Tuesday, 16 September 2014


Gebruikte materialen :
Embossing Diffuser Tim Holtz
Werkwijze :
Plak metaalfolie op een kaart, draai deze met een embossingfolder door de Big Shot, MAAR gebruik ook de Tim Holtz Diffuser. Stempel de trein en embos deze met embossingpoeder zwart. Breng dan de Gesso zwart aan over de hele kaart. Laat dit even iets aandrogen en poets het er weer af. Doe dit 1 of 2 keer. Werk de kaart af door te matten op zilver en zwart.
Groetjes Bea

Monday, 15 September 2014

Vrouwenkaart / ladiescard.

De achtergrond gekleurd met de distress inkt, toen het droog was met een stencil en paint de spikkels gemaakt. Daarna met de stazon de ornamenten erop gestempeld. De poster en de vlinders apart gestempeld en uitgeknipt en op de kaart geplakt.

Colored the background with distress ink, when dry i made the dots with paint and a stencil. Then i stamped the ornaments with stazon iris. I stamped the poster and the butterflies on glossy cardstock and cut out. Glued them on the background.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Shabby Chic Numbered Distressed Pie Crust Table

Stamps Used:
The Numbers are from Plate 168 Grote Cijfers

Thanks for stopping by,Mark here and  I'm sharing a quick Step by Step for this heavily distressed Pie Crust table accented with numbers from De Stempelwinkel.
I used the Decoart chalk paints for the table and stamping.

Using an electric sander I took the worst of the lose flaky wax/varnish off.

I wanted as nice strong red for my base so two coats of Romance were applied and once dry the electric sander came back out.

One thin coat of Delicate was applied and then some more sanding back.
Stamping with paint can give you great results and works best on pieces like this rather than inks.

spread a thin but even layer of paint across your craft sheet.
When using numbers or letters I use an acrylic block with a grid system to help keep things as straight as I can, I also used some stencil tape to give me a straight edge to stamp up to.

Once dry the numbers were given a light sanding just to take the stark look away.
The table was finished with a couple of coats of soft touch varnish to give a beautifully soft finish.

A quick shot before the numbers were added.

Thanks as always for stopping by.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

off to Mekka ...

Hello alll,
it's Suzanne here, sharing an altered cork tablet.

supplies used
from plate 167 large men PLATESW167
script stamp from plate 107 writing letters NSPL107 
plate 168 large numbers PLATESW168

various distress paints 
self carved stamps
multi medium matte CH-HSP24927

This has been a breakfast tablet once.
First I covered it with gesso and applied various distress paint with a sponge. Then I used an alphabet from a calligraphy book and transferred it to the background, coloured in with distress paint again and outlined with black pen.
The man and the numbers were stamped separately onto tissue paper and adhered with multi medium matte. In the end I stamped areas of the script stamp and sponged the edges with stazon brown timber.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I'm off to the Mekka stamp fair now ...
Have a great weekend everyone,
hugs, Suzanne xxx

Friday, 12 September 2014

Stampbord spotlights

spotlight op de nieuwe stempels +  ......

dit keer een designersamenwerking.

Het stampbord van Ineke de rest van mij.

de stempels zijn van plate 176 - 177 en 178

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Tags for my fatbook page.

Good morning,
Its the dragons turn again today to share a stamped project with you.
At the end of August I showed you a collage fatbook page.
I decided it needed 'more' so I matted and layered it to include secret pockets to hold tags.
These are the 4 tags...
 .... here they are in their hidden pockets....
although they do push in further with only the tabs showing.

The images are just stamped and lightly coloured...then matted onto black card.
I think it makes a far more interesting fatbook page now.
on the lightest tag
on the smallest tag
on the web tag
front tag
Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Tag Tim Holtz September

Gebruikte materialen :
Gloss Papier
Breng met een stencil versamark aan op een  stukje Glossy Paper ( Ranger ) en strooi
              er clear embossingpoeder op en verhit dit. Breng daarna een lichte kleur alcohol inkt               aan op je craftsheet en haal het kaartje er doorheen.Stempel de tekst en de vrouw,              kleur enkele stukjes papier met alcohol inkt en bestempel deze met een tekst.
          Pons daarna vlinders en plak ze op. Kleur ook een stukje lint met alcohol inkt en plak het kaartje op een tag.
Groetjes Bea

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Herfst / autumn

Ik heb eerst met vier kleuren adirondack de achtergrond gemaakt op wit papier. Daarna met timberbrown Stazon alles gestempeld. Met de cut-n-dry pen-nibs en adirondack ingekleurd.

I started with the background, using 4 colors of adirondack. Then i stamped the images with Stazon timberbrown. I colored with cut-n-dry pen-nibs and adirondack.

Deze kaart doet mee met de challenge op craft-a-scene voor de maand september. Thema; Herfst.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Prophesies Tag

Stamps Used:
All The Images are from Plate56 Prophecies

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are all keeping well? Mark here, and today I am sharing a mixed media tag.
The media board was painted white to give a nice clean base for my colours, I then used Gelatoes for the back ground. I scribbled where I wanted the colours, I used orange, yellow and the bright pink, the colours were softly blended together with a tiny amount of water and a foam applicator.
I used archival ink for my stamping, red and black to add some depth.
I finished off by distressing the edges with black archival ink and added the eyelets.
Again, thanks for stopping by,xxx.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

it's coming ...

Good morning all ...
I feel a bit guilty ... now we have two or three sunny days still and my thoughts are already wandering ahead of time which passes by quickly enough.
But  after Halloween is beforee Halloween, don't you agree?
So I made a frame for a stamped 'picture'.

supplies used
from plate 56 (cherry pie) the ancient cemetery PLATECP56
plate 42 dark night (cherry pie) PLATECP42
plate 52 dark boundaries (cp) PLATECP52
cemetery CP G273

die on the edge graveyard  SX-TH658243
die on the edge iron gate
distress ink pads
multi medium matte CH-HSP24927
peeled paint, bundled sage, broken china,
weathered wood, iced spruce,
faded jeans, victorian velvet, black soot,
dusty concord, walnut stain
watercolour pencils
acrylic paints
bird sand
modeling paste

Okay, let's see ... what did I do to the frame ...
I bought it some time ago at a €-shop and it had some structure on it already. The frame has been primed with grey acrylic paint and sealed afterwards. Then I added some modeling paste mixed with birdsand to achieve the sand-structure in some areas. Some more paint was added, dark green, dark grey, crackle paint brushed pewter, and a wash of black acrylic paint. Let dry thoroughly inbetween the layers. When it had dried I sanded the frame back in various spots.
The background for the 'pic' was done with distress ink pads on the craft mat and water. I collected different Halloween images to stamp and mask and tried to create a graveyard scene.
While everything sat to dry I die cut the iron gate and the graveyard from corrugated cardboard, embossed them with different powders, rust and aged silver among them, and added a few washes of acrylic paint. Pieces of both die cuts were adhered in front of the scene.

Thanks so very, very much for stopping by and paying a visit.
Next time I'll try something more 'indian summer like', promised ;-D

Have a great Sunday all of you
Hugs, Suzanne x

Friday, 5 September 2014


Hope you are all enjoying some September sunshine,
we in the UK have had a major improvement in our weather since the children returned
to school.
I have been playing with clay and stamps again, 
this started out as a plain wooden heart...with a magnetic strip on the back.
I rolled out some clay and stamped various cogs into it.
I cut it roughly to size.... then baked it.

 Once baked and cool i adhered it to the wooden heart and cut it to fit...then sanded the edges smooth.
I painted it with black distress paint, then dabbed on some brown paint.
Once completely dry I used a liberal amount of ORIGINAL RUST to bring out the detail,
 then I added some tiny real watch cogs using just a tiny amount of glue to hold them.
 NUTS AND BOLTS... various from the plate. PP77
Thanks for stopping by today... there'll be another stamped project for you tomorrow.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

In vogelvlucht

Gebruikte materialen :

Gebruikt papier is Gloss van Ranger.
Maak de lucht met verschillende kleuren
Distress Inkt : Shattered Straw
                 Wild Honey
                 Rusty Hinge
                        Aged Mahogany
                          Seedles Preserves
                          Spice Marmelade
               Black Soot
Gebruik hiervoor de Styles tool.
Stempel daarna met Stazon black de vogels en bomen.
Plak wel een cirkel af voor de zon !!!!

Groetjes Bea

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Verjaardagskaarten / birthdaycards.

Met de navullingen druppels op de crafsheet gemaakt, iets water gesproeid en daar de voorgesneden kaarten opgelegd. Goed gedroogd en met een masker en witte inkt de rondjes gemaakt. Daarna met zwart de swirls en de libellen gestempeld. De tekst op een strook vellum gestempeld en vastgeplakt. Gemat op bijpassend karton.

