Saturday, 28 February 2015

altered paper box

Still going though all my crafty supplies I found a very ugly box and you know me - I just could not leave it that way. And not having used my beloved Alice stamps for a while and idea was quickly born.



I colored the box first with gesso and then used all kinds of distress inks for colors. Some water spritzing and I had the background.


Friday, 27 February 2015

Senery kaart

Meadow lg. 057 G
Crooked limb 097 E
Mossy rocks 321 F
Reeds lg. 068 D
Dog walk 227 A


Ik heb eerst de kleur op de kaart gemaakt met brusho, daarna de afbeelding met Archival inkt gestempeld.

I made the colors on the background with brusho, after it was dry i stamped the senery with Archival ink.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Caution 3x3 Canvas Board




Stamps Used:
The Fish are from Animal Skeletons FASPLATE33
 
Morning and thanks for stopping by. Mark here and today I have a 3x3 canvas board, its about the same size as a coaster.
The back ground was painted using media fluids and acrylic misters. I built up the layers using translucent colours. I started with some stencilling and some Tim Holtz tape, I muted them by adding a watered down coat of gesso before adding my translucent colours.
The images were stamped in Archival Ink. I love the toxic green gold colour and thought the skeleton fish would look at home.
The 13 and Toxic were stencilled, first in an off white and then again in black to help the letters stand out.
The whole board was then finished with a coat of satin varnish.
Thanks for stopping by xx 
Remember to check out our current challenge in our new challenge blog, there is a link at the top of the side bar.
xxx
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

and still more red ...

Hi all ... it's Suzanne here, sharing a puzzle piece.
I got a piece of light foamboard or whatever it is called and tried to alter it.


supplies used
stamps
from plate 77 'the face ...' NSPL77
puzzle pieces CP S575
chicken wire SW R13040

others
scarlet
terracotta
vermillion
sea green
turqoise
emerald green
distress paint barn door TH-TDD36296
gesso 
calligraphy pen
some metal embellishments
spray mister black from decoart

I primed the board with gesso and spread some brusho (terracotta, scarlet, and a bit of vermillion) with water on it, but it just wouldn't get red enough; so I spread some distress paint barn door with a palette knife and while still wet I sprinkled some more brusho and water over it. Then I stamped images from the Non Sequitur plate and the chicken wire onto the background with stone gray; sadly one can't really recognise it any more, I just love those stamps to create a background.
A separate piece of watercolour paper was covered with brusho turqoise, sea green, and emerald green to contrast the red. The puzzle pieces were fuzzy cut and adhered to the board, together with some embellishments, after I blotted a bit of black spray mister onto it. Finally the edges were sponged with timber brown.
The sentiment is another attempt at a sort of calligraphy :-)

I hope you like this and please don't miss out our challenge over on the de stempelwinkel challenge blog.
Hugs, Suzanne xx

Monday, 23 February 2015

LITTLE BOOK OF RED (ATC'S)

Good morning,
its the dragons turn again today with more inspiration for the 
I have made a little book of RED ATC'S.
I have added an ATC to the front and back of the book i made from oddments of board and card.
Here are 3 ATCS that are in the book....
( along with the 4 that are on the challenge blog and,
4 that i used on my last post here on the designers blog.)
Here's the book with all the ATC'S laid out......
......and inside the book.

SUPPLIES USED
VERSAFINE INK  ONYX BLACK
BRUSHO   OST RED
STAZON INK  BLAZING RED

STAMPS USED
(on the 3 ATC'S at top of post plus back and front of book)
TIEING THE KNOT EI K1251
TWO MASKS N8407NS
SUNBURST BACKGROUND from plate 84
TAKE A WALK ON THE WILDSIDE  NSPL84
HEART and SPLATTER from COLLAGE CORRESPONDENCE  PLATE CP27 
SWIRLY BACKGROUND on ATC'S on BOOK COVERS
DESIGNS BY RYN  SEA CREATURES 2 PLATE  DRB/UM-L4
SCRABBLE ALFABET MIDDEL SW P06093/38
SCRABBLE ALFBET GROOT  SW U6092/38
FAT CELTIC DRAGON EI J1779

Hope you'll come and join us for our RED challenge.
BDx

Sunday, 22 February 2015

make your own washi tapes

Do not know about you, but I love washi tapes to use in artjournaling and crafty stuff. But they are not so cheap and do not always come in the color needed. Have the same problem?

Then here we go:

I bought painter´s masking tape (try to get one with less structure on the surface) and adhered it to a cutting mate and coloured with distress paints, sprays and stencils.















there are no limit to your fantasy.

Stamps I have used:



Saturday, 21 February 2015

beterschapskaart en verjaardagskaart


Ik heb eerst de tekst gestempeld,daarna met de zwarte sharpie twee lijnen getrokken. De tekst tussen de lijnen met maskerpapier bedekt. Toen de bloemen gestempeld. Masker verwijderen en voila de tekst lijkt erboven te liggen.

I stamped the sentiment first, then i drew two lines with the sharpie. Maskes the sentiment between the lines with masking tape. Then i stamped the flowers. Remove the masking tape é voila the sentiment seems to be on top.

Friday, 20 February 2015

MANLY DOOR HANGER




Stamps Used:
The Cogs and Gears are from Nuts And Bolts PP77
The Fireman is SW K12018
The Flying Man is  SW N12084

Thanks for stopping by, Mark here. Today I am sharing a little door hanger, I love making these as I love to paint on a wooden surface. I made this whilst I was demoing at the CHSI trade show last weekend. I used chalk paints and layered up with lots of stencils before adding my final layer of stamps to tie together this manly Door hanger. Ideal for a boys room.
Thanks for stopping by xx



Thursday, 19 February 2015

grungy mirror frame

Hi all, you faithful followers and passers by ...
It's Suzanne here, sharing an altered I*EA mirror frame..

supplies used
stamps
the face and some of the stamps in the background
 from plate 77 'the icon ...' NSPL77 
the guy from plate 167 'large men'  PLATESW167 
background eye SW S14012 
from plate 107 'writing letters' NSPL107 
wheel of the year CP Q534 
eye FAS Q0110

others
gesso black CH-HSP31383 
crackle paste  DMM17
distress paint:
spiced marmalade TH-TDD36463
mustard seed TH-TDD36395 
broken china TH-TDD36319 
weathered wood  TH-TDD36524
peacock feathers TH-TDD39716
walnut stain TH-TDD36517
stazon inkpads timber brown  
and  spiced chai (stazon midi)
water-soluble wax crayons
embossing folders



The frame was primed with black gesso on two opposite edges and with light structure paste on the others. Over the gesso some crackle paste was applied with a palette knife and and into the structure paste embossing folders were pressed.

When dry I painted one half of the frame with a wash of spiced marmalade, mustard seed and the other with broken china, weathered wood, and peacock feathers. Walnut stain distress paint was applied on the crackle paste to highlight the cracks (unfortunately when I wiped it back some of the acrylic paint came off) and some acrylic paint quin gold was applied onto the edges I pressed the folders in. 
Then the whole frame was stamped with most of the above-mentioned stamps for a background.
Last Friday I tidied up one of the children's rooms and I found oodles of pieces from incomplete board games. So I thought I could use two cardboard pieces from a ludo (?) game (it's Mensch ärgere Dich nicht in German), applied a thin layer of the structure paste in the hope something of the game print would show through, and also pressed the embossing folders onto them. They were then painted with the same colours as the frame and stamped upon as a background with timber brown. The guy resp. the face were stamped separately with spiced chai, coloured with water-soluble wax crayons, and fussy cut, then glued down. All the edges were finally sponged with the darker brown: spiced chai.




I still have to replace the mirror ... or maybe I'm going to put in something else ... *methinks*

I hope you'll like it a bit and please don't miss our challenge blog with a chance to win a 10€ voucher for de stempelwinkel stamps and products.

Have a great day everyone ....
Hugs, Suzanne

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

CARDBOX




niet meer zoeken naar dat ene pasje....

tulip silhouette  M 10503 NS

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

''RED ATC'S''

Have you checked out the 
this fortnight?
We have a simple theme.. RED.
So here are 4 ATC'S made very simply with just a background made using 
black inked images and a white gel pen for high-lights.
I sprayed a piece of watercolour paper with water, with a dry brush flicked on some dry BRUSHO 
in OST RED, and ROSE RED.
Once  dry I cut up my background sheet into ATC sized pieces, trying to keep the most interesting
effects intact.
I then simply stamped in black onto them and hightlighted the images where required with a white get pen.

SUPPLIES USED
BRUSHO....... OST RED
VERSAFINE INK ONYX BLACK
STAMPS USED.
TREE SILHOUETTES P7903NS
SHADOW CATS CPR 513
CHAT NOIR CPQ 525
FORGET ME NOT comes with pen nib F4510 NS
INK SPLATTER  D6815NS
FEATHER D6206NS
POSTMARK  and SMALL FEATHER available on 
WRITING LETTERS PLATE ONLY NSPL107
Hope you'll come and join us for our RED challenge.
BDx

Monday, 16 February 2015

altered door stander

While restoring our Christmas decoration in our cellar our old Girl door stander caught my eye. And for me there were only too alternatives:
throw it away or alter it - and I guess you already can forebode my decision:


Before



I guess you can understand what I mean - and sorry for the mess on my table.


after:



in detail:








So, how do you like her with her new style?
















































Stamps used:



the wooden parts are from Fernli design

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Verjaardagskaarten





Ik heb op een vel craftpapier gesprayd met dylusions. Goed laten drogen (heatgun) en daarna heb ik met versa mark de klokken gestempeld en met koper-embossing poeder geëmbost. Op maat gesneden en gemat op creme enn daarna op een bruine kaart. De tekst is ook gestempeld met versa mark en met koper geëmbost.

