zondag 8 oktober 2017

The Witching Hour

Another month, another challenge on Viva Las VegaStamps!
Halloween themed this time.

I started with a background done with distress oxide inks & water.
Took some halloween themed stamps and drew the bats.

And ofcourse my favorite spider 😁
Love that one, use it a lot ...

The challenge photo:

We're going a little more traditional this year with yellows & orangesblack & white. Also be inspired by anything that goes BUMP in the nightcreepy crawly feelings, scary ladies & witches. You can draw inspiration from bats and things in flight, moonstrees, and other lights.

zaterdag 23 september 2017

Thoughts of Fall

Background is done with the gelliplate, paint & lots of stencils.
I also used stencils on top of the gelliplate background

Really like the result :-)

Made for Viva Las Vegastamps September Challenge

Inspiration words:

Be inspired by Jewel & Earth tones like mossy greenswarm orangespale pinks n blues. Draw inspiration from the browns and grays. Use any woodland creatures like deerfoxessquirrelsbirds and more. Treesbranches, pinesmountains... all are appropriate! Also feel free to use lots of marks & textures in your background. 

zondag 13 augustus 2017

Floating on the sea

Background is done with distress oxide  & water.
Made for Viva Las VegaStamps!: August Challenge
My inspiration came from the words: sea, pink,purple, orange,blue&teal

Can you believe this challenge? um. YUM?! there is SO much goodness happening here.. we're featuring Michele Kosciolek's new TASSEL stamps! Plus anything sea or ocean related like shellsstarfishcoral, sand, water and more. Don't forget to include some scenery and a lovely mermaid or two! Color choices are totally up to you, we've used pinkspurplesoranges, a dab of yellowbeautiful blues and teals & a delicious warm gray. TONS to choose from!

zondag 23 juli 2017

Summer is here

For Viva Las VegaStamps!: July Challenge

Challenge photo inspiration:
It's SUMMER time and nothing says SUMMER like ice cream, candies, desserts and melty goodness. Hear that music? GET IN LINE! Sunshine, warmer temperatures, polka dot bikinis and more! We have the WHOLE rainbow on this image so let your heart go wild and celebrate SUMMER!

zondag 11 juni 2017

Tweet tweet

Viva Las VegaStamps!: June Challenge - Flock o' Birds
Background with distress oxide spiced marmelade & worn lipstick; 'dots' with distress crayons; some stamping with the same colours.

The inspiration:
Be inspired by words like ... coralpinkcreamsicleorange, spots, dots, birdsbird cagesFLOCKS of birds, text, numbers, invoices, crows, grunge, distressed, tan, gray, white and anything else you find inspiring from this graphic!

dinsdag 30 mei 2017

Le Freak

Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC274 - Oldie But Goodie

zondag 21 mei 2017

zaterdag 13 mei 2017

Boys Will Be boys

Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC273 : For The Boys

First a layer of white gesso, added some structure.
Then distress oxide iced spruce, grey paint & lots of water.
Black ink through a stencil.
Stamped and cut out the boys, coloured with distress markers.
Glossy accents in the eyes.

vrijdag 12 mei 2017

Seek Paradise

For Viva Las Vegastamps May Challenge

Background Distress Oxide Broken China mixed with Cracked Pistachio to get a turquoise feeling.
Added a little Iced Spruce for some grey.
Stamped the wire rings with the same colours, the rest in black.
Draw some circles through a stencil, coloured and added some glossy & crackled accents.
Fisnished with a few stripes washi tape and some rub-ons.

zondag 7 mei 2017

Little squaw

For Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC272 - Single Layer - week 2.

Background is done with distress oxide inks.
The Native American stamps- bought them several years ago on a secondhand market, no idea who made them.

donderdag 27 april 2017

Enjoy today

Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC272 - Single layer

Background is done with distress oxide inks Spiced marmalade, peeled paint, cracked pistachio &vintage photo.

zondag 23 april 2017

Who Knew !

Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC 271 : Bling It On

I hope you can see all the bling :-)
Colored the clothing with Spectrum Noir Sparkle and used stickles on the hair and underneath the feet. Finished with drops of gold ink.

zaterdag 22 april 2017

Red, white & blue

Art Journal Page in Red white and blue

Keep on rollin'

Made for challenge #35 Favorite Background Technique on Lost Coast Portal To Creativity

I love creating backgrounds with the distress paint marbling technique !
So that's what I did.....

zaterdag 15 april 2017

She's got Bette Davis eyes

For Viva Las Vegastamps April Challenge

The background is done with distress oxide cracked pistachio,broken china and water.
Several layers, in between drying with heattool.
When I was happy with it, I stamped the images; love that sheet !
Colouring is done with distress markers.

My inspiration came from the colours green, teal & white, and whimsical.

The inspiration image:

We'd like to inspire you with words like SPRING! flowers, doodles, buds, whimsical, patterns, checkerboard, stars, wings, Mary Vogel Lozinak, banners, green, teal, white, black and whatever else might strike your fancy from our image 

zaterdag 8 april 2017

Sweet memories

Made for Stampotique Designers challenge SDC270 - Text Background -

Background is done with distress paint & water, then randomly stamped some text.
Also used some of the new designtape chatter.

vrijdag 24 maart 2017

Back to School

Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC269 - Tag It - week 2

Background also with the gelliplate, paint & stencils.
Olivia is coloured with distress markers.

Happy Life

Stampotique Designers Challenge : SDC269 - Tag It.

Background is done with the gelliplate, paint and stencils.
Bowtie is coloured with ecoline markers.

zaterdag 18 maart 2017

Time Between Dreams

Made for Lost Coast Portal To Creativity - Challenge #34 - Black & White.

First stamped with versamark, then brayered ColorBox black ink over the page.
Stamped a second time (trying to create a little shadow) with archival black & heat-embossed.
Used a borderstamp with white gesso.
The moon is done with color box white ink.
Some accents with black gesso.
At the bottom grit-paste, colored a bit with black distress crayon.

Walk This Way

Made for Stampinback challenge march - Green/Blue/White.
Background is done with distress oxide inks & stencils.
Elephants are colored with distress marker stormy sky.
Grit-paste is colored with distress crayon peeled paint.
Accents with stencil and white gesso.
Spritzed faded jeans with airbrush.

zondag 5 maart 2017


Made for SanDee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenges  - March 2017

Background is done with gelliplate, paint & a large steampunk stencil.
Then I sponged around a silhouette stencil, added some torn pieces of paper (from an old schoolbook). Stamped the hat and some gears with black ink.
Used grunge paste with a smaller steampunk stencil and coloured with distress crayons rusty hinge &  vintage photo. 
Stamped some more gears with distress oxide and added embellishments. 
Darkened the edges with distress crayon walnut stain.

vrijdag 3 maart 2017

Who's bad

Viva Las Vegastamps Challenge March

The background is done with distress oxide wilted violet, cracked pistachio, broken china & faded jeans.

The inspiration:
Think of twilight & dusk, the northern lights, dancing and twinkling stars, beautiful skies in general and silhouettes against them. Trees, leaves, nature, animals, woods and more! We can't wait to see your inspiration

zaterdag 4 februari 2017

It's time for a different sound

It's time for a different sound, made for Art Journey Challenge #77 -  black,white & 1 colour

vrijdag 3 februari 2017

Celebrate family

CJS 2017 inspired by Rachel Greig

Had lots of fun creating this!

A little story

Viva Las Vegastamps!: Monthly Challenge - February

The inspiration board inspired me with colors, colors and colors.
And Banksy ofcourse :-)

Think of reds, oranges, greens, blues, pinks, purples... ALL the colors! Spray paint, art, graffiti, artists, surrealism, banksy, stripes, splatters, drips, dots and more. 

All you need is love

ATC made for challenge WW #243 Owl (All) you need is love.

First layer torn page of a book, then gesso, then modeling paste through a heart stencil, then wash of paint, some more black&white gesso.
Finishing touches with sanded&painted grungeboardcrown, gear, thread.

zondag 29 januari 2017

A Journey of a Thousand Miles

CJS 2017 Day 13 inspired by Gina Lee Kim - watercolor seascape -

zaterdag 21 januari 2017

Bear in a bubble

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge: WW #242: Cute & Cuddly

No Refund

CJS 2017 Day 19: Inspired by MaryBeth Shaw

Million Dollar Girl

CJS 2017 Day 3 : Inspired by Mystele Kirkeeng

zondag 15 januari 2017

Take me to all planets

CJS 2017 inspired by Marsha Valk

Stars above

CJS 2017 Inspired by Marscha Valk

zaterdag 14 januari 2017

Dream in black&white

CJS 2017 Day 12 inspired by Stephanie Schütze

It's rewarding to do some creations out of your comfortzone once in a while.

Memories in purple and orange

CJS 2017 Day 8 Inspired by Andrea Gomoll

What fun was this :-)

Doodled Collage

CJS 2017 Day 10 - Inspired by Birgit Koopsen

Living Color

CJS2017 Inspired by Tori Weyers - Living Color

zondag 8 januari 2017

Are you looking at me?

This is my first time participating in Creative Jumpstart (CJS 2017).
A lot of inspiration to get you started for a new creative year!

This piece is inspired by Jodi Ohl -  whimsical characters.

Loving dog

For Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge WW #241 'Cats or Dogs'

zaterdag 7 januari 2017

Shared sorrow

First challenge 2017 on Stampotique Designers Challenge : SDC264 - Anything Goes.

Made a page for my 6x6" art journal.
Various layers paint and accents with washi tape, white&black gesso, rub-ons, gelpen, distress crayons.


Art Journey Design Team Challenge #76: Resist

Ik heb de techniek Micro Glaze Resist gebruikt.

Eerst Distress Micro Glaze door een stencil opgebracht en daarna inkt erover gesprayed
(Fossilized Amber).
Daarna nog een keer door een andere stencil en gesprayed met Rusty Hinge.
Een derde keer met Mermaid Lagoon inkt.

Daarna gestempeld.
Met Rusty Hinge, Broken China en Walnut Stain de randen gedaan.
De gears erop gelijmd en afgewerkt met koperinkt en zwarte gesso cirkels.


January Challenge on A Vintage Journey: Going Round in Circles.

I made a page in my 6 x 6 " journal.

First I applied Distress Micro Glaze through a steampunk stencil, then sprayed fozzilised amber ink.
Dried with heattool.
Another layer Micro Glaze through a large circle stencil and rusty hinge spray ink.
Third layer Micro Glaze through small circle stencil and Mermaid Lagoon spray ink.
Then stamped the images (Art Journey).
Around the edges with Distress Rusty Hinge, Broken China and Walnut Stain.
Glued some gears.
Finished with copper ink and black gesso circles.

vrijdag 6 januari 2017

What's the news?

Lost Coast Portal to Creativity - Challenge #32 Anything Goes.

First a layer of fluid acrylic Green Hue, then dripped 70% Alcohol on it.
After drying, a second layer of Yellow opaque and splattered some water on it.
When dry sealed with gel medium.
Then stamped the images with archival black.
Rubbed petroleum jelly (vaseline) on the main image and some parts of the paper and put a layer of Phtalo Blue on.
After drying wiped off the paint that's on the vaseline.
Then some more vaseline and a layer of white acrylic paint.
After drying stamped the text on the paint with stazon midnight blue, and let the ink dry thorougly
Wiped off the paint and it looks like torn (news)paper on the card.

Got my inspiration from a tutorial by Andy Skinner :-)


January challenge on VivaLasVegastamps challenges us with:   foliage, flowers, weeds, nature, bugsmothsbutterflieswingsnumbersscript, invoice, background stamps, vintage, tan, black, white, brown, distressed, grungy

My inspiration came from the words weeds, nature, wings, script, vintage, brown.....

The moodboard: