Saturday, December 31, 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!

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

Katzelkraft sheets:

wings ktz31                                                                                             arbres hiver ktz59         

Friday, December 30, 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)

Thursday, December 29, 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.

House - ????
Alphabet - See D's
Heart - Inkadinkado

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Set of cards - Hero Arts


some close-ups:
all four:

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

Hero Arts!!
I LOVE those stamps...

Tuesday, December 27, 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..

Text and postage stamps- Katzelkraft
Car - PSX

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas card...

I LOVE how these ones turned out... 

Frame : Hero Arts
Holly - Shake it

Saturday, December 24, 2011

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

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

I SO enjoy using these stamps!!!

This will make a good gift tag..


Friday, December 23, 2011

Tim's 12 tags of christmas - number 12

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

music background - Hero Arts
branch - Mariette Verhees

Tim's 12 tags of christmas - number 11


Snowman - Unity
Stars background - Art Journey

Thursday, December 22, 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.

Music background - Hero Arts
Star - Sirius Hobby

Tim's 12 tags of christmas - number 9



Background - Hero Arts

Wednesday, December 21, 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 <...

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

Tuesday, December 20, 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!



Music background - Hero Arts

Monday, December 19, 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. 

Hero Arts.

Saturday, December 17, 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!

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!



Thursday, December 15, 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!



Wednesday, December 14, 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 .



All from Art Journey