zondag 21 augustus 2016

SDC255 Polka Dots

Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC255 : Polka Dots

I used various alcohol inks on the craftsheet with blending solution and swiped the card through the ink.
The web is done by carefully sponging some blending solution through a stencil.
Polka dots with a stencil and a permanent marker.

SDC254 Text Background

For Stampotique Designers Challenge #254 Text Background

I made a crinkled watercolor background before stamping the text and face.

VLV challenge 2016-08

For the August challenge on Viva Las Vegastamps:
After stamping and coloring I sealed the image with a coating. Then put distress inks salty ocean, mowed lawn and picked raspberry on my craftsheet, sprayed water en swept the card through the ink. Dried with heattool. Accents with black gesso and a sharpie.

This is the inspiration board:

We are inspiring you with words like boldBRIGHTintuitivestrongwomenfeminineARTIST,artsysplatterscriptpolka dotscolor blocksnumbers, alphas, pinkteallime greenwhite,black, stencils and more.

zondag 7 augustus 2016

Creative Chemistry 103 Day 5 Alcohol Ink & Yupo

Well already day 5, sigh............ Alcohol Ink (love to work with them!) & Yupo

I must say, this day the alcohol inks didn't agree with me :-
Lots of paper went into the bin.

Technique 1: Alcohol Ink Stamped Resist on Yupo
With the bright colors I couldn't get a nice resist, I got better results with glossy paper & Stazon Ink.
But I managed to get some result with a black&oregano background.

Technique 2: Alcohol Ink Faded Layers on Yupo
Again not the result I hoped for; no white resist, but still a nice result.

 Technique 3: Alcohol Ink Faded Texture on Yupo
This one I couldn't do as I have no embossing machine.
Too bad :-(

Technique 4: Alcohol Ink Painting
Don't you love that cat ;-)
Technique 5: Alcohol Ink Fluid Landscapes on Yupo.
Now this is something I really enjoyed doing !
Technique 6: Alcohol Ink Splattered Florals on Yupo.
I have done this technique before on splash cards and it worked perfectly with my air brush.
Not so well on Yupo though.

Totally enjoyed this week experimenting and learning, thank you Tim Holtz !

Creative Chemistry 103 Day 4 Distress Crayons

Already Day 4 !

I only have one set of the crayons, so not much of a variety in colors on these tags. I know what is on my wishing list, they are awesome to work with !

Technique 1: Distress Crayon Smudge
Technique 2: Distress Crayon Gesso Fresco

Technique 3: Distress Crayon Textured Resist
I splattered a little bit too much water I think........stencilprints faded a bit.
Technique 4: Distress Crayon Watercolor Resist

Technique 5: Distress Crayon Blended Background
Technique 6: Distress Crayon Layered Coloring

Creative Chemistry 103 Day 3 Distress Collage Mediums & Textures

Day 3 of Creative Chemistry 103 is about Distress Collage Mediums & Textures

Technique 1: Distress Layered Collage ( Love this one !!)
Technique 2: Texture Paste Coloring

Technique 3: Texture Paste Embossing

Technique 4: Texture Paste Resist (wow, this is awesome!)
Technique 5: Distress Grit-Paste Grunge
Well I couldn't get the grid-paste here in The Netherlands, so I tried to create something kind-of-similar with thick gesso and some sand from my sand-painting days ;-)
Ofcourse not the same effect but I still like it.

Creative Chemistry 103 Day 2 Distress Paint & Sprays

Day 2 of Creative Chemistry 103 is about Distress Paints & Sprays

Technique 1: Distress Paint Resist
Technique 2: Distress Paint Lifting
Technique 3: Distress Stain Rub Resist

Technique 4: Distress Luminous Mica
You have to try a few times to get a nice spray of the mica, first I only got drops :-)

Technique 5: Distress Marker Spritzed Watercolor

Creative Chemistry 103 Day 1 Distress Accessories

This week I followed Creative Chemistry 103 by the talented Tim Holtz ( onlineclasses.com )

I took a week vacation to do this.
Original reason for taking the week off was sad news, because the vet told me that my sweetheart Mikey has a malicious tumor, so I wanted to take a week off to spend some xtra time with him.
He has been sitting on my lap a lot while I was playing with my inks, stains, crayons and even the alcohol inks, so sweet....... He seems to feel ok right now. Hope he stays for a while longer.

 Anyway, here are my results :-)

Technique 1: Distress DIY
1st one on a manilla tag, 2nd on specialty stamping paper. Inkpad is made with tumbled glass, peacock feathers & faded jeans.
Technique 2: Distress Highlight Stamping Technique.
I love this one!!
And here is technique 3: Distress Off-set stamping
Technique 4: Distress Washed Watercolor

And the last one for day 1, technique 5: Distress Micro-Glaze resist.

zondag 31 juli 2016


For Viva Las Vegastamps Challenge July - steampunk I made an atc

zondag 19 juni 2016

Lime & Teal

For this month's challenge on Viva Las Vegastamps I made a journalpage with tags.

My inspiration came from patterns, doodles, lime, teal.
Tried to make a haiku based on lime & teal.

We'd like to inspire you with words like greenlimeteal, blue, black & white, bright, dots,circlesplantsleavessketchyfoliagechevronsscriptdoodles, other patterns, and more!

zaterdag 21 mei 2016


Hellooo look at me....am I not the cutest in the room ? :-)

Made for challenge #24 A splash of neon or bright color on Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.

maandag 16 mei 2016


Creatie in zwart en wit voor challenge #69 op Art Journey: Birds

Viva Las Vegastamps May Challenge

Finally time for some crafting :-)

What a great inspiration board for the Viva Las Vegastamps May Challenge !
I got my idea from the words: rays, black, brown, numbers, grungy, mice, rats.

maandag 11 april 2016

Two Of Us

Wow, already April Challenge on Viva Las Vegastamps !
My inspiration was not coffee, but drips, splatters, vintage, brown, dark........

We'd like to inspire you with words like caffeinecoffeeteatea timewarm drinks, hyper,hype, cups, recycle, fancy, stainspillcoffee ringsdripsdropssplatters, vintage, cardboard, corrugated, tanbrownblack, dark, roasted, light, vapor, and last of all.. date time with friends.

Dwell Time

Challenge #23 on Lost Coast Portal to Creativity : Anything Goes.

I made a black&white atc.