Friday, September 9, 2011

Sharing a layout and some great moments from last weekend!

Hi all blog readers and friends!

Today I wish to share an layout I created months ago, plus some pics from last weekend in Sweden where I taught two workshops with a great bunch of fun and sweet ladies!

First the layout. "Do You Remember Your Kitty? We tried to save her but then she was gone..." I think the title says a lot about what this layout is about. It was a little cute kitty we tried to save from some neighbors who wanted to just put her down at the vet because they didn't want to pay what it had to cost to save her when she was sick. I just couldn't accept that, so I paid the bill and told the vet to do what they had to to save her, and then I brought her home to us, to her "new family". The kitty recovered, and my daughter totally felled in love with her. But then, on the 31st of October, on Halloween, she just never came back home again.. Only about a month after we saved her. Kind of a sad story for us, and we really miss her. So I created this layout about "the story" for my daughter;

I used lots of Prima products in a different way and style on this layout. I used light kraft cardstock as background and Prima masks in a negative way for the white branches on the background. I simply added on the masks where I wanted them, then draw a line around them with a thin black pen, and then added white paint pretty randomly inside of the drawn black lines.
The flower is self made from different Prima flowers and center, and the "Remember" title is hand cut out from an old Prima pattern paper. The picture frame is also made with a mask and the same technique as the branches, but this time I used different Distress Inks to color it.

Here is some close-ups;

The touches of steampunk; the details with tiny clock gears, clock face and colored Gesso is totally inspired by the amazing Finnabair, who I am so proud of having as a friend. She is so talented and I totally admire everything she do! Please make sure to check out here blog here!

Workshops in Sweden

Last weekend I was in Sweden to teach workshops in Uddevalla, an great event ran by CountryScrap. I met a lot of lovely ladies and had such a great time over there. It was just one hour flight, but it doesn't matter where in the world I teach when where I am is just like this! A beautiful place on the countryside of Sweden, ran by some lovely ladies from Countryscrap, and lots of fun ladies who attended the classes! Great food was served, with BBQ dinner on Saturday, and even the weather was great, just like a beautiful summer day! Could we ask for more? No, this weekend was just perfect! Such a great place and such great classes to teach!

Here are some images of the Saturday workshop, in the class room.

After the workshops we took some group pictures of course ;O)

Here some of of the ladies from the large workshop on Saturday, with their layouts.

And look how happy we all are! :D *lol* We took some fun jumping pics too! 

And this are some of the lovely ladies from the Sunday workshop which was a smaller workshop then the day before.

And of course, we had to do a "jump of joy" shot too! ;O)

I want to thank all of you who attended my workshops last week in Sweden, I had such a wonderful time there and loved to meet you all! And a special thanks to CountryScrap and all the sweet ladies who arranged this great event; thank you for inviting me and for such a great weekend!

Hope to see you all again soon!

And to all of you out there; Wish you all a wonderful weekend! ;O)

*hugs and smiles*


Bente Fagerberg said...

Hej Ingvild.
Tusen takk for ett kjempekoselig kurs.
Jeg fikk pröve på nye saker og lärte meg å tenke litt annerledes. Jeg satte også pris på vår lille pratestund etterpå kurset. Dette gjör jeg gjerne snart igjen!!

I just loved the workshop Ingvild. I would love to do it again soon some day. Thank you so much!

Angela said...

It looked like it was such fun... and I see my friend Jenny, in the Sunday picture!!! Hi Jenny!!!

Also, I love that kitty layout and the story. It was very sweet of you to try and rescue her, and the moments you shared made for a pleasant memory that will last for a long time.

pattyo said...

Beautiful, touching layout! The workshop looks like a fabulous way to spend a weekend!

Aline Fonseca said...

I always love so much your unique projects and pics!
I'm really happy that I bought that brick and gate stamps from Prima tahta you use so frequently! I've dreamed about those! Now I got it!
So happy!!! ; D

A hugh from Brazil (sorry about my poor, confused English),

Aline Fonseca

Bast said...

Your layout is just so beautiful as is the story. That is just so touching. I am sure your daughter will treasure it.

Thanx for sharing


Cina99 said...

Tack för en fantastisk workshop! Det var riktigt riktigt skoj på lördagen och tänk vilken tur vi hade med vädret :))

La Vikinga said...

Great LO! Surprised to see you use so much Prima... ;-)

Nice pictures from last weekend, too! Have a nice trip to Belguim!


Gerry van Gent said...

Hi Ingvild!
What a beautiful and so inspiring layout! Lovely color palette and what a great tribute to the little kitty ...though it`s such a sad story :-(!
Have a great weekend, too!
Hugs ~Gerry~

Scrapbookdoll said...

Just love this layout, so nice colors and everything just seem right, stunning!


babatte said...

It is always so beautiful here. You are right to finnabair has a monstrous talent but you have anything has to envy her

Eila Sandberg said...

Hej Ingvild! säger som Bente, helt fantastisk upplevelse min första workshop någonsin. Fick med mig så mycket inspiration och tankar som jag redan börjat sätta in i praktiken. Tack! Underbart vacker LO om kattungen, så sorgligt att hon bara försvann så där. Jag blir så galen när jag hör om människor som slösar med livet, så fint av dig att rädda den lilla från dem. Kommer ihåg en annan layout som du gjort med Iseline och kissen som tittar ut genom fönstret. Jag ska hålla ögonen öppna på fler workshops med dig, står högt uppe på min lista nu när jag fått blodad tand! Klemklem

Julia Sáddi said...

Great Lo, Ingvild!!!
and Iselina does look beautiful, happy and lovely, congratulations!
: )
xox Julia Sáddi - Brazil

Anita/AniLi said...

Hej Ingvild och tusen tack för en fantastisk workshop!
Lärde mig massor och kommer garanterat att använda mig av alla tekniker du lärde ut. Gjorde senare på kvällen en layout i chabbychic stil och vek, skrapade, chalkade mm som du lärt oss.
Kram Anita

NHL said...

Din kurs gav så otroligt mycket! Framförallt en rejäl kick! Fick tillbaka förlorad skaparglädje. Tack!

Mitt blogginlägg från kursen:

Sonia said...

Hi Ingvild
Beautiful layout very inspirational.

madscrappertoo said...

Wow stunning lo!! I love your work!

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