Friday, 28 April 2017

A little play

Hello everyone,

I received the stamps I ordered from AALL & Create today and had to try them out.... so here goes...

First I made a card :

I used a gelli printed background and the stamps by Tracy Evans and Fiona Paltridge. 
The birds were coloured with Copic Markers, cut out and adhered onto the panel. I added some background stamping, some splattering and some book text strips.. 

Next I made an art journal page.. 

I made a background using my gelli plate and Fiona's stamps. I added some more stamping and splattering again. The focal image is by Olga Heldwein as is the sentiment. 

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Did I roll my eyes out loud ?

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my blogpost for Stampotique Designers' Challenge. Today sees the start of a new challenge and it is all about single layer projects.
Here's mine:

It is an ATC on watercolour paper. 
I stamped Cooee and the sentiment, coloured everything with watercolour markers and added the spirals with Distress Oxide ink. I doodled around the card and that was that ! 

I used the following stamps:

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Bold colour

Hello everyone,

Today I have a project for Visible Image. I have used the ballerina again as I love her..

I made this page with a gelli print from my stash, which is getting low !!! I stamped the word 'colour' first with Distress Oxed Ink and then embossed it with clear powder. I used a white gel pen to accentuate the letters. Next I stamped the ballerina so she is standing on the two "O's". I added some white dots around her skirt and hand too. Next I stamped the rest of the sentiment on white card stock and edged them with a green and blue Copic marker before adhering them. Lastly I added the cracks in the corners and the doodling. 

I have used the following stamps:

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Monday, 24 April 2017

Every second...

Hello everyone, 
Hallo allemaal,

Today, for Hobbycompleet De Duif, I have an art journal page. I have used the Distress Oxides again, because I think they are wonderful. Also these flower stamps are so versatile. I think I like them so much because they are different to the traditional flower stamps and I like non-traditional ! 
Ik heb vandaag een art journal pagina voor jullie. Ik heb wederom de nieuwe Distress Oxide Inkt gebruikt; het is zo'n leuk spul. En deze bloemen stempels zijn zoooo leuk, vind ik ! Je kan er alle kanten mee op. Ik denk dat ik ze zo leuk vind omdat ik altijd net iets anders wil als het traditionele...

First I made the background by dragging watercolour paper through Oxide inks with water. I used Cracked Pistachio and Wilted Violet. I then did the same with another piece of water colour paper and I used this to stamp the flowers on. I also stamped some more flowers on book pages. I then cut everything out. 

I added some background stamping with black ink. I also stamped the sentiment onto the flowers with the same colours for more interest.
 Next I layered the flowers until I liked them and adhered them onto my page on top of the background stamping. This way they stand out more. 
Lastly I stamped the sentiment in the top right corner and used a white paint marker to add splatters. 
Ik heb eerst een ondergrond gemaakt voor de bloemen door aquarelpapier op mijn craft sheet door Tim Holtz' Distress Oxide Inkt met water te halen. Ik heb Cracked Pistachio en Wilted Violet gebruikt.
Ik heb dit daarna herhaald met nog een stuk aquarelpapier en dit heb ik gebruikt om de bloemen op te stempelen. Ik heb hiervoor Archival Inkt in Jet Black gebruikt. Ik heb ook nog een aantal bloemen op boek papier (pagina's uit een oud boek) gestempeld. Ik heb daarna al de bloemen uitgeknipt.
Voor de blaadjes heb ik Peeled Paint gebruikt.
Toen de achtergrond droog was heb ik er op gestempeld met een achtergrond stempel en zwarte Archival inkt. (Je vindt een lijst van alle gebruikte materialen onder aan deze post).
Vervolgens heb ik de bloemen bestempeld met dezelfde kleuren Oxide inkt en een tekst stempel. Daarna heb ik de bloemen op elkaar gelijmd tot ik ze mooi vond en op alles op de achtergrond geplakt. Als laatste heb ik de tekst bovenaan de pagina gestempeld en het geheel met een witte Acryl verf marker van witte verfspatten voorzien.
Leuk dat je er was vandaag !

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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Objet trouvé with a new video !

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my blog ! Today I have the second 'rust' project to show you for the Country View Challenges blog.

If you would like to know how I made this then please click the link and watch the process..

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Saturday, 22 April 2017


Hello everyone,

I am in the blog at Hobbycompleet De Duif with this journal page today!

It was fun making this ! I started with a gelli print. The first layers are yellow, light and dark and after that I used orange and red (all Amsterdam acrylic paints) with a little mask from PaperArtsy (the flower) isn't that cool ! 
I stamped the background with grey and orange ink and then stamped the animals (CMS303 - 'On the farm' by Tim Holtz) on white paper; I turned the sheep around as I wanted him to face the other way. I used a mini gelli plate for this; you stamp your image on the gelli plate and then you stamp the gelli plate onto your paper and hey presto, a turned image. I stacked them on top of each other and added the prize ribbon. Inside I used a sentiment from the Hipster set by Tim Holtz. 
A few pieces of washi tape finished the page off.. 

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Thursday, 20 April 2017


Hello everyone,

Today I had finally time to play ! Yay... I have been so busy lately; I cannot imagine how I used to cope with everything when I still worked !!! I guess that is always the case when once you are home all day.
Anyway, I got my Deco Art paints out today and I have been wanting to so something with an Andy Skinner stencil that I must have had for a year.. I think it turned out, well, really groovy !!!

I started with a piece of Mixed Media paper. I used my gelli plate to create a background with lots of colours: Cobalt Teal hue, Yellow Light Green, Cadmium Orange Hue, Primary Yellow and Primary Magenta. I used Titanium White and Carbon Black to block out the people and to stencil the stars. I also splattered some thinned down white on the  whole page. To get some texture in my background I used foam stamps that I bought in a toy shop and a coaster from Ikea. 
Once I was happy I used the two masks that are part of this stencil set from Andy Skinner which is called "Hippy Chic". 
I laid them onto my project and sponged around them with black paint. I kept rotating them to get a different perspective. I then filled in the gaps between the peeps with a brush. When everything had dried I used a white gel pen to go around the figures. 
Lastly I added the stars which are in the same stencil set and some splatters. 
The sentiment is made with rubber stamps. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today !