Friday, 20 April 2018

Mixed Media Mania - a YouTube hop

Hello everyone, 

I was very happy to be asked to take part in a Mixed Media YouTube hop ! 

There is a host of prizes to win ! Each stop will have at least two prizes with UmWowStudio and VivaLasVegaStamps! giving a prize at EVERY STOP ! How cool is that. To win all you have to do is SUBSCRIBE and COMMENT on each video in the hop. 

Here's a list of all the fantastic prizes that you can win:

7 Dots Studio : $35 Prize Pack 
AALL & Create : $25 Gift Certificate 
Amazing Casting Products : Clear Resin & Amazing Mold Putty 
Blitsy : $50 Gift Certificate 
Canvas Corp Brands : Prize Pack of 7 Gypsies, Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels 
Carabelle Studio : Prize Pack 
DecoArt : DecoArt Media Starter Kit 
Gel Press : Pack of Petite Printing Plates style B 
Marabu : 2 Prize Packs of $50 Value 
Ranger Ink : Prize Pack 
Thermoweb : $25 Gift Certificate 
UmWowStudio : Winner’s Choice of Digital Downloads EVERY STOP 
Viva las VegaStamps! : $10 Grab Bag of UnMounted Rubber Stamps EVERY STOP

This is what I made : 


If you hop over to my YouTube channel, you'll find a list of all the participating people and links to their YouTube Channels. Happy Hopping ! 




We hope you will enjoy this hop ! Don't forget to subscribe and comment to have a chance to win a prize ! 

Please note: Some sponsor prizes are US only, please state your country of origin ! 




April Showers

Hello everyone,

Today, for Katzelkraft, I have a small art journal page to share.


I painted the page with blue paint and then overpainted it with white to make it lighter. I then stamped and stencilled the page. The girl was stamped directly on the page and also on white card stock. I coloured the one on the card stock and cut her out. I then glued her onto the one on the page. That way you don't have to cut out every detail like the umbrella handle for instance. 
The sentiment was stamped with letter stamps. 

I have used the following stamps: 
KTZ130 - Mini Background
KTZ131- Mini Background


Thank you for stopping by today ! 



Thursday, 19 April 2018

Buy a Hyacinth..

Hello everyone,

and happy Thursday to you all. For today's Vera Lane Studio inspiration I have made two postcards. One with this weeks release of Hyacinth and one with an older set called the Gardener.


How cute is she ?? I used one of my "Copic Refill" gelli prints for the background and just added a postage stamp and some pattern paper along the bottom. She was coloured with Copic Markers  and a little pencil for the darkest shading in the flowers because I didn't have a dark purple marker. The sentiment is from the same set and was glued on and doodled around with a graphite pencil. 

You will find Hyacinth HERE.



This is one of my favourite Vera Lane Studio Gals. She is called the Gardener and is an older set. I coloured her with Copic Markers and added a little flower to her hair. The sentiment is from the same set. 
The background is yet another gelli print and I just added some washitape and graphite pencil doodling. 

You will find her HERE


Thank you for stopping by today ! 



Wednesday, 18 April 2018

We are all a little bit mad here

Hello everyone,
Hallo allemaal,

Today I have made an Artjournal page for Hobbycompleet de Duif. They have started carrying the AAL & Create line and we are all doing something with these fabulous stamps.

Voor vandaag heb ik een art journal pagina gemaakt voor Hobbycompleet de Duif met de hun nieuwe lijn nl. AAL & Create. Het hele DT team maakt voorbeelden met deze fantastische stempels.




For this AJ page I have used a gelli print from my stash. It was made with the 8 x 10 plate and Amsterdam Acrylics and some stencils. Next I stamped the balloons on the print by just inking up that bit of the stamp with the girl. I also stamped them on white card stock. Next I stamped the girl on the page and on white card stock. I also stamped her one more time with Picked Raspbery Distress Oxide ink so I could cut out her dress and give her a pink one instead of the black. The image was then coloured together with all the balloons and cut out. I added some shading to the dress on the image that was stamped with the Oxide ink and cut it out. I adhered it on the colours image.  I then adhered all the balloons and the sentiment. 

Deze pagina is gemaakt met een gelli print uit mijn 'voorraad'. Ik heb de 8 x 10 plate gebruikt samen met de Amsterdam Acrylics en wat stencils. Ik heb hierop te ballonnen gestempeld (alleen dat gedeelte van de stempel van het meisje gebruikt) en ook de gehele stempel. Ik heb daarna alles ook op wit card stock gestempeld. Omdat ik wilde dat het meisje een rose jurkje zou dragen heb ik haar ook nog een keer in Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inkt gestempeld. Op de jurk daarna wat schaduw aangebracht en het jurkje uitgeknipt en op de andere afdruk geplakt en de rest ingekleurd met Copics inclusief alle ballonnen. Daarna alles op de gelli print geplakt. 

Materials:
Ik heb de volgende materialen gebruikt: 
AALL& Create stempels
BG11 - BG53 - RV52 - RV63 - RV09
BG02 - BG05 - E51 - E53 - E31


Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Leuk dat je er was ! 

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Discombobulated

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my second project for the April Challenge that is "Pimp it up" over at Country View Challenges. I decided on using a piece of a card board box to make a tag.


After I cut the tag (Using a knife and a hole punch) I stripped off some of the paper so the corrugation became visible. I filmed everything after that. 





Why not play along with us ! You might just win a voucher for the shop ! 

Thank you for stopping by today !

Friday, 13 April 2018

Pretend it's a plan !

Hello everyone,

I had loads of fun today, making this art journal page for Katzelkraft. It made me chuckle...


I like putting some humor into my projects and I think I succeeded this time... lol 
Anyway, this is a gelli printed background on which I stamped some script and did some doodling. I also stamped the bottom rat and the cat on the page. 
Next I stamped everything on white card stock. I masked the umbrella after stamping it so it looks like the rat is sitting in it. He doesn't look very happy, does he ? lol 
Next I coloured the images with my Copic Markers and cut them out. I drew a line along the top so I could 'hang' the umbrella on it. I adhered the images to the page and added some shading underneath the rat and the cat on the ground. Lastly I drew a white line along the edges and added the sentiment. This is made out of 2 Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers. 

I have used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 


Thursday, 12 April 2018

Be in full bloom

Hello everyone,

and happy Thursday to you !

For today's Vera Lane Studio inspiration I have made an art journal page with the latest release, the Fleur Fairies and a postcard with an oldie but goodie... Ester Jean.


This page was made with a gelli print (what else?) lol. 
I added the dictionary words and some washi tape. I resized and printed the fleur Fairies and coloured them with my Copic Markers. I then cut them out and adhered them to my page together with a sentiment. 

You will find this set HERE




This postcard came about when I kept finding Ester Jean. I coloured her last year on holiday and i kept wanting to use her but didn't have a background that I thought fitted her. When I had a gelli printing session last week, with a friend and this print came out, Ester Jean was the first image that came to mind to use with it. So that is what I did. I added a little stamping on the left and some silver sparkly washi tape. 

You will find Ester Jean HERE.



Thank you for stopping by today ! See you next Thursday ! 

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Eat more...

Hello everyone,

For today's VivaLasVegaStamps!  post I have an art journal page to show you. This cat has just got the cream eh... custard I think. lol.


The background is a mop up page from a gelli plate, you know at the end where there are so many left over paint bits. Sometimes these turn out really nice and I thought this one was great so I decided to use it for this page. I added some stamping and white splatters. After the cat was adhered I also added some more shading under him. 


He looks like he's having a great time, doesn't he ...


Not sure I'll take his advice though.. 

Anyway, I have used the following stamps:


Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 



Animal Instinct

Hello everyone,
Hallo allemaal, 


Today I have a card to share that I made with the latest new stamp brand that is available at Hobbycompleet De Duif; AALL&Create ! Aren't they fabulous !

Voor vandaag heb ik weer een kaart gemaakt met de nieuwste stempellijn die bij Hobbycompleet de Duif verkrijgbaar is; de AALL& Create stempels. Zijn ze niet geweldig. 



For this card I used a piece of watercolour paper and coloured it with Distress Oxide Inks. I put them on my craft sheet and dunked the paper in until I was happy. Next I stamped the background with the same Oxides and also with grey Archival ink. I die cut two circles; one of watercolour paper, one out of grey card stock. I coloured the watercolour paper one in the same way with Distress Oxide and after it dried I stamped the fox onto it. I also stamped the fox on some white card stock and coloured him with Copic Markers. Once I finished I cut out the fox and glued him onto the circle. Lastly I stamped the sentiment, matted it on the same grey paper and I also matted the finished panel. I then adhered the panel to a white card. 

