Sunday, 2 August 2015


gebruikte materialen
een lijstje gevonden bij de kringloop

lighthouse sm SW P09077
boot SW G07078
grasduin SW Q08004
adirondack denim - stonewashed - sandal

ArtDeco antiquing cream

Saturday, 1 August 2015

August technique post

Hi all and a good morning to you.
It's Suzanne here today on the first of the month, sharing a technique: dry embossing + wax resist.

First you'll have to dry emboss a piece of cardstock or quite heavy watercolour paper and rub over the raised areas with a wax crayon or oil pastel. You don't have to use white neccessarily, you can also choose different colours of course.

 Spritz the paper with water and apply for example various colours of distress stains, let them blend together - you can also do this with Bruhos for example, I'm sure it will work very well - will try this, too. Let dry or dry it with a heat tool.

You may gently rub back any colour that still sticks to the waxed areas, but be careful and remember the dye around those is water soluble, too ;-)

supplies used
from plate 77 'the face is the icon ...' NSPL77
art doll time R6908NS
clockface CP Q462
from plate 07 'wings' PLATECP07 

various distress stains 
gesso white and black
embossing powder black 432105
Decoart media crackle glaze clear 766218075437(135466) 
Decoart media antiquing cream patina green  DMM152-26

Now you can finish and embellish the cards however you like. I chose to heat emboss some of the stamp images to make them pop out more. The bodies of the butterflies are scraps of old book pages made into paper beads. I painted them with brown acrylic paint, covered them with crackle glaze and rubbed some antiquing cream into the cracks.

I just love the grungy look of this background technique.

I hope you enjoyed today's technique post. We'd love you to visit our de stempelwinkel stampers challenge blog and join in.
Have a great weekend everyone ...
Hugs, Szanne xx

Friday, 31 July 2015


We have a new challenge starting today over on our

I have 3x ATC's to show you...each depicting a song title...
can you guess what they are?
Remember I'm old.... so the songs are too!

Each ATC is simply stamped and coloured with distress inks
BLACK BIRD FLY CP J310 (only one bird used)
I hope you'll join in with this challenge... the possibilities are endless.
Oh and the song titles depicted are....
Thanks for stopping by...BDx

Thursday, 30 July 2015


Gebruikte materialen :
Werkwijze :
Maak een achtergrond met een embossingfolder,
en bewerk deze met zwarte gesso.
Verf er verschillende kleuren Interference op en laat drogen.
Ga er dan over met Antiquing creme en poets er weer af.
Stempel de zeepaardjes op een stukje papier
die bewerkt is met zwarte gesso, doe dit met versamark
en bewerk met wit embossinpoeder.
Doe dan hetzelfde als met de kaart en knip de
zeepaardjes uit en plak ze op.
Groetjes Bea

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Sigaren kistje

Ik heb het kistje met distress paint geschilderd. De afbeeldingen op tissuepapier gestempeld en uitgeknipt. Hier en daar wat kleur op de achterkant gedaan en daarna alles opgeplakt met mediumgel.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Match Book

Stamps Used:
The Lady is from Thoughts PlateCP 49
The Eye is from SW S14012
The Alphabet is October Crow SW Q13051

Morning all, Thanks for stopping by, Mark here and I am sharing a Decorated match book using the Tim Holtz match book die.
I wanted to channel an old rock club vibe with my design akin to the Voodoo Lounge or the Whisky a go go.
I used 300 gsm card for my die cut and base coated it with white acrylic paint.
The back ground was created using Decoart's acrylic misters, letting some coats dry and mixing others so the colours could run together.
Letting the sprays dry thoroughly my images were stamped with black archival ink and the edges were distressed.
The inside was painted black and the whole thing was given a coat of gloss varnish.
the Match book was then folded and the small flap was stapled down.
I love the larger match book in the die, it's the ideal size to hold a gift card for a birthday treat or an ATC for a swap.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, 27 July 2015

even more notes ...

Hi all ...
Suzanne here on this rainy day.
I do hope you don't tire of this but I quite like to do notebooks at the moment. So here is another one, cover made with antiquing cream techniques:

front and back:

supplies used
writing on walls P3706NS 
compass circle J5607NS 
background stamp ledger SW S14010 

distress paint broken china  TH-TDD36319
black gesso CH-HSP31383 
Antiquing creams
titanium white DMM153-26 
raw umber DMM151-26 
patina green DMM152-26 
mixed media varnish ultra matte  DMM24-71 
stazon ink jet black and timber brown

These two are made with antiquing creams and basically those techniques shown by Andy Skinner:
I used a TH embossing folder for the front and gave the woman on the back a touch of colour with watercolour pencils after everything has been sealed; I also finished the cover off with a bit of blue and brown cream wax.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Please remember to join the fun on our de stempelwinkel stampers challenge blog.

Have a good week ...
Hugs, Suzanne xx

Sunday, 26 July 2015

a flower is...

gebruikte materialen :

distress inkt shadow lilac
adirondack stone washed - meadow
stazon stone gray

lotusbloem SW P05157

ik heb eerst de bloem gestempeld en afgeplakt
daarna de kaart afgeplakt en ingekleurd

Friday, 24 July 2015


Gebruikte materialen :
Werkwijze :
Maak achtergronden met papier en embossingfolders.
Kleur het papier met paint en vernis het.
Breng daarna de Antiquing creme aan en poets weer af.
Werk de kaart af met Rub-ons.
Stempel klokjes naar keuze, knip uit en plak op.
Bewerk het glas met Crackle glaze.
Stempel de teksten op stickerpapier en knip uit.
Groetjes Bea.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Fly Away Tag

Stamps Used:
The Air Balloon is from Steampunk 2 PlateSW 129
The Alphabet Stamp is The October Crow SW Q13051
Morning all, Mark here, and today I decided to use one of the Tando-creative media boards I made earlier this month in the step by step using the antiquing creams.
To finish the tag I cut some acetate to fit the board and stamped the images with black Stazon, once dry I flipped it over and using Decoart media fluid acrylics the Air Balloon was painted with shades of blue. Once dry a coat of white was added. This stops any of the translucency from being a problem.
The acetate was attached with an eyelet and hung with a suede string.
Thanks for topping by xx

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Travel Notebook

Hi all.
Suzanne here this morning, sharing a mini travel notebook.

supplies used
from plate 167 'large men' PLATESW167 
script from plate 107 'writing letters' NSPL107 
traveling man SW N06077 
flying man sm.  SW M06158
old windmill CP J286 

matte medium CH-HSP24927 
gesso 3024-32314 
stazon inkpad jet black 
media varnish ultra matte  DMM24-71
glimmer mist pearl
two small notebooks,one blank, one lined
cling foil

some details:

First I took the notebooks apart and arranged the pages anew, altering blank and lined pages and putting scraps of designpaper inbetween. 
I collaged more pieces of designpaper and scraps of old book pages onto the cover with matte medium, added a thin layer of gesso with a scraper.
Then I sprayed the glimmermist on cling foil, sprinkled some brusho onto it and wrapped it face down around the cover. When dry I stamped the script for a background, the other images were stamped separately onto cardstock (brusho background as described, I used the cling foil twice) resp. designpaper with printed travel theme.
Finally I mixed some matte varnish and a little water in a spray bottle and sealed the cover. For good measure I finally added another layer of the varnish with a brush.
In the end I assembled the pages and the cover, sewed them together and added a few beads and embellishments.
That's it.

Thanks so much for stopping by and please take a few minutes to visit  our de stempelwinkel stampers challenge blog and join the fun.

Huga, Suzanne xx

Monday, 20 July 2015



dit gebruik ik toch niet meer

bewerkt met distress paint en ArtDeco antiquing piant

Sunday, 19 July 2015


Good morning....
We are now onto
on the challenge blog...
You must please keep the emphasis on STAMPING.....
using a DE-STEMPELWINKEL stocked stamp as your main feature,
(please read through the rules on the sidebar)
you can create anything you wish....for example... a card, an ATC, art journal page,
3D item, altered art,home decor, tags to name but a few.

I have a couple of simple ATC's today,
just stamped, masked, over stamped, coloured and inked around the edges.


