Thursday, 30 March 2017

A lovely surprise

Hello everyone,

Today I have a different post. My lovely friend Lynne Moncrieff sent me a fabulous gift just before I went on holiday in February and, of course with her permission, I would like to share it with you.



This is a yummy wall hanger ! I love it and it is hanging in my room so I can look at it every day ! 


Here's a close up of the star. 

Thank you so much Lynne ! You have spoilt me ! 




Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Fragile ocean

Hello everyone,

and welcome to another Challenge at the Stampotique Designers' Challenge blog. This time it is all about text backgrounds. We hope you'll have a go as we'll and play along.

Here's my postcard :


This is a gelli print which was done on a menu of a restaurant. 
I stamped the fish on the card directly and also on a piece of blank book paper. I then cut out some bits and adhered them to the one on the card.  I then made the sentiment from two different sentiment stamps and adhered them also. The barcode stamp finished it off. 

I used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Adore

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my blogpost for Um Wow Studio. Today I have another art journal to share. Yes,  I know, boring... but that is what I like to do...


This time I used my pencil to add some circles and some writing (thank you DeeDee for the idea, I would have never tried this if I hadn't seen you do it!) 
Here's how I treated the chipboard:


I applied some acrylic paint with a brayer.. 


Lightest colour first..


Then adding a little of the dark at the bottom. 


over the top I added some holographic embossing powder... 




Look how that sparkles ! 



Here are some detail pictures... 


sparkly ! 


Wasn't she gorgeous ! I don't know why I am obsessed with her but I am... lol


Here she is again... 


And the finished journal page.

I used this chipboard:


You will find it HERE

Thank you for stopping by today !! 





A trio of cards

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my blog where today I am sharing three cards I made with Visible Image Stamps. These are all from the newest release.
All three cards have a gelli printed base. The first and third card are from the same gelli print. The middle one is a different one.



The sentiment here was heat embossed twice with two different colours of embossing powder and you can just see the dark powder peeking out at the edges....




She looks so serene, doesn't she ? 



And this one is really simple. I so loved that background that I didn't want to cover it up too much... 



I have used the following stampsets:
Card one:

Card two:

Card three:
Face it
Create it
Own it

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Monday, 27 March 2017

Art Specially demo tags

Hello everyone,
Hallo allemaal,


I just wanted to remind you that I will be demo-ing the Tim Holtz distress Oxide Inks at the Art Specially event in Nijkerk on the 1st and 2nd of April. You'll find me at the Hobbycompleet De Duif Stand. Please come and see me !

Ik wilde jullie er alleen even aan herinneren dat ik op 1 en 2 april op het Art Specially Event de Tim Holtz Distress Oxides zal demonstreren. Ik zit op de stand bij Hobbycompleet De Duif.
Ik zou het leuk vinden als jullie langskwamen om hallo te zeggen en natuurlijk mijn demo te bekijken.

This is what I will be doing:
Dit ga ik doen:




and
en


Of course all materials will be available at the stand of Hobbycompleet de Duif.
Natuurlijk zijn alle gebruikte materialen verkrijgbaar bij Hobbycompleet de Duif.



I hope to see you there ! 

Hopelijk zie ik jullie daar  ! 

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Tag duo with Oxide Inks and Visible Image stamps

Hello everyone,
Hallo allemaal,

and welcome to my blog where for today I have made two tags with Distress Oxide Inks and Visible Image stamps. I love the inks although they take a little bit of getting used to as they are so different to the normal Distress Inks. This was my first play and I think they came out nice. I hope this post will give you some inspiration to get out your inks and stamps and play !

en welkom op mijn blog. Voor vandaag heb ik een setje labels gemaakt met de Distress Oxide Inkt. Fantastisch spul. Dit was mijn eerste poging en ik vind dat ze mooi gelukt zijn. Ik hoop dat ik jullie hiermee een beetje inspiratie geef om ook met inkt en stempels te gaan spelen !!

I cut the tags with a die.

De labels zelf heb ik met de Cuttlebug en een mal gesneden.


For this tag I smooshed the inks on my craft mat and mopped them up, dried the tag and repeated until I was happy with the result. 
To finish I used white and black acrylic paints for splatters and a touch of stencilling and Visible Image stamps. A list of all materials is at the bottom of this post. 

