donderdag 30 juli 2015

CLOCK ... 4

This is the last card in the series of being guest designer for Katzelkraft! 
Thanks again for this chance Beatrice!


Background has been made with heat embossing and bistre! 
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 I am entering this in the following challenge: 
1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge -  anything goes 

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STAMPS USED: (click on picture for KK stamp)

'Ik ben de weg, de waarheid en het leven' - Inkerbell Stamps 


woensdag 29 juli 2015

CLOCK ... 3


Background has been made with heat embossing and bistre! 


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 I am entering this in the following challenge: 
1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge -  anything goes 

STAMPS USED: 


Katzelkraft: click on picture:

dinsdag 28 juli 2015

CLOCK ... 2



Background has been made with heat embossing and bistre! 


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STAMPS USED: 

Katzelkraft: click on picture:

maandag 27 juli 2015

CLOCK ... 1


Background has been made with heat embossing and bistre! 



STAMPS USED: 

"Bij God zijn alle dingen mogelijk" - Inkerbell Stamps 

Katzelkraft: click on picture:


zaterdag 25 juli 2015

An altered butterfly book...

Today I'd like to share how to easily change the cover of a dummy book!
You can find this post on the The Crafter's Workshop blog, too!
This is how it turned out: 
 
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A step by step tutorial:

Start by sanding the cover really well to get rid of the gloss, and so the gesso in the next step will have some grip to it .   
  Paint the cover with white gesso, front and back!  Leave to dry...


 
 Paint the cover with brown acrylic paint... it doesn't have to be all covered, 
a distressed feel to it is OK. Leave to dry. 
Paint the cover with (quick) crackle medium. Leave to dry. 
   Paint the cover with white acrylic paint, it will immediately start to crack, so add your paint in one streak, don't go over the same spot twice. It doesn't matter if the paint doesn't get on evenly, it adds to the distressed feel of it!
Leave to dry... 



 
 Spray some color onto the book. I used a custom made pearl spray. Leave to dry. 



 
Stamp some script (Magenta Style) onto the cover with a black permanent ink. 



   And now for the fun part: 
Add structure to the cover with the Butterfly Collage stencil : 
add structure paste with a palette knife.   
Leave to dry.


 LOVE this stencil, I will be using this one a lot! 
Hope you like it!
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STENCIL USED:
TCW554 Butterfly Collage 6x6


vrijdag 24 juli 2015

A thistle again...

I used the leftover ink on the stencil from this post, to create this background.

The stencil is from The Crafter's Workshop. 
The stamps are from Art Journey of course. 

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I am entering this in the challenge on: 
1. Art Journey - 50% white space

donderdag 23 juli 2015

Scribbly flowers..


 The background and flower have been made with WALNUT inks from IMAGINE Crafts.


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From the leftover of the background I've made an ATC! 



I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. Simon says stamp - I for 'ink'

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STAMPS USED: 

woensdag 22 juli 2015

Rubberdance challenge


A bookmark with the beautiful stamps from Rubberdance. 
I stamped with some watered down distress inks. 

I am entering this in the Rubberdance challenge for July.

maandag 20 juli 2015

BIRDS... for Katzelkraft

I am happy to be a guest designer again for Katzelkraft.
Still in LOVE with their stamps. 

Today I show you various cards with some new stamps with a bird!
 The background has been heat embossed with white.

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I enjoyed these beautiful stamps from Katzelkraft!


I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. Simon says stamp - I for 'ink'

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STAMPS USED: (click on picture)




zondag 19 juli 2015

May flowers always line your path ...


 Some new stamps from Magenta, 
scrapbookpaper from Magenta as a base, 
some white heat embossing 
and 
coloring with a watercolor pencil 

is all it takes to create a card like this. 



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STAMPS and paper USED: (click on picture)

vrijdag 17 juli 2015

A thistle...


PS - Don't know what happened to the colors when photographing, 
the orange should be more a honey color, and the green more green; 
more contrast to it. 


The stencil is from The Crafter's Workshop. 
The stamps are from Art Journey of course. 

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I am entering this in the challenge on: 
1. Art Journey - 50% white space
(Too CAS for me LOL, but it will have to do)

donderdag 16 juli 2015

Reminder Magenta challenge





July 2015 - Magenta Challenge :
Create a Card, a Layout, Art Journal page, or even an altered object, whichever you feel like,
follow the theme and use at least one Magenta product :
papers, stamps, embellishment, Peel Off's, chipboard, stencils, etc.

Winner is drawn randomly from participant linked up entries.


You have until July 28th to enter!




You could win a Magenta gift certificate valued at $25!


Je favoriete Magenta stempel / dat is toch geen moeilijke uitdaging ?

De deelname is momenteel laag ivm de vakantietijd, 
dus de kans om te winnen is groot...
en wie wil nu niet voor 25 Canadese Dollar wat uitzoeken bij Magenta? 
De perfecte prijs toch voor een stempelaar?


woensdag 15 juli 2015

Stencils are so much fun!

Two cards - for the second one I've added step-by-step
 of how I made them....
just the colors are different!

Layering with stencils and sponging with distress inks give such subtle backgrounds, or with the second card - vibrant backgrounds!
LOVE this stencil!





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Use a stencil and sponge with red distress ink over a background.  This background was pre-colored, one from my stash of backgrounds, made with some spray inks. 

Use the same stencil and sponge with green distress ink over it.  


Apply structure paste over the stencil, leave to dry. 

Stamp a flower onto a separate piece of cardstock, color it,
 cut it out and adhere it to the background. 

 
some close-ups... 

This is a post from me as a "The Crafter’s Workshop" Design Team Member, 
It's also on the TCW blog today. 
Please show us some love there with comments.. we appreciate that! 

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I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. Mixed media world challenge#5 - stencils 
2. Simon Says Stamp - anything goes

STENCIL USED: 
TCW536 Postcard 6x6