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

Saturday, 23 August 2014

De achtergrond met Distress paint bewerkt, daarna met Archival inkt gestempeld.

oude auto's SW Q06155
business associates P 9309NS
stonefloor Q 5414NS

Friday, 22 August 2014

Fairy altered book part 2.

Last Saturday I shared the 1st half of my little fairy altered book...
today i'll show the rest... here is the front cover once again...
inside, again I have  masked circles to write notes in on alternate pages.
 Promarkers and coloured pencils were used to colour the stamped images and the backgrounds.
 The back cover, below, has space to add a date etc.

Thanks for stopping by BDx

Thursday, 21 August 2014


Gebruikte materialen:

Neem een stencil naar keuze en spons deze met
Memento Desert Sand op de kaart.
Spons de randen ook met Desert sand.
Stempel tevens de bloem met dezelfde kleur
1x op de kaart.
Stempel daarna de bloem met Brilliance Lavendel
2x op de kaart.
Spons ook de randen een beetje met deze kleur.
Stempel de tekst Beterschap ook met Lavendel.
Mat de kaart op bijpassende kleuren.

Groetjes Bea

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Vakantie tag / holiday tag.

Ik heb een grote tag gesneden uit creme karton. Ik heb de landkaart met versa mark gestempeld en clear geëmbost. Daarna heb ik de tag met distress inkt gesponsd, schoongeveegd met een tissue zodat de inkt van de geëmboste landkaart verdwijnt. Met bruine stazon heb ik de andere stempels er overheen gestempeld. Met zwarte stazon de vlinders op een restje alcoholpapier en uitgeknipt. Een strookje papier gesponsd met de zelfde kleuren als de tag en de tekst geschreven met de sharpie, uitgeknipt en opgeplakt. De vlinders verhoogd op de tag geplakt. De randen gesponsd met bruin.

I cut a big tag out of vanilla cardstock. I stamped the landkaart with versa mark and clear embossed it. I spunged with distress ink and wiped with a tissue so the landkaart showed. Then i stamped the other stamps with brown stazon all over it. I stamped the butterflies on a left-over-alcohol-paper en cut out. I colored a piece of paper with the same spunges and wrote the text with the shapie, cut it out and glued it on the tag. The butterflies are glued with 3D tape on the tag. Spunged the edges with brown.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

A Shabby Leafy Picture


Stamps used:

Well its been one if those days here today,Internet has died so I am in a coffee shop worrying this post on my phone as the laptop will not pick up the wifi. 
Mark here and I have a shabby leafy picture frame that I picked up from ikea. 
The Grange was distressed with Decoart chalk paints and stamped with the Dyan reaveley leaf stamp. The leaves were painted with fluid acrylics. 
The insert piece is a trando creative media board coloured with gelatoes and stamped with the maple leaf image
image.the gaps between the leaves were painted with the turquoise fluid acrylic.
Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully the links to the stamps will be added soon xc

Monday, 18 August 2014

a little gift

Good morning to all of you out there in blogland ...
It's Suzanne here again this surprisingly dry morning, sharing a wooden bobbin with a linen ribbon.

stamps from plates
PLATESW91 nature ornamental forms
PLATESW89 microscopic artforms plants
and PLATESW148 silhouettes

StazOn inkpads midi
chalk paints

Sometimes there are people you just don't have any idea what to give them as gifts for their birthdays. I know a few of them :-) And I wanted to make something with those wooden spools that sometimes come with those gorgeous linen ribbons - or vice versa.
So I sanded one of them a little to make it a tad smoother - but not too smooth because I didn't want to cover the wooden look and feel completely. Afterwards I painted it with a few layers of chalk paint, sanded them back, and stamped the image. Several smaller images were stamped onto the ribbon with stazon inkpads and finally I put the ribbon back onto the reel.
So, I hope the addressee can do something with it, embellish another present for example. I don't have an idea how to use the spool itself so far, but that's up to the recipient then :-)

As always, thank you so very much for your visit. It's very appreciated.
Have a great week everyone and please stop by again any other day to have a look at the stunning works of the DT, thanks.
Hugs, Suzanne xx

Sunday, 17 August 2014


Een label kan tenslotte allerlei vormen hebben...

eifeltoren  SW P10017
galerie Le Rêve CP Q506
Henriëtte SW P07073

Het torso geknipt en gesponst , daarna op apart papier de onderdelen gestempeld en uitgeknipt,
gemat op donkerbruin en met randje uitgeknipt.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Fairy Altered book Part 1.

Good morning,
I, BD, have a pretty altered board book to share today.
I have kept the colours soft and muted....
Front cover... I have left a space at the top for someone's name to be added.
 I masked off a circle in the center of every other page so that notes can be jotted in there.

 I used a mixture of promarkers and coloured pencils to colour the images and background.

On my next turn you'll see the rest of the book.
Thanks for stopping by BDx

Friday, 15 August 2014

Sierlijk schrijven

Deze kaart heb ik voor de Craftorij Zomerchallenge,
opdracht 17,  gemaakt.
Gebruikte materialen :
De achtergrond gemaakt met Bister, daarna de tekst stempelen en
met een stempelliniaal de hand op de juiste
plaats stempelen.
Kaart matten op zwart.
Groetjes Bea

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Landschap met paint en de de nieuwe stempels.

Op een kaart, gesneden van Manila cardstock, heb ik met paint op de craftsheet de achtergrond gemaakt. Goed gedroogd met de heatgun en daarna met archival jet black de stempels afgedrukt. Weer goed drogen en met paint en een waterbrush de bomen, de koeien en het water nog extra gekleurd. Gemat op wit.

I made the background with paint on the craftsheet. I used a piece of Manila cardstock. I dried it with the heatgun and then i stamped the scene with archival jet black. Again i dried it with the heatgun. With a waterbrush and paint i painted the trees, the cows and the water.

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

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

A Large Peg

Stamps Used:
The Lovely Lady is from FS25 Lillypond & Flowers
The Flowers are from FS25 Lillypond & Flowers
The Script on the side is from Burning Hearts Plate 56

Thanks for stopping by, Mark here and I am sharing a large peg this morning.This is one of those pegs that is big enough to act as a paper weight and not clip and will sit happily on a desk.
After a base coat of white paint I used the Decoart Fluid Acrylics to add my colour, I thought I would go for a brighter than usual feel and after a base of Yellow I used a wash of magenta to add the paint runs.
The images were stamped with archival black ink, The lady fits perfectly and I used part of the chrysanthemum stamp from the same set, just masking of the main part of the peg.
The edges were swiped with archival ink and a finishing coat of Satin Varnish helped bring out the colours.
Sorry for the bad pics, we have had a fair bit of rain recently and the lighting in my flat is terrible for taking pics.
As always a great big thankyou for stopping by. Head back tomorrow for something new from our DT xxx

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

bookmarks to abandon ...

Hi all, I hope you have a great week so far ;-)
It's Suzanne here again, sharing two bookmarks.

supplies used
(for the more feminine one)
Mercedes EI M1449
thinking N3703NS
background eye SW S14012
background French text SW S14011

for the masculine one
man with eyepatch SW R14003 from plate large men  PLATESW167
air bicycle SW P11009

StazOn stone grey 
distress ink pads evergreen bough
acrylic paints
ranger stickles diamond GG-SGG17028
sharpie writing pen 1742663 
various stencils
watercolor pencils
gelli printing plate

Both backgrounds are gelli prints from my stash.
For the first one I used an additional stencil and acrylic paint to sponge a few more patterns, the background stamp with the eye and small areas of the French script stamp. The images are stamped separately on white cardstock and colored with distress paint, watercolor pencils, and lumiere paint plus a bit of stickle glue on the wings. Since I don't have a good book stamp I tried to draw one on my own LOL

Here I masked the bigger circle of the gelli print and stamped the air bicycle, the guy with the eyepatch again is stamped separately - on a different gelli print with quite some silver acrylic paint on it - and fuzzy cut. Finally I added some splatters of lumiere paint with a paint brush:

I love the shimmer ...

In the area of our local swimming pool they set up an old telephone booth to provide a mini library with free books to borrow and swap. So I decided to make a few bookmarks and leave them there ... I hope they are used and a little bit appreciated by someome.

That's it for today. Thank you ever so much for taking the time to stop by and I hope you like them a bit.

Hugs, Suzanne xx

Monday, 11 August 2014


Van de nieuwe plate...

Zonnebloem groot SW Q14026/174
zonnebloem klein SW N14027/174
bijen E4414NS
NOF rand SW G09065

de grote zonnebloem op wit papier gestempeld ,
 de bijen en onderrand gestempeld en ingekleurd met distressinkt.
daarna gemat op glanspapier.

De onderkaart bestempeld met de kleine zonnebloemen en gekleurd en ook gemat op glanspapier.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Sherlock ATC

Happy Sunday...
today I have a small simple project to share...
an ATC for a friend who saw a similar one I made a long time ago.
I kept it pretty simple, with just a hint of colour.
I stamped and cut out my images and adhered them onto a distressed 
union jack flag. The magnifying glass was fussy cut then stuck onto acetate 
so that it actually looks as if its glass.
POSTER STUDY IN SCARLET SW Q11020 ( just the top)
Thanks for stopping by.