Voor deze kaart heb ik aquarel papier gebruikt. Ik heb het gekleurd met Distress Oxide Inkt door de inkt op de craft sheet te smeren en daarna de kaart erin te dopen, tot ik tevreden was.  Ik heb daarna de kaart bestempeld met dezelfde Oxide inkt en ook met Archival in grijs. Vervolgens heb ik twee cirkels gesneden met een stans; een van aquarel papier en een van grijs card stock. De vos is daarna op de cirkel gestempeld en ook op een stukje with card stock. Die op het witte papier heb ik toen ingekleurd met Copics en uitgeknipt. Hij is toen op die op de cirkel geplakt. 
De tekst is ook op wit card stock gestempeld en op grijs gemat zoals de cirkel met de vos en daarna het hele paneel. Het geheel is toen op de kaart geplakt. 

Materials: 
Ik heb de volgende materialen gebruikt. 

Distress Oxide 
Archival Inkt:
-grijs
Stempels AALL&Create :
E19 - E57 - W1

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Leuk dat je er was vandaag ! 

Monday, 9 April 2018

Published again !

Hello everyone,

I was so happy when the latest Stampers' Sampler was delivered to my house and I found that I had some decorated envelopes and cards in it.

It is always such a thrill to see my work in print !






I always send my cards in decorated envelopes and sometimes they publish them too. Like these two. 


I made this card a while ago and it is part of a set of 8 I sent in. Hopefully the other ones will be published at a later date. 




I was extremele pleased to see I had a three page article with cards made with Katzelkraft Stamps. 



I love these funny animals and it's great that they are in the magazine! 



And the last page. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Blessed are the curious

Hello everyone,

I have a tag for UmWow Studio to share today. I have heat embossed the butterfly chipboard and filmed the process so I don't have to explain ! lol


As a base a used a piece of design paper. I added some stamping, scribbling, a little gesso and embossing. 


The butterfly is placed on some silk sari ribbon which I have stitched down the sides. 

You will find the Butterfly HERE.



I am trying to use up my old stash of bits and bobs, these paper flowers are of that stash so I added a brad from the same stash and glued the whole thing down onto the tag...


I think it turned out nice, now if you like to know what I did to the chipboard then hop over to YouTube and have a look ! 





I hope you enjoy watching. 

Until next time ! 


Friday, 6 April 2018

It's never too late..

Hello everyone,

For today's Katzelkraft project I have made a triptych of ATC's. I kept it fairly simple as these little critters speak for themselves !



I cut three pieces of paper to the size of ATC's (3,5 x 2,5") I then put them back together with washi tape so I could stamp over the cuts. 
I stamped the monsters first and then coloured them with Copic markers. I also added some shading underneath them. Next I added the clouds, I stamped them with Distress Ink in Broken China and lastly I stamped the sentiment over the top. You will find a list of all the stamps used with links at the bottom of this post. 


This one is sooooo cute, don't you think? 



These two are amazed by their friend... 



I have used the following stamps: 

KTZ193 - Les Monstres des Carpates
KTZ169 - Dreamer


Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 


Thursday, 5 April 2018

Smell the roses..

Hello everyone,

and Happy Thursday to you. It is Vera Lane Studio Day again and for today's post I have made three projects.
One is an Art Journal page, one is a postcard and the last one is an ATC for this month's swap. Why not play along with us. If you want to then HERE is the link to the FB page. (You have to become a member).


Aren't they cute ! I used a gelli print as a background ad added some stamping and doodling. I also put down some washi tape to put her on. She was resized, printed and coloured with Copics. I then cut her out and adhered her on top of the Washi tape. 


This postcard was made in much the same way. I just added more stamping to the edges. 

You will find the Roses HERE


I also made an ATC for this months "Flower Power" swap:


This was a left over piece from a gelli print. I added some washi tape and doodling before adding the flower.  
The flower is part of this set


Thank you for stopping by today ! 



Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Dare to be different

Hello everyone,
Hallo allemaal, 


Today I have a card to share that I made with the latest new stamp brand that is available at Hobbycompleet De Duif; AALL&Create ! Aren't they fabulous !

Voor vandaag heb ik weer een kaart gemaakt met de nieuwste stempellijn die bij Hobbycompleet de Duif verkrijgbaar is; de AALL& Create stempels. Zijn ze niet geweldig. 



