Friday, November 29, 2019

Scrap Fx Australia DT member post

Good morning everyone,

and welcome to my second blog post for the company Scrap Fx Australia.
I created for you as inspiration two art journal pages and one A4 scrapbook layout.
But first I will show you one of my favorite quote from E. Hemingway about Autumn.

"You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees

   and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew it

   would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen."

This quote was my inspiration for my first art journal page.
I love being inspired by a quote or music. It's not just painting in a book for me, it has a deeper meaning. An old dictionary serves as art journal book for me. I am currently working in four different books at the same time. If I have applied a color layer, I put it aside and start with the next book. So I do not need to wait until the layers dried.
Since we had the first frost here, the leaves on the trees have changed from green to a rust red color. So my rust color layer in my art journal stands for the leaves. My colour is burnt sienna from Winsor & Newton, quinacridone red orange from Old Holland. I have sprinkled in the moist acrylic color,  baked texture taos sunset from Seth Apter. After that I heat embossed the baked texture. In the left corner from my art journal page I stamped with Scrap Fx chicken wire stamp over the dark acrylic color. Therefore I used versafine ink and baked texture buzzard from Seth Apter. Around the edges from my art journal page I stamped with the scrible stamp from Scrap Fx. Of course, my favorite stencil of Scrap Fx could not be missing. I applied the acrylic color carbon black from Old Holland. After the paint had dried I gave copper metal foil over it.


I also used: Seth Apter stamp, different acrylic colours from Golden, Old Holland and Winsor&Newton and my favorite white super heavy body Gesso from Liquitex.

For my second art journal page, I was inspired by the psychedelic artist Victor Moscoso, an American artist best known for producing psychedelic rock posters.

Unfortunately, the photo  does not show so well the extreme contrast between the neon colors and the normal acrylic colors.
I used from Scrap Fx lots of stamp and stencil images on my background,
and two qoutes from the Family transparency sheet.

And last but not least my A4 scrapbooking page.

Here I used the chipboard as stencil.

I added liquid masking  from Winsor&Newton to the moon stencil and let it air dry.

After my stencil work with the brick chipboard, I added colors to the brick chipboard.
First Burnt Sienna from Winsor&Newton.

 My second color is azo-orange from Amsterdam.

And then yellow ochre also from Amsterdam.

Remove the frame from the chipboard.

This technique is often used with watercolours. I love the lines created by the drying process. First I started with adding water to my page, then I add Infusion Stains in the color "in the navy" from Paper Artsy.  I cover the whole thing with household foil and let it air dry over night.

After everything has dried, I also remove the liquid masking medium. Then I started with the focal point, by adding stamps and stencil work and little bit Distress ink for the moon.
Then I glued the chipboard on my page and for the finishing touch art stones.

For my embellishments I used the silhouette and family transparency sheet from Scrap Fx.
My photo is an embroider magazin image.
And my word sticker is fromTim Holtz.

If you are interested in the products please go the the link below.
Here is the link to Scrap Fx Australia store:

I used for my dt member inspiration from Scrap Fx:

Scratching & scribble stamp
Scratchings & Scribble stamp

Chicken wire stamp

Chicken Wire Stamp
Flower buds stencil

Flower Buds stencil
Silhouette ladies stencil

Silhouette Ladies stencil
Square stencil
Square Stencil
John and Harry stencil

John & Harry stencil SMALL

Harlequin stamp
Harlequin Stamp
Square collage stamp

Square collage stamps
Art deco panel stamp

Art Deco Panel stamp
Grosgrain & dots stamp

Grosgrain & Dots stamp
Family transparency

Family transparency
Butterflies stencil

Butterflies stencil
Celestial moon stencil

Celestial Moon stencil
Brickwork chipboard


Bunch of flowers silhouette

Bunch of Flowers BLACK

So my dear blog reader that was it from the other side of the ocean.
I hope I was able to inspire you a little bit.
 See you soon.
. Heike

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Dt/ Admin team member for More Than Words

Hello my dear blog readers,

happy news...

 January 2020 I am officially design team member and administratie team member for the challenge blog More Than Words. I'm looking forward to this challenge:).

Here is the Link for the MTW blog:

It promises to be a great year.

Can`t wait to see your entrie for the month challenge.

See you on the blog.

xoxo Heike

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Challenge post for Colour Blast with products from Scrap FX

Hello lovely blog readers,

how are you?

It's been a long time since I wrote just for fun. Most often I write dt member inspiration blog posts. But today I had the time to post something just for fun.

