Friday, April 24, 2015

Saturday card: Lily


Birthday card today for avery good
stampoing friend with

Here is how I made this card:
I started with stamping the background with
a light grey and leaving a strip of white.

Then I covered the stamped area
and with orange and green ink I covered
the white strip.

This is how it looks when the strips of post-it have 
been removed. Ready for stamping.

I stamped the large lily in black on top of
the strip and a sentiment is also added.

To finish off the card I added tiny sticky
gemstones in the heart of the flower.

Thank you for looking.
Have a creative day!


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Club Scrap Artist Team: Pinterest inspiration

shares with you where they
got their inspiration.
Yes, on pinterest! This is such a large
board of inspiration, there is always
something that  tickles you to get crafty.

I chose to cards with these techniques:
1. colored strip:
2.bokeh,
 a technique I wanted to try for some time:


On the Club Scrap Blog I shared 
2 cards more or less like the card I found.
This time I used the colored paper
of the Botanical kit. It comes also with this
wonderful sentiment, that fits the colored strip
just perfectly.

The second technique is the "Bokeh" technique.
On the Club Scrap Blog I did it as I found the tutorial
on watercolor paper. Then I had the idea of just
adding the ink right to the white paper and see
if i had a same impression.I taped down the whate paper 
with washi tape o all 4 sides. Thenused 3 colors
for the background and colored randomly.

Used the transparant circles and
white inkpad for the bokeh effect.

This is how it ends up after I finished with the 
white ink. It is just more brighter then with
the watercolor paper.

I stamped on the background with one of
 the UM Botanical stamps and purple ink.

For the finished card I printed the sentiment 
using the Cardenio Modern Font.
The flower is stamped and die cuted with a circle 
punch and cut in with scissors.
In the middle all is hold together with
a colored brad that also came with the kit.

Thank you for looking and I hope you
come back on April 29 for more Botanical
inspiration with the Club Scrap Blog Hop.
Have a  creative Day!





Happy Earth Day

When I opened my computer this morning
I noticed google had an image. This always means somethig
and it happens to be Earth Day today!

What a coincidence I had planned to do
some seeding with Owen today.
What a fun way to celebreate Earth Day.
We planted seeds for sunflowers.
Now we have to wait to see them grow.

But ofcourse I had to make a card too.
I got out my distress stains and papers
and gottowork:
I did the direct to paper method and
sprayed some water drops on it to.
I used broken china and the new
cracked pistachio.

And here is the finished card.
I used Club Scrap papers from my stash
(meaning I don't know from what kit)
The border and sentiment are from Take Wing
and the flower from this month Botanicals kit.



Have a creative day!






Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday scrap page: Garden Center

Yesterday I shared with you a new technique
I found on internet on a card, today I used the technique
on a scrap page.
If you are interested in the technique
(it is super easy!) take a look here:

This week I took my grandson to the gaden center
for picking out some new flowers for the garden.

 
The border of this page is created with flowers,
a ribbon and a sentiment.

The papers for this page are by Club Scrap
and are from the kit Bon Apetit (June 2012).

The word "hello" is a die from Stampin'Up!
and the flowers are the large and mini cloisonné flowers
by Michael Strong. I embossed them with a mix
of embossing powder I have fromall kinds of left overs.
The heart of the flower is a punched out piece
of blackpaper.

The sentiment is by Create with TLCI was looking
through the sentiments I have and this one seemed just
a fun one to add to this page for i take Owen on many 
learning experience trips!

Thank you for looking and
have a creative day!




Friday, April 17, 2015

Saturday card: pastel background


I discovered this wonderful technique on internet
and I had to give it a try.
You find all the details here:
You need:
watercolor paper
oilpastels
and an eraser
First you color with the pastels

and then you use the eraser.
A very simple but beautiful technique
that makes beautiful backgrounds.
For the card I used
and a sentiment from an old StampinÚp! set
called Here, Kitty Kitty!

Thank you for looking!

Have a creative day.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday Scrap Page: Rembandt


Today I share with you the 

It is one of the fun techniques
from the Carpet Tape Chronicles
that is the technique of the month April
over at the Club Scrap Blog .

You find a video explaining the technique HERE.
Today I used this technique for a scrapbook page.
I started out by cutting 12"x 0.5" strips of paper.
I cutted a small strip of the carpet tape to hold the strips
down on my table while weaving.

I also have some smaller strips 2,5 "x 0.5"ready for the weaving.
I just used this decorated paper, but you can also use different
colored strips matching your project.
Here you see the strips are allwoven.
But when you pick it up, it will fall apart.

So I just turned it over and stuck carpet tape 
all the way down. This way I can tape it to my page.
Now you can cut of the excessive strips to make it all straight,
but i liked it the way it was, so I did not cut them of.
Here you see the finished strip on the scrapbook page with
some Michael Strong tulips on top. I stamped them with
green and red ink (technique from the month March).
On the topof the page you find the journaling about the exhibition
my husband and me visited in Amsterdam.
You can read about it and see some video's here:
Even though it is quite busy, it is totally worthwhile
to go and see the painingsif you are in the neighberhood.

Don't forget to add your card or project to
the linky party if you want to win a prize.
Go here:
Have a creative day!








Saturday, April 11, 2015

Happy Spring Card


It is Spring!
The weather is getting nicer and the flowers
pop up everywhere. So how about a Spring card.
For this card I used:
Michael Strong cloisonné leave stamp
book paper
embossing powder
green and orange inkpad

I started out with cutting the bookpaper
to the right panel size for my card and
cutting the large flower in the middle of the panel.

I used  a green  inkpad around the panel and stamped
the leave stamp underneath  the flower.
Now I took the smaller flower stamp and
embossed it with yellow embossing powder.

To make a nice cut outI used the die.
For this you add another cut out piece
over the embossed flower and mark the dots.

The dots are used to place the die in the right spot
for cutting.

Finished cutting the flowers.

Printing the sentiment with the computer.
This is the inside of the card.

Thank you for looking.

Have a creative day!