dinsdag 21 juli 2015

In my garden

Although our garden is small, sometimes very special things can be seen here.
As last sunday..... I saw a very, for me, strange creature. Of course I ran to get my camera. And this is what I saw.

I was wondering: Is it a hummingbird or an insect? A butterfly? After some research on internet I found it is a "Kolibrie-vlinder". A hummingbirdbutterfly. In spring it comes to the Netherlands from the south of Europe. And in late summer it goes back.
Is that wonderful,or what?!
You can read more about it here:
I never saw such a creature here before, and I loved this experience.
Thanks for visiting

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woensdag 15 juli 2015

Inspired by.....paper napkins

Inspiration can come from everywere. My inspiration for this card came from paper napkins. I love the fishes on it. They are great to use when we eat fish. But last week I thought of the Hero Arts stampset, CL372 Oceans of Joy, with fishes I have and decided to stamp and color them as the fishes on the napkins.

After coloring the fishes with copic markers, I cut them by hand and added them on the card, and on some of them I used doublesided tape to raise them a little, as you can see here.

For the design I used sketch #131 on the "CAS(E) this sketch challenge blog".

I am going to insert it in the challenge, wich you can find here:
Hope you enjoyed your visit here!

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zondag 12 juli 2015

100% Stamped

This months theme at Virginia's Vieuw Challenge Blog is: "100% Stamped".
The card I made for the challenge IS 100% stamped!

The stamps I used are all Hero Arts stamps. The stampset used is: CL401 "Speckled Ornaments". I used one of the smaller stamps in this set to create a background by stamping it in rows with different Hero Arts Midtone Shadow Inks. Than stamped the biggest stamp in the set with Versamark on vellum and heat embossed it with silver embossingpowder by WOW. The little stripes at the left are stamped with C3117 "Crayon Stix". This stamp goes very well with the stampset.

And finally the sentiment. Here in a close up you see it's stamped on vellum too, and heat embossed with silver embossingpowder. This sentiment is from a stampset CL267 "Card Messages".

Thank you for visiting! Thats much appreciated!

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