Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Dollie Daydream Goes East: card 1

I finally made time to print some digistamps from the Dollie Daydream goes East Cd from Polkadoodles. I die cut the colored image and put in on a 10x10cn square card so that the complete card still fits into a plain envelope. Added some flowers and ribbon to finish it off.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Cards from scraps

Sometimes I have so much scraps lying around its time to use those bits and pieces and turn them into cards. I made 4 from pre-colored images and leftovers.

Art journal page: you are stronger

Art journal page from an old book page, masked off with a magazine clipping, added gelatos, watercolor paint and gesso. Stamped background images. Hand written outlined text: " you are stronger than you think you are"

Art journal page: la primavera

Learning Spanish and wanting to create a colorful art journal page resulted in this page. Watercolor on gesso'ed page. Outlined with fineliners and Posca markers. Hand written text.

Art journal page: too old to play?

Using scraps: a pre colored image, a 'silicon' background and a doily.
Hand written text: "you stop playing because you get old, you get old because you stop playing", outlined with metallic fineliners. Background colored with pastel pencils. 

DY-prompt60 #23: circles

Used a Spirograph to create circular shapes with colored fineliners. 
Used a dot mask with distress ink and metallic fineliners to outline the dots. Added some texture paste circles and colored those with acrylic paint.

DY-prompt60: #24: greetings

Background created with my sis' gelli plate. Letters cut and colored with stamping ink. Added stickers with birds and nature because that's what I love most about the place.

Art journal page: Enjoy the little things

Background created with silicon mat; text with birds from a stencil from the Action, birds cut from another 'silicon' background. Letters doodled with fineliners. Hearts colored with a red Posca marker.


Sunday, 15 March 2015

Art journal page: water coloring

Art journalling page: water coloring
Background with cheap aquarel paints.
Added some tags from new clothes and a quote from the Internet.


Art journal page: polka doodles

Art journal page: polka doodles
I bought a cd from polka doodles but didn't get to using it at all. So I finally printed some of the images and started coloring them. I used several mediums: Copics, distress inks and water color.
I used leftovers from some inlaid die cutting I did a couple of days ago.

DY-prompt60 #20: typography

DY-prompt60: #20: typography
Mono printed background glued to the page; typography brands on scrap papers glued to the page.
Can you tell I was working in the craft room?

Art journal page: being sick sucks

Art journal page: being sick sucks
I got down with the flu this year after not being sick for a long time. Three days  with over 39 degrees fever and two weeks of a sticking cold.. The first days I tried some lettering which resulted in the quote. The background stencil and the stamps were some of my February craft buys.

DY-prompt60 #21: found poetry

DY-prompt60 #21: found poetry
Mono printed background with words from the stash and some magazines. 

DY-prompt60 #22: make a color chart

Prompt60 #22: make a color chart
Working on my 2015 motto: use your stash, I decided to color chart my Gelatos (which I don't use very often). I didn't like the look of the swatches I made so I tried some on watercolor paper. That looked so much better! But my journal isn't watercolor paper.. So I tried picking the color from the gelato with a waterbrush and I'm so happy I've finally found a way to use gelatos in this journal!

Friday, 13 March 2015

The result of a creative family-day

Once every couple of months I have a creative get together with  two of my sisters. We share dies, stamps and techniques and when it's over we create a card for each of the others.
This time we focused on dies and embossing.
This is what I made from the stash I gathered that day:
1. Card for my eldest sister created with a background paper my mother brought, an embossing folder she brought, the butterflies dies are also hers and some twine.

2. Card for my youngest sis created with a gelli plate background kraft through a Tim Holtz embossing folder and a lovely Penny Black die of a bird on a branch. I paper pieced some background paper on to the die. 

3. Since my mom joined us this time I thought I'd make her a card as well. The boxcard is something I wanted to created for a while and with all these die it flowers, this was the perfect moment!


Thursday, 5 February 2015

DY-prompt60 #10: dots


DY-prompt60 #10: dots
I decided to catalog my chalk pastels; I use them both wet and dry. I made 9 tiny marks with each color. Unfortunately the dry colors blended before I fixated them so it doesn't like as crips as the first picture any more. 

DY-prompt60 #9: Catalog textures


DY-prompt60 #9: Catalog textures
I don't have any fashion catalogs, but I did have some gardening and interior magazines, so I clipped images from those. The theme Nature emerged and I added chalk pastels in the background. Added some lines and doodles with fineliners.

DY Prompt60 #7: get out and sketch

DY Prompt60 #7: get out and sketch
Since it's winter and cold outside I decide to use some of my old drawings. I made these while my daughters were have their music and art classes.

