Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Art Journal page with theme - Sing a song

 " Find your song and sing it ! "

I always have to think of this dutch song, when thinking of birds singing:
"De vogels in de bomen,
zij zingen hun lied.
De vogels in de bomen
verzwijgen U niet.
Zij stijgen de hemel
een eind tegemoet
en brengen in beurtzang
hun Schepper een groet."

It's about the birds singing in choir, singing to their Maker!
Note to self : Good to remember this in 2015!

I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. Stampotique designers challenge SDC176 anything goes

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Art Journal page with theme - 'Doodle' and 'Sparkle and shine' ....

 Week 49 for Journal 52 - DOODLE.

The green and yellow is all glimmery as I used a pearlescent watercolor form Art Quest. 
The script stamp is from Hero Arts. 


 Week 50 for Journal 52 - SPARKLE AND SHINE.

I used a background (recycling an old christmas card) with a lot of circles on it, all glossy and gold and shiny. I added more shimmer with Fab Foil gold on the script stamp, .
These stamps are from my own line at Magenta. 

Saturday, December 27, 2014


.....a year....  nearly to its end... .. again !

I am entering this in the challenge on:
1. Stampotique designers challenge  SDC176 anything goes.


from Katzelkraft

Monday, December 22, 2014

Guest designer for Rubber Dance Stamps !

Today I am guest designer for Rubber Dance stamps! SO HAPPY!! 
(first post in row, more to come!)

I only show some sneak peeks here, for the full cards and decriptions you'll have to hop over to the Rubber Dance Art stamps blog! , there's 4 of them, themed birds/feathers/eggs. 

There is also a monthly challenge, with prizes! 

Hope to see you on the Rubber Dance Blog!

All stamps I've used are from Rubber Dance of course!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Art Journal page with theme - Let's build a snowman

Firstly my project for Katzelkraft today... 
and secondly - a giveaway for A Vintage Journey... see that at the end of this post!

The snowman has been drawn with a Molotow marker black, all the other black is stamping... also the birdie. Stamping on the hat and scarf has been done by masking the rest off. 

I am entering this in the challenge on 

 script and music:

Friday, December 19, 2014

Art Journal with theme - WISE WORDS


 I used an old postcard with this eye on it. I tore the edges of it, and used gesso to 'hide' the edge. 
As I had to cover part of the eyelashes with gesso, as there was a dark shadow underneath it, I drew them in a later stage with a Grafx marker. 

The edge of the journal page was sponged with different colors distress ink, 
and heat embossed with clear embossing powder!
No stamping this time... 

This page has been inspired by the theme of week 47 on Journal52 - wise words.

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Art Journal Journey - collage

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Art Journal page with theme - napkins


This was the original napkin:

Gesso did the trick here, getting rid of the yellow of the flowers, and to tone down the music in the background! The edges of the flower were done with a Molotow acrylic marker in black, from Colourstock. 

 Coloring has been done with watercolorpencils. 
 Some Distress stickles for the centre of the flower.

This page has been inspired by the theme of week 46 on Journal52 - napkins
The script stamp is an oldie from PSX.

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Art Journal Journey - collage
2. Artist trading post - Let's celebrate

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Craft Stamper - Take it Make it challenge - ATC

Yes, I am also joining the white stamping challenge of Craft Stamper with this ATC. 
 It's a little sister of the card I showed yesterday. 

These stamps are so wonderful to use for the white stamping!

As I am joining in the challenge for Craft Stamper, I will not add any information on how I've created it (just in case I win, LOL)

I am also entering this in the challenge on

Rubberdance stamps (also the sponsor for the challenge!)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Craft Stamper - Take it Make it challenge - card

EDITED TO add later:
I won TOP 3 in the TIMI-challenge... HAPPY!


I SO enjoyed making this card!

Don't you just LOVE these stamps???
I do!!


I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Craft Stamper - Take It Make It challenge - white stamping.
2. Simon says stamp wednesday challenge - anything goes

As I am entering the challenge for Craft Stamper, I will not add any information on how I've created it (just in case I win, LOL)

Rubberdance stamps (also the sponsor for the challenge!)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Will we have some snow and need some shawls?

I've used part of one stamp to create a frame for another one. 

It's a one-layer card, I achieved this by masking. 

The sponging in the background has been done with a stencil from Magenta!

I am entering this in the challnge on:
1. Artist trading post - Let's celebrate

STAMPS USED: (click on picture)   

See you!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Guest Designer at Indigoblu.....for LET IT SNOW

YES... I was asked to be a guest designer at Indigoblu...
as inspiration for their challenge, LET IT SNOW

Being chosen as 1 of the top3, is of course, an inspiration to keep going on my art journey, and enjoy crafting. I have been joining in the Indigoblu challenge lots of times, and always hoped to be chosen, and then suddenly it happens with a card I'm not really happy with,  LOL 
Then the theme was a bit of a struggle... having only flowers, a butterfly and bubbles stamps from Indigoblu... and the theme being LET IT SNOW... I had to put my thinking caps on..
I thought of the saying "snowflakes are the flowers of winter... ", 

I started with a beautiful shimmery scrapbookpaper with lots of white snowflakes on it. 
I sponged it with Distress inks to make the snowflakes pop. 
From a leftover piece I cut a few snowflakes to adhere it to the card later on. 
I chose to keep the flowers not that intense with color, so it became part of the background. 
They were adhered to the card with 3D glue. 
I also added some 'Crystal Ice' ICE Stickles to the centres of the flowers and snowflakes. 
 Pity you can't see all the glamour and bling going on on this card.  

I am entering this in the following challenge:
1. Indigoblu - let it snow.
2. Simon says Stamp - wednesday challenge - bling it on
3. TIOT - winter whites
4. Stampotique designers challenge  - SDC 176 anything goes


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Juffertje in't Groen .. how I know this seedhead...

...  on a monoprint...

and on some bookpaper 

I'd like to enter this in the challenge on
 1. Lavinia Stamps - add a flower

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Art journal page with theme - Thinking of you

 "Some people we never forget because 
our lives have been forever changed by them"

This page is for week 45 of Journal52 - Thinking of you. 
There's lots of elements on here that make me think of one particular person in the world: she's in South Africa, country with lots of birds, is a christian as well ...,etc etc... 

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Art Journal Journey - collage

Postcard stamp with South Africa on it : Stampers Anonymous
Bird - Stamp It
Thinking of you - Art Journey
Quote - Unity Stamps
Trust in the Lord... - ??? 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Art Journal page with theme - SKYLINE

Art Journal page for 
1. Journal52 week44 - skyline

This is what the pile of pages looks like now, will soon be able to bind them.. after week 52... HAPPY!!

STAMPS USED:  click on picture.. 
0658 Vine - Silhouette

0641 Winter Branches