Saturday, November 30, 2013

I've been playing...

...and made a whole set of cards with the same stamps, same technique, other colors.

I did the coloring of the stamp with watercolorcrayons. It always surprises me how beautiful it turns out. I doodled the flowers, to get them defined, and the heart of course. To get the background this way, just mask the heart, and stamp over it.


The others: (click on picture for a bigger view)


Hope I didn't bore you!
Have a good Saturday- enjoy your stamping!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Panpastel plus decoupage....

Using Pan Pastel plus decoupage gives gorgeous results.
The benefit to me of the Pan Pastels is the subtle colors you get. You can also use more than one color for a single stamp, using versamark of course. AND, of course you can also layer the colors, eg. terra plus green gives a beautiful dark brown. 
Het gebruik Pan Pastel plus decoupage met servetten leveren hele mooie resultaten. 
Wat ik het voordeel vindt van de Pan Pastels is dat ze hele mooie subtiele kleuren geven. Ook kun je moeiteloos meerdere kleuren gebruiken in 1 stempelafdruk. En alsof dat nog niet genoeg is -  je kunt ook nog eens de kleuren over elkaar gebruiken. Gebruik je bv een groen plus terra over elkaar, krijg je een hele mooie donkere kleur bruin. 

I made this for the Pan Pastel BNL blog - it is a dutch blog, but you might just discover some new ideas with Pan Pastel there.
Deze serie heb ik gemaakt voor de Pan Pastel BNL blog - ben je daar nog geen volger? Ga dan gauw kijken voor nog veel meer leuke idee├źn met Pan Pastel. 
An impression of all 8 cards: / Een impressie van alle 8 kaarten:
A step by step: / Een stap voor stap: 

Stamp the script with versamark. Color it with coordinating colors from the picture from the paper napkin that's going to be on the card.  Fixate the Pan Pastel.
Stempel de tekst met versamark, en kleur het met de kleuren Pan Pastel uit de afbeelding die erop gaat komen. Dan krijg je een mooi geheel. Nu eerst fixeren.

Adhere the paper napkin to the background with decoupage glue. 
(Of course you have to use only the top layer from the napkin!)
Plak de afbeelding van een servet op de achtergrond met decoupagelijm.
(Eerst uitknippen, en alle onderliggende lagen verwijderen, uiteraard)

Stamp the script with versamark over the picture and use white .....
Stempel met versamark over de afbeelding en breng witte........

......or coloured Pan Pastel.
......of gekleurde Pan Pastel aan. 

To get some structure in the background put some gesso onto it; I used a custom made stamp here, a recycled piece. When nearly dry, sponge some PP color over it.
Om wat textuur aan te brengen op de achtergrond, breng wat gesso aan, ik heb hiervoor een afval opvulling gebruikt (van een mobiel?). Wanneer het bijna droog is, breng je ook hierover Pan Pastel aan, in de kleuren van de afbeelding.

The result: / Het resultaat: 



Some close-ups, to show the subtle effect of the Pan Pastels.
Enkele close-ups, om het mooie subtiele effect te laten zien van de Pan Pastels.

ENJOY your Pan Pastels!

GENIET van je Pan Pastels!

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Simon Says stamp - anything goes.
Green Pan Pastels from the greens / Groene Pan Pastels uit de groen serie.
Red Iron Oxide 380.5
 Yellow Ochre 270.5
Burnt Sienna740.5 
Magenta (tekst), Katzelkraft (postal), Stampers Anonymus (postcard).

Monday, November 25, 2013

12 Tags of 2013 - November


 I did not make a tag this time around, but did use Tim's November techniques to start off with, and then gave it my own twist! I used pearl-ex powder instead of chalks. 


I am entering this in the challenge on :


Hero Arts, 
and Sissix flower die.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

I am in love..

...with these subtle colors on the card, and with this stamp!
I stamped it with coloring the stamp with watercolorpencils.

Heat embossing with white embossing powder in the background.
It's a one layer card, the heart was not cut out, but masked to be able to do the background stamping. 


The stamps used are from Katzelkraft!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New challenge at TIOT!

White on white is the challenge! 
This theme one was a real challenge to me!
ONLY white!? 
Who can come up with such a difficult challenge theme? 
NO color!! 
I did use some 'old paper' distress ink, to give some depth. It looks greenish on
the photo, but in real life it's the color of old paper!
White on white is de uitdaging bij TIOT, wat moeilijk!

Ik heb wel 'old paper' distress inkt gebruikt om wat diepte te geven. Het lijkt wat groenerig, maar het is echt gewoon de kleur van 'old paper'! 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Snow? It'll come!

I’ve got a step-by-step for you today! I stamped the image, and made a mask to cover the snowman before stamping and sponging.

Stamp the tree twice with gesso. Leave to dry.

Use some torn masking paper to be able to sponge over to get hills and clouds. I sponged with Distress ink faded jeans and stormy sky.

Take the mask off, clean the trees from inks, paint some gesso over the bottom of the snowman. Splat some waterdrops onto the inks, to get ‘snow’.

Draw some snow on the branches of the tree.

Color the scarf, hat and nose, some black at the bottom of the branches to get some shade. Stamp the birds. Adhere to your card.


The stamps are all from Katzelkraft!

 I am entering this in the challenge on 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

LOVE this one...


I really LOVE this one, the Magenta Wasp stamp is one of my favourites. 
There is some glossy accents on its wings. 
The background is (part of) a monoprint.

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. A Colorful Journey- November challenge


STAMPS USED : (click on picture)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Another monoprint.... with a color explosion!

The new theme at TIOT is color explosion.
I just LOVE the yellow/orange colors in the centre of the leave, it makes it the focal point.

I used acrylic paints and a gelatine plate to create the background - a monoprint, yes!.
The script has been added with a stencil and structure paste, and the same stencil with some brown distress inks.

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. A Colorful Journey - gelly print party.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Two variations with 2 stamps!


 In today's post I show you that you can use 2 stamps to get a lot of different types of cards/backgrounds. 

Just play with your stamps and color!

ENJOY, I did!