Sunday, March 24, 2013

Round Robins coming to an end

I participate in three Round Robins. Two returned home safely. They were part of the RR coordinated on milliande (15 artist, 15 journal, 15 months) and the second one on Doll Dreams (Doll Dreams Basic Round Robin art journal swap). I am so glad with the addition of those who participated and I thank them for the beautiful pages in my art journals. It is such an amazing idea of my art journal travelling from The Netherlands to the UK to the USA and to Australia. My art journal went to those countries that I would like to visit once:-)) Still one art journal travelling around ~ the Flower Fairy art journal ~. It will soon be back home. Here my contribution to two Flower Fairies art journals. These journals will be travelling back to the United States. Have a nice Sunday!

March challenge on DD comes to an end till the end of April. Ady will continue to promote her art on her blog and her facebook, while we will continue swapping on I guess the March challenge will be the last on I hope the challenges continue.

We received a free image from Ady for the March challenge. This is what I made of it. I printed the image on  a A4 canvas. I did the job using prismacolor pencils, acrylic paints, a black Copic marker and a stencil.

Something like zentangle

Based on the prompt 'Confused (confusion) with journaling' I created this page. I love how this page came out. While working on the  page I thought of doing something like zentangle in her hair.

Prompt 2: 3-D page with the numbers of this year 2013 and a quote that suits you for this moment (add journaling).

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Card Sketch Challenge - March

The challenge in this swap was to use the card sketch by Jane Eubank. Instead of circles I used flowers, cut with my Cricut Expression and using the Art Philosophy cartridge. For the sentiment I used Nellie Snellen  multi frame die and alphabet rubber stamps.

I started the second card, but totally forgot that I had to focus on the sketch. I used a circle punches, a scalloped punch and my Cricut Expression to cut a small doily. The first layer on the card is the residue of Gina K. paper. I did not want to throw it away after I coloured and cut out the image. I cut the image out with the Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Peony'. It makes a nice background for this card. After I finished the card I noticed that it is a nice card, but it doesn't do justice to the swap. Yeah, I had to start all over again, hehehe.

So I started this card based on the sketch. Using Spellbinders Nestabilities for the circles, alphabet rubber stamps, two ribbons and some embellishment to complete the card. Spellbinders Nestabilities: Inverted Scalloped Circles, Labels Thirteen, Peony and Nested Pionsettias. Most of the times I make an envelope for the  card.

Friday, March 15, 2013

The other greeting cards and colored images

Here are the rest of the cards. These cards are not sent; they have no destination up to now.
Used: Make it Colour blending cardstock from Make it Crafty, Cricut Expression, cartridges Storybook, Wild Card, Plantin Schoolbook), die cuts, The Greeting Farm rubber stamp, Sweetpea rubber stamps, Copic markers, Prisma color pencils, Uniball Signo white pen, various patterned cardstock or paper, foam tape, ribbon and gems.

And some coloured images. I don't have a destination for them yet. They will be mounted on a greeting card.
No surprise, huh? ^_^

A rubber stamp image from The Greeting Farm ; love their cute images.

Sweetpea rubber stamps: love there rubber stamps. Just an amazing quality of rubber stamps and I am a proud owner of a nice collection of there rubber stamps.

You can see on the edge that this nice image is not cut yet. Just stamped her on Make it Colour blending cardstock and colored her. Lovely image.

A lot of handmade greeting cards

Sometimes I don't know in which angle to search for my mojo. It takes a while and even when my mojo is there, it seems like I'm still searching. Crazy huh? But after some difficult moments I finally created a couple of cards. Three Hello cards for a swap and the rest created in between.

Created the circle and the tag with my Cricut Expression. The bird on the branch is cut with a die cut Creatables from Marianne Design. The greeting is from a HeroArts clear stamp collection. The tag is on foam tape.

I call these types of cards 'simple Stampin' Up cards'. I love easy, nicely made cards. I used a Martha Stewart punch and another punch (brand unknown) to create borders on the patterned card stock. I used clear stamps and a scalloped Stampin' Up punch. The flowers are on foam tape.

I did a post with these masterpieces I created a couple of weeks ago. Here I use one of these masterpieces. The tags cut with my Cricut Expression using the Art philosophy cartridge, a production of Close To My Heart. I love this cartridge a lot. It has numerous possibilities. I printed the greeting on the tag and used a cute envelope clear stamp to finish the card. To lift the card I put foam tape under the tags. Cute?

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Handmade envelopes

Whenever I can I recycle envelopes or make them. These were made with patterned paper from a cheap block of patterned paper, but really sturdy for envelopes. The pink envelope is made out of heavy paper, thicker than the patterned paper. On the back I decorated the envelope with a scrap piece of patterned paper of the same block. Sadly I forgot to take a picture of the back of the envelope. Turned out very beayutiful ^_^

I think these are the last cards that I have. I added a sentiment under the word Accessorize. Now they are postcards. You can also see the back of one of the postcards. 

Another postcard, but this is a recycled one. I did quite a few recycled postcard in the past and I use card board for the back or coloured paper. This time I used coloured paper and I left the back blank so the receiver can use the postcard.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

As seen on ...

A last post before I go to sleep. Two weeks ago I tried the Double Letterpress technique as seen on youtube by Stamp TV. It is such fun to play with your ink pads in a different way. I finished the card today adding a sentiment and the butterfly. The sentiment is cut with my Cricut Expression and stamped with the corresponding acrylic stamp of the Art philosophy collection of Close To My Heart. I used a Spellbinder's die cut for the butterfly. Also used Cuttlebug embossing folders, Close To My Heart chocolate ink pad, Stampin' Up ink pad (forgot which color) and a Martha Stewart punch.

Creative pages

Prompt: Chaos (with journaling)
I played with acrylic paints (Folkart) and stencils; with my Cricut Expression I cut the heart which is from the cartridge Tags, bags, boxes & More. I finally used Sizzix Alphabars dies - the Doodle Block Uppercase alphabet set for the word Chaos. I also used a piece of card board as a stamp with black acrylic paint, which created (straight) lines on the page.

Second prompt: Fancy journaling on a creative background
Here again acrylic paints and a stencil from Artistcellar. I used a swirl foam stamp and used Close to My Heart white daisy inkpad; another dots foam stamp is used with Close to My Heart Archival black inkpad.  For the lettering I used Edding 1255 Calligraphy pen size 3.5. My first action to this page was gesso. Both pages are created on card board. Both pages are for the Art journal page swap - April.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Just pictures

Hurry Spring! - handmade card
Used: Cricut Expression - Create a critter cartridge, scalloped punch

Happy Birthday card
Used: Close To My Heart - Art philosophy cartridge, Close To My Heart - Art philosophy cartridge acrylic stamps, Stampin' Up inkpads

Used: Hero Arts - DesignBlocks Flowers, Cricut Expression
Copic markers: E50, 51, 53, 39, 21, YR 24, V91, 95, 99, B12, 14, 16, Y08, 11, R00, 02, 05, BG10