink I went with that and came up with this page:

To get that artsy feeling, look for a kit or collection that has painted elements, paper tears, paint splashes and that kind of stuff to make it easier. I also like to play with brushes in PSE or using digital stamps to blend them with the background. When you make things art journaling style you got to think about using rather "flat" decorations and really pay attention to your shadow work. 

For this layout I chose some things from Vero:

I also used this stamps pack from Pavlinka Designs which I have used a lot for my digital art pages:

I always start with picking out a background paper and nine times out of ten I go for a patterned paper of some sorts. Then I use the digital stamps as I would do to a paper layout. Since this is a monochromatic challenge I recolored all the stamps using pink shades from the kit. Make sure your stamps are beneath your elements and that they are not "floating". I also added a blended photo of Audrey Hepburn since I used a quote made by her. 

It is all about trial and error in the end - but it is not difficult. Just think messy and artsy!!! 😊
I do hope you wanna join me in my challenge - you will find all the details by clicking on this picture:

Until next time - happy creating!
Hugs, Carina

Monday, July 02, 2018

CSI Casefile #257

Hi everyone!
Can you believe its July already? I am really trying to enjoy every single day of summer so I won't be missing anything.

I am a couple of days late, but here is the NEW casefile for CSI:

The photo of the little girl with the sunglasses reminded me about when the kids loved to play dress-up around the house. I found this photo of my DD and I thought it worked perfect! I also tried to pick up some of the colors from this file too - but I ended up with different shades though:

For my layout I used this new gorgeous collection from Simple Pleasure Designs:

As always when it comes to the CSI Casefiles you can either choose to make your own interpretation or you can use the casefile clues which you can find at the bottom of the post. 

So hop on over to the CSI BLOG and solve the new case! Can't wait to see what you make!
Hugs, Carina

Thursday, June 28, 2018

What little boys and girls are made of

Yep! That is the title for the new fantabulous stuff from Simple Pleasure Designs and it is a true biggie this time. You can either buy them in a bundle - and get some extra goodies - or you can buy them separate:

One of the fun part of being on Jennifer Fehr´s CT is that we get to follow her through her process of making the kits and we get to make suggestions on what to put in them. We also get to start working with them as soon as possible which means that we might start out with a fraction of a kit for our first layouts which is so much fun! It feels like going on a treasure hunt every time! 

Believe me when I say that you really don't wanna miss out on these and they are perfect to mix with each other too so you can totally make a tomboy page if you wanna or whatever you feel like! 

I´m gonna show you three layouts that I have made with these. The first one I made was this one with "Little Girls":

Second one I made was with "Little Boys":

For the third one I used both the collections and made a kind of mirrored page with my kiddos:

I actually have one more but I cannot show you that one until July 1st since it is for the new CSI challenge.  

But you can get over to the Simple Pleasure Designs store NOW and see a lot of more gorgeous creations made with these collections! You find the links by simply clicking on the images at the start of my post. 

Have it great!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

CSI Case file #256

Hey everyone!
I am back again with another CSI case file for you to solve:

Don't you just love that fun picture of the couple with the caravan? I think it is adorable!
As usual I went rogue with this one and made my own interpretation of this file and here is my layout:

Here's how I solved the case:
The fun pic got me thinking about when our kids were younger and we used to own a caravan that we   went on vacation with in the summers. the photos are from one fantastic sumer we had on the Swedish west coast back in the early 00'ies filled with beach time and fun little outings.

To make my layout I used a collection by et designs from last year that I still adore. I love how it all feels like summer and the colors are totally Swedish to me!

I also used these new masks from On A Whimsical Adventure that are so great! I wanna use them for like every layout right now since I love the torned edges so you will se a lot of layouts from me with these goodies:

As always all products and the case file are linked so you will get straight to them! 
Don't forget that the deadline for this file is 06/31/18!

Happy Scrapping!