Wednesday, April 29, 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!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunday scrap page: tulips

Sunday scrap page with tulips in a pocket page.

These pockets for scrapping make it so easy to fill a page.
The photo's on the left are just tucked into the pocket.

The right site is a pocket of 6 x 12 inch and is filled with a piece of
Club Scrap Homestead green paper stamped with the large
tulip stampby Michael Strong. I only stamped lightly with red ink
for i wanted it to be a soft background image to the pictures.

On the top I used the smaller tulip stamp for decoration.
I stamped it in versamark and embossed it with red  embossing
powder. After heating it with the heatgun, I turned the paper
and layed it on a soft rubber from a mousepad  and used one of those
pergamano pens on the back to emboss the flower. This way the 
white showed through the red of the flower.

The journaling is printed on vellum,so you see the stamped
background through.It is fasted with tiny red bads.

Thanks for looking.
Have a creative day!

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!

Thursday, April 23, 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:
 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!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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!

Saturday, April 18, 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
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.