Sunday 30 July 2017

Stars can't shine...

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my second post for today. Every now and then I like to play in challenges and this time I have chosen the Oddball Art Stamps by Lizzy Love Challenge. The theme for July is 
'a sky full of stars' so I made an ATC.

I am ashamed to say that I do not own any Oddball images so as the challenge is 'use any image' I chose this little chap called Hayes from Vera Lane Studio. Isn't he gorgeous ! :o) 

Anyway I coloured the background with Distress Inks and a blending tool and then made the stars by splattering white paint over it. The image was coloured with Copic Markers and cut out. I adhered him to the card and typed out the sentiment which was glued on as well. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Just Dance

Hello everyone,

Today I am showing you another project with the lovely 'Just Dance' set by Vera Lane Studio. You should really have a look at the Etsy Shop because there are so many fantastic images there. I always said I didn't like digital images but I have to say they certainly do have advantages over rubber stamping... You can have them as big or as small as you want, print other things on the same card and I always thought this was very difficult but it isn't ! If I can do it, everyone can !

Anyway, here is my postcard:

I took a piece of design paper and brayered som white paint in the right hand corner en up the bottom and right hand side. I added some vellum with music notes on the left and some washi tape and then stitched it with my sewing machine. 
The image was printed out and coloured with Copic Markers, cut out and adhered together with the sentiment from the same set. 

Thank you for stopping by ! 

Saturday 29 July 2017

Embrace beautiful chaos..

Hello everyone,

I have made a set of three ATC's using France Papillon's Birdy stamp. It was a quick project and I used almost the same method as the art journal page I made for UmWow Studio (also on my blog today) . I really loved the result and this was the perfect little project to repeat the process.. Instead of a chipboard I used modelpaste...

I think they turned out really nice. They were made with Mixed Media paper; I added model paste and after that was dry, some watered down acrylic paint by PaperArtsy. I used a Stabilo All pencil to add the black. I then stamped the background with France's Vintage Bill Stamp and added the birds which I stamped on tissue paper. That's how I could turn the middle one around. Lastly I added a Small Talk sticker by Tim Holtz which I cut into three parts.

Thank you so much for stopping by today !!!

Dreamers only

Hello everyone,

Today I am sharing a really simple art journal page for UmWow Studio ; all the time I just keep adding stuff and sometimes it is just nice to have something a little simpler. So that's what I did and it was quite difficult to do...

This is it and I must say I really like how it came out... 

Here's what I did:

I used this chevron shape from the Doodle Mash set. (Link below)

I cut it in two pieces and adhered it to my  paper with gel medium.

Next a couple of layers of gesso.

I decided also to try something else today. Miss DeeDee always uses her Stabilo All pencil. I have had one for about 300 years and haven't really used it so today was the day ! 

First, paint, watered down and sprayed with water too to make it run. 

Next I drew along the chevron with the pencil and used a brush to make it a little grungy... I like it. 

And here is the finished page. I added a little stamping here and there. I used grey and black Archival inks and VivaLasVegaStamps. 

A detail of the chevron

This is the set I used :

You will find it HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Friday 28 July 2017

Happy family

Hello everyone, 

Today I am sharing a postcard I made for Vera Lane Studio with the 'Cats on the block'. These little cat heads come in a right an left version because they are made for planners. So you can stick two together. I am not into planners so I used them for a postcard, which turned out really cute I think. 

The idea for this card came from a 6 x 6 paperback I bought. The patterns are all wooden planks like this one so I thought of a fence and these little cats looking over.. and that is what I did. I coloured them with Copic Markers, cut them out and adhered them behind the 'fence'. The top of the card is a piece of gelli printed card. 

This is the set :

and you'll find it HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Thursday 27 July 2017

Naughty but nice

Hello everyone,

I had a quick play today. Just for me.. so much fun ! I used a Gelli Print made with PaperArtsy Chalk Acrylics and all PaperArtsy stamps.

I took lots of stamped and digital images on holiday and did a lot of colouring with my beloved Copic Markers. This little dude is one of them. So I made a gelli print, and added some stamping and some white embossing. When I was happy I glued him in place on top of some washi tape and added the sentiment and some doodling with a white pen along the edges.

