donderdag 11 december 2014

Winter Wonderland

Journalpage made for the December Challenge on Viva Las VegaStamps.

Inspired mainly by snowflakes and the color blue.
I just love these Banksy stamps!
The inspiration photo :

maandag 10 november 2014


November challenge Katzelkraft - gesso -.

I made a journalpage.

Put a few colours of paint on the page and swiped white gesso over it in a thin layer.
Stamped the wall with black gesso & the cats with archival black ink.
Then added accents with various bottle lids using paint and white&black gesso.
Swiped white gesso through a stencil.
Butterflies are done with  paint through stencil.
'Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose'.


November challenge Art Journey Design-team - Fantasy -

Ik heb een journalpage gemaakt, heerlijk gespeeld met verf, inkt & gesso.
'Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living'.

zondag 2 november 2014

Artsy Fartsy

November monthly challenge on Viva Las Vegastamps 'Artsy Fartsy'.

Challenge photo:

Please be inspired by all the colors (lime greenTEALorangeblack, white and more,) the heavy thick grungy numberscirclescolor wheelsgrass and bordersGRUNGE, paint, splatters, >>arrowscoffee and tea and more. Please feel free to enter any type of project; altered art, ATCs, cards, layouts, journal pages and more!  

woensdag 15 oktober 2014


Lost Coast Challenge 5: Wings


Viva Las Vegastamps Monthly Challenge  - Get Your SPOOKY On

Monthly Challenge - Get Your SPOOKY On

It's October... the weather is cooling off... and Halloween is around the corner! 
So our Monthly Challenge is taking you in a spooooooky turn.

Distress it

Challenge for October at Le blog Katzelkraft et sa Design Team is : DISTRESS IT.

dinsdag 14 oktober 2014

Journal Soup 2

Kate Crane's Journal Soup 2 made me working out of my comfort zone and I liked it very much !

Here are my journal pages following the tutorials of JS2.

zondag 12 oktober 2014


Art Journey Design-team Challenge #50 - Mixed Media.

Background marbled with distress paint&ink.
Silhouette stamped, butterflies cut out, finished with black&white gesso, metallic paint, oilpastels, washi tape, distressable words.

dinsdag 30 september 2014

Blind String

Weekly Challenge #187 on I am the diva : Close your eyes and draw a blind string.

This is my string and the result :

donderdag 25 september 2014


At I am the diva zentangle challenge #186 is to use leaves as your string.

woensdag 24 september 2014


Challenge #49 bij Art Journey is 'kleine vierkantjes'.

Ik heb een stuk papier met verschillend mulberry paper beplakt, in stukken gesneden en zo kleine serendipity vierkantjes gekregen.

Achtergrond: vissen met versamark gestempeld, gebrayerd met big&juicy Waterfall, water erover gesprenkeld en gedroogd.
De luchtbelletjes met een lege balpen en zwarte gesso gedaan.

Be afraid.....

Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC166: Get you spook on.

Nice birdie

Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC 165: One Stamp

Background is done with blue and natural bistre.

maandag 22 september 2014

Couleurs d'automne

Challenge for September on Katzelkraft is Couleurs d'automne (Colours of Autumn).

I started stamping the leaves with versamark. 
When dry brayered big&juice Foliage over it.
Stamped the lady and words with archival black.
Made some lines with black and white gesso using a creditcard.
Glued on some paper leaves, a brad and finished with glossy accents.

The Colours of Autumn

A Vintage Journey: Challenge 15 - The Colours of Autumn.

I started with a variety of yellow, orange, red, green, brown distress inks on the craftsheet, spritzed water and dragged the paper through it.
Dried with heattool, then wet my hand and flicked some water on.
Stamped the leaves with peeled paint and rusty hinge, cut out, sponged with scattered straw and coloured the edges.
Stamped the trees with gathered twigs distress ink.
Used a mini stapler for the ruler ribbon and glued the leaves on top of it.
Cut out some words ('distressables') and glued them at the bottom.

dinsdag 16 september 2014

zondag 14 september 2014

Journal 52

Week 36: Texture
Week 37: Newspaper

With a flourish

A Vintage Journey: Challenge 14 - With A Flourish.

