31 mars 2013

Pretty in blue card...

Hi ladies, its Evgenia Petzer today with you and I want to share with you a soft shabby card... almost monochromatic.

Please make sure to stop by tomorrow, as we will have  a new challenge up and running.
Happy easter to everyone who celebrates it.

30 mars 2013

Easteregg gift

Happy Easter!

I have dekorated an egg pack to match the card I show some week ago :)

This are goding to be a present for easter

Hugs// Petraso

Noemi and her 2 Inkido projects


We have a guest from Poland today!

Hi, my name is Noemi Parczewska. I live in the middle of Europe, in Poland.
I am a student and I'm going to graduate this year. I cannot wait! I am interested in 
a lot of things (not only crafty things ;) ), I love reading books, taking photos of reality
and people who are surrounding me, organizing/creating rooms in our home and more, and more... I've been scrapbooker and little artist for 3 years, this hobby became passion and totally changed my life and my routine. I love girly style on my cards, a lot of ribbons, flowers, butterflies and a bit modern and definitely not girly LOs. That's me. Thank you so much to Inkido for having me as their GD. It's pleasure for me.

Cześć, z tej strony Noomiy, a właściwie Emi Parczewska, 
uczennica z Polski, chwilę przed maturą. Jestem marzycielką, lubię myśleć o teraźniejszości i przyszłości... chciałabym, żeby praca kreatywna była moją "prawdziwą" pracą i chyba powoli nią się staje, chcę też być profesjonalnym fotografem, projektować wnętrza. Tak, ale my nadal jesteśmy na Ziemi. Lubię historię, język polski i odrobinę interesuję się psychologią. Pomiędzy nauką (końcowy egzamin-matura-już wkrótce) trochę tworzę. Scrapuję już ponad dwa lata i kocham to! Scrapbooking zmienił prawie każdą część mojego życia, zaczęłam się interesować fotografią, różnego rodzaju mediami (spreje, kredki, różne farby), zakochałam się w papierze, stemplach i tego typu rzeczach. Stałam się artystką (taką malutką). Nie mam konkretnego stylu i nie mam ulubionej formy. Lubię za to szalone i kolorowe scrapy, albumy i art żurnale oraz pastelowe i shabbowate kartki i tagi. Zazwyczaj słucham głosu serca, on mi mówi co i jak mam zrobić... 


Beige Anemon http://www.papercraftscandinavia.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=246_256&products_id=3141

Beautiful Grey  ://www.papercraftscandinavia.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=246_256&products_id=3139

Thak you so much for lovely projects, see you soon :)
If you are looking for Inkido products in Poland - HERE is the place:) 
Jeśli szukcie naszych produktów w Polsce, warto zajrzeć TUTAJ

29 mars 2013

"My Lil' Bear" - By Kelly

Hi everyone! Kelly here. I have another fall-color themed layout to share, the Beautiful Memories collection has really inspired me to scrap my fall (autumn?) photos!
I love to use Distress Inks and a touch of misting to make papers go perfectly with my photos. This particular sheet that I used for my background had just the right amount of blue in it to bring out my Paisley's blue eyes, but I needed just a bit more green and gold/orange, so a bit of Distress Ink applied with a sponge, then dabbed over with gesso did just the trick!

Embellishing the page was so easy..lots of beautiful flowers to choose from, and of course a fussy cut butterfly, perfect! I couldn't resist tucking in a few of those beautiful Inkido leaf stick pins, they are just so pretty!

Some of the Inkido products I used:

28 mars 2013

Boxes for boys!

Den allra tråkigaste asken kan bli fin om man dekorerar med mönstrade papper och lite roligt pynt. Idag tänkte jag visa en söt ask till en liten pojke, kanske till ett dop, och en ask till en tuffare kille.

A boring box can be beutiful with some patterned papers and nice embellshments.  Today I have two boxes to show you. One for a small baby boy and one for a cool older boy.

I always paint all the edges before I add the papers. Here I used my sewingmachine and some cute lace. For extra luxury add matching pearls.
The lovely Butterflies are enough on the lid as embellishment.
 If you cover all sides of the box it feels well worked. And cute even if it´s empty!
Okay! Over to one much cooler box ;) Here I used an old CD box. I painted the edges black and covered the sides with the suituble music paper.
Black stitches and cool borders.
On the inside I used the same paper and on the right side you can put a CD on the nut.

That´s all for me today but I will be back in two weeks with more fun stuff!

Hugs from Ulrika/LillBlomman!

27 mars 2013

A Summer Layout + Art Journaling

 Hello there! Anupama here.
Are you in the mood for some Scrapbooking or Art Journaling
or maybe, Both!
First up is a summer layout featuring the beautiful Inkido stamps along with their gorgeous blooms and patterned papers.
I was inspired by our very own Kelly Foster's "Great Outdoors" challenge
to come up with this page of my little girl playing in the garden in the summer of 2009.

I was fortunate to be sent the following rubberstamps this month and I used ALL of them on my page :)
You can find them in the Papercraft Scandinavia store HERE

Aren't they gorgeous? You can see close-ups of how I used them -

I started to Art-journal lately and I have to thank Inkido for that. 
Their Vintage Dream collection of A4 papers 
is just perfect for my Artsy-Grunge style.
Check out the cover of my creative journal using their Vintage Boys image!

So what does your mood say today ?
Happy Creating with Inkido!

26 mars 2013

GD Sandi Clarkson

It's Bellaidea today with our new guest, Sandi!

Hi, My name is Sandi Clarkson.  I'm married to a wonderfully supportive guy named Dan and we live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area in the great state of Texas in the USA. We have 3 grown daughters, 3 wonderful son-in-laws and 16 wonderfully blended grand kids! I work part-time as an Audiologist in the medical field but scrapbook the rest of the time!  At least, that is what my family says! Although I have been a crafter of some sort all my adult life, my SIL introduced me to this hobby about 6 years and I fell in love! It is truly my passion and I enjoy every minute of it! Give me paper and some photos, and I'm in heaven! Thanks so much to Inkido for having me as their Guest Designer. It is truly an honor!

First, look at beautiful card Sandi made for us;

This time a beautiful page about beautiful little girl! Sandi is so lucky she has many photos of her grandchildren!

Thank you so much Sandi for your beautiful work, I hope you will visit us again soon with some more Inkido based project? :)
Product used on BOTH projects are :

Beautiful Memories:
Beige Anemon
Pink Memories
Butterfly Borders

25 mars 2013

Vintage Rose Garden (Step by Step with Jennifer)

Happy Monday.  If Monday is not your favorite day of the week, then I offer you a wonderful bouquet of flowers Inkido style just to cheer you. 

Today I want to show you the wonderful stamp I received in addition to the gorgeous papers and embellishments.  

This is Vintage Rose Garden.   I received the most wonderful Inkido stamps in the mail and had to make them the focus of this project.  Gosh I love stamps and the Inkido stamps are magnificent.

Here are some of the Inkido products I used and a little tutorial to follow.

Step 1.  To create my vintage feel and look, I need to ink the edges of my background paper.  I used some light brown here and rub on the edges.

Step 2.  I want to tone down the background paper a little so that my photo image and stamped images are more noticeable.  I use a sponge brush and paint little gesso lightly over my page.  I actually do this often when my background paper is "busier" than I prefer or than I need.  

Step 3.  If my gesso is  heavy or I applied too much, I will thin out by spraying some water right onto the page.  Then use my fingertips in a circular fashion to blend in and thin the gesso.   This technique also takes away any harsh lines created by the gesso - makes then soft and blended.

Step 4.  Rip a piece of  Beautiful Memories Butterfly Border paper as a photo matte. 

Step 5.  Now to have fun with the Inkido stamps.  I stamped the Summar Collage K stamp onto cardstock and then colored with Distress markers - that's what I have available.

Step 6.   Start building your layers and gluing them down. 

Step 7.  Ink the edges of the paper flowers to give them some definition and make them look a little more aged. 

Step 8.  Cut out some butterflies from the Beautiful Memories Butterfly Border paper.  As you are cutting, make sure to cut some butterfly antennas.  I will color my antennas in with a black marker. 

Step 9.  Complete with your favorite Inkido laces, trims, flowers , leaves, and decorative pins.   You can see the adorable little leaf pins in the following two photos that help complete my Inkido flower cluster. 

Here is a better close up of the leaf pins. 

Image credits:  Magic Moonlight Free Images

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