Last day of 2013. No snow, plus degrees and lots of wind, a bit unusual to be Norway at this time of the year. I figured it was time to look back and make a top 10 list for last year. Choosing 10 things is a difficult task. I have tried to find 10 quite different things.
In march I got picked to be on the Design Team for Hobbykunst, the largest craft shop in Norway. The working team at the shop, had just been to the CHA exhibition, and found an altered book from Janine Koczwara, and they really wanted me to create something similar as decoration for the shop. I do not like to copy other exactly - so I made my own version. More photos can be found here
One of the tasks I got this year from Hobbykunst was to make a layout. I started making a lot of layouts, when I started scrapping, but that is a long time ago. I was good fun to have another go. More photos and info can be found here.
In March, I entered a competition at Ski treffet. My task was to create something with chocolate. I was just going to decorate a box of chocolate, but it ended up as a working gramophone (although the music is poor quality). The gramophone is now at Hobbykunst. More info about the gramophone can be found here
In march, I decided to try to get one of my items published in a magazine. This was published in the June issue of Ett trykk. More info can be found here
This owl is a Muji owl, altered and painted. I have glued individual feathers on it, and decorated it. More info and to see the owl before it got decorated is in this blog post.
The steampunk dress. The dress form is handmade and the dress is sewn from Coffee filters and old lace. More information and link to the dress form template can be found here.
This was a card I made as the first card in the European Scrap Battle, but also my Design Team application for the online magazine StampARTic. I was very pleased to find that I got the DT position. The plane is a pop-up plane - an will pop up when a flap is turned over. Template and more photos of the card can be found here.
I was featured as a Guest Designer in the magazine "Ett trykk" in October. Some of the items has been posted in the blog, and some will be posted next year. One of the items shown was "The Alice in Wonderland altered vase":
This was a task from Hobbykunst, where I am on the design team. I really enjoy getting task that seems a bit impossible. I was asked to alter an MDF vase. So I turned it upside down, altered it, mounted a clock and mounted lights in it. This lamp was also featured in Ett trykk - where I was a guest designer in October. More about this can be seen here.
I entered the European Scrap battle in Alter and Cards. Lots of time was invested in the competition. This was my semi-final contribution. I did not go further in alter, but had really good competition. All the contributions in alter can be found here.
This was my final contribution in cards in the European Scrap battle. Two cards, mirroring each other. The cards are pop - up cards. I got 2.nd place in cards in this battle. All the contributions in cards can be found here