woensdag 23 juli 2014

little gift box


When I came back from our vacation (which was absolutely perfect!),
there was a lovely surprise waiting for me.
Finally my package with the new Shimmerz has arrived!!!
Oh my....so many gorgeous colors from the new Shimmerz product: INKLINGZ.
You only need to activate the paints with water and the fun can begin!
Today I had the time to play with them and they are so great to work with!
What better way to showcase the colors by making a little gift box decorated with all the new paints.

I randomly applied the paints and added some water to let them run a little.
The lock and the metal feet got a coat of gesso first
 and then one layer with the Inklingz-metal: tarnished treasure.
These gorgeous metal feet are from a Dutch online store: Scrapunlimited.
You can find these and many other beautiful embellishments here.

For this project I used the following paints:
Inklingz-pearl: Beets me
Giddy about green
Pugnacious purple
Coral reef

Inklingz-gold: Blue my mind
French twist

Inklingz-metal: tarnished treasure

Here is the top view:

And some close-ups:
Found some tulle flowers and twigs in matching colors.
These beauties come from 13Arts.
You can find these flowers and twigs here.

The lace flowers and the paper flowers were painted with the paints as well.
I found the lace flowers online.

Playing with lots of colors for the background.
Added some small glass beads for more texture.
Toned it all down a bit by applying some gesso.

Hope you all liked my todays post and you will be inspired to try the new Inklingz!
You will love them, I'm sure!!
If you place a Shimmerz order make sure you add my name during check out 
and you will get a FREE sample of your choice!!
You can find the Shimmerz store here.



Color your day!
Ingrid xxx

maandag 14 juli 2014

I'm a Maja girl!

Just got back from my vacation and finally had the time to play with the new Maja collection,
Coffee in the Arbour. 
Thought this dress form would be perfect to show that I'm one of the Maja girls and I'm proud of it!! 


Took me a lot of hours to make all the flowers but I loved every minute to dress this girl!
I always use a white background for my project so I was a bit scared to use this colored one but it was the only way to showcase the tulle from the dress. The background are two sheets from the Vintage Summer collection, 1921. The dress form is about 40cm high.

I have cut some small stripes of the 'Raspberry jam cookies' paper to make the base of the dress.
Distressed all the edges for more interest. 
The body frame was made of a soft fabric filling so I decided to adhere all the papers and flowers with small steel pins. And believe me, there were a lot! LOL!

The back side of the dress, using some tulle and a bow.

All the flowers were punched and rolled with these papers as well.

These flowers were punched and distressed.
Used a small bead to pin them on the dress form.
Added some lovely lace as well.

Made a skirt from tulle and two flowers to hold it open.
On both sides I used two beautiful fabric flowers from 13arts.

I have a seriously addiction: I just can't throw anything away! LOL
These were left overs from my flowers and I thought they gave the dress a fun and playful touch.

The lovely bow on the back.

The hat was made with tulle, a fabric flower from 13arts, some left overs and a rolled flower.

And of course a metal heart as I just LOVE Maja Design papers! 

Raspberry jam cookies
Raspberry cupcake
Raspberries
Grandma's old porcelain cups
Flourishing Garden
Let's share a cookie

1921

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx



woensdag 9 juli 2014

alarm clock *Shimmerz*



Another fun project today!
Love to alter these clocks. Found this one at a local flea market and 
after taking all the inside out it was ready for some paints!

After stripping all the inside out I gave the whole clock a gesso base.
Added all the paints and let them run.
After drying I stamped with a number and texture stamp.

I used the following Shimmerz:
Butter Cream
Key Lime
Aqua Marine
Coffee

I think this must be my fav color combo!

Found this children's necklace in my stash and it was perfect as an extra touch!

Added some ribbon at one bell and around the clock.

Some lace and metal thread.
This lime colored thread is actually a floral binding thread.
I wrapped it around a small needle to create the spiral shape.

All the paper flowers were painted with the Shimmerz as well.


Also made a card with the same colors.
For the background I mixed gesso with some sand.
Randomly applied some paints and sprayed them with some water to let them run.
These flowers were also painted with Shimmerz.
A little bit of stamping and some gesso as a final touch.


Just for you......wishing you all a happy, sunny and creative day!
Ingrid xxx

woensdag 25 juni 2014

little me *Shimmerz*


Today I'm sharing a canvas of little me today.
Had to take some photo's for a new ID and they turned out not so bad! hahaha
Thought I was time to use a photo of me for a change!

For the background I mixed gesso with some sand.
This will give an amazing texture!

For this project I used the following Shimmerz products:  
Shimmerz: Bubble Gum
Shimmerz: Sugar Plum
Shimmerz: Pink
Shimmerz: Magenta

Here are some close-ups:
Look at all those shimmer on the flowers! Sooo yummy!! :)


Also added some micro beads on the gesso/sand mix.
After all the paints I like to give my projects an extra touch with gesso.
Randomly applied it to give it a softer look.


Enjoy your day! 
Ingrid xxx

maandag 16 juni 2014

love *Maja Design*

Hi there!
Today I want to share this fun project.
My oldest daughter asked me to scrap a photo of her and her boyfriend.
She choose these papers  and the colors to work with.
These wooden letters were just perfect for the two lovebirds!

For the letters I used the 1903 and 1946 papers from the Vintage Summer Basics collection.

The paper flowers were made with both Vintage Spring and Frost collection.
The big white flowers are from Prima.

The Dusty Attic flourish chipboard got a layer of gesso.

This piece of Dusty Attic chipboard was randomly gessoed.

This metal heart is from Action and the wooden flowers are from Pipoos, both Dutch stores.

Distressed all the edges.

Maja papers used:
6th of March and 7th of April

1903 and 1946

7th of December

Other products used:
Prima: resin, white flowers, wooden key
Dusty Attic: chipboard
Pipoos: wooden flowers
Action: metal heart
lace

Wishing you all a wonderful day filled with lots of love!!
Ingrid xxx

woensdag 11 juni 2014

floor scrubber *Shimmerz*


Hi there Shimmerz friends!
Ingrid here today with another floor scrubber.
Made this one for the sweet cleaning lady, Lonneke, from my work.
These scrubbers are so much fun to make and all the beautiful Shimmerz products
 are just perfect to alter any OTP project.

Had a lot of fun playing with all the colors!

Used a lot of yummy Shimmerz for this one:
Coloringz: Mama sings the blues
Dazzelerz: Pucker Up Pink
Dazzelerz: Gummy Berry Blue
Dazzelerz: Dreamsicle
Dazzelerez: Sour Apple
Spritz: Bed of Roses
Vibez: Jeni B Blue
Shimmerz: Bubble Gum
Shimmerz: Tickle me turquoise
Shimmerz: Magenta
Shimmerz: Green Olive

Here are some details:
Looks like a mini garden, doesn't it?

All the flowers were also colored with Shimmerz.

Some chipboard for an extra touch.

Chipboard alphabet to make the name.

A touch of gesso to soften it up a little.

Enjoy your day! 
Ingrid xxx