Monday, November 17, 2014

Over the moon

Hi everyone,

A new Monday means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This week is all about the moon. Perhaps you have amazing space themed stamps or you have a different idea while thinking of the moon. Share it with us! We love to see what you came up with.


I've altered the title of the challenge a bit, but the moon is still the focal point of my card, as you can see... I started with making the background blue with Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. These colors I use rarely. But perfect for a nighty sky! The School house stencil with Black Soot gave it a sort of intergalactic feel, along with the Cherish stamp with some Archival Jet Black Ink.



I made a template for the moon with the greatest of Sized Circles. I used a palette knife to apply Copper Crackle Texture Paste and waited over night to dry. Because the paste is very liquid, a halo appeared around the moon, love that! But unfortunately it also warped the paper a lot when it dried. It was a tricky task to adhere the warped base onto the card.




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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

Monday, November 10, 2014

Ornamental

Hi everyone,

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog has a new challenge: Ornaments! It's almost the season, so maybe you're inspired to make some Christmas ornaments or Christmas rosettes. But maybe you want to have some fun with ornaments stamps. Let us know what inspired you!

This ornamental stamp is a member of my collection for a while now, and I only used it once or twice. Perfect for this challenge! I started with a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock. I made a pattern with it. Then I stamped it seven times on masking tape and cut them out. Placed them over the stamped images to ensure that the inside of the frames retain white.

 


Purple was the color that came to mind thinking of the background, so I created a background with Seedless Preserves. I made the edges a bit darker and the center of the card a lot lighter to adhence the center frame. To make it even more a focal point, I've applied a layer of Crackle Paint. The sentiment from Simon Says Stamp fits perfectly under the ornament, I think it was speciallys made for it!






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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

CC3C #14

Hi everyone,

Today I want to share the tag that I made for CC3C with you! What a fun technique this is (I know, I say this every time, but it's true)! I used the last of my Crackle paint, so I have to keep in mind to get some more. This week is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique!


I'm loving the fall colors more and more! What a beautiful color palette. The real fall weather has finally struck in the Netherlands. Which inspired me for this tag.






Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

Monday, November 3, 2014

Good 'ol days

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "the good 'ol days". Are you making a project inspired by the past, or maybe you have a nice old stamp that you wanna use again.




Personally, I like a lot of time worn techniques as well as grunge and Industrial effects. That reminded me of the tag that Tim Holtz had made for January 2014. That gave me the idea to use some of those techniques for an art journal page and with the same colors Tim used. So cool!


I used a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock as base and gave it a bit of color with Pumice Stone. I build some layers along the edges of the various washi tape with lots of stamps and stencils. The golden splashes are the Bronzer Color Shine. Gives just a bit extra, I think.

I'm loving this flat sort of clean art journal. I know that may sound silly, but most of my art journals are so exploded and pages sticking together that it's nice to have a clean looking art journal. I know I'm a bit mad, LOL!



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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

Thursday, October 30, 2014

12 tags of 2014 - October

Hi everyone,

Yes, this month no improvement from me, I'm just in time to participate in the 12 tags of 2014. I love Halloween and Tim made for this month a gorgeous tag in Halloween style! Happy dance!


I don't like to fussy cut and I found another way to achieve this technique. I adhered masking tape on a  piece of black cardstock passed it through the Vagabond with the Haunted Webs die. After applying the paste I removed the masking tape and got the same effect without fiddling and getting frustrated. So happy with the result.



Unfortunately I don't have the Distress Stain Sprays yet and so I used Dylusions instead. These also react nicely with water. The colors are only a lot brighter.







Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Treat

Hi everyone,

It's almost time for the most spooky holiday of the year! Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog has got you covered with this weeks theme: "This is a treat"! Halloween will not be celebrated by everyone, but maybe you can be inspired by the colorful treats instead.



I was inspired by right pink candy, and I just love Neon Pink, so that's a great combination to create a page in my art journal. I started with a sheet of Neenah Solar White cardstock and the Distress Marker Spritzer and Latticework stencil to make my first layer.



Then I used washi tape to create ​​the main composition. Around the washi tape I played with stencils and stamps to build up more dimension and interest. The Haunted Webs and Bunch of Bats dies immediately gives the pages a Halloween vibe.






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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

Monday, October 20, 2014

No rules, just play!

Hi everyone,

This week over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, there are no rules, just play! Everything is possible, let your imagination run free. Have fun and show us your project(s)!



I'm moving and I wanted to make a planner ​​where I can keep track what I have to do, inspiration, requested tenders etc. The important papers go into a large binder, but I wanted something handy, something I easily can take everywhere.
I started with the covers. These are canvas boards that I painted black with Charcoal Black. I really love the combination of black with neon pink and white. A touch of kraft makes it even more interesting. As base to go onto the cover I used Neenah Solor White Cardstock.



With the Distress Marker Spritzer and Simon Says Stamp Blocked Circles stencil I made the first layer. Every time I'm amazed how awesome this effect is. Especially if there is enough ink coming out of the markers .... Then it was time for some washi tapes. After some stamping I applied some black colored Embossing Paste with the Jumbled Letters for a bit of texture.



Since the background was already quite dark, I painted the letters Neon Pink and stamped on top of them with a Crackle stamp. To ensure that the planner stays in shape and everthing stays in place, I applied a layer of Multi Medium Matte on the covers.



I've created tabs with different themes in the same style as the cover, only slightly simpler and lighter.





A calendar is always useful and so is a checklist for everything I need to do. And that's a lot...

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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra