Monday, March 26, 2018

postcard for the challenge by MTW

Good morning everyone,

it`s about a good month that we made a change in the Facebook mini challenge group

by More Than Words. Now postcards are left too in the size 10 cm x 15 cm.

I´m a big fan of homemade postcard in 2D style.

The challenge rule is the same. We must see the "word" from the month on your project.

This is my postcard from the February mini challenge with the word " come".

I used a standard black cardstock card as base.

My background paper is Ranger special stamp paper which I cut to

9,5 cm x 14,5 cm. Many different Distress Oxide and Distress Inks also Distress Paint

give a harmony as I like it !! Stamp and stencil work, doodles with a black and white

Posca pen and a lovely photo images from Tim Holtz complete the whole thing to

a small work of ART!!

I also brought my DT member postcard for the March month

to life in this way. Our challenge word is "warm"...

According to the calendar, we have spring here in Europe...

But the nature has not really responded to it !! At night we still get minus temperatures here.

I wanted to plant the first spring flowers outside so it looks a bit festive for Easter....

but I think that I wait a little bit...  "stay warm" is a perfect title for this postcard

and the title fits well with the weather here in The Netherlands.

Here is the link to MTW: morethanwordschallenge

Thank you for reading today my post.

Bye for now.


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Art Journal

Hello my dear blog readers,

I started weeks ago with my new 15 cm x 15 cm mini art journal

pages. Inspired by Rach0113 on YouTube.

Still I love this size and my collection fashion children photos

get finally a lovely place.

This art journal page is inspired by the March "pick a stick challenge"

on Facebook. The color challenge was: pistachio and grey.

and the steps are: sprinkles, stencil, letter, heat, dark and snowflakes.

I used: Distress oxide in cracked pistachio and Distress ink in hickory smoke.

Prima black gesso. Ecoline Nr. 100. Gold embossing powder. Tim Holtz stencil

and stickers. The crafters workshop stencil. WOW white embossing powder.

For this beautiful girl I created a doodle background. That was the challenge from Rach0113.

I love to experiment with colors. The warm yellow/gold color in contrast to the cold color

gives a stunning effect.

I used for this art Journal page: Prima Acrylic paint in fresh orange and gold rush.

And for the doodles black, white and red wine Posca pen.

The sticker is from Tim Holtz.

Here is the blog from Rachel: artfulevidence

Thank you very much for reading my blog post today. I really appreciate it!!

Maybe I could inspire you a bit??...

Than leave me a comment behind so that I can also look over your blog post.

Bye for now...

xoxo Heike

Saturday, March 24, 2018

DT team work March for Scrap FX Australia with video tutorial

Hello everyone,

after three weeks of illness I am back .....

I am having two art journals for you, one postcard and one page for the special photo

book of Joshua. I hope that I can inspire you a little bit with my dt team projects.

Slowly spring is beginning to catch on here, that led me to create a little bit with

bright colors. The month theme at Scrap FX  is: numbers and letters.

I used from Scrap FX:

Polygonic stencil

Script transparency

Loopy Script stamp

larger image Grunge Alphabet stamp

Buttons B Script stamp

John & Harry stencil SMALL

my art journal pages..

I also have a video tutorial for you ...over 
a new page for the photo book of Joshua.

These pages are 2D and easy to follow .
I played along with the new Distress Oxide and the special stamp paper from Ranger. 
Distress Oxide fossilized amber, mermaid lagoon, spiced marmalade. Archival Ink, monarch orange.

You are awesome...

And finally I made a postcard as inspiration...

Here is the Link to: scrap FX
Thank you so much for visiting.
Have a nice day.

Thursday, March 1, 2018


Hello, hello,

today I want to share with you my two new art journal pages.

Inspired from Rach0113 on YouTube.( I think her name is Rachel)

She publishes a new challenge once a week on YouTube,

The first challenge was " Flowers"

There is also a Facebook page under #Artful Evidence

which you can share your interpretation from the challenge.

The art journal page must be 6x6inch or 15 cm x 15 cm.

From my collection of children- fashion photography in black and white

I always wanted to make a small fairy-tale or whimsy cal art book.

I just needed this challenge to start my book.

Thanks Rach0113.

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I have to say that I am completely in love with these two pages

and I can already tell you that you will soon see more of this!!

Thank you so much for visiting and commenting.

xoxo Heike

artfulevidence. Rachels blog

facebook page Artful Evidence


More Than Words DT Art Journal March page

Hello everyone,

welcome to my new DT inspiration for the

 main challenge by More than Words.


Here is the link to the blog from: MTW

ATTENTION this is important:

We have new challenge rules...

I made for this challenge an art journal page.

I`m comfortable with who I`am.

Art journal-pages is something I do not show so often here on my blog.

But still I like it!! Maybe that`s because I use my art journal book to try out

new techniques.

Here is my creative challenge step:

I designed this page on Canson Acrylic paper 24 cm x 32 cm.

At first I draw four large circles and then four small circles.

I used for the green color Lindy`s spray: Cathedral Pines Green

and for the bordeaux/ purple color Lindy`s spray: Open Arms Armethyst.

For the two soft colors I used Jane Davenport watercolor set.

I also used the same color for the small circles, but here I diluted more water

so that it looks more transparent.

Then I scribbled around the circles with the Stabilo pen to get a bit of shadow

effect. I activated the Stabilo pen with water, afterwards I dried

the wet Stabilo color with a Heat Tool so that the color of the Stabilo pen

becomes waterproof.

I also drew lines with the ruler and a Posca black pen.

My next step was stamping with Archival Ink: Plum, Aquamarine and Olive

and stamps from Unity Stamp Company.

I wrote my quote with Indian Ink.

For the finale touch a little bit transfer folie in bronze from the

dollar store here in The Netherlands and Ecoline Nr.100 for splattering was used.

Bildergebnis für archival ink plum

Bildergebnis für archival ink olive
Bildergebnis für archival ink aquamarine
Bildergebnis für lindy's open arms amethyst

Bildergebnis für lindy's cathedral

Bildergebnis für jane davenport watercolor

My word inspiration comes from:

 I`m comfortable with who I am.

I have a healthy and happy family, a husband I love about everything.

I am healthy, too. I can make my day as I like. For that I am unspeakably

thankful and happy. I wanted to express this artistically on my art journal page.

Please my dear blog readers read the More Than Words challenge rules exactly

so you can make a chance of our awesome prizes.

Maybe you would like to join us this month?......

and you need more inspiration, no problem ....go to the blog from MTW

to admire all the DT work...... and maybe this is what you need

for inspiration to join us...I see you on the blog.

Have a nice day.


Scrap The Boy DT layout

Hello everyone,

welcome to the new challenge at Scrap The Boys...

Image may contain: one or more people and text

Here is the link to STB: scraptheboys

This month we have prepared a sketch for you,

and the design team has many different layouts to inspire you.

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Years ago we had the grandparents to visit and on one of these days we also did a bike

tour through the elementary school where the photo from Joshua is taken.

I used for this page: Lindy`s Spray and Embossing powder, ( Hag`s Wart Orange,

Hi Maintenance Magenta and Pumpkin Fiesta powder)

Graphic45 Stamps, Archival Ink Jet Black, Kaiserkraft Stamps,

Wood chipboard, Laces, Tim Holtz Washi Tape.

Bildergebnis für archival black jet ink
Bildergebnis für pumpkin fiesta embossing powder

 Bildergebnis für Lindy's Hi maintenance Magenta Starburst

Bildergebnis für Lindy's Hags Wart Orange

This is my Layout for you...

I see you on the blog from Scrap The Boy.
xoxo Heike

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