Wednesday, July 18, 2018

YouTube Art Journal Hop July

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Hello everyone,

 and welcome to another amazing YouTube Hop,

I am so happy to be a part of this hop and I hope I can inspire you

with what I create. As stamp and stencil lover it was clear what I will create for you.

A stamp and stencil background art journal!!

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.

Willing is not enough; we must do.   ( Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

is one of my favorite quote to create with. I added handwritten this quote on the black Gesso.

LaBlanche Germany Stamps
Finnabair stamps
Prima black gesso
13@rts clear gesso
Galleria acrylic color and white gesso
Lindys stamp gang spray yellow rose of texas
Archival Ink: monarch orange, vermillion and sunflower
Versafine black
Tim Holtz stencil and sticker
Posca white and black pen
Memory box stencil
Liquetex big pen and palet-knife
Washi tape from the dollar store
Ranger heat tool

Here is my video for you:

What does art journaling mean to me?

I will not explain my steps in the video.
I think that the pictures make it clear, my focus 
is the  story behind my art journaling .


You are here!!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.

Thank you so much for watching my tutorial

and for taking the time to write a comment.

I really appreciate it !!

Have a beautiful day. 


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Art Playground DT Layout July 2018

Hello everyone,

and welcome to the new challenge on the blog from Art Playground.

My inspiration for you is also my first DT member project.

I am so happy to create with lovely, talented ladies together for the next 6 months.

Here is the link: artplaygroundblog


Collect beautiful moments...

To tell a story behind a layout...
how do I tell a story, or better, how do I make a story  about my project.
In my case it is the photo...
A long time ago I started with a new scrapbook layout serie called: women faces around the world.
I have deliberately ventured to women faces older than a half century.
Maybe it`s because I myself have reached the 50 year mark. Anyway.
In all cases of the old women photos, it is something that appeals to me.
The face of an old women tells a story "the story of life".
I try to create a new story with these photos, that I can best if I start on white cardstock.
But what will my story be?
First of course color, color, color....
I am a little bit crazy about stamp images on my layouts. Stamp with color waterproof ink
in this case yellow and green and than I try to set accents with black ink stamp images and black gesso.
The stamp-designs tell my story, about my mood of the day, my feelings and my love of creativity.
The butterflies stands for freedom, the figure of Leonardo da Vinci for aesthetics, the swirl for movement 
and the circles for recurrent.
I hope that I can inspire you to create a new story behind your project...

I used for this layout:

Lindy`s spray, Yellow Rose of Texas.
Distress Ink, mowed lawn.
Prima black gesso.
Tim Holtz sticker.
White Cardstock.
Versafine onyx black ink.
Archival ink, buttercup.
Unity stamp company stamps.

Our Rules:

1. Create project, any project you want. We would love to hear if the monthly tips helped you in your project 
2. Use colors from our monthly color scheme (you can use one, two or all! you can also add black, white and metallics if you feel like it )
3. Your project should be new and never been published before.
4. When uploading your project, make sure to include our monthly challenge banner and a link to our blog (specifically to the challenge post)
5. When uploading your entry link, make sure it leads directly to your project post.
6. All projects must be uploaded until July 31
7. Use the Inllinkz in the end of this page to upload your project ( you may enter as many projects as you wish! )  

I hope you play along with us? 
This will be awesome.
I see you on the blog from Art Playground.

Monday, July 2, 2018

art journal page with video tutorial for More Than Words 07/2018

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Hello there,

I am here with a new  inspiration for the July challenge by More Than Words.

Here is the link to MTW: morethanwordschallenge

I made an art journal page with lots of maritime stamps images and

a sea painting on the background.

Beach fun:

The word BEACH inspired me to make this art journal spread. The beach, the sun, the sea... all this I associate with holidays. Lying in the sand and looking at the seagulls, this is what I love and need for relaxing in the Summer. For the creative challenge, I added lots of stamps depicting SEASHELLS

I made also a video tutorial for you..


I am looking forward to see your entrie into our new challenge.

Have a beautiful day.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

June ART playground layout Inspiration...

Hello my dear blog readers,

last month I introduce you to a new challenge blog called: ART playground

 Here is the Link:  artplayground

Congratulation dear Sharon for the amazing success and all the work behind the challenge.

But now it is time for the new challenge.

