maandag 24 februari 2014

birthday cake

Hi everyone!
Ingrid here today with a little birthday cake.
Made this cake with the Vintage Autumn Basics collection from Maja Design.
birthday cake
Decorated the round sides with the Vintage Autumn papers, using No.II and the bottom strip. The clocks were cut out of the No.XVI. paper.
The flat sides of the cake were decorated with some fiber paste to imitate the whipped cream.
detail birthday cake
Don't you just love the clock paper sheet?!
The cut out clocks will be a great touch on almost any project!
Here I cut out a few and layered them together.
detail birthday cake
Another cut out clock for an extra touch.
detail birthday cake
And the (cherry) clock on top of the cake!
detail birthday cake
I have added some mini glass beads into the wet fiber paste.
Soften them up a little using some gesso.
detail birthday cake
Decorated the cake with some lovely flowers and embellishments and voila,
 a yummy cake (with no calories!)!lol
Maja papers used:
Vintage Autumn Basics: No.II + bottom strip and No.XVI
Other products used:
prima flowers and distress tool, pearls, mini glass beads, fiber paste, gesso, lace, charms.
Enjoy your day!

vrijdag 21 februari 2014

altered wooden box

Hi all!
Ingrid here today with an altered wooden box featuring lots of yummy Shimmerz!
Had a lot of fun playing with all those lovely colors!

Here is how I started this project:

Took some paper kitchen towel and glued it with gesso.
Mixed the gesso with micro glass beads for even more yummy textures!

Now it's ready to add all the colors!

Top view of the box.

Used tons of Shimmerz:
Spritz: Caribbean Sunset
Vibez: Princess
Vibez: razzel Dazzel Berry
Vibez: Jeni B Blue
Texturez: Brick wall
Dazzelerz: Grapetastic
Dazzelerz: Pucker Up Pink
Dazzelerz:Gummy Berry Blue
Dimensionz: Blue Lagoon

And here are some details:
Colored some flowers to match the colors on the box.

A few drops of the Blue Lagoon Dimensionz gives a great extra touch!
Dabbed some gesso with a sponge on the paintz to give it a more soft look.

Side view of the box.

Hope you liked this project and that it inspired you to use some gorgeous Shimmerz too!
If you place a Shimmerz order make sure you add my name (Ingrid Gooyer) 
in the "Instructions to Merchant" space and you will get a FREE sample sized
jar of Dazzelerz or Texturez or a full sized bottle of Dimensionz of your color choice!

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

maandag 10 februari 2014

heart wreath

Hi all!

 Today a heart wreath created with the gorgeous Ska Vi Ta En Fika collection from Maja Design.
Valentine's Day is coming up so this post is all about love.

heart wreath
The wreath originally was dark brown so this was treated with a firm coat of gesso first.
All the flowers were handmade from the Fika papers.
I also made the wrinkled strips of paper to imitate some ribbon.
detail heart wreath
The flowers are so easy to make.
Just punch two different sizes of flowers, make them wet and let them dry a bit.
Crumble them up and use a brad to hold them together.
For these flowers I used two large flowers and one small one.
The paper strips were given the same treatment, just wet them, crumble and let dry.
detail heart wreath
The white flower ribbon is given the wreath a lovely romantic feel.
detail heart wreath
The leaves chipboard, as all of the chipboard, is from Imaginarium Designs and got a coat of gesso.
detail heart wreath
Love all the beautiful colors and patterns from the Fika papers.
detail heart wreath
detail heart wreathThe butterflies chipboards got a coat of gesso first.
I used a tooth pick to make the patterns (when the gesso is still wet) on the wings.
detail heart wreath
Used some puffy paint on the letters to give them a great texture.
Papers used:
mandelkaka m plommon, soders hojder, hemma hos mig, hemgjord saft, nybakat, lejas caf'e.
Other products used: chipboard from Imaginarium Design, mini roses, flower ribbon from Prima, white thread, puffy paint, gesso.
Wishing you all a wonderful Valentine's Day and remember:
All you need is LOVE!!!

zaterdag 8 februari 2014

First DT projects for Shimmerz!

Hi all!
 I'm so excited to share my first projects as a new DT member for Shimmerz Paints!!
Just love to play with their beautiful paints!
Both projects are also for the February challenge and I used the gorgeous pink colors.
Let me start with this canvas I made for my youngest daughter.

I started the background using tissue paper to create a lot of textures.
I glued the paper and some mesh with gesso.
Sprayed some colors with Vibez, Pop Art Pink.
Added more color with the Dazzelerz, Pucker Up Pink and Tutti Frutti.
Sprayed some water to let the colors blend in.

Once dry I added some extra texture with the Texturez, Crushed Coral.

The paper flowers are colored with Dazzelerz, Pucker Up Pink.

Handmade some yarn flower in matching colors.

The pink fiber was in my stash and perfect for this project.

Here are the colors I used:
Dazzelerz: Pucker Up Pink
Dazzelerez: Tuttu Frutti
Texturez: Crushed Coral
Vibez: Pop Art Pink

Didn't want to waste any of the gorgeous paints lying on my craft map,
so I made this card as well.
You can never have to many cards, right?!!

Don't forget about this months challenge to use your Shimmerz!
Share it at Shimmerz's Facebook page here and have a chance to win a fabulous prize!

If you place a Shimmerz order make sure you add my name (Ingrid Gooyer)
in the "Instructions to Merchant"space and you will get a FREE sample sized jar of Dazzelerz
or Texturez or a full sized bottle of Dimensionz of your color choice!
You can find all the gorgeous Shimmerz paints here.

Hope you liked my first Shimmerz post!
Enjoy your day!!
Ingrid xxx

zaterdag 1 februari 2014

Mood Board february Maja Design

Hi all!

A new month so it's time for a new Mood Board at Maja Design!!

Almost Valentine's Day so how about some love?
Made this card with the Ska Vi Ta En Fika collection from Maja Design.
Totally inspired by the lilac/purple colors.

Tore some MD papers and added some dots with modeling paste using a template.
The flowers were handmade and also from this collection.
The heart and letters were painted with puffy paint.

Close-ups from the flowers.
They are so easy to make, just punch some flowers in two different sizes, make them wet with water, crumble them up, let them dry a little and put them together with a small brad.
For these ones I took three layers of flowers, 2 big and 1 small one.

Ska Vi Ta En Fika collection:
- hemma hos mig
- mandelkaka m plommon
- soders hojder
- hemgjord saft

Other products used:
- chipboard from Imaginarium Designs
- modeling paste
- puffy paint
- cheeseclothe
- mini roses
- white thread
- ribbon

If you also want to play with this beautiful Mood Board and win a fabulous prize,
check out the Maja Design Blog here.

Enjoy your day!