Saturday, January 30, 2016

Changes from Google

In the past week many bloggers have noticed a decline in their followers. Below is the reason why this is happening.
If you follow my blog through another search engine you will no longer see it in your feeds. If you want to continue to follow my blog then you must have a google account. 
Its unfortunate this is happening as I personally don't like these types of changes but there's not much we can do about it.
Please read below about the change and I encourage bloggers to post it as well.

Changes to Blogger's Google Friend Connect
Blogger has made some big changes to
how we follow blogs
so read on to see
if these new rules will affect you!

From Google: We announced the retirement of Google Friend Connect for all non-Blogger sites. We made an exception for Blogger to give readers an easy way to follow blogs using a variety of accounts. Yet over time, we’ve seen that most people sign into Friend Connect with a Google Account. So, in an effort to streamline, in the next few weeks we’ll be making some changes that will eventually require readers to have a Google Account to sign into Friend Connect and follow blogs.
As part of the plan starting the week of Jan.11th, 2016 we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.
We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post), that if they use a non-Google account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they’ll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow.
We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Best Friends- Riddersholm Design

Here is my second creation for Riddersholm Design this month.

It is also my last creation as a Guest Designer. I want to thank Connie for the amazing opportunity to design with her fabulous designs.

I have another horse themed picture for my second layout this month. This time I used the "Compass" paper from the Newport collection. The background also looks like a woodgrain from a barn and so I thought it was perfect for another horse themed photo. 

 I used stencils and sprays in the background to create texture. Then I added lots of Prima flowers to embellish the layout along a Blue Fern Studios chipboard piece to frame the photo.

Papers: Riddersholm Design: Newport
Chipboard: Blue Fern Studios
Flowers; Prima
Title Sticker: Prima
Prima Color Bloom Spray: Empress Gold and Tea stain
LSG: Cajun Carnelian red spray
13 Arts Antique gold acrylic paint
Prima Finnabair Art Basics 3D Matte gel
Prima Basket weave stencil

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Have a wonderful day!!

Friday, January 22, 2016

7 Dots Studio January Challenge- Industrial Theme

The January challenge for 7 Dots Studio is up on their blog.
The theme this month is Industrial.

Here is the inspirational circle from the DT.
We can't wait to see your creations!!

The rules are as simple as A, B, C's:
- create any project inspired by the theme – Industrial Theme
- use at least one 7 Dots Studio product
- publish your project on you blog with a link to our challenge
- do not forget to include in your blog post our “inspirational circle” ( you will find it at the top of this blog post)
- use inlinkz and please link directly to your blog post, not to whole blog
Challenge is open till February 2016, 19th midnight CET
We announce winners by the end of the February. One lucky person will win Collection Kit and 6×6 pad!!!
We will randomly choose also one person, who will receive 10EUR coupon to our store.
Visit the 7 Dots Studio Blog to enter!

Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Love- Blue Fern Studios 6x12 Canvas

Here is my second project this month for Blue Fern Studios. 
I used the other half of the Ombré Dreams- Ginger's dream paper that I used on the other canvas I created this month.

For this canvas I used the Shabby brick bits and the daisies collage chipboard pieces. They were painted with lime green and teal acrylic paints.

I cut out a couple of pieces from the Ombré Dreams- Dream cards paper as a background for the Daisies collage.
Then I painted the Love chipboard title in black and added it over the centre piece.

I used the Textured Circles stamp to create some music note's pattern in the background.
I also used the Imagine Ink winter green spray toad some colour drips under the main image.

Papers; Blue Fern Studios Ombré Dreams
Chipboard: Blue Fern Studios
Stamp: Blue Fern Studios
Spray: Blue Fern Studios Imagine ink winter green
Ranger black archival ink
Tim Holtz black soot distress ink pad
Golden white gesso
Script stencil: 13 Arts
Dimensional paste; Deco Art
Dylusions acrylic paints: fresh lime
Pearlescent acrylic paint
Flowers: Prima
6x12 canvas

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Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Dream- Blue Fern Studios 6x12 Canvas

Hi Everyone,
Its Keren here and I'm really happy to be back once again on the Blue Fern Studios Design Team for another year.
I'm so grateful for this opportunity and I'm looking forward to creating alongside many talented designers.

I've created two 6x12 canvases this month.
Both used the Ombré Dreams- Ginger's dream for the background. I cut the paper in half and used each half for one of the canvases.

Here is my first project:

The flowers petals are made out of canvas and were first sprayed with Imagine Ink Winter green, then shaded with other greens and yellows.
The centre was created by layering one radiant burst chipboard, one bohemian flower chipboard and one paper flower. 

