Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Precious memories, chase your dreams.

I found this gorgeous photography of a little Afro American boy, so in love with his sweet little face and his amazing curly hair. How I came up with this result and what did I use colorwise and materials, let me share that with you;

First I took a 12 x 12 inch piece of white paper and placed the photo where I later want to put it. I marked the spot with a pencil, before I start to stamp with the different stamps. Started with different collors ink on the Art Stamp Carabelle the MM strips and Azoline strips, after that with another color ink the Sweet eyes and the Bitty Grunge Stamps in the center of the paper and at the corners. To connect the corners with each other I have used a stamp where the stars are connected with a stripe. I cut the Square mini frame in two and add gesso on it on both sides of the chipboard and also on the words of Scrapiniec, before I distress them with the Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Vintage Photo and Rusty Hinge. Cut some green leaves with my dies out of paper. Distress the edges of the layout, the photography and the piece paper below the photo with Archival Ink "Potting Soil". And start to glue the photo on the piece of deco time paper, before I added it on my layout. At two corners of the photo I glue the two pieces of the square mini frames and in between it the green leaves, which I also added extra on the corners of the layout where I already have stamped. To finished it of I splashed with two different Tattered Angels Glimmer mist between both corners of the photo and the edge of the layout.

Materials I used:
  • White piece of paper 12 x 12 inch
  • Rest piece of paper of Deco Time "Cardboard Patterns"
  • Finnabair Heavy white gesso
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Crushed Olive, Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo"
  • Archival Ink "Potting Soil"
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist "OliveVine and Antique Brass"
  • Art Stamp Carabelle "Sweet Eyes"
  • Art Stamp Carabelle "MM Strips" of Birgit Koopsen
  • Art Stamp Carabelle "Azoline Strips"
  • Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous "Bitty Grunge"
  • Stamp -Star connected by stripe -
  • Stamp "Chase your dreams"
  • Creative Embellishments "Square mini frames"
  • Scrapiniec Words "Presious Memories"
  • Leaves dies 

Collector of memories

Today I like to share a different Mixed Media project of mine, I "altered" the front of my art journal in a grungy shabby vintage style.

Let me tell you how I came to this result;
First I took a piece of cardboard and made it in the same size as my art journal. I covered it with a piece of fabric, glued it on the cardboard with modpodge. And to make the dark fabrik a little softer I used some white gesso. After the gesso had dried up, I stamped on it with some white gesso and also with some distress ink (Chrushed Olive). I also darkened the edges with distress ink(Vintage Photo) on the cover and all the pieces of paper. Before I started layering, I first twisted around the fabric covered cardboard some rope and the copper iron wire. I also found this gorgeous picture of a little girl with a Danisch Dog, I did this in a used teabag and have smeared it with several layers of modpodge. After it dried I made some stiches with a copper iron wire on each side of the picture.

Then I started with layering with some small blue paper in the lasercut frames and the stamped cotton, on that the cultivated page of the book (added some Archival ink "Jet Black" and Brilliance ink "Coffee Bean", before I wrinkled it and made the paper wet before I let it dry again), a crocheted rosette (added some brown ink and Rusty Patina "Gr√ľnspan Copper Rust" of Viva), than a piece of bandage, a darkbrown cupcake party packaging, some fabric flowers and lace ribbon, some small pieces of cotton with stamped steampunk hats, some metal embellishments and some small pieces of blue paper with washi tape(Prima Washi Tape "Butterfly love") on them. I did a doily under the photo in the used teabag and to finish it of I have added on the photo a string cirkle frame (which I added some Ayeeda "Bronze" metallic Paint of 13@rts on, also some text stamp on it with black ink and a little Rusty Patina of Viva) with a little piece of blue paper and washi tape + rub on words of Tim Holtz.

Before I glue the altered cardboard on my journal, I covered my Journal with some pieces of paper and under the cardboard I glued some leftovers of lace, teabag, blue paper and some jogged fabric. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

There is nothing like a dream to create the future!

