Monday, December 31, 2012

'Surprise us' ....

... is the theme at FSC this time!
Come join us!

flower collage - Stampendous
postal - Katzelkraft

Saturday, December 29, 2012

PAGE 8 of the wooden booklet...

Page 8 already!!

I was so happy to see how these colors make it a sunny page.
Hope you like it!
 It's going to be very difficult to give all of these pages to my daughter - I rather want to keep it myself LOL

The flowers at the bottom were stamped with the heart stamp with flowers as a collage, isn't it beautiful? The edges were sponged over a torn page from a book.


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

My most cherished memory of the last 20 years...

That is the theme at Magenta for the next month - come join us - prizes to be won! 

 My most cherished memory of the last 20 years will have to be my children (as I have been mariied for 25 years already, I couldn't use my wedding photo's). They are not a memory of course, as they are all alive LOL, but their childhood is a memory.

 I started off with beautiful scrapbookpaper.

 The chipboard has been covered with a piece of the same scrapbookpaper, and stamped with the same text stamp using texture paint. I punched some holes in it, and glued some white paper at the back to accentuate it.

I made the flowers with texture paste using the In The Garden Template.

I put the template back first.after the texture paint had dried and then overstamped it with the 'The world text'.

I am enterin this in the challenge on
1.  Simon Says Stamps- anything goes

Saturday, December 22, 2012

PAGE 7 of the wooden booklet!


Next page of the wooden booklet I am making for my daughter of her passport photographs....

Stamps are from Katzelkraft. 

Friday, December 21, 2012

LOVE this flower stamp!

 LOVE this flower stamp - will be using it a lot! It's so versatile! And elegant!

I did the coloring around the flowers after I stamped it. I then masked it, and sponged over it. The background was one of my stash, 'cleaning up' my craftsheet after I've been using some ink for something else.
The flowers were not colored, but de-colored with some white acrylic paint, showing a little of the original background's color.
I used the following Magenta products for this project:  

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Art journal page - theme 'peace'


Circle frame - Unity stamps
Alphabet - Stampology

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Lucky dip...


.... is the new challenge at TIOT!!


This Fortnights Challenge is  a 'Lucky Dip'. what is that you ask?  Well we would like you to pick '4'  ingredients from the following list and include them in your project/card. Please tell us what items you chose to use.

Ingredients to choose from:
Die cuts
Stamped Image

I used diecuts, pearls, distressing and stamped image. 

Stampers Anonymous.

Monday, December 17, 2012

An art journal page

 Here I just played with gesso, and color, and of course with these beautiful stamps! I LOVE that with an Art Journal, it doesn't have to become something, you can just play, no right or wrong!

Another challenge at FSC!!


This time it is 'Use masks/ stencils! '
That's not difficult, is it?
Come join us - there is a prize to be won! 

I used the mask to sponge with, and then attached it to the card, as well. Didn't want to throw it away!  The background is the leftover of an acrylic resist technique I did a while ago, didn't want to throw that away either! LOL That is why the white text is backward. Like it anyway!

Text- Stampers Anonymus

Saturday, December 15, 2012

PAGE 6 of the wooden booklet !

Just been playing around with gesso, acrylic aints, tissue paper, heat embossing, distress inks, masking tape, stamps (of course!) to get the background.

The wooden booklet is halfway now!

The strip with red lettering LIVE LAUGH LOVE is masking tape from Kadocato...



Friday, December 14, 2012

A Camelia, the " star " of flowers!

The yellow is a fluid perfect pearls... couldn't capture it nicely with the camera!
That flower stamp has been in my stash for a loooong time, it's been one of my first stamps!


I used the following Magenta products :   
Camelia stamp
Star stamp
 Irish Blessing Quote stamp (background stamping)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Art Journal with some bookpaper !

