Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Here  a page for #halfanhourofart, a facebook group that challenges you to make a project in an half an hour, it's about being creative and not about making a masterpiece, an half an hour is not that much time so it should be easy to squeeze in our busy daily schedual and have some crative fun. Helps balancing the stress :-)

Anyway here is the AJ page I  made, remember it's all done quickly and without much thinking, just went where the paints took me :-)

I started by glueing down some decou page paper that had a world globe on it, I used Decou Page matte for that, and that's where the travel theme cam from. I know you can't see it very well now, it got far in the background in the process, but IRL it's still a bit visable, you can see the texture it makes anyway :-)

Next was a layer of Media fluid acrylics in Cobalt Teal Hue and Hansa Yellow Medium. I used a babywipe to get the paint on the page and mix it into the green.

Next I used the Radiant Rays stencil wi th Lemon Zests Americana Satin acrylic to get a back ground for the city sillhouet (also a stencil and Americana Lamp Black acrylic paint).

Next I used black gesso to make the edges darker and make the vocal point stand out. For the words I used an Andy Skinner stencil and black gesso, the harlequins are a stencil made of a Tim Holtz Thinlets die.

I went around the edge of the words using a white inktense pencil and used some orange inktense pencil on the yellow rays.

I like how it turned out, it looks a bit gloomy and I like that :-)

Deco Art Products used:
Media Fluid Acrylics in Cobalt red hue and Hansa yellow Medium
Deco Art Media Black Gesso, Americana Decou Page matte, Americana Multi Surface Satin Acrylic in Lemon Zest. Americana Lamp black. Stencils: Ameriana Radical Rays and Industrial Elements by Andy Skinner.

I will enter the following challenge

Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Ornaments/tags

I had fun altering some wooden tags, and changed them into Christmas decorations.

Americana Decou page in Crystal Glitter and Matte
Americana Acrylic paint in Traditional Burnt Umber

 First I selected some chrismas scrapbook paper and cut it to size by tracing the form of the tag on the back of the paper.

Cut the shapes out and use Decou Page Matte to glue it on the tags

 For the back I tore some contrasting paper from the same line and glued that on the tag also using Decou Page Matte.

On the back of the tags is a sentiment stamped that says : "Joy and Peace" and I used the crackle stamp by Stampers Anonymous  on both sides of the tag

Next I used Decou Page matte to glue the vintage angels images on the tags.

I aged the edges using a paint brush and tradidional burnt umber paint.

The final touch is a few layers of Decou page Crystal Glitter to give it some extra bling and the decoration pearls.

 It's a set of 3
 I really like how they turned out :-)

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas cards

This weekend I started on my Christmas Card, a little late, I know,,,........

 Deco Art products used:   Americana Acrylic paints in : Snow white, Lavender, Wisteria and Aqua Sky. Dazzling Metallics in Shimmering Silver. The girls stamp is by Gorjuss.

It has been a while since I made some cards and because I startd late I thought to do some quick one layer Chrismas Cards, using stamps, stencils and Intenense pencils.

First I stamped the image and made a mask  to cover it, next made the background and when paint was dry I removed the mask and coloured the image. Both card are made using the same concept, just a different image and a little different background, but same colours were used..

See below a video of the making of the snowman card

Hope you like the video, please subscribe to my channel and eave a thumbs up if you do :-)

I will enter the following challenges

Monday, November 21, 2016

Sin City Stamps DT call

Sin City Stamps is having a DT call, and in order to apply they ask to show a minimum of  5 projects using rubber stamps. All details can be found on their blog here.

I thought to give it a try :-)  wish me luck......

Here my projects using rubber stamping :-)

It's hard to choose which ones to show, so I decided to shop a mix of the kinds of projects I usually make, and as you can see it's not just all Dark Art :-)

vintage tag blogpost here 

An Altered palette, you can find the original blogpost here

 A dragon fly shrine (blogpost here )

We're all mad here journal page (blogpost  here)

an altered chocolate box (blogpost here)

Eiffel tower canvas ( blogpost here)

art journl page (blogpost here )

Plague tryptich (blogpost here)

art journal Crazy Birds (blogpost here )

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Grande Hotel Paris

I had a play with some paints stamps and stencils, and made a video of the process :-) (see below)

Deco Art Products used:

Americana Acrylic Gesso, Americana Acrylics in : Snow White, Lamp Black, Aqua Sky, Traditional Burnt Sienna, Navy Blue, Media Fluid Acrylics in Yellow Oxide, Coablat Teal Hue, Quinacridone Gold. Ultta Matte Varnish, Texture sand, Black Modeling paste, Metallic Lustre in Iced Espresso.
Americana Decor stencil; Vintage Keys. Andy Skinner Stencil French Elements.
Andy Skinner Curiosity Stamp set.

Other prodcts used : Tim Holtz stencil Argyl, Kaiser Kraft stamp keys, Do Craft Steampunk background stamp

I am entering the following challenges  triotastic challenge, I used 3 stencils

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Mixed up Media

So cool to be in Mixed Up Media Magazine again, a great new  e-zine that is all about mixed media (duh lol), using the free image Rick St.dennis has specially drawn for the magazine, the image is included in the November issue, get yours here

Rick's digi;s are available in his Zibbet  and  Etsy shop

This is what I made 

see how I made this on the Mixed Up Media blog here

Products used:

DecoArt Americana Acrylics: Snow White, Lamp Black, Desert Turquoise, Saffron Yellow, Jack O’Lantern Orange, Vivid Violet, Multi Surface Neon Pink

Stencils by DecoArt: Pixelated, Honeywire, Andy Skinner Whirlpool, Urban Ink Seadog

DecoArt Media Gesso - White

DecoArt Americana  Decou-Page - Napkin

Digi “Where’s the Party” by Rick St.dennis

Inkadinkado Stamp: Modern Flower 

Kaisercraft Stamp: Bubble Wrap

Canvas board 29.5cm x 24cm

Some more pictures

Monday, October 31, 2016

31 days of Halloween ; day 31

Yay day 31 of the 31 days of Halloween  I made it whooohooo

This is the back cover of my junk journal, I used black cardstock and an embossingfolder.
I gave the page a metal look by using Metallic Lustres by Deco Art, I used Iced espresso,  Black shimmer, Gold Rush and Radiant Red and Cosmic Blue
 The text is a rubber stamp by the Stempelwinkel.
And this is the front of the book with some charms to embellish it

Here is a flip through video of the album, enjoy and please leave me at thnmbs up and  subscribe to my channel

I had fun making this book and doing this insane hop.  Thanks for all the lovely comments and hope to see you again on my blog :-)