Thursday, October 30, 2014

Art Journal page with theme - MOSAIC

 Winter is an etching,
Spring is a watercolor,
Summer an oil painting
and Autumn .... 

          a     mosaic     of them all!

Art Journal page for Journal52 for week 41 
with theme: MOSAIC

No stamping on this one! 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Embossed butterfly

The butterfly was heat embossed in black. 

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Butterfly spot challenge - emboss your butterfly
2. Simon says stamp - anything goes

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Birds and a fur tree....

I added some green bister around the tree, and the blue is distress ink!The tree and birds have been heat embossed with black. The base has been made similar to the previous card with the birds


STAMPS USED: (click on picture)

Monday, October 27, 2014

12 tags of 2014 - October

 Just in time... 
 ... next month I plan to make it earlier in the month...
not a promise.. 

I am entering this in the challenge: 

All stamps are by Stampers Anonymus

Art Journal page with theme - Experimental

 The experiment on this page is: YES, using a product that's been in my stash for a while.... FAB FOIL!

IT'S MAGIC!! No reason for not using it.... you must give it a try! 

Look at the shimmer!

Some notes on how I did this:

Backgroound is done with scribbling of Caran d' Arche Neocolor II  crayons, and then painting it with gesso. 
The toadstools (Stampotique) and the ants (own design) and the insects were heat embossed with black.

The script (Stampers Anonymus) part: Bonding powder also gets done with versamark and the heat tool: after heating it with your heat gun, just as with embossing powder.... let it cool. Now this is different from embossing powder ; put the foil over the bonding powder, rub over it with a finger nail, and where the bonding powder is, the foil will stick, 


SO, I will be using this product much more in future!! 

This Art Journal page is for Journal52 week 40 - Experimental!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Art Journal page with theme - CITY

"The moon's got a smile which can light up this whole city "

 An art journal page again, for week 39 of Journal52 - In the city. 
I started by applying a coat of gesso to the background. 
Then I sponged over the gate mask from Ranger with Pine Needles distress ink. I left the mask on the page to stamp this beautiful stamp from Crafty Individuals twice and heat embossed with black. 
I put a circle mask on the page and spongef with several yellow distress inks. Now I took of the masks. 
I sprayed some water on the left side of the page, and let the color run over the 'moon'. by tapping it on the right side of the page. 
I made an edge to the page with brushed corduroy distress ink, and added a white border to it. 
The birds (Katzelkraft) were also heat embossed with black. 
I also added some color to the houses, and added a script in a lighter black ink over the gates. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Sweet birdies on a branch

Don't you just love these stamps??

HOW to:
1. Paint some gesso over corrugated cardboard, so you have a part of the cardboard to stamp on. Leave it to dry thoroughly!
2. Heat emboss the main image with black. 
3. Add some extra gesso to the birds, to make it pop. 
4.  Heat emboss the birdies with black. 
5. Color around the main image with a watercolorpencil, and spread the color wit a waterbrush. 
6. Tear part of the top layer of the cardbaord off as shown.

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - use KRAFT
2.  Smon says stamp - anything goes


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday inspiration for Katzelkraft...

 Two tags with the same stamps and techniques. 

The background has been done with Colorwash and salt. 
I heat embossed the image with black. The color on the tag above was added with a distress marker (barn door), anf on the second tag I added white with a Molotow acrylic marker white. 

I heat embossed the script with white.


Some more inspiration from half of the DT on the Katzelkraft blog
On Mondays the other half is happy to inspire you to get out your stamps and have fun. 


I am entering this in the challenge on
1.  Smon says stamp - anything goes

(click on picture)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Art Journal page - Rhyme time

 The actual song is about a red balloon, but I wanted it to be blue, to fit the picture... 
Stamp of the girl is from Marianne Design.

The picture is part of a notecard, I tried to make it look as part of the background, by adding watercoloring at the bottom of the page, and gesso to the edges... ... 

I am entering this in the challenge on
1.  Smon says stamp - anything goes

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Journal page with NEWS paper.....

 I SO love how this turned out. And it's so easy to make! 

I"ll tell you how! 
1.  Take a piece of 18 x 18 cm cardstock and paint gesso generously onto it. While still wet, adhere pieces of newspaper to it, by just putting it partly in the gesso, rubbing it only in the centre parts. Leave to dry. Tear the parts that are not adhered to the background, off. 

2. Add some structure to the background with a stencil and structure paste.

3. Add a layer of gesso over the page, so the pieces of newspaper are faded. 

4. Sponge the background with Distress ink, spray with water to let it run. Leave to dry. 

5. Stamp the flower with a solvent ink on a stirdy piece of newspaper paper, cut it out, and adhere it to the background. Stamp it partly again, also on the newspaper paper, and cut the flowers out that are the highest part of the flower. Color it all. I used watercolorpencils, watercolor and a Molotow marker for the outlines (green). Adhere the top little 3 flowers to the page with 3D glue. Leave to dry. 

6. Stamp the scrabble letters onto the newspaper paper, and cut them out. Find yourself some letters from the newspaper that will form the word PAPER in colors coordinating with the rest of the colors. Adhere them to the page. 

Look at thos yummy colors! 

 I hope you like it!

I am entering this in the challenge on
1.  Simon says stamp - anything goes
2. Stampotique Designers Challenge - book text
3. Journal 52 week 37 - Newspaper

Stampendous - flower
Scrabble letters - De stempelwinkel

Monday, October 20, 2014

Journal page with texture....

"A subtle amount of structure attracts the eye" 

 One reason to be making Art Journal pages is because you can experiment ... with products, inks etc. 
I used some felted flourishes here, covered it with gesso, and wanted it to stay the main focus on this page. 
I did use some stamping in the background, a script from Magenta, stamped with the same color Distress ink I've been using in the background, pine needles.

I am entering this in the challenge on
1.  Smon says stamp - anything goes
2. Journal 52 for week 36 - Texture

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Blogs I became follower of lately... no 9

I SO love to see what everybody else is doing on their creating-desks! 
I want to share the blogs I became follower of lately (for the ninth time, already!) !  

Hope you like these! 

PS - In alphabetical order (by blogname) !

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bister and Gesso...

 I so LOVE to combine bister and gesso, messy and fun!

I am enterung this in the challenge on
1. Craft Room challenge - Make your own background (doing that all the time :))


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Art journal page with theme - Aphabetical

An art journal page about the alphabet! 
I chose to use the beautiful urban alphabet stamp as main image. 
To highlight it I heat embossed it with black.
 It needed more, so I used this gorgeous chipboard to focus on the stamp. 

Hope you like it!

MAGENTA PRODUCTS USED: (click on picture)

22.057 Urban Alphabet