Sunday, 28 May 2017

Play in the puddles...

Hello everyone, 
Hallo allemaal,

Today I have an art journal page to share. I made this for my DT over at Hobbycompleet de Duif. 
Vandaag heb ik een art journal pagina voor jullie; ik heb deze voor Hobbycompleet de Duif gemaakt. 

I made the background with the gelli plate. First a layer of light colours and then darker colours over the top. I also added some interest by pressing rubber-stamps into the wet paint on the plate before printing. Just remember to clean your stamps straight away. 
De achtergrond is gemaakt met de Gelli Arts gelli plate. Ik heb Amsterdam Acryl verf gebruikt. Ik print mijn achtergrondjes altijd in meerdere keren. Eerst een basis laag met de lichtste kleuren en daarna ga ik hier overheen printen met donkerdere kleuren waarin ik textuur aanbreng met bijvoorbeeld stencils of stempels. In dit geval heb ik de nieuwe Baroque stempels van Katzelkraft gebruikt om de achtergrond wat interessanter te maken. ( Een lijst van gebruikte materialen vind je onderaan dit bericht). 

When I was happy with the background, I stamped over the top with black Archival Ink and  I also white embossed a little. It all adds more interest. 
Toen ik tevreden was met mijn print heb eroverheen gestempeld; met zwarte Archival inkt en met VersaMark waarna ik met wit poeder ge-embosd heb. Ik ben ook nog met een zwarte gel pen rond de pagina gegaan.

I stamped the rats and the brolly on the background and also on white card stock, I coloured the images with Copic Markers, cut them out and adhered them to the background. 
De ratten en de paraplu heb ik op de pagina gestempeld, maar ook op apart wit card stock. Ik stempel altijd ook op de achtergrond als de stempels die ik gebruikt fijne details hebben zoals snorharen. Die zijn moeilijk uit te knippen en als je de afbeelding op de achtergrond hebt kun je ze van die op het witte papier gewoon afknippen.

The sentiment is from Winnie the Pooh and I just made it with my old typewriter, cut it into strips and added it to my page. I also added some doodling around the words and around the page. 
Ik heb de ratten en de paraplu ingekleurd met Copics, mijn favoriete manier van inkleuren ! Daarna heb ik ze uitgeknipt en op die op de achtergrond geplakt. De tekst is uit Winnie de Pooh en ik heb die op een oude typemachine getypt, uitgeknipt en opgeplakt.

Here are two more photos:
Hier zijn nog twee close up foto's

Bedankt voor het kijken !

Saturday, 27 May 2017

The usual suspects

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my blog. The weather is gorgeous today and as soon as I have done this blogpost I shall sit outside in the garden with a lovely glass of cold white wine !

I did fancy playing a little today and to not freak myself out too much (Mr. Mojo is still not completely back) I grabbed a gelli print that I made a while ago. I like the colours. I decided to use the Katzelkraft rats again as I think they are fantastic ! I combined them with background stamps which are all from VivaLasVegaStamps! as is the sentiment... and this art journal page is the result :

I really like the result and I hope Mr. Mojo is finally returning ! 

Thank you for stopping by today !! 

Friday, 26 May 2017

A house, a bicycle and a new VIDEO !

Hi everyone,

I have a new project for you today as well as a YouTube tutorial. I made this fun house for UmWow Studio and used one of their fab stencils and the chipboard bicycle... The link to the tutorial is at the bottom of this post.

I really enjoyed making this little house and decorating the bicycle. 

From another angle... 

Close up of the bicycle...

So cute, isn't it ! 

I have used :

Basket bike and you will find it HERE


Chunky heart stencil and you wlll find it HERE

The video tutorial :


Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Keep room in your heart

Hello everyone,

I am having some Mojo troubles at the moment and to try and ease myself back into crafting when this happens, I usually pull out a ready made background, a favourite stamp and my favourite colouring medium Copic Markers.

That's exactly what I did today and made this postcard :

This background was left over from an AJ page I did for Stampotique a while ago. 
I stamped Hunk and coloured him, cut him out and adhered him. I added some shading for him to stand on and I thought this sentiment suited him. I added some colour to this too. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Not my circus...

Hello everyone,

and Happy Wednesday to you !

It is the first week of our 'Oldie but goodie' Challenge at Stampotique ! I have used some of my (many) favourite stamps for this tag:

This tag is made of Kraft card stock. I started by stamping Batboy and colouring him with Copic Markers. I always wanted to try colouring on Kraft and I think it came out nice. 
I then stamped him again on masking paper and masked him so I could stamp the background. I used Distress Oxide inks for this. I added some water droplets for more interest but you can hardly see them.. I added some washi tape and the sentiment which is from a new set of quotes that came out in May. A piece of Sari ribbon finished off my tag. 

We hope you'll play along with us this week; you could win one of two $30 vouchers at the end of the month... just remember to read the rules first. 

I used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Born to sing

Hello everyone,

Today for my DT post for Visible Image I have made a card with easily my most favourite VI stamp ever ! It is the singer... I love her.

This was a really easy card to make.. I started off with a piece of white card stock and I stamped the flower on it repeatedly with Distress Oxide Inks. With these inks you can just stamp over the top of the flowers with any colour. It won't turn to mud. 
When this was done I cut out a square to fit my card; I chose the piece I liked best. 
I then stamped the singer 3 times using a stamping tool so she is nice and black. I used the Tim Holtz stamping platform which is ideal for these solid images.. 
I then stamped the sentiment which is made out of two different stamp sets.  After everything was dry and to my liking I matted the panel onto black card stock and then on a white card. 

I used the following stamps:

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Monday, 22 May 2017


Hallo allemaal,
Hello everyone,  
Hebben jullie de nieuwe rattenstempels van Katzelkraft al gezien ? Ze heten Le Rats des Villes en ze zijn fantastisch ! Ik heb er een CaS kaartje mee gemaakt:

Have you seen the new rat stamps by Katzelkraft ? The are called 'Les Rats des Villes' and I think they are fantastic ! I used two to make a CAS card for Hobbycompleet De Duif:

Op een stukje wit card stock de ratten gestempeld. Ik heb ze ingekleurd met Copic Markers. Daarna wat schaduw aangebracht onder hun pootjes en de tekst gestempeld. Deze is heel oud en was een van de eerste stempelset die ik kocht. Ik gooide toen nog alle verpakkingen weg dus ik heb geen idee van wie deze is. Maar ik ben er van overtuigd dat je zelf ook wel een stempel hebt die je hiervoor kan gebruiken... 

I stamped them on a piece of white card stock, coloured them with Copic Markers and added some shading using a light grey. The sentiment is from an old set of clear stamps and I have no idea who's it is. It is from the days where I used to throw away all packaging.. But I am sure you have a stamp you could use for this... 
Leuk dat je er weer was !
Thank you so much for stopping by today !