Saturday, March 30, 2013

The steamkatz stamps are just beautiful!

A background, distress inks and some stamps, and of course white embossing powder to play with - VOILA an ATC!

We are having the yearly stamping event in Zeist, again, next week! I will bring all my DT Katzelkraft projects to the event with me!
Happy to meet Beatrice again!
Have a good trip Beatrice! ... and of course, mr Katzele!

STAMPS USED: (click on picture)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Blogs I became follower of lately... no 5

Hope you enjoy them as much as I do! They make ART!





 and last but not least :Suzz Stampingspot

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Recycle it !

Recycle is the new theme at TIOT. 

I covered the text with some gesso! 


This was part of the package from a Tattered Angels product! 
So, don't throw it away next time! RECYCLE it!

Butterfly - Stampendous
script - Art Impressions

Monday, March 25, 2013

Paperpiecing with Hero Arts stamps



I made this for the new challenge on FSC! Paperpiecing is the theme. Come join in the fun. We have a new sponsor, and also a new website!
I am entering this in the challenge for Hero Arts which is Spring. No spring here yet, only a very cold wind, and freezing cold!

Hero Arts

Saturday, March 23, 2013

I LOVE this stamp set!

I always forget to say a very specially warm welcome to my new followers. I feel honoured that you decided to follow me!


STAMPS USED: (click on picture!)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

OWN STAMPS and a stencil! / EIGEN STEMPELS en een stencil!

I have some stamps and a stencil released with Magenta! YOOHOO! 
Haven't got them yet, so I couldn't make any examples, but as soon as they arrive I will sure make some! 

They were to be released now, as all products from Magenta can be pre-ordered with a 15% discount by (Dutch) people attending the Art Specially Event in Zeist on 6/7 April 2013! Are you coming to the show? You can still pre-order until Thursday, March 21st!
 All Magenta products - 15 % discount!! Just enter the promo-code 'ARTSpecially' in the comments section.

Er zijn stempels uitgekomen bij Magenta, ontworpen door ondergetekende! 
Ik heb het zelf nog niet in mijn bezit, dus kon ik ook nog geen voorbeelden maken. Zodra ze binnen zijn, ga ik dat zeker doen. Omdat Mariette van Leeuwen Zondagochtend ook te zien is bij de Magenta stand, zal ze ook vooraf voorbeelden gaan maken.
Het is nu al uitgekomen, zodat bezoekers van het Art Specially Event in Zeist op 6/7 April 2013 het kunnen pre-orderen met 
15 % korting, tot a.s. Donderdag!!!!
Je kunt alle producten van Magenta nog bestellen met 15 % korting tot a.s. Donderdag, dit in tegenstelling tot wat op de bon in de Art Specially magazine staat. Je hoeft hiervoor alleen de promo-code ARTSpecially in te vullen in de comments gedeelte.
DUS wees er snel bij en sla je slag! 

Want to see them, they are here on the Magenta website you'll find some info there on sizes, prices etc.
Wil je de stempels en stencils zien, kijk dan even hier op de Magenta site, daar staan ook meer gegevens qua prijs afmetingen etc. 

... two sizes available of this one, you can choose between EZ mounted and wood mounted!
....meerdere groottes stempels, je kunt kiezen of je het op EZ of op hout wilt. 

a stencil from the same design....
een stencil van hetzelfde ontwerp....

...and a script, with an old typewriter font.  You can choose between EZ mounted or wood mounted!
.... en een teksstempel, met een antiek typemachine font. Je kunt kiezen of je het op EZ of op hout wilt. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Monochrome Colors...



I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. Make my Monday  - Monochrome Colors Scheme 

Flower - Unity Stamps

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Step-by-step of altering a tin can!

I have this fun project today. A step-by-step of the altering process. I am going to use for stamps I'm collecting. They're always lying around everywhere!


This is the giant tin can before altering. It contained some king size hotdogs LOL

Paint it with gesso, also the inside. Leave to dry.
Stamp the background stamp with a solvent ink onto tissue paper.Tear it into pieces.

