Friday, November 1, 2013

Altered giftbag, tpr pin cushion and card DT project Wild Orchid Crafts

Just wanted to share my DT project with you :) Hope you like it.

Here are the links of the products used:
Pearl beadspray:

Tuscany Rose:

Large Orchids:

Small Orchids:

Trims used in these projects from WOC: white cotton lace:
Butterfly lace:

hip rosebuds:

Tear drop pearl trim:

Large wild roses:

Cosmo Daisier:

Trellis roses:


Flower shaped flat back pearl:

Tuscany rosebuds:

Small peach chiffon rose trim:

Large chiffon rose trim:

Clock charms:
The WOC webshop:
The WOC blog:
WOC youtube channel:

WOC's facebook:

Annie's shop:
Annie's youtube:

Ephemera's vintage garden shop:
Ephemera's vintage garden youtube:

Rosanne's altered gift bag tutorial:
Lydia's altered gift bag tutorial:
Leonie's altered giftbag:

Thanks for watching and for always leaving me such kind comments, it means a lot to me!!
Have a wonderful day,
hugs and smiles,

Mixed media tutorial: How to use your stencils and texture paste on uneven surfaces

Just thought I'd share my idea on how to apply texture paste to a frame with you :) hope you find it useful!!

Thanks for watching,
I wish you a wonderful day,
hugs and smiles, Linda

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Wild Orhcid Crafts DT project Altered Canvas tutorial

For my first WOC DT project I decided to do an altered canvas tutorial. And if you make your own altered canvas you can enter my Wild Orchid Crafts giveaway if you'd like a chance to win :)

Here's my tutorial for you :)

Here's a suggested supply list of things you'll need if you want to follow my tutorial:
What you'll need:
  • Canvas board/canvas/wooden plaque or similar.
  • Image either one of your own images or if you don't have any you think fit this project you might find one at magicmoonlightfreeimages and print it on your favorite paper. If you only have regular lightweight printer paper you can just back it with cardstock. If the image have colors then use those colors in your embellishments
  • Choose a title for your piece based on your image
  • Choose embellishments, charms/ephemera/dodads to match the theme of your project based on the title and image
  • paperflowers in matching colors or color some to match
  • you'll need one larger flower to be the center piece of your embellishments
  • feathers matching your project
  • Ribbon to tie a bow matching your project
  • netting fabric/cheesecloth or similar
  • lace trim to match
  • matching glitter/mica flakes to add some sparkle
  • pearl trim/flat back pearl trim or just some flatbackpearls
  • a charm/butterfly to go in the upper right corner to create balance, cause we'll keep most of our embellishments in the left hand bottom corner.
  • White gesso/white paint
  • choose two colors you'll be working with, one background color and one for the embellishments we'll also add more neutral colours like cream/white/browns

Thanks for watching and visiting my blog, hope you'll join the fun!!
hugs and smiles,

How to enter my Wild Orchid Crafts giveaway :)

Hi everybody :)
To celebrate my very first design team project for Wild Orchid Crafts I've decided to do a giveaway :)
Here's how to enter for a chance to win :)

To enter the giveaway for a chance to win you must follow these four steps:

(You only get one entry, I'm keeping it simple, and I'm drawing the winner:)

1. Create your own mixed media canvas based on my upcoming tutorial, No need to copy my canvas I strongly encourage you to do your own take on this, and I'd Love it if you'd bring your own techniques to the table :)

2. Do a video response, or blog post linking to this tutorial sharing your canvas to add to the inspiration. It can be just a slide show, showing off your piece, but I'd Love if you'd take the time to talk us through your work and the techniques you've used that aren't already explained in the video. But if you don't feel comfortable speaking in your videos, just film it/slide show it :) For those of you who don't do videos but have a blog, do a blog post on your work showing it off and send me a pm with a link to your blog.

3. Title your entry: Entry for LivArtNow's Wild Orchid Crafts giveaway

I'll be posting the links to the blog entries in the description box below the tutorial, so everyone interested can find them and visit the participants blogs for inspiration.

4. Link to my upcoming canvas tutorial and Wild Orchid Crafts webshop in the description box below your video and go to the tutorial video (I'll link to it here as soon as it's up on youtube) and make your video a video response to the tutorial video.
Wild Orchid Craft's webshop:
my tutorial: 

 Here's a link to a video explaining how to do a video response in case you don't know how :)

If your doing a blog post instead of a video response you must link to my upcoming altered canvas tutorial video and to Wild Orchid Crafts web shop in your blog post

You have until September 10th to post your video response or pm me about your blog post
I'll write down the name of those entering meeting the above mentioned criteria and the winner will be drawn 11th of September 10 o'clock in the evening Norwegian time and I'll do a video on the drawing :)

The winner gets a 20 pound gift card to use at WOC (that equals approx. 31 dollars or 23 euros). The winner also gets the canvas I create in my upcoming video tutorial, I'll be sharing some of my Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, pluss a couple of little surprise extras I'll include in the package as well. The winner needs to create an account with WOC if he/she hasn't already got one, this is free of charge, to redeem their 20 pound gift card, and must also send me their email address in a personal message on youtube or as a comment to this blogpost to claim the prize :)

I hope you'll find time to create an altered canvas and enter my giveaway for a chance to win!
Have a wonderful day,
hugs and smiles, 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Take a Word challenge - Sea

Here's a tag I made for this weeks challenge, I haven't participated in ages, but I just Love the ocean and so I thought I'd join :)

Let the adventure begin....

I made this tag, using paint, ink, gesso and paper for the background, I added an image from Magicmoonlight images onto the heart. The fish are from a collage sheet bought on Etsy. There are layers of masking tape, diecuts and lace. I've also used some metal charms as embellishments. 

Hope you like my tag,
thanks for visiting and I wish you a wonderful day,
hugs and smiles, 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Romance Novel - Mini album

Hi, I just wanted to share my latest mini album with you. I made it using the Prima Romance Novel collection gifted to me by my dear talented friends Anne and Leonie :) Just click on their names to visit their You tube channels for some wonderful inspiration.

I hope you like my album, thanks a million for watching, I wish you all a wonderful day,
hugs and smiles,