Saturday, September 23, 2017

ITAC 17 challenge 6 the world

#itac17 #itac17Final #aallandcreate

Deco Art Traditions in:  Opaque White, Phthalo Blue, Carbon Black, Red Violet, Ultra Marine Blue, Naphtal Red Light, Hansa Yellow

I used the backside of a canvas and added a layer of stucco on the frame to smooth out the edge of the canvas and the staples.
The background is painted using watercolor paper and paint thinned with water to create a watercolor effect (wet in wet). The same colors were used on the frame.
The stars a re spattered using white paint and a fan brush.

The skyline is a diecut, black cardstock covered with some metallic lustre.

The Globe is also a diecut , I added some distress ink and metallic lustre.

The words are stamped and on wone side of the canvas I added some wire to attache the words to.

I finished the piece bij adding some black paint to the edges of the frame

This was made for the ITAC 17 final, I enjoyed all 6 challenges :-)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

On the Sin City Inpsiration blog I will show you how to make this card, using the masking technique. See step by sep instructions here

Supply list:
Sin City Stamp sheets:

White Cardstock
Black cardbase
Black waterproof stampink
Ink pads in several colors
Masking paper

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Itac'17 challenge 5 the Americas

#itac17 #itac17challenge5 #aallandcreate

Deco Art Products used :

Americana Acrylics: Antique Teal, Blue Grass Green, Midnite Green, Yellow Green, Bright Green, Festive Green, Lamp Black,
Deco Art Decou Page Napkin, Deco Art Media matte varnish
Stencil:  Deco Art Americana Mandala  18 x 18 inch

This wa made on a piec of a cardboard box that was sent to me from US, I kept the the big part of the box to use it in a mixed media project someday, and I thought it was perfect for the Americas challenge.
The Mandala, the eagle and the word freedom are stencils, Lady Liberty is a Stencil too.
The feathers are stamped onto music paper that was painted in the same colors as the mandala.
The text is a rub on. I added some black splatter and black paint on the edges. Finished the piece with a layer of matte varnish

ITAC'17 challenge 4 Africa

For Itac,17 challenge 4 I made this painting of an African Mask

Deco Art Products used:

Deco Art Americana acrylic Gesso
Deco Art Americana Acrylics in:  Moon Yellow, Antique Gold, Cherry Red, Traditional burnt umber,Bright Orange, True Red, Asphaltum,, Lamp black,
Deco Art Americana Multi Surface in Orange Neon and Lemon Zest
Deco Art Media Matte Varnish, Americana Stencil Aztec

I started with a layer of gesso to prepare the cardboard for painting, Next used Oranges and yellows to create the background color.

The patern is a stencil and red acrylic paint.

When all paint was dry I used a pencil to draw the mask and next painted all colors on.

Itac'17 challenge can be found here

USA flag AJ page

I was playing around with a Deco Art Stencil and this came out

Deco Art Products used:
Deco Art Americana acrylics in : True Red , Snow White, True Blue and Navy Blue
Deco Art Americana Gesso, Stencil American Tribute

I made this in my small Moleskine journal, it has very thin paper so first I glued 2 pages together and next added a layer of gesso.

The Flag of the stencil was exact the right size to fit on the spread and I started stenciling the red using a stencil brush.
Next I adde the blue and made the background around the flag blue too.
The stars are in the stencil and I used white for them, next I painted the white stripes.

The shades were made using a Faber Castel pitt brush pen in black.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Vermeer girl

I made this AJ page using a art of an icecream package, the girl with the pearl earring by Vermeer, just couldn't throw her away.

Deco Art products used :

Americana Acrylics in: Light Mocha, Affron Yellow, Antique Teal, Asphaltum, Traditional burned umber, Orange twist.
Deco Art Media Crackle Glaze, Deco Art Media Ultra matte Varnish

The background was made starting with Antique teal,  next the color block were made.  The next layer was Crackle  Glaze.

When dry the circkle was painted and some other colors added over the color blocks.

Next layer was matte vasnish and when that was dry the Vermeer lady was glued on the page,

The feathers are stamps.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Travellers Notebook

I bought a Trvellers Notebook (knock off) because i think it will work great for me to have the option of having several books in one cover. with our upcoming travel to USA I started decorating the covers of insert that will be my travel journal. There is a video of the process, see below
Deco Art Products used:
Deco Art Americana Acrylics in: Indian Turquoise, Traditional Burnt Umber, Lamp Black and True Blue.
Deco Art media white gesso, media crackle glaze and Deco Art media matte varnish

Saturday, September 9, 2017

challenge on Sparkle and Glitter, clowning around

The theme at the new challenge is clowning around, well you don't really have to use the theme to enter as long as you use one of Rick's digis.