The June mood board comes with soft pastel colors and the theme:

"go with the flow"

 In order to "go with the flow" 
it`s not only needed to have good mediums and lovely papers to work with.
That means also to me to have a beautiful and clean desk, a cup of tea and music, too.
This is what I need for "go with the flow"
I also have a desk where all my favorite products are standing open....
I need that to be inspired and also to create with a flow.
The same applies to my creative process... I need order to create a mixed media layout.
Eight years ago when I started with scrapbook and mixed media ...I watched a lot of tutorials on YouTube
and after that I made a list  with each steps.
Afterwards I repeated this steps on dollar store paper over and over again, until I could do everything without looking at
my list...I started to play with the steps....I skipped some steps, or I added a different color or, or, or.....
This means for me "go with the flow" 
I do not want to encourage you to copy ...I want to encourage you to come into the flow
by having confidence with the products you have..

and here is my layout for you:

I used for this layout:
Regular white Cardstock.
Pan Pastel, Permanent Red Tint and Ultramarine Blue Tint
Prima modeling paste, 
Distress oxide, picked raspberry.
Archival Ink watering can.
Unity stamp company , HUG stamps.
Lindys spray chateau rose, sidewalk chalk, geranium coral blush embossing powder and angel wings mauve embossing powder
Memory box DIE: large ringlets, honeycomb remnant.
Faber Castell polychromos venetian red.
Also from my stash: Lace, feathers, pearls, drops, paper lace, metal wings.

My dear friends I hope you feel a little bit inspired

to play along with the beautiful mood board.

Many thanks for reading my blog post. Cant wait to see what you will create for this challenge.

Until then I wish you a great month wherever you are...


Scrap FX Australia DT work...

Hello my dear blog readers,

today is my turn to inspire you with my DT work for the company

Scrap FX Australia. Here is the link: .scrapfx.

My first work is a layout with a video tutorial.

I made a page with a photo from the keeper Bayern-M√ľnchen.

Here is the video:

I used for this page:

Soccer Theme Pack

Boxed stamp

Maze stamp

Harlequin Stamp

Radiant Circles

Polygonic stenci

Thanks for reading my blog post.

Have a nice day. 


More Than Words June DT layout

Hello June, hello dear blog readers...

can you believe, June already... time flies so fast...

We had here in The Netherlands very warm days...I spent many hours in my garden.

All my flowers grows and grows so beautifully. I love my outside room.

but now it is time to invite you to the brand new challenge on the blog from More than Words.

Here is the link: morethanwords

Journey and Maps...


What does the word JOURNEY inspire you to create?
You can choose to use the actual word somewhere on your project 
or simply be inspired by it.  Since words are an integral part of our challenges, we want to know how this month's word stimulated your creative process, so please do explain in your blog post how 
it inspired you if it isn't obvious in your work.

For this month's creative challenge, we want you to use a MAP to get creative and go exploring! We want to see something from a map on your project. You may decide to add components like land outlines, roads, a compass, arrows, a legend or even a globe. You may want to tuck a piece of the map itself in between your paper layers or make your entire background a map. Let the map be your guide and inspiration on your creative journey!


 For this challenge I decided to take a photo of our youngest daughter Mia which was taken in Turkey. It was the last vacation week of elementary school ( this was also our first daughter and mother vacation) and I find that the word JOURNEY fits perfectly with the photo. I included the creative challenge 
by using a MAP stamp on my background.

Maybe you would like to join us this month?

but you need more inspirations, no problem...go to the blog from More Than Words

to admire all the beautiful design team work.....

and maybe this is wat you need to join in this month..

I see you on the blog from MTW.

Have a beautiful day.


Saturday, June 2, 2018

Scrap the boys June layout

Hello June and hello my dear blog readers,

welcome to the new challenge by Scrap the Boys.

Here is the link: scraptheboys.

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                                                    Memories are stitched with love!!

I used for this layout:
Regular white Card-stock.
13@rts clear Gesso,
13arts link.
AALL& create stamps.
Prima black Gesso.
Posca pen white.
Faber Castell Polychromos 9201: 171, 264, 168.
Archival Ink: vivid chartreuse, olive, viridian.
StaZon: olive green.
BoBunny stickers.
Lindy`s spray: shabby turbine teal and freaky franken lime.
.lindysgang link.

I did for the creative challenge from STB:

hand stitching and machine stitching.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog..

xoxo Heike

YouTube Art Journal Hop July

This blog-post contains scrapbook-advertisement!! Hello everyone,  and welcome to another amazing YouTube Hop, I am so happy to be a...