Voor deze label heb ik de inkt op mijn craft mat gesmeerd, natgespoten en de label er in gedoopt, gedroogd en herhaald zo lang tot ik tevreden was. 
Voor de afwerking heb ik stempels van Visible Image met Archival Jet Black Inkt gebruikt. 
Ook heb ik nog een beetje gestencild en spetters aangebracht met zwarte en witte acrylverf. 
Een lijst van gebruikte materialen vindt je onderaan dit bericht. 


The green label was made in the same way.

Deze groene label is op dezelfde manier gemaakt. 



Hier you can see the cool effects of the Oxide Inks. Especially the Cracked Pistachio has at least two green shades and a blue in it. They appear once you spray with water. 
Again I have used a stencil and white acrylic paint and some lovely Visible Image Stamps. 

Hier kun je mooi het Oxide effect van deze inkt zien. Vooral de Cracked Pistachio heeft wel 2 kleuren blauw en groen die tevoorschijn komen als je er water over sproeit. 
Ook hier heb ik nog wat gestencild en de stempels hier zijn eveneens van Visible Image. 


Used materials:
Gebruikte materialen :

Label/ tag mal /die:

Crealies CNLE LT06 

Oxide Ink:

Spiced Marmelade
Worn Lipstick
Broken China
Peeled paint
Fossilized Amber
Cracked Pistachio
Iced Spruce

Visible Image stempels/stamps:

Born to perform
Create it
Face it
Destination unknown

Dylusions verf/paint:

Black Marble
White Linen

Stencil:

Tim Holtz mini layering stencil set 24


Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 
Dank je voor je bezoek vandaag ! 

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Approach with caution

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my blog where I am sharing a tag for the second week of the 'tag it' challenge for the Stampotique Designers' Challenge blog. I used another of the new stamps for March...
We would love to see you make something with a tag too, you could make one or add one to your project.

I cut this tag out of white card stock and then used a brayer and two shades of blue acrylic paint to colour the tag. I then added some stamping. The circles were stamped with black Archival ink and the baroque swirls were heat embossed with light blue WOW embossing powder. 
The little chap is called "Cranium" and it a new stamp for March by Daniel Torrente. 
I coloured him with Copics, cut him out and adhered him to the tag. 
I then stamped the sentiment, cut it into pieces and adhered it too. 

I used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

A whole year more incrediblerer

Hello everyone,

and welcome to this blogpost where today I have an art journal page to share with you. I made this with the fabulous VivaLasVegaStamps! and Lindy's Stampgang  Magicals.


Aren't these girls adorable ..

I had fun making this and if you want to know how then have a look here :




I have used the following stamps for this page :



Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 





Thursday, 16 March 2017

Art Specially Demo

Hello everyone,
Hallo allemaal,

When you read this I will still be basking in the sun somewhere in the Caribbean ! Yay...

I just wanted to remind you that I will be demo-ing the Tim Holtz distress Oxide Inks at the Art Specially event in Nijkerk on the 1st and 2nd of April. You'll find me at the Hobbycompleet De Duif Stand. Please come and see me !

Als jullie dit lezen zit ik nog lekker in de zon ergens in de Cariben.. Hoera...

Ik wilde jullie er alleen even aan herinneren dat ik op 1 en 2 april op het Art Specially Event de Tim Holtz Distress Oxides zal demonstreren. Ik zit op de stand bij Hobbycompleet De Duif.
Ik zou het leuk vinden als jullie langskwamen om hallo te zeggen en natuurlijk mijn demo te bekijken.

This is part of what I will be doing :

Dit is een gedeelte van wat ik ga doen:


See you there ! 

Tot dan ! 


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Come fly with me

Hello everyone,

and welcome to yet another Challenge at the Stampotique Designers' Challenge Blog ! This coming fortnight it will be all about tags. You can make one or put one on your project. If you play along with us you might win a $30 voucher at the end of the month. Just make sure to read the rules first !
I've made a tag:


This was a simple project, I cut this tag out of white card stock and stamped the plane and the sentiment on it with Archival ink and then coloured everything with a variety of materials like pencils, watercolours and even some alcoholmarkers.. I added some faux stitch lines and a piece of ribbon and that was that. 

I used the following stamps:


Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Born to dance

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my blog where today I am sharing an art journal page I made with Visible Image Stamps. These are all from the newest release.  I painted the background with acrylic paints.




Here's a detail of the little sparkly bits around the ballet dancer. They are so much more sparkly in real life ! 



I have used the following stampsets:



Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Man in the moon

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my blogpost for Um Wow Studio where today I have a tag to share with you :



I have used 7Dots paper from the Writer's block series for this. I glued some pieced to a #10 tag and scraped gesso and Art Anthology Sorbet paints over it. I also added some shading with a distress Crayon. 

Here's how I treated the chipboards.




I used the man in the moon for this..




I heat embossed the solid piece with a light yellow embossing powder. I added two layers. 




In the end I thought it was too yellow and I added some shading on top with a Big Brush Marker. 



For the outline I also heat embossed this but used an ochre yellow and then also decided it was not quite right so I added some gold over the top. 





Here you can see them together... 


I had these stars left over from another project. They were gessoed and heat embossed with a holographic embossing powder. They have a lovely glittery finish. I added some brown Big Brush Marker here and there to vary the colour a little. 



And here you can see it all put together... I added some bandage which I stapled on and added some embroidery stitches. I used the same fabric at the top as a ribbon. The sentiment is from an old sticker set from 7Dots Studio called destination unknown. 

I have used these Chipboards:





Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 




Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Whatever..

Hello everyone,

There is a new challenge over at the Stampotique Designers' Challenge Blog. It is 'Ribbon or lace' and I really struggled with this one ... in the end I just added a piece of lacy ribbon on the side of my art journal page...




This paper is a mop up page from my gelli plate. Sometimes these turn out better than the actual prints... On the print you see two new stamps ! The white script and the girl... 
I stamped the background a little first, the script was white embossed and then stamped Elaina on white card stock and coloured her with Copic Markers. I cut her out and glued her on the page.
It was then that my struggle started .. I had out my stash of ribbons and lace and couldn't decide what to do or where to put it.. lol 
In the end I settled for this piece which was green to start, I painted it with gesso before stapling it to my page. 
The sentiment is a really old one but I though it fitted her face perfectly ! 

I used the following stamps: 

I hope you'll play along with us this week! Just remember to real the rules before submitting ! 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 


Tuesday, 7 March 2017

the road not taken

Hello everyone,

I have an art journal page to share with you today. I have made this for the VivaLasVegaStamps! DT. I've had this elephant in my stash forever and I thought it was time to get him out !



The base is a gelli print I made earlier and on top of that I added some stamping and stencilling. The elephants were stamped on separate white paper and cut out. I adhered them behind each other on the page as if they were following each other. The bird is a Sandpiper with very long legs and beak which I cut off to make him into something else... lol

I have used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by today !! 

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Blah Blah Blah

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my second inspiration post for this month's "inspired by Tim Holtz" challenge over at Country View Challenges. I have made a tag for this and almost everything I have used is by Tim Holtz. I am amazed at the amount of Tim-stuff I have in my stash to be honest ! lol


I hope you will play along with us this month ! You could win a GBP 20 voucher to spend in the shop HERE. Just make sure to read the rules.. 

Here's how I made my tag : 




Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 


Thursday, 2 March 2017

Another Oxide experiment !

Hello everyone, 

Hallo allemaal ! 

Here's the second part of my Tim Holtz Oxide Ink adventure.. I have made two tags. 

Hier het tweede deel van mijn avontuur met de Oxide Inks van Tim Holtz. Ik heb twee labels gemaakt




I forgotten how many colours I used here, but it was a lot... 
I weet niet meer hoeveel kleuren inkt ik hier gebruikt heb maar het waren er veel... 




I also used a stencil with white Dylusions paint. 

Ik heb ook hier en daar een stencil met witte Dylusions Verf gebruikt. 



The stamps are by Artistic Outpost. 

Stempels zijn van Artistic Outpost. 



This was made with a stencil, 3 colours of ink and a stamp. I used Kraft card stock for this. 

Deze label is gemaakt met een stencil, 3 kleuren inkt en een stempel. Alles op Kraft card stock. 



Such a lovely effect ! 

Wat een mooi effect hรจ..


Materials used : 
gebruikte materialen:



Apart from these materials I used some other stuff from my stash. 

Naast deze materialen heb ik not wat spulletjes van mijn voorraad gebruikt.

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Dank je voor je bezoek !