Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mirror Mirror on the wall...

Hello everyone,
Mirror Mirror on the wall... what accessories will I put on today.

Well I kind of like to have my mirror and my accessories close together so I mad this little beauty.

 On this mirror I can put the earrings I want to have quick on hands very easily.

And as a women you are entitled to want some changes now and then, so the embellishments are  interchangeable, every piece can go on any place, how cool is that.

 Thank you for reading my blog.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Metallic Card

Hello Everyone,

The challenge on the Simon Says Stamp & Show blog inspired me to make a card. This time it was a card for when a colleague leaves. Most of the time I try to make a personal card at that moment, but that is not always possible, so it is good to have a few of those cards in your stash.

The challenge was to work with metal. The card opens in the middle and on the front I have two embossed metallic panels that are accented with acrylic paint.

The front of the card is kept very simple because you want to keep the surprise effect when you open the card.

In this edition I put on the side panels two quotes that would go with the purpose the card will serve. But it could be any quote, any image you coloured in or even little photo's you want to share. Just keep in mind that you have to keep it flat for easy posting.

The middle is left white cause there I like to write a little something for the person I give the card to. And if it is for a colleague that leaves well I'd need all the place for people to write their name.

Thank you for reading my post. Have a great and creative weekend.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Birthday

One of my very best friends had her birthday this Sunday *if you read this Happy Birthday again*.
 So I made her a birthday card. I was really inspired to use turquoise because it is one of her favourite colours. So I used it in the background.

The background was made by using 2 different dylusion spray ink tones. I wanted it to have a very luxurious feeling so I stencilled some Golden Glass Bead Gel onto the background. And I let it air dry, I like the result the best when air dried.

As a focal image I chose the birthday cupcake from the Tim Holtz CMS153 Birthday Blueprints clingmount stamp set. She likes to bake so it was so obvious to choose the cupcake. I stamped the image on watercolour-paper and coloured it in with Distress Markers. As I wanted to continue the luxurious look I embellished the image with my stickles.
To finish it all I mounted the background on a card and added the focal image together with some ribbon and a little "Happy Birthday". 

I lined the interior with some light cream paper that I very slightly edged with some vintage photo distress ink and on the left side of the card I added a birthday sentiment stamp. The right side I left empty to journal in some words and wishes for my friend. 


Thank you for reading my post. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

12 Tags of 2013 - February

Hello everyone,

Today I finished my February tag. Tim made another very special and beautiful tag.

It got me thinking quite quickly because I'm not having all the supplies Tim used, actually I miss a lot of them. But that is ok. I take it as an extra challenge.

My final result

Tim used the heart queen stamp, I altered the Tim Holtz Birthday stamp to fit the Valentine theme a bit better. I didn't think that the candle did the trick.
I stamped on water colour paper and coloured it in with the distress markers and a water brush.
On the left you can see what the original stamp (CMS153 Birthday Blueprints) looks like, on the left a close-up from the tag.

To make the custom cash key, I didn't have the chitchat stickers, so I stamped one of the little stamps from the CMS100 Odds and Ends stampset by Tim Holtz. I cut out the words I wanted to use and adhered them to the red label with some gluestick before putting on the epoxy sticker.

 At the top of the tag I added some heart shaped rhinestones, they are very little and it is quit difficult to catch them on photo. The one in the middle shows it of the best.

I hope you like my version of this months tag.

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful time.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Birthday Mini Canvases

Hello world,

Today I finished my Birthday Mini Canvases. I was inspired by one of the Tim Holz new stamp sets that I got as a present for my birthday "CMS153 Birthday Blueprints". I'm so happy with those stamps.

I started with 4 little natural canvases. When I bought those I didn't read the label correctly and didn't read that they were having 3 layers of gloss finish. That is uncool for working with ink so I sanded them down the best I could without hurting the canvas to much.

When I finished all the sanding down I coloured the background with Dylusions Ink spray.

I then firstly stamped my stamp on the canvas then on some watercolour paper. With my distress stains I coloured those in. Before mounting the cut out images on the canvases I sprayed some Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearl Mist on them.
Then I collaged them on with mat medium.
To finish it off I choose one of my favourite products... Stickels ... I accented some of the stamp parts giving them a luxurious finish. On the little labels a little glossy accent did the trick.
Some White Opal Liquid Pearls in the corners made everything complete.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Creative JumpStart 2013 - the end

Thank  you for those who followed my post about CJS 2013. They were not always daily but I prefered crafting to blogging. Now all my posts about Creative JumpStart are about to be done, this is actually the last one.

So I wanted to thank Nathalie Kalbach for organising this wonderful event. I had so much fun with it. I revisited some supplies that I hadn't used in a long time. And my creativity is buzzing like mad at the moment.

So just to end thing I made two pages to close down the Creative JumpStart 2013 Summit.

Creative JumpStart 2013 - Day 31 (n°45)

The very last JumpStart for this summit, Jumpstart 45 by Nathalie Kalbach. A bit sad that it has come to an end but it was so much fun. But very challenging to causse you don't know what they will trow your way.

In this Jump Nathalie told us that there has been a name that was created for the people that play along with the JumpStarters, we are "Jumpers". Well I'm proud to be a Jumper :)

As for the technique that Nat did, it was with special  stencils, and I don't own that kind of stencils. She used the Liquitex Spray paints that I want but don't have (yet). So a bit improvising was needed.
I sprayed with the background with dylusions sprays and the rest with heidi swapp color shine mists and I used two stencils on top of one another and I find the result pretty cool.

Creative JumpStart 2013 - Day 30 (n° 44)

N°44 is the Jumpstart from Anna Dabrowska. I had hoped she would have done something with lots of layers, embellishments and findings, but it wase some photo altering.

I had a photo of a moth lying about. The moth is special I saw it in a butterfly garden in spain. It is a beautiful animal but sadly it only lives for 1 week, doesn't move, doesn't eat is only awake at night and when the week is over, it dies. So I was lucky that they had these when I was there. I just love butterfly gardens.

Back to the Jumpstart Summit. This is my photo alterations on a simple dylusions background.

Creative JumpStart 2013 - Day 29 (n° 43)

A jumpstart about watersoluble crayons. Ronda Palazzari gave me a bit of trouble with this one, because how can you do watersoluble crayons if you don't have any. Well it isn't very easy but I was able to pull off one of her techniques with some inktense blocks from derwent. This is what I made from it.

Creative JumpStart 2013 - Day 28 (n° 41 & 42)

Our lifeline of the JumpStarts continues with another technique by Nathalie Kalbach. It is technique 10 already. This technique is not one of my favourites, not because of the Inktense blocks that are being used, I love these. But the washi tape, isn't really my thing.

And for Jump n° 42 we had a great giveaway by the wonderful people of Derwent.

Creative JumpStart 2013 - Day 27 (n° 39 & 40)

Jamie Dougherty jumped with Acrylic Paints. I simply did what she did as I didn't had much time at that moment but this wasn't very new for me. However it is always good to sometimes halt and remember the easiest and base techniques as they really can come in handy.

The 40th Jump was a giveaway by mystamp Box who is giving away a marvellous stamp set.

Creative JumpStart 2013 - Day 26 (n° 36 - 37 -38)

What a day, 3 Jumps :)

Firstly n° 36 a giveaway by PanPastel, so great one ot he Donna Downey sets. I so love PanPastels.

Than n° 37 was the Jump from Birgit Koopsen. I liked her Jump she showed us techniques with FabFoil. I sadly couldn't do these techniques as I don't own any FabFoils.

But maybe.... I could get lucky and ....

Win some FabFoils in Jump n° 38, a giveaway by Wow Embossing Powder that is giving away a whole FobFoils set.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Creative JumpStart 2013 - Day 25 (n° 35)

Nat is back, for technique 9 in the Jumpstart series. This time it is to play with texture with gesso.

This was so much fun. Playing with gesso, bubble wrap, a plastic fork, an empty kitchen roll and some artbars. A little piece of heaven on earth if you ask me.

Creative JumpStart 2013 - Day 24 (n° 34)

The Jump from the one and only male Jumpstarter ... Joe Rotella

He gave some cool ways to use double sided adhesive sheets. I tried it with Glitter and boy did I regret that, glitter everywhere ... I can't take all that glitter, so I guess this was a great glitter test. I'm sure now I'm  not a glitter person.

So enjoy this picture because except for stickles you won't see much glitter from me.

Creative JumpStart 2013 - Day 23 (n° 33)

The 33th Jump is from Dina Wakley who showed 3 ways to use stamps. I chose the technique with the PanPastels.

I used distress embossing ink and PanPastels, and the result is amazing, on picture it isn't as viewable, but in real it is like an optic trick and it is very velvety the PanPastels on the embossing ink. This is such a wicked cool technique.

Creative JumpStart 2013 - Day 22 (n° 32)

For this Jump Nathalie is back with Technique number 8 from her and this time it goes about PanPastels. I love those. Every time I work with the PanPastels I have  to think about one special teacher who made me work with the PanPastels for the very first time.

This was the technique from Nathalie:

As I used some rather thin paper I had the stamps come through to the other side, I just had to try the effect and I liked it a lot, very subtle.

Creative JumpStart 2013 - Day 21 (n° 30 & 31)

In Creative Jumpstart Revlie Schuit made us use fabric and or felt.

I love working with fabric and I even love to do needlepoint lace or cross stitching. But the normal stitching that I did here well I wasn't a big fan ...

And Tonic Studios give some prices for the giveway from Jump 31