Today on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog, we’re continuing our weekly featured artist spotlight whereby each week we spotlight a different artist/designer in the paper crafting & mixed media world and introduce you to their fabulous work.

Today we’re thrilled to welcome Karin Åkesdotter.

Before we show you Karin’s project, let’s get to know her a little bit more…

KarinAkesdotter-250WMy name is Karin Åkesdotter and I live in Gothenburg Sweden with my husband and our 5-year-old son. I teach needlework and language fulltime at a 7-9 grade school and I love my work and my students, but always wish I had more time for my hobbies; cardmaking and watercolorpainting.
I started my blog Peppermint Patty’s Papercraft in 2010 and have loved every minute. I’ve made some wonderful new friends from all over the World.  I have been published in my favorite magazines, received awards that I’m really proud of and have had the chance to design and guest design for many fantastic companies. Currently I am so happy to be on 4 design teams that I absolutely LOVE: Purple Onions Designs, Waltzing Mouse Stamps, Lawnscaping and Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge team.
I think I would describe my style as CAS and cute.  I tried to make 2 cards for this post that represent “me”.

Thinking Of You Card

I used watercolorpaper as a card base.  I stamped the raccoon first using Archival ink.  I then masked the raccoon so I could stamp the background. I colored the images and background with watercolor pencils. I put a layer of glossy accents on top of the raccoon to give it some more dimension.  After that I cut a frame using Spellbinders dies and adhered it on top of the card using foam adhesive. After I had everything in place I stamped my sentiment.


You Brighten My Day Card

First I stamped and colored the fox image and cut it out. I used watercolor pencils for this image too.  I embossed the sentiment onto Bazzill’s cardstock, placed some die cut leaves onto the cardstock, just above the greeting and then I attached the fox to the sentiment panel directly over the leaves.  I then dry embossed a panel with swirls and added that to the card base with foam adhesive.  Then I attached the sentiment panel to the card with yet more foam adhesive.  (I really love that stuff and think it is key to beautiful cards with nice dimension to them!)



Card 1
Stamps: Purple Onions Design
Dies: Spellbinders
Paper: Heavy weight Watercolorpaper
Other: Derwents watercolor pencils, Glossy accents by Rangers

Card 2
Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Dies: Spellbinders rectangles, W Plus 9 Leaves
Cardstock: Bazzill Kraft, Basic and Card Shoppe
Other: Ranger embossing powder, Hero Arts Sizzix embossing folder, Derwents watercolor pencils

We hope you have enjoyed today’s projects courtesy of Karin Åkesdotter.  Also, be sure to stop by Karin’s blog, follow her on Pinterest or on Flickr to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you).


15 replies on “Featured Artist/Designer: Karin Åkesdotter”

  1. I would love to win this. I’ve been wanting these stamps – we did a lot of camping when the kids were little and this set appeals to me. I haven’t gotten around to buying them yet – hopefully I’ll win them.
    Lawn Fawn has the best stamps. thanks for the chance to win them.

  2. You are such a talent, Karin! Your water coloring is always SO beautiful. And I especially love it when you use the little animals from Purple Onion Design.

  3. I, too, am working toward developing a CAS and cute style. Love the cards. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Karin, you do beautiful work! I am a retired elementary teacher. I am currently making cards for my church’s card ministry. I pass them on to a friend who writes a message and mails them. Well, usually…I wrote messages and mailed out two THANK YOU cards and a THINKING OF YOU card yesterday! I live in the USA, in the state of Kentucky. I have some Spellbinders goodies, but most of my materials are STAMPIN UP! My sister sells it. It is also on the Internet. You can get some great ideas there, even if you use other brands. Their punches are the easiest I have found to use.

  5. Splendid! I’m heading over to Karin’s blog to check it out. Thanks for the introduction to another great artist.

  6. What a pleasure to meet you Karin! Your cards are beautiful! Thank you for the introduction to Lawn Fawn!

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