zaterdag 21 mei 2016

My latest creative endeavors

Hi there bloggers!

Long time no see, I now realise I will never accomplish my good intentions, ha!

Although I'm not blogging, I do feed my creative desires with all kind of goodies.

So I'm not going to write a lot, 
I'm just going to show you some pics so you know what I've been up to lately, enjoy!!

                        Woman's day treats for my collegues   Danisch Birthcard on demand  

                                 Monthly ATC challenge                 My first Art Specially!

                                  Pottery @ Terre Pure            Bookbinding @ Woordidee       

Shot @ my photography class
 Some random cards that I needed for different events
First card #CZC16

maandag 28 maart 2016

A little bit of Kate and a sniff of Birgit :-)

Hi there bloggers! 


It’ been a while since I posted on my blog again.
That doesn’t mean I was lazy, although I’m not so creative anymore now I’m working again. A few weeks ago I got inspired by watching some art work from Kate Crane so I started a project and used one of her stamps that I never used before. Normally I’m not into pink but hey, you have to listen to your creative mind I guess :-)

I also created a page in my art journal, inspired by Birgit Koopsen. I really love her pages with the image transfers so I thought I should give it a try and juij, my first attempt was a success!

I hope to be back soon with a new post, ‘cause I have some more creative samples lying around, ready to be published :-) 

have a nice Easter Monday,
easy on the chocolats :-)

Het is alweer een tijdje geleden dat ik een post plaatste.
Ik heb echter niet stil gezeten, hoewel het creatief zijn op een lager pitje staat nu ik aan het werk ben. Enkele weken geleden kreeg ik inspiratie door naar werkjes van Kate Crane te kijken en ging ik aan de slag met een van haar stempels die ik nog niet had gebuikt. Normaal ben ik niet van het roze maar hey, je moet luissteren naar je creatieve geest :-)

Ook ging ik aan de slag met wat inspirerende beelden van Birgit Koopsen. Ik vind de resultaten van die image transfers zo cool, dat ik het ook eens wou proberen en juij, de eerste is alvast gelukt!!

Ik hoop snel weer een nieuwe post te kunnen schrijven, want ik heb nog enkele werkjes liggen die klaar zijn voor publicatie :-)

Nog een fijne paasmaandag iedereen,
Rustig aan met de chocolade!

zondag 21 februari 2016

Stamp techniques with Jolande

Hi bloggers!
Today, the report of a very successful and creative workshop-day at the Scrapheap! At 8 a.m. in the morning I went, along with my crea- buddy Marie-Anne, to Sprang-Capelle for a creative workshop led by Jolande van Oosterhout. I saw Jolande already a few times demonstration pigment powders from Primary Elements. She makes very pretty creative projects with these powders. In addition, she combines them with beautiful stamps from Unity, so this workshop was the ideal opportunity to get started with these products and learn from Jolande. The result of the day? 6 beautiful cards and a ton of inspiration! (And some fun pictures that capture the day :-) ) 

Vandaag het verslag van een heel geslaagde en creatieve workshopdag bij de Scrapheap! Om 8u ’s ochtend vertrok ik, samen met m’n crea-buddy Marie-Anne, richting Sprang- Capelle voor een creatieve workshop onder leiding van Jolande van Oosterhout. Ik zag Jolande al een paar keer demonsteren met pigment poeders van Primary Elements waarmee ze zeer mooie creatieve werkjes maakt, daarnaast combineert ze dit met prachtige stempels van Unity, dus deze workshop was de ideale gelegenheid om met deze producten aan de slag te gaan en te gaan bijleren van Jolande. Het resultaat van de dag? 6 prachtige kaarten en een pak inspiratie! (En enkele leuke fotos's :-) )

After such an inspiring day it's pretty easy to get started, be creative and make a card for someone. I immediately incorporated the new techniques from the workshop and made this baby card.

Na zo’n inspirerende dag is het best makkelijk om de opdracht voor ‘n wenskaart tot een goed einde te brengen. Ik ging dan ook gretig aan de slag met Jolande haar technieken om deze geboortekaart te maken.

Hope you're all inspired!
Have some fun and 'til next time!!!

zondag 14 februari 2016

Happy Valentine's day!

Hi bloggers!
First of all… happy valentine’s day!!

Today, I’ll stick with this theme, ‘cause I made some ATC’s for the “hearts” swap at the Belgian ATC Facebook group. As always, my desk was a complete mess during this proces :-) I think I have to give my craftsheet a good scrub as well...

To create these cards, I played with some homemade sprays (with inca gold), glimmermist and black & white paint. I stamped my background with some cheap stamps from Action and one from Kaiserkraft. As focal image, I used a die cut heart from Marianne Design. To finish it off, I used twine and Finnabair's glass glitter for some bling :-)

And this is the end result, a very valentiny ATC card! Let's hope the receivers like it...
Have a nice Sunday, and untill next time!!

zondag 24 januari 2016

Tags with Finnabair stamps

Hello world!
It all started with a package of glossy photo-paper that I never use, and I wondered if I could use it as my base page for some mixed media. I covered the glossy paper with some gesso and let it dry over night. Next, I was in need for some bright colors so I sprayed the paper with dylusions (bubblegum pink & pure sunshine). I quite liked the effect so the paper became the base for my next project...

In the middle of my messy desk,  I saw Finnabair stamps (don't forget to fly) smiling at me and I thought to myself, it's time to play with these beauties!! I found myself in a tag-modus, so that was the idea for this project. I used some stencils (The Crafters Workshop) and an old text stamp by Prima to pimp my background. Next, I used some metallic gold embossing paste (Wendy Vecchi) with a stencil, and I really like the way it turned out with the bright colors of the dylusions sprays! Now I was happy with the background, so it was time to play with the stamp set and finish off my tags. For the first tag, I used some fine wire and sprayed it with a homemade spray (inka gold). The second tag got some ugly glittered swirls that I painted with Art Anthology Wineberry paint. The third tag got some mini clear pebbles. Here are some pictures!!

I really love the bright colors of the tags, they make me smile!!
Think I'm ready for some sunshine :-)
What do you guys think?! Let me know, I like reading your comments! 
Bubaai for now and until next time!