Saturday, April 26, 2014

Nature's beauty...

I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. Crafty Individuals - nature's beauty.

Crafty Individuals

Saturday again, so it's Katzelkraft day for me .. yet again...

I used the single stamp Maude here, and in the background the script from
I sometimes like to use some scrapbookpaper, to match with a certain stamp. The die is from Memory box

Hope you like it!

Friday, April 25, 2014

New stamps at Magenta

Click here to download / Cliquez ici pour télécharger

It's a special time...

The tag was a tag attached to a new pair of jeans. Recycling it's called LOL.

I sanded the edges after adding gesso randomly with a creditcard.
I sprayed with blue custom-made pearl spray, stamped the image twice with brown memeto ink, and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. The fern on the card itself has been stamped with a stamp-positioner to get it stamped in the exact right place. The script in the background has been stamped with the same ink as the ferns, just not heat-embossed.

 I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. Hero Arts - sketch - I used #2
2. The Artistic Stamper - embossing and texture.

Hero Arts

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Clean and simpel, one layer and Hero Arts

.. at Simon Says Stamp this week. 
CAS is so difficult for me, I always want to add more, and more.. :)

Hope it's CAS enough?!

Hero Arts

Colors for Unity!

I am entering this in the color challenge on the Unity blog

Unity stamps

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Three Art Journal pages for Journal 52

THEME - Rain or shine
I wrote the following text on the edges: 
"Rain or shine - I prefer shine .. BUT when looking at all the shiny colors after a little rain, I prefer both, one at a time"


 THEME - Party animals

I wrote the following text on the edges:
"I am always so enjoying the beautiful drawn pictures in children's books! I adore how the animals are used in the stories as if they are just as us, people!"


 THEME - Recycle
 I recycled pattern paper, and the front page of the Burda pattern to create this page. 

I am back on track now!

Magenta ATC Swap

We did an ATC swap on the Magenta blog with the theme : "Colourful".
Mariette van Leeuwen hosted it.
These were the ATC's I sent to Kazuko Kocho....

....and I also received beautiful ATC's from her!.

Thanks again Kazuko, and Mariette!

I'd like to enter this in the challenge on Make My Monday - distress it!

Monday, April 21, 2014

How does your garden grow?

That's the theme for week 13 of Journal 52

I added the following text on the edges: 
"My garden grows by the grace of God, the Creator of all things" 
"See all the beautiful colors glistening in the sun". 

Apart from Journal52 I am also entering this in the challenge on
The Artistic Stamper - embossing and texture

Grasses silhouette- Lost Coast design 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

It's real nice spring weather here..

... so, this card fits the weather!

 I did a step by step today, this is only a sneek peek, for more info see the Katzelkraft blog. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

A day in the life of me...

.... is the theme at Journal52 in week 12. 
Yes, I am a bit behind. 
Hope to catch up in a few days' time! 
 A day is always like a puzzle, all pieces fit together to make a day... I guess the missing pieces are when you just take a brake, or sleep, or whatever, just enjoy.. relaxing in nature, being on the phone, cleaning the house... 
I's a pity a day has only 24 hours, and we need such a lot of sleep.. hehe 


Flower ( top) - Hampton Art
Clock plus spoon - Prima Marketing
Music - Art Journey
Girl praying - Art Journey
Mosaïc - Stampers Anonymus
Flower (bottom) - Magenta
Silhouette in background - Unity Stamps

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pan Pastel en .. crackle paint

Stamp or draw a heart, and fill it up with distress crackle paint, doesn't really matter which color you use, as you are going to cover it entirely with Pan Pastel.
 I had a happy accident here, as I was too impatient to let it dry all by itself, and it formed a bubble underneath the top layer of the crackle paint. It fell off in the next step. 
Rub some Pan Pastel in the cracks with your finger, and color the crackle paint too this way (or leave some areas the original color - your choice!) 
Fixate the pastel. 
Finish it off as shown, some accents of color and script in the background. 
Kleuren gebruikt: 

Panpastel Bright Yellow Green 680.5
Panpastel Red Iron Oxide 380.5

(Script stamp is from Art Journey)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Two cats...

PSSSSSS : we will start with monthly challenges soon... so keep an eye on the Katzelkraft website!
Katzelkraft blauwbruin katten
How to. :
Make the background by putting different distress inks on your craft sheet, put the cardstock in it, spray the cardstock with water, and put crinkled household foil on top immediately. Leave it on top until compeltely dry.
Stamp the image with a dark brown distress ink, and heat emboss with clear embossig powder.
Stamp the script with versamark and heat emboss with white embossing powder.
Stamp the script with distress ink in the background as well.
Doodle around the edge with a marker with solvent ink. 
That's it for today, have a good stamping weekend!

STAMPS USED: (Click on picture)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

I feel so sad / Ik ben heel verdrietig...

Zaterdag een beursdag gedraaid op het AS event in Nijkerk. Het was geweldig. 
MAAR, er moet me wel iets van het hart. Herkennen jullie deze foto's van mijn eerste ontwerp bij Magenta? 
Deze zijn allemaal gestolen op het event, gewoon meegenomen, allemaal, het waren er een stuk of 7! 
Ik heb niet één van mijn voorbeelden over... Verdrietig. Ik zal maar niet melden dat ook andere voorbeelden gewoon foetsie zijn. 
Daarom mijn verzoek: wil degene die dit heeft meegenomen, het aan me terugzenden? Ik hoef niet te weten wie je bent, maar stuur het aub terug, mijn adres is 7906 EM met huisnummer 40 in Nederland. 
Saturday I was on the AS show here in Holland in Nijkerk. The show was marvellous, I did demo's for Magenta.
BUT, I have to tell you something so sad! Do you recognize these photo's from my blog? They're some of my creations with my first design for Magenta.
These have all been stolen! All of them! There were about 7 of them.  I have no sample left of my first ever design. How sad!
Now for my question : will this person please send these samples to my address in Holland?
It is : 7906 EM with housenumber 40 in the Netherlands. It will get here then, where they belong.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Your favourite technique....

is the new theme at FSC, come join in the fun!

 You will recognize the favourites, I hope! 
Playing with paper, stamps and color; in using stencils and stucture paste, and bookpaper, gesso and fibers...LOL 
I have a lot of favourite techniques, but I think you will recognize this as being the most used technique, so I guess this must be my favourite technique

Hero Arts

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Inspired by the sunshine..

... we had here in Holland the previous week, I made this card for you. 
The beautiful seahorse stamp is a single stamp from Katzelkraft, and you can find it here.
The script you can find here.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Swirly Flower...

We have another challenge this month on the Magenta blog: Easter
Will you join too? Click here for the details: challenge
I did not create something this time as DT member. 
Wederom is er deze maand een challenge op de Magenta blog: Pasen; Doen jullie ook mee? Klik hier voor de details: challenge. Ik heb dit keer niets gemaakt als DT lid. 
I did make something else: 
Toch wel iets gemaakt: 

5 ATC's this time, with my third new design at Magenta, the swirly flower! 
I LOVE this stamp. 
5 ATC's dit keer, met mijn derde nieuwe design bij Magenta, de 'Swirly Flower'! Ik vindt dit zelf een prachtige en bruikbare stempel. 

STAMPS USED:  (click on picture)

Swirly Flower