That was it ! 

Thanks for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Crime scene and a NEW VIDEO !

Hello everyone,

Today I have a new video for you where you can see how I created these AJ pages which I made for VivaLasVegaStamps! 

I have used the following stamps for these pages:

Here is the link to YouTube:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Monday 24 July 2017

Trust your crazy ideas

Hello everyone, 

I have made this postcard with the Dancer set from Vera Lane Studio... Isn't that cat cute !!! I made a 'wall' from book paper and drew the little canopy on white card stock to put above the door. I finished off with washi tape and a Tim Holz Small Talk sticker.

I used the new Just Dance set :

You will find it HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Sunday 23 July 2017

Dancers don't need wings

Hello everyone,

For my DT post for Vera Lane Studio today I had some fun with the new set called 'Just Dance'.

She is adorable isn't she. I had loads of fun colouring her with my favourite Copic Markers. She has been adhered to a gelli printed background the same as the sentiment. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Saturday 22 July 2017

A chance to dance

Hello everyone,

I have a postcard for you today. It was made with yet another gelli printed background. I used a couple of Vera Lane Studio images. This little dancer is so cute ! I thought I'd pair her with something unusual ! :o)

Lol... I suppose it is a chance to dance... All images were coloured with Copic Markers, cut out and adhered to the card. I also added some washitape for the car to 'drive' on. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday 19 July 2017

A different use of stamps...

Hallo allemaal,

Hello everyone, 
Vandaag heb ik een setje van 3 ATC's om te laten zien. Met deze set wil ik laten zien dat je heel gemakkelijk een stempel kan aanpassen aan een ander formaat, simpelweg door alleen een gedeelte te gebruiken of zelfs een afdruk op maat te knippen.

Today I want to show you how to adapt a stamp to suit your projects simply by cutting or masking bits off. 
Zoals jullie misschien nog weten heb ik vorige maand deze kaart gemaakt:

You might remember this card that I made last month.

Met deze zelfde stempel (deze afdruk is één stempel behalve het woord Daydreams) heb ik nu een setje van 3 ATC's gemaakt. ATC's worden veel geruild en geswapt en hebben een afmeting van 2,5" x 3,5" precies ! In mm is dat 63.5 mm x 88.9 mm.

With this same stamp which is one image (apart from the word Daydreams) I made this set of three ATC's. 

en hier zijn ze afzonderlijk zodat je ze beter kan zien :

Here they are separately so you can see them better:

Op wit card stock heb ik acrylverf gebrayerd. Ik heb eerst geel, oranje, roze en blauw gebruikt en daarna wit eroverheen om het wat af te zwakken. Toen ik tevreden was heb ik het card stock in ATC's gesneden. Daarna heb ik met verschillende kleuren inkt die er mooi bij pasten (roze en grijs in dit geval) de achtergrond hier en daar bestempeld.

I started with brayering acrylic paint onto card; I used yellow, orange, pink and blue. I also used a little white over the top to tone it down a bit. Next I stamped the background with inks that went with the colour scheme. I used pink and grey Archival Inks. 
Op hetzelfde card stock met Memento Inkt de stempel 3 keer afgedrukt, het meisje en de bloemen ingekleurd met Copic Markers en uitgeknipt wat ik dacht leuk was op het ATC en dat opgeplakt. Hier en daar wat gedoedeld en als laatste woordstickers toegevoegd.

I stamped the stamp three times on white card stock and coloured the girl and one of the flowers three times, cut them out and adhered them onto the ATC's. 
Ik hoop dat ik jullie hiermee inspiratie heb gegeven om eens anders naar je stempels te kijken.

I hope I gave you some inspiration to look differently at your stamps. 
Ik heb de volgende materialen gebruikt:


Amsterdam Acrylverf
PaperArtsy ELB34
Carabelle 60309 - Une femme parmi des fleurs
Leuk dat je er weer was !

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Kiss kiss

Hello everyone,

Today I have a postcard to share that I made for the  Visible Image DT

On a pink, yellow and orange gelliprinted background I stamped the mouth and heat embossed it with pink powder. I then used a black and white pen to colour the inside of the mouth and the teeth. 
The X's are also from the set with the lips which is called 'Dare to be different'. 
The sentiment which consists of three kisses was done with the new Alphabet set. 

