zondag 22 november 2015


Gemaakt voor / made for Art Journey Design-Team Challenge #63 Everything Goes

Achtergrond / background natte kwast / wet brush & bister

vrijdag 20 november 2015

12 tags of 2015 november

This is my take on Tim's 12 tags of 2015 november

Used Salty Ocean paint on the background stamp for the resist and sprayed Fossilized Amber&Twisted Citron over it.
Sponged with Ground Espresso inkpad.
For the gold accents around the edges I first sprayed Tarnished Brass on my fingers, wiped a bit on the tag, then put gold paint over it with an old creditcard.

zondag 15 november 2015

Winter wishes

I made a journal page for VivaLasVegaStamps Challenge November.

Background with custom made distress inkpad, snowflakes with white gesso, accents with white & black gesso.

Holy... cow. It's November. Snow is flying around the country... people are buttoning up.. and we're ready to inspire you for our new Monthly Challenge!

Are you ready for icicles? snowflakes? wintery trees and warm snuggles?? We want to see your best WINTERY inspired pieces. Trees, blue, ice, pines, snow, snow angels, woodland creatures, falling snow, winter wishes and more!

zondag 8 november 2015

Everyday Friends

Stampotique Designers Challenge this week is Bright Colors

I made the background with brusho & water on watercolor paper.
It turned out looking like an ocean to me, so I spunged a 'bottom' and used 2 of my just received new stamps :-)
Made some scratches with a hobbyknife and sanded the edges.

This week Carol Fox is our hostess and she is challenging us to "Bright Colors"
Here is what Carol says about this challenge:

"Bright eye popping colors to brighten up November"

zondag 1 november 2015

Scary Confusion

SDC 219 Scary Confusion.

Background is done with alcohol ink, accents with red acrylic paint.
This week Arwen McCullen is our hostess and with the coming of Halloween she is challenging us to a spooktastic challenge...

"Scary Confusion"
Here is what Arwen says about this challenge:
"I love creepy things and I like weird, combine in your work a little scary and a little confused"

zondag 25 oktober 2015

Blue and Brown

SDC 218 Blue and Brown Color Challenge

I made the background with Blue and Brown Brusho (and lots of water).

This week Gez Butterworth is our hostess and she is challenging us to a color challenge
 "Blue and Brown"
Here is what Gez says about this challenge:

"Blue and Brown is one of my favorite colour combos, I hope you have fun with it too"

I hope you will join us this week for this fun color challenge,  each month two lucky random winners will get a 30.00 gift certificate to our online store

zondag 18 oktober 2015

12 tags of 2015 - october

This is my take on Tim's tags of 2015 - october

Background with distress dusty concord & twisted citron.

Stamps are from various companies ( Katzelkraft, A Capella, Inkadinkado, Cherrypie, VivaLasVegastamps)

I had a lot of fun today creating this tag!
Took my mind of worrying about my mom who is in hospital.

zaterdag 17 oktober 2015

Sing Along

SDC217: Birds and Bees

Claudine is our hostess this week and her challenge to use is:
Birds and Bees

Here is what Claudine says about this challenge:
"I just love anything to do with nature and specifically Birds and Bees. Let me see your best "birds and/or bees" project for this one."

zondag 11 oktober 2015


For Viva Las VegaStamps October challenge

We'd like to inspire you with warm tones like fall oranges and browns, cream, pumpkin orange, dark brown, black and other colors, along with fences, trees, heritage, houses, home, mansion, boys, swings, sweater weather, polka dots, Harvest, farm, orchard, hay, pumpkin patch, fields, corn mazes, chilly weather and more.

zaterdag 10 oktober 2015

Hello sunshine

Made for this week's Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC216 : Tag

It's a new month at Stampotique and a new set of challenges. We hope you had a fun time with us last month and we welcome you back!!

This week Coby vanWilligenburg is our hostess and she is challenging us to "Show her a Tag"


Challenge #17 On Lost Coast portal to Creativity is : Monochromatic.

I worked with Distress Inks Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord and the new one Wilted Violet, accents are done with acrylic paint violet.

My sister Carla and me had a lot of fun together, creating our entries for this month !

Black & White

Art Journey's challenge #62 is Black & White

zaterdag 12 september 2015

Your wings are ready

On Lost Coast Portal To Creativity september challenge #16 is a single layer project.

First I brayered the background using distress inks Stormy Sky, Shaded Lilac & Tattered Rose.
Stamped with distress Chipped Saphire, coloured with distress markers.
Finished with a borderstamp.

vrijdag 11 september 2015


Challenge #61 (september 2015) bij Art Journey Design-Team is bookmark/boekenlegger.

