zaterdag 31 januari 2015

Time to go.. .. on... !

 3 and a half years, some 190 blogposts later, I decided to move on. ... Sad, but happy to have been with Katzelkraft, my first ever DT! 

(You can click on the pictures to go to the original post.)

The stamps from Katzele...

....brought me in a whole new sunny garden.. 

... where I was fluttering around ... 

... for a long time... 

...but now it's time... get on the train...

 ...and fly away.. .. up new pages in life... 

...and sail to new harbours... find new gardens, and root there !!!!  




vrijdag 30 januari 2015

The Original Documented Life Project: - 4

 I am doing the Original Documented life projectthe January theme being: 
The Blank Page and How to Face It!
 Art challenge for the 4th week:  WRITING
The prompt is: Words with Friends

Stamping and structure paste in the background.

 Beautiful clock stencil from TCW.

Beautiful heart stencil/mask from Magenta.

Stamps in background are from Hero Arts and Darkroom Door. 

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. A Vintage Journey - love is in the air

You can always see what supplies I used in the labels at the bottom of the blogpost, I always try to label my blogposts with everything I used. 

donderdag 29 januari 2015

Guest designer at Rubber Dance stamps III

Today I am guest designer for Rubber Dance stamps again!

(Third post in row, unfortunately the last one!)

I only show some sneak peeks here, for the full cards and decriptions
you'll have to hop over to the post on the Rubber Dance Art stamps blog!,

There's 4 of them, themed ... beautiful leaves from Rubberdance!

I would LOVE it if you leave me some love there, Bibi from Rubber Dance stamps won't mind either! LOL

There is also a monthly challenge, with prizes!
Hope to see you on the Rubber Dance Blog!

All stamps I've used are from Rubber Dance of course!

woensdag 28 januari 2015

The Original Documented Life Project: - 3

 I am doing the Original Documented life projectthe January theme being: 
The Blank Page and How to Face It!
 Art challenge for the 3rd week:  The Color Wheel
The prompt is:  "I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way . . . “    - Georgia O’Keeffe

about the prompt, I let the page speak for itself... I did not add the prompt to the page itself. 
I am saying how much I love my Creator for all the beauty in nature.. not just for that though!

All the colors of the colorwheel are here.. 

 LOVE how this turned out, and it was super easy. 

NOTE: My camera does not like all those colors; the heart of the flower: it looks as if there is a yellow ring over the petals, IRL it's not that yellow. 

1. Start by scribbling color onto the page with watercolorcrayons. 
2. Add watered-down gesso to blend the colors, cleaning the brush between the colors (otherwise you get muddy colors). 
3, To even more knock down the colors, add white acrylic paint, and scribble into that to give some interest. 
4. Leave to dry. (difficult!)
5. Adhere a paper napkin (parts of it) with decoupage glue. Leave to dry. 
6. Add color to the outer parts of the petals and dilute with a waterbrush. 
7. Add shadow with a black pen. 
8. Stamp a script in the background.

 I SO love that you can see through the paper napkin, and the layers of the underlaying layers are visible. 

That effect LOOKS GREAT, as far as I am concerned. 

What do you think, ....will you give this a try??? 

Script - PSX

dinsdag 27 januari 2015

The Original Documented Life Project: - 2

 I am doing the Original Documented life project, the January theme being: 
The Blank Page and How to Face It!
 Art challenge for this second week:  gesso
the prompt is:  The beginnimg is always today

I SO enjoyed making this one!

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Artist Trading post - flower power
2. Visual journey pages # 3 on Bumblebees ans Butterflies


Script - Hero Arts

maandag 26 januari 2015

Paint... ...another bird in your dreams

Scrapbookpaper, stencils, stamps and inks.. that's all you need to make this. 
The Scrapbookpaper is from ME228 Winter Notes (love these!)

(click on the images to go to the shop!)
This stamp/stencil is from the new release at Magenta!

from older releases: 

Scrapbookpaper ME228 Winter Notes

zaterdag 24 januari 2015

LAUGH - Project for Katzelkraft - second last one

 Yes, next Saturday will be my last project as DT for Katzelkraft. 
I decided to step down, after 3 and a half years!

 Looking for new adventures! Art Journeys... 


donderdag 22 januari 2015

Tutorial for/voor Pan Pastel BNL - texture

Een nieuwe challenge textuur bij Pan Pastel BNL
(Hebben jullie het al gezien?? )
Doe je ook mee? 
PS - voor de nederlandse tekst - ga naar het Pan Pastel blog. 

This is my DT project as a reminder for the current challenge at Pan Pastel BNL!


Do you remember?
I had this diecut from a previous project, which was colored by using it as a mask. 

This mask is being used as a frame for this beautiful stamped image of horses. 
The texture on the frame is mainly because of the sandy gesso.

Here you can see the brightness of Panpastel Copper 931.5 !  
The photo does not catch the shimmer of it, grrr.

The base of the background is scrapbookpaper with a printed texture, shaded with hints of Panpastel Bright Yellow Green 680.5 en Panpastel Turquoise Shade 580.3

The two litlle tags are also from the same scrapbookpaper, and additionally colored with PanPastel Bright Yellow Green 680.5

The white accents have been done with a Molotow marker white (is an acrylic marker). 

Touches of color has been added to the horses with Panpastel Burnt Sienna 740.5

Hope you liked this tutorial:  if you did, please let me know ..

I am entering this in the challenge at
1. Artful times - TIME



Script - Magenta
Horses - PSX  (Eileen Godwin borrowed me this beautiful
stamp several years ago... how sweet was that?! )

woensdag 21 januari 2015

A bird collage ...

 Yes! Another collage with this bird stamp! 
LOVE it! 

The frame and the white stamping in the background has been done with white acrylic paint.
Distress inks have been used to sponge the background. 
The branch is from another stamp as you can see below. 
(stretch your stamps this is called?!) 


STAMPS USED: (click on picture)


for branch

dinsdag 20 januari 2015

Use a portrait

 Something very different for me... 

In the background you see - yes eggshells

The cheesecloth I received from Alison a while ago, thanks again Alison!

I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. Vintage journey - Use a portrait 

zondag 18 januari 2015

Paint... a bird in your dreams....

 A scrap of sprayed pearl spray over a stencil (punchinella) is the base for this card. 

I also LOVE this bird stamp! It's from the new release at Magenta! 
It's beautiful all by itself, no color needed!


I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Craft stamper - take a stamp


STAMPS USED: (click on picture)