Friday, February 28, 2014

Month of romance... with pearls

I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. Crafty Individuals blog - month of romance (hope you recognize this stamp, it's really a CI stamp, used in parts)
2. Simon Says Stamp - anything goes with pearls

Using paste and found poetry in monochromatic colors...

News of the day
big splash news
Spring is coming,
living up to 
deepest thoughts of water, 
new life it promises, 
songbirds rise
forever upwards,
in our hearts,
hope you enjoy 
their living up.!

 I took parts of headers from newspapers and poems, wrote them all in WORD document,
 then printed them, cut them in strips, adhered them as strips to the page,
 covered it with gesso,
overwrote the wanted parts with a PITT artist pen. 

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Journal 52 - Found poetry is the theme this time!
2. Stampotique designers challenge - monochromatic
3. Simon Says stamp blog - paste

Brick wall - Magenta
bird eggs - Stamping Up
birds and eggs - pictures from an old diary or book 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

At the pier ....

I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. Artistic Outpost - anything goes
2. Stampotique designers challenge - monochromatic

Artistic Outpost

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A birdie...

 The new stamps from Magenta are SO beautiful! 

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. The stamping cottage - 3 colors

STAMPS USED: (click on picture)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Sprinkles of color......

I am entering this in the challenge on 
1.  A sprinkle of imagination - colors 

Butterflies - Unity Stamps
Script- Paper Artsy

Anything goes...

at FSC, so that's an easy one! 
Come join us!

The picture is from an old agenda (yes, cut out!)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Colors for Craft room

I had a nice play with these diecuts and all sorts of media. This was something I had no result in mind... it just happened. 

I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. Craft room challenge - colors


Friday, February 21, 2014


I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. SSS- monday challenge - cameo
Script background - Stampington
Cameo - Different colors
swirl - Katzelkraft

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Find your song and sing it!

I received these wooden birdcages and birds in my DT package.

 At first I really didn't know what to do with them, I thought of doing a layout, but then decided on using this canvas that has been lying around for a while now.

I used the backside of a canvas to make this. . The background is a monoprint. I chose to keep the colors on the wood monotone, to make the cages the eyecatcher. 

MAGENTA products used: 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Art journal page for Journal 52 - week 7

"When I grow up" is the theme this week.
"When I grow up, I want to be a mom, too.. "

Stencil - Magenta
Text in background - Stampers Anonymus

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

'Handmade' project must include some handwriting.

OK, it must be said, the new challenge at TIOT, which is 'handmade', was a bit difficult for all us DT members. 
Why? Our own handwriting! But I succeeded, and am happy with it. .

Art Journey 

Friday, February 14, 2014

The art of love letters !

Journal 52 week 6: the theme this time is 'The art of love letters'. 
Do you see mine, in his (flower)pocket? 
It says: 
"Have I told you lately how much I love you? 
I LOVE you with all my heart!"

She gave him this letter after receiving the flowers from him , and he blows her some hearts .... 
Silly me, but it's Valentines day today, LOL.
27 years for me this year...
I am entering this in the challenge on
1. journal 52
2. stampotique designers challenge - have a heart

Magenta - Love definition,
Hero Arts -Love quote, Friends for ever,
Non-sequiter- Letter on bottom of page, Love is forever 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Goodie swap with Butterfly...

I did a goodie swap with Alison..
 I received a yummy package with a beautiful tag.... 

...doilies, diecuts, paper napkins, small pocket envellopes, cheesecloth, Embossed CS, some fabric, and not on photo : also some beautiful  ribbon from Webster pages. 
She really spoiled me, THANKS again Alison!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Magenta giveaway!

Magenta is offering a give-away to celebrate the release of their Spring Collection, and also to say Thank You to all of their faithful followers. You could win one of two amazing prizes!

All you have to do is follow Magenta on their blog or Facebook, and use the widget on this page to enter the contest! (just scroll down a bit). You can use the links below to follow Magenta. Easy peasy! You have until March 10 to enter. Good Luck!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Build It Up with stamps!

Use at least three stamps on your project....  is the new challenge at FSC! Come join us!

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Simon Says Stamp - we love stamps


Flonz craft

Friday, February 7, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 - February

I am entering this in the challenge of Tim Holtz : 12 Tags of 2014 - February
for the challenge on The Artistic Stamper - use distress

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Have a heart with 75 % white the challenge at Art Journey this month. That's bad, they should forbid this type of challnges as far as I am concerned, LOL. 
BUT I did it..
I am also entering in the challenge at SSS - which is 'Have a Heart'
Stampotique designers challenge - have a heart.
Art Journey

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

NEW spring catalog at MAGENTA!! And they are beautiful!

Art journal page week 5 - Journal 52

Abstract painting is the theme this week !
Although this is a real challenge for me, I did enjoy doing this! 
Messing around with color and shapes. 
If I had to do it agian, I would approach it differently, I think.. 
I started off on a monoprint that was not to my liking; that's the red in the background. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


... is always a nice challenge theme...
 It's the new theme at TIOT


Monday, February 3, 2014

Just a Note ....

I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. Stampinback challenge - HART
2. The Artistic Stamper - distress
3. Stampotique designers challenge - have a heart

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Art journal page week 4 - Journal 52

Building character is what happens if you make mistakes in your life, and learn from that. 

This page is about that. 
It's part of a bookpage from an 'ancient' educational book for children, learning to read. 
It's a typical dutch picture as you can see, the boy with his father's 'klompen', way too big! 
He gets warned that he will fall, and get his just-cleaned trousers filthy... 
He says he will not, BUT there he goes, all wet and filthy on the slippery ice!  

Hope you like it!

I am entering this in the challenge on
1.  Journal 52 week 4- "Building characters
2. Craft-room challenge - water