Thursday, November 29, 2012

PDCC colors



I was doing a little test - using the same stamps, but stamping with the two colors vice versa !
I like both, but have a slight preference for the second one (in real life it's got more depth!).


I am entering this in the challenge on
1. PDCC - Black & White with a splash of maroon
2.  Simon Says Stamps says - anything goes

Script - la Blanche
Leaves - Stampers Anonymus

Monday, November 26, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

PAGE 3 of the wooden booklet!




LAYOUT with chipboard frame - Decorations/embellishments challenge

I really had some bad luck with this layout. I made a step-by-step from the beginning, to show the different techniques I did for the different parts, from sponging to heat embossing. The photographs disappeared between the SD-card and the computer... You'll have to do it with the completed project.  

The scrapbookpaper: I chose to keep it mostly as the original, it has such beautiful colors. And I really like that stencil, I am going to use that a lot, that's for sure! 

Do you see the bling on the (white embossed) chipboard and that tiny little pimped clothing pin? . 
Don't you just LOVE the button? It was a white BIG button before I pimped it with scrappers floss and some paper identical to the background.  That baby is my eldest son (Anton). Luckily he doesn't look on my blog too often! LOL

 I stamped through the stencil, to get this partly-stamped effect.
I used scrappersfloss, a BIG button, chipboard, a pimped TINY clothing pin and some bling on it, as an example for the : 

 November Challenge :

Make a creation with 20 embellishments ( ribbons, buttons, chipboards, ... )
Be creative !!
the winner will get a prize from Magenta!!!
You have till December 22 th, to participate to the Challenge!
 GO HAVE A LOOK ON THE MAGENTA SITE, for further details on the challenge!

I used the following Magenta products for this project:   

I am entering this layout in the challenge on 
1. Creavil - Dekorative elemente
2. Moxie Fab World - 'frame by frame'

Friday, November 23, 2012

Art Journal with theme - Stars.



I played with inks and colors - again, my fingers are all blueish and
The printed text is the dutch version of  "shine as lights in the world" (Philippians 2 verse 5).
The dutch Bible says- translated - "Shine as stars in the sky". 
The music strip is masking tape from Kadocato...

Heerlijk gekliederd, mijn vingers zijn groenblauw..
De tekst is uit de
Bijbel : "Schitteren als sterren aan de hemel" (Fill 2 vers 15). 
De strip muziek is masking tape van Kadocato...

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Visible Image challenges you to 'sparkle'. Stars sparkle in the sky...
2. Creavil - winter
Text - Hero Arts

Thursday, November 22, 2012

I enjoy working with Pan Pastels...


 Only the brownish parts are distress inks. All the other color is PanPastel.
 I am entering this in the following challenges:
1. Pan Pastel UK - Red and green 
2. Stamping Sensations - 'a traditional christmas' (for me it's the red and green colors)
3.  TIOT - Christmas sparkle

Text (in background) - Magenta

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

PDCC colors - they are gorgeous!



I am entering this in the challenge on 

Flower - Lost coast design
Text - Darkroom Door

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Acrylic paint resist



I decided to add a description of how I've made this for all my followers who keep asking to add some description.  A note on this, I'd rather use the time I have, to create, rather than write blog posts, but I am so grateful for all the comments I get, and for you following me, so THANKS!
On a yahoo group we have to show our favorite resist technique - I think
it must be the acrylic-paint-resist-in-combination-with-heat-embossing technique! It's been used on this card to create the background! The background started off being a very colorful (BRIGHT) crapbookpaper! The text was heat embossed with clear embossing powder, then painted over with water-diluted white acrylic paint. When dry I ironed the embossing off. The picture is from an old diary. I thought it matched the background so beautifully, so I decided to use this picture instead of making a stamped picture, which would most certainly disappear on the background.

I am also entering this in the challenge on
1. Happy Daze Design -  'To brighten up the month'. Are these colors bright enough? Makes me long for spring!

Text - Stampers Anonymus

Monday, November 19, 2012



Pop on over to Fashionable Stamping Challenges and 
have a look at some of the awesome creations
that the stampettes have come up with.
Their imagination and talent is amazing and you might be tempted to join in the fun
of "Home Sweet Home"
 I am entering tis in the following challenges:
1. The Artistic Stamper - 'anything goes'.

House: Just Johanna
All stamps in background: Prima Marketing

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Look at that beauty!

Isn't this bird a beauty?
(Sorry for the scan, can't find my camera!)
Stamps are all from Katzelkraft!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Paste Paper - at last I tried making it!

I've seen so many beautiful results from making paste paper - I had to 
give it a try...
I still need a lot of practice, but I am sure going to give it another
try in future, maybe with another (better) recipe!
On the photos: you see aprox 4 to 5 sheets laid partly on top of each other!



 I am entering this in the following challenge: 
1. Our Creative Corner - backgrounds.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Second page of wooden booklet..

This is the second page of the wooden booklet I am altering. 
Last Saturday I did the cover... 
Today the fiirst school photograph of my daughter at age 5 ..

 I am entering this in the following challenges:
1. TIOT - memories
2. Our Creative Corner- make you own background (doing that most of the times!)
3. The Stampman - embossing (I embossed the stencilled parts (clear) and the text in the background (white)).

From Katzelkraft

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Autumn colors...

I did a swap on a CLUBS group, we had to use autumly colors.
I am entering this in the following challenges:
2. Inspiration Journal  - Thanksgiving

 Stampers Anonymus

TIME to make a CAS card ..





I am entering this in the challenges on : 
1. Art Journey - 'Round'.
2. Craft Room - 'Time keeping'.
3.. Mi CAS es su CAS - 'Black, white and a color' (CAS enough? hehe)

Clocks - Art Journey
circle stamp - Art Journey
Bubble wrap - Art Journey
Text - Art Journey

Monday, November 5, 2012

THEME: music!



Music is the theme at FSC this time! Hope you come join us!
I am entering this in the following challenges:
1. The Stampman -'Emboss it'
2.   Mi CAS es su CAS - 'Black, white and a color'
Next post is more CAS!
3. Vintage stamping - I chose the color red

Guitar - Crea Motion
Musical background - Hero Arts

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Wooden booklet to be used as photo album - the front !



HOW TO: I used tissue paper (with stamped text) and a real crochetted doily to create the background. Cover it with watered-down gesso, spray it with glimmer mists. Finish as shown.
I am going to use this booklet as a photo album (for all my daughter's passport photo's  - from day 1 of school, to the last... think I need more than 12 pages..) 
.... to be continued 12 times...

It started off being a wooden booklet for a child. Here you can see the sanded and gesso'd 'pages'. 
I started off with the cover ...