I made the backgrounds with the refills, drops on the craftsheet, sprayed water and put the cards on the ink. Dryed it with the heattool, made dots with a mask and white ink. The i stamped the dragonflies and the swirls with black. The sentiment is stamped on vellum. Glued on matching cardstock.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Live In The Surreal Art Journal Pages

Stamps Used:
The Little Circles and Squares are from Diamonds and Decorations Plate11
Dali's Face, The Cello People and the phrase Surrealistic Art are from Dali Plate13
The Cross is from Prophecies Plate54
Stencils from the Crafters Worksop and Andy Skinner.

Morning, Mark here and I am still playing with the new Decoart acrylic paint sprays and this time I decided to do a double page in my art journal, this is the larger Dyan Reaveley Journal.
I base coated my pages with white acrylic paint and then using a couple of stencils and the sprays created my background, the blush pink is from Pan pastels. All the images have been stamped with black archival ink and the words are from one of the Tim Holtz sticker packs.
Both pages have then been sealed with a satin varnish, this is one of the advantages of using the paint sprays, the do not reactivate when you want to seal or varnish the surface, the colours also will not bleed into each other leaving the lovely spray patterns.
As always, thanks you for stopping by xxxx.

Monday, 1 September 2014



de achtergrond gemaakt met Adirondack inkt denim en meadow

gebruikte stempels
country pad CP L345
zwaluwen SW P13083
Oak branch 203 G
leliegras 295 C
eiken en mist 224 F

Sunday, 31 August 2014


Het is weer tijd voor een techniektag. Dit keer heb ik enkel foto's van het eindresultaat gemaakt, het is dan ook niet zo heel ingewikkeld.
Ik heb voor de verandering gestempeld met melk. Ik had er al eerder wat over gelezen en toen ik dus wat gecondenseerde melk (gewoon uit de supermarkt) overhad, ben ik het gaan uitproberen.

Je brengt de melk aan op je stempel met een sponsje, drukt de stempel af, laat even rusten op het papier en gaat vervolgens met je heat gun de afdruk verhitten. Afgezien van visioenen van zalige toetjes door de vrijkomende geur, kan dit geen kwaad, De melkafdruk wordt een mooie caramel kleur waarvan de intensiteit varieert door de tijd dat je de boel verhit. Dat duurt trouwens flink langer dan bij bijvoorbeeld embossen.

Vervolgens laat je het afkoelen en uitharden en klaar is je melk afdruk. Ik heb het op de eerste tag gecombineerd met bister op de achtergrond en wat stempelafdrukjes. De tweede tag heb ik nog niet verder afgemaakt, daar heb ik dezelfde stempel ook met distress inkt op gebruikt.

CP G226 - Magic happens
PLATECP14 - Plate 14 Magick (the small fairy is not sold separately)
EI E1203 - Romeo
DR - Basic backgrounds
DR - Doodle Parts

For this tag I stamped with condensed milk. You could also try normal milk but condensed milk is much thicker and therefore easier to use.
Just use a sponge to apply it to your stamp. stamp and let rest on the paper for a while and then heat with the heat gun. Be patient and the milk will turn a lovely caramel (and smell like it too!) The depth of the colour will vary with heating time.
On the first tag I combined the milk stamping with bistre and a few stamps and on the second tag I sued the same background stamp not only for the milk technique but also with normal distress ink. Not yet sure how I'll finish that one. 

Saturday, 30 August 2014


Hi and hello everyone.
I, Suzanne, must deeply and sincerely apologize for being so late ... again.
My dog ate the homework ... ah, no, that's the wrong excuse - my son wrecked my internet connection. True. Long story.
Okay, it's not much I'm sharing today, the waiting doesn't really pay off, obviously LOL
But I reassure you I tried very hard and did my best :-)
I have two ATCs on which I tried embossing and watercolouring.

angel statue CP Q543
Raffaello's cherub CP N403
trees with crows  CP Q450

versamark ink pad TS-VM001
TH waterbrush  TIP33080
Distress ink pads
peeled paint, scattered straw, tattered rose, vintage photo,
bundled sage, weathered wood, iced spruce, tumbled glass,
victorian velvet, black soot
embossing powder silver detail  EMBSILDET

