zaterdag 31 december 2011

TAGS, TAGS, tags, tags..... YES, tag nr. 14!

I loved making this one.. ..
On this tag I worked with beeswax. I heated the beeswax a little and then stamped in it, to get some structure!

 
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See the glimmer? That's perfect pearls rubbed into the beeswax to
accentuate the structure where I stamped in it . 
I also added some pearls to the dragonflies... gold and blue. 


A HAPPY and crafty New Year !!


I am entering this in the Gingersnap Creations challenge - wax

STAMPS USED:   
Katzelkraft sheets:

wings ktz31                                                                                             arbres hiver ktz59         




vrijdag 30 december 2011

The Stampman annual award

For the last 2 years they have held The Stamp Man annual awards and they'd love you to join them this year by proudly presenting your best/favourite project that you feel you have made during the year. 

You can find the challenge on The Stampman blog

I am entering these ATC's: 
(The original post is here)


donderdag 29 december 2011

Art journal

Actually it should read : 'Your home is where your heart is', but this is also true isn't it?
I am entering this art journal in the challenge on the Craft Barn blog.







STAMPS USED:
House - ????
Alphabet - See D's
Heart - Inkadinkado
 

woensdag 28 december 2011

Set of cards - Hero Arts

 



 
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some close-ups:
 
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all four:

I am entering this in the Simon Says Stamps challenge which is 'anything-goes'.

STAMPS USED: 
Hero Arts!!
I LOVE those stamps...

dinsdag 27 december 2011

Challenge Simon Says.... Lets play BINGO!!!!

I am entering this in the Simon says stamps challenge, which is a bingo.
I chose for ribbon/twine, no designer paper and brads.


 I used colorwash to create the background..


STAMPS USED:
Text and postage stamps- Katzelkraft
Car - PSX

maandag 26 december 2011

Christmas card...

I LOVE how these ones turned out... 


 STAMPS USED:
Frame : Hero Arts
Holly - Shake it

zaterdag 24 december 2011

TAGS, TAGS... tags, tags... tag number 13...


I made 12 tags, so I decided to make just one more, tag no 13....lol

I SO enjoy using these stamps!!!




This will make a good gift tag..

STAMPS USED:

vrijdag 23 december 2011

Tim's 12 tags of christmas - number 12

I succeeded!! I did it, all 12 of them..
 



STAMPS USED:
music background - Hero Arts
branch - Mariette Verhees

Tim's 12 tags of christmas - number 11

 



STAMPS USED:
Snowman - Unity
Stars background - Art Journey

donderdag 22 december 2011

Tim's 12 tags of christmas - number 10


 

I am entering this in the challenge on Make My Monday, which is ' seasonal tag  '.

and Try It On Tuesday - which is anything goes.

STAMPS USED:
Music background - Hero Arts
Star - Sirius Hobby

Tim's 12 tags of christmas - number 9

 

 



STAMPS USED:
Background - Hero Arts

woensdag 21 december 2011

Tim's 12 tags of christmas - number 8

 
I enjoyed making this one!! 

I am entering it in the crafts and me challenges.
which is > anything goes <...


STAMPS USED:
Music background - Hero Arts
Child- Art Journey
Background left side - Stamp Camp

dinsdag 20 december 2011

Tim's 12 tags of christmas - number 7

YES, I am going to finish them all! One by one...number 7 today, I actually like the techniques on this tag!

 

 


STAMPS USED:
Music background - Hero Arts

maandag 19 december 2011

A SO different card!

 I decided to make a SO different card to what I'm used to making... I think I succeeded! LOL
I used scrapbookpaper (from which I diecut flowers for other cards: I'll show these later) and a die to create this. 
 


STAMPS USED: 
Hero Arts.

zaterdag 17 december 2011

Katzelkraft's got beautiful postal stamps..

I LOVE this travel set from Katzelkraft...
I'm going to be using these stamps a lot, especially the text ones...
I LOVE texts.....
and the postage ones are also gorgeous!

 
(It looks a bit yellowish here, in real life it's more greenish!)

Apart from this being my DT post for Katzelkraft (also on the Katzelkraft blog today!), I am entering this card in the Stampman challenges also, with theme a technique you've not used before. 
I used a technique I wanted to try for some time now, and I am sure I will be using it a lot in future. It's FUN! It's about using plastic foil over wet inks to get a very unique background. On this background it shows more with the blues than with the green. It might be because I did not use a glossy cardstock, too absorbant maybe...

and... I am also entering it as DT piece in the Fashionable Stamping Challenges, for the new challenge which will be posted tomorrow, the theme is..... no, I am not going to tell you... it's a secret until tomorrow. Come join us!

HOW TO:
Spray the background with two colors (home-made) pearl spays, and immediataly cover it with plastic foil. Leave it to air dry; this is the hard part LOL
Stamp the eiffel tower with a solvent ink. Stamp the text with Versamark and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Stamp the other stamps, also with a dark brwn solvent ink. 
Distress the edges with a paper distresser, and sponge it with a dark brown dye ink.
Tear the edge in some places and accentuate it with a darkbrown marker.
(As you can see here, I used the stamp with the postage stamp and address in two stages, by inking it twice, leaving the top or bottom part without ink.)

Go stamp - ENJOY!

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STAMPS USED:


donderdag 15 december 2011

Pre-launch party Hero Arts at Art Journey

I attended a pre-launch party at Art Journey last night. It was fun, we
made these cards!
 

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woensdag 14 december 2011

Set of cards - Art Journey!


I made these 3 cards with the same technique as the cards in the previous post!
I am entering these in the Art Journey challenge #16 with theme: winter!

I am also entering it in the challenge over at The Artistic Stamper .

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STAMPS USED:
All from Art Journey