Saturday, April 27, 2019

Draw it

I love this art journal page too much, so despite of me not keeping I will keep this one for myself. So yes, this one is a keeper😊 I will start another postcard for my partner, which I have to send even though I will like it:))

This postcard is in progress, so I will do a future blog post on the finished project.

the back of the postcard

card board ~ recycled
van bleijswijck acrylic paints ~ titanium white
pen ~ blue
decotime da vinci colored pencils
prismacolor colored pencils

Draw it ~ 1

This is my second attempt to draw a postcard. This time I took a much safer route and drawn a flower. I have to admit that I like this postcard too, but I won't keep it. I can't keep them all, right?

back of the postcard

postcard ingredients:
card board ~ recycled
van bleijswijck acylic paints ~ titanium white, brilliant green, magenta
hobby line matte acrylic paint ~ orange
pen ~ blue
washi tape

Monday, April 22, 2019

Mail art challenge postcard

For this swap I will create one postcard for one swap partner using at least 7 of the 15 items/ideas listed below. I choose to work with 7 items on the list. The words in read are the items that I choose to use and I will combine these. The list of items/ideas:
book page
comic book word/s (Zap! Bzerk! Yowch!)
foot print or shoe print
washi tape
ledger or graph paper
honeycomb shape
egg or ovals
coffee or tea

I combined the items as follows:
orange ~ greeting cut at 2,25"
book page
insect: ladybug cut at 3,25", dots (red)
flower ~yellow
washi tape

The red dots are scraps form the ladybugs. There are more dots on the flower.

postcard ingredients:
card board ~ recycled
card stock ~ orange, yellow, red
su card stock ~ soft suede
old book page
create a critter cartridge ~ ladybugs
cricut sampler ~ greeting
die cut ~ flower
washi tape

Door postcard

The background is made of photo card stock or paper and I guess alcohol inks. It is one of these diy backgrounds that I received from a swapper. I decided to use this background for this postcard. I wanted to cut an ATC card out of it, but I got the measurements for the ATC card wrong. So I decided to use it in some way for this postcard.

I want to be able to open the door on the postcard, so I used double sided foam tape on the door and hopefully it will work.


material used:
card board ~ recycled
van bleijswijck acrylic paints ~ brilliant green, primary yellow, phtalo blue

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Add a die cut to your ATC

A nice bird nest from the Zooballoo cartridge for this ATC. I wondered if it would cut out nicely, because of the small size. All went well and it is so cute on the ATC. The bird nest is cut at 2,25".

I used a handmade postcard that I received and recycled it to the base and background of this ATC. You can see some of this postcard at the borders. I have also used a background created with photo card stock/paper and alcohol inks; I've received this from a swapper. I used small pieces of a magazine for the eyes of the birds.

handmade sachet for ATC card

handmade envelope

material used:
handmade postcard ~ recycled
paper ~ green
su card stock ~ soft suede
paper ~ yellow
magazine scraps
Zooballoo cartridge

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Handmade art journal go round R42

The prompt for this round is "ribbon". I did both half of the spread different. Somehow I associate ribbon with card making and scrap booking. And that is what I did on both pages; also using mixed media and added acrylic paints on the base to create a background. You can't see it probably, but I did did quite some journaling on the pages before I added gesso and acrylic paints to the pages.

I searched for scraps and embellishments (left). I found an old handmade note card had I once received and kept, because of the stamped image. I decided to recycle the stamped image. And of course I added ribbon to both art journal pages. So there you have it:))

This is my take on the prompt:

patterned paper (scraps)
handmade note card ~ recycled
van bleijswijck ~ white
van bleijswijck acrylic paints ~ brilliant green, phtalo blue

Mini handmade art journal R39

Prompt: rainbow

material used:
van bleijswijck black gesso
van bleijswijck acrylic paints ~ brilliant red, phtalo blue, primary yellow, magenta
da vinci colour pencils
washi tape
masking tape
staedtler marker ~ black

Spring day edition

Even a hedgehog watering the plants. And the flowers are clearly happy. So cute😂 I used Give a hoot cartridge for the images. Images are cut at 2,5''.

postcard ingredients:
card board ~ recycled
craft sensations card stock ~ beige, pink, orange
su card stock ~ soft suede
paper ~ black, yellow, green
van bleijswijck acrylic paint ~ dark green, phtalo blue, primary yellow
da vinci colour pencil ~ cheeks
give a hoot cartridge
staedtler pigment liner 0.5 ~ black, brush