I do hope you'll join in this challenge....
so many possibilities with a TRAVEL theme.
Happy Sunday BDx

Saturday, 18 July 2015


Gebruikte materialen :
Wekwijze :
Beplak een kaart met zilverfolie en draai hem met een
embossingfolder door de Big Shot.
Druppel verschillende kleuren alcohol inkt
op de kaart en laat het uitlopen.
Als de inkt droog is, smeer de kaart in met zwarte verf, laat
het een beetje aandrogen en poets het er weer af.
Neem een schuurblokje en schuur totdat het zilver-
folie weer te zien is.
Stempel de dame met versamark op een stukje papier
en embos met zwart.
Kleur met alcohol inkt, knip de dame uit en plak op de kaart.
Groetjes Bea

Friday, 17 July 2015

Kaartje voor een muziekliefhebber

De achtergrond gestempeld met Archival jet black. Ook de muziekgroep is daarmee gestempeld. Gesponsd met blauw en groen. Op regenboogpapier geplakt, de muziekgroep verhoogd hierop. De letters gestempeld, uitgeknipt en daarna op een restje regenboog papier en weer uitgeknipt. Ook 3D opgeplakt.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

1 Hour craft challenge.

Stamps Used:
The Skull Tower is from Halloween 3 PlateSW 161
The Man On The Flying Bike is from SW N12084
The Wire Mesh and Paint Brushes are from Hard Ware Findings PlateSW 159
The Checker Pattern is from Diamonds and Decorations PlateCP 11
The Fish are from Animal Skeletons FASPLATE33
The Little Circle is from PlateCP 49
The Rain Drops are from Designs By Ryn Water Effects DBR/UM-M2
Morning all, Mark here and I am setting a little challenge just for fun.
It's a one hour craft make challenge. Create anything you like but it must be finished within the hour.
I wanted to try something that was more just quick fun, no real thought just complete randomness.
I started with a paper mache flower holder (sorry, no flowers for my pic).
A couple of base coats with Decoart's  tinting base for an undercoat drying with my heat gun.
Using their fluid acrylic Hansa Yellow and Napthol Red I added a couple of drops of each to the surface and blended them together to get the subtle shifts of orange.
A little spritz with the black and green acrylic misters to add some texture and more drying with the heat gun.
All the stamping was done with archival ink. As I was on a time crunch I just picked some of my fave stamps and just created an abstract collage of images.
The centre section was painted black and the edges were distressed with some archival ink and the whole piece was coated with a couple of coats of gloss varnish.
If you want to take part in the challenge I would love to see your results. You can share your projects on our FaceBook Page Here .
As always a great big thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Art Doll Puzzle

Vandaag heb ik het puzzelstuk weer heel anders gebruikt, ik heb er een quirky art doll van gemaakt. Hij is vrij basic gebleven, je kunt het natuurlijk helemaal naar je eigen smaak maken, met kleertjes en al.
Het lijf heb ik gemaakt met glimmermists en een masker. De handjes vervolgens geverfd met acrylverf, de swirl erop gestempeld met gouden brilliance inkt en knoopjes en glitters toegevoegd. Eyelets aangebracht om verbindingen te kunnen maken.

De klompjes had ik goud geverfd. Daarna heb ik ze gevuld met modelleerpasta en daar de 'voeten' in gedrukt om vast te zetten.

SW G09086 - Kleine swirl
G8203NS - Moon with face

Today I made an art doll with the puzzlepiece. I started with glimmermists and a mask. Then I added hands with paint, stamped with gold brilliance and added buttons, eyelets and glitter. The wooden shoes were painted gold before I put them on his 'feet' with some modelling paste.

Het gezicht met Archival gestempeld op een geverfde ondergrond. Dit uitgestansd en geplakt op een grotere stans uit stevig karton.

I stamped the face with Archival on a painted die cut.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

small chest of drawers

Hi and good morning all ...
I'm sharing a small chest of drawers I purchased at Act**n ;-) Its pieces are made from MDF ...


 supplies used
from plate 61 'go ask Alice' NSPL61
Alice collage Q6011NS 
Griffin Collage P6009NS 
rabbit messenger P6109NS 

gesso 3024-32314 
chalky finish paint 
stazon inkpad jet black

 The pieces are primed with gesso, painted with Decoart chalky finish, stamped with the images and sanded back.
Because the drawers were just plain white I used one of them as a template and made some from patterned paper. Finally I painted a few accents with acrylic paint.

Thanks for stopping by today and having a look. Please don't miss out our challenge over on the de stempelwinkel stampers challenge blog.

Hugs, Suzanne xx