Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Favorite Projects of 2019

Hi everyone! The year is almost at an end and it is time to look back and do a little review. It's been quite a year, with both lots of fun things, everyday happenings and activities, achievements, changes and adventures, and some less fun things such as our unwanted and very sudden move. 

I enjoy looking back at my projects from the year and it gives a sense of perspective. It is easy to feel that the time has flown past, but when I look at the projects I did at the beginning of the year, it still feels pretty long ago. If you start looking at details and remembering events, time seems to slow down.

I have picked some favorite projects, and they are favorites for different reasons. 

A big thank you to everyone who looks at my projects, posts comments here and on my social media channels and click on affiliate links. I really appreciate it and I always look forward to hearing what you think about a project and hope that my projects inspire creativity and art making.

Layers of ink - Recycled Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Let's start with a fun Recycled tag, which has some of my favorite elements: words, transparent elements, fun colors and little details.

Layers of ink - Forest Layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

A scrapbooking layout about one of my favorite places, the forest. 

Layers of ink - Past Times Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

My favorite part of this Past Times wall-hanger is the photo of my grandmother and her brother-in-law. I also like the mix of yellow, brown and gold.

Layers of ink - Springtime Altered Tin by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

You can create a springtime fairy-tale scene in an altered tin. Leo loves this project and looks at it often.

Layers of ink - Vintage Stenciled Wall-Hanging by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

This vintage stenciled wall-hanging also made it onto my list, because of the pretty roses, gold foil, crackles and vellum butterflies.

Layers of ink - Mist Resist Tags by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I picked these tags because of the fun Mist Resist Technique, and to remind myself to do the technique soon again.

Layers of ink - Ocean Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

This Ocean art journal page is so peaceful and calm, and I used a fun resist effect for the water.

Layers of ink - Yellow Textured Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

And a cheerful yellow tag, with fun textured flowers. 

Layers of ink - Nautical Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

My Nautical Tag has an interesting mix of colors, textures and metals, and I had such fun when I made it.

Layers of ink - At The Seaside by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

We have had very grey and rainy weather here lately, which inspired me to pick some extra sunny summer projects for this post, such as this At the Seaside scrapbooking page.

Layers of ink - Watercolor Florals by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

As you know, watercolor techniques are among my favorites, and I really enjoyed doing these borderlesss watercolored florals.

Layers of ink - Sending Happiness by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

My favorite patterned papers from this year were definitely Tim Holtz's Abandoned Paper Stash, which I used for this Sending Happiness art journal page. Another favorite project with the same papers were my two Heart Shaker Cards

Layers of ink - Gold and Shimmer Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I have used unusually many gold elements lately and this Shimmer and Shine Tag went all out and is almost completely sparkling with gold metal and glitter.

Layers of ink - Winter Bird Tag by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

My Winter Bird Tag was such fun to make, using almost only items found in my scrap boxes.

Layers of ink - December Daily Journal by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I almost always pick my December Daily journal for my favorite projects of the year post. The winter mountain journal is now filled with Christmas memories.

Layers of ink - Your Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I like the colors, bits of gold, big Lined You and the message of this art journal page. I also used the SSS Lined You die on my New Year art journal page.

Layers of ink - Winter Wonderland by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Let's finish the year with a Winter Wonderland. I like all the sparkly snow on this project and since it is winter-themed, I am planning to display it the whole winter, but hopefully we will get some real snow too.

Again, thank you so much for all your support throughout this year. I want to wish you all a Happy New Creative Year 2020!!


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  1. Prachtige keuze gemaakt. Zal vast moeilijk geweest zijn om een keuze te maken. Want je maakt altijd schitterende creaties. Gelukkig nieuwjaar toegewenst.

  2. Awesome projects, Happy New Year!!!**************!!**!!** that's my fireworks...LOL.

  3. Wonderful inspiration throughout 2019, looking forward to 2020 :)

  4. Fantastic to look back over your creativity in the last year... it's always a fascinating process selecting favourites. There's so much colour and life and energy here. I know you had a lot going on, but the main thing I see here is lots of happiness - so that's a very good sign! Beautiful work and always inspirational. Thank you for sharing it all with us, and here's to lots more in 2020.
    Alison x

  5. Wow, what a wonderful array of makes! I loved seeing all your creations from 2019 again, they are so inspirational 😁. Wishing you a happy New Year, may it be filled with peace, love and happiness! Hugs, Jo x

  6. Happy New Year Anna-Karin! It was so nice to see a review of the all the pretty things you have created. So many different projects, each one beautiful.
    Wishing you and your family all the best for 2020! :)


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