 From our Australian holiday I brought shimmer dust from the company Colour Blast. And with these I have made a layout with a photo of my daughter Mia.

I had read on the Colour Blast Facebook page about the November challenge.

I created this page on Glosy Cardstock from Ranger. That is a special stamp paper with a smooth surface in the size 30 cm x 30 cm.

Shimmer dust comes in  powder . To activate the colour in the powder, mix the powder with water. After mixing it with water the powder  is water soluble. I don't like that! I use instead of water acrylic medium. Because of this medium, the powder becomes waterproof.

For adding the powder liquid on my page I used stamps.
Short note: Please clean the stamp immediately after using.

My chipboard is from the company Scrap Fx Australia. I coloured the chippie with the same mixture from my background. But this time I added in the wet paint ultra thick embossing powder from Ranger. After that I heat embossed the chippie. I really love the shiny effect.

For my finale touch I used black acrylic colour from Old Holland and jet black Archival Ink
from Ranger with stamps and stencil from Scrap Fx Australia.
Pearls from the dollar store, transparency from Scrap Fx and word stickers from Tim Holtz.

 I think my background  reflects the spontaneity of the photo from my daughter Mia.

Here is the link to Scrap Fx: 
I used:
Art Phrase stencil
Diamonds stencil

Here is the link to Colour Blast:

Here is the link to the shimmer dust:

I used: 
Load image into Gallery viewer, Colour Shimmer Dust - Assorted Colours
Load image into Gallery viewer, Colour Shimmer Dust - Assorted Colours
Load image into Gallery viewer, Colour Shimmer Dust - Assorted ColoursI used as my background paper:

So my lovely blog readers that was it for today.
Thank you so much for your visit and your commenting.
Have a beautiful day.
Until then.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Scrap Fx dt member post

Hello everyone,

  Nice, that you are here to visit  my blog post for the company Scrapfx Australia.

   Here in Europe, autumn has arrived and delights us with everything it has to offer. Rain, falling leaves, wind, cold and frosty days. For me it is the most beautiful time of the year. It is the last deep inhalation of nature before it falls into winter sleep.

  Maybe it's also because I love sitting near the burning fire, lighting the candles, in my hand a hot cup of chocolate with marshmallows. Yummy.

 Inspired by the colors of nature I have created a layout with little white on the background. I found it doesn't quite match the bold colors of autumn. My thought was that I use darker colors on the bottom of the layout going upwards light colours, in the middle bright and bold colours so as turquoise and yellow as a symbol of the last sun rays of the year.

  First, I stamped a stamp background. I used StazOn Ink for this. StazOn Ink is waterproof and does not need to be dried with the heat tool. I used as background paper Ranger Glossy special paper. Afterwards, I applied several layers of liquid acrylic paints, from the company Golden and Schmincke. After that I added accents with Inktense Blocks of Derwent. The Inktense Blocks become waterproof after drying with the heat tool. Here and there the stamped background shines through the translucent colours.I absolutely love this technique.

  Short note: this technique works the best on special stamp paper.

Here is my layout.


My photos are from Finnabair and Tim Holtz. I photographed the photos with the setting sephia and then copied them again. Then I added clear Gesso from 13@arts. I did this because I wanted to paint some parts of the pictures with the Big Brush pen. But what I like the most about this technique. is the overexposure.

After that I decided to make the next creative step with the stencil of Scrapfx, metal foil from the dollar store and  sticky embossing powder from Ranger. Then I added on  my chipboard and silhouette from ScrapFx Secial Effect Patina Paint from Cosmic Shimmer. Lots of embellishments from my stash and pieces of ScrapFx transparency as finshing touch.
Here is the link to Scrap FX store where you can find all the beautiful products which I used:

Blossom Stem Stamp

Blossom Stem Stamp
Chevron Panel Stamp

Chevron Panel stamp
Chicken Wire Stamp
Chicken Wire Stamp
Circles & Squares Stamp

Circles & Squares stamp

Number Crunch Stamp
Number Crunch stamps
Round & Pound Stamp
Round & Round stamp
Orb Stamp
Orb stamp
Art Deco Stencil
Art Deco stencil
Together phrase
Flower Arrangement black silhouette
Flower Arrangement BLACK
Family Transparency
Family transparency

My dear creative friends, many thanks for your comment and visit, I would be happy if you are back  for my second blog post. Until then I wish you  a wonderful creative time. 

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