Sunday, June 29, 2014

Handmade postcard

Just a scene on a Strathmore blank watercolour postcard (4x6"). Sent as a gift with the Black and White 5x7" art journal page.

Black and White

For the group Page by Page I made a black and white page based using the black and white. We have to add an embellishment on the page and a quote. I decided to add black to white card stock, although adding white to black is also very nice.

For this page I used white card stock, matte acrylic paint, black embossing powder, stencils, rubber stamp, clear stamp, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, ImagineCrafts sponge dauber, push pin, fine East Indian ink, dip pen, glue stick and glue dot.
Sent to: USA


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Make me a shabby chic, vintage card

We have to make card for our partner in a shabby chic, vintage style. To give the card a shabby chic and vintage look I used lace ribbon and vintage patterned paper. The vintage patterned paper has a soft vintage pink colour.
Used: die cut, ribbons, vintage patterned paper, paper flowers, Viva decor pearl pen, black embossing powder, heat gun, tape, double sided tape and glue dots.

Destiny: Australia

Washi Tape Care

Used: five washi tapes, Papermania clear stamps, Vivalasvegas stamp - flower, Copic markers
Destiny: USA

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Bubble wrap technique number 2

A swapper asked me to angel this swap that I host for her. She has some major family matters to take care of. I had some embossed card stock left from the card I made yesterday. So I thought to make the same card, a little bit different and in another colour. Using the same technique as yesterday, but making a green version of the card. There are still differences between these two cards. I used the same materials as yesterday.

Ingredients: bubble wrap, Close To My Heart ink pad 'Topiary', Close To My Heart clear stamps, sponge dauber, rhine stones, ribbon, card stock, double sided tape, foam tape.
I forgot to add on the list: double sided tape, embossing powder (holographic) and heat tool.

For the 'Handmade card: sender's choice swap
Destiny: USA

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bubble wrap technique

Used: bubble wrap, Close To My Heart ink pad 'Heavenly Blue', Close To My Heart clear stamps, sponge dauber, rhine stone, ribbon, card stock, double sided tape, foam tape.

For the 'Handmade card: sender's choice swap
Destiny: USA

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Mini Handmade Art Journal R10

The last post for today! An double spread page in a mini handmade art journal in its tenth round! My take is based on a journal spread from Vicky Papaioannou. Her pages are awesome! Here is my version of her Spring spread.

*Newbie Friendly* journal page 2

The second round of the Newbie Friendly journal swap. Helping out the newbies on swap-bot and I had to make a journal page on a 5x7 inch card board. What did I create?

12 Tags of 2014 (Tim Holtz) - May

Then I made my version of the Tim Holtz tag of the month May. Quite some bits and pieces, but it all ended up in a beautiful tag. It is time consuming, though, but considering the fun making it is worthwhile:))

Tim Holtz tag 2014 - April

I had to remake and resend the tag of the month April. It went lost in snail mail:-((

Colour Duo Mail Art Postcard: CHOICE

To create a postcard using two colours chosen by your partner. My partner choose the colours dark red and tan or cream. I went for the challenge and tried the colour tan. I have to say that I am not dissappointed:-))

Make me a Paper Cupcake Card

This card is based on the tutorial of France Martin. Here is my paper cupcake card.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Decorated envelope

It is so nice to receive a decorated envelope. I used Prismacolor pencils, acrylic paints, Copic markers, rubber stamps, SU black inkpad and my Unisigno white gelpen.
Destination: Surinam

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Work in progress

This is a big eyed doll I drawn one or two years ago. I bought Copic marker pad and wanted to try it. Never coloured the drawings, though. Yesterday I made an attempt; it was late and I made mistakes here and there. My pink marker (RV21) is probably empty; you can see stripes, which is a sign that I have to refill the marker.

The Copic marker pad is quite large, which was my choice when purchased. It is a A3 size Copic marker pad and the information on the pad says: DIN A3, 50 sheets, 70 g/m2 and Bleedproof. About the Bleedproof .. I guess it really is Bleedproof. You can see the colours on the back of the paper, but the ink of the marker does not go through the paper. I hope I explained it right. I like the marker pad.

The Copic marker pad is not for card making. It is not card stock. The paper seems thinner than printer paper and that is not a bad thing. I am just comparing the thickness of printer paper to the Copic marker paper. You could use the Copic marker paper for a painting you would like to cut out and add on your art journal. I tried to cut and paste it on an art journal page, but the paper is so thin, that you it easily bubbles. So be careful!

Or you could do like me ..... my idea is to bind a book with all my creations made in the Copic marker pad and sketchook.

I really like the Copic marker paper, because it does not bleed through and I like how the ink of the Copic marker 'sits' or lays on the paper. I hope I said that right ... thumbs up ;-))

She is unfinished, yet I like to share. I like how the had and the shawl (V20, 22, 25) is coloured. I love her cheeks (E000, 00, 21 and R20)! For her hat I used the greys C1, 3 and 5. I used the 84 and E89 for her eyes ... love her eyes! Hair 100, lips RV 55. I will post an update, when she is finished ;-) Enjoy♥

Friday, June 6, 2014

Made by Me Postcard Swap

I went for cute postcard and hoping that my partners will like the postcards. I have to send to two partners, so I made two postcards. Enjoy ;-)

Images: The Greeting Farm rubber stamps
Flower: Forever young cartridge

Mail Art: Alter a SHIPPING Envelope!

My altered shipping envelope.

Back of the envelope with a circle to add an address.

The front of the envelope.

Hot handmade postcard

A large postcard measuring 5x7"

To make a Summer postcard we have to use warm colors. Reds, purples, pinks, oranges, yellows.... A little cool colors can come in to play, but we have to try to keep it mostly hot.

Here is my hot handmade postcard.