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!

maandag 18 januari 2016

Mixed Media box with mini-album

Hello crafters out there!
I promised I would be back… :-)

Last weekend my mom and I went to “de scrapheap” (The Netherlands) for a fun workshop by Monique in ‘t Groen. We transformed a kraftboard box (Graphic 45), using some mixed media techniques, into a nice storage box for a mini album. After lunch, provided by the lovely Carla (store owner) we “attacked” the pages inside the box to transform them into a mini-album. I’m not really a scrapbooking person, so I found myself out of my comfort zone and I got stuck. When I got home I forced myself to keep working on the mini, ‘cause I have more than enough projects that I still have to finish, this one couldn’t go on that pile!! After a couple of hours a day breaking my head about what paper to use and how to decorate the page, I finally finished the mini. And I have to admit, I’m pretty proud of myself, ha :-)

Here you can find some pictures of the project and my very first video (yeah!). Down at the bottom of the post, you can find a short list with some of the materials I used. Thanks for stopping!

Here's my first video !!

Graphic 45 5x5 Kraftboard Altered Art Box with Album
Distress paint (peacock feathers & evergreen bough)
Stampers anonymous stamp set (ultimate grunge)
Embellishments by scrap-unlimited
Kaisercraft paper, Blue Bay Collection
Various Tim Holtz dies

Thanks again for stopping and don’t hesitate to leave me a comment, 
I’d love to know what you think about my project!

Until next time!!

maandag 11 januari 2016

Discover 2016

Dear bloggers,

Yes, it’s January again, so it’s my duty to wish you all an amazing 2016! I wish you lots of sunshine on your face and endless positivity when you’re a little down. I wish everyone good health, love and laughter with your family and loved ones and of course some creativity to keep you going!

I didn’t create much last year (didn’t post much either…) so I thought about the things that I want to do in this new year. I really like creating at my craft desk, so I have to do it more often to be more “me”. But who is that creative me? What do I really like? That’s my goal, go on a journey and discover… to stimulate the creative me, I made this card to keep me inspired on this trip :-)

I didn’t make a lot of Christmas cards as well, I did some orders for people and lost the flow to make more for myself. Some people really deserved a card, so I made some new year’s cards instead, ha! I also made a birthday card for a good friend of my mom, using one of the stamps I won with a giveaway from Jennifer McGuire.
I really liked going back to my inks while making these cards, so that’s definitely on the list of things that I really like! Next up on the agenda, a creative workshop with some mixed media and album making… I’ll talk more about that on my next blog post so stay tuned!