Craft stampers, card maker of the year award 2010

Craft stampers, card maker of the year award 2010
Craft stampers, card maker of the year award 2010

zondag 26 maart 2023

#162 Challenge in Black and white at Lost Coast designs.

 For the "Black and White" challenge 
  I made a real clean and simple card and framed it .

The stamp of the Elk skull is so beautiful that you can really use it alone.
This stamp comes in 3 sizes and I used the largest.
This is 5 x 6 inches and can therefore easily be framed.
I printed the stamp with Heroarts Unicorn.
There is no other ink that stamps so beautifully and clearly on black paper as this one.
Give it plenty of time to dry or dry with the heat tool.

Once dry I colored here and there with the white posca marker.
And really, that's more than enough.
The stamp is beautiful on its own.

You can of course send it as a card.
But you can also frame it like I did.
I like both.
Come and join the challenge, you still have a few days until the end of the month.
Participate and have a chance to win new stamps.

donderdag 16 maart 2023

#162 Challenge at Lost Coast Designs, Black and White.

 Hello all,
At Lost Coast Designs there is now a black and white challenge.
Quite a challenge for me because I almost always work with color.
After a long time of thinking I finally managed to make a card without color.
This is what I used for this card:

Versafine onyx black.
Marabu Art crayon black, 
or neocolor II or FC Gelatos will do.
Masking tape.
.Black fineliner.

How to make the card.
Stamp the moth and mask it.

Stamp the girl with curl and mask it.

Stamp the ledger stamp over the girl with curls.

Stamp a few moth stamps to fill up the background.

With the black crayon we are going to put some stripes
 on the edge of the card and around the stamp of the girl.
also a little on her cheeks.
We wipe it out with a damp finger.
With a fineliner we now put some scratched stripes and scratches on the edges of the card and around the girl.

From the Misc words sheet I take the word "Beautiful".
Stamp it and cut it out.
Use the chalk to make some shadow on it.
Matte it with black paper.
I made a white and black mat around the card.

Do you feel like participating?
You are verry welcome, 
and if you participate you have a chance to win new stamps.
That's nice right?
Click on the link and join.
Good luck and till next time.

vrijdag 10 maart 2023

April #164 -Challenge at Lost Coast Designs.

Gail, our dt leader had a great 
idea for a challenge. 
Rock or pop (up).
I chose a rocker card with a pendulum.
I thought this airship was well suited for that.
Because I have never made an interactive card before, I did some searching on the internet.
And ended up with one of the best card makers out there.
Here is a link to the video on how to make a rocking card with a pendulum.

Here's a little explanation of how I stamped and colored my rocker.
What I used.
Lost Coast Designs, STP Dirigible.
Adventure is from the Misc words sheet.
The small curl in the water is from the Brush Strokes sheet.
Distress oxide:
For the ocean, 
Peacock feathers and Blueprint sketch.
For the sky, 
Musterd seed, Wild honey, Abandoned coral and Wilted violet.
Amsterdam acrylic ink Titanium white.
Distress micro glaze.
Color pencils.
Die of waves (Leane Creatieve), Lea'bilitie landscape.

The card consists of two halves.
The sky and the ocean.
For the sky I started with ink blending at the bottom.
First with Mustard seed then with wild honey.
Then with Abandoned coral and finally at the top the Wilted violet.
When that is dry, continue with the clouds.
I painted the clouds with white Amsterdam acrylic ink.

The oceaan is cut out in waves with a waves die.
I stamped the bottom half with the curl stamp from the brush strokes sheet with Distress Glaze.
With a inkblending tool, the oceaan at the top with Blueprint sketch.
 the bottom half with Peacock feathers.
When it was dry I painted some foam caps on the waves,
 with a brush with the Amsterdan acrylic ink.
With colorpencils, i used Derwend colorsoft, 
I colored the airship (Dirigible), and with a piece of die cut wave I stamped "Adventure".
made a pencil line around it to make it pop.
Jennifer Mcguire's video shows you how to assemble the card.

I Loved to make this card. It was a real out of the box for me.
Hope you have fun making a rocker or popup card and please show it on oure 
challenge blog or facebook.


Art journaling with a magazine picture.

Very occasionally I make a page for my art journal.
This time I followed an online workshop by Willie Duit.
Super fun to do and with the clear explanation and photos not difficult to do.
If you are interested follow this link.


woensdag 1 maart 2023

Spring has Sprung challenge at Lost Coast Designs/Carmens Veranda stamps.

