Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Approach with caution

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my blog where I am sharing a tag for the second week of the 'tag it' challenge for the Stampotique Designers' Challenge blog. I used another of the new stamps for March...
We would love to see you make something with a tag too, you could make one or add one to your project.

I cut this tag out of white card stock and then used a brayer and two shades of blue acrylic paint to colour the tag. I then added some stamping. The circles were stamped with black Archival ink and the baroque swirls were heat embossed with light blue WOW embossing powder. 
The little chap is called "Cranium" and it a new stamp for March by Daniel Torrente. 
I coloured him with Copics, cut him out and adhered him to the tag. 
I then stamped the sentiment, cut it into pieces and adhered it too. 

I used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

A whole year more incrediblerer

Hello everyone,

and welcome to this blogpost where today I have an art journal page to share with you. I made this with the fabulous VivaLasVegaStamps! and Lindy's Stampgang  Magicals.

Aren't these girls adorable ..

I had fun making this and if you want to know how then have a look here :

I have used the following stamps for this page :

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Art Specially Demo

Hello everyone,
Hallo allemaal,

When you read this I will still be basking in the sun somewhere in the Caribbean ! Yay...

I just wanted to remind you that I will be demo-ing the Tim Holtz distress Oxide Inks at the Art Specially event in Nijkerk on the 1st and 2nd of April. You'll find me at the Hobbycompleet De Duif Stand. Please come and see me !

Als jullie dit lezen zit ik nog lekker in de zon ergens in de Cariben.. Hoera...

Ik wilde jullie er alleen even aan herinneren dat ik op 1 en 2 april op het Art Specially Event de Tim Holtz Distress Oxides zal demonstreren. Ik zit op de stand bij Hobbycompleet De Duif.
Ik zou het leuk vinden als jullie langskwamen om hallo te zeggen en natuurlijk mijn demo te bekijken.

This is part of what I will be doing :

Dit is een gedeelte van wat ik ga doen:

See you there ! 

Tot dan ! 

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Come fly with me

Hello everyone,

and welcome to yet another Challenge at the Stampotique Designers' Challenge Blog ! This coming fortnight it will be all about tags. You can make one or put one on your project. If you play along with us you might win a $30 voucher at the end of the month. Just make sure to read the rules first !
I've made a tag:

This was a simple project, I cut this tag out of white card stock and stamped the plane and the sentiment on it with Archival ink and then coloured everything with a variety of materials like pencils, watercolours and even some alcoholmarkers.. I added some faux stitch lines and a piece of ribbon and that was that. 

I used the following stamps:

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Born to dance

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my blog where today I am sharing an art journal page I made with Visible Image Stamps. These are all from the newest release.  I painted the background with acrylic paints.

Here's a detail of the little sparkly bits around the ballet dancer. They are so much more sparkly in real life ! 

I have used the following stampsets:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Man in the moon

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my blogpost for Um Wow Studio where today I have a tag to share with you :

I have used 7Dots paper from the Writer's block series for this. I glued some pieced to a #10 tag and scraped gesso and Art Anthology Sorbet paints over it. I also added some shading with a distress Crayon. 

Here's how I treated the chipboards.

I used the man in the moon for this..

I heat embossed the solid piece with a light yellow embossing powder. I added two layers. 

In the end I thought it was too yellow and I added some shading on top with a Big Brush Marker. 

For the outline I also heat embossed this but used an ochre yellow and then also decided it was not quite right so I added some gold over the top. 

Here you can see them together... 

I had these stars left over from another project. They were gessoed and heat embossed with a holographic embossing powder. They have a lovely glittery finish. I added some brown Big Brush Marker here and there to vary the colour a little. 

And here you can see it all put together... I added some bandage which I stapled on and added some embroidery stitches. I used the same fabric at the top as a ribbon. The sentiment is from an old sticker set from 7Dots Studio called destination unknown. 

I have used these Chipboards:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 8 March 2017


Hello everyone,

There is a new challenge over at the Stampotique Designers' Challenge Blog. It is 'Ribbon or lace' and I really struggled with this one ... in the end I just added a piece of lacy ribbon on the side of my art journal page...

This paper is a mop up page from my gelli plate. Sometimes these turn out better than the actual prints... On the print you see two new stamps ! The white script and the girl... 
I stamped the background a little first, the script was white embossed and then stamped Elaina on white card stock and coloured her with Copic Markers. I cut her out and glued her on the page.
It was then that my struggle started .. I had out my stash of ribbons and lace and couldn't decide what to do or where to put it.. lol 
In the end I settled for this piece which was green to start, I painted it with gesso before stapling it to my page. 
The sentiment is a really old one but I though it fitted her face perfectly ! 

I used the following stamps: 

I hope you'll play along with us this week! Just remember to real the rules before submitting ! 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

the road not taken

Hello everyone,

I have an art journal page to share with you today. I have made this for the VivaLasVegaStamps! DT. I've had this elephant in my stash forever and I thought it was time to get him out !

The base is a gelli print I made earlier and on top of that I added some stamping and stencilling. The elephants were stamped on separate white paper and cut out. I adhered them behind each other on the page as if they were following each other. The bird is a Sandpiper with very long legs and beak which I cut off to make him into something else... lol

I have used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by today !! 

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Blah Blah Blah

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my second inspiration post for this month's "inspired by Tim Holtz" challenge over at Country View Challenges. I have made a tag for this and almost everything I have used is by Tim Holtz. I am amazed at the amount of Tim-stuff I have in my stash to be honest ! lol

I hope you will play along with us this month ! You could win a GBP 20 voucher to spend in the shop HERE. Just make sure to read the rules.. 

Here's how I made my tag : 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Another Oxide experiment !

Hello everyone, 

Hallo allemaal ! 

Here's the second part of my Tim Holtz Oxide Ink adventure.. I have made two tags. 

Hier het tweede deel van mijn avontuur met de Oxide Inks van Tim Holtz. Ik heb twee labels gemaakt

I forgotten how many colours I used here, but it was a lot... 
I weet niet meer hoeveel kleuren inkt ik hier gebruikt heb maar het waren er veel... 

I also used a stencil with white Dylusions paint. 

Ik heb ook hier en daar een stencil met witte Dylusions Verf gebruikt. 

The stamps are by Artistic Outpost. 

Stempels zijn van Artistic Outpost. 

This was made with a stencil, 3 colours of ink and a stamp. I used Kraft card stock for this. 

Deze label is gemaakt met een stencil, 3 kleuren inkt en een stempel. Alles op Kraft card stock. 

Such a lovely effect ! 

Wat een mooi effect hè..

Materials used : 
gebruikte materialen:

Apart from these materials I used some other stuff from my stash. 

Naast deze materialen heb ik not wat spulletjes van mijn voorraad gebruikt.

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Dank je voor je bezoek ! 

Follow your dreams + YouTube tutorial

Hello everyone,
Hallo allemaal,

For my blogpost for De Duif today I have made an art journal with Tim Holtz' Oxide Inks. These are very cool ! and very different to the 'normal' Distress Inks.

Voor deze blogpost voor De Duif, heb ik een art journal gemaakt met de Oxide Inks van Tim Holtz. Die zijn echt leuk ! en zo anders als de 'gewone' Distress Inkten.

I have filmed the process and the link to the tutorial is at the bottom of this post. You will also find a list of materials that I have used. Enjoy !

Ik heb het hele process gefilmd en heb de link onder aan deze post geplaatst. Je vind hier ook de lijst van materialen die ik voor deze pagina gebruikt heb. Ik hoop dat jullie hier inspiratie in vinden !

Those little dogs are so much fun, I want to keep on using them.... 

Die hondjes blijven leuk vind ik en ik blijf ze ook gebruiken... 

A close up ! 

Hier is een close up. 

Here you see the cool effects of the Oxide inks..

Wat een mooie effecten kun je bereiken met deze Oxide inks. 

Another detail...

Nog een detail.. 

and here is the link to the Tutorial ! Enjoy ! 

Hier is de link naar mijn YouTube kanaal :

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


gebruikte kleuren: 
092 - blue grey, 090 - grey, 091 - light grey, 036 - light blue, 031 - Cobalt blue, 037 - Cornflower blue, 063 - Ochre, 040 - green, 047 - may green.

Oxide inks : 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Dank je voor je bezoek vandaag ! 


Hello everyone,

and welcome to my calendar page for March ! I used 100 Proof Press for this page as usual. You'll find all the lovely stamps from them HERE !

Here's my page for March :

Unfortunately I totally forgot to take any photos while I was making this... I got so carried away. I had this idea for ages and wanted to try and do it for real ! 

I started with the wall. I put modelling paste through a stencil to make the bricks. I used paint and a Faber Castell Big Brush Marker to colour and shade the bricks. After that was done, I painted the left side turquoise, varying the shading by adding white. Next I stamped the background with turquoise and grey Archival Inks.  The baby girl was stamped on white Neenah card stock and coloured with Copic Markers. I then cut her out and cut a slit on the border between the blue and the wall. I slipped her in there and glued her in place. The sentiment was typed on my old typewriter. 

I have used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 1 March 2017


Hello everyone,

and welcome to a brand new Challenge over at Country View Challenges. This month the lovely Christine chose the theme "Inspired by Tim Holtz" and who isn't ?

I had a good rummage through my Tim goodies and found that I had a lot more than I thought ! lol
Apart from the little canvas board I used everything is Tim Holtz.

Why don't you play along with us? You can win a GBP 20,- voucher for the shop HERE.
Just make sure you read the rules on the Country View Blog.

Here is my project :

This was so much fun to make ! Here's how: 

I used a pallet knife to scrape a thick layer of Distress Crackle Paint on this little tiny canvas. The size is 10 x 10 cm or 4" x 4" 

While the canvas is drying I added some black ink to this little frame by Tim. 

After putting on the ink and wiping it off again, the frame looks like this. 

I used a grey and black (not in the picture) Distress Crayon to age this little fractured doll (by Tim). I scribbled the crayon on my craft sheet and mixed it with Distress Collage Medium to make it permanent. 

Here is how it came out. I added another layer of Distress Collage medium of the top to make sure the colour is not coming off. 

In the meantime the canvas was dry and looked like this. Isn't that cool ! 

Again I used Distress Crayons to colour the canvas and again I sealed it with Distress Collage Medium. 

This was the result. I then took some cut and dry foam to add ink to the edges of the little canvas. 

Here's how that came out. 

Next I added stamping to it.....

Here are all the bits to go on the canvas, I decided to add one of these numbers too and gave it the same treatment with crayons and Collage Medium. I also found some lace to put behind the frame.  Time to put everything together... 

It the last second I also added a little rub on on the doll for more interest. 

And here's the finished result again. I love the end result ! 

Here are some close ups.

Thank you so much for stopping by today !