Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas

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This Mixed Media Canvas was very fun to make. I had the joy to work with really nice products.

First I did some gesso layers that I then painted with liquitex basics acrylic paint.
Some stencilling with modelling paste that was mixed with the new Prima color bloom spray (lime wedge), that gave such a rich texture. 
The girl in the open space is a stamp that I coloured in from the Santoro's gorjuss series.

And to finish it off I made some accents with Prima "Say it in Pearls" pears, Prima flowers and some metallic embellishments.

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Masculine Canvas

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I wanted to create a more masculine canvas with the gorgeous Blueprint stamps from Tim Holtz.

 As a starter I prepared my canvas with gesso and then I painted it with acrylic paint. 
The images are on contrasting background to give it a bit more liveliness. And I uses some Distress Ink on the pieces of canvas that I cut open.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Hello world, 

A while back I made this fun tag, a name tag. 

I was playing around with some ink and stamps and suddenly this was the result, I  absolutely adore it and wanted to share it with all of you.

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Happy 30th Birthday

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What to do when one of your best friends has her 30th Birthday. 
You make a nice card to go with her presents.

And so I did.

The background was made with Tim Holtz Distress Stains and a brayer. And some stencils and the Distress ink pads.

The balloons I stamped on water colour paper and coloured them in and cutting them out. And I added a tiny happy birthday stamp to them. 
I attached some white cotton string to the balloons that I attached to the 30 to give the illusion that the 30 is floating in carried by the balloons. The 30 is grunge board coloured with distress ink before adding some text stamp to give it some interest and to give the 30 a shiny look I added some glossy accent.

What do you think? Would you like to get a card like this?

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Baby card

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I didn't get a lot of blogging time these couple of months and have somewhat to share with you guys so there will be a couple of posts today cause I have lots to share.

Firstly I'm going to share a baby cared.
A couple of months ago one of my colleagues became the father of a beautiful baby boy.

A lot of people needed to sign so I was aloud to really enjoy myself and make a big card (about A5).
The concept was also that when you put it on display you had the possibility to hide the name signings and just see design.

On the front I went for multiple layers with as focal image a baby boy with a toy bunny,  that stamp is too cute. Here I chose some pattern paper from the 6 x 6 basic grey "Oliver" paper pad and at the bottom a little piece of Graphic 45. The baby was coloured with the Tim Holtz Distress Markers on water colour paper (no special brand, I use the one from my local art store). And I could not resist to ad a few ladybugs. Cause ladybugs are for good luck and what a better way to welcome a little baby by giving some good luck. 

The other side of the front panel was a pocket with a tag inside.I didn't find any patterned paper that I wanted to use, so I made my own with Tim Holtz Distress Ink and the Tim Holtz Layering Stencil (Stripes - THS004). The Stencil was not big enough for the piece that needed to get done but with a bit of handiness you can reposition the stencil and continue your background.

The image used is one off the blueprint stamps from Tim Holtz that was stamped on water colour paper and coloured in with Distress markers. It was attached with some dimensional foam in order to create a nice pocket for the tag.
On the tag you can put some extra message or some useful information like what you bought from the birth list and when it will be available for pick-up or whatever you want it is bonus space.

Next to that I did a panel with a present and balloons that said felicitations in different languages, I added a felicitation to the yellow balloon as well later on.
I did the same background as in the previous panel. The balloons are also Tim Holtz blueprint stamps that I stamped on watercolour paper and coloured in with the Tim Holtz Distress Markers and I cut them out.
I attached some white string to them that I attached to a little pin from the Tim Hotz idea-ology line.

When you opened the card you see those two panels, it was very funny actually because a lot of people were confused were to write their name. There are two panels to write on behind the balloon panel which opens up. Sadly I don't have a picture with the open card.

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