Friday, August 31, 2012

On the stars...

I am entering this in the following challenges :
1. Stampotique designers challenge  - color challenge.
2. Simon Says Stamps -  Anything goes
3.  The Crafty Pad - 'twine'.


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Art Journal - Go fly a kite!


I am entering this in the following challenges :
1. Inspiration Journal - 'Go fly a kite!'.
2. Simon Says Stamps -  Anything goes
Birds - Santa Rosa

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Art Journal with PanPastel


'Earth wind and fire', the theme at Pan Pastel UK, was such a difficult theme - how on earth do you represent the wind? I chose to make the fire and wind a 'person'.  Do you see the wind blowing up in the clouds? It wants to blow the fire out, causing a lot of damage on earth, but the fire is just smiling!

I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamps challenge which is 'Anything goes'.

Flower silhouette - Stampers Anonymus
Birds - Santa Rosa
Filmstrip and Branch silhouette - Paper Artsy

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

(HE)art journal 2012 challenge - August - Paysage minimaliste


No stamps this time.. LOL
and... you see, I am willng to always try something new, and then decide whether I like it... maybe this is just not my thing....

I am entering this in the challenge on 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Floral or handmade flowers



How to make the background:
...put some distress colors on your craftsheet (I used the winter colors), put the stamp in the ink, turn it 45 degrees, mist the stamp with water, and then stamp onto cardstock! When dry, sponge the edges with the same colors of distress ink.
The flower:
... has been made with tule, crinoline and some linen.
Come join us in the challenge - a prize to win at Fashionable Stamping Challenges !! The theme is floral or handmade flowers.

Hero Arts

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Mon Amour...



I am entering this in the challenge on stampotique designers challenge - one layer card

STAMPS USED:  (click on picture)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Black...White... and a 'Splash' of Lime



I am entering this in the following challenge:
1. the play date cafe #146 - Black...White... and a 'Splash' of Lime

Text - Katzelkraft
All the others - Unity Stamps

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

12 tags of 2012 - August 2012


I am entering this in the following challenges:
Silhouette - Different Colors

Monday, August 20, 2012

"Create a scene"

This was the theme at Pan Pastel UK last week, I just forgot to enter it
in time! I've been working so hard on this one, for me it's such a
difficult challenge.... a scene... 
I  don't really like making this wintery type of card this time of year, as we're having HOT weather at the moment.. I never see forward to the winter..

I am also entering this in the challenge on
1.  Simon Says Stamp and show - 'no rules'.

Houses - Stampinback
Trees - Stampers Anonymus
Birds - Santa Rosa

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Labels and fashion ...



Katzelkraft (click on picture)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Art Journal page 'Buitenleven'

LOVE this theme - country life - love to be outside anyway...
Een heerlijke thema! Lekker buiten...
The rooster is a transfer, on top of the stamped image from Stamps Happen. I applied gesso over the stamping to fade it a little bit before doing the transfer with a medium.

Text is from Stamps Happen

CAS-ual Fridays wants to see...


... a square card! That's not difficult at all! The CAS part, that's difficult!

I am entering this in the challenge on:
1. CAS-ual Fridays - square card! 

Horses- PSX

Monday, August 13, 2012

Summer Ice Cream Colours

This is the new theme at Fashionable stamping challenges - come join us, so much fun ! 

I am entering this in the following challenges:
1. Fashionable Stamping Challenges - 'Summer Ice cream colours'
2. Simon Says Stamp and Show - 'your favorite technique'. Here I used the technique stamping on your cardstock with an acrylic block. I think this will stay one of my favorite techniques for a long time...

Flowers - Stampendous!
Text -  Paper Artsy

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Hero Arts sketch challenge - and 225 followers!


I used the 'new' distress ink color - peacock feathers - for this card.
LOVE this color!

200 followers via Friend Connect, 11 via Linky Followers, plus 14 via the 'Follow by e-mail' button, that makes 225 followers!! How happy i am!
 Glad you all started following me, also welcome to the newest followers! I like following others, hope you enjoy your following of my blog!


I am entering this in the following challenges:
1. Hero Arts contest for August - sketch
Normally I don't like to use a sketch to create a card, but I had to choose - Clean And Simple is just not my thing... so difficult! The butterflies are 'embellishments' I made myself - so that's two parts of the contest!

Hero Arts

Steamkatz - Katzelkraft steampunk!

Don't you just LOVE these stamps? I do! Especially the text stamp is one
of my alltime favourites, I am going to use it a lot, that's for sure!


Katzelkraft Steamkatz A5 plate (click on image)

Monday, August 6, 2012

USED: Photo's on a card

I colored the photo with PanPastel (first adding versamark with a watermark pen, just where I wanted some color. 
 I stamped the inkstain stamps with StazOn and white acrylic paint. When dry I colored it with a red watercolor pencil.

Here as well, the stamping has been done with StazOn and white acrylic paint, except the rust color, that's distress ink. 

I am entering these in the following challenges: 
1. Art Journey challenge - 'use a PHOTO'.
2. Simon Says Stamp and Show -  'paint'.
3. The first card is also for the Stempeldiva's Yahoo group - 'black/white and one other color'. 

STAMPS USED : Art Journey

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Love this stamp set!!

It's so versatile!!!
STAMPS USED: (click on picture!)

Friday, August 3, 2012


I am entering this in the following challenges:
1. Each card is unique - Oranje (oranje genoeg?)
2. Try It On Tuesday - anything goes!

Art Journey

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Art Journal page - holiday



I did a lot of collaging here, most of the pictures are from an advertisement from Djoser, the picture of the sea is from a book in which is explained how to paint (watercolor) the sea. 
This was fun to make! 

I am entering this in the following challenges:  
1. the DutchArtJournal group - 'vakantie'. I WON!!!! wow...
2. Simon says stamp and show- 'What do you say?'
3. Art Specially Friends- 'art journal'
4. The Artistic Stamper - 'holidays'. 

Postagestamps - Unity Stamps, Paper Artsy
Palm-tree - All Night Media
Frame (circle) - Unity Stamps