I just could not resist to make this art journal page.........

For the background I used Deco Art Media misters and glimmer misters in Violet, Turquoise, primary Magenta and Primary Yellow. The quote was stamped with black in and I made a white line around the letters using Deco Art Americana Snow White acrylic paint. The image wa adhered to the page using Deco Art Decou PageThe digital image by Rick St.dennis is called Happy Clown Cecil he was coloured using pencils and cut out. The image was adhered to the page using Deco Art  Americana Decou Page Napkin.

There is a how to make the background video on my you tube channel here (please like and subscribe)

here some more pictures

Hope to see your makes at the Sparkle and Glitter challenge here

Halloween ornanment for Sin City Stamps

I am on the Sin City Inspiration blog showing you how to make this Halloween Ornament, check out the blogpost here

Supply list:

From Sin City Stamps

Black waterproof stamp ink
Deco Art AmericanaAcrylic paint in lamp  black, Deco Art Americana  Multisurface paint in neon orange, and  Deco art Glamour Dust  in neon orange glitter
Wooden frame (mine is house shaped but any shape will do)
pencil and scissors
plastic Skull bead
black Ribbon
foam dots

Friday, September 1, 2017

Airless chambers new challenge

For the new challenge at the Rick St. dennis dark blog, Airless Chambers, I made an art journal page using Closet Monster by Rick St. Dennis.

I made this in a journal with black pages in it and used Deco Art Americana Multi-surface paint in Neon Pink and Neon Orange.
De background is made by using a stencil, the digi is colored using pencils, cut out and glued to the background. The sentiment is written using a whit Gell pen.

 Here some more pictures.

Hope to see you in the challenge at Airless Chambers, have fun

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Octopus lady card for Sin City Stamps

I am on the Sin City Inspiration blog here with a tutorial on how I made this tage using stamps and Fabel Castell Gelatos as background

Thursday, August 24, 2017

fun journal page

 Supplies used: Deco Art Americana acrylics in Wisteria, Jack O lantern Orange Teal Green and Lamp Black , some stencils and Katzelkraft stamps

The stamps were coloured usng Derwent Inktense pencils, and cut out.

I vinger painted some teal green on the page and next used the stencils. The sentiment is a stamp that comes with the set. The animal people were glued on the page and done.  This was a very quick make because the coloring was allreday done before I started this page.

This was made to participate in the Mixed Media Art Book Group this month we are working from the Dina Wakely, Freedom, book.

Lucky Cat Shrine for ITAC'17 challenge

Supply list:

Deco Art Americana acrylics in Lamp Black and True Red
Deco Art Dazzling Metallics in Emperors Gold
Deco Art Media Gesso (white and black), Modeling paste and Gloss Varnish

Cardboard (pieces of a box)
Stamps with Chinese Characters, coins and decorations.
A Lucky Cat (mine was a key chain hanger)
Stamp Ink (waterproof, I use Archival Jet black)
Tim Holz dies ( Baroque and Artfull Dwellings)
white cardstock

I am sorry I did not take step by step pictures but will explain how I made it. It is not that hard.
Start by cutting the shapes (2 of the baroque  and 4 or 5 of the Artfull dwellings)

The Baroque die will be the front and the back of the shrine and you need to cut off some of the side edges to get the shape I have used, also cut a part out of the bottom to creat some "feet". The front needs a hole that is big enough to fit the Lucky Cat in.

The Artfull dwelling shapes that will hold the cat will neet a hole too, use a craft knife to cut it out (use a pencil to draw the shape first)

In my Shrine 3 artfull dwellings dies with hole were enough to create enough depth to hold the kitty.

Gesso all pieces ( I used whot gesso for the parts that were going to be red and black for the rest, gesoo both sides)

Paint all parts and use modeling paste and a stencil to create the mosaic tile look on the gold frame around the cat, paint that carefully in black and gold when modeling paste is dry (use the stencils as a mask to avoid gold paint to go on the blac parts)

Stamp the coins on gold painted cardstock and cut them out, attache the tassels.

Stamp all images on the front of the shrine and paint over the characters using gold metallic paint.

Use some gold paint on the edges.

stamp some Chinese characters to make tiles and stamp characters on the cardboard piece that will be the back ground for the cat.

Use gloss Varnish over all painted parts

Assemble all pieces and add the coins with the tassels using foam tape and put the cat in place.

This was made for ITAC "17 challenge 2 "Asia"   art as meditation.

#itac17 #AALLtournament2017 #aallandcreate

Monday, August 14, 2017


 Deco Art Media Fluid acrylics in: Cobalt Teal Hue, Quinacridone Gold. Interference paint in Turquoise.  Deco Art Americana Acryclics in: Snow White, Navy Blue, True Red, Indian Turquoise.
Deco Art Metallic Lustres in: Brilliant Turquoise, Black Shimmer, Copper Kettle, Elegant Emerald, Cosmic Blue, Burnished Brass.

 how to in this video

 this Triptych was made for Challenge 1 "europe"  one of ITAC'17, see details here

#itac17 #itac17challenge1 #aallandcreate

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

We're b'ack at the Airless Chambers blog

Rick St.dennis is starting the dark challenges again on the Airless Chambers blog, so for all you Dark side lovers go check out the new monthly chalenge here,  it's anything goes as long as Rick's digi or rubberstamps are used.

hope to see you there.

For my EDT project I made an art journal page using the Ghost of the screaming Friar, the background is made using Deco Art Media misters in Yellow, Turquoise and some purple.
The bats, tombstones and branches are Tim Holtz dies turned into foam stamp (die cut fun foam and glue it to a piece of acetate) I used Deco Art americana lamp black acrylic paint to stamp them.

The digi was coloured using pencils and cut out. Adhered to the page using Deco Art Decou page napkin.

The quote was found on the net.

Thanks for visiting

Friday, July 28, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Hat trick

There's a new challenge over at the Rick St.dennis Sparkle and Glitter blog, challenge theme is use a hat :-).

Here is my inspiration project for the challenge using Patti 1940 Hat digi by Rick St.dennis (there is a huge collection of hatladies in the Zibbet shop, check them out here ), I mad an ATC, the background is distress ink and Deco Art Media misters in blue and white. I used a Tim Holtz stampset too in the background.  The hatlady is colored using colored pencils, and I added rhinestones on her earrings and broche.

Hope you will join our challenge and have a look at the inspirations projects made by my teamies here

Monday, July 3, 2017

My turn at the sin city inspriration team blog, check out the step by step tutorial here
Supplies used: Greek statue from the Wing it stamp sheet
flower and flourish from the Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls sheet
Vintage cabinet card die big and small 
Deco Art americana acrylic in lamp  black,  Asphaltum, drift wood and pebble, Turquoise, true Red and  sour apple
Deco Art Dazzling Metallics in Emperors Gold
waterproof black and blue stamp ink
masking paper
paint brush
palette knife

Saturday, July 1, 2017

S.I. Reunion

Hi all welcome to my bloggie for my part in the Smeared Ink Reunion bloghop, you can find the blogroll at the bottom of this post.

I love making scenes using rubberstamps and for this card I used 2 Smeared Ink sets (Haunting places 1  and 2 by Rick St.dennis) and mixed them with 2 stamps from Sin city sets (the skull and bones are from the Dribones set by Rick St.dennis, now for a special prize of 14.95 USD for limited time,  the Moon is from the Sunshine Cherub set) and the bats from de Stempelwinkel.

I wish the moon was a little more creepy but I still like how it turned out, what do you think?

 Isn't it great to see how well all those different stamps work together.
 The background is distress ink and the stamps are colored using Faber Castell polychromos pencils
 Here a closer look, this did not take much masking, so it was pretty easy to do, maybe I should do a video on how I make these scenes.
The embossed edges on the card got some Deco Art metallic lustre in burnished brass to get some shine. I jut like the effect the metallic lusstres have.

For the ones that have not been around my bloggie for a while, check out my right sidebar, you will find a link to the stamp set I designed for Sin City and a link to my You Tube channel (would very much appreciate if you subscribed there )

Have fun hopping and hope to see you again on my blog

Blog roll


Thursday, June 15, 2017


Today I show you how to make this alterd tin on the Sin City Insiration blog here

supplies used:
Altoid Tin
Yellow and white cardstock
Deco Art media fluid acrylic in Dialide yellow and Pyrole Red
Red and black stamp ink
Letter beads spelling the word circus
2 wooden bobbin
Rhinestones in Red and Yellow
colored pencils
acryilc block
scalloped edge punch

Thursday, June 1, 2017

today i show you how to make this Get well card on the Sin City Inspiration blog here

Supplies used:
Sin city stamps :

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

where the wind takes you

I am showing how to make this page on the SinCity Inspiration team blog today, here

Supplies used:
Sin City Stamps sheets:
Water based ink sprays in purple and blue
Decoart ameicana acrylic paint in traditonal burnt umber and lamp black
Deco Art Dazzling Metallic paint in venetian gold
Water Spray bottle
Inktense pencils
White thread
Circle stencil
Archival in in jet black
Faber Castell pitt pen in black