Friday, 13 July 2018

Da Vinci ATCoins

I have traded ATC's for over 13 yrs now....
these are my 1st two ATCoins...
not really sure if I like making circles or not.... 
only time will tell.
I used quite a few masks to make these two collages of Leonardos ladies.....
distress ink for colouring in an abstract kind of way.


Thanks for stooping by today,,,
see you next Friday. BDx

Thursday, 12 July 2018

artjournalplay with the diy stickers

I promised to show you one way to use all the leftovers and Stickers I showed you last time, of course there are many more possibilities to use them

The stamps used for the Stickers:

additional stamps on the page:

Wednesday, 11 July 2018


De achtergrond van deze kaart heb ik ook weer met de Gelli plate gemaakt, ik werk daar heel graag mee, omdat je snel zulke mooie achtergronden krijgt. Vervolgens heb ik verschillende stempels van de Dali-plate erop gezet met bruine en rode Versa Clair inkt. De 'Drawers Woman' heb ik geëmbost met Clear Embossingpoeder. Met een rondjes-stencil heb ik verschillende rondjes gesponst.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Half Card - Dandelion

Hi everybody,
today I have again 2 Halfcards ( DinA 7) for you. They are always nice if you want to write a few wishes or greetings to the gifts or flowers.

Used stamps:
 Dandelion and text from this plate: PLATESW174

For this card I "mashed" Distress Ink Weathered Wood with a foil and water on the background, then stamped the dandelion with Versafine Clear Nocturne and embossed with Embossingpowder Clear superfine. I colored with alcohol markers.

Here I worked without a background, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and  coloured with alcohol markers.

On both cards I  drew the border with the black Dylusion's Paint pen

Bei die 1. Karte habe ich für den Hintergrund  Distress Ink Weathered Wood mit einer Folie und Wasser auf die Karte "gematscht", dann den Löwenzahn mit Versafine Clear gestempelt und mit Embossingpulver Clear superfine embosst. Coloriert habe ich meinen Alkoholmarker. 
Bei der 2. Karte habe ich  den Löwenzahn mit Memento gestempelt und mit Alkohol Marker coloriert.
Denn Rand habe ich bei beiden Karten mit dem schwarzen Dylusions Paint Pen gezeichnet.

Best regards / Liebe Grüße

Monday, 9 July 2018


Ik heb een canvas van 25 x 25 cm. bewerkt met witte gesso, daarna met stencils en modeling pasta het reliëf gemaakt. Daarna alles besproeid met dylusion spray. De bloemen en de blaadjes gestempeld op apart papier, ingekleurd met distress inkt en uitgeknipt
De border op de canvas getekend en met wit en zwarte sharpie ingekleurd. Daarna met groene distress paint en een penseel de groene rand gemaakt. De bloemen en de blaadjes op hun plaats geplakt en de stelen met verf getekend. Toen alles droog was heb ik met de dunne zwarte sharpie nog een zwart lijntje langs de rand en de stelen gemaakt. Als laatste op de hartjes van de bloemen een flinke dot glossy accents gedaan en daar bruine kraaltjes in gestrooid.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Bark effect.

Today I have something a little different to show you.
Its not really a stamping project.... more of an effect
 you can get with a stamp and some clay.
I wanted something decorative for the shed extension.... 
so after some thought came up with a skull design.
I cut it from weather proof board... covered it with clay and used a background stamp
to give it the texture of bark.
 It is much browner than these photos show...
 Its about 16 inch circle.....
 Here it is in situ...just under the unfinished eaves.....
the shed is an on going project.... think it'll never end!

Thanks for stopping by today....
see you next Friday. BDx

Thursday, 5 July 2018

create your own stickers diy

Come along and Play with me and create your own Stickers in your favourite Color sceme.

First of all I took out my gelli-plate and made some prints on White Label sheets.
Here I show you some of my results:

Then I took out my die-cutting machine and made several die cuts (you make keep even the leftovers if they are nice). You might stamp before die-cutting but I wanted a more controlled stamping on the already cut pieces

die-cuts from Sizzix

and now take out your stamps and have fun stamping

stamps I mainly used:

This is a great way to customize stickers for your planners, art Journals.... the possibilites are only limited to a Surface that takes Stickers :)

Next week I Show you a samples of how I used the stuff made from this session.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

it's the little things

Hallo allemaal,
De achtergrond van deze kaart heb ik gemaakt met de Gelli Plate, ik heb vervolgens 2 stroken met gaatjes gekleurd en er opgeplakt en de rondjes gesponst. Ik heb her en der wat tekst gestempeld.
De vlinders heb ik op een apart stukje papier gestempeld en ingekleurd en vervolgens uitgeknipt. Daarna heb ik ze op de kaart geplakt. De tekst komt uit een stickerboekje van Tim Holtz.




                                                 Gelli plate

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Op safari

Ik heb de achtergrond gesponsd met adirondack, daarna met groene stazon het grasrandje gestempeld. De bomen met groene en bruine stazon beïnkt en afgedrukt (3 x)
De giraffen op wit papier gestempeld en ingekleurd met distress inkt en een waterpenseel. Daarna uitgeknipt en de randjes gesponsd met zwart. Daarna een mooi groepje gemaakt.

Monday, 2 July 2018

My Plate of the Month

Hi everybody,
it's my turn to pick a set of stamps and  I have chosen this plate from NON SEQUITUR - On Gossamer Wings: NSPL04

First I would like to show a pocketletter or 9er ATCs. 
Here I used a lot of stamps from the plate. Especially the small leaves I stamped very often. 

Then I finally designed my blank notebook. 

Next... Art Trading Coins.

Of course, a card should not be missing, I designed it as a Postcard. Here I have simply stamped some stamps mixed up. 

The backgrounds of all 4 projects are " mashed* with Distress Oxide and Distress Ink and wiped with the Stencil Geometric Tiles. The big butterflies are always stamped on the projects, stamped again and wiped with Ink Blending Tool and Distress Ink, then cut out without feelers and glued on. All other motifs are stamped directly and colored with a normal felt-tip pen. The white accents are painted with the white Dylusion Paint Pen.
Most of the time I splashed Distress Ink Black mixed with a little water.  Everything is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.

Then I made a simple halfcard (DIN A 7), which is completely different. 
Here the butterfly is stamped with Embossing Powder clear superfine and strongly covered with Distress Ink - Iced Spruce

Bei den ersten 4 Projekte sind die Hintergünde mit Distress Oxide und Distress Ink "gematscht*  und mit dem Stencil Geometric Tiles gewischt. Die großen Schmetterlinge sind immer auf die Projekte gestempelt, nochmal extra gestempelt und mit Distress Ink gewischt, dann ohne Fühler ausgeschnitten und aufgeklebt. Alle anderen Motive sind direkt aufgestempelt und mit einem normalen Filzstift coloriert. Die weißen Akzente sind mit dem weißen Dylusions Paint Pen gemalt. 
Meistens habe ich mit Distress Ink Black, vermischt mit wenig Wasser gespritzt. 
Alles ist mit Versafine Onyx Black gestempelt. 

Bei der Halfcard ist der Schmetterling klar embosst und stark mit Distress Ink - Iced Spruce überwischt. 

Thank you for looking / Vielen Dank fürs Anschauen
Best regards / Liebe Grüße

Friday, 29 June 2018


All this month of June,I have been showing projects made with stamps
from the plate I picked.....

Plate 055 The Roaring Twenties  20 x 25,5 cm
Its the 5th and final Friday in the month so here are my last projects...
Every girl loves shoes.....
I used the small shoes to make a background and the largest to make a topper for this card.
I used my computer to make the saying on the front and insert.
The shoes are coloured with alcohol pens.
I used the 'Deco' inchie to make the next two cards....
this one is stamped and embossed in gold....
simple and elegant, could be used for many occasions including sympathy,
this one is in black...again it could be used for any occasion.


EMBOSSING POWDER..... BLACK (for the tiles on the bottom card)
GOLD (for the tiles on the middle card)
Thanks for stopping by today,
I hope I've shown you enough projects this month,
 for you to see how versatile this plate can be.
See you next week.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

art journal I´m just a girl

Playing  in my watercolour Journal I used some derwent inks for my background and put some salt on the still wet surface. And yes, it is almost invisible, so I have learned that small regular kitchen salt might not be the best choice. But as they say there are no mistakes in art :)

stamps I have used:

 a part of SW R15067/187 Spiral goddess
Plate 152 Art Journal woorden
SW P12149/143 Dressmaking
Plate 107 Writing letters

stencil: Stencil Girls, colour I used was rose madder
Quote: Tim Holtz Sticker (Small talk)
Torso: old Fashion book

Wednesday, 27 June 2018


Op het restje van de brusho achtergrond heb ik deze kaart gestempeld. Dit keer heb ik de details ingekleurd met gewone kleurpotloden.

EI N1455/18/32a - Gloriosa
CP Q463/03 - Crystal balls lg

With the last piece of brusho background I made this card. I used regular colouring pencils to add details. 
See you all in august where I will be doing the plate of the month post!

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Rolodex Cards - Elephants

Hi everybody,
today I want to show two Rolodex Cards.

Used stamps and material:

VersaFine clear - Nocturne and Morning Mist (black and grey)

The backgrounds are made with Distress Oxide and Stencil.
I wiped the elephants with grey paint, cut them out and glued them on. The word "wild" is embossed in white. Finally, I painted the tusks with the white Dylusions Pen, drew small accents and the border.

Die Hintergründe sind mit Distress Oxide und Stencil gemacht. 
Die Elefanten habe ich mit grauer Farbe gewischt, ausgeschnitten und aufgeklebt. Das Wort "Wild" ist weiß embosst. Zum Schluss habe ich mit dem weißen Dylusions Pen die Stoßzähne angemalt, kleine Akzente und den Rand gezeichnet. 

Best regards / Liebe Grüße

Monday, 25 June 2018


Op de gelli plate met de distress paint, de gesso en de stencil de achtergrond gemaakt. Daarna de stempels met archival afgedrukt en ingekleurd. Het blauwe is gesponsd met de adirondack. Met de sharpie de zwarte lijn om de kaart gezet en gemat op blauw.

Friday, 22 June 2018


I am here again with projects I have made
from this stamp plate.
Plate 055 The Roaring Twenties  20 x 25,5 cm

It's Week #4
and this is the obvious choice of card from this plate.
Art Deco....
what the 'twenties' is remembered for.

A vintage looking, distressed ATC.....
and an elegant Deco inspired notelet.


EMBOSSING POWDER..... BLACK (for the tiles on the 1st card)
GOLD (for the lady on the notelet)
DISTRESS INKS  (various colours for all the projects.)
Thanks for stopping by today,
I'll be back next Friday with the last of my projects from this stamp plate.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

art journal priority

Underneath that page was the start of a journaling page I did not like so I added Gesso and arylic colours to cover it up.
I added stenciled papers (Butterbrotpapier) and adhered them to my page. I wanted to see how transparent German Butterbrotpapier gets.and whether it was as easy to apply as Seidenpapier.
 And yes, it worked out perfectly. The Advantage of the Butterbrotpapier is that it is thicker and therefore together with the gelli plate that is a big advantage when pulling the print.
And here´s the result of my playtime:

stamps used:

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Bloom where you're planted

Ik had op het artspecially event wat leer gekocht en wou daar mee spelen. Het bleek supereenvoudig om met de big shot en een texture folder te embossen en ook het stempelen gaat perfect. In ieder geval op de verkeerde kant.

SW N15073/187 - Gestileerde lotus

I had bought some leather and wanted to give that a try in my art. As you can see it is great for stamping and it was also surprisingly easy to emboss.
Ik heb op een canvas board een achtergrond gemaakt met de faux encaustic techniek. In plaats van was gebruik je dan lagen van dikke matte medium. Het moet in dit geval de matte variant zijn omdat die wat minder doorschijnend is. Tussen die lagen door heb ik acrylverf en stencils gebruikt en weer dezelfde kleuren brusho gestrooid. Dat neemt wat vocht op van het medium waardoor het mooi uiteenvalt in meerdere tinten.
I used the faux encaustic technique on a canvas board (just search for it on YouTube, plenty of examples). In between layers of extra heavy matte medium I sprinkled the same colours of brusho. Love how they dissolve in that many shades.
Het onderste stuk leer heb ik ge-embossed door het vochtig te maken met een natte lap en onder een embossing folder te leggen (de achterkant mag recht blijven dus heb ik de folder niet dubbelgevouwen) en door de Big Shot te halen.

You can easily emboss the leather in a big shot when you moist it with a wet towel. Don't make it too wet, just use enough moist to losen it and make it more pliable.
De lotus heb ik met Stazon gestempeld op de achterkant van het leer. Ik vond de kleur daarvan mooier. En ook kun je heel gemakkelijk wat spelen met de vleug en daardoor toonverschil creëren. Hier heb ik dat niet gedaan trouwens.
De blaadjes heb ik gevormd met ijzerdraad. Ik had dat opgevuld met matte medium (je kunt hier ook de glossy variant gebruiken of gewoon dikke lijm, misschien zelfs nagellak ofzo) en daarop bedazzles gestrooid. Natuurlijk kan dat ook met glitter of kleine kraaltjes of wat je wilt. Ik heb de achterkant gebruikt omdat ik dat wat mooier vond in dit geval.

I stamped the lotus with Stazon, don't you just love how crisp it looks? The leaves were folded into shape with iron wire and filled with medium. Before it dries you can fill it with glitter or small beads or whatever you like. I used the backside here because I liked that better.

It's a long post, sorry for that, Hopefully I will see you next week for my last post this month!

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Artist Trading Coins - Poppies

Hi everybody,
because coins are so much fun, I had to make them with poppies.
They have a diameter of 6,4 cm.

Used stamps and material
Font in the background from Writing letters NSPL107

The backgrounds are "muddied" with distress oxides. The pattern was wiped with a stencil and stamped with writing. Then I stamped the flowers and wiped a little black around the flowers. I stamped the flowers again, wiped them with Distress Inks in colour, cut them out and glued them on. I colored the stems and leaves with Distress Inks and water. Before I embossed the little words, which are white on black paper, I  lightly splashed with black paint over the coins. 
Finally I painted the edges with Dylusion's pens
and a few more white accents on the flowers. 

Die Hintergründe sind mit Distress Oxide "gematscht" , Muster mit dem Stencil gewischt und mit Schrift bestempelt. Dann habe ich die Blumen gestempelt und um die Blüten ein bisschen schwarz umwischt. Die Blüten habe ich nochmal extra gestempelt, mit Distress Inks farbig gewischt, ausgeschnitten und aufgeklebt. Die Stengel und Blätter habe ich mit Distress Inks und Wasser coloriert. Bevor ich die kleinen Wörter, die auf schwarzem Papier weiß embosst sind, habe ich noch leicht mit schwarzer Farbe über die Coins gespritzt. 
Zum Schluss habe ich die Ränder mit Dylusions Pens gemalt
und noch ein paar weiße Akzente auf den Blüten gesetzt. 

Best regards / Liebe Grüße

Monday, 18 June 2018


Ik heb op wit kaartpapier de scenery gestempeld, daarna met de pine trees de open stukken opgevuld. Alles ingekleurd met een combinatie van stiften en distress inkt. Als laatste de vogels gestempeld en de randen gesponsd.

Friday, 15 June 2018


I chose this stamp plate to showcase this month...
Plate 055 The Roaring Twenties  20 x 25,5 cm

So many stamps, so many possibilities....
so for week #3
I have a 'POP ART' inspired card....
stamped the woman's head in black ink onto 4 different coloured pieces of card,
added a gem for the earring, used black card to matte the images,
 then onto a blue card base.
Simple but very effective.

Here I have made a little box using a 1inch square stamp to look like stained glass.
The box is only 1 1/2 inches square.
Each of the six sides has a 'stained glass' panel.
I stamped with stazon onto acetate, coloured the reverse side with sharpies.
It is so pretty when held to the light.....
just like a church window.



Thanks for stopping by today,
I shall have another couple of projects using stamps from this plate to
show next Friday.
See you next week.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

art journal Plant dreams

I made a dylusion ink spray Background, stamped the flower and the stems and then coloured the rest in a darker blue.
For some interest I doodled with a White gel pen and added some words with distress oxide.

stamps used:
dylusions border stamps

Wednesday, 13 June 2018


Dit landschapje heb ik ook gestempeld op het stukje achtergrondpapier dat ik met de drie kleuren brusho had gemaakt. Vervolgens wat accenten gegeven met distress markers.

PLATECP44 - Plate 044 Countryside
CP C138/22 - Far Clouds

I also stamped this little scene on the brusho background. I used a lot of stamps of the cherry pie plate but of course you culd use De Stempelwinkels own line of scenery stamps as well. I think the brusho background works well with these kind of sceneries, gives it a bit of extra interest.