donderdag 28 april 2016

Spring - greetings from the sun..

Using up a monoprint- covering up the areas around the flower with white acrylic paint - that's the story behind this card. 
These are stamps from Inkerbell Stamps.

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Stamplorations - Stamps and Splatters
2. Country View Challenges - Spring 

woensdag 27 april 2016

"White space" for Paper Artsy ...

yes...  I am guest designing at Paper Artsy - for their themed challenges. 
The theme this fortnight is 'white space'. 

I’ve made a box from cardboard (to fit the envelopes and cards), and used the same technique on the outside of it, as I’ve used on the six cards inside it. It will make for a nice and unique gift! 

White space can be dramatic; highlighting the focal point of your project! I always try to add a lot of contrast, as that is what ART is about, isn’t it? Without contrast, there will be no expression in your project. What better way is there to add contrast than (a lot of) white space?

If you'd like to see the step-by-step of this and more photos of the 6 cards, 
go see the Paper Artsy blog!
Lots of other beautiful and inspirational examples of white space there too! 

dinsdag 26 april 2016

12 tags of 2016 - April

My tag for the April challenge in the 12 tags of 2016 from Tim Holtz!

I've matted the tag onto black cardstock- gives it some more definition! 
... pssssst - and to be honest, the backside of the tag was not clean after all the messiness, so this way nobody will ever know that! 

As you might notice, I've used white paper as base for the mosaic. 
LOVE the technique.. 

donderdag 21 april 2016

Hello spring!

I have a step-by-step tutorial on the TCW blog today.... 

... featuring a similar technique with 3 different takes.  

Some sneak peeks here: 

See you there?! 

I am entering this in the challenge on 
2. A Vintage Journey - spring is in the air

zaterdag 16 april 2016

We need blue skys and blue flowers..

.. not these blurry rainy days. 

I used a piece of wallpaper to create this card. 

I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. TIOT - moodboard
3. A Vintage Journey - spring is in the air