Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Colouring with copics

Ar the moment I'm into colouring.
I stamped some images from Scrapberrys and Blossom and coloured them with Copic Ciao's.

This time I tried no line colouring by stamping with a light (copper) colour.
I think I prefer the black lines..

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Candy van Joycrafts

Een hele mooie candy van JoyCrafts: http://joycraftsnl.blogspot.nl/2014/12/candy-3-of-christmas.html?m=1
JoyCrafts heeft prachtige materialen voor kaarten en scrapbooken.

Friday, 12 December 2014

My first penny black stamp

Today I got my first two Penny Black stamps; delicate florals and botanical notes.
I used the latter to create a mini card; I used distress ink and a mini blender tool to put some light green on the background. Then I stamped the image with Memento black and after that colored the image with distress ink.
I am totally in love with this stamp and the way this card turned out!

Sketch saturday #339

My take on the sketch saturday challenge #339; http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.nl/2014/12/week-339-vannessas-dt-week-with-art-by.html
Stamp coloured with chalk pastel backed with Japanse origami paper on a hand-cut double card.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Sketch Saturday week #335

Deze kaart heb ik gemaakt naar aanleiding van de sketch van Sketch Saturday Week #335 with Simon Says Stamp! http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/2014/11/week-335-with-simon-says-stamp.html

Plaatje is ingekleurd met potloden had ik al een tijdje liggen. Een mooi achtergrondpatroon gezocht en bijpassende effen kleuren. Als detail een gehaakt bloemetje naar een patroon van Haakzaken.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Craft Emotions Facebook wedstrijd

Craft Emotions heeft een wedstrijd op Facebook waarvoor je een herfstkaart moet maken met een van hun producten.
Ik ben aan de slag gegaan met een achtergrond gemaakt met Distress inkt en stencils, daarop heb ik de border van de Happy Birthday Stempels van Craft Emotions gestempeld met Stazon.
De quote van het kinderversje heb ik op vellum geschreven en daarna uitgeknipt met de stempel als mal. Tenslotte heb ik uit bruin pakpapier allerlei bladeren geknipt, deze bewerkt met distress inkt en een bruine Sakura marker en op de kaart geplakt. Ik vind hem erg leuk geworden!

Friday, 3 October 2014


Deze verjaardagskaart heb ik gemaakt voor mijn neef.
Het blauwe zigzag patroon is gevouwen met rechthoeken. De bloem is een stempel van Jesse Edwards en de tekst is gemaakt met de Silhouette.

Ik doe met deze kaart mee met de Tekst in de hoofdrol Challenge #219 van Dutch Card Lovers http://dutchcardlovers.blogspot.ae/2014/09/challenge-219.html

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Cards en scrap challenge 219

Achtergrond gemaakt met tweede afdruk van een stencil met spuitverf. 
Tekstlabels uit een oud kaarten-maak tijdschrift; gaatjes gemaakt met eengaatjestang en aan een touwtje geregen. Het geheel gemat op blauw karton. 

Met deze kaart doe ik mee aan Cards & Scrap Challengeblog challenge 219. 

Eens iets anders

Een uitprobeersel met een prikmal en kralen. Het is te dik om in een envelop te versturen, maar het idee bevalt me wel. 
Misschien iets kleinere kralen gebruiken, of zo?

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Mini distress ink storage

I got a lot of mini distress ink set when they were released. Though you can stack them they seem to open up before they get separated. So I created three heavy duty paper storage units each able to contain eight inkpads. And a cardboard box to stack them in. 

The box still needs to be covered but I'm already using it. 

Creative day with my sisters

Last week I had a creative day with my oldest and youngest sister. We always choose a theme and this time it was stamps. We brought our stamps and stamping ink and some stencils too. I created a bunch of cards and some backgrounds. 

We will be creating a card for each other with the images we stamped. I will be showing them when they have got them.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

ICAD 2014 the best of

The best of ICAD 2014

ICAD 2014 week 9 recap

Prompts: carousel, zebra, angel, astronaut and thread.
Theme: doodling.
And the extra bonus prompt: a blind one-line selfie (I actually made two).
And now it's over; what a great experience this has been.. So many people cheering each other on, inspiring others, showing good and lesser works of art and experimenting.. I will surely be back next year!

ICAD 2014 61/61: thread

Final ICAD; I how I'm gonna miss that group of ICAD enthusiasts on FB..
Background made with drops of acrylic paint. Several threads stitched together freehand on the machine.

ICAD 2014 60/61: astronaut

Background made with home-made modelling paste and acrylic paint.

ICAD 2014 59/61: angel

Angel was the name of a guinea pig we used to have. Doodles in the letters.

ICAD 2014: blind one-line selfie

I decided to take the challenge to draw a blind one-line selfie. Actually I made three.. I colored two with distress ink.

Monday, 28 July 2014

ICAD 2014 58/61: zebra

Background made trying out the mini distress inkpads and blender tools. Zebras drawn on top and doodled around the border.

ICAD 2014 57/61: carousel

Weekly theme: doodling.
Spirograph circles doodled in and around form a birds view of two carousels.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

ICAD 2014 week 8 recap

Week theme: drawing and painting.
Prompts: elephant, monster or octopus, rainbow, mushroom, fern leaf/tree or feather, jewel and turquoise.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

ICAD 2014 56/61: turquoise

Card was a leftover from the nailpolish prompt; I thought it had some turquoise on it and I filled the gaps in with blue and green watercolor paint to create a turquoise color.

ICAD 2014 55/61: jewel

I didn't have any inspiration and I don't wear jewelry so I thought this quote was appropriate. Prepped background made with acrylic paint, gesso and a plastic card. Text written with fineliner.


ICAD 2014 54/61: fern leaf/tree or feather

Background created when I did the background for the monster. Acrylic paint dropped on card an smeared with a plastic card. I thought it looked like fern leaves so I decided to save it for this prompt. I added a feather I collected on a walk last weekend with this prompt in mind. 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

ICAD 2014 53/61: mushroom

Drawing in ordinary blue pen; drawing in pen leaves no margin for error but somehow I like it. I love doodling on the newspaper with pens.

ICAD 2014 52/61: rainbow

Painted with watercolor in pinwheel setting. Embossed with a circular pinwheel stencil. Embossed parts highlighted with chalk pastel.

Monday, 21 July 2014

ICAD 2014 51/61: monster or octopus

Background made by dropping paint on the card and smearing with a plastic card. Bug was drawn from a photograph my husband took yesterday in the wash-lands close to our home. Cut and painted the bug and glued it to the background.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

ICAD 2014 50/61: elephant

This week I'm focusing on drawing and painting. Drew an elephant and with Elmer (who has colorful squares on his body) in mind I created a squared background. Water colored background and elephant. 

ICAD 2014 week 7 recap

Prompts: violin or cello; kokeshi doll; dala horse; formula or diagram; purple; matryoshka doll and pretzel or knot.

ICAD 2014 week 6 recap

Prompts: label or tag; lollipop; green; diagram; kaleidoscope; the moon and text.

ICAD 2014 49/61: pretzel or knot

Prepped background; paint with gesso and leftover modeling paste on a stencil. Made 2 knots from 5 strands of cotton.
I really love how this turned out!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

ICAD 2014 48/61: matryoshka doll

Simple colorful card. I need to practice my drawing because I don't think it's good enough usually. Colored with felt tip markers. 

Thursday, 17 July 2014

ICAD 2014 47/61: purple

Pieces of purple paper on an index card. 

ICAD 2014 46/61: formula or recipe

Prepped background with found recipe for friendship. Translation of the ingredients: 1 ounce of trust, 1 sip of care, 2 cups of understanding and a pinch of affection. 

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

ICAD 2014 45/61: dala horse

Another one I had to google; never heard of this one either. Saw a picture in Warhol style and decided to do that too. Printed dala horse images and cut then out. Painted 4 colors on a card and adhered the (painted) horses with foam blocks.

ICAD 2014 44/61: kokeshi doll

I have to admit I had no idea what a kokeshi doll was until I googled it.
I cut out the body part in different sizes an put origami paper behind it. Cut hair from black cardstock and drew the faces. Nothing special but I got to go through my large stack of origami papers.. I'm not folding any more but I did an origami piece on one ICAD and the papers will also look great in a journal or on a card!

Sunday, 13 July 2014

ICAD 2014 43/61: violin or cello

Chalk pastel with misted water.
Black charcoal accents.

ICAD 2014 42/61: text

Writing with my old calligraphy pens. Simple but I must practice my lettering more often.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

ICAD 2014 41/61: moon

This card is dedicated to my mothers friend who passed away today. They were only together for two and a half year. Prepped background with stars, circle cut from a printed scrap page matted in light brown cardstock. Text written with technical pens on calquer paper.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

ICAD 2014 40/61: kaleidoscope

Lines drawn to form a grid. Sketched all kind of figures and repeated them.

ICAD 2014 39/61: diagram

Added blue and a red lines to form a grid and added strips of (washi) tape.
That was easy!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

ICAD 2014 38/61: green

One staple collage with clippings from a food magazine.

Monday, 7 July 2014

ICAD 2014 37/61: lollipops

Prepped purple background (gesso and acrylic paint smeared with a card). Rainbow yarn rolled into lollipops added some mini straws and colored the white pieces with chalk pastel and water. Lovely colorful card!

Sunday, 6 July 2014

ICAD 2014 overview

These are all ICAD's and warming up exercises up till day 36. Only 25 to go!
It sure makes a nice colorful collection.

ICAD 2014 storage box

I decided I wanted to store my ICAD's in a storage box, and since I can't find any suitable boxes I made my own. I made a maquette with printer paper to get the measurements right. Unfortunately my designer paper wasn't big enough so I made two pieces and glued them together. Needs some extra embellishments and I'm still looking for a way to close it. 

ICAD 2014 recap week 5

The result of ICAD week 5

Saturday, 5 July 2014

ICAD 2014 36/61: tag or label

Background is a large tag I got buying craft supplies; cut the remainder into strips and distressed them. Added a label from a shirt, distressed as well an tied it all together with some straw.

ICAD 2014 35/61: postage stamp

Made a background from a print with postage stamps on it. Folded a birthday card so that the stamp is on the outside. Added another stamp and a paper flower.

Friday, 4 July 2014

ICAD 2014: 33/61: Tomorrowland

I struggled with this prompt, but decided to use a prepped card and add some tape with things that I think are important for the future. Card prepped with homemade modeling paste and colored with paint and water. I love the texture of it!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

ICAD 2014 34/61: independance day or flag

Herringbone technique with wallpaper samples in the colors of our flag. Drew the outline of the Metherlands on vellum and made a flag and pennant from scraps of wallpaper. Lovely technique I will be using more often!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

ICAD 2014 32/61: coffee or tea

Background made with paper napkin; I used the second layer because it has more subtle colors. Remembered I used to do tea bag sleeves origami about 20 years ago and having seen some origami designs on other cards lately I dug up my books and rescued some tea bag sleeve from the paper bin to create these flowers. Drew stems and leaves and embroidered them. I am embroidering a lot on cards lately usually I use a predefined pattern. Love how this turned out!