Ik heb eerst de plant/stengels gestempeld met versamark en daarover gebrayerd met big&juicy.
Daarna de huizen en tekst met archival black gestempeld en toen nog met de airbrush+distress marker gesproeid.

zaterdag 5 september 2015


Stampinback challenge september is '50 tinten rood'.

Ik heb eerst 5 kleuren brusho (brilliant red, scarlet, vermillion, ost.red en crimson) met water vermengd en hiermee gestempeld, daarna eroverheen gestempeld met adirondack zwart.
Zoals gezien op de Art Specially beurs afgelopen april.
De verschillende kleuren brusho zijn helaas niet allemaal goed te zien.
Met distress inkt barn door wat extra kleur erin gezet.
Randen gesponst met distress fired brick en aged mahogany.
Daarna met distress marker festive berries en een airbrush gesprayed.

Get spooky

Viva Las VegaStamps September Challenge: Get Spoooooky

I made a journalspread for the challenge.
First made the background with dylusions inkspray. Then dripped distress blacksoot reinker at the top of one page, let it run down, closed the pages and quickly reopened again.
Stamped various images, wrote the quote with a gelly roll and spritzed with the festive berries distress marker using an airbrush.
this was the moodboard:

We'd like to inspire you with words like lime greenhalloweenspooky, POISON, labels, fruit, bad, spoiled, witch's broom, skulls, droopy, blood, black, white, heritage, grungy, spots, distressed, leaves, stems, and more.

vrijdag 4 september 2015

Reaching out for the stars

Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC211 Perfectly Primary

Sue Davies is our hostess this week and she's bringing us back to our childhood days:

Take 2 of the 3 primary colours (and the colours that they create when mixed) and just use these on your creation. You can also use black and white if you like.

donderdag 27 augustus 2015


SDC210: Anything Goes

Kim Howard is the hostess this week and she's making it easy on you:

Create using freedom this week with no specific theme

vrijdag 21 augustus 2015

tumbling down

Sam Read's challenge on Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog this week

SDC209: Repeat Yourself.

First I glued a piece of newspaper in my journal.
Sponged distress hickory smoke over it.
Stamped Baby Cthulhu 3 times and coloured with distress markers.
Stamped the tree and randomly stamped a small swirl.
Used a creditcard and a bottlelid with black&white gesso and fresh lime dylusions paint for the finishing touch.

zondag 16 augustus 2015


Augustus challenge bij Stampinback is VAKANTIE

Op een terrasje zitten met een heerlijk koel glas witte of rosé wijn is voor mij al vakantie.

Achtergrond gebrayerd met big&juicy soothing sunset.
Stencil (Tim Holtz) met distress inkt spiced marmalade.
Stempel café/terrasjes onbekend, ik krijg hierbij wel een 'Parijs' gevoel :-)
Kleine stempeltjes zijn van Stampinback (van de sheet die ik heb uitgekozen als winnaar van een vorige challenge).

Anything but a card

For Katzelkraft August challenge - anything but a card - I made 2 atc's.

Just because

Voor de Art Journey augustus challenge  -blauw en wit -.

De plant/bloem gestempeld met distress blueprint sketch ( besproeid met water ), daarna eroverheen gestempeld met distress chipped sapphire.
Daarna nog met de airbrush en blueprint sketch marker gespat.

Three Wise Men ?

For Lost Coast Portal to Creativity - Challenge #15 - Circles

First put maskingtape on a piece of paper. Then punched circles.
Peeled off the maskingtape and placed on cardstock.

Stamped Shrubbery with versamark and heat-embossed with seafoam white embossingpowder.
Then coloured the circles with the stamped Shrubbery with distress mowed lawn and broken china, still with the maskingtape on.

Peeled off the markingtape and stamped the Mini Anthropomorph Birds.
Coloured with distress markers.

Itsy bitsy spider

For Stampotique Designer Challenge SDC208 : Animal

First I inked & stamped the arch with brusho and water, then overstamped with archival ink.

zondag 9 augustus 2015

Enjoy your flight

Made for VivaLasVegastamps August Challenge : Black&White Newspaper

We'd like to inspire you with words like BOLD, newspaper print and dictionary text, heritage, black, white, gray, monochrome, film reel, movies, black AND white, tire swings, business, suits, man, briefcase, tire swing, grungry, distressed, vignette, trees, pensive, lost in thought, contemplating and silhouettes.

vrijdag 7 augustus 2015


For Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC207: Selfie or Photobombing

zaterdag 25 juli 2015

Am I cute or what ?