The challenge of this month More than Words Novenber Challenge is to use the inspiration word Future and the creative challenge are stars. So I found this a hard one, because you can approach the word Future in a variety of ways, and then you also have to find a way to let this coexist with stars in your creation. Now I am hoping that you like my take on the More than Words challenge!

What means the word FUTURE to me?

Sometimes I wish I had a glass globe which I could look at the future with regard to peace on earth, but I am more curious about my future and my bond with my beloved husband. Would we in the future still love each other as much as we do now, will we still be healthy, will we still experience lots of crazy adventures together or try out new things and travel a lot? Maybe the questions are already writen in the stars? Who knows, the future will teach us!

So therefor I used this comical photo of an old couple having fun, while the woman with an umbrella tries to skate on a skateboard with the help of her husband. And the title "There is nothing like a dream to create the future." fits perfectly to this photo.

Let me tell you how I made this creation and what kind of materials I used to make it;

In my stack I found this amazing comical photo of an old couple which having fun together and on my Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Remnant Rubs-Ons Words I found this good sense: "There is nothing like a dream to create the future", perfect to this funny picture.
I took an A4 white piece of paper, some colors Archival (Paradise Teal, Cactus Flower, Majestic Violet and Jet Black) and Distress Ink (Faded Jeans) which I loved to use with the photography and my title for my artbook page. After I found my colors, I also checked my stamps which I hope to create an awesome background with. Found some stams of Art Stamp "Carabelle" (numbers, sweet eyes, mm strips of Birgit Koopsen and border stamps Azoline), Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous (Bitty Grunge) and AALL & Create stamp (#12). First I put the photo on the A4 paper to determine where it should end before I stamped a background to it with some gorgeous and amazing stamps. Also stamped some stars on a white piece of paper to cut them out and glued them on, also added two dies stamps to the art page. To finish my background I used some Paradise Teal Archival Ink on a stars stencil, also added some black gesso on the edges of my A4 paper and around the photo. In my grey cardboard Art Book (Old Photo album) I create some lines on the borders of the page with some star and scribble stamp. After that I glued my A4 piece of paper on it and finished it of with the cut out stamped stars.

Hope this is an inspiration to you all and usefull to create a project like mine or some other art.
Thank you for stopping by and read my blog.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Monsters & Goblins, Witches & Ghosts ......

I saw this month at Creative Embellishments the Oktober challenge with the Halloween theme with a little twist to use multiple photos. To use multiple photos is a challenge of his own for me, normally I only use 1 photo on my layout. Love to challenge myself so why not in this way. This is also my first Halloween layout ever, so I hope you like what I did with it. 

Let me tell you how I came to this scary result.  

At first I found my self two pieces of 12 by 12 inch papers, one graphite grey and one white. Started out with the graphite grey piece of paper, made a nice spiderweb background with a Dutch Doobadoo spiderweb stencil and white ink. After that I ripped off/distressed the edges of the paper, to give it a more rugged appearance. (Later on I adhered it to the white paper.) 
Alos, I added black ink on the distressed edges so it looks more dramatic.

Using the Andy Skinner stencil "Day of the Dead" and black ink, I made the skulls on a piece of white paper, cut them out and accentuated the edges with black ink. Did the same with the crow and the hand holding a bloody eye. The crow and the hand holding a bloody eye were colored with Graph twin tip alcohol based markers. 
Under the photos I added 7 Dots Paper of the Cotton Candy Dreams Collection and used a text stamp with ink to give it a vintage feeling. I also added black ink around the edges before I glued the photos on top of them. Cut the crow in two parts and glued those halves next to each photo. Found some fabric in my stash that looks like a spiderweb and added it here and there, under the skulls, photos, crow and hand with the bloody eyes. 
The white piece of paper was too white, so I played around the edges with 6 different stamps, with crows, eyes, hands, skeletons, etc. And just like I did with the graphite grey piece of paper, I made this paper more dramatic with black edges, this time with black gesso. 

So, this is how I made this Halloween layout, hope it inspires you to create something for Halloween as well! 

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Sunday, October 14, 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"

Precious memories, chase your dreams.

I found this gorgeous photography of a little Afro American boy, so in love with his sweet little face and his amazing curly hair. How I...