Wonderful, spring is finally here.
We have a nice spring challenge.
I made you a birdhouse with the Los Coast Designs stamp "Megans Christmas Bird".
Well you will think, but isn't that a Christmas stamp?
That is true, but with some adjustments you can change that.
I simply replaced the lights with blossom flowers.
So you see that you can use a stamp for several things. 

I Used:
Folkart acrylic paint, toasted vanilla.
A dark brown water-based pencil, i used Derwent inktense.
Soft pink paper.
Soft green, brown and dark green paper.
colored pencils.
Distress oxide Saltwater taffy, Wilted violet and Dusty concord.
Ink on 3 pad.
Enn cutting pliers for small flowers.
Dies of a branch and leaves and a egg.
A green and purple fine line marker.
Stazon Timber brown.
White acrylic paint to splatter.
Dryed green moss.

To start, stamp Megan's christmas bird with the Ink on 3.

Color the bird as you like or as the example.

Cut out the bird and branches, but you can cut back part of the lamp.
We will glue the flowers on that later.

We are now going to paint the house, it is a nice soft yellow color that looks a bit old.

When the paint is dry, we draw lines with the dark brown inktense pencil.
These should be the wooden planks.
Go over the lines with a damp brush of water to blur them slightly.

With the crackle background,
 we stamp here and there a piece of the stamp with Stazon Timber Brown.
Now we die cut the large branch from brown paper.
We also die cut the small leaves with light and dark green.
And dont fotget the little pink blossoms. 
Use the green fineliner to draw the veins on the leaves.
And the purple fineliner for the flowers.
Glue the flowers and leaves on the branches.

Now for the egg.
Color a piece of paper with the Distress oxide Salt water taffee.
Add a layer with the wilted violet.
But smudge this a bit.

Now stamp over it with the crackle background.
Die cut now with the egg shape die.
Make the edge of the egg darker with the Distress oxide Dusty concord.
Splatter some white paint over the egg.
You can now glue everything in place.
Don't forget to add a bit of moss as a nest.

I love the spring look this little house has.
Now for the challenge, the team hopes you will join.
We are curious what you make for beautiful spring cards,
 or tags or something completely different.
It's entirely up to you, as long as it's stamped on it.
So click the link and join the fun and you might win new stamps.

zondag 26 februari 2023

The "make it funny" challenge at Lost Coast Designs/Carmens Veranda runs till end of the month.

Hi there, 
Do you want to win some new stamps, than join the challenge at Lost Coast Designs.
Its "make it funny" theme.
This is my DT card with LCD Spike and Lucy, 
and CV Doghair.
On the background i used stamps from the brushstokes sheet.

Carmens Veranda
Lost Caost Designs

Versafine onyx black
Or any other water resistend ink.
Wild honey
Evergreen bough
Chipped sapphire
Saltwater taffy
Black Posca
White Posca
Neocolor II
Masking tape.

How I made the card
Use the distress ink and water to create some puddles of ink on your craft sheet.
Run your paper through there.
Dry it with the heat tool.
I imaginatively divided the card into two parts.
I started stamping Spike and Lucy on the right.
You mask them off.
Then with the Chipped saphire and the little dots stamped around it a bit.
And around them the larger circles.
Above that the larger dots stamped with Saltwater taffy.
I also stamped the butterfly in black.
On the left side I first stamped 2x an ornament of pieces of architecture with Evergreen bough.
On top of that with the letters of the Pieces of calligraphy in black.
On the extreme left edge I stamped the grunge border of the brushstrokes sheet with black.
With neocolorII colored yellow in the circles and with green around it.
Made a shadow around Spike and Lucy with a dark blue.
I stamped the text "Dogs hair" from Carmens Veranda on white paper.
I then cut the text into pieces and divided it over the left side of the card.
With the black Posca marker I made edges around it.
With the white posca I gave the butterfly some accents.
Now with a black neocolorII on the corners to give some accents.
Just matting with white and black and you're done.

Now its your turn, come and join our challenge.
And have a chance to win some new stamps.
Good luck to you.

donderdag 16 februari 2023

Challenge #161 Make it funny.

Hi there, here is my DT tag for the "Make it funny" challenge.

They are so funny, they always make me laugh.
Take the time to read them and you will see how funny they are.
For this tag i chose the "cats birthday" text.

