Saturday, 18 April 2015


As I said in my last post on this blog,
I keep buying these packs of note books from one of our pound stores,
I buy packs like this....
just a stack of pads... no front covers....
then I add covers to them... they make super little gifts as well as being handy for all those
lists I need to keep.
 So...again  to tie in with the challenge on our
I made 3 more new covers  using  NATURE as my theme.
All of these are just very basic stamping...then coloured with distress ink and pencils.
You have until midnight Thursday to enter our challenge and you have the chance of winning some lovely unmounted rubber stamps.
Hope to see you there. BDx

Friday, 17 April 2015

more brusho backgrounds

Hope you enjoy the process and have a good day


Stamps used:

Other materials:
TCW stencil Cell theory (can be ordered)

Dragonfly die by Sizzix (Layered Dragonfly, die & embossingfolder, can be ordered, € 25,00), woodparts by Fernli design 

Thursday, 16 April 2015

never ending mannenkaart

Op een groot vel craft papier heb ik met dylusions gesprayd. Goed laten drogen, daarna met versa mark de klokken gestempeld en met zwarte embossingpoeder geëmbost. Uit gesneden en op de voorbereide kaart geplakt. Op een restje craft de teksten gestempels en uitgeknipt en opgeplakt.

I sprayed on a big piece of craft paper with dylusions. Let it dry. Then i stamped with versa mark the clockwork and embossed them with black powder. Cut in the right shape and glued on the prepared card. On a left-over craft paper i stamped happy birthday (in Dutch), cut out and glued down.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

ATC With A Twist

Stamps Used:
The Face is from Thoughts Plate CP49
The Circles are from Diamonds and Decorations Plate CP11
Morning all, Mark here and computer bug free for now ;)
I'm sharing an ATC I had cut for me from clear acrylic, I'm working on a new mixed media ATC class at the moment and this is my first experiment.I have been orking on ways to give the appearance of alcohol inks but using acrylic paint.
I have used Decoarts Fluid Acrylics and stamped my images with black Stazon ink.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Head back tomorrow for something new from our DT. And remember we no run a challenge blog with prizes, all the details can be found by clicking the challenge link in the side bar. xxx

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Art Journal page - sometimes I shut down

Hi all – and a wonderful morning to you.
It's Suzanne here and I'm sharing an Art Journal page today on which I experimented with the background :-)
I so love that shimmer ...

A little bit of texture :-)

supplies used
background stamp roman numbers FAS S1402

dylusions journal sm. DR-DYJ34117
black gesso CH-HSP31383
perfect pearls blue patina PE-PPP21872
a very small amount of heirloom gold PE-PPP21865 and silver
distress paint picket fence TH-TDD36425
white gel pen
silver lacquer pen

At first a fairly thick layer of black gesso was applied onto the page with a palette knife. When only the surface was dry I 'stamped' the numbers with just a little bit of white distress paint into it. I gave it a shot with the heat gun to help along with the drying and also to create little bubbles. Then I dusted the surface with pp silver in the center, pp blue patina and just a little bit of gold on the outside areas. Finally I added some turquoise interference paint around the edges.
The words were written on a separate piece of cardstock that I brayered with black gesso and silver acrylic paint beforehand. I cut them out, distressed the edges and used a silver lacquer pen to highlight them.

Here you can actually recognise the sentiment - I hope :-)

Thanks for paying a visit today and please don't forget to stop by our de stempelwinkel stampers challenge blog :-)

Have a great day.
Hugs, Suzanne

Monday, 13 April 2015

zo maar een kaartje

flourish head CP R583
part of a letter plate 107

de kaart bespoten met inkt ( minimisters gevuld met refills en water )
in de hoek een gedeelte van de flourish head
gemat op paars 
ingekleurd met inkt

Sunday, 12 April 2015


I keep buying these packs of note books from one of our pound stores,
I use so many note books these days that I need a never ending supply.
I buy packs like this....
just a stack of pads... no front covers.
 So... to tie in with the new challenge on our
I made 3 new covers  using  NATURE as my theme.
 #1  simply stamped and coloured with DISTRESS INK.
 #2 stamped image.... coloured with pencils and a DISTRESS INK background.
 #3 stamped, masked, coloured images with pencils and DISTRESS INK for the background.

individual stamps

Friday, 10 April 2015

Sunflower / zonnebloem

Ik heb met brusho een achtergrond gemaakt op 2 stukken papier, daarop met versa fine de zonnebloemen gestempeld en geëmbost. Ingekleurd met stiften. De grote zonnebloem aan de binnenkant van de kaart geplakt, de kleine zonnebloemen uitgeknipt en opgeplakt. De tekst op een apart stukje papier gestempeld en uitgestanst. Het doorkijkje is ook uitgestanst

I made on two piece of paper a background with brush. Then i stamped and embossed the sunflower. I colored with "copics" (i don't have the real ones) and cut out the little ones. I glued the big one on the inside of the card. I stamped the text on a left over and cut out (with the big shot). I also made the window with the big shot,

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Salvation And Fly Stamp Board Ovals

Stamps Used:

N5611NS Nun

 (Oval Stampbord is no longer available, but lots of other sizes are)

Morning all. Mark here, sorry for the lack of links, my lap top has now developed a virus and I am typing this from my phone :-(    Already taken care of, during my Pepsi-break :-) (Jetske)
These makes are heavily inspired by my crafty friend Helen Chilton, she had been playing with alcohol inks and stamp board. 
I picked a bright red,orange and yellow alcohol ink and applied drops heavily to the stamp board focusing mainly on the red and letting the colours blend together and react with each other. If you are unfamiliar with stamp board it's basically a hard composite board with a smooth whit clay surface.
The inks sit nicely on the surface and the colours are nice and intense.
Once dry I stamped my images with black archival ink.
Now the fun part And the beauty of stamp board, using a scraping tool I scratched through the layer of alcohol ink to the clay surface revealing the Hi lights. 
Thanks for stopping by. 

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

mini canvas on lightboard

Hi all ...
Thanks so much for stopping by, Suzanne here - sharing a mini canvas on lightboard.

supplies used
from dyan reaveley
(the plate I used sadly isn't available at the moment,
you could use any other DR stamps for example of course)
Raffaello's cherub CP N40

gesso 3024-32314
matte medium CH-HSP24927
paper hanky
decoupage glue

The base is a piece of lighboard, the mini canvas is about 9cm in diameter. Both of them were primed with gesso first, then acrylic paint was added in various yellow-orange resp blue-turqoise shades. On the orange panel I used some tissue tape underneath the paint. Background images were stamped onto the lightboard.
I die cut a heart from cardboard and used the 'leftover' as a stencil which crackle paste was applied through with a pallete knife. When dry I painted it with red acrylic paint and highlighted the cracks with some white; finally I outlined the heart with a bit more white paint and a charcoal pen.
In the end I stamped the cupid onto a paper hanky (I think the dges are less vivible using this instead of tissuepaper), tore it out and 'decoupaged' it onto the canvas; some circles with black and white were added (selfmade stamp, bottle lid) and some lines (old credit card) - to assemble the pieces I sealed them with matte medium and glued on the canvas with a glue gun.
I'm not one for many embellishments so the pieces had to do without any of them :-)

Thanks for paying a visit and having a look. I do hope you also will have  a few minutes to spend at our de stempelwinkel stampers challenge and join in.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs, Suzanne xx

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

art journal

weer even lekker gekliederd met inkt

achtergrond bespoten met dylusions
gebruikte stempels:
zwaluwen SW P13083
teksten - veren - plate 107

Sunday, 5 April 2015

love in Paris

We all get many plastic wrapping, especially when buying dies and so I gave it a try to alter one of them.

Sizzix die for the Eifeltower

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Puzzelstuk met brusho

Ik heb een puzzelstuk gekleurd met verschillende tinten brusho. Toen het droog was heb ik eerst de veren stempeld en met wit en zwart embossingpoeder geëmbost. Toen de vrouw gestempeld en als laatste de tekst. De woorden komen van een stickervel van Tim Holz.

I painted a jigsaw piece with brusho. After it was dry i stamped the feathers and embossed them with white and black powder. Then i stamped the women and the script. The little words are from a stickersheet from Tim Holz.

Friday, 3 April 2015

Da Vinci Tile.

Stamps Used:
The Da Vinci Lady is from Leonardo's Women PlateCP30
The Check Pattern is from Diamonds And Decorations PlateCP11
The Gears are from Nuts And Bolts PP77
Faith is from Burning Hearts NSPL56

Morning all, Mark here and I am sharing a 4"x4" bisque tile painted with Decoart media acrylics.
I wanted to use my new Leonardo's Women set to make a coaster from a plain bisque tile and I wanted to include different aspects of Da Vinci's life thrown in. The cogs for all of his inventions and the word Faith for all the work commissioned by the church.
The tile was base coated with a couple of coats of white acrylic paint. washes of Burnt Orange and Hansa Yellow. I used the acrylic mister for the spray pattern and added some stirkes of blue/green with the edge of a card.
Once I was happy with the back ground I added my stamps, the lady first and then she was masked off and the checks were added using black archival ink.The cogs were stamped with gray archival ink.
The edge of the tile was painted black and the edges were distressed with black archival ink.Finally a couple of coats of satin varnish were added to seal and protect the surface.
Thanks as always for stopping by xxx.

Thursday, 2 April 2015


Hi all and a good morning to you ...
It's Suzanne here on another gray and dark gray and quite wet and nasty day (well, in my neck of the woods anyway).
To lighten this up a little I'm sharing some butterflies today.

Supplies used
plate 07 'wings' PLATECP07
background stamp french text SW S14011 

gesso 3024-32314 
stazon inkpad jet black 
matte medium CH-HSP24927 
acrylic paints
water-soluble wax crayons

To prime the craft cardstock I spread a thin layer of gesso with an old credit card; onto this another thin layer of green acrylic paint was spread and yellow and orange paint sponged through a stencil.
The wings were stamped separately on scraps of gelli printed paper - not 'proper' prints actually but sheets of paper I cleaned up the tools with - and cut out in pairs.
For the bodies I tore acute triangles from bookpages (with the help of a ruler), rolled them up tightly, glued and sealed them with matte medium. Finally I gave them a wash of burnt umber acrylic paint.
Finally I added a bit of quite stiff twine with knots at the ends to make the antennae.

close ups

Thanks so much for stopping by today and having a look.
Please also pay a visit to our de stempelwinkel challenge blog and we'd love you to join in.
Have a great day ...

Hugs, Suzanne xx

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

techniek april

kaartpapier insmeren met gesso en drogen
een tweede laag aanbrengen  - dik en dun - en  drogen . Er ontstaan dan "bobbels

de ene helft heb ik ingespoten met glimmermist de andere helft bestreken met versa mark en bestrooid met diverse kleuren embossingpoeder

de bloem -Monkey pad SW R10026 - op tissuepapier gestempeld en opgeplakt