Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Another card with the elegant rose stamp from Art Journey - my favorite

Stamps are all from Art Journey

Challenge Simon Says Stamp and Show - a word

This is one of the cards I made on a Make and Take at Art Journey.

all stamps used are from Darkroom Door

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Another card with the elegant rose stamp from Art Journey

Did you know that this stamp set has been designed especially for me? LOL 
It feels that way anyway.. haha

Friday, June 24, 2011

Art Journey Challenge no 10 - Bookmark

This is the link to the Challenge on the Art Journey blog.

I stamped the background with an acrylic block. 
On the right hand side, the water all went to this side** when I took the acryilic-block off.. This part looks darker than it is in real life, because it is gold (the camera does not reflect the color of gold properly); so actually the second rose is all goldish.

**To prevent this clogging up of the water on one side, just leave the acrylic block on the CS a little longer, so the paper has time to soak up the water.

All stamps are from Art Journey.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Butterflies and tag..... tag and butterflies...

I WON on the Stampman blog !!

if you'd like to see what I chose, see the end of this post... 

For the # 25 challenge on the Stamp Man Challenge Blog - Butterflies and Dragonflies
and for the challenge on Try It On Tuesday - Tag and Butterfly

You should see this, it's covered with beeswax - it gives such a deep color effect.  I made this while at Jolande's place yesterday, she also made one, with different colors, same stamps... Thanks again Jolande, for the terrific stamping day!

How I made the tag:
First sponge the tag with various colors Distress inks, I used rusty hinge and scattered straw. The edges I accentuated with walnut stain.  Then stamp the plants with StazOn black. Also stamp the bottom plant with faded jeans, to co-ordinate with the blue from the butterfly and to make it have a shadowy effect. Stamp the two butterflies on a seperate piece of cardstock and cut it out. Color it, I colored the butterflies with watercolor pencils, with co-ordinating colors I used in the background. Adhere the butterflies to the tag.

Then I heated some beeswax in the melting pot, took an old brush to cover the tag with a thin layer of the wax. On some spots I put more wax, to be able to stamp in it at a later stage. I heated the beeswax to get even coverage, to get rid of the "stripes" from the brush. Then heat the parts you put some more beeswax one by one and - while melted-  stamp in it with a stamp, a flourish in this case. Let it cool down.

Then, to accentuate the stamping in the wax, just rub some pearl-ex or perfect pearls over the stucture with a finger. I used a gold and copper color.
I LOVE this technique!!
This technique I learned from Liesbeth, on the Art Specially Event.
This is the tag I made on the event, using the same technique, with fishes. 

Butterflies - Unity Stamps
Flowery edge - Stampers Anonymus
Branch - ??

The prize I won:

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Challenge Crazy Amigo - Pink

Flower- Penny Black
Text - Hero Arts

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Challenge Created By Hand - Flowers

For the challenge on Created By Hand 
Text/ Butterflies - Stampers Anonymus

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Red flower on crushed background

For the challenge on Make my Monday - red flowers
the Creavil challenge - crushed backgrounds

Flower- Hero Arts
Text - De stempelgalerie

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Stickers as mask

On this background I used some stickers from a local advertisement folder, as a mask. 
I tore a piece off on one side of each one.
I sponged over it with distress inks.

Text - De Stempelgalerie

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Flea market find...no 3

To pimp!
As you can see, somebody's already started ripping off the inside, but didn't have the courage to continue ... LOL

Isn't it gorgeous???

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Simion Says Stamp and Show your favourite stamp....

This sure is my favourite stamp!!!! It's from Stamping Up. 
I bought it on Ebay, I think shipping was more expensive than the stamp itself! LOL
I had to have it!!
The text is from Paper Artsy, I also love this one, it's so versatile!