I used some maps bookpaper to create this huge Hydrangea. The background has also been covered with the same bookpaper, with torn edges,  and after that I stamped the Hydrangea with black solvent ink, colored it with watercolorcrayons.  I covered that with watered down gesso, so the maps paper and hydrangea are more undefined.
I LOVE working with bookpapers, it give such depth, so many possibilities... 


Looking at nature - 'Who but GOD could create such beauty?'

I am entering this in the challenge on 
  1. Simon Says Stamp - Simon says what's your favourite ...

Text in background -  Impression Obsession
Flower- Stampendous

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pan Pastels coloring no 2


I've been playing again with the digital print I got from Gail at the Shabby Cottage Studio website.
LOVE this print!  

LOVE working with PanPastel, it starts to become a favorite of mine! 
I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. Simon Says Stamp - Simon says what's your favourite ...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Flowers on stem no 2 / Fleurs sur tige no 2

Today the second version:
The irish blessing was stamped with a solvent ink. I stamped the flowers with versamark, and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Aujourd'hui la deuxième version:
Le "Irish Blessing" a été étampé avec une encre solvant. J'ai étampé les fleurs avec de l'encre versamark et embossé avec de la poudre blanche.

I used the following Magenta products :   

Monday, December 10, 2012

Flowers on stem / Fleurs sur tige

The flowers were stamped with a solvent ink. I stamped the irish blessing with versamark, and heat embossed with white embossingpowder.

Les fleurs ont été étampées avec une encre solvant. J'ai étampé le "Irish Blessing" avec de la versamark, et embossé avec de la poudre blanche.
I used the following Magenta products :   

 Tomorrow another card, same stamps, same colors, same scrapbookpaper! Another version!

Demain une autre carte, même étampes, même couleurs, même papier! Une autre version!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Pan pastels coloriing...


I've been playing with a digital print I got from another crafty-friend on the Shabby Cottage Studio website; she makes beautiful art! Go have a look!
Thanks again Gail!

I colored it with PanPastel, I like the soft coloring.The only stamping is the postage stamp (Hero Arts)!
More to come!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Winter - snowy trees and bleak skies


I am entering this in the following chsllenges:
1. The Stampman - 'In the bleak mid winter'.
2. No Matter which Challenges- 'Christmas'.
3. Stamping Sensations- Treemendous
4. Visible Image - 'Christmas'.
5. Happy Daze- 'In the deep midwinter'


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Try It On Tuesday - Let's get inky! NEW DT for me!

  I've been asked how I made this -so adding it now : 
I started with some scrapbookpaper. I stamped on it, colored the images, and as you can see from the labels of the post,  I've been sponging with distress inks, applied some Gesso through punchinella, added some tissuepaper with text on it with decoupage, and kept messing around until I was happy with it. 

Most of the times I don't remember how I made it afterwards- it's one of a kind! Won't be able to get it twice the same!

YES, that's right, I am on the DT for TIOT also now, I've been entering in their challenges for a long time; time to get involved LOL 
' Let's Get Inky' is the challenge this fortnight.

Sponsor for December -   Delicious Doodles   - Winner can choose 4 digi stamps from the store.

insect - Art Journey
butterfly - Stamp Camp

Monday, December 3, 2012

'To Die For' is the theme... Fashionable Stamping challenges. Come join us! 
Something veeery different for me this time, the colored flower has been diecut from beautiful vellum. I wanted it to stand out.

I am also entering this in the challenge on
1.  Vintage stamping challenges -  A pocket full of posies

Hero Arts

Saturday, December 1, 2012

PAGE 4 of wooden booklet ...

...8 to go!
 The droplets are real glass beads.
 I bought them in a little shop in my hometown. 
They were made by prisoners in the second world war somewhere in Asia. The shop-owner received it as a gift from an old man, and he had told her that he has been making them during the war.  Handmade!

To get them to reflect the light I adhered them to aluminium tape. Aren't they pretty?

I am entering this in the challenge on :
1. Artful times - 'anything goes'
2. Simon Says Stamps says - anything goes