Saturday, May 9, 2015

Sunday Scrap Page: Happy Mother

to all Moms and Mom's to be!

My scrapbook page today is about my daughter.
She is the mom of my adorable grandson and expecting
2 more end of June.Last Sunday we had a surprise babyshower
organized for her. I used  a pocket page to scrap about it.

The background papers are Project Life baby papers
and make scrapbooking absolutely too easy!

Of course I had to add some Michael Strong elements.

The stamps used on this part are from Stampin'Up!

The 2B emblemi designed for this babyshower.
I firts printed the 2B with the computer and stamped
the baby inside the B. Then scanned the image and now 
I can use it any size I want.

Here I used  Michael Strong's alphabet stamps.

These potcovers are also designed for this special occasion.

Thanks for looking.
Have a creative day!

Tim Holtz tag for May: Coffee!!

This month I want to be in time to post my
tag for the 12 tags of 2012 on 

You find the original tag and technique
tutorial HERE.

When I was sitting at my desk and thinking of what
to make I found these items on my desk. Ha, you say:
of course there was a coffee cup on he desk!
I could not resist making another coffee tag.
The coffee cup is by Michael Strong.

I started with Tim Holtz coffee ring stencil 
for the background.I added the texture paste and
went shopping, to let the past dry.

When I came back it was dry and with some
stamping ink and distress paint I colored the coffee rings.

Now look what else i have here and there on my desk.
You think I can use this for the tag? Coffee rings (Club Scrap),
rosette (Tim Holtz die), coffeebean embossed papers, woodsie
and buttons. Look below how i shifted and added the elements
on the tag. I used hot glue to fasten some of the elements
to the burlap background.
So I added the picture of the couple into the coffee cup.
The circle tands for a coockie with the coffee.
the sentiment created "2 love coffee"  with the number,
the ticket and the woodsie, can have 2 meanings
and I like it that way.Pick your choice.

At the bottom the rosette takes the place of the flowers 
you see on Tim's tag and I added a little silver spoon
in the place of the buttons.
 Yeah, another coffee inspirated project. 

Thanks for looking.

Have a creative day!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sunday scrap page: Keukenhof

A week ago I went to The Keukenhof with an American friend.
The Keukenhof is a park,that only is open during Spring
and shows you beautiful Spring flowers.
You can read about it HERE.

I made many pictures,all these flowers were so beautiful
and colorful. Tulips, hyacints, daffodils and more.

This is just a little impression!
So I wanted to make a colorful page
and that April technique by Tim Holtz is just
perfect to use. Here I show you how I did this:
I started with a piece of watercolor paper 10,5"x 10,5"
with archival ink.
Then I also added the small cloissoné flower.
Then I sprayed the paper with water and took some 
distress stains. Put some drops on the craft sheet and 
add a little water. Use a thin paint brush to splatter
the ink on your paper.
Start with one color and then add more.
This is how it looks when you added the splatters.
With the same distress stains and water the flowers
are colored and leave everything to dry.
When all is drie I added these leaves, a stamp from
Club Scrap Botanicals kit.
To add the flower background to the 12"x12"cardstock
(also Club Scrap Botanicals) I used the sewing machine.

Here you see I also used the sewing machine to
fasten the pictures to the background.
This time i used a zigzag stitch.

The sentiment is a cut apart from the Botanical kit
as well as the wooden bird. The bird is colored with
a brown and yellow inkpad.

This is an impression of the Keukenhof.

Thank you for looking.
Have a creative day!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Tim Holtz April tag may say... it is May!
Yes,sorry, I am behind, I had so many other things
to do, that I juat did not have time to make it,
but here it is! If you want to see how Tim made
his tags and technique tips, go here:

I have made two tags.
The first one is with
As I do not have the spritzer Tim used,
I came up with my own solution.
I used distress stains for the background splatter.
I diluted the ink with watter and took a paintbrush to splatter
the ink on the background. With the distress stains i also colored 
the tulip images. I used the inkpads for the inkaround
the edges.

Hello is a dies from StampinÚp! and the
word tulipsis stamped with an old Stampin'Up!
alphabet set.

I had to make this one too.
By now you know,my DD is expecting twins, so 
I had to have the new Tim Holtz baby stamps.
With Stormy skies and the new cracked pistacho I had a 
perfect combination for ths tag. I made the splatters like
i did with the tulip tag.

The 2 is from a set of grey board numbers and colored with
the distress stains.On top glossy accent for extra effect.
The text is with the same old alphabet stamps from Stampin'Up!
Tim has one star on his tag,but these babies need
2 stars! 10 more weeks to wait..........

Thank you for looking!

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Club Scrap Botanical Blog Hop

Welcome to the Club Scrap Monthly Blog Hop.
This time the spotlight is on the April kit

Hope you arrived here from Deb Weller's Blog
and enjoyed her wonderful art work.

Last week I had to make something inspired by
pinterest for the Artist Team Blog post
and because my pizzabox arrived so late
I did not have much time and there was another technique
I wanted to try. I saved it to share here with you
in combination with my project.

For the technique I want to share with you
I got out my Distress Stains and tried to
match them up with the Botanical papers.
and the technique i will be using is called "Bingo Blast".
Why? well use your distress stains like you play bingo.
Push them wih a liitle force on your paper and
if you use different colors you get something like this:
Doesn't this look like flowers? I helped it a little more
with stamping some of the flower stamps on top.
For the stamping I used black ink.
The result of using this background is this:
The sentiment is one of the cut outs, that came with the kit
as well as the ribbon and the shiny brads.
This is how it looks when you stamp on top
with more colored inkpads.
And from that background i made this gatefold card.
On top Iused a stamped flower and one of the woodsies
 that came with this kit. The sentiment is printed
with the computer in the font that belongs to this kit.
For this background I stamped the flower with
versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder.
On topof the flower a splashed the ink. 
I thought it was a little to white,

so I added some of the other colors.
Then cut it into 4 squares and colored all sides with green ink.
With  a spellbinder I cut out 4 squares from the light green paper
and taped the stamped images on top. I was not going to use
these for a card,but for some table decoration.
I took  decorated 12x12 piece of paper and cut this into
a 10,5"x 10,5"square. Score at 3,5"and 7" both ways
and cut to make this into a box.
Decorate the box first with a ribbon and add the
stamped images on top with foam tape.

The next blog with Botanical inspiration'
is Janet's Blog.

If you happen to loose your way,you can always
goback to the Club Scrap Blog
where you find all the participants.

Thank you for looking.
Have a creative day!