Sunday, April 26, 2009

Oh, no... The Delete Devil has struck!


Sorry the bad language, but sometimes it's needed! A few days ago I tried to fix the labels on my blog posts, and guess what happened? The delete devil struck and now all my altered project are gone. *sigh* I didn't even know what I had done until I got a mail from a friend (thank you) who wondered where my altered brick was - she couldn't find it anywhere. Well, here it is:

At the moment I've no idea what's actually gone from my blog, but if anyone is looking for something special just let me know and I'll put it in a new post.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The best big brother in the world

I love this portrait of my oldest son! He has such a warm, caring expression on his face - and that very much describes him in the role of being a big brother. He's very caring when it comes to his four year younger brother - he's more than willing to play with him and keep an eye on him. He's overall a very caring person, being a little brother himself and as a son, too.

I wanted to scrap this picture with a rough, but warm look. Even though he's a caring, little boy he's also very much a boy, so something sugar sweet would be totally wrong. A mix of box carton, tulle, screws, swirls, metal, hearts and a distressed paper gave a great blend og soft and rough - both in the look and in the symbolic contence of the LO. When finishing the LO I realized that I had fell into my old habit of scrapping in brown - a habit that I fought for some time to get rid of - but who cares after all....I like brown;)

I also gave myself a challenge with this LO: I hate felt - therefore I had to use it! I don't know why I hate felt - some people love it - I just do. Don't like the look or feel of it. The title is made of some MM felt alphabet that I just had to alter a bit with inks and paint - and it ended up looking not quite so "feltish."

Monday, April 13, 2009

In time of no sleep.....

Saturday, April 11, 2009

A tender little sleeping beauty

Don't you agree that there is something heartwarming and truly special about babies asleep? I just love this photo, and I spent quite some time deciding how to scrap it - the thing that troubled me the most was which colors to use. The photo is originally taken in colors, but I wanted a tender, innocent look to the LO, so I went black/white. The photo was taken during a period that Jarle was sick, and this was his very first peaceful sleep in weeks due to severe intestant infection. From this day on everything became better.

I wanted to express both innocence and love, so I decided to go with white as my main color and then use red as contrast. I'm quite happy with the result of that. I also added some light blue glimmer mist to the background - unfortunately that doesn't show much in the photo.

This LO is not meant for any album. It's mounted on solid cardboard ready to hang up on the wall. I plan to do similar LO's of all mye kids for display - but that has to be in time. First of all I have to fix digital photos of the two eldest kids, then I have to find the time to do it. *sigh*

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The ink > redible Rotty Rat Fanclub

Ok - I can't help my self.... I LOVE ROTTY RAT! There - it's said.
If you for some reason never have heard about Rotty Rat : You've been missing out on something. I won't even try to explain - Calvs blog tells the whole story.

I'm often visiting Calvs blog to check out what Rotty (and Calvin) have been up to lately, and today it struck me: Rotty has no Fanclub!!! Well - now he does. And I present myself as the first member and no. 1 fan!

Well - to be honest: I haven't asked Calv about this, but I'm pretty sure that Rotty will blow up his ego and sabotage any attempt to close down his fanclub. Don't you think?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Busy days - barely any scrapping

Oh, my God....... I can tell you all: I really look forward 'till the day I'm no longer a student! These days I've got no time left what so ever to dive in to my scrapping passion. My dedicated corner is for the time being just a giant mess grinning at me with possibilities.....I'm quite sure I hear something giggle in there! Psychotic clearstamps perhaps? I guess doing nothing for a long time can mess with sanity in an ugly way. Well, perhaps that will help me create something crazy the day I actually can allow myself to get creative again. I feel insanity come crawling.....I'm not made for not expressing myself over a long period of time. *h.e.l.p* F*** education?

OK, enough whining. I actually have been scrapping a little bit. I joined the "Mesterscrappen" on Scrapping.no and made the finals, but I had to let the finals go without me because I just didn't have the time to do the 3 final contributions. A bit sad, since the competition made ignore my books and chores. But as the famous say: Always look on the bright side of life - I did scrap!
....perhaps this LO is a result of the insanity growing in my lonely, bored stash? I really liked doing this one - I like to play a bit and find strange twists to things that can tell an underlying story. It's quite a contrast to the baby-LO's I've also been scrapping (and that I'll post a bit later). While scrapping this one I started to wonder: What is my scrapping style? Really? What is my signature? I've no idea - schizofrenic?