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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween tags and cards

As promised also the tags and cards I made for friends and family who indeed know Halloween, as it is not celebrated here in the Netherlands.....unfortunately. But that doesn't keep me from sending some scary wishes anyway....


A few more projects from the last weeks.

Dear blog readers,

I thought it was time for another post with projects I have done the last couple of weeks.
Some are for birthdays and some are just to say hi. Halloween  projects will be posted in a separate post.



Friday, October 26, 2012

Birthday card

Hello everyone,

Today I want to share a project with you I made for an uncle of mine for his birthday. The funny thing is that he looks like the man from the stamp I used!

I created the background by stamping the flower texture with embossing ink and used the chinese red embossing powder by the Antiquities range from Ranger.
Then I inked up the paper with a light green distress ink and the edges with a darker green using the distress ink blending tool by Tim Holtz.

The die cuts I painted with the adirondack paint dabbers bij Ranger and the letters with Glossy Accents.

I highlighted the leaves with liquid pearls and the shield I gave a distressed look using black paint.

The photo was stamped with Stãzon ink on white cardstockand coloured it with distress inks using the waterbrush. I then covered it with crackle paint Rock Candy to give it a tattred look.

I put it all together using Glossy Accents glue and voilá... the card is ready.

Enjoy and untill next time.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Mini scrapbook album

Hello again,

I want to share with you a little project I made for a couple who have been together for 16 years. And for that occasion I made a little booklet to congratulate them.

It is made from one 12" by 12" paper stash folded in a way so each page has a pocket. I will post that process in future. I am just getting the hang of this blogging so as I learn I will post the way I make projects more elaboratly .

The front and back of the booklet I painted with disstress crackle paint from Tim Holtz by Ranger and the corners pieces are die cuts and are painted with Adirondac acrylic paint dabbers also by Ranger and also I put on some Antiquities embossing powder from Ranger. Well to be honest 99.9% of the products I use are from Ranger. So I will only highlight the kind of products I use.


On the front I added a rosette accentuated with some distress stickles and the numbers are also painted with distress crackle paint.

In the frontpage and in the back page I punched a hole with the Cropadile Big Bite and added an eyelet in each hole and threaded a ribbon through it so the booklet can be tied shut.

That was the most elaborate work, the internal pages were easier as there was not much room for any embellishments. But I tried to make the most of it!

 I put something over the photos to respect the privacy of the people on them. But you get the idea of the project none the less I think.
On the page pictured above I took an ATC and stamped the woodgrain on it with a Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamp with Archival ink and distressed it with distress ink. The picture itself I cut to shape with a pair of craft scissors and in the corners I put in screw brads.

On this page I used a die punched piece of cardstock from my stash and coloured it with distress ink. The corners of the picture are cropped using the cropadile corner chomper cloud/scallop and I used some distress ink on the edges of the photo. To give it some oompf I added a couple of adhesive pearls. I wanted to use them in all four corners but then the booklet didn't close properly. Hence the ones in the middle of the side of the page.

On these two pages I wanted to put the message of the booklet. On the left page I put a mini tag stamped with a little sentiment and embellished with a small flower and a brass butterfly charm.

On the right I stamped a wineglass, as the couple appreciates the fine wines of this world with some sentiments, and I painted in the wine with Perfect Pearls to simulate the Rose wine they like.

On the next two pages I put a picture of both persons individually as you can see. One I cut to shape using caft scissors and the other one I tore the edges. Both photos I distressed a little bit with distress ink. I put them on ATCs which were inked with distress ink.

These last two pages are very Christmassy. I had a very nice picture of the couple under the Christmas tree so I got inspired. On the top page I put a snippet of the Tim Holz paper stash Holidays and a branch of fir and a little Santa boot charm to finish the look. The branch is white cardstock inked with Distress ink and some distress stickles to give it a bit of glitz.
The lower page is an ATC inked with Distress ink and sprayed with PerfectPearls Spray to give it a real festive look. I embellished it with a little die cut holly and some adhesive pearls.

And that concludes this project. I hope you got an idea how it came about.

Until the next project!

Again a wedding anniversary zigzag album

And here I am again.
As I loved doing the previous zigzag mini album I decided to do another for a couple who have been married for 46 years.


Wedding anniversary mini album

Hello dear enthousiasts.

I want to share with you a zigzag mini album I made for a coupe who have been married for nine years.

The album itself is chipboard and I embellished it in various ways. I am sure most of you recognise the products I used.

I decided only to post the photos and not the process as it might be to boring. But if you have any questions I am more than happy to oblige and explain.

Enjoy the mini album: (as always I made sure the privacy of the people in question is respected)

Until next time!


Monday, October 15, 2012

Projects from last week

Hello again,

Here are five projects I created last week for a birth (Isa), a thank you (soar) and three birthdays.
I made a few more but haven't sent them yet by post so I will publish them as soon as they have been mailed.

Again....enjoy (Can you tell I was into butterflies last week?)

And don't be afraid to leave a comment ;-)