dinsdag 30 januari 2018

SSSMondaychallengeTag it!

Another Monday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp. So let's tag it!
Normally I love to work on a large piece of paper. A tag is much smaller, but I gave it a try again. For this tag I used a cutting die from Tim Holtz. (Tim Holtz Sizzix Die TAG & BOOKPLATES Movers And Shapers 656938) It always comes in handy. Actually, a must have?

I crumbled the paper tag before putting the Distress Ink on the background. For this I put some Distress Ink and Oxide on my craftsheet, sprayed some water on it and then just dabbed the tag in it.

After creating the background colours I used an embossing folder with tiny dots in it.
I highlighted the dots with white gesso and with old silver cream

For the 'hair' I used a cutting die from Tim Holtz. I cut it into smaller pieces so I could use it for the hair.
 Tim Holtz Sizzix TWISTED EDGE Thinlits Die 661589

And then the face stamp, I think it's awesome. It looks so real! The colours I used on the face and hair, are Distress Ink carved pumpkin and Distress Oxide abandoned coral.

Hope you enjoyed this again, see you soon!


Birds of a feather

Another challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This time not a card but a candle holder made from an empty wine bottle.
I went crazy with my mixed media project. The feathers in this project are so beautiful. I'm so glad it worked out so well. 

What's so nice about this kind of mixed media, is that everything is allowed to stick it on. Everything you that's left over from earlier projects, you can stick it on. But as you can see a little piece of thread or thin wire can also be used.

The fun part is when you just gesso it all over. It becomes this white art piece. And then later on when you put the colour on, it's just amazing!

For the colours I used color shine from Heidi Swapp, Dylusions ink spray black marble and crushed grape.
I finished it with white gesso and old silver cream.

Hope this gives you inspiration to make something like this yourself!

Winter Blues

In the middle of the winter here in the Netherlands, where it's dark all day long, it wasn't so hard to imagine a feeling of Winter Blues. It's so nice to be able to do something that makes you happy like designing a card for the Monday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp.
This time I was inspired at what we call 'A drizzling day'

I used a stencil that you can see in different ways. A bud of a flower or in my case some dots with the paint dripping down.

I made a reverse stencil of the stencil so I could fill the wholes inside the dots with stamps.
Later on I put the original stencil on it and used acryllic paste for the texture. I'll be sure to keep that reverse stencil well!

For the background I used infusions and sprayed water on it. And then just let it drip, spray some more water, let it drip, drip.
I also used a tiny piece of another stencil that had some little dots in it (like snow) Just to give it that little extra.

And I finished with an old silver cream.

If there is a Winter Blues, this is what it looks like 😊

donderdag 25 januari 2018


Icy Inspiration

This time I searched between my embossing folders for the one with the Christmas theme. As we were still heading towards Christmas.
I also wanted to use some bright colours and of course red and green.

After embossing I used a stencil with texture paste to create the circles.
This time again I used infusions in combination with Distress Ink.
The Distress ink was used to cover up the blank spots.

Also here I finished with the old silver cream as well as the green metallic cream on the circles. Some white gesso was put on the snowflakes and other embossed parts.

Star Light Star Bright

As everything around me already was in the Christmas spirit, I thought using stars in a Christmas card would be nice. I love stars (and feathers). When I create something I must beware that I don't always stick to stars and feathers. But ah, I think everybody has it own preferences.
With this card I used infusions. They give that old worn look. It gives it a little bit of deep feeling. You can make nice shadow with this.
Also one of my favorite products is the old silver cream. It gives every project such an old look.

 For the stars I used a stencil and some texture paste. I sprinkled the infusions on them, sprayed some water on it and then moved the card up and down to let the colour flow between the stars.
 For the word stamp I used VersaMark with clear embossing powder to create the resist. 

Monday Challenge 'Tear it up'

This theme is really my thing, tearing it up! Making it messy.
 Again I used Distress Ink and Distress Oxide in the same way as I did before. Putting some directly on my craftsheet, spraying some water on it and dabbing it on my paper.
Sometimes I dry it with my heattool and dab again several times. Just to get the right background.
Some background stamps will always do the trick. And this one gives a worn look.
I also used 2 colours of embossing powder for the words.

I started of course with tearing a piece of paper.

Then an old favorite stamp caught my eye. I've got more stamps in this range. They are hard to get.
I like the mixture of a lifelike face and a comic like body.



Monday Challenge 'Thanks/Thanksgiving'

This was my second time entering the Monday Challenge.
I love this flowerstamp! It's a large stamp and covers the whole page.
This is where I played with the Distress ink and the Distress oxide
Putting some on my craftsheet, adding some water and dipping the paper into these tiny drops. It gives a nice effect.
I love to give my projects a messy look. And of course the whole table is messy when I'm working on this 😉


Monochrome card 'Click your heels'

Hi everyone, this was my first project at the Simon Says Stamp Mondaychallenge
I used a stamp that I've had in my stampcollection for a while. The theme for this challenge was 'Monochrome'. To use one colour in your project.
I allways love some shiny elements. So I put some metallic shine in this card.
For the more texture in my stamp I used black embossing powder.



woensdag 24 januari 2018

This is my first time blogging. I will put all my creative actions in here.
Hope to see a lot of people here!

Time Out

Hi everyone, this time it's my last project for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge as a guest designer. How funny it is, t...