woensdag 7 maart 2012

I was Liebstered!

Today I received a message from Sheila, who told me she had awarded me with:

Isn't that just ADORABLE? Thank you so much Sheila for your kind words! Oh, and while you are all clicking on Sheila's link to her blog, take some time to look at her cards. She really does amazing things coloring with markers!
The Liebster Blog award was created for blogs with less than 200 followers. I have seen this award circulate many times but this is the first time I received it myself. I'm so proud!
Now there are some things I have to do now, it goes with this award:
1: Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2: Reveal your five blog picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog!
3: Copy and paste the award (see above) on your blog.
4: Hope that those that you award, forward it on to their favorite bloggers.

I have done 1 and 3. Number 4 is something I can only hope for. But number 2 gave me some headache, I tell you! There are so many wonderful blogs out there. I wish I could just spread the Liebster Award over all of them! Oh well, with forwarding it to 5 other blogs we are working on that, right?! So here they are, in no particular order:
who makes such precise and detailed cards. She has a real eye for details!
who likes to emboss and combine stamps on one card!
who is working on project life. She creates scrapbook pages every week!
go take a look at here Digi Tulip on March 1st 2012. It's a real beauty!
who is my stamping buddy and real friend. I know she doesn't understand how blogger works but this isnt about a beautiful blog. It's about beautiful cards. And I LOVE her cards. Learning from her every time!

even the littlest comment is greatly appreciated!

zaterdag 3 maart 2012

Direkt op Papier - Direct to Paper

Gisteravond heb ik een aantal kleurige achtergrondjes klaar gemaakt. Het papier dat ik gebruikt heb neemt de inkt niet zo goed op, dus moet ik het goed lang laten liggen of met de heattool drogen. Voordeel is wel dat het mooi dik, stevig em goed wit papier is.
Ik had geen zin in allerlei uitgebreide technieken dus heb ik gewoon wat vormen gemaskerd en met de inktpad direkt op het papier getikt. Dan krijg je toch heel verrassende achtergronden!
Ik heb nog een paar andere achtergronden gemaakt maar die kaarten zijn nog niet klaar.

Yesterday I made some colorful backgrounds. The paper I used is really thick, sturdy and gorgeous white, but it doesn't take the ink that well. I have to let it dry for quite a long time. (or heatset it, off course!) I didn't want to use all kinds of complicated techniques so I just masked some areas and put the inkpad direct to the paper. The results are pretty interesting backgrounds! I made some more backgrounds but those cards ain't finished yet.
Als eerst maar de favoriete kleur-combi: distress inkt broken china en crushed olive. Het blijft een genot om te zien hoe mooi de bij elkaar passen! Ik heb de Fleurettes erover gestempeld en lichtjes met een waterpenceel de kleuren laten vervloeien. Daarna met een beetje chloorbleek erover om het op te bleken.
First my favorite color-combo: distress ink broken china and crushed olive. It astonishes me every time to see how good the look together! I stamped the Fleurettes from Hero Arts over it and lightly retouched the flowers with a waterpencil. Then I bleached the blossoms with some chloride.

Een andere vorm. Gewoon een vierkantje in het midden maskeren en aan de slag met de distress inktpads festive berries and evergreen bough. Ik heb de Classic Tea Flower van Hero Arts twee keer apart stempeld, ingekleurd met dezelfde kleuren en uitgeknipt. Het hart van de tearose is dubbel uitgeknipt en opgeplakt om een beetje meer dimensie erin te brengen.
A diferent shape. I just a masked square in the middle and applied distress ink festive berries and evergreen bough. I stamped the Classic Tea Flower from Hero Arts twice, colored them with the same colors  and cut them out. I cut out the heart of the rose twice to get a little more dimension.

Twee smalle lijnen gemaskerd en distress inkt ripe persimmon and seedless preserves gebruikt. Afgemaakt met drie keer een afdruk van Exotic Bloom, ook van Hero Arts. Ik heb de stempel beïnkt met verschillende kleuren: ripe persimmon, seedless perserves, peeled paint en crushed olive. Een lekker kleurig geheel!
Two small lines masked and distress ink ripe persimmon and seedless preserves applied. Finished it with three prints of Exotic Bloom, also from Hero Arts. I inked the stamp with different colors: ripe persimmon, seedless preserves, peeled paint and crushed olive. A colorful picture!

even the littlest comment is greatly appreciated!