For this card I used a piece of Designer Paper that was left over from another project. All I did to it was stamp lightly on the right hand side. Next I stamped the birds on it and on a piece of white card stock. The sentiment was stamped on a piece of the same paper but on the back side. 
The birds were coloured with Copic Markers and then cut out and adhered onto the ones I stamped on the card.  
That was it. 

Voor deze kaart heb ik een restje Design Papier gebruikt. Ik heb er alleen aan de rechterkant lichtjes op gestempeld. Daarna heb ik de vogeltjes op de kaart en ook op een stukje with papier gestempeld. Ze zijn daarna ingekleurd met Copics, uitgeknipt en opgeplakt over die op de kaart. De tekst is gestempeld op hetzelfde papier maar dan de achterkant. 

Materials: 
Ik heb de volgende materialen gebruikt. 

- restje designpapier. 
Stempels AALL&Create :
RV00 - RV52 - RV63 - RV09
YG00 - YG03 - Y15
E43 - E23 


Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Leuk dat je er was vandaag ! 

Sunday, 1 April 2018

To the moon and back

Hello everyone,
Hallo allemaal,

Today I have made a card for Hobbycompleet de Duif. They have started carrying the AAL & Create line and we are all doing something with these fabulous stamps.

Voor vandaag heb ik een kaartje gemaakt voor Hobbycompleet de Duif met de hun nieuwe lijn nl. AAL & Create. Het hele DT team maakt voorbeelden met deze fantastische stempels.



For this CaS card I have stamped the girl without her balloon and the moon. I then added the string and bow to make it look as if she is hanging from the moon. I coloured the images, stamped the sentiment and then thought it needed something else. So I stamped some clouds on blue patterned paper and cut them out. I glued them on the card as well. I have used sets #5 and #22 for this card. 

Voor deze CAS kaart heb ik eerst het meisje zonder haar ballon gestempeld en daarna de maan. Ik heb beide toen verbonden met het touwtje en een strikje. Nadat ik alles had ingekleurd met Copics en de tekst had gestempeld vond ik dat er nog iets ontbrak. Dus toen heb ik de wolkjes op een restje blauw designpapier gestempeld, uitgeknipt en opgeplakt.  Voor deze kaart heb ik set #5 en #22 gebruikt. 



Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Leuk dat je er was ! 


We are all a little mad here...

Hello everyone, 

and Happy Easter ! Today sees the start of a new Challenge over at Country View Challenges and it was the the lovely Evelyn who chose the theme "Pimp it up", reuse or alter,. I chose to reuse some old book paper for this art journal spread. 


I have filmed to process so please HOP (excuse the pun) over to my YouTube Channel HERE where you can watch the video. Or, you can click on the pic below ! 



I will be back with more inspiration soon !

Useful Links
Country View Challenges Blog – a new challenge on the 1st of every month with inspiration throughout the month
Country View Crafts Shop Blog – project ideas and techniques
Country View Crafts Shop – a wide range of crafting products at great prices and free delivery on UK orders




Corrie x

Friday, 30 March 2018

Dream together


Hello everyone, 

and welcome to my weekly Katzelkraft Blogpost. For today I made an Art journal page. 



I started with a piece of MM paper and used a stencil and modelling paste to add some texture. When this had dried I painted a layer of gesso over the top. Next I used a blue and a green Lindy's Stamp Gang ink spray to get some colour on it. I added a slightly darker blue and green at the very edge. 
I then stamped the background using similar ink colours and some black. I then stamped the images, once on the page and once on white card stock. I coloured them with Copic Markers and cut them out. I adhered them on top of the ones on the page. I did also add some washi tape under the dog. 
Lastly I stamped the sentiment and doodled a line around the edge. 

I have used the following stamps: 
KTZ160  Tampons Les Ronds  
KTZ131 Mini Background B7
Solo 096 Cercle Grunge
KTZ168 Les Jungles
KTZ161 Les Chiens

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 



Thursday, 29 March 2018

Take a flower in your hand ...

Hello everyone,

and Happy Thursday to you all ! For Vera Lane Studio I have made two projects this week; a postcard with the lovely Daffodil and an Art Journal page with the new Watercolor Fairy which was designed especially for Stephanie because it is her birthday today ! Happy birthday Steph !




This is Daffodil on a watercolour background. I did add some stencilling with white gesso and some stamping on the background too. 

You'll find her HERE



This is Watercolor Fairy.  She was brought out to celebrate Stephanie's birthday ! The background was made with a gelli plate, Copic Refills and a stencil. 

You'll find her HERE.



Thank you so much for stopping by today !