Friday, December 29, 2017

Blogs I became follower of lately... no 13

I'd like to share some blogs I became follower of lately via Feedly...   
I think you will understand why I started following them by having a look at their ART. 

Saturday, December 23, 2017

2017 Topic 19: My Favourite Things for Paper Artsy!!

2017 Topic 19: My Favourite Things

I'd like to share my favourites in crafting today! 
OK, my favourites, you ask? 
Getting messy, with flowers, torn strips of paper, rusty objects and using a stencil or two with structure paste to finish it off. 
This art journal page reflects what I like to do most! 
Contrasts of dark and light.. flowers... playing with product that is SO awesome!

...and yes, I've used all the themes that were on our blog lately... WHY? .. they were my favourites, too! 
Shades of white 
Torn / ripped /burnt !  

This makes me happy, yes! 


The Intro and Challenge post for RUST made me want to get paper and fabric get rusty!
These are on fabric!  

These are on tissue paper! I 've made a lot more!

As you can see I started with torn strips of that gorgeous rusty tissue paper. I used two stencils (PS021 and PS074) with structure paste in the background.
 I've also added some structure paste with a palette knife randomly to the background and some 
Snowflake Fresco Acrylic paint. to tie it all together. 

AND then.. yes.. the fabric ! I added two 'torn' strips as a focal point for the main flower onto the page.
 (YES, I've got a whole roll of that yummy aid bandage all rusted!)


I've added the flowers and a quote from JOFY52 to finish it off.

A close-up of all the contrasts between the white and rusty colors! o, yes .. I ve colored the flowers with some Snowflake Fresco Acrylic paint.


You might see that I've enjoyed making this page.. I had no struggle of putting the composition together; one thing lead to another... it created it all by itself. 

I'd like to encourage you to have a go yourselves; go create in you favourite style, with your favourite colors, your favourite stamps and/or stencils ....
...and enjoy crafting!!

I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. we love 2create - anything goes MM

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Celebrate Winter team day at Magenta

We have another themed blogpost at Magenta, the theme is : celebrating winter! 

I do not really celebrate it, I'd rather have sunny and warm and colorful days, hehe

 I know - this is not normal for me (no color!), but I had to use grey and creme for a challenge.. so here it is... the contrasts are striking, though. 
I tried to give it the feel of an old postcard... 

Magenta products used:

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Joyous thing of beauty !

These are stamps from Crafter's Companion.. guest designing for them .. 

... aren't these stamps gorgeous?!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Gelliprinting with a beautiful stencil!

For these I have used a 10 cm round Gelliplate.. and had fun playing with the beautiful leaves stencil
(I LOVE this one!!) and acrylic paints. 

The ATC was a leftover piece.  

Ellie Knol - DT Magenta


Produits Magenta utilis├ęs:
Magenta products used:

Monday, December 18, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Kingfisher ..

I did some Guest designing for Crafter's Companion with these beautiful kingfisher stamps ;
I chose to make an Art Journal page with it, and a Gelliplate print as the starting base. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

TIMI challenge reminder!

Reminder for a new challenge for TIMI 2017
It is "Take A Stamp: Anything Goes!" Remember to include rubber/polymer stamping on your project somehow, somewhere!
Sponsor: Stampin' Unicorn
Prize: 3 Stamp sets + 2 paper packs

I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. Designs by Ryn - anything goes. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Longing for the birds... 2

LOVE this design; it's so versatile, and very suitable for masculine themed projects too.

The background has been made with Nuance colours and the white accents with an acrylic marker. The extra color in the stamped images has been added with watercolour pencils.


Magenta products used:

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Mini Album!

I am creating little notebooks lately to give away. LOVE doing that!  I've been into bookmaking for a long time now, especially restoring old books, giving them a new jacket for instance. ... and I still enjoy it, also because I can use these covers as a canvas :) ... It makes it a personal note book, and with the elastic band it looks so much more 'professional' ! Had to figure out how to do that pretty invisible on the insides of the covers. I think it turned out great. Not perfect, but hand-made should not be perfect, hehe

I've been playing with structure paste and stamping  (Magenta) ... and stencils and Coloration sprays from Art Anthology on these covers ! 

Hope you like it!! 

I am entering this in the challenge on :

Monday, December 4, 2017

A wolf... silence...

Crafter's Companion's wolf  :
A wolf.. . standing in the cold snow, while the sun is about to go down... silence ..

The first range is without the added blue... which one you like most? I love the white one, without the blue on the snow and in the sky most... 

See for yourself:

now for the ones with the added blue: 

Stamps / stencil are from Crafter's Companion !