vrijdag 19 december 2014

Christmas canvas

Are you ready for Christmas?
I didn't had the time this year to make all my cards so with this canvas I want to wish all of my creative friends and family a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2015!! 

I started this piece by glueing all the embellishments: lace, flowers, gears, beads, metal corners.
Give it all two coats of gesso before painting the colors.
After drying I gave it an extra touch of gesso to soften it up a bit.

This tree was made with some rolled pieces of kitchen paper towel.
In between I layered some threads.

Enjoy the holidays!
Ingrid xxx

dinsdag 16 december 2014

create *Shimmerz*

Today I have a canvas for you using the paints from Shimmerz.
It's a larger canvas than usual, 50x20cm / 20x8inch.

I glued 3 mini canvas on the big one and started to make some texture using dome kitchen paper towel.
Added the flowers, buttons, gears and beads. 
After glueing all the embellishments it was time for all the paint! 

And here some details: (oke...a lot! LOL)
The chipboard gears are from Scrap-Unlimited.

Flowers from 13Arts

Chipboard from Dusty Attic.
Metal handles on each of the mini canvases are from Scrap-Unlimited.

Found this metal butterfly at a home decor store.

Painted all the flowers and gave them a touch of gesso.

Lots of dimension in this piece.

Randomly added a mix of gesso and glass filler from 13Arts.

Really love these colors together!

Had a lot of fun creating this!
Hope this will inspire you to create too!

Enjoy your day! 
Ingrid xxx

maandag 15 december 2014

two cards *Maja Design*

I just love to sent cards to family and friends. I was almost running out so I decided to make some more. You can never have enough cards he? :) 
Made these with the *A Gift for you* collection.

I used the *sent with love* sheet for the background.
Cut some strips of the *hope to see you soon* sheet.
Also added some bits of masking tape and some lace.

Added some modeling paste on the background using a template.
Some paint splatters for an extra color touch. 
Made the circles with a white pen.

A lovely cluster of Scrapberry's flowers and resins and some gauze,
 together with some ribbon flowers and twigs from 13 Arts. 

Added some flat turquoise pearls for an extra touch.

And here is my second card:
 The text paper is from the *hope to see you soon* sheet.
Some punched flowers are also from this sheet, added with a brad.

The resins and the white/turquoise flowers are from Scrapberry's

Some turquoise stitching.

Papers used:
* hope to see you soon
* sent with love

Enjoy your day! 
Ingrid xxx

woensdag 10 december 2014

canvas "home" *Shimmerz*

Today I have a canvas to share with you. 
 I used the colors of my home with turquoise as my favorite.
Actually, my chairs at the dinning table are in these colors!

Started this canvas by layering some pieces of papers from Maja design.
Embellished it with some flowers, metals, wood pieces, beads, buttons and resins.

I used the following colors:
Vibez: Jeni B Blue
Spritz: Plum Pudding
Spritz: Truffle
Shimmerz: Tickle Me Turquoise
Shimmerz: Key Lime
Blingz: Flashee Fushia
Inklingz (metal): Tarnished Treasure

Some close-ups:
Just playing with all these yummy colors!

The big key got a coat of the Inklingz (metal): Tarnished Treasure.

Color your day! 
Ingrid xxx

zondag 7 december 2014

art journal page *13Arts*

I was asked to make a page for a friend's art journal and here is what I came up with.
It was quite a challenge to make it flat though, most of my projects are quite bulky!! LOL! :)
But I must say, I really loved making it and I will probably make my own journal soon!

I used papers from the Fly Away collection from 13Arts, probably too hard to see 
as I covered it all up with the paints! LOL
Also from 13Arts: mists, splash ink, modeling paste, gesso, glass filler, stencil create art.
For this project I used the following mists:
Pastel Lavender
Pastel Salmon
Chalk blue light
Not spraying the colors, just applied it directly from the bottle 
with a paintbrush and some water to let the colors run.

The butterflies were cut from the Days and Nights sheet.
I also used pieces of the decorative jets on this journal for some extra texture.

I started this page by glueing some strips of paper and adding some small pieces of washi tape.
Making some texture with modeling paste.

I so love the effect of the gesso and glass filler mix, so yummy texture!
I used the splash ink a bit different: I put some drops on a plate
 and made the long white lines using an old bank card.

The splashes were made with 13Arts Splash ink, white and black.

Enjoy your day and.....
Ingrid xxx

vrijdag 5 december 2014

two mini canvases *13Arts*

Made these two mini canvases as a Christmas gift for someone special.
I used the gorgeous paints from 13Arts.
You can find all of the 13Arts products here.
There are not only paints in the store, but also a great place for your papers, gesso, modeling paste, gel medium, flowers, twigs, stencils, glass filler, etc. etc. There is much more so you might take a look! :)

I used a hinge of an old cabinet and put these two mini canvases together.
On top of the front one, a metal handle.
Glued some kitchen paper towel on some places and added a mix of gesso and glass filler from 13Arts. 
Once dry, I applied the 13Arts paints and a final touch of gesso.

Here is the back and front side view:

And the inside view:

Some details:
Such lovely texture from the glass filler.

The hinge got a touch of gesso as well.

The Bliss metal is from Scrapberry's.

And of course, some twigs from 13Arts. Just love them!

Enjoy your day! 
Ingrid xxx