donderdag 11 september 2014


Viva Las Vegastamps September Challenge :
Bring forth some of your sky/steampunky goodness. Please feel free to enter any type of project; altered art, ATCs, cards, layouts, journal pages and more! Also, be inspired by whatever you want; the balloons, the vintage colors, tan, black, orange, brown, steampunk stuffs, travel, trees,naturesky elements, celestial, birds, flight, floating, adventure, you name it! 
This is what I made for the challenge:

Lost Coast September

Lost Coast Review Challenge 4: Clean and Simple

I just simply LOVE this stamp !
Background is done with blue bistre.
The puddle on the ground I highlighted with glossy accents.
Also put a tiny drop glossy accents on the spot under the beak :-)


Stampinback September Challenge : 'anything NOT clean & simple'.

Ik heb een vintage stijl kaart gemaakt met uiteraard een Stampinback stempel als focal point.

In an octopus's garden

I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus's garden in the shade
He'd let us in, knows where we've been
In his octopus's garden in the shade.

Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC164: Birds or Animals.

maandag 8 september 2014

SDC163 Refresh It

Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC163 Refresh It.

Give an old favourite stamp a new lease of life.
This is one of my earliest stamps and I haven't used it in a long time.

Background is made with distress inks and bistre.


I am the diva Weekly Challenge #184: 'New official tangle: ING by Molly'.

Had fun trying out this new tangle!

zondag 7 september 2014


This week on TMTA the theme is : Play and  create with watercolors.

I used bistre as background.
The scan is not 100% sharp because of the rhinestones I glued on the eyes.

zaterdag 6 september 2014


For challenge #183 on I am the diva.
UMT - X-did by Annette Carlo.

The X-did didn't exactly turn out the way I wanted, but I didn't want to start over.....

zondag 31 augustus 2014

By the seaside

Less is More week 187: I do like to be beside the seaside!
Stamps used are from Oxford Impressions 'By The Sea'

Journal 52

Week 34: Alphabetical
Week 35: Making Time

vrijdag 29 augustus 2014

Vintage Inspired

Vintage inspired tag for Challenge #53 on Tag Along.

Background made with Distress paint&ink and tissue tape.
Picture from an old magazine behind distressed grunge board.
Paper flowers from stash.

donderdag 28 augustus 2014

Under the sea

On Stampotique Designers Challenge Arwen is the hostess this week and she wants to see  how our underwater world looks like.
SDC 162 is Under The Sea

I made a background with blue bistre.
After stamping I covered a -slightly oversized -grungeboard crown with perfect pearls and put some dots with glossy accents on it.
From the moment I was working on the crown I had this song on my mind :
"I am a queen for tonight, but will I have a king tomorrow?" (Helen Shapiro).

maandag 25 augustus 2014


Weekly challenge #182 on I am  the diva is 'stripes'.

zondag 24 augustus 2014

A little touch of Tim

On a Vintage Journey challenge 13 is to use Tim's products an/or inspiration to create atc's.

I started to create a background with Distress Paint Broken China and Distress Stain Antiqued Bronze.
Spritzed water and dried with heattool.
Then cut the paper in 3 pieces a tiny bit smaller than atc's because I wanted to mount them on Kraft cardstock.
Put some tissue paper on, distressed the edges and darkened them.
Sponged ink over honeycomb stencil. When dry, put some Vintage Photo ink and Distress Embossingpowder on various places and heatembossed.
Assembled bits and pieces (salvage stickers, distressables, chit-chat, filmstrip, tiny paperclips etc ) and made a collage.

donderdag 21 augustus 2014

Living your dream

Made for Lost Coast August Challenge : Use words and/or letters.

I used Distress paint & stains for the background, then sponged with Adirondack Stream.
Unfortunately the camera doesn't pick up that last colour, it is more intense than on the photo.

At the bottom I poured some Glossy Accents.

woensdag 20 augustus 2014


Wednesday again and a new Stampotique Designers Challenge !
SDC 161:  Flowers.

I stamped Kolossal on printed vellum; added some small paperflowers, a metal tag saying 'thanx' and photocorners.

dinsdag 19 augustus 2014


I had planned - a while ago - to try and participate in a weekly zentangle challenge.
But life got in the way.
Finally this week I tried to tangle on the 'water' themed challenge.

Weekly Challenge #181: "Water"