Adhere the tissue paper with gelmediumto the tin can. Leave to dry!

Paint it with some watered-down creme acrylic paint. Leave to dry.

Color it with bundled sage distress ink, applying it straight from the pad. I added some scattered straw as well, just a hint.  I added some clear embossing powder to the tin, it sticks to the distress ink.
 Heat emboss it.

Stamp the background stamp with a solvent ink onto Shrinky Dink clear.  Diecut the flower.

Stamp small parts of the background stamp on a tag (this tag is a monoprint I've made a few weeks ago).
Adhere the flower to the tag. Attach the tag to the tin can. 

Close-up of the embellishment.
Hope you like it!
I am entering this in the following challenge:
1. tattered floral challenge of Tim Holtz. 
STAMPS USED: (click on picture):

Friday, March 15, 2013

Art Journal page


Script - Stamp Camp
Flower - Unity Stamps - Donna Downey

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A HAT - on your wedding day!


 The theme at TIOT is HATS (and if you like a bonnet also).
This is so different from what I normally create, but I do need some cards for kids some times, so VOILA!
COME join in the fun!


Monday, March 11, 2013


SWIRLS are in the background!
SWIRLS is the theme at FSC this time, come join us! 20 dollar is the prize from Flonz Crafts. (new sponsor!)
Yes, this is a monoprint with some heat embossing and stamping on it. The print has been one with the big swirl stencil from Stampers Anonymus.
 I decided to keep it simple as I did not want to cover up the background too much! 

Text:- Darkroom Door
Flowers - Unity Stamps
I am entering this in the challenge on
1. MAKE MY MONDAY- heat embossing

Saturday, March 9, 2013

At the seaside...

I thought this was going to go straight to the bin! I thought, Ellie just continue, you can still throw it away at the end.
I had FUN!


STAMPS USED:(click on picture)

Ship and lighthouse:


Friday, March 8, 2013

A bit of green.. such a difficult challenge for me - I use a LOT of green most of the time!


I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Simon Says Stamps -  a bit of green.

text- ???
postal stamp - Katzelkraft

Thursday, March 7, 2013

PUBLISHED, in the new Art Specially for You - again....

  ........ I am so happy!!!!

  Is nu te bestellen!

Stempeltechnieken zijn niet eenvoudig maar kunnen dat wel worden ...

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.
Onderwerpen waar je je vingers bij aflikt: interview met Kate Crane (wat een mooi mens en wat een eerlijke antwoorden) - interview met de winnaar van de Event posterwedstrijd 2013 Maria Bellekens, prachtig werk van Gretha Bakker gemaakt met LOTV stempels, Ellie Knol laat een techniek zien, Marleen zet ons al gutsend aan het werk, Hermine deelt haar ervaringen met de M'xed Media Inx en zo nog veel meer moois. 
In dit nummer werk van: Annelies Bakker - Els Bakker – Gretha Bakker - Maria Bellekens - Willy de Bruijne – Wies Bulten – Kate Crane - Jeannette van Dongen – Jose Dopper – Marga Dounen – Liesbeth Fidder – Els Hoekma - Yvonne van Hoof - Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries – Ellie Knol - Hermine Koster – Marion Manders  - Marleen van de Meerendonk – Audrey Meijs – Hella Mellema – Folkje Postema – Delia Roza – Annelies Sanders – Bennarda Swanen - Chantal Verhoeven - Marja de Visser - Boukje vd Weit - Bernadette van der Wielen

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

By the numbers...


I am entering in the challenge on Simon Says Stamp - by the numbers

Numbers - Stamp It
words (in background) and picture- Crafty Individuals
Text plus texture in background - Stampington & Company
dots - custom made stamp

Monday, March 4, 2013

Spring is in the air!

A paper napkin, stamps, inks and mod podge, what else do you need?
O yes, spring! The sun is all over my card!

I made 4 of them! Yes, there were four tulips on the napkin, and some butterflies... 

I just LOVE making this type of card, messy and fun! 

Hero Arts

I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. Vintage stamping challenges  -  Spring Is In The Air