Saturday, March 31, 2012

I am the Cat...

    I think you can see I enjoyed working on this one... the stamps just do it!


I am entering this in the challenge on Unruly Paperarts- inky backgrounds

Katzelkraft - Chat Kipling A5 - KTZ62
(click on picture)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Vintage clocks for travelling

Unfortunately, the greens show up as neon, but they are not that green, more muted, and different shades of green.

I am entering this in the following challenges: 
1. Creavil challenge blog  - Pan Pastels 
2. The Artstic Stamper - Travel 

Katzelkraft : le Temps stamp set

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


I just LOVE these stamps from UNITY!

...and creating a tag for a challenge is piece of a cake! After all the stamping and sponging I covered it with beeswax, stamped in the (heated) beeswax, and rubbed some perfect pearls on it to accentuate the structure in the beeswax.



I am entering this in the following challenges:
2. Simon says stamp - anything goes!

Unity stamps - 'Beach Cottage Collection' from Iron Orchid designs

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spring is in the air!?

A lovely sunny day here in Holland today! It's spring I think!


I am going to enjoy the sun today!

Join us in the Fashionable Stamping challenges this time! Theme is "Spring is in the air".
Prizes up for grabs! 

I am entering this in the challenge on inspiration Journal - go green!

All from Katzelkraft.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

(HE)art journal 2012 challenge - March - Beeswax

I made this for :
1. HEart Journal 2012, for March, which mainly is about stamping in UTEE, but here I used beeswax. ! 

 I made this heart first (before the one in the previous post), and at that time chose to use beeswax instead of  UTEE.  After I'd finished this, I decided to also give it a try with UTEE. I actually love both ways.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

(HE)art journal 2012 challenge - March- UTEE


The different stages: 
This is after applying gesso and yellow accrylic paint over the newspaper, and some punched flowers from tulle. 

This is after stamping in the UTEE. 


and finally: closeups of the final creation!


I am entering this in the challenge of :
1. HEart Journal 2012, for March, which mainly is about stamping in UTEE! 
Text - Stamper Anonymus  
Dragonfly collage - Stampers Anonymus
Flower - Paper Salon 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Another try - same stamp- other colors !


I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Pan Pastel UK - 'add a flower'
2. Simon says stamp and show - backgrounds

Art Journey

Art Journey Challenge #19 : Turquoise

 I am entering this first card in the Art Journey Challenge #19 : Turquoise. This wouldn't be a favorite colorchoice for me!

While I had these stamps out, I decided to use my watercolors as well! 

I am also entering in the  Pan Pastel UK - 'add a flower' challenge.

All from Art Journey

Saturday, March 17, 2012

A wise old owl sat on an oak...

....The more he saw, the less he spoke, 
The less he spoke , the more he heard! 

This is an art journal page.


I used watercolor crayons to start off with. It gives a soft background color. 
I am entering this in the following challenges:
1. TIOT - Wonders in watercolor.
2. Do You Stack Up - favorite color - which is the rust color!
3. Simon says stamp and show - backgrounds

Owl - Stamp Camp
others - Art Journey
text about the owl is printer printed.

Insects everywhere!


I am entering this in the following challenges
1. Smon Says Stamps Challenge, - Bit-o'green
2. Crazy 4 challenges.- green


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Blogs I became follower of lately... no 3

    I became a follower of these blogs lately.. hope you enjoy them as much as I do!!
.. from each of them I selected an example from their blogs...

NOTE: They are in no particular order....



next week some more (6 or so!)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Add a flower!

This wouldn't be the colors I would pick, but doing something for a
challenge takes you out of your comfort zone, and that's a good thing!



I am entering this in the challenges on 
1. Magenta - use your first Magenta stamp
2, PDCC - a color challenge: Charcoal, ash and butter.
3. Pan Pastel UK - add a flower.

Your youth becomes vintage some or other time...

This stamp from Stampers Anonymus reminds me of my family!
see here my eldest and only
sister, my two elderly brothers, myself and my younger brother.
That's me in the middle! LOL

I am entering this in the following challenges:
1. The Stampman - 'Vintage'
2. Craft Room Challenge - 'Vintage'
3. Simon says Stamp - 'Special girlie' which is my only sister!
4. Color challenge at Lily Pad Cards
5. Panpastel UK  - 'Girly / Mother's day'.
6. Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes

Stampers Anonymus

Saturday, March 10, 2012

I long for spring!


I am also using this as design team piece for the challenge on Fashionable Stamping Challenges
which is a bingo, I chose flowers, distressing and words. Come join us!

Katzelkraft : (click on picture)


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Bookpaper ...

In real life it is a little more greenish.... 

I am entering this in the challenge on Vintage Page Designs - de-stash.
Can you see the bookpaper I used?

Text - Paper Artsy
Silhouette plant - Stampers Anonymus

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Art Specially #14 komt eraan/Newest issue Art Specially magazine is coming soon

De nieuwste ArtSpecially, nummer 14 komt eraan!!! Boordevol nieuwe ideeen en prachtige dingen en niet te vergeten de kortingsbon voor het Art Specially Event. Dat gaat plaatsvinden op 14 en 15 april. 
YES, er staat ook een tutorial van mij in...
The newest issue of the ArtSpecially magazine is coming soon. Loads of new ideas and beautiful creations it and the coupon for the event which is taking place on april 14/15. 
YES, I'm in it with a tutorial too!

 ISBN: 975-90-744610-9-5, ge├»llustreerd, 64 blz., March 2012
Formaat: 22.5 (h) x 22.5 (b) x 0.6 (d) cm. Gewicht: 350 gram.
Uitgever: Libra & Libris, uitgeverij
trefwoorden: ARTSpecially 14 Event Zeist ASE stempels inkt mixed media Hermine Koster, Conny de Lely, Marja de Visser, Nellie van Leeuwen, Stamping Angels

Inspiratie gegarandeerd!


Inspiratie gegarandeerd!

ARTSpecially magazine is m.n. voor stempel- en mixed media liefhebbers en voor (scrap)kaartenmakers en voor verfliefhebbers/schilders die ook eens andere toepassingen willen zien.

Laat je daarom inspireren en laat je veroveren door deze prachtige veelzijdige hobby die stempelen heet.

In dit nummer o.a. werk van de Stamping Angels,Marja de Visser, Beatrice Neumeister, Hermine Koster, Marga Dounen, Conny de Lely, Charry Wijers, Miek Vugts, Ank de Back, Ellie Knol, H2Stamp, Thea Bouland, Miranda Schmitz, Nellie van Leeuwen en Agitte Huberts.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Use A Stamped Image - but that's not difficult !


I made this for the scramble on the Hero Arts Flickr site Saturday night. Fun to do! 

I am entering this in the following challenges:
1. Pan Pastels - 'Use a stamped image'
2. Simon Says Stamps -  'anything goes'.
3. The Stamp Man challenge - 'Colors of spring'. 
4. The Creavil challenge - 'It is getting colourful'.

All from Hero Arts. 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Alter it with mosaic



YES, I made it myself...all from recycled materials...

I am entering this in the following challenges:
1. TIOT - Alter it with mosaic.
2. Simon Says Stamps -  'anything goes'.