zondag 23 november 2014

Gift for Danique *13 Arts*

Made this big *D* as a gift for Danique, a sweet little girl in our family.
Had a lot of fun with a lot of products from 13 Arts. To check out the store click here
Bought the big *D* at Xenos, a Dutch store.
Painted it with 13 Arts gesso and kitchen paper towel.
Mixed some glass filler (also 13 Arts) with the gesso to create the texture.
 I applied the buttons, wooden flowers and some metal.
Gave it all a coat of gesso before painting.
I used the following 13 Arts paints:
Chalk Fushia
Chalk Yellow Lemon
Matte Berry

The large flourish is chipboard from Dusty Attic.

Painted some flowers with the Matte Berry.
The chipboard fence is from Imaginarium Designs.

This lovely metal frame was in my stash for a long time and it was perfect for this little cutie! 

The little metal house and butterfly are also from Xenos.

These twigs (absolutely love them!) are from 13 Arts also.
The metal 'love' is from Prima.

Roses, buttons, pearls and some bling.

Enjoy your day! 
Ingrid xxx

vrijdag 21 november 2014

two cards *Maja Design*

Today I want to share these two cards. 
Made them with the Vintage summer Basics collection from Maja design.

For this card I used the following papers: 1923 - 1933 - 1934

Handmade thread flowers.

Pink paper flowers from Scrapberry's.

And the second card:
For this one I used the 1921 and 1922 papers.

Papers used: 1921 - 1922 - 1923 - 1933 - 1934
Other products used: flowers Petaloo, flowers Scrapberry's, wooden butterfly, dew drops, small roses, wood beads, thread flowers, chipboard dusty Attic, gauze, buttons and lace.

maandag 17 november 2014

tissue box *Maja design*

Ohhhh....I really need some hugs!
Feeling a bit sad..... One week ago my youngest daughter left home to study in the States.
She will be gone for almost 7(!!) months!! I'm extremely proud of her but I think all moms can imagine how I'm feeling right now....
So today I have a tissue box to share with you all.
Think I will be needing those tissues a lot!!!! :)

Made this box with the Crea Diem collection.

I tore up some bits of papers and glued them on the box.
I made a mix of gesso and micro beads and glass filler, and applied it randomly.
Wanted to create a bit of a wintery effect.

Had this cute little house in my stash for awhile and I thought it would be perfect for this box.

Added some flowers, gauze, beads and chipboard (Dusty Attic) to create a little scenery.

Cut out the clocks from the -den oersattliga tiden- sheet.

Creating some lovely texture with the papers and the mixed gesso.

Papers used:
Kann dig sjalv
Sa lange jag lever
Ord flyger bort
Skapa dagen
Den oersattliga tiden

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

woensdag 12 november 2014

set of three cards *Shimmerz*

Today I would like to share this set of three mini cards.
Made these on a card sized mini canvas, perfect to hold all the paints!

For these cards I used the following paints:
Spritz: Caribbean Sunset
Vibez: Princess
Vibez: Razzel Dazzel Berry
Vibez: Jeni B Blue
Texturez: Brick Wall
Texturez: Tidy Widy
Dazzelerz: Grapetastic
Dazzelerz: Pucker Up Pink
Dazzelerz: Gummy Berry Blue

Card no.1
For card no.1 I used a wooden left over packaging.
Randomly painted until I was happy with the result and embellished it with flowers, metal pieces, chipboard, gauze and pearls.
Gave a final extra touch with gesso around the edges.

All the flowers were painted with the Shimmerz colors also.

The empty packaging gives a great dimensional effect!

Card no.2
Just playing with the colors on the background and added some flowers, twigs and pearls.

Made this butterfly with a template using the Dazzelerz, Gummy Berry Blue.

Card no.3
So loving these colors together....they make me happy! :)
At this card also a touch of gesso around the edges to make it a bit softer looking.

Using Texturez, Tidy Widy, for the branches.

Enjoy your day! 
Ingrid xxx

maandag 3 november 2014

time to fly *Maja Design*

It's been a long time since a made a canvas/layout.
Made this one for my youngest daughter, Yiscka
with the beautiful Crea Diem collection from Maja design.
The closer the date of Yiscka's leaving to the States, the more sentimental I become!! :)
She had to take some photo's for all the legal documents, not her usually sunny self and she really hates this one, but he.....thought it was a beautiful photo anyway and had to be scrapped!
(note: she forgave me for using it! LOL)

-Time to fly-
Go where you need to.
Explore the world.
Live your life but always
remember your way home.

I started this layout with layering some cut out strips from the Crea Diem collection.

Created the background with modeling paste and a clock template.
Used the fushia color from Shimmerz paints and some black acrylic paint.
The gorgeous butterfly is from Scrap-Unlimited and got two coats of gesso before randomly painted with the fushia. Added some pearls on the butterfly.

Lovely -home- resin from Prima.

Ab imo pectore = with all my heart / uit de grond van mijn hart 
A piece of the bottom strip.

I wanted to add some extra color for more contrast and choose some lime colored touches in the flowers and pearls. The chipboard frame is from Dusty Attic and the painted twigs are from 13Arts.

Some extra touches with gesso.

I used the following papers:
Ord flyger bort
Den oersattliga tiden
Fylld av karlek (+bottom strip)

Enjoy your day! 
Ingrid xxx

woensdag 29 oktober 2014

let's have some tea! *Shimmerz*

I'm a great tea-lover so today I have this teapot to share with you.
No plan, just playing with all those gorgeous Shimmerz colors! :)

The teapot got two coats of gesso first.
I randomly applied the paints and watered them to let them run.

I used these colors:
Shimmerz: Bubble gum
Shimmerz: Sugar Plum
Shimmerz: Pink
Shimmerz: Magenta
Shimmerz: Marigold

When the paint is still a bit wet, I applied some gesso.
Took a tooth-pick and made these fun shapes.
Really love this effect!

The small mini roses were also painted with the Shimmerz.

Another close-up of the paints and gesso.
Love the way the gesso makes little cracks!
This could easily be an awesome background for any project, don't you think!

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx