21 jul. 2016

A bit different

I love CAS cards and most of the
 times I use lots of white.  
But I also want to learn to create 
cards with more color, layering 
and using other materials. 

Speaking of mixed media. 

I tried a few things and I know that 
 there's a lot of inspiration and
 tutorials on You Tube and Pinterest. 
But there is so much to learn so I 
attended a mixed media workshop
 back in May at "Bij Oma Dee".
And I discovered a whole new world 
of techniques, layers and colors.

The workshop was amazing, 
Miranda's hospitality and shop are fab
 and it was a great day! 
But I wasn't very productive:) 
I came home with 2 tags that were almost finished.
 The workshop kit was filled to the brim
 so there is still more to make. 

To start easy I made my first tag
 with shades of blue distress ink. 
 The sentiment is from Tim Holtz too.
And so are the stencil and 
embossing paste I used:

Back home I added a splatter stamp
 from Precious Remembrance,
teared some washi tape and 
added a few small embellishments. 
A bit of hemp cord as a finishing touch:

The next tag was made with 
bold shades of yellow 
and paired up with brown.
The butterfly stamp and background
stencil are both from Tim Holtz:

I splattered some gold paint and  
back home I added a few golden sequins.
I haven't decided yet if I am using twine or hemp cord:

At home I made a card using
 different techniques and layers.

I used 2 colors of SU ink 
and my watercolour pencil 
to create a background.
And added some gold metalllic 
paste from Heidi Swapp
 using a stencil from Tim Holtz.
After that I heat embossed a stamp from PTI 
using white embossing powder:

Topped of with a sentiment 
cut from glitter cardstock
 and a little wooden heart.
It's not as colourful as most of the 
 mixed media projects are: I am just
 not the type for a rainbow of colors. 
But I love using different techniques:

Thanks for stopping by!

19 jul. 2016

City Crafter # 321

Good morning!

Every tuesday there is new 
challenge up at the City Crafter.  
Today Marina is our host and
she picked the theme:
"Typically Tropical"


This week's theme fits the weather in Holland;
we are having a few hot summer days! 
On to the challenge:
I know that flamingoes and pineapples
 are on trend but I don't have them.
 Neither do I have palmtrees 
or other tropical items.
So I just used what I did have. 
And that's a piece of paper which
 -in my opinion-  fits the challenge. 
Sent to me by Marit.
And due the colors of my paper 
I decided to make a 
masculine birthday card. 
And that's a personal challenge:)

The leafs have a tropical touch but it's
 also a bit of a jungle look :) 
Instead of bright colors it's  
 a mix of various shades of green:

Hop over to our blog to see what 
our Guest Designer Karren and the
other team members came up with.

Thanks for stopping by!

Green cardstock (brand unknown)
SU Botanical Garden paper
SU  "Crazy about you"sentiment 
SU "Hello You" thinlits die
MFT stitched rectangle die

14 jul. 2016

On request

A few weeks ago I made a
 birthday gift tag which you can see here.
One of my colleagues asked 
me to create another gift tag for 
a young woman who had to pass her exam.
I know she liked soft colours. 
I was also asked to add a soft and elegant touch.
Feminine but not to sweet;
Right up my alley!

A perfect opportunity to use 
 -what I consider-
 my best buy 
The songbird stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink.
Paired up with a sentiment from 
the Birthday Cheer set; also from Papertrey Ink. 
The Songbird set contains so many lovely elements.
And they add enough interesting details 
without the idea of "overloading" a card.

So I added:
Pale rose cardstock (you can buy it here)
Lots of white
A touch of gold

I made a mini envelop and 
adhered it on the back of this tag.
The perfect place to tuck in 
some money or a gift card:

Thanks for stopping by!

12 jul. 2016

City Crafter #320

Hello and good morning!

It's my turn to host this weeks' 
challenge at the City Crafter
I choose the theme:
"On the border"

Add a border to your project;
 on the left, right, on top or bottom of your card.


I came up with a border made from scraps
and used my favorite border die:)

I love a mix of fonts and this stamp
 is another favorite lately:

We are having Brenda
this week as our Guest Designer.
You can see more of her
 lovely cards  on her blog

Visit our blog to see the projects of
 Brenda and the other team members..
And if you play along you have chance
 to be our Guest Designer! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


5 jul. 2016

City Crafter #319


It´s Tuesday and that means 
a new challenge for you 
  at the City Crafter Challenge
Today Kirsty is our host
 and she picked the theme:
"The book of love"


Create a mini book or album or use a book or page. 
An extra option: add the theme of love.

I choose the book page and the theme of love. 
And made a wedding anniversary card.
CAS as usual:)

The background is a page of an 
old Dutch literature book.
I bought it years ago in 
the thrift store for €1,00!
The sentiment is from the "Little You"
 stamp set from Crate Paper. 
After buying both paper pads I 
had to buy the coordinating stamps too :)

We are having Dora
as our Guest Designer; 
Dora is the winnner of challenge #313 
You can see more of her
 lovely cards on her blog! 

Looking for the projects of the 
other DT members and Ellen? 
You can find them on our blog.
Maybe you will be our Guest Designer soon! 
 Thanks for stopping by!