Made for Stampotique Designers Challenge #205 : Stamped background using household materials.

First wiped custom made distress inkpad on paper.
Then smeared dylusions squeezed orange on bubblewrap for the background.
Finished -after stamping- with chitchat words, tissuetape and black gesso.

zondag 19 juli 2015

One inchie, Tw(o)inchies

Tag made for Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC204: Twinchies
Also for DragonsDream Tag It On TIO #195 No. 1

Background made with Distress inkpad Squeezed Lemonade, Distress spray Tarnished Brass, Distress refill Seedless Preserves and water.

Faces stamped on twinchies cut out of a piece of paper made with gelli plate and acyllic paint.

Edges sponged with Distress Walnut Stain.

12 tags of 2015 - july

Here is my take on Tim's tags of 2015 - july.

No 4th of july in The Netherlands, but the colours of our flag are red, white & blue, so I took those colours and I chose for the theme Da Vinci.

Just purchised the hickory smoke distress pad last week, so I am glad I can use it on this tag.

Still am not happy that the fired brick marker has a brownish colour, it is so different than the inkpad, but what can you do...
That's why the ribbon doesn't have that touch of red, but then again I could have used the festive berries (thought came in mind after I finished colouring).

zondag 12 juli 2015


ON Lost Coast Portal to Creativity July Challenge #14 = Zentangle.

(to my surprise I won the June challenge - how fun!)

Hold On Tight

Kathi is the hostess on Stampotique Designers Challenge this week and she's got attached.

SDC203; Use Attachers

I swiped my custom blend distress inkpad (tumbled glass/peacock feathers/faded jeans) over white cardstock as background.
'Attached' the boy & dog with a staple. Stapled some under the dog.
Attached some ribbon with staples and brads (they have been hiding in the craftroom for ages.....) and finished with some matching eyelets.
Really must use those more often, I have soooo many.

Kathi is our hostess this week and she's got attached:

Use attachers, the older the better.  Thinking of eyelets, brads, staples, etc.  Bonus points if someone uses all three.  Extra super bonus points if someone attaches Stampotique images to each other

woensdag 8 juli 2015

a bit o' vintage

The theme of July Challenge in Viva Las VegaStamps : a bit o'vintage

I took a music sheet, sanded it, then set the edges on fire to create a bit of a vintage look.

We'd like to inspire you with words like BOLD, Stripesmusic and music notes, grunge,vintagelaceruffleswomen, girls, ladies, splatters, paintdistressed, scribbles, blackwhite,tan, dark, PINK, off white, tea stain, coffee, toffee colored and more!

zondag 5 juli 2015

Have a wonderful day

Gemaakt voor Art Journey Challenge #59: 50% wit


Voor de juli challenge op Stampinback Challenge Blog.

Dit is mijn creatie op de inspiratiefoto (zie hieronder)

zaterdag 4 juli 2015

Hello Kitty

Corrie Herriman is this week's hostess on Stampotique Designers Challenge and she challenges us to use ribbon.
SDC202 : Use Ribbon

For background  I used distress refills and shaving cream through a stencil.

zondag 28 juni 2015

Love is a flower

Tag for DragonsDream Tag It On.

DragonsDream TIO #194 Brown and Crackle

First sponged the manilla tag with Distress Walnut Stain, then brushed some Crackle Paint on.
Stamp Stampotique. Accents with paper flowers and tissue tape.
Text with sharpie.

Black Bird, Fly

Lost Coast Portal To Creativity- Events and Challenge Blog: Grand Opening
"New Stamp Release" Event !

New Stamp Release Event May 16 - July 22!

Once you have flown

Lost Coast Portal To Creativity : Grand Opening New Stamps Release Event.

New Stamp Release Event May 16 - July 22!

12 tags of 2015 - june

My version of Tim's tags of 2015 - June

Now it is finished I noticed the text stamp is all wrong.
It should say Mon coeur est en Paris.
Better throw it in the bin.... the stamp I mean :-)

Made the custom blend with Tumbled Glass/Peacock Feathers/Faded Jeans.

vrijdag 26 juni 2015

Give wings

Challenge SDC201 : Give Wings

Astrid Stulemeijer is our hostess this week and here's her challenge:

Every stamper has a little Frankenstein in them.  Give a stamp without wings a pair of them.  Have fun creating!