Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Club Scrap Blog Hop: Sunflowers

Welcome to our monthly Club Scrap blog hop.
The theme of this month's kit is:

Hope you arrived here from
and left her some love for her wonderful project.

I have this scrap page for you and a box with cards.
Now let's start with the scrap page. I wanted to have pictures
with sunflowers, but now just a vase with flowers, no a real field.
Not here around the neighberhood and allready I asked a friend
 if I could borrow some of her beautiful pictures........when suddenly
I founf=d the one perfect sunflower growing on the dike of the 
lake behind our house, when i was hunting for pokémons with Owen.
Made some great pictures for my page.
The layout is one of the ALSB pages that you find instructions for 
on the Club Scrap site HERE.
These cut aparts were perfect for the page with Owen.
He just started school this week!
The ribbon and the button are from the kit too.

Next is my box with cards:
Inside this box are 4 cards and enveloppes.
It fits 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch size cards.
Of course I  have some instructions for you.

Let's start with the box.
This box is called a criss-cross box and I just found some real
easy instructions for you, so please go HERE for all details on
how to make this box.
After cutting the papers for the box I used my Sunflower rubber
stamps to decorate the box
The box is finished with a border around it, that
came from the cut apart from the kit.

And the flower on top is made with a roset that is cut 
with a Tim Hotz die. A stamped flower and leaves also
cut with a die.

And these are the cards:
Such beautiful paper in this kit, ready for use,
so I only cut this card and stamped the sentiment
on top. Ready........!

No...! This is the inside. I just had to add a fun twist
inside of the card.When you open this you find
a cup with flowers. The cup is from the Brewed Awakenings
kit and stamped with versamark and copper embossing powder.
Decorated with the checkered rubber stamp from the 
Sunflower kit.

To make the pop up for the card I cut a 4,5 x 5,5
piece of ivory lettered paper, folded in half and on the
fold cut 1 inch towards the inside. The horizontal line
is folded and you get a stand to stick the cup on,

like you see here. Of course you can add more pop ups
if you like.
Here you see the complete constructions.
The flowers are from the rubber stamp sheet.
The leaves are cut with a die and with the left over
 paper I stenciled the leave on the background paper.

This card is the easiest one.
I just cut a panel from this beautiful paper,
stamped happy birthday, a ribbon and finished.

For this card I cut a tag, embossed it with
a script embossing folder and added brown ink.
The sunflower is stamped on a piece of  left over
script paper and colored with pencil.
Cut out and with dimentional tape on the
tag. Zig zag ribbon from the kit.
I used an old wooden stamp with script for the background
of the card. This stamp was from 2006, but not sure from which kit.
For this last card I have a little technique tutorial for you.
The technique is called: crayon resist.

First stamp with a permanent ink on white paper.
I used the sunflower bunch and the vintage script stamp.
Next take a white crayon and scribble on top
of the stamped images. I did some circles and dots.
Then i took 3 colors of distress stain with some drops of water added
 (but you can also take water color, or very diluted acryl paint) 
and color all over your panel. When you finished coloring,
you will see the white crayon resists the painting.
To finish the card I added a bottle cap with a piece of sunflower
inside as embellishement and a ribbon. A birthday sentiment too.

Well, it has turned into a long post again ( I planned on ding something simple,
but it seems I can't do that!), but I hope you have found some inspiration here and
if not, there is another blog to go and see what
Pam has come up with for you.
Go to:

and enjoy her projects.

If you loose your way, there is always the
to find all the participants of the hop.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Sunflower Blog Hop tomorrow

Want to see what I have been up to
with the 
Sunflowers kit?

Please stop by my blog tomorrow
and I have some tutorials for you!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday scrap page: Raymond's Birthday

This week we celebrated a special birthday for 
my husband and here are some of the pictures
in a pocketpage with Club Scrap papers
and Michael Strong alphabet stamps.
Name stamped on black paper and embossed with red embossing
powder and cut with an oval punch.
The banner was on the printed Club Scrap paper and I added
the stichers with the name of the city were we went for a boat trip.
It is a beautiful old city, down south in The Netherlands.
You can see more about this city HERE.

The number dies are from Stampin'up!
The birthday sticker and the letters are from some old Club Scrap kit.
In the past we used to get a sticker alphabet with the kit.

On our trip Raymond's mother was with us (she was there 65 years ago too!)
It was a very, very hot day, but with enough shade we had a very good day.
Here we were on a historical boat trip on the Maas river.
 Here some extra pictures of our trip:

We even passed the house of  André Rieu, 
famous Dutch violonist and conductor.

On Saturday we had a party in our garden with all the family.

I made the background paper with red and blue distress ink
and a stencil for the wavy impression.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Saturday sketch card: giraffe

This card is for the sketch challenge
on the Michael Strong Stamp group.

This is the sketch and as you can see
for the card it is turned around.

To start the background I used a stencil and
vintage photo and fossilized amber distress ink.

Here you see the finished back panel.

For the next oiece i used the acacia leave.
But as I did not want the border to show,
so I colored the leave with a distress marker.
I used several kinds of green to fill out the paper.

On the card i used the giraffe stamp by Michael Strong
You find the stamp here.
I stamped the giraffe with brown archival ink and
colored with the same to inks as i used for the background.
Just added some ink on my craftsheet, sprayed a little 
water and used a brush for coloring. The birthday sentiment
is also by Michael Strong and comes from the words
and phrases set.
I also decorated the giraffe with little yellow sticky gemstones.
The green panel behind the giraffe is also embossed.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!