Saturday, August 30, 2014

Vintage car ...

Katzelkraft terragroen autocollage
I've been playing with heat embossing and distress inks to feature this beautiful vintage car!
STAMPS USED:  Katzelkraft - (click on picture)
A6 grillage-a6-----tampon-scrapbooking---ktz96single---voiture---tampon-scrapbooking---mini19

Monday, August 25, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Dragonflies are so beautiful...

 Hi all!

A background from my stash, some white heat embossing and a fussy cut of the dragonfly - that's all I needed for this card! 
It's that easy!

I am entering this in the challenge on 

1. Artistic Stamper - anything

  STAMPS USED:wings-a4-tampon-scrapbooking-ktz31
A6 grillage-a6-----tampon-scrapbooking---ktz96

Friday, August 15, 2014

Week 23 of Journal52 - Passion

 I always love to just play, 
with stamps, gesso, heat embossing, bookpaper etc...

...and see where it all gets you. 


I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. Artistic Stamper - anything


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Leaves and script....

 As far as I concerned, this is new. 
PanPastel sticking to white heat-embossing. 
I started off with a dark blue cardstock, and my intention was to color the background only. 

BUT, it sticks to the embossing! I used white embossing powder from Stampendous, maybe other brands won't give the same result. 

Panpastel Phthalo Green 620.5
Panpastel Hansa Yellow 220.5
Panpastel Raw Umber Shade 780.3

Hero Arts

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Simon Says Stamp - summer
2. OCC - summertime 
3. Artistic Stamper - anything


Technique card:
(on the backside a description for future reference)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Being at the sea ...

Hi there! 
The background (been created by cleaning the craftsheet) called to be used with this stamp! 
I added the sun by sponging over a circle stencil with scattered straw distress ink. I added some additional color with watercolorpencils. 


I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. OCC - summertime 
2. Artistic Stamper - anything


Monday, August 4, 2014

A favorite stamp of mine...


I love to make these type of cards, quick and easy. Collaging with stamps and stencilling is so much fun, especially when you use these new and beautiful stencils from Magenta! The difference between the cards is: the one with white, the other with black heat embossing. 


I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. OCC - summertime
2. Artistic Stamper - anything



Saturday, August 2, 2014

Tutorial with heat embossing...

...for Katzelkraft.
Have you seen ?? there's a new challenge at Katzelkraft!

The challenge for August is EMBOSSING (any type). 
Come join in the fun!


This is my inspiration tutorial: 
1. Create a background by spraying with a custom-made pearlspray from Colorwash and Pearl-ex (or any other dye ink based spray)

 2.Stamp the main image with a black pigment ink (and also on a piece of post-it note paper). 
Heat emboss it with black embossing powder.
Mask it with the cut-out from the post-it paper. Stamp the script with the same pigment ink, and heat emboss with black embossing powder too. 
Clean the oval - as it's glossy paper (and the ink is a dye ink), you will be able to get it white again. 

3. Color the image with the same pearl spray that has been used for making the background. 

 4. Add a piece of tranparent tape. 
Add some mesh. As I couldn't adhere it with glue, 
I decided to adhere it with the heat tool; it melts a little bit when heated.  
Adhere it to the card.  

A close-up:


I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. Artistic Stamper - anything

STAMPS USED: (click on picture)

Friday, August 1, 2014

My favorite Magenta Stamp...

...the new monthly challenge at Magenta!
That's not a difficult question. 
I will go for my own first ever stamp design plus the script about happiness! 
Still love it!
Apart from these I have a looooot of favorites of course!

 Come join in the fun on the Magenta blog, there is a prize to be won!!

This was stamped with distress inks from my craft sheet, misted with some water. 
When dry I outlined it with a fineliner, and stamped the script in the background. 


I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. Artistic Stamper - anything


Large blossoming branch (own design!)