Friday, May 31, 2013

Art Journalpage - my favorite pet - mijn favoriete huisdier

Keizer is our cat, he turned 3 years old this month.
I made this page for a Yahoo artjournal group.
I've been playing with stencils, stamps, embossing powder.... 
Keizer is onze kat; hij werd 3 jaar deze maand. 
Ik maakte deze pagina voor de uitdaging op de Dutch Art Journal Yahoo groep. 
Heerlijk gekliederd met stencils, inkt, stempels, embossing poeder......  

Black stamping - Tuscan Rose (ATC background)
Heart die - Magnolia
Stencils - Magenta
Scrabble letters - De Stempelwinkel  

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

"Pimp het" voor .... / "Alter It" for ...

...FSC! Kom ook meedoen met deze uitdaging! Nog 5 dagen te gaan!
Vandaag een bericht van mij op FSC om jullie te inspireren, dit gepimpt doosje!
PSSSS!!!! (for my dutch followers)
JA, dit keer voor mijn nederlandse volgers ook de beschrijving in het nederlands. Ik hoop het vaker te doen, maar het ontbreekt me zo vaak aan tijd. Ook welkom aan mijn nieuwe volgers! (Ja, Katrin! LOL)
...FSC! Come join in the fun, still 5 days or so left!!
 I am on the catwalk today, for you, for inspiration, so let's go!


Voordat ik begon was het een simpel wit kartonnen doosje van een rommelmarkt.  
Het onderste gedeelte heb ik geverfd met zwarte gesso. 
De deksel - een beschrijving: 
Verf het geheel met witte gesso. Laat drogen. Beplak het bovenste gedeelte met muziekpapier, en verf het dan met water-verdunde-witte-acrylverf. Goed laten drogen. Teken met wat aquarelkrijtjes erop (Niet teveel, en al helemaal niet dekkend, gewoon een paar streken, per vlak). Verf het met water-verdunde-witte-acrylverf om de kleuren mooi in elkaar te laten overlopen.  Laten drogen. Stempel de viooltjes meerdere keren op vloeipapier en knip het uit. Leg het eerst op het doosje zoals je het zou willen hebben, en plak het dan vast met gel medium. (Het vloeipapier dan ook dun bestrijken met gel medium, wordt het papier steviger, en het kleuren gaat gemakkelijker!). Laten drogen. De afbeeldingen kleuren met aquarelpotloden. 
Om het geheel watervast te maken, heb ik het gesprayed met haarspray. KLAAR!

It's been a simple white cardboard box, waiting to be altered! I found it on a flea market. 
I painted the bottom part of it with black gesso.
HOW TO make the lid: 
Paint with white gesso to start off. Adhere some music-bookpaper to the top. Paint it with water-diluted white acrylic paint. Leave to dry. Scribble some watercolorcrayons onto it. Paint with water-diluted whiet acrylic paint to blend the colors. Leave to dry. Stamp the violet stamp various times onto blotting paper. Cut it out. Arrange them all on the lid, and adhere with gel medium. Leave to dry thoroughly. Color the flowers with watercolorpencil. 
To set the colors, I sprayed it with some hair-spray! DONE!


Flonz Craft (click on picture)

Monday, May 27, 2013

Hero Arts wants YOU to "stamp your story"...

Hero Arts wants you to "stamp your story".
I don't really have a story to tell, but I think the card does have its
own story. My LOVE for gesso, embossing powder and messing around, some
bookpaper, torn paper, beautiful stamps and inks do the rest!
That's my story...



 .....and A Blog Named Hero wants you to 'Clean your Act', CAS in other words! That's a real challenge for me, my fingers are still itching to make it less CAS! ..... and that's the theme at Art Journal Journey: challenge yourself!


Hero Arts

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

On the wild side...

NEW challenge at TIOT "On the wild side" (featuring birds and/or animals)

I stamped the script with Twinkling H2O's, LOVE it, It's all shimmery. I got it as a gift from Jolande van Oosterhout, on one of our crafting-together-days! Yes Jolande, I have been using it, more to come! THANKS again!
The horses stamp from PSX is a stamp I borrowed from Eileen Godwin, HOW KIND IS THAT!, and made some beautiful cards-in-spe with it, to be used in future! This is ONE of them!

Come join us in the fun!

Horses - PSX
Script - la Blanche
postage stamps - bigger one:  Darkroom Door, smaller one: Katzelkraft

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Seahorse tag... a step-by-step

Today a step-by-step to make this tag.
As you will see the tag has been created in a process. Trial and error, and go with the flow.

Apply gesso randomly to a tag. Leave to dry.

Sponge over it with the shown colors of Adirondack inks. Splatter with water, and dab with a dry cloth. 


Stamp some shells and text with the colors Pool and Citrus. Heat emboss it with clear embossing. I had a happy accident here, part of the sponging wasn't dry yet, so it gives part of the tag some shimmer. 

Heat emboss the seahorse with black embossing powder. Do some black stamping ( text and branches). As you can see in the next picture I took the black stamped shell away with some Stazon cleaner. (Luckily this was not a problem because this part of the tag was covered with clear embossing). 

At this stage I decided the tag needed a bottom, so I tore it and adhered it again to show the torn edge, Stamp shells onto seperate paper, color and cut it out. I made some bubbles by circling some of the white dots from the water splatters with a greyish watercolor-pencil. 

Adhere the shells to the tag, color some thread. Finish the tag off as shown. 

A close-up.

STAMPS USED: (click on picture)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A little paper - with birds!

I had a tiny piece left from a larger background for the birds - it has been made with custom-made glimmersprays.
The background is a 'little paper' piece of a 12x12 scrapbookpaper.. 

I am entering this in the folowing challenge: 
1.  Simon says stamp and show  - show a little paper

Birds collage -Crafty Individuals
Branches - Stampinback

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Stamp your own background


The background stamping has been done with custom-made chalk paint.

  I started off with (part of) this background:

I am entering this in the following challenges:
1 Craft Room Challenge -   stamp-your-own-background
2. No Matter Which Challenges - Things with wings
3. Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Things with wings
4.  Our creative corner. anything goes

Butterflies - Magenta 
Script - Katzelkraft
Background - ??

Friday, May 10, 2013

Summertime is..... being outside!

It is a skinny,! 

I am entering this in the following challenges: 



Thursday, May 9, 2013

Flowers inspired by..

 this post from Mariëtte van Leeuwen!! I had to play with this stamp, also with the colors she uses a lot!



I am entering this in the following challenges  :
1. Simon says stamp - inspired by
2. IndigoBlu - flowers
3.  Country View Challenges - how does your garden grow
4.  Our creative corner. anything goes

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New challenge at ...

....TIOT which is 'Feminine and Fancy' - come join in the fun! 

Crafty Individuals

Monday, May 6, 2013



Come join us at FSC!
I always love the anything goes challenges as you can really have fun. Our generous sponsor Leo at Flonzcrafts is offering the lucky winner of the random draw $20 to spend in his store. Please do pop over to FSC to see all the amazing projects created by my fellow designteam mates!.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
1 Our creative corner. anything goes
2. Country View Challenges - how does your garden grow

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Challenge for May - MAGENTA!

Come join in the challenge - so much fun and there is also a prize!
You don't have to make a layout, any project will do as long as you use the sketch.

Branches and text -Ellie Knol designs (Magenta)
Chipboard dragonflies
Scrapbookpaper ME228 Winter Notes