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-München.

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

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Day Dreamer.... art journal page with video tutorial

Hello everyone,

today I will share with you my new art journal tutorial in whimsical style.

Weeks ago I started with a new serie of this cute little art journal pages.

15 cm x 15 cm.

I used on the background an old technique, called Bokeh.

The name Bokeh comes from the photography (the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light)

Lots of tutorials about this technique can you find on YouTube.

TIP: It`s always fun to try new techniques, but once in a while go back to the

 beginning with a new perspective.

As a mixed media artist , I use a wide range of materials, which I have been

collected for a long time. Many mediums are still coming out of my painting period.

I chose a bright color scheme for my background which is for me a perfect combination to the

 black and white photo. My art journal pages are always embellished with little animals

(butterfly, birds, bunny, or, or, or...) I think that`s just too cute by the little children.

Day Dreamer...

I used for this page:

Ranger glossy special stamp paper.
Schmincke Acrylic Ink: Cobalt-blue, Titanium Yellow Green Shade,Scarlet, Brasil-brown
Posca Pen: white, sky-blue.
Gouache deep gold
Liquitex Aqua-green, Cadmium red
Twinkling H2Os: kiwi, guatamalan, hot cinnamon,
Stabilo pen
Pentel black brush
Prima modeling paste and black gesso.

black gesso the final touch that really set the tone for the page, this is my favorite step of the process.

Color Box Ink black
WOW clear embossing powder.
Tim Holtz stamp
DYL leaves stamp.
Hero Arst unicorn pigmebt Ink
Versafine onyx black Ink.

There is also a video tutorial for you...

My dear blog readers thank you so much for reading my blog post.

Have a beautiful day.



Friday, May 18, 2018

Art Journaling You Tube Hop Video

Hello lovely blog readers,

here is my video for the Hop on You Tube.

Thank you so much for watching ...

Please read also my blog post for this Hop..

xoxo Heike

Art Journaling YouTube Hop.... Together,,,

Hello and welcome my dear blog readers,

today I want to show you a special blog post.

 I was asked by Keren Tamir if I would like to join in for the

 Art Journaling YouTube Hop  which is organized by her.

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There was no time for me to think about it, I did not want to miss that chance.

That`s why I`m so excited....

But before I will start with my  story behind my art journaling,

I will say THANK YOU SO MUCH to all the sponsors.

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One of this prizes can be yours... by following the rules..

Rules: 1. leave a comment on each video.

           2. Subcribe to each art journaling hop artist channel.

The winner will be chosen randomly from different channels.

Easy right!!!

I will show you a video tutorial where I create a page for my

fariytale, whimsical art journal book in the size 15 cm x 15 cm.

With fashion kids photos from magazines or pinteres.

TIP: open your heart and mind to something new like a new art journal technique.

I have three different art journal books.

One book is  from Ranger and two handmade books. All these books are different.

I use one book for my urban and architecture sketches which I combine with

vintage photos, stamps, watercolor and washi tape. I like to use images, stamps

and drawing elements to communicate my feelings and mood.

TIP: convey all of your emotions in your art jounal. Trust your intuition.

My second art journal is a handmade art journal in the size 24 cm x 32 cm.

I used these pages to test new colors or try to see how new stamps and stencil looks.

For me is this art journal an exercise book....I can mess this up, my journal is for my own

 self-expression and creative development, so there are no wrong pages...

TIPS: to keep colors vibrant, dry between each layers,

 this helps to prevent making colors muddy.

 Using stamps is a great way to add visual interest to your background.

Using highlights (White pen) or shadows (black pen) help make your art journal

page more dimensional.

Be creative with washi tape and tissue paper.

Different paper made a different color result.(watercolor-paper, special stamp paper....)

Never think that you are not good enough to enjoy a creative life...

There is beauty in imperfection...

Let be creative together...

I used for this page: 13@rts clear Gesso, Ranger collage medium, Lindy`s spray,

Finnabair modeling-paste and black gesso, regular white cardstock, Acrylic- medium,

Lindys spry: bells of Irland green, hags bWart Orange, Yellow Rose of Texas, Hi Maintenance

Magenta, LaBlanche Germany stamp, Archival Ink. vivid chartreus and catus flower,

AALL&Create stamp, Carabelle studio stamp, Art Journey stamp, Versafine onyx black ink,

 Archival jet black ink, Hobbyshop stencil 063, Posca pen, Faber big brush pen, Ranger DYS 34223,

Lindy`s embossing powder prima donna purple, WOW embossing powder earthtone olive

and primary sherbert, Ranger emboss it, Stabilo pen, Ecoline nr. 100, Gouache deep gold,

tacky glue, Scrap fx Australia silhouette.

Order of the Artist: Tusia Lech,
                                Tiffany Solorio,
                                Sanda Reynolds
                                Maka Art
                                Heike`s AugenBlick
                                Asia Marquet
                                Keren Tamir
                                Einat Kessler
                                Vicky Papaioannou
                                Jenn Engle
                                DeeDee Catron
                                Athanasia Papantoniou
                                Olga Heldwein

Thank you so much for reading my blog post.
Enjoy the day.
Until next time.

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:   artplaygroun...