Monday, July 19, 2021

My Creative Monday for Magenta - tag collage

Good day to you!  
This tag (on the second background) is a beautiful example of sponging (dark green) over a colored background with a mask.  

The bottom background is part of a torn book page colored in a lighter green. 

Stamping and splattering with an orange ink gives extra dimension. 

I added embellishments and white accents too. 

Magenta products used:

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Botanical Garden inspiration


Ellie here with you today;

I hope you are doing fine! 

Creating a flower garden on paper... these flower images are fabulous in doing that.
Inspiration from nature, yes!

I stamped onto a background that was created with Distress Oxide inks.
To be able to stamp the flowers one behind the other, I had to mask off the rose image of course. 

Watercolors were used to add the color ranges to the stamped images.  

Have a good day, every day! 

 Rubber Dance Stamps:

Monday, July 12, 2021

My Creative Monday for Magenta - flower collage


Stamp the Distressed Background Stamp with 2 colors of acrylic paint, green and red. 
Stamp the flower onto white cardstock, fussycut, and watercolor it.
Splatter with the red watercolor on the background. 
Adhere the flower onto the background. 

Magenta products used:

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Nature's Flowery Treasures ...

Hi everyone!

 I hope you are doing well! 
Today I am sharing my process to capture the delicacy of the beautiful flower designs from Kay Carley. Three different stamp sets, three different approaches. 
Paper Artsy's 2021 Topic 8: theme Nature's Treasure... 
please hop over for all the detail and pictures, pictures.. 

I first planned to do some gelli printing for this theme; I spent an afternoon printing, yes. Unfortunately they did not awaken my creative spark to go ahead and stamp the flowers onto them. Yes, I was stuck.
I decided to go for what I wanted to do in the first place; clean stamping, coloring and continue from there.
My batch of colored A5 backgrounds in my stash came to the rescue, really!
A good start, my mojo was back... 

The art journal pages each turned out so different. 

Flowers.. one of nature's treasures : delicate, colorful, beautiful!

Monday, July 5, 2021

My Creative Monday for Magenta - Flower collage


This is quite an easy card to make. 

the HOW TO: 
Heat emboss the bubble background stamp in white. 
Color the background with various colors of Nuance. 
Add extra color to some of the bubbles to make them pop. 
Stamp and fussy cut the main images. I stamped the flowers twice and used an extra flower in the collage. 
Stamp with script in the background. 
Adhere the fussycut elements. 

Magenta products used:

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Friday, June 25, 2021

Textured Bird booklet

 At the moment I rather give a person a little booklet as a gift than a card. 

An easy book with all the edges torn along a ruler. 

You might guess that the cover has been made with a gelliprint. 

I added some stamped script to it, a fussycut bird and a sentiment. 

The shell-pieces finish it off, knotted with the thread from binding the pages. 

Enjoy crafting! 
Ellie Knol 

Rubber Dance Stamps:

The Rubber Dance Webshop 

Textured Birds

Monday, June 21, 2021

My creative Monday for Magenta - Technique with tape



I nice and easy technique ATC from me today.. 
Adhere strips of tape to bookpaper and burnish them well. 
Tear them off; it will lift the top layer of paper; adhere these strips to a colorful background.  
Add extra watercolor to add more interest, as shown. Leave to dry. 
Clean up the background with a dry cloth; it will leave the tape a lighter color. 
Add watered-down gesso and leave to dry. Splatter with white gesso too. 
Stamp the focal point to white cardstock and fussy cut it.
Add color to it and adhere to background. 

Have a nice sunny day.. I am in the garden a lot at the moment. 

Magenta products used:

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Pencil Marks Sticky Gelliprints Collage for Rubber Dance

 Rubber Dance day today..
gelliprinting onto stickers, and a few cards I created from them... 

For more info and pictures,
please see the Pencil Marks Sticky Gelliprints Collage by Ellie Knol post! 

Monday, June 14, 2021

My Creative Monday for Magenta - ATC play


Using watercolor on photo-paper.. they make for beautiful backgrounds. 
This is an ATC with a part of such a background. 

Magenta products used:

Saturday, June 12, 2021

2021 Topic 7: Stamp Mash Up JOFY, EEG, ESN, I&D minis {by Ellie Knol}

 I am up on the PaperArtsy blog tonight with our fun Stamp mash up, using product from four designers. 

Monday, June 7, 2021

My Creative Monday for Magenta - booklet 2


Another tiny booklet for you today:  

Black heat embossing this time and coloring with Nuance powders. 
That's al there is to the cover. One stamp for both front and back. 

... and some script stamped with red. 

A picture of both booklets.