Friday, 17 November 2017

Believe in yourself

Hello everyone,

Today I have made an artjournal for you. I must say I really love the Um Wow Chipboards because they are so sturdy. They stand up to a lot of abuse....

I have also used some (very old) design paper, a paper doll, some lace, paint and fabric for this page. The chipboard was embellished like this :

First I tool the scissors to it as I didn't like the straight edges so I did some trimming. Once I was happy I pressed my VersaMark ink pad onto the chipboard and sprinkled all three colours of embossing powder onto it and them melted them. 

This is how it came out, quite nice but I decided to sand some of the shine off and get some of the chipboard out again. 

This is the finished result and I really love it.  

A couple of close - ups ...

You can see where the chipboard is peeking through again. 

And this is the finished page ! 

I hope I have inspired you to dust off the chipboards and use them too ! Maybe even to make a card or something ! They are so versatile. 

You will find the Damaged Punchinella background I used HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 16 November 2017

What else ?

Hello everyone,

Today I have a card to share for Katzelkraft. I have used the "Les Rats des villes" set again. They are so cute !

I started with a piece of Bristol card stock and stamped the grungy circle on it several times. I used VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with white WOW embossing powder. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to colour the panel. 
I added a tiny bit of stamping on the green and then stamped the rat, once on the panel, once on watercolour card and also the sentiment; this was only stamped on the panel. 
The rat was coloured with the Zigs too and then cut out and adhered to the one on the panel. 
I added some doodling around the panel and mounted it on a white card. 

I have used the following stamps: 

Food soothes the soul

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my blog where today I am sharing some inspiration for the latest VivaLasVegaStamps! Challenge. This is the mood board:

And this is what I made of it :

This postcard was made with white card stock which I coloured with Distress Inks and a blending tool. I used 'Antique Linen' and 'Vintage Photo'. I dripped some water over it and then stamped the word foodie with the same Antique Linen Distress Ink. 
Next I stamped the onions and made a mask. I masked them off and then stamped the recipe card over the top. Next I coloured in the onions with Copic Markers. The sentiment was stamped separately and cut apart. I adhered it to the card and doodled around the edged. That was it ! 
I used the following stamps:

I hope I gave you some inspiration to play along with us ! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Art is life, love art

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my blogpost for Hobbycompleet de Duif. I have made an art journal page with some of Dina Wakley's new goodies.

On a piece of Mixed Media Paper I painted PaperArtsy Fresco paints. Next I stencilled the word 'love' with white paint and when that was dry I stencilled it again slightly off with Orange Distress Oxide ink. I clear embossed that because it takes an age to dry and keeps reacting with water after drying. This was it is permanent. I then stamped the background with Distress Oxides and heat embossed. Next I stamped the lady on the page and on some book text, I cut out part of the booktext one and glued it onto the one on the page. This way her face is white instead of blue.. The sentiment was stamped on the white edges of the book paper and glued on. Lastly I doodled around the word strips and that finished the page. 

I used the following materials:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Don't lose your muchness....

Hello everyone,

and welcome to another blogpost for Vera Lane Studio. I really love these digital images... they are all fantastic. These new Alice in Wonderland Planner Props are great but as I already said I am so not into planners. So with the help of my teammies I came up with a book mark.

This bookmark is all one layer... I printed the images partly behind each other and then coloured everything, including the background with Copic Markers. I added the sentiment later and doodled around the edged of the word strips. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Friday, 10 November 2017

Fa, La, La, La, La

Hello everyone,

and happy Friday to you all !

For Vera Lane Studio I have made a postcard with one of the latests releases: The Carolers.

Aren't they cute ! 
I found this background paper in my stash. It is one of those free samples you get in the Stampington magazines and I thought is was great ! 
The girls were sizes and printed and coloured with Copic Markers, cut out and adhered. I then added the sentiment which is from the same set. A bit of doodling and voila ! 

I have used this set : 

You'll find it HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

A Banksy inspired pocket letter.

Hello everyone,

Today, for my VivaLasVegaStamps! post,  I have 9 ATC's for you. I have put them into one of those baseball card sleeves so I suppose that makes it a kind of pocket letter. I think the Banksy stamps are still my favourite and I really enjoy using them ! I have used a whole lot more of stamps for this project so sit back and enjoy !

And here is how I made it : 

I made a basic background with acrylic paint and a gelli plate.  I cut the Mixed Media to size; 7,5 x 10,5" which is exactly 9 ATC's. 

After I finished printing I used a brayer and white paint to tone it down a little. 

Next I used this fabulous Dahlia stencil by UmWow Studio with Distress Oxide Inks. This is not waterproof but if you would like it to be you could always clear emboss over the top of your stencilling. This ink stays wet for a long time so it is ideal to heat emboss. 

This is how that looked. 

Next I added some stamping. I have to apologise for the blurry photo; I don't know what happened there.. 

Next I used the white paint and the brayer again to tone it down. 

This is how it ended up. I like it ! :o)

Next I cut it into 9 equal pieces. 

I then went through my Banksy stamps and selected the ones I wanted to use... 

and where... once I had chosen it was a case of stamping the images onto the cards and the sentiments on separate white card stock. I wanted them white and black to make them stand out more. 

And this is how it ended up ! 

Here are a few close ups... 

I used an enormous amount of stamps for this project : 

I hope you enjoyed my post today and I haven't exhausted you ! lol 

Thank you for stopping by !