OWN DESIGNS

I like to draw, also!!

I have 60 + designs ready to be used for a stamp design, or for a stencil ...
As far as I am concerned they are too beautiful to just sit in a 'drawer'..

Please send me an e-mail for details if you're interested!

dinsdag 19 mei 2015

The Original Documented Life Project - week 15

Playtime for me again! 
 I am doing the Original Documented life project, the April theme being : 
Color Safari (Exploring Inks and Paints)
 Art challenge : Acrylics
The Journal Prompt:    Cry me a River

So this is another art journal page of 18 x 25 centimeters! 
 I messed around with acrylic color, stencils, stamps and jute...
..and tissue wrap, and acrylic markers.. 
I used stencils from TCW, but they're not too visibly used here... 

Hope you like it!

I am entering this in the challenge at
1. Simon Says stamp - X, Y or Z - I chose Y for yellow
2. The Artistic Stamper - art journal

maandag 18 mei 2015

A new favorite stamp - the wren!

 Of course this wren stamp is my favorite from the new catalog of Magenta! 
( It's my own design... )


I started by choosing a piece of scrapbookpaper from Magenta. It has this soft grey background. 
I decided to stamp the wren in light grey, and heat embossed with clear embossing to make it more defined. 
The background already had some rusty accnts so I chose rusty hinge distress ink to sponge with. 
I made some of the images pop more with a white acrylic marker!



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PRODUCTS USED from Magenta: (click on picture)
(Ellie Knol design:)



vrijdag 15 mei 2015

The Original Documented Life Project - week 14

Playtime for me again! 
 I am doing the Original Documented life project, the April theme being : 
Color Safari (Exploring Inks and Paints)
 Art challenge Watercolors
The Journal Prompt:    It's Water Under the Bridge
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Another art journal page of approx. 18x25 cm!
 I chose to keep it simple this time. 
I let the watercolors and paper do it's work.  (o, yes, and the household wrap!) 

 
I added a script in the background as the 'journaling'. 
I did not use the Journal prompt on this page. Sorry, no bridge, LOL. 

The flowers were drawn very lightly with pencil before filling in the background. I only had to draw them with an acrylic pen then. Easy Peasy! 
I used 250 grams watercolorpaper. 

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I am entering this in the challenge at
1.  The Artistic Stamper - art journal


donderdag 14 mei 2015

The Original Documented Life Project - week 13

 I am doing the Original Documented life project, the March theme was: 
Making Your Mark (Doodles & Mark Making)
 Art challenge Make a Custom Element
The Journal Prompt:    "Ride the energy of your own unique spirit." - Gabrielle Roth

Another art journal page of approx. 18x25 cm!
 The wren is (one of) my new stamp designs at Magenta. So that is what is the custom element on this page .. hope that counts. I used the word OWN from the journal prompt. The script in the background is also my own (design).
The stencil in the background of the clocks and script is from TCW!


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I am entering this in the challenge at
1. The Artistic Stamper - art journal

STAMPS USED: 


https://www.magentastyle.ca/store/product_info.php?cPath=398_492&products_id=15401&osCsid=h9cdb269m24epmc4setf2j6k71

woensdag 13 mei 2015

I long for summer!

My first ever design team post for The Crafter's Workshop! 
Hope you will enjoy! 
Maybe you would like to leave me (and other teammates) some love on the 
The Crafter's Workshop blog
Remember - we create for you (and for ourselves of course!)! 
This is an art journal page of 18 x 25 centimeters!


I am doing the Original Documented life project, the February* theme was: 
Layers You Will Love!
 Art challenge for the 9th week:  Using at Least Five Layers
The prompt is: Give Me a  High Five

*I've already done a few weeks after this one, but had to wait to post this page. I am behind, but not that far!


1st layer -  use this page from leftover distress inks from craft sheet; adhere it to the page. See the torn edge at the top? 
2nd  layer - sponge with black distress inks over a stencil, also the script. 
3rd layer - structure paste over a stencil (script)
4th layer - sponge the butterflies onto a separate piece of cardstock, in several purple distress inks, heat emboss with clear, cut out and adhere over the black sponged butterflies.  
5th layer - add purple distress stickles over the seed heads and bodies of the butterflies. 
6th layer - sponge the purple colors (distress inks) onto the background.  
7th layer - add finishing touches like white edges with a white acrylic marker. 


All stencils used are from The Crafter's Workshop!  

Blogpost as   
'The Crafter’s Workshop' Design Team Member

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I am entering this in the challenge at
1. Simon says stamp Wednesday - color swatch