Friday, 22 May 2015

Observations Tag

Stamps Used:
All The Stamps are from Science 2 FASPLATE 21
Decoart Antiquing Cream White
Morning all, Mark here and I have been playing with the Decoart media misters and was left with this rather spacey background which had me break out the Science 2 stamp set with loads of stamps that work with cosmic/science theme.
The periodic table was stamped first with black archival just for a bit of subtle background stamping,
I then used Versamark ink and frontage embossing powder, its an ivory white with gold flecks for the rest of the images. Using embossing powder on a dark background really helps the images stand out.
The tag was then sealed with some satin varnish.
Some eyelets were added along with some Tim Holtz bits, the word was hi lighted with Decoarts Antiquing Cream.
I will go into using the antiquing creams in my next monthly tutorial in a couple of months time ;)
Some beads were added to a piece of wire that was twisted to shape to resemble Atoms.
I used one of the acrylic misters that has a shimmer to it and with the satin varnish it really pops and sparkles in the light, sorry I can't quite catch it in the pics.
Thanks for stopping by xx.
If you have some time why not check out our challenge blog, we have new challenges every two weeks with prizes up for grabs. All the details can be found at the top of the side bar. We would love to see you over there.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Guardian Angel

Hi all, Suzanne here, shariing a mixed media panel with transfer technique on a self adhesive plastic sheet.

angel wings CP R503

gesso 3024-32314 
original rust OR100G 
stazon jet black 
matte medium CH-HSP24927 
decoart media chrackle paste DMM17
decoart ultra matte varnish DMM24-71 
versamark inkpad TS-VM001
antiquing cream carbon black DMM150-26
acrylic paints

This started as a panel that once was the backing of a photo frame. I primed it with gesso and added crackle paint all over after glueing down the image transfer. When dry I added a layer of acrylic paint, green blue and turquoise, followed by antiquing cream carbon black.
While I wiped back the antiquing cream I left kind of a blurred black border around the edges.
The letters are from wood, primed with gesso, rubbed with original rust, sealed with matte varnish and sponged with stazon black. 

The wings were heat embossed with black detail ep, coloures with bluegreen acrylic paint, wiped back and painted with metallic paint copper.
The small label was die cut with the resp. die, once from paper, once from an acrylic sheet. The latter was 'coloured' with AAI butterscotch.
Finally I assembled everything and added a heat embossed border.

Thanks so much for looking.
It you can spare the time please pay a visit to our de stempelwinkel stampers challenge and give it a try; there's always a chance to win something :-)

Hugs, Suzanne xx

Wednesday, 20 May 2015



de achtergrond gemaakt met bister

gestempeld met Stazon
Plate 36 Renaissance
swirl CP Q540

de swirl ingekleurd met bister

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

It's all SURREAL.

Good morning
I am here today reminding you that our SURREALISM challenge 
ends tomorrow at MIDNIGHT.
I have actually really started to enjoy this theme and think I may explore it more in the future.
Today  I have just a couple of small book pages to share with you.

Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. 
The aim was to "resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality."

I doubt i'll ever 'resolve my dreams and reality'.....


All the stamps used on the top page come from PLATE 10 COLLAGE #1
the ones listed below are available singularly
Page at the bottom..
The large sunburst background is available on
 PLATE 84 TAKE A WALK ON THE WILDSIDE NSPL84 as is the two masks stamp listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today... I do hope you'll enter our challenge... think its scared most folks away!

Monday, 18 May 2015

Edgar Allen Poe

Gebruikte materialen :
Alles staat op Plate 20 Writers

Werkwijze :
Breng met een stencil en pasta struktuur aan op de kaart.
Verf daarna met paint, breng de vernis aan en ga
er daarna over met Deco Art Antiquing Cream.
Poets voorzichtig af , met een babydoekje, en bewerk met Rub-ons.
Stempel de inktfles, pen en Allen Poe op apart papier en plak alles op.
Vernis alles nog een keer.

Groetjes Bea

Sunday, 17 May 2015


Ik heb met ditress inkt en de blendertool op glanskarton de kleuren aangebracht. Met water gesproeid en opgedept met keukenpapier. Daarna de fietsen gestempel, de kaders getekend en gedoodled. Daarna de vakjes afgedekt en de swirls gestempeld. Witte accenten met de sharpie.

I colored the background with distress ink on glossy cardstock. Sprayed a little with the mini-mister. Then i stamped the images and drawe the borders. Doodled a little. Then a masked the squares to stamp the swirls. Made accents with the sharpie.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

A Surreal Tile?

Stamps Used:
The Wire Mesh is from Hardware Findings 1 PLATESW 159
The Masks are from Take A Walk On The Wild Side NSPL84
Morning all, Mark. Our current challenge over on our New CHALLENGE BLOG has the theme 'Surreal' with that in mind I decorated a bisque tile. After a base coat of white acrylic paint I used the Decoart acrylic misters to get my splattered background.
The face was stencilled with Black Gesso, once dry I painted over the top with interference paint.
The mesh was stamped with black archival ink randomly and the masks were stamped with Versa mark ink with frontage embossing powder added.
Some Tim Holtz tape was added and a couple of coats of Satin Varnish to seal everything.
As always a great big thank you for stopping by, We would love to see you over at the challenge blog, there is a new theme every two weeks and there are vouchers up for grabs xx.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Piece of the Puzzle

Voor dit puzzelstuk wilde ik iets doen ofwel in Aziatische sfeer ofwel met de nieuwe stempel van de engel op de wereldbol. Maar zoals jullie zien krijg je weer heel andere ideeën wanneer je door je verzameling stempels struint.
Dit keer geen stap voor stap foto's omdat het proces eigenlijk zo snel ging dat ik daar geeneens tijd voor had.

NSPL71 - Plate 71 Winter Solstice
I used the following stamps of this plate/de losse stempels van deze plate die ik gebruikt heb:
C7106NS - Swirl
K7107NS - Celtic Shield
F7111NS - Celtic Sword
Q7109NS - Meditation
S7112NS - Sunset

CH-HSP31383 - Gesso zwart
432115 - Embossingpoeder black sparkle
SW-SUU32137 - Extra Thick Embossing Powder Bronze
SW-SUU32120 - Extra thick embossing powder black
BRMBRO - Brusho Mist Shimmering Bronze
PUZGR2 - Puzzelstukken groot

Ik ben begonnen met zwarte gesso en daaroverheen de Shimmering Spray van Brusho. Vervolgens de stempels met de zwarte glitter embossingpoeder. Hierna de achtergrond wat meer geprononceerd door wat extra brons aan te brengen met een metallic marker. Perfect pearls in brons zou hier ook mooi voor zijn.
Aan de rechterkant her en der wat extra dikke embossingpoederkorrels gestrooid en laten smelten.  Met lijm de mica flakes aangebracht en op de swirls wat parels in brons gemaakt.

I started with black gesso and sprayed the bronze brusho spray. The stampes were embossed with black sparkle embossing powder, notice that I've extended the embossed area at the left side, I added more bronze to the moon in the background with a metallic marker, you could easily use a bit of perfect pearls for this.
At the right side I dropped and melted some of the extra thick embossing powder and glued mica flakes. I also added bronze pearls with the perlen pen.

Ik heb vragen gekregen over de grootte van de puzzelstukken. Deze is ongeveer 24x13 cm. Als het je leuk lijkt om een workshop te volgen waarbij de puzzelstukken in een boekvorm verwerkt worden, kijk dan eens hier.
Voorbeelden van soortgelijke boekjes vind je hier, hier en hier.

Ook een workshop van één puzzelstuk in de stijl van de hier op het blog getoonde stukken behoort tot de mogelijkheden. Voor meer informatie kun je vrijblijvend contact opnemen met Jetske.


Because of the 36th birthday of RubberStampMadness they've got a nice give-away:
Vanwege de 36e verjaardag van RubberStampMadness is er een leuke cadeau aktie:

The first 36 people to contact RubberStampMadness Magazine get a free sample copy. Send your name and address along with this blog name to to be eligible.

Good luck! 

De eerste 36 mensen die contact opnemen met RubberStampMadness Magazine krijgen een gratis exemplaar. Stuur je naam en adres samen met de naam van dit blog naar om in aanmerking te komen.

                                                                           Veel geluk!

Thursday, 14 May 2015

modified lamp

Hi all.
Suzanne here and I'm sharing kind of a table lamp that I modified a bit.

supplies used
feather and face from plate 'the face is the icon ...' NSPL77
leo puzzles CP S575

brusho turqoise BRTURQ 
decoart media ultra matte varnish DMM24-71
stazon stone grey
aclylic paint cadmium orange

 I started by painting the lamp stand with orange acrylic paint; when dry I sealed it with ultra matte varnish and rubbed on a little bit of orange wax cream. It has already been quite 'shabby chic-style' and I love how this made the layer of paint turn out.
For the shade I dissolved some turquoise brusho in water and started spraying (out on the terrace, with the most wonderful sunshine to dry the shade :-)). I thought (and hoped) the spray would show a bit more uneven on the shade but somehow it spread quite smoothly.
Finally I stamped the shade with the images of women and assembled both pieces. That's it.
I hope you like this a little bit. Orange and turquoise is one of my favourite colour combos :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by ... please remember to pay a visit to our de stempelwinkel stampers challenge blog the lovely and most wonderful Black Dragon puts so much love and work into. I know the hallenge this fourtnight is a bit ... ah, well: very challenging ;-)
but I'm sure you're going to come up with something.

Have a great (fahter's)day ...
Hugs, Suzanne xx

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

landscape met alcoholinkt

 de kaart bewerkt met met alcoholinkt denim - mushroom en lettuce 

daarna gestempeld met stazon jet black
huis SW P14051
lucht stampscape 281F (gestempeld met denim)
spar stampscape 196F

Tuesday, 12 May 2015


We have a challenge for you over at 
this fortnights theme is
I've made two ATC's for today,
This one is DALI inspired...
 ... this one...just because I love donkey's !
I used pencils to colour in the images then using distress inks and torn paper 
I added inked in my backgrounds.
I hope you'll come and check out our challenge....
its a fun one...let your imagination run wild!
Thank you for stopping by today.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Home Baked

Gebruikte materialen :
Marker Dutch Dabbadoo 032 Geomatrick Tails
Werkwijze :
Stempel de vrouw op de kaart en maskeer deze.
Strooi wat Brusho op de kaart en besprenkel
deze met iets water.
Spons met een stencil en Aged Mahogany ook de randen.
Rub de maskeervloeistof af.
Maak 2 labels met tekst en mat deze.
Plak alles op de kaart.
Groetjes Bea

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Never ending card


Het achtergrond papier besproeid met dylusions. Daarna de stempels van Ryn erop gestempeld met stazon. Met de sharpie witte accenten gemaakt. Daarna de basiskaart beplakt met de stukken achtergrondpapier. Op aquarelpapier de bloemen gestempeld en ingekleurd met distress inkt en de waterbrush. Uitgeknipt en opgeplakt. Dit zijn vier kanten van de kaart, er zijn nog vier kanten, maar die moet je maar in de winkel komen kijken.

I made background paper by spraying on craftpaper with dylusions. When dry i stamped with stazon and the stamps from Ryn. Made white accents with the sharpie pen. Then i cut the paper to fit the base card. I stamped the flowers on aquarelpaper and colored with distress ink and a waterbrush. Cut out and glued down. This are only 4 sides of the card, for the other 4 sides come and visit the store and see for youself.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

accordian booklet from playing cards

Good morning to you ...
Suzanne here and I'm sharing an accordion booklet.
I'm so very, very sorry that I'm late again ... I had to stay longer at work this week because of an assessment and we have our annual funfair at our doorstep. My kids are with the scouts so I had to sew on patches, bake cakes and mix together a few salads ...  I could have split up into at least four persons these days. But now it's getting more quiet again.
Sorry again.

supplies used
from plate 29 art doll partys FASPLATE29
eyes tested SW P12129 
and various others which I don't know the name of right now.
the little imp, the small bike and the fly are giveaways
 from Jetske at fairs I visited

gesso black CH-HSP31383 
ultra matte varnish
matte medium CH-HSP24927
gesso white 3024-32314 
stazon timber brown
and jet black 

Basically I've been inspired by this video but I used different stuff and techniques.
I gessoed the cards first, after taping them together. Like Brian inn the video I applied different acrylic paints with a pelette knife, but I added tape from the hardware store, decoart dimensional effects, an Andy Skinner stencil, tyvek, washi tape, decoart spray misters ... and lots and lots of heat and a bit bubbling.
For the decoupage thing I thought I'd use some of my neglected (but not less loved) stamps from Jetske and I stamped them onto paper hankies.
I so love how the background of the cards turned out, the texture and the colours.

I hope you like it  bit, too.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend all of you. Please don't miss out our new challenge over on the de stempelwinkel stampers challenge blog.

Hugs, Suzanne xx

Friday, 8 May 2015

Real Love Is Forever, Heart

Stamps Used:
The Skeletons are from SW11052
The Phrase 'Real Love Is Forever' is from Halloween 3 Plate 161
Morning all, Mark here and I am sharing a wooden heart today. The heart was painted with Decoart Fluid Acrylics.
The phrase is from my all time favourite movie 'The Crow' and who doesn't love a skeleton ;)
thanks for stopping by xx

Wednesday, 6 May 2015


Good morning.....
Have you checked out our challenge over at
No? Well..... you only have a couple of days left to enter...
our theme is 
so with this in mind I had a play with some clay,
I made 3x3inch square tiles and,
one that turned out a little smaller about 3''x 2 1/2 ''
These will make nice wall hangers or even fridge/memo board magnets...
I'm all for making relatively cheap, unique gifts.
I used the flower part of 'WATCHING THE FLOWERS' stamp to fill in all the black spaces on all but 
the top right tile.
top left JULIA  N5609NS
bottom left COLLAGE XVI P5005NS
top right HEARTBROKEN Q7901NS
bottom right WATCHIN THE FLOWERS P7902NS

I do hope you'll find time to join in our challenge....
please come and check out the entries we already have,
unique and inspiring everyone of them.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Lady in Blue

Gebruikte materialen :
Zwarte Acrylverf
Werkwijze :
Maak een achtergrond met een embossingfolder.
Verf deze met zwart en ga er daarna over met Deco
Art Antiquing creme Patina Green.
Poets er weer wat verf af en smeer er hier en daar wat Rub-ons over.
Stempel de dame op een apart stukje papier, kleur
iets in met Memento Teal Zeal en spons ook de randen.
Plak de dame verhoogd op met foamblokjes en mat de kaart op wit.
Groetjes Bea

Monday, 4 May 2015

Wierd Science Canvas Board

Stamps Used:
The Clown on the Left is from FAS G0401
The Rest of the Stamps are from Science 2 FASPLATE 21
Morning all, Mark here and I have been playing with some Brusho's today on a piece of canvas board.
I lightly misted the board and sprinkled the Brusho's, (yellow, turquoise and a little black) spritzed a little more to get the colours to run and blend, at this point I laid some kitchen towel over the top to mop up the water leaving a paler background.
I started with the clown heads, I love how creepy these guys are, they lead me to choose the other stamps to just add to the weird factor ;)
I used Archival ink pads for my stamping, Black, Sepia and Vermilion.
As the Brusho's would remain active if the got wet, and would run/mix if I used a liquid varnish I used Clear embossing powder to seal the surface, as the powder melts it still reacts a little with the Brusho's and softens things up whilst brining out the colours and making them pop a little more.
Thanks for stopping by xxx

Sunday, 3 May 2015


Hi all and a good morning to you.
It's Suzanne here and I'm sharing a piece with two of the antiquing creams Jetske has new in her shop.

supplies used
stamps FAS Q3302

gesso black CH-HSP31383
crackle paste white DMM17
antiquing cream
titanum white DMM153-26 and
carbon black DMM150-26
matte varnish DMM24-71
inkpad white brilliance

I purchased a frame with a great detailed dragonfly in it, white on black. That inspired me to alter the frame, but use a similar centerpiece. So I chose the fish skeletons and stamped them with brilliance white.
The frame was primed with black gesso, then painted with different shades of green/blue acrylic paints. For the frame I painted black antiquing cream over the acrylic paint (you don't need much, it goes a long way ...) and titanum white onto the inner frame. When dry I gingerly wiped the cream back with a damp cloth, just a bit damp, not too wet.
Finally everything was sealed with matte varnish.

Thanks so much for stopping by ...
Please don't miss the challenge on the de stempelwinkel stampers challenge blog.

Have a great Sunday. 
Hugs, Suzanne xx

Saturday, 2 May 2015


met een embossingmal een kaart gemaakt
ondergrond  met Distress paint Black soot  bewerkt
daarna Deco art antiquing cream patina green erover
voorzichtig erover poetsen met sponsje of babydoekje
deco art ultra-matte varnish erover

de kaart gescheurd en de randen met inkt bewerken
de vrouw Q4902NS stempelen met stazon
engelse tekst plate 157
de achtergrond bewerken met een stencil

de stukken kaart opplakken

Friday, 1 May 2015

Scheerschuim met distress paint. Shaving cream with distress paint.

Hoi allemaal, vandaag is het mijn beurt om de tutorial van de maand te maken. Het is geen nieuwe techniek, maar wel één die erg leuk is.
Hi all, today it is my turn to make the monthly tutorial. It is not a new one, but one who is very nice to do.

Dit is wat je nodig hebt;
een lage bak waar je tag in past
creditkaart of schraper
distress paint

This is what you need;
small tin where your tags fit in
shaving cream
credit card
distress paint

Doe een laagje cream in je bak, maak het met de creditcard glad. Druppel verschillende kleurtjes op de schuim. LET OP wel goed schudden, en denk om de kleine kogel in de fles, niet eruit schenken.
Put a layer of cream in your tin, make it flat with the credit card. Let small drops of paint fall on the cream. ATTENTION shake the bottle before and keep the small bullit in the bottle.

Ga er met het stokje door tot er een leuk patroon ontstaat.
Stirr with the stick until you created a nice patern.
Leg de tag op de creme en druk redelijk stevig aan.
Put your tag on the cream and puss it in the paint-mix.
Voorzichtig op tillen
Lift it carefully
Schraap met de credit card de schuim van je tag, de verf blijft op het papier. Even laten drogen.
Get the cream of your tag with the credit card, the paint will stay on the paper. Let it dry for a while.
Ik heb zes tags en vier kaartje geverfd in de zelfde bak, allemaal anders, wel steeds lichter en meer gemengd.
I painted 6 tags and 4 cards with the same mixture, all different and getting lighter in the end.

Veel plezier en probeer dit zeker thuis.
Have fun and do try this at home.