Monday, June 20, 2022

My Creative Monday for Magenta - Happy Tree

There is quite a lot of shimmer going on on the card, it's almost as if the sun is just behind the tree. 

I added glitter to the diecut word, and in the background as little dots. 

I stamped the tree with various stamping inks in browns and greens; in a stamping platform of course, to be able to layer the stamped colors. 

I fussycut the main part and the word from the same background paper, so they match. 

Magenta products used:

Monday, June 13, 2022

My Creative Monday for Magenta - For the love of birds


Today a card with for me a usual way of collaging different stamped images over an acrylic block rectangle of Nuance color. 

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Monday, June 6, 2022

My Creative Monday for Magenta - I think about you often, love you always.


An easy card from me today. 
I stamped the hearts on a colorful Nuance background. 
Tearing other backgrounds to finish the collage makes for a frame around it. 

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Saturday, June 4, 2022

Wild Flowers Postcard

Color is everywhere out in nature; a lot of rain turned it to a full spring of growth and color. 

Collaging elements is a technique I love, and it never bores. 

Creating the background first and then add the fussycut element, the flower. 
I've colored the flower a while ago when cleaning my watercolor pallette. Nothing goes to waste this way. 

I hope you find some inspiration in my creation of today! 
Have a good weekend! 

Rubber Dance Stamps:

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Monday, May 23, 2022

Friday, May 20, 2022

Rainbow Foliage Card for Rubber Dance

Playing with stamps and color is like going on a journey.

You start and end up making a unique creation! 

This card started out with watercolor paints that were on my palette all mixed up, and I wanted to clean it: what better way as to make some rainbow colored cards? 

I covered it with household wrap until it was dry. 

The fun part was to play with stamps and fill up the surface.

The how to: 
- stamp and heat emboss some background stamps in white as shown.
- mask off the white squares, and by masking the image the second time, stamp the images one in front of the other with a black ink. 
- add touches of color to the images and the tiny squares for more interest and of course to create the focal point. 
- Add black stamped script to the background. 
- Draw with a white acrylic marker around the images to make them pop more. 
- distress the edges with a paper-distresser.
-  assemble the card front to a card base.

See you next time.. 

Rubber Dance Stamps:

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Crafty Individuals play - SHELLS

 The shells were heat embossed in white on most of these cards and ATC's.
I'll add additional notes to each of them for the coloring and final touches. 

I've used Nuance pigment powders to color it; finished it of with watercolor pencil for more depth. 

Final finishing touch on this one are the bladder red watercolor splatters.  


This card was colored with distress inks.

I added stamped script for the final touch, and some red splatters, just to add a little extra color. 

These ATC's were also sponged with distress inks. 

Nothing fancy but very dramatic.. 

.. and ready for trading at an arts show!


Stamped in brown this time.. 
the color was added with watercolor, watercolor pencils, and aqua markers,.
Added touches of white with an acrylic marker  add highlights for more depth of course.
The (white) splatters as a final touch again. 

...AND on all of them a scribbly border around the paper-distressed card front with a brown fineliner. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Inspiration for the moodboard challenge for May

Inspiration for the moodboard for May.. come join in: a prize to be won at Rubber Dance! 

 This background is Ecoline (you could use any watercolor!) on photo paper! .. it makes for such beautiful backgrounds! Give it a try.. I collect photo paper from thrift stores, real cheap. I love paper; even the different brands of photo paper give very different results.