Saturday, 25 November 2017

I is for Industrial !

Hello everyone,

and now for something completely different as they say ! I was chosen Queen of Snark with on of my Art Journal pages and part of my winnings was a Guest Designer Spot ! Yay ! I think that was a great prize and I had so much fun making another Journal page ! Thank you so much, sisters, for having me !

Anyway, today sees the start of a new challenge over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and as you can see above the theme is "I for Industrial". 

This is what I have made : 

It is another Art Journal page and I made it by smooshing some Mixed Media paper in Distress Oxide inks for the background. I used a variety of stamps to add interest too. 
The main images were stamped on separate paper which I coloured with the same Distress Oxide ink and cut out and adhered to the background. I added details with metal and some embossing too. 
Lastly I inked the edges of the page and added the sentiment which is by Edgar Allan Poe.

A detail of the metal pieces (a gear and a propellor) that I painted and oxidised with a patina spray. They were adhered with gel medium. 

A closeup of the detail in the background. 

I painted the propeller of the flying machine with the same paint as the metal and added some of the same patina spray (with a brush) to get it the same colour as the metal propeller. 

Detail of the flying machine... 

And here is the completed page again. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Friday, 24 November 2017

I want...

Hello everyone,

and welcome to this blogpost for Hobbycompleet De Duif,  where today I am sharing an Art Journal page made with Dina's new goodies..

I started with a piece of Mixed Media paper on which I stencilled the words first using crackle paste. Next I added thinned down acrylic paints in rainbow colours. Next I used a star stamp and a text stamp from one of the new Dina Wakley sets and filled the page, using the same colours as I used in the background. I used mostly Archival inks for this but I also stamped with Distress Oxide and paint as I didn't have all the colours that I needed. 
Next I added a black doodle line along the edges and went around the letters of the stencil with an Inktense Pencil. I used a water brush to soften the lines. The letters are more visible now. 
I the stamped the lady using my Tim Holtz stamp platform and clear embossed the image. That finished off this page. 

I used the following materials:

Ranger Crackle Texture Paste
Amsterdam Acrylverf 
Clear Embossing poeder
Archival Inkt, Jet Black
Distress Oxide:
Wilted Violet
Dina Wakley Media
- Splatter girl MDR58410
- Text and Scribbles MDR58427
Dina Wakley Media
I want MDS54436
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Inktense Potlood Charcoal Gray 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Fly me to the moon

Hello everyone,

I made this AJ page with one of the fantastic Digital Stamp sets by Vera Lane Studio. They are so much fun to colour and easy to cut out and once you get the hang of it you can combine images on the computer and print them out as one. The little alien in the flying saucer was copied and pasted in there by me. I also added his antennae this way.

I used a gelli print from my stash for this; all I did to it was add some stitching and with a white pen doodled around the circles which, by the way, were made with a Lego block on the gelli plate. The clouds were cut by hand from some pattern paper and doodled around. The flying saucer and the sentiment finished it off... 

Isn't he cute ? 

I used the set called "Lost in space" and you will find it HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

You're how old ?

Hello everyone,

and welcome to the second inspiration post for Country View Challenges for November. Gabrielle chose the theme of "stencilling" and today I decided to make a super quick birthday card using pattern paper and stencilling to make the card look homemade ! So, a bit of cheating really !

If you'd like to know how I made this hop over to my YouTube channel:

We would love you to play along and you can win a GBP 20,-- voucher to spend in the shop. Just make sure to read the rules first ! 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Monday, 20 November 2017

Keep calm..

Hello everyone,

Just before the weekend I received new stamps from Katzelkraft and of course I had to make something. So I made a Christmas Card, well sort of....

I started with stamping the "Windy day" stamp twice. Once on my card panel and once on a piece of separate card stock. I did take the black spots on the stamp away by masking them off. 
Next I coloured the card panel with grey ink and a blending tool and added the clouds with the same colour. I then put this aside to dry. 
Next I coloured the girl that I had stamped separately and when that was done I cut her out and adhered her and her brolly to the card panel. After it was dry I stamped the 'snow' over the top with VersaMark ink and embossed it with white powder. Now it looks like she is in a snow storm. 
Lastly I added the sentiment and mounted the card panel on a piece of black card stock and then on a white card. 

I have used the following stamps: 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Sunday, 19 November 2017

We are all mad here

Hello everyone,

and Happy Sunday ! Today I am sharing a mini Art journal spread for Vera Lane Studio.

I painted the background with PaperArtsy paint and a blending tool. I then added the stencilling  with a darker green. I added some paper to the bottom and then doodled with a white pen. The mad hatter was coloured, cut out and adhered as were the accessories (cake and bottle). The sentiment was cut into strips and adhered too. Lastly I added shading and doodling around the page. 

You'll find the Hatter here:

and the accessories HERE:

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Stop thinking, just create

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my blogpost where today I am sharing a card that I made with Dina Wakley's new goodies for Hobbycompleet De Duif.

I started with a panel of watercolour paper and used the method where you smoosh Distress Oxide ink on the craft mat, spritz with water and dunk your card in it. Repeat as many times as you want. I used Twisted Citron and Broken China. 
next I stamped the background using Distress Oxides for the circles and Versamark for the script and little blocks. I then heat embossed the script with white WOW embossing powder and the block with clear WOW embossing powder. 
I distressed the edges of the panel and then stamped the sentiment on a piece of vellum with black Archival Ink. This was then also heat embossed with clear powder and stapled in place. 
The panel was then adhered to a card. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today !