01 December, 2018

Santa mermaid

maya isaksson waffle flower chibitronics

Today the Chibitronics team has the great pleasure to collaborate with Waffle Flower. They make the most unique stamps, and I fell in love with the set called The SEAson with this handsome Santa mermaid and his fish friends.

I made the Christmas decorations on the seaweed light up using LEDs by Chibitronics. It turned out really fun! I used red lights for this, and it looks super christmasy and fun.

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I made a front panel that hid the circuit. I punched holes where the light would show up and backed with vellum. I colored it red using copics before adhering it on the back of the panel.

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Here's my (messy looking) circuit. I used a pull tab switch that I learned from Eiko on the Chibitronics team. I used some packaging tape on the inside because my regular one was missing, no one will see the mess anyway. Except for you, and you won't tell anyone, right? ;)

If you go to todays post in the Chibitronics blog you will be able to see all of my teammates cards and creations using Waffle Flower products.

15 November, 2018

Aqua Tint Sunflower


I made this while making samples for the Aqua Tint Pens release. The stamp is by Crafters Companion and I loved coloring it with the Aqua Tints. I used Holly Leaf, Olive Jade, Moonlight, Harvest Moon, and Smoked Quartz. I'm not a great watercolorer but even I get great results with these babies. I did however not make the background, it's a patterned paper that I really think is cute! And more Kraft!

08 November, 2018

Elephant Hugs

maya isaksson mama elephant hugs

I got some cool dies from MFT and this window is one of them. I think it's so fun! I used some elephants by Mama Elephant and dies by Winnie & Walter for this cars. I honestly can't for the life of me remember what I used to color this card. I'm guessing it was the Spectrum Noir ColorBlends, but I'm not sure.

I like the layers that are made using the window and die cuts and the cute elephants. And the kraft colored card base is also nice. I need to use more kraft, it's pretty!

01 November, 2018

Flying Elephant Card

maya isaksson mama elephant balloon

This was a card I made back when the Aqua Tint Pens was released. Look at that color! The pigmentation is amazing in these pens. I used the colors Onyx Black, Starry Sky, Aquamarine, Moonstone, Solar Red, Sterling Silver and Cosmos to color this card. So you can get the soft colors of the balloon and elephant by diluting the color using water. But you can get that fantastic blue on top too by using it as is.

I'm really happy with this card, it's so sweet with stamps by Mama Elephant. That baby elephant is just adorable.

25 October, 2018

Lucky Duck window card

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Interactive cards are so much fun. I got this die by Lawn Fawn that makes a window that you can open to reveal a surprise message. I used a big background die by Kaiserkraft and the super cute ducks by Lawn Fawn.

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I colored the tub to look like the old enamel type tubs. Super cute! And those bubbles. I had a lot of fun with this card. I added a small magnet to the window so it wouldn't pop open by itself.

I really like having the matching dies to stamp sets, no fussy cutting is my jam. I don't really mind cutting out images but just pop them through the Gemini (or in this case Diamond Press) is so easy and fast.

18 October, 2018

Resist card with Aqua Tint Pens

maya isaksson good day resist card

This little card was a super quick one. I made this while crafting with friends and I was given these resist cards, I think by Theresa Collins, but I might be wrong. I had the Aqua Tint Pens close by and just scribbled a little colorful background on top and voila.

This color combo is adorable, it's Moonlight, Pink Champagne and Soft Jade.

11 October, 2018

Glitter paste background

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See, I told you I wasn't done with this set yet. Still playing with the cactus set by Concord and 9th. This time I used some lovely glitter paste for the background and used colored pencils for the big cactus.

For some reason, these cacti are so much fun to color. Not many details and a large enough surface to cover. It makes me happy to not have to think about shadows and stuff like that once in a while.

I'm pretty sure this is the last cactus card for a bit. But they will probably show up again later.

04 October, 2018

Cactus on black background​

maya isaksson embossed cactus

I love the look of copper embossing powder on a black background, and colored pencils to color. I think it looks super dramatic. I'm not happy with the sentiment, the embossing acted weird on top of the colored pencil and copper embossing powder. I'm not sure what happened. But I didn't want to toss the whole card so I let it be. Sometimes you just have to take a step back and leave it alone.

The stamp set is from Concord and 9th and this is not the last card you'll see using that set. I had a lot of fun with it!

01 October, 2018

Bright poppies

Spectrum Noir Maya Isaksson WM poppies

I went to this amazing Art journaling class with Vicky Papaioannou a few weeks back. I got this Stampendous stamp set with Poppies in my kit. They are big and lovely and I felt like I needed to color them properly once. I kinda forgot that bright reds are pretty hard to color with. In the end, it turned out ok I think, I used Spectrum Noir Illustrators for this. I stamped in grey so the lines wouldn't stand out as much.

I Hand cut the vase and flowers and added them on top of an old Christmas patterned paper, it kinda looks like wallpapers in the background. I popped the flowers and table up on foam tape and I think it gives some extra depth to the card.

These are the colors I used for my card: DR1, DR4, TN8, DR5, JG4, JG5, GB1, IB1, JG3

27 September, 2018

Big and​ small cacti cards


I would not lie if I said this cacti stamp set by Concord and 9th is one of my all time favorites. I'm not sure why I love it so much, it's just one of these sets that makes you happy.

I made this card using one of the large cacti while crafting with friends. I think it turned out pretty awesome. I used the Aqua Tint Brush pens to color it. They are so much fun and super pigmented.

These are the colors I used. Holly Leaf, Olive Jade, Smoked Quartz and Sterling Silver.

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I also tested blending the Aqua Tints brush pens on a piece of watercolor paper and I liked this tiny part so I just diecut it and used as a background for this tiny cactus in the set. So cute! I didn't put down the colors used unfortunately because I love that combo. It looks so vintage-y.

24 September, 2018

Coffee and friends

Spectrum Noir Maya Isaksson coffee and friends

In our house, there is a saying: Do not get between mom and her coffee. I really love my coffee. So this Coffee Love stamp set by Altenew was a must-have. I stamped up the images randomly and did some messy (very therapeutic) water coloring, using my Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers.

Coffee and friends really make the perfect blend. Especially if there are cookies involved, and maybe some crafting after that.

I used these colors to color my card: Chocolat, Charcoal, Desert, Lime, Begonia, Kingfisher, Navy

Santa mermaid

Today the Chibitronics team has the great pleasure to collaborate with Waffle Flower . They make the most unique stamps, and I fell in love ...