Thursday, 22 June 2017


Hallo allemaal,
Hello everyone, 

Vandaag heb ik een kaart voor jullie.

I have a card to share today. I made this for my DT at Hobbycompleet De Duif. This fabulous stamp is by Carabelle Studio.

Het is een hele simpele kaart geworden. Ik heb de afbeelding op een stukje aquarelpapier gestempeld en daarna ingekleurd met Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Toen ik helemaal happy was met hoe het eruit zag het ik het woord Daydeams toegevoegd en het paneeltje op een kaart geplakt.

This was a very simple card to make. I stamped the image on watercolour card and coloured it in with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers. The sentiment is from a PaperArtsy set and was added after colouring. I then adhered the panel onto a white card. 

Ik heb de volgende materialen gebruikt:
I have used the following materials:

Neenah Aquarel papier (die papier is fantastisch ook voor Distress Oxides; en het is mooi wit)
                PaperArtsy ELB34
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in de kleuren: 045-041-071-072-026-021-036-050-070-020-022-024
Leuk dat je er weer was ! Tot de volgende keer !

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Art journal

Hello everyone,

This week starts a new challenge over at the Stampotique Designers' blog and the theme is "Stencil it". Also we have a collaboration with Eileen Hull this month. We got sent a few goodies by Eileen and one of them was her  'Heartfelt journal'. This is a die set to cut out the bits you need to make your own journal. We received the already cut out bits and I made this with it:

The book was put together first and then I added crackle paste through a flower stencil. I then painted it... Once that was all dry I inked the edges with Archival Ink and stencilled some more with white paint and a dot stencil. I added stamping and the little monster. He was stamped and coloured with Copics, cut out and glued on. 

I filled the book with paper and will use it for my journaling...

A close up of the crackle... 

I have used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

We always think we'll have time

Hello everyone,

Today I have a card to share which I made for Visible Image with their new stamps. I love them... so many possibilities.

I used one of my gelli prints. I love gelli prints... 
I stamped the clock on it first then added the birds. I added splatters and doodling in white and black and added some background stamping too. Lastly I stamped the sentiment on white card, matted it on black card stock and glued it to the card panel. Lastly I adhered the panel to a white card. 

I used the following stamps:

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Monday, 19 June 2017

You and me

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my second post for the June challenge over at Country View Challenges.  The the theme is 'hearts' and it was chosen by the lovely Hazel.
Why not have a go yourself ! You could win 20 GBP to spend in the shop HERE. Just remember to read the RULES first!

I have made an art journal this time :

and here's how I made it:

I have to apologise as I got carried away and forgot to take photos of the start ! But what I did was use a crackle paste (Finnabair) and a stencil (UmWow Studio) to add the hearts to my pages. I was very impatient and dried this with my heat tool so there are not many crackles ! 
Next I painted the pages with gesso (2 layers) and when that was dry I put the stencil back and used 'Worn Lipstick' Distress Ink and a blending tool to add colour to the hearts. That's how far I got when I realised I had to take some photos ! 

Next I added some script with a stamp (PaperArtsy ENS11) and Grey Archival Ink (Watering can). 

Next I stamped the rabbits (Crowned bunnies by Crafty Individuals)  on some pattern paper from an old 6 x 6 pack by My Mind's Eye called 'Lost & Found'. I added some shading with a coloured pencil and then cut them out. 

I added them to my page. 

Here are some close ups... and after adding some shading and a sentiment (Tim Holtz CMS219) the pages were finished ! 

Thank you of stopping by today ! 

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Home is where the heart is

Hallo allemaal,

Hello everyone, 

Vandaag heb ik een art journal pagina om te laten zien. Art journaling blijft toch wel mijn favoriete bezigheid. Ik denk dat dat is omdat er helemaal geen regels zijn en alles kan en mag.

For my DT over at Hobbycompleet De Duif, I made this AJ page. Artjournaling is still my favourite thing to do as there are no rules. 

Deze pagina is gemaakt met een gelli print als basis. Deze maak ik altijd in grote hoeveelheden zodat ik altijd prints bij de hand heb. Ik gebruik hiervoor Mixed Media papier maar je kan eigenlijk gebruiken wat je wilt, zolang het niet te dun is. Het beste is zo 170 grs. of dikker. De verf die ik gebruik is Amsterdam Acrylverf; en het beste is om eerst een dunne laag in een of twee lichte basis kleuren aan te brengen. Ik heb hier lichtgroen en lichtblauw gebruikt. Daarna print ik er overheen met donkere kleuren; in dit geval paars en donkergroen. Tevens kun je dan in deze lagen structuur aanbrengen met stencils en stempels. Ik heb hier een bloemenstencil gebruikt.  
Ik heb de achtergrond ook bestempeld, niet te veel want hij is al redelijk druk. De huizen heb ik op boekpapier gestempeld en uitgeknipt. Er zitten twee stempels in deze set maar door hier en daar wat weg te knippen (de schoorstenen) krijg je toch drie verschillende afbeeldingen. Ik heb ze na het uitknippen op de achtergrond geplakt. De woorden heb ik met een oude typemachine op de rand van hetzelfde boek papier getypt en het hartje heb ik uit de hand uit hetzelfde papier geknipt. Als laatste dit alles op de achtergrond geplakt en hier en daar wat accenten aangebracht met een zwarte en witte pen. 
Dat was het !

I used a gelli print as base for this page. I added some stamping and then stamped the houses on book paper, cut them out and adhered them onto the page. I did cut off some of the detail from one of the houses so I got three different ones with two stamps. The sentiment was typed and the heart cut out of the same book paper. Lastly I doodled around the page and that finished it off. 

Materialen :
Amsterdam Acrylics (kies de kleuren die je mooi vindt)
Archival Inkt - French Ultramarine - Leaf Green - Jet Black

Groetjes en tot de volgende keer !

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Use your wings

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my blog where today I am sharing a small art journal page I made for UmWow Studio. As you might know UmWow is a company that sell chipboards. They are nice and sturdy and laser cut.
Here is my project for today :

I went for the vintage style again today. I love doing a bit of everything ! 

I decided my bird cage had to be silver ! So i got out the embossing ink and silver embossing powder. 

Here you can see how that looked after two layers of embossing powder. 

I added some black archival ink to make it a little less shiny and 'new'. 

Here is a detail of my page. I started with a piece of 7 Dots Studio paper from the Writer's Block collection. I added some paint with a brayer and stamped it randomly. I stitched around the border with my sewing machine and added some pieces of paper, thread and fabric. I added some stamped butterflies and a sentiment by Tim Holtz. That finished it off nicely. 

I have used this Chipboard:

You will find it HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Happy birthday

Hello everyone,

and welcome to the second week of our challenge at the Stampotique Designers' Challenge blog. The theme is 'Flowers'. We hope you will play along with us ! You might win one of two $30 vouchers at the end of the month ! Just make sure to read the rules first.

I have made a card:

I have rediscovered this technique of heat embossing on your card and then colouring with inks... So I did it again ! 
I used Distress and Distress Oxide inks for the background. When I was happy with it I matted it on black card stock. I then stamped the big flower on a piece of card stock, coloured it with Copic Markers and matted that too. I added the sentiment and put the whole thing together. 
Simple but effective I think. 

I used the following stamps for this card :

Thank you so much for stopping by today !