zondag 14 oktober 2018

Connor; Never let go of your dreams.

Saw this amazing challenge of More than Words and with the word; "Leisure" and "Splash".

What does the word Leisure mean to me? 

Leisure can be filled in in different ways and since I have creative hobbies, I found it too easy to choose those as the subject for my layout. So as leisure I chose my nephew. 

In my spare time, I like to be together with my sister and my wonderful, naughty nephew Connor, go crazy together, play, read and of course also cuddle together. 
And what is better in your free time (leisure), than creating a layout with this sweet picture of my nephew, as a birthday gift for my sweet sister in law? She didn't know that I was working on it, and to keep it a secret from her was hard. Normally we share our layouts and mixed media stuff with each other. 

She sent me this picture of her sweet son (my little nephew) taken during their vacation in England, I fell in love with it and had to make something nice with it. Hope you agree with me that it is a nice and special birthday gift for her.  

Let me tell you how I came to this result and what I used in terms of material. 

I found this gorgeous piece of paper from 7Gypsies in my stack and had to use it with this sweet picture of my little nephew. I started out by adding clear gesso all over this piece of paper. Then I used the stars stencil of 7 Dots Studio with Steel Blue from Inka Gold. I also added some heavy gesso to it, where I used a crackle stamp with some grey ink. It felt so empty with only the picture and the background I created, so I decided to make some stars with a Tim Holtz die and paper from the 7Dots Cotton Candy Dreams collection. To make some difference in height, I raised the stars with chipboard. I also cut two rectangular pieces of paper to add under the picture from the same 7 Dots Collection paper and a blue piece of paper of Canvas Corps Brands. Added some extra stars to the paper with another star stencil I had. Had no black yarn anymore, therefore I chose to use white yarn and colored it with the Black glitter ink of 13@rts. Before I glued the pieces of paper on my layout I stamped the Studio Light Industrial 2.0 stamp with some grey ink and made some splatters on the project with two different colors of Tattered Angels ink and some white gesso. Then I glued the pieces of paper on my layout and to finish it I also added the embellisments to it, and a sticker from 7 Dots Studio with the text: "Never let go of your dreams." 
Which fits perfectly with this adorable picture of my little nephew Connor. Hope you like my layout of this little dreamer as much as I do! 

Used materials: 
  • 7 Gyspsies paper Architextures "Smile for the Camera"
  • Canvas Corp Paper "Turquoise on white"
  • 7 Dots Studio paper Cotton Candy Dreams  "Sugar Haze and Cloud Watching"
  • 7 Dots Studio "Stars" Stencil
  • Prima Finnabair - Heavy Gesso White
  • Prima Finnabair - Clear Gesso
  • Crackle Stamp
  • Tim Holtz distress ink "Peeled Paint"
  • Tim Holtz distress ink "Weathered Wood"
  • Tim Holtz distress ink "Broken China"
  • Tim Holtz Alterations on the edge "Star Cluster"
  • Studio light Stamps "Industrial 2.0"
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer mist "Dreamsicle"
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer mist "Bahama Blue"
  • Color box ink "Orange"
  • Grey ink
  • Pigment modeling paste
  • Viva Inka Gold "Steel Blue"
  • Wooden filmstrip with stars
  • Wooden boat
  • Another Star Stencil
  • White sewing thread
  • 13 @rts Ayeeda ink "Black Glitter"

woensdag 10 oktober 2018

You light up my day!

Today I want to share my layout which I made for the Oktober Challenge of 13@rts. 

The moodboard of 13@rts has a vintage feeling and the theme is; "Petticoats & Pleats", so I had to use this fairytale picture of a little girl with a petticoat tulle ball gown with lots of pleats.

Let me share with you how I created this layout; You light up my day! I still had this beautiful sheet "Dreaming" of the beautiful collection "Aura Rosa" from 13@rts  and it fits so nicely to this pretty picture of the little girl and the idea I already had for this layout. First I have rubbed the paper entirely with Clear Gesso from Finnabair, so that I could continue with my layout. My next step was stamping the background behind the photo with stencils of 13@rts; "Beads and vines", "Bubbles" and the numbers of "Butterflies", derfore I used Distress Ink of Tim Holtz in the following colors; "Peacock feathers", "Rusty hinge", "Vintage photo", "Crushed olive" and "Mowed lawn". To create a 3D effect, I applied half butterflies with modeling paste and colored it with "Crushed olive".
My eye felt on two butterfly stamps I have of Finnabair, so decide to add them to my background.
Used my Big Shot to make with my dies a branches circle and some branches with leaves. And to finish my layout off I added washi text tape in small pieces, clipping sticker with "Daylight dreams" of Tim Holtz, stamp with "You light up my day!" on a little piece of paper and added a mix of clear gesso with mini beads and glitter.

And this is the endresult of it, hope you liking it!

Products I used:

  • 13@rts Paper of the collection Aura Rosa "Dreaming"
  • 13@rts Stencil "Beads and vines"
  • 13@rts Stencil "Bubbles"
  • 13@rts Stencil "Butterflies"
  • Prima Clear Gesso
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink "Peacock feathers"
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink "Rusty hinge"
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink "Vintage photo"
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink "Crushed olive"
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink "Crushed olive"
  • Tim Holtz Distress Glitter "Tarnished brass"
  • Tim Holtz Distress Glitter "Rusty hinge"
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Clippings stickers "Daylight dreams"
  • Pigment Modeling Paste
  • Stamp "You light up my day!"
  • Washi text tape
  • Mini beads "Brown"
  • Glitter two different colors "Green"
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woensdag 19 september 2018

There is sunshine in my soul today!

Did you see the challenge of More than Words of September? With the color; Yellow and the word; Sunshine. I like to challenge myself with the difficult color Yellow and this is what I came up with, hope you like my mixed media take on your moodboard this month!


What does the word SUNSHINE mean to me?
Whenever I'm feeling a little down, the sun always manages to cheer me up. Be it in the form of actual sunshine of friends. We all have our dark days, so by seeing the word Sunshine the first thing that came to mind was: "There is sunshine in my soul today!".

That is also why I chose this photo, you can see the sunshine in her eyes / her soul, especially because she covers the rest of the face with her hands. And you can also see the sunshine reflect on her skin and hands.

Let me tell you how I came to this result and what I used to make it;
I started this layout with a plain white sheet and on it I used some stamps of Prima, Finnabair, Tim Holtz, etc. to create a different background than the usually pre-printed sheets. Than I have drawn circles and stripes at the background, colored the circles with ink. I also added a paper doillie on both sides off the photo and on the edge of the paper. Than I found a flower stencils and added some yellow and the other one with black ink. After that I added some black gesso, yellow and green paint to the background. Distressed the photo borders. Made some nice dies-flowers with my cuttlebug and glued them next to the picture to give it a little dimension. I wrote the text on a piece of paper that I cutted in parts and added some yellow and green ink on it, before I glued them on the layout. For the finishing up I added some sequins to the layout.

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vrijdag 17 augustus 2018

Yesterday of the Beatles!

My eye fell on the following two challenges, both having a vintage theme and "More than Words" has the word Yesterday


The first thing I think of when I see the word Yesterday is the Beatles and their number 1 hit  "Yesterday" and since this hit dates between 1963-1965, I decided to use a picture of the Beatles with Yesterday on it for my Vintage layout.

This is the fabulous moodboard of 7 Dots Studio, loving the vintage feeling and the serene look of it. Had to enter these two amazing challenges!!

So let me tell you what I did and used to make this Mixed Media layout:

I started with this photo of the Beatles and a sheet of Craft Sensations paper that looks like a film strip and then added some gesso on it. Then I applied the modeling paste with the "Burlap" and "Arrows"mask, which I sprinkled with different colors of embossingpowder before the modeling paste was dry.After that I added some different colors of Tattered Angels Ink on the gesso and between de modeling paste.Stamped here and there with some black ink with the script stamp at the 12 x 12 inch paper.
Then I continued to create layers on my paper, so there would appear some depth in my layout. For this I used Prima paper and tags from 7 Dots Studio,which I added inkt on the edges. I made the filmstrips from a sheet of 7 Dots Studio Writersblock and I also added ink on the edges. So it seems a bit leathery. And behind the filmstrips I added some tissue paper, so it just look like if there was a film in the filmstrip.
And to finish the layout I added some tags, stars, tickets, etc.

Hope you like the outcome of my take on the moodboards!

Things I used:
  • Paper of Craft Sensations
  • 7 Dots Studio "Writersblock" paper and tags
  • Prima paper "Engraver Collection / Calligraphy"
  • Prima Finnabair Heavy Gesso
  • Pigment Modeling Paste
  • Black ink
  • Script stamp 
  • Tattered Angels Spray; "Sunflower, Leap Frog and Suede"
  • Papermania embossingpowder; "Tinsel Snowflake, Gold and Copper"
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink; "Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo"
  • Tim Holtz Dies "Filmstrip Frames"
  • Tim Holtz mask "Burlap"(THS007) + "Arrows"(THS025)
  • Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Ephemera "Vintage"
  • Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap/paper "Melange"

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zondag 28 mei 2017

Come sit on my porch.

Welcome to my blog. 
Today I like to share my latest Mixed Media Project with you. 

I saw the amazing moodboard of Canvas Corp Brands, Words & Paintery and of Mixed Media & Art. They all have too things in common and that is the colors and the rusty look. So I had to give it a try and see what I will become. And this is my mixed media project, hope you like it. 

So let me tell you what I did and used to make this Mixed Media project.

I started out with wooden house with I covered with gesso. I added while drying on my Baking non stick fiberglass mat the different colors of Tim Holtz new distress Oxide with I mixed with water, before I added the colormix on my wooden house, the cardboard tree and the leaves. When it dryed it looked like I used Chalkboard, so I decided to add some of my hairspray on it, with the final result a glossy effect of the distress Oxide. In the mean time I found this sweet vintage picture of those three laughing boys on a porch. And the text come sit on my porch which right fit in.
On my big shot I made this beautiful brick wall with thinlits of Tim Holtz out of yellow paper. The brick wall and all the embellishments I covered up with Viva rusty, Oxyd and with copper rust. I also mixed some small 3D balls with some pieces of distress crayon and the viva rusty. Love the outcome of it.
I cut a door out of the new collection of  7Gypsies "Painted Doors". Now everything is dry I can start to add all together on my wooden house and build it up. Love how everything fits so good together.

 Things I used:

  • Painted Doors of 7Gypsies
  • Moddelingpaste
  • Gesso
  • Viva Rusty
  • Viva Rusty Patina "Oxyd"
  • Viva Rusty Patina "Copper Rust"
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxide (- Broken China - Fired Brick - Peeled Paint - Vintage Photo )
  • Tim Holtz Distress Crayon - Tumbled glass
  • Tim Holtz Thinlits - Brick wall
  • Finnabair "Mechanicals mini Brads"
  • Finnabair "Mechanicals mini Hardware"
  • Powertex 3D balls - small
  • Metal Gears
  • Metal Arrows
  • MDF house
  • Cardboard tree
  • Paper leaves
  • Leathery paper 

Thank you for stopping by!

Connor; Never let go of your dreams.

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