The stem was created using the Arching leaves chipboard which were painted in lime green acrylic paint and then stamped with the textured circles stamp. I also used the brick pattern from the Essencial textures stamp aroung the edges.
Finally I used the Dream chipboard for the title.

Papers: Blue Fern Studios Ombré Dreams
Blue Fern Studios chipboard
Stamps: Blue Fern studios and Prima
Spray: Blue Fern Studios Imagine ink winter green
Ranger black archival ink
Golden white gesso
Script stencil: 13 Arts
Dimensional paste; Deco Art
Dylusions acrylic paints: fresh lime
Pearlescent acrylic paint
Prima water soluble oil pastels
Canvas Petals: Prima
Prima flower
6x12 canvas
Faber-Castell Stampers Big pen black
Faber-Castell Black Pitt artist pen

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Have a wonderful day!!

Saturday, January 16, 2016


I'm so grateful to had been able to attend the CHA 2016 Mega Show.
This is my third year attending and I'm just so thankful for it.

One of the things I love most is meeting new people, especially people I've met online from all over the world.

Here are some pictures and highlights from the Show. I've added quite a few photos so have patience when you scroll down. 

I also have a video of a demo I did at the Prima booth,
The video was filmed and edited by the lovely Kirsten Hyde

It was so lovely to meet all these lovely ladies & gents below:
So many wonderful people!!!

Dinner with the Prima Gang!!!

Demoing at the Prima Booth

Here is the video:

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Have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Day Dreamer Love- 7 Dots Studio

Hi Everyone,
Here is the project I created this month for the 7 Dots Studio Blog

I created this inspirational canvas using the Lost and Found collection. I cut pieces out of several of the papers to create the petals, stem and background on then flower. 

I added texture with paste, stencils, stamps and paint to match the background. Finally I added a Lost and Found flair in the centre of the flower.

7 Dots Studio Lost and Found Wonky halftone mask
7 Dots Studio Lost and Found flair
Prima Finnabair Honeycomp stamp
Ranger black archival ink
Green Sizal thread- Poland
Prima canvas petals
Lindy's Stamp Gang sea mint green
Heidi Swapp mint green spray
Ranger Dylusions paints: fresh lime and vibrant turquoise
Prima Finnabair Art Basics Soft Matte Gel
Prima Finnabair Art Basics light paste

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Have a fantastic day!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Capture the Moment- Riddersholm Design

This is my first project for the new year for Riddersholm Design using the Barnmarket collection.

I used "The Barn" paper from the collection because it fit perfectly with my horse theme.

The background woodgrain looks exactly like the wood from a stable and so I used this picture of my daughter feeding a horse. I framed the photo with a chipboard heart frame. I wanted to "Capture the moment" as she loves horses so much. I had to add hearts all around for that reason.

Papers: Riddersholm Design Barnmarket
Chipboard: Blue Fern Studios
Flowers, vines and hearts: Prima
Blue Fern Studios Embossing Powders: gold and sky blue
13 Arts gold glitter paint
13 Arts Antique gold acrylic paint
Prima Finnabair Art Basics Light Paste
Prima grater stencil
Prima Color Bloom Sprays: Frost, Tea stain, Deep Teal and Precious Stone

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Have a wonderful day!!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Altered Paint Brush Clip- Artists Live Ustream Channel

It was really fun creating this Altered Brush Clip last week at the Artists Live Ustream Channel.

We have free online workshops, live every Monday at 2pm EST, 6pm GMT. So you can join us live every week or you can watch the video recording on our channel or on youtube.

Below is the video recording in case you missed it:

It was fun experimenting and adding lots of texture and colour to alter the brush. I usually make monochromatic projects so this was unusual for me and I loved adding so many colours and textures.

You can see that the brush is glued onto a large wooden clothes pin. It clips onto anything and its pretty strong.

Wooden clothes pin- BE
Brush: Michaels
Prima Finnabair Art Basics black gesso
Prima Finnabair Art Basics white gesso
Prima Finnabair Art Baiscs soft matte gel
Prima Finnabair Art Extravagance Antique silver crackle paste
Prima Finnabair Art Extravagance gold crackle paste
Deco Art Metallic paint: gold, copper, dark patina and bronze
13 Arts metallic turquoise acrylic paint
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients microbeads: silver and bronze
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients gold rush glitter
Prima Finnabair metal trinkets
Prima Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings jean buttons
Prima Color Bloom boysonberry

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Have a wonderful day!!