Friday, October 26, 2012

more projects

I've told you about it already, but didn't show you yet. I've created a new layout (like 2 weeks ago already) and finished a art journal page this week. Now I've photographed them and want to share them with you.
First up is the layout. It's a picture of a friend of mine. We went to the zoo together last summer. I love this picture of her with a sheep.
I used some modelling paste and mixed it with some grey paint. I smeared it on through a TCW mask. I love the texture! I kept the layout quite basic. I just sprayed some glimmer mist on it, added a sticker with date, some thickers for the title and wrote some journaling.

I saw some cool drawings/paintings by some great artists on YouTube and I thought: Let's try that some time. I wanted to start easily. So, I kind of copied the drawing by one of those artist. Now I feel so stupid, because I don't remember who it was. If anyone knows, please let me know.
One of the artists I adore is Leilani Joy. I absolutely adore her Alice in Wonderland paintings. I am going to try some of that to in the future.
But for now, this art journal page. I first drew the girl. Then I coloured it with some pencels (which are rather crappy I found out...) and then I used some water colour. I also used this for the background. Then I used some masks to give some interest to the hair and the background. For the background I also used some stamps and put some torn peaces of book paper on it with multi medium matte. I really loved making this!

I also wanted to share a picture of a news paper bag I made to put my gifts in for the baby I visited yesterday. But the sd card doesn't really do what I want it to do. So, I'll show you that some other time. Have a good weekend!


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Octo the octopus

Before I'm going to show you my last art journal page and layout, I wanted to show you Octo. I just finished him and I'm already in love. :D Such a shame that I have to give him away tomorrow... But he'll be in good hands.
In one of the pictures you can already see him next to the birth announcement of his new friend: Abel. I'll be visiting my collegue to see her newborn baby and I also wanted to give them a homemade gift. So, Octo was born. ;)
He was so easy to make. All you need is a sock, some padding and some felt. I hope Abel will enjoy his new toy!


Sunday, October 21, 2012

more cards

Last week I've made a few more cards. And I would like to share them with you. The first one is the card I made for my mother a few weeks ago. I forgot to take a picture of it before I sent it. But fortunately she saved the card and I had a chance to take a picture of it with my phone.
It's a quite simple card. I used paper by Pink Paislee from the London Market line. I added a doily and stamped 'happy birthday' on it. Finally I added some veneer butterflies to it and it was done.

The next card is the card for my collegue who recently gave birth to her second son. I picked up some grey cardstock and I'm in love with it already. So, I used the same base as for the two other birth cards. I love how the grey is warmer and lets the hexagons stand out more. This time I added birds instead of butterflies. I thought it was more boyish.

The next card is a card for Creabest. They celebrated their 10 year anniversary. They had several make and takes and demonstrations last Saturday. And when you gave them a birthday card, you would get a 10% discount. Of course, I still had many things on my wish list and I could use some discount. So, I made them this card (in my new favourite colour combination ;)).

And the last card I made for my sister and her husband. They got married half a year ago (wow, time flies!) and as a surprise I asked everybody at the wedding to bring a card. I would post these cards every day, so the newly weds would receive a card every single day to remind them of the special day. Unfortunately the post office messed up my plan... Although I did post a card every single day, they often received a few cards together and some days they didn't receive anything.
And I have to say I messed up my plan as well. As I noticed the cards didn't get to their home every day, I got sloppy. I usually posted two cards every other day (or even less ;)). But last week I got down to the last ones.
So now it was time for me to finish my card. I wanted them to receive my card last, so they would know it was over. I once again used the grey cardstock. I wanted to combine this with some pink colours, but my sister really hates pink. So I decided to use yellow again (just as the last card). Not so romantic in my eyes, but this suits my sister better. I did add some lace and veneer butterflies to get some of the romance in. ;)

That are all the cards for now. I finished a page in my art journal today, but I wasn't able to photograph it before the sun went down. So, you'll have to wait for that. I also have one more layout to share with you.
The upcoming week it's a school holiday over here in the Netherlands and I'm planning to create a lot of things. Of course I'll share that with you. Have a good week!


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

two cards

It's quite remarkable: three of my colleagues have received a baby in the past two weeks! [And you have to know that I don't have many colleagues.] I made these two cards last weekend. And right after I had finished them, I received a text message from the third colleague that her son was born that morning! I still have to make that card.
This time both cards are quite similar (except for the names of course ;)). I just loved the way the first one turned out, so I duplicated it.
I used the hexagons from a patterned paper by BasicGrey and put them on the card with some 3d foam. The names I embossed with Zing! embossing powder and finally I glued two wooden butterflies down. I love the simplicity!
It's an amazing thing when babies are born! I hope they enjoy this wonderful moment.


Saturday, October 6, 2012


Wow, I'm really inspired today. :D I've finished a second layout for the competition. And I've almost finished two cards as well. Lovin' it!
I'll show you the layout first. The challenge called for the use of three different shapes (either rectangle, square, circle, oval, pentagon, hexagon, triangle or octagon). And we could use it in pieces of paper, embellishments or the photo itself.
So, in this layout I used hexagons from a patterned paper (BasicGrey), circular embellishments (metal tags with embossed words) and rectangular word stickers and photo.
I hope to show you more soon!


putting on the dress

Because Creabest exists for ten years now, they're celebrating. One of the things they do is having a scrapbook challenge. The first 10 days of October, we get a challenge. We have to complete all the challenges before the 16th of October.
Now I'm not sure if I'll have enough time to finish that. But I always like to do some challenges. So, here is the first one. We had to make a layout with the numbers 1 to 10 on it.
In the picture you see me and my sister on her wedding day. I'm helping to put the wedding dress on. A special moment!
On this layout I used glimmer mist, masks, ink, paint, thickers and some wooden butterflies.
Let's start a new layout/challenge. Have a lovely weekend!