I have used the following stamps:

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Monday 17 July 2017

Brave wings

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my second inspiration post for Country View Challenges where the theme this month is 'Things with wings'. I made an art journal page :

I didn't take many photos as I got carried away, lol.  
I had the background ready as I always have a stack of gelli prints handy.

The girl ('word girl five' by StarTrish Design)  was coloured with Copic Markers and cut out... I did mask off the words inside her body as I prefer her without. 

I added stamping to the background (PaperArtsy) and some stencilling (Tim Holtz) and that was that. 

I put some washi tape down and added the girl (by Trish Latimer). Lastly I added the sentiment which is a 'small talk' sticker by Tim Holtz. 

That was it ! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Sunday 16 July 2017

Friends forever

Hello everyone,

I have a little art journal to share today. I love these little Kokeshi Dolls by Vera Lane Studio.

Of course I have used a gelli print. I seem to do nothing else these days... getting lazy ! 

The dolls were coloured with Copic Markers, cut out and adhered to the page. I also added some white pen details to them and the page and did some collaging. The words are from another set which is 'Helga's Hedgehog'. This is a very useful set as you always need words and there are lots in this set. 

 There are links to both sets below. 

Thank you for stopping by today. 

Thursday 13 July 2017

Float like a butterfly with a NEW VIDEO !

Hello everyone,

When you read this I'll probably be on top of a mountain in Wales somewhere... lol. I did this page before we went on holiday and have also filmed the process.

So, if you want to know how I made this here's the link:

Enjoy ! 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday 12 July 2017

Happy new home

Hello everyone,
Hallo allemaal,

and welcome to my blog where today I am sharing a card I made for Hobbycompleet de Duif.

en welkom op mijn blog waar ik vandaag een kaart heb om te laten zien. Ik heb deze gemaakt voor het dt van Hobbycompleet de Duif. 

This card was made using different pattern papers from the same pack. I stamped the yellow polka dot piece twice with a Katzelkraft swirl and then on another piece stamped the house, cut it out and adhered it to the panel on some Tim Holtz washi tape. The sentiment was typed on a piece of pattern paper and matted (as was the yellow panel) and adhered on top of the same washitape. 

Deze eenvoudige kaart is gemaakt met patroon papier van een 6 x 6 pack. Het gele polkadot papier is bestempeld met een Katzelkraft swirl en gemat op donker grijs papier. Het huis is op een ander patroontje gestempeld en uitgeknipt. Daarna is het op het paneel geplakt nadat ik een strookje washi tape had aangebracht. Hetzelfde washi tape heb ik ook gebruikt om de tekst op te plakken. Deze heb ik met een oude typemachine getypt op weer een ander papiertje en daarna op hetzelfde grijs gemat. 

The whole thing was then adhered to a white card. 

Het geheel daarna op een witte kaart geplakt. 

I have used the following stamps: 

Ik heb de volgende stempels gebruikt:

Thank you for stopping by today ! 
Leuk dat je er was vandaag ! 

Tuesday 11 July 2017

Published again !

Hello everyone,

When Stampington contacted me because they wanted to feature me as guest artist in the Stampers' Sampler, I was over the moon ! And then I found out one of my cards would be on the front cover ! Yay.... and there's more... make sure to read on !

And when I finally got my hands on the actual magazine I was even more happy ! 

Look :

This was the start of the guest artist article. They have used cards I send in using mostly Katzelkraft stamps...

An occasional Tim Holtz dog... 

This series is the Wizard of Oz designed by Janet Klein and sold through Stampotique Originals. As you might know I have joined Janet's DT for VERA LANE STUDIO. So many nice digital images... Make sure to visit the Etsy shop HERE.

Here is the 'interview' ! 

A single card I entered for the pitcher challenge....

The sam here, this one ended up on the front cover ! 

And the last pitcher. 

And.... then there was another three pages with my other love : Vintage... 

Thank you so much Stampington, Stampers' Sampler and Gracy Wilkins ! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today !