I sprayed with dylusions on craft paper. Dry it well (heatgun) and then i stamped the clockwork with versa mark and embossed it with copper embossing powder. Cut in the right size and matted on vanilla cardstock and then on a brown card. The tekst is also stamped with versa mark and embossed with copper.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Valentines Mini Canvas



 
Stamps Used:
The Script is from Burning Hearts NSPL56
The Mesh is from Hardware Findings 1 Platesw159
 
Morning all, Mark here, Today I am sharing a little valentines canvas I made for my better half as I am not a card type person ;)
This is a 6"x3" canvas and I started by painting my back ground, I stamped the script with Vermilion Archival ink and the mesh with Black Archival ink, I used a couple of stencils and the yellow acrylic mister from the Decoart media line. Using a paint pen I wrote Love and painted the sides of the box canvas black. The canvas was finished with a coat of satin varnish and the embellishments were added.
This also fits in with the new theme on our new challenge blog, the theme at the moment is RED.
You can find the link to the challenge blog at the top of the side bar.
Thanks for stopping by xx.
 




Friday, 13 February 2015

some more valentine

Hello and good morning everyone out there ...
Today I'm sharing some more Valentine love; it's a frame I got from a certain Dutch shop chain and I altered it a bit.

supplies used
stamp
out together SW R12106

others
crackle paste DMM17 
brusho
vermillion BRVERMIL 
scarlet BRSCARLET 
black BRBLACK
aquawax 
acrylic paint
watercolour pencils

First a layer of crackle paste was added to the frame. Then it was painted with red acrylic paint and the crackles were highlighted with brown antiquing cream - but you can also use some diluted acrylic paint and wipe it back when it's still damp. At last some inka gold was added.
The background for the couple was made as follows:
water spitzed on white cardstock and brusho scarlet and vermillion was added, dried with a heat gun and some drops of water flicked over it. Painted over with aquawax, crumpled when dry and some diluted brusho black was painted over with light brush strokes. Finally a self carved heart was stamped onto the background.

When I searched the web for what else to do with those gorgeous brusho powders I came across aquawax. I couldn't resist ordering and playing with it. I'm still at the beginning, the background is the first thing I made with it. Maybe there's more to come :-)

Thanks so very much for stopping by and please hop over to our challenge blog, there's a new challenge starting today.

See you ...
Hugs, Suzanne xx

Thursday, 12 February 2015

de laatste kans dit jaar voor Valentijn


THE KEY TO A HEART 



een hart gestanst en dik ingesmeerd met struktuurpasta
goed laten drogen
kleuren met brusho vermillion
met een witte sharpie wat krabbels erop zetten

swirly heart CP D158
met een lint de ornamenten bevestigen

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Gothic valentines gift tag

Good morning,
Wednesday already.... amazing how the weeks fly by.
I'm still in a Valentines kind of mood,
not your normal kind of lovey-dovey hearts and flowers,
but my sort of Gothic slightly macabre sort of valentine.
I have altered a small round box in a very 'normal sort of way',
adding a Gothic tag....
 When you open the box there is a skull in the lid....
I stamped it 6 times, fussy cut, decoupaged it using silicon glue and then dipped it in my melting pot.
 The tag I stamped the image  with red stazon ink and coloured it with walnut stain 
distress ink.....
 I then laid a very damp old cotton dish cloth on it....
 the cloth removed some of the ink, leaving a very interesting texture.
I did the same on the back. I then stamp the image twice again cutting out just the skull and 
decoupaged those onto the tag.

SUPPLIES USED
STAZON INK.... BLAZING RED
DISTRESS INK ....WALNUT STAIN
STAMPS USED
GOTHIC HEART CPQ533
TWO SKULLS SW M11053 (only one used)

Thank you for stopping by today
BDx

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

spring


I started this page with a background, made with shaving foam and Tim Holtz Acrylic paint.
Locking at the pattern I thought this would be great for hairs and I used one of my face stencils.
I added some paper flowers, stamped images ...... and my journal page was ready to show you

Have a great day, Silke


Stamps used:

The moon with the stars I die-cut from a memory box stencil from black cardboard.