I made this tag with the sweet "White cat" stamp from Carmens Veranda stamps.
He/she is so cute,  just look at those sweet eyes.
The raven on top is one I cut off from the Lost Coast Designs crows border.
These borders are so long that you can easily cut a piece off.
This way you have a border and a separate stamp.
I sprayed the tag with sprays from Dylusions and a stencil.
I have to admit that the stencil has faded a bit, but I still liked the result.
At the bottom I stamped a stamp from the Brush strokes sheet with black ink.
I did the same with the text and the crow that is on the text.
I colored the White cat with Tombo markers.
I put Glossy accents on the eyes of the cat, so they stand out even more.
Glue the tag on black cardstock and give it a nice bow.
That's it for this time, and don't forget to join the challenge.
There is a nice prize to be won, and you can also participate with other stamp brands.
See you next time.


maandag 6 februari 2023

Pink ink winnings at Ink art designs


A while ago I won the October challenge at Ink Art Designs Stamping Playground. The price was stamps of my choice.I chose the Pink Ink Designs dance. Today I finally had time to make something with the stamps.Love the beautiful Pink Ink Designs sets.Dot Leathbridge, thank you again, I am so greatfull.

woensdag 1 februari 2023

Love and hearts challenge at Lost coast designs and Carmens veranda blog.

What a fun challenge, who doesn't like "love and hearts".
Of course I chose the love couple "Frank and Franks bride.
This is what you need for this card.
Barn door
Saltwater taffy
Musterd seed
Black soot
Red posca marker
Sakura Pigma 
White gellpen
Versafine 0nyx black
Black paint/ink to make spletters
Water based markers 
Red sparkless for the hearts border

How to make the card.

I started with an acrylic heart.
If you don't have that, you can also cut a heart from an accitate sheet.
With the distressink Fired brick and Musterd seed I printed the heart on the paper.
Keep repeating that until you are satisfied with the result.
Make a paper mask.
Use the outside of the mask.
And make the black hearts on the red heart with
 a stencil with small hearts and distressink Black soot.
Leave the black soot on the stencil and spray some water on it.
Stamp with this top left and bottom right.
With the waterproof black fineliner you can now make winding lines along the heart.
Color the hearts red with the posca marker.
Stamp frank and his bride on a piece of paper.
Color them with markers or pencils.
I made her dress to a polka dot dress and Franks suit to a pinstripe suit.
Stamp the hearts and curls border and color the hearts red with the red posca marker.
Sprinkle the hearts in the border with red glitter.
For the corners i used a border from the brushstrokes set.
And did the same under the feet of Frank and his bride.
This way they look more grounded.
"Love is awsome" is from the misc words sheet.
The word "is", i cut of from sisters.
Draw some black and red lines around the words.
And run the red inkpad along the edges of the card.
Glue the card on a black cardstock and you are done.
Come and join our challenge at Lost Coast Designs/Carmens Veranda blog.
You may even join with other brands, please read the rules first.
Maybe you are the next winner of the challenge,
 and win some rubberstamps.

dinsdag 24 januari 2023

# 159 "Winged things" challenge at lost Coast Designs/Carmens Veranda stamps. Printers tray.

Today my contribution to the LCD/CV challenge "Winged things".
I made this printers tray (20x30cm) for a stamp friend's birthday.
It contains quite a few stamps, but I especially like the butterflies.
Here's a list of what I used and a brief description.
Spike and Lucy. (only the girl)
Sentiment from Carmens Veranda, 

Broken China
Twisted citron
Fossilized amber
Rustic wildernis
Rusty hinge
Black waterproof ink.

For the frame, i used acrylic paint in the same colors.
For the spletters some white and brown paint.
Pencils for coloring.
White gellpen.
Nuvo aqaua shimmer for some glitter accents.
I first drew the frame on paper, so I knew exactly where the compartments were.
This makes it easier to determine where which stamp will be placed.
First I sanded the frame and painted it in various colors.
When that is drying I smeared the ink with water on the paper.
Then I stamped the stamps, 
The big butterfly of the Bitterfly set I stamped each wing turned left and right.
And I glued the 3 small butterflies loose so that they have depth.
Then I stamped the background around the stamps. 
Color the details with the pencils.
You can finish the it of with a white gel pen.
Don't forget to do some stamping on the edges of the frame as well.
Just splash the white and brown paint and you're done.
make a small Happy birthday tag and bind it to the foil giftrap.
I hope you enjoyed it and that you will soon get started for our challenge. 
You can win new stamps, so come and participate. 
The challenge runs until the end of this month.
Good luck.