Sunday, April 29, 2018

Sketch Saturday #511

Welcome to my blog today and I share with
you the card I made for the sketch challenge on
Here you see sketch #511.
It has been some time since I used one
of their sketches, so here it is again.
I used my new Tim Holtz mini bluepring #10 stamps
that I got at the craftshow I went  2 weeks ago.
I started out with making the background with one
of the Tim Holtz scrappapers. Cutting it to the right size 
and adding some glass rings to the bottom of the panel
with one of the mini stencils.

Next I stamped the bottle and the glass twice.
Coloring the image with distress oxide inks and
cutting the bottle with a circle die and the glass
with sissors. The 2nd image is added with foam
tape for a 3d look.
For the sentiment I used  Tim Holtz small talk stickers.
Also i typed the word "l'chaim" withthe computer in
a typwriter font to match the stickers.

The glass is cover with glossy accent for a more glassy look.

And this is the inside of the card.

Of course i made a matching enveloppe.

Thank you for looking and
have a creative day!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Kingday 2018

Today is a special day in The Netherlands.
It is the Kings birthday and it means lots of
festivities everywhere. We dress up in orange,
because the King is of The House of Orange
and vsit the local flee market. Lots of people
(mostly children) put down a blanket in our towns
main streed and sell their toys and clothes 
they have grown out off. For a nickel and a dime
goods change hands. Owen had a field day finding 
new toys.
Even google has addapted the doodle on top
of their search box.

So we left in the morning when it was sunny
and an agreable temperature. We had a great time.
Now that I am writing my blog, temperature
has dropped and it is raining outside :-(

At least there was time enough to make some lovely pictures
to make this digital scrap page with the Club Scrap
Shibori Hybrid kit.
Meet our King Willem-Alexander 
and his Queen Maxima.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Club Scrap Shibori Linky Party

Welcome to the Club Scrap Linky Party
sharing with you projects with the
April Shibori kit.

My project this month is a travel journal
made into a diary.
For this I cut a piece of the white paper 8.5 x 11 inch
and folded it with a 1/2 inch book back.
Then i used some of the printed paper to cover
the front and the back. I haven't really finished
the album, because I think that happens along
the way using it, but this is sort of the base.
Here you see all of the cover.
On the back I made a whole in the center
and i added some elastic ribbon as a closure.
For adding the pages I made some holes in
the bookback with eyelets and added more
elastic siver ribbon.
Here a view of the inside:
pocket on the left, the stamped pages.

Here a close up on the pocket, that I made with the
stencil from the kit.
I added white gesso over the blue paper.

Next I added blue and brown ink
and let it drie completely.
Inside the pocket I added one of the cut aparts from the kit
for some journaling. Now I am going to show you how 
i made the diary pages.
More use of the stencil, for I used it to decorate all
the inside pages. For this I used some regular copy paper
and blue and brown ink.

After the stenceling I used the Shibori rubber stamps
to make spaces for the days of the week.

With a black pen I wrote the days of the week.

The left part is done and the right part I leave for
some new ideas.

Here some finished pages with a little more stamping.

This is the back page. In the middle you see the
knot of the elastic silver ribbon from the closure.
Again use of the stencil and also a sentiment from the
cut apart. The border is a piece of washi tape
that also came with this kit.

I hope you also look on the
to see all the other wonderful artwork.

Thanks for looking at my project
and have a creative day!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Let's Doodle!

I made these cards for the challenge on the
I used this month kit by Club Scrap Shibori
that are perfect for the Doodle It challenge.
You can see all the details HERE.

For my cards I used a technique I noticed on the
craftshow I visited last Saturday and lucky me, I had all
the ingredients!
I used color burst turqoise powder 
on the left side of the paper.

Next I took the mini mister and sprayed a big puddle
of water on top of the powder.

Dipping the stamp into the puddle of color burst
I used it to stamp the background for my card.

For this card I also used the stencil that came 
with the Club Scrap Shibori kit.

Next i used the Shibori stamps on top of the
background and with a black marker
I added some dooling on the stencil side.
I must say the stamps look already like I doodled.

The butterfly is cut with a thinlit by Stampin'Up!
and I  used part of the leftside paper for this.
The flower is cut out with a punch from one of my
nespresso metal cups. See my tutorial HERE.

I had so much fun with this technique, I had to try it on another card
as well. Gere i used more of the stamps to doodle and a little pen doodling too.
Left more of the leftside puddle of ink color.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Coffee Helps!

Yesterday I was at a stamp craftshow and there
were lots of free workshops, I only took one and all the others
I looked at and was inspired for making cards.

This is the first card I made after the show.
The sentiment on the cups is one I bought there!
The cups are by Stampin'Up!
the coffee rings are by Club Scrap
and the beans are a stencil by Karen Burninston.

I am sure you like to know what I got myself
(from my birthday money!):
I got these new Tim Holtz boxes for my alcohol ink bottles
(those I already had!). 

Neww Tim Holtz stencils and stamps and some fun
Penny Black Art/Creativity stamps.

New oxide inks, and other goodies to play with.
It was a great and inspirational day!

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Club Scrap Paper kit is here!

Yesterday my pizzabox with papers and stamps by
Club Scrap arrived. It is the April Shibori kit.
Here you find all the details about what is inside the box.

So right away I cut and  prepared the stamps with the 
mount-it adhesive for rubber stamps. This way the cling
perfectly to your acryl block.

The kit came with a wonderful stencil and I just had to play with it.

So these are the finished cards I made.

Card #1
I used blue and brown ink on the stencil background.
As I want to show of the beautiful stenciled
background I onlu dit a little decoration on the front.
The hooray is cut with a die and the sentiment
is one of the stamps that came with the kit.

I hate throwing away the left over pieces,
so i decorated the inside of the card with it.

Card #2
For this card I used the same stencil and colors,
but yes it does look different.After doing the first
coloring with light blue and brown ink, I took the stencil
of and turned it a little and then colored again.
This way you get a different use of the stencil.

The circles are decorated with the rubber stamp
by using the 2 colors of ink again.
On top the cut out sentiment.

Inside the card some left over piece of the front panel
and the stamped birthday sentiment.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!