DY Prompt60 #6: message to yourself

DY Prompt60 #6: message to yourself
Large picture of flowers in the center; framed with leftovers. Since I didn't want to write over the flowers I made a tag with my new Penny Black Tagged die and hung it from the frame. The saying is from Notes from The Universe creator Mike Dooley about the magic of the world around us.

DY-prompt60 #11: old paintings

DY-prompt60 #11: old paintings

I looked at some abstract examples for inspiration; mine turned into a bird and a monster. Water colored with soft chalk pastels.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

DY Prompt60 #8: brainstorm

Daisy Yellow's Prompt60 #8: brainstorm
Background created with my children's watercolor with species of black and blue paint and white correction fluid. Quotes are from my new Scrapberry's stamp set Elegy.
The page will be filled with memories later on.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Felt and sequins card

The last coupe of weeks I saw all kind of shaker cards. I hate the height of a normal shaker card, but I love the thin ones i've seen. So I tried one of my own.
Die cut the front of a card, adhered two layers of plastic and put some sequins and heart shapes in the pocket.
I made a slit in the side of the card to string the ribbon through and glued the felt flower on top.
Simple but I like it.

I am entering this card in the following challenges: Casual Fridays #135: felt and sequins
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Daisy Yellow Prompt 60:#5

Prompt 60 #5: Sharp/blurred and/or poem about the sea.
I saw a YouTube tutorial snout an art journal background created with tissue paper and thought I could use paper napkins for that technique as well. And the top layer is very sharp, but the second layer gives a blurred version. So this technique would be ideal for this prompt. I opened my box of paper napkins and chose a bright colorful one to create a background. I 'glued' the napkin with matte medium. Then I picked up my magazines in search for some sea or water texts that I could use to created a found poem. I finally found an advertorial about a winter holiday on the islands that I cut up and used to create the poem.

Daisy Yellow prompt 60 #4

Prompt 60 #4: creativity quote.
I used some previously created card background from my stash and cut it up to create a border, outlined it with some matching washi tape (use your stash) and was presented with a white area that should be filled with a quote..
I googled some quotes and found these two: "creativity is intelligence having fun" and "every artist was first an amateur". 
I love the colorful look of this page.

Under the cherry blossom tree

I bought this great rubber stamp set around Christmas and I didn't create a card with it yet. When I saw this great design on Pinterest I knew it would be perfect for my cherry tree stamps.
I masked off the border and created a rectangle with Broken China distress ink and the mini blender tool. I am still struggling to get an even background, but I like how it turned out. Unfortunately my card got damaged when I removed the masking tape, so I will need to find some good low-tack tape.
I stamped the cherry blossom branch and the text in memento tuxedo black ink and colored the blossom branch with Copic markers (RV23 and RV29 for the flowers and YG41 and G99 for the branch). 


Saturday, 3 January 2015

Daisy Yellow Prompt 60 #3

Create a page with margins like a real book and use the colour green.
I painted the border with three different greens. Then remembered a leaves stencil I bought not so long ago and used it to draw onto the border. When it was dry I coloured the vibes and some leaves with a green felt tip marker. Inside the border I added al sorts of green clippings from my stash.

Daisy Yellow Prompt 60 #2

Draw a mandala with teeny, tiny doodle figures. Not in the mood for drawing and with my 2015 motto "use your stash" in mind I looked for some small stamps that hadn't been used yet and created a mandala. In the end I added some doodling and coloring to the image. I don't think this is finished yet..

Daisy Yellow Prompt 60 #1

Find a journal or book to do the prompts in. Add quotes, snippets, findings, lettering and anything else that comes to mind.

Spetterend begin van 2015

In navolging van de challenge van Mi CAS et Tu CAS en met mijn 2015 motto "use your stash (gebruik wat je hebt)" on gedachten ben ik op zoek gegaan naar spetters in mijn voorraad.
Uit de voorkant heb ik een vierkant op z'n punt uitgesneden. Uit de gespetterde kaart dezelfde vorm een maat groter gehaald en deze er achter geplakt. Het onderste gedeelte van de originele kaart heb ik afgesneden en de onderkant ook met de snijmal in vorm gesneden. Als laatste de tekst erop gestempeld en deze met een pen een kleun schaduwrandje gegeven.


Friday, 2 January 2015

Clean and simple birthday card

I made this one-layer, clean and simple card using a Penny Black stamp coloured it using Copics. Then I cut a strip of card and coloured it the darkest green; I added a sentiment with watermark ink and heat embossed it with white. As the finishing touch I added a little piece of red ribbon under the sentiment.

I am entering this card in the C&S challenge.
I am also entering this card in 

Virginia's View Challenge #11 (Clean Slate)