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"

zondag 17 augustus 2014

Hoo Hoo

For the Less Is More Week 185 Challenge : Animal.

Journal 52

Week 32 Favourite food
Week 33 Gratitude

Tim's tags of 2014 - January

Here you can find Tim's tutorial for his January tag.

This is what I made of it:

Tim's tags of 2014 - February

Here you can find Tim's tag of February.

I didn't have white chalk, so I used the lightest color I had, pale yellow.
How fun to try out this technique!

One more background:

Tim's 12 tags of 2014 - March

Here you can find Tim's tag of March.

And this is what I made of it:

Tim's 12 tags of 2014 - April

Here you can find Tim's tag of April.

Ofcourse I do not have all the supplies needed, but you just work with what you have, don't you?
Here is my tag:

Tim's 12 tags of 2014 - May

Here you can find Tim's tag of May.

And this is my tag:

Tim's 12 tags of 2014 - June

Here you can find Tim's tag of June.

This is my finished tag for June:

Another background:

woensdag 13 augustus 2014

Starry starry night

A new Stampotique Designers Challenge !
SDC 160: Music as Inspiration.

I made a background as in Tim's 12 Tags 2014 - June.
Used a star stencil and various blue, grey & black Distress Inks.
Put ink directly from the pad on the back of the stencil, spritzed water on it and put the stencil on white watercolor paper. With a tissue pressed the ink on the paper, then dried with a heatgun.
Stamped Vincent on paper and cut out, inked the sides of the stamped image.
Lyrics on dymo tape.

Tim's 12 tags of 2014 - July

Here you can find Tim's July tag.

I love using the distress paint, stains and ink together and watch them react to eachother.
And that distress embossingpowder on the wet paint give the gungeboard that gritty texture Tim mentiones.
Also made the faux sand, that gives really an extra dimension to the tag.
Hopefully it doesn't fall off.
Anyway, here is my tag for July:

zondag 10 augustus 2014

Tim's 12 tags of 2014 - August

Here you can find Tim's August Tag.

First month this year I could find time to try one of Tim's wonderful inspirational tags he creates every month.
Maybe I will try the tags of the previous months later on this year.

I tried to follow his tutorial for the background, love the step-by-step directions!
Although I did use Archival ink for stamping, it took quite a while before the ink dried on the tissue tape.
Don't have texture paste, so I used white gesso, but that resists the distress stains so it stays white.
Stamps used are from Viva Las Vegas.

A few details

zaterdag 9 augustus 2014

Sleeping Beauty

Gemaakt voor Stampinback Challenge Blog Augustus.

Het thema van deze maand is KINDERKAARTEN , 
kaarten waar een baby of kinderen op gestempeld zijn in ieder geval. 
Het hoeft dan niet perse een kaart te zijn die voor een kind 
bedoeld is.


For challenge 184 Foliage (one layer time ) on Less is More.

I used a few red bistre grains for background.
Then cut 8 Autumn Teabags to squares, folded them and glued together at the front of the card.

Embrace Life

For Katzelkraft Blog Challenge August - Embossing.

Background is done with blue and yellow bister; it was the first time I used it.
I still have to practise a lot :-)

woensdag 6 augustus 2014

Journal 52

Week 27 Nostalgia
Week 28 Technology
Week 29 Fashion
Week 30 Positive Words
Week 31 Friendship


Voor Art Journey Design Team Challenge #48 Zon.


 For Stampotique Designers Challenge #159 Bows.

Faded Layers

For Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge 8 Faded Layers page 58

Sponsor this week is The Funkie Junkie.
Finally have the time & energy to participate in this challenge.
Went over the book already a few times, you never get tired of it.
I love T!M ofcourse and his endless ideas....

zaterdag 2 augustus 2014


For August challenge on Viva Las VegaStamps 
Mood Board and my interpretation: