Thursday, 8 December 2016

Keep calm... A NEW VIDEO

Hello everyone,

I have a quick card for Katzelkraft to share today. I used another one of my gelli printed backgrounds. It is so easy to have a stack on hand !
I also filmed the process and have placed the link at the bottom of this post if you want to hop over to YouTube and have a look.


I love how grumpy he looks.

I have used the following stamps for this card:

KTZ159 - for the background rings with stars and the sentiment
KTZ145 -  for the penguin

Here is the link to the YouTube Video:




Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 




Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Stampotique Designers' Challenge #262 - Naughty or Nice

Hello everyone,

and welcome to week 2 of our 'Naughty or Nice' challenge here at Stampotique ! I have made a tag for this week but you could make anything you want if you decide to play along. You could win one of two $30 vouchers at the end of the month. Just make sure to read the rules...


He looks rather naughty, doesn't he? I started with gluing the snowflakes onto the tag. These die cut snowflakes were a gift from Mischelle Smith in a swap ! Thank you Mischelle. 
After drying I painted the whole thing with gesso and then coloured the tag with Distress Crayons. Next I took a baby wipe and wiped most of it off again. Because the snowflakes are raised the colour stays put in the lower parts and you get a nice contrast. 
I then painted gel medium over the top. You have to be quick and not go over to many times as the gel medium will move the crayons. After that dried I added some dark blue on the edges. I used a Neocolor II Crayon for this. I stamped Smile, coloured him with Copic Markers, cut him out and glued him to the tag. I gave him a Christmas hat and then stamped the sentiment, cut it apart, coloured the strips with a Copic marker and the Neocolor Crayon and adhered it to the tag too. 
A ribbon finished it off. 

I have used these stamps:


Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my blog where today I have made an art journal page for Visible Image.
As it is almost Christmas I thought I take that as my theme for today's page.



I love this "Angel" stamp. She is very versatile. 
Anyway, I started off with a piece of white card stock and heat embossed the snowflakes with white powder. I then coloured the page with Distress Inks. I used 'tumbled glass', 'broken china', 'faded jeans', 'chipped saphire' and a tiny bit of 'dusty concord'. Next I dripped some water over it so you get the light spots. I then stamped the sentiment 'merry christmas' around the edge, using it as it is but also just the single words.. 
It was then time for the angel. I stamped her on tissue paper and adhered her to the page with gel medium. Luckily this worked out fine as of course the distress inks are water soluble and it could have smeared with the gel medium but it didn't... I was very careful though.
I added some rhinestones to the white dots in her dress and added some white pen to the very small dots and between the feathers of her wings. 

Here are some details photo's:



I used the following stamps:


That was it ! 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Social Media, Blog and monthly Challenge details :


Show & Tell Monthly Challenge details: http://visibleimage.co.uk/challenge 





Friday, 2 December 2016

Winter Wishes

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my post today. There is a new Challenge on the blog  over at VivaLasVegaStamps! and today's post is a bit of inspiration for you. I hope you all play along with our Challenge this month. I have made a tag:





I coloured the tag (#8 shipping tag) with acrylic paints and then white embossed the stars. I took it to my sewing machine to create a border around the tag. I also distressed the edges. 
Next I stamped the house, the star (this was stamped with paint) and the sentiment and scallops. 
I coloured the house with Copics, cut it out and also cut out the star, the sentiment and the scallop. 
Everything was then adhered to the tag. Lastly I stamped the dots at the bottom and added a piece of ribbon. 


It is based on this moodboard for December:



The words to go with it are : frame, scallops, doodle, vintage, teal, gray, tan, white, black, Christmas, trees, winter, snowman, squirrel, snow angels, victorian, house, scenery, road, snowbanks. 

I think I got quite a few of those words in my tag. 

I have used the following stamps for my tag:



Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 


Thursday, 1 December 2016

Jingle your own damn bells! A NEW VIDEO !

Hello everyone,

Today there is a new challenge starting over at Country View Challenges. The theme was chosen by the lovely Doreen and it is Christmas ! Now I am no big fan of Christmas and probably look a little like this dog when the day arrives....
We would love it if you played along with our challenge. Every month there is a GBP 20 voucher to the shop to be won ! Just make sure to read the rules before you play ! Good luck.



I have filmed the process (not the colouring of the images) and if you are interested in how to make this then here is the link:



I have used PanPastels for the background, stamps by Visible Image, Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz, VivaLasVegaStamps and Stampotique Originals.. 

If you like me to keep making these process videos then please SUBSCRIBE to my channel... 

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Happy Camper here

Hello everyone,

Today is the 1st of December and that means it is my turn on Roc's blog. I have used one of my gelli printed backgrounds for this art journal page.


I stamped the flourish on the left and white embossed it. I filled in some of it with a white pen. Next I added the book text along the bottom for Horse to stand on. I also adhered half a doily which was lying around on my desk. 
Next I stamped the Horse, the wings and the sign. The sigh was altered by me. Normally it says "Art lives here". So I masked off the Art Lives and replaced it with part of another stamp which says "I am a happy camper". I think it is great to mix and match up stamps for your purpose.. 
I coloured everything and then cut all the images out. I adhered the wings to the horse. 
I then adhered the horse and the sign to the page. Job done ! 

I have used the following stamps:

You can find all Roc's stamps HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Naughty or nice

Hello everyone,

And welcome to the first week of the "Naughty or nice"  (#262) challenge of Stampotique! I made a Christmas card; just need to determine who of my friends and family is the naughtiest !!!



We would love it if you played along with us... You might win one of two $30 vouchers at the end of the month. Just make sure to read the rules on the SDC blog! 

I have used the following stamps for this:


Thank you for stopping by today !