I stamped the images with versamark embossing ink and heat embossed them with ep silver. Then I tried to colour them in with distress ink pads, a waterbrush and lots of water. I have seen quite some crafty bloggers doing this and it looks gorgeous! Unfortunately I'll have to practice a lot :-D

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for your patience.
Have a great weekend everyone
hugs, Suzanne xx

Friday, 29 August 2014



toch weer een art journal page

pagina bewerkt met gesso , daarna met een sheet wat  pasta opgebracht
daarna bespoten met inkt

gebruikte stempels
TIJD   SW F06118

Thursday, 28 August 2014


Some of you might have realised that I, BD, am a complete E.A.Poe nut!
I love his poetry and almost all of his stories.
This 4''x4'' fatbook page I have titled 
 Everything has been stamped and masked... all 7 images ended up masked.
 I kept the colours muted to go with the ethereal feel of the piece.
To make the back ground I stamped the words 
'' All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream''
over and over again.... filling in all the unmasked space.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Tag Tim Holtz Augustus

Gebruikte materialen :
Tissue tape
Plak enkele strookjes tissue tape op een tag,
stempel wat teksten her en der.
Stempel ook de man.
Maak met een stencil en struktuurpasta
een patroon en wat cijfers.
Breng de distress stains kleuren : Evergreen Bough,
Rusty hinge, Stormy sky en Iced pruce aan op
je craftsheet en haal je tag er door heen.
Spons met het TCW Stencil wat figuurtjes
op je tag.
Niet een stukje filmstrip op je tag en plak het
klokje, de pen en de tandwieltjes erop.
Groetjes Bea.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Spotlight met Stampboard

SW  R 14029 Bomen bij de sloot

Ik heb de bomen en de schapen op glanskarton gestempeld met Stazon. Daarna de schapen op het stampbord, en ingekleurd met adirondack. De zijkant van het stampbord is zwart gemaakt.

I stamped the scene with Stazon on glossy paper and on stampbord. I colored the stampbord with adirondack and made the sides black.

Deze kaart doet mee met de challenge van Craft a Scene.

Monday, 25 August 2014

A Funky Door Hanger

Stamps Used:
The Masks and Lizards are from Plate 84 Take A Walk On The Wild Side
The Script is from SW14011
The Paint Brushes are from Hardware Findings Plate 159

Morning all and thanks so much for stopping by.Mark here and I have a door hanger for my make today.
I base coated the wooden hanger with a couple of coats of white acrylic paint, I then used the new Paint Spritzers from the media range from decoart. The images were stamped with black archival ink and the edges were also darkened with some archival ink. The hanger was finished off with a coat of satin varnish so really help bring out the colours xx
Thanks for stopping by xx

Sunday, 24 August 2014

fanfold mini album

Hi all, it's me, Suzanne, sharing a fanfold mini album this Sunday.
I purchased a blank little album a long time ago and unearthed it these days.

from plate writing letters NSPL107
Leonardo da Vinci PLATECP02
backgrounds 3  PLATESW170
backgrounds 4 PLATESW171
clockface CP D150 

embossing powder clear 432100
distress paint rusty hinge TH-TDD36432
picket fence TH-TDD36425
and broken china TH-TDD36319
distress ink pads rusty hinge
antique linen and
versamark ink pad TS-VM001
StazOn ink pad timber brown
TH stencils bubbles and stripes
ink blending tool RI-IBT40965

First I primed the cardboard covers of the mini album with a layer of gesso and pressed a piece of corrugated cardboard into it to create a pattern. Then I dabbed distress paint broken china, rusty hinge, and picket fence on my craft sheet, sprayed it with water and pressed the booklet into it.

I heat embossed the image from the Leonardo da Vinci plate (above right) with clear powder mixed with walnut stain and vintage photo embossing powder. The second image in the center has just been stamped with stazon timber brown. Finally I added some stamp images (listed above) to the background and dabbed some distress paint through the bubble stencil. Another image from the da Vinvi plate was stamped on the back cover. I blended a little distress ink antique linen inbetween the paint so that the contrast with the white gesso wouldn't be so sharp.
I used the same technique, but with distress ink pads, on the inside pages of the mini album:

Random parts of the images listed above were stamped on the background and I sponged through the stripes and the bubbles stencil.
You can see how the paints and ink pad colours differ from each other :-)

Thanks so very much for taking the time to stop by today. Be assured your visit is highly appreciated.
Have a great day everyone.

Hugs, Suzanne xx