Tuesday, April 28, 2015

NEW catalog Magenta !

Magenta is ready for the summer with a brand new catalog,
we hope you will enjoy it!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Clover and gesso ..

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Simon Says Stamp - CAS


STAMPS USED: (click on picture)
Clover Silhouette


Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Original Documented Life Project - 11

Another art journal page of approx. 18x25 cm!

 I am doing the Original Documented life project, the March theme was: 
Making Your Mark (Doodles &Mark Making)
 Art challenge Borders
The Journal Prompt:  "Borderline feels like I'm going to lose my mind."

 Not really happy with this page, but hey, they call ths playing and experimenting!
It was!

I used some custom-made stencils to make these monoprints..

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

12 tags of 2015 - April

This time I did not make a tag, but a card with the inspiration from the Tim Tag for April, 
2 cards actually. 


I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. 12 tags of 2015 - April
2. Country view challenges - use kraft card
3. Stampotique Designers challenge #190 -  stitches

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dag aan dag...

draagt Hij ons! 

Vandaag voor mij een ongebruikelijke kaart, een beetje CAS, maar wel helemaal af .. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Original Documented Life Project - 10

Another art journal page of approx. 18x25 cm!

 I am doing the Original Documented life project, the March theme was: 
Making Your Mark (Doodles & Mark Making)
 Art challenge As A Layer Element Cover Up Good Stuff!
The Journal Prompt:  Surviving the Elements 

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Our Creative Corner - color your world
2. Stamps and Stencils - anything goes
3. Katzelkraft - stencils

Frame - Katzelkraft
Bubbles / plant - Lavinia Stamps

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Warning ! Put on your sunglasses for these greens!

Beautiful greens from DecoArt acrylics on a gelliplate! 

For this first card I got inspired by Anneke , maybe you don't see why... but when I saw her gelliprint, I knew how to use these colorful prints i made a while ago...

I finished them off with some distress inks and ..  

...some beautiful stamps from Magenta! 

Some close-ups: 

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Our Creative Corner - color your world
2. Stamps and Stencils - anything goes 
3. Mixed Media World - use bright colors
4. The mixed media card challenge - flowers



23.276.K Mesh

0623 bubble wrap

42.200 Texture - Chicken Wire

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sponging over a monoprint ...

... can be so much fun...
The acrylic paint acts as a resist..  
An ATC...  

and a small notepad.. (8x8 cm)


Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Original Documented Life Project - 8

 I am doing the Original Documented life projectthe February theme being: 
Layers You Will Love!
 Art challenge for the 5th week:  Repeating Elements
The prompt is: It's Worth Repeating

Repeating the colors in different areas.. 
 Reapeating the leftovers from the 'mixed media die' from Tim Holtz:
 yes, I adhered every single dot... it's paper, not a stencil and structure paste.  ...

Repeating the script stamp from Hero Arts. ...

Repeating the images,.. 3 of them... from a paper napkin (decoupage) 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Honey Locust Leaf ... and drops

Who on earth would not like playing with these stamps - the Honey Locust Leaf stamp is my most favorite stamp from Designs by Ryn!  
Those drops? Can you have two most favorite ones please?

I am entering this in the challenge on

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

African daisy ..

Guest designing at Designs by Ryn again is FUN! 
Today the third project : 2 to come!

De African daisy hoort gewoon op deze achtergrond voorzover het aan mij ligt!
Achtergrond is restjes distress inkt van de craftsheet, De druppels eerst op het achtergrondje gestempeld om de schaduw er ook op te krijgen, dat valt niet zo goed uit te knippen, Bloemen en druppels op apart kaartkarton gestempeld, uitgeknipt, gekleurd met aquarelpotloden, apart opgeplakt, Hart van bloem gevuld met strassteentjes..
 De script is een afwrijfplaatje....

The African daisy needs to be on this background as far as I am concerned!
Background has been made from leftover inks on my craftsheet. The flowers and drops were stamped on a seperate piece of cardstock, cut out and adhered to the background. I did stamp the drops on the background first to get the shadow down as well.The heart of the flowers has been done with strass.
The script is a rub on... 

I am entering this in the challenge on

Monday, April 6, 2015

Ik mag het eindelijk vertellen! / I'm allowed to tell you now!

Ik mag een heeeeel jaar het "The Crafter's Workshop" team versterken! 
Kijk maar hier: de aankondiging..
Ik ga er van genieten !
De vlaggetjes mogen nu wel uit toch? 

I will be in the design team for The Crafter's Workshop for the period of a whole year! HOW cool is that??
I AM going to enjoy!
Look for the announcement of the new team on their blog
I will start on the 1st of May. 
I can use some flags now!

Hier een project dat ik al een tijdje geleden gemaakt heb... voor Kadocato

Komt nu goed uit.. HAPPY!

'van harte beterschap' !

Vandaag project 2 voor Designs by Ryn! Nog 3 te gaan! 
Op dit project heb ik een Inkerbell wens gebruikt om het aan iemand te kunnen sturen als beterschap-kaart!
Guest designing at Designs by Ryn is FUN! 
Today the second project: 3 to come!

Voor het achtergrondje : spray inkt op kaartkarton, leg er gekreukelde huishoudfolie op en laat het drogen. Elke keer feest! De prachtige stempels van Designs by Ryn doen de rest.   
De druppels zijn op de achtegrnd gestempeld, en sommige ook op een rest stuk papier en uitgeknipt erbij op geplakt. Ook de schelp is er op geplakt, met verhoogde dubbelzijdige tape. 

To make the background was easy peasy:  just spray some inks onto cardstock, put plastic household wrap over it, leave to dry, and voila!  
The stamps from Designs by Ryn do the rest.. .. aren't they gorgeous?
The drops were stamped on the background, and also on a seperate pice of paper. I then cut them out, and adhered the cut-out drop over some of the stamped drops. 

Om dit kaartje een wens mee te geven stempelde ik 'van harte beterschap' van Inkerbell stamps op een strook papier, en plakte het er bij op met verhoogde dubbelzijdige tape. 
To have this card to be for someone being ill,  I've added these stamped words from Inkerbell stamps with 3D doublesided tape.  The words mean 'get well'!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Using up monoprints...

 ..featuring this beautiful golden oldie fish stamp .. and the script to give a finishing touch!   

The stencil of the leaves is a custom-made one!


 STAMPS USED: (click on picture)

Thursday, April 2, 2015

I WON at Tim's Tags of 2015.!

How happy I am!   

It turns out that my name is on the list of winners for Tim's Tags of March 2015. I just had to share my excitement with you all!!

So glad Tim shares these great monthly tutorials ... and the fun and excitement of the challenge.

If you missed my full post on last month's tag you can see it HERE

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A new month at Magenta - April Challenge: easter

Yes , easter... come join in the fun on the Magenta blog! 

Interprete the theme as you like.. I chose for the color yellow, and March being the time of year tulips appear everywhere because of the springy weather, I used this beautiful silhouette stamp, and new life (spring) is new growth (sentiment). 

Of course easter celebrates Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead, 
three days after he was executed. That is new life for all of us who believe in His love!
You may use that as your theme as well,  as long as there is some stamping on your creation!

I like being in a design team where I do not need to just use the newest supplies. The golden oldies are as pretty as newer ones... it means playing, and I don't mind that! You must know that by now.... 
the scrapbookpaper is just as beautiful as the stamps..

Go grab your stamps and other supplies and have some stamping fun!

I am entering this in the challenge on


28.037.M Tulips