donderdag 10 april 2014

He who dwells....in the shelter...

I like to share a card with you I made for my father.



My father is very ill, and he is in a lot of pain. It isn't bearable for him, and for us it is hard to see. Last saturday I went to the "Art Specially Event" and there I found this stamp. On sunday I stamped it and colored it with distress inks. And on monday I gave it him.
Here you see my family, now a week ago. My father in the middle and me and brother on the right, my mother and the son of my brother on the left.


My son made the photo. A happy moment. It was the last time my father went outside the house. I wish my father will find shelter and rest in the shadow of The Most High!


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zaterdag 5 april 2014

Noah's Ark

Last thursday we visited Noah's Ark. First we went to Dordrecht with the Fast Ferry. A beautiful trip over three rivers: the "Lek", the "Noord", and the "Merwede". Once we arrived in Dordrecht we went to Noah's Ark by foot.


Here are Maurits and Casper at the entrance of the Ark.


Noah with the dove, wich returned with a leaf.


On deck of the Ark.


Vieuw over the "Merwede".











There even are real animals! No, not the animals above, these are replica's, but the goat here under :)


Vieuw on the center of Dordrecht.


We ate "Poffertjes" , mmmm delicious!


We enjoyed a wonderful day! A precious memory!

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donderdag 27 maart 2014

Textural effects

Today I like to show some cards I made for the Online Card Classes. I think this will be my last submission for the Online Card Classes. It is not that I am "ready", but submissions close very soon. There's so much I want to try. The classes were so helpfull. I learned a lot and got so much idea's! A big "Thank You" for the teachers!











The idea for this card is from Debby Hughes. I am an admirer of what she makes! The butterflies are embossed with White embossing powder, Brass embossing powder and Silver embossing powder. The leaves on the left card are made using a Mask by Donna Downey Studios, sponged with colorbox. The leaves on the middle card are stamped with a stamp by Hero Arts. On the right card you see a pattern made with gesso and a Mask by "Dutch Doobadoo".
Thanks for visiting!

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dinsdag 25 maart 2014

Scenic Stamping

I like to share a card with you I recently made for the Online Card Classes. We had to make a card with a scene on it. For making a scene you have to ground your stamps and connect them in a way. So, here is what I tried.


I used stamps by Imaginisce (tree) and Nellie Snellen (boy and fence) After stamping the images I colored them with Distress Inks. Fun to do and easy too. Maybe I have to practise more on the coloring :)

Thanks for visiting!

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zaterdag 22 maart 2014

Masking again

For this card I made for the Online Card Classes, Clean and Simple 3, I used note-it paper strips. Glued them on a card base with a spare line in between, and sponged these stripes with Color Box Ink. Moved the strips around to create a plaid pattern.


I can tell it looks very easy, and it is, but you have to work very carefully. I managed to get an ugly ink spot, wich I didn't like. Thats why I dived in my supplies to find my spellbinder dies and cut this shape with my cuttlebug. So, doing this there was no need to trow it away. It turned out fun anyway.
But, I started again and finally succeeded to create another card using the same technique. You can see this card here.


This time I am more satified, and I will post it in the Student Gallery!
Thanks for visiting! Thats much appreciated!

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maandag 17 maart 2014

Faux Letterpress

Love to show you today some cards I made for the Online Card Classes, Clean and Simple 3. The technique used on these cards is called "Faux Letterpress". To reach this result it is important to stamp your images and sentiment first with White ink, and than stamp it again using colored inks, but a little bit off centered. So, doing this you can see a little of the white ink, wich gives some dept to the stamped images. It's a fun technique. See my results here.





Hope you had a fun visit!

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zaterdag 15 maart 2014

Masking Technique

Using the masking technique is so much fun! I saw some wonderful examples of using the masking tecnique on your cards by Jennifer. She is one of the teachers of the Online Card Classes. When I saw her video, I loved to try it myself. I went through my stamps and dies, picked some and started. Here is the result.


Used Colorbox Inks and a Simon Says Stamp stampset: SSS130301. On my flickr stream is another card in more orange colors. The shapes are from Spelbinder dies, wich I used to cut the masking paper.
I can reccomand this technique!
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