Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Card made with crepe paper


I colored the background with colored crepe paper. 
It gives such beautiful unexpected results. 
I always ask for tiny leftovers from the local primary school, they have lots in paper waist bins! 

From a leftover of the background, I made an ATC, so if you'd like to see it, it's here

All from Hero Arts

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Another week is gone, so here comes Katzelkraft!

I decided to make another gift! This is a little booklet, about 10 x 10 cm.
I also created a small card to go with it... to write some nice words in it for the recipient. 

-  please keep in mind that the greens are very dificult to capture, it's not as yellowish as it shows here- 





The base is watercolor paper: Spray it with two colors Colorwash, lettuce and denim.
Stamp the collage clock stamp with a similar color green, to just stand out, but being part of the background.
Stamp the pocket watch with a solvent brown ink, and (quickly!) pour some clear embossing powder on; heat set it.
Stamp the same pocketwatch in a blueish color, after you've masked the first stamped image.  Stamp the text with a solvent brown ink also. Stamp the text in a blueish color as well, to get a shadow.
Color the watch with the same blue as you stamped with, and add some additional color with a rust-color watercolorpencil.
Only at this stage I attached the paper to the outside of the booklet, and trimmed the edges. Color the edges with brown solvent ink.
The stamping for the card is the same as for the booklet.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

An easy card...

... from a papernapkin.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Katzelkraft day for me!

 I started by stamping the boat with StazOn Timber Brown.
Color the image with some watercolor pencils.

Mask the image, and also tear some post-it notes to create a frame around the CS- see photo above.
Spray a little bit goosebumps on the CS.
Sponge the background with 'stormy sky' and 'pine needles' distress inks.
Cover the parts with petroleum jelly you don't want acrylic paint on , and paint some white acrylic paint over the entire piece. When dry, take a dry cloth and wipe away the petroleum jelly, which will also take away parts of the acrylic paint. Take the masking off and adhere it to a card.

For today I used the Bateau en Mer stamps from Katzelkraft!

Bateau en mer  A6 - Tampon Scrapbooking - KTZ79

Monday, November 7, 2011

Design team piece for Fashionable Stamping Challenges... Times gone by!

"Times Gone By" is the stamping (!) challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and as always, there is a prize! 
This theme can be interpreted in so many ways! We would love you to join us (again) this time! 

I am also entering this in the Three Muses Challenge, which is Vintage Collage Memories... 


Non Sequiter 'Correspondence' and 'Victorian Romance' - biggest pens and pen nib
Art Journey 'Pen Nib' - inks splats, pen nibs
 Darkroom Door 'Correspondence' - feather and pen nib
 Stampers Anonymus - Postcard and address

Saturday, November 5, 2011

KATZELKRAFT DAY again - time flies!

I made three candles - to brighten the darker days of December !
I have always wanted to give this a try, so now was the time... One thing less on my TO DO list.. LOL

I used blotting-paper to stamp the images from the Fleurs stamp set on, with a darkbrown solvent ink. I coloured them with watercolor pencils, and distressed the bottom line with green and brown.  Tear the top line off the blotting paper. 

Glue the blotting paper onto the candle with a glue stick, just to get it to stay in place.
Heat it with a heattool to melt the outer part of the candle (just a little bit!), and smooth out the blotting paper onto the candle. 

I think I am going to make lots more to give away as a gift!


Friday, November 4, 2011

Cards with yummy backgrounds

I am entering this in the Artistic Stamper Challenges - backgrounds ...

A few simple cards!!



Stampers Anonymus

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Distress stains and teykol - last one!



Alphabet, ink stains and swirl - Art Journey
Flower - Hero Arts

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Distress stains and teykol - 3



Collage - Stampers Anonymus
Swirl- Art Journey