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Scrap Fx Australia #2 December Scrapbook Layout

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 Hello my dear blog reader, and welcome to my second blog post for this month for the company ScrapFx. Here is the link:  http://www.scrapfx.com.au/blog/ I hope your Christmas was filled with lots of happiness, love and laughter. For my second blog post I was inspired by the abstract art of Hilma at Klint. Hilma at Klint was an Swedish artist born in 1862. The Swan 1940 Hilma at Klint. This is the painting which inspired me the most. I have consciously placed the women photo in the middle of my scrapbook page,  just as Hilma at Klint did by her painting the Swan (picture above). I don`t know what inspired you, or what motivated you to create art.  I my case it was the abstract art from Robert Rauschenbach, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Hilma at Klint. But there are so many more artist which I really love. I like to scroll through art books, that is for me the best inspiration and motivation to make and create art.  ART MAKES THE SOUL GROW. I don't know if you feel the same

Blog post for 13@rts altered wooden painter`s palette

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 Hello everyone, and welcome to my design team work for the company 13@rts. I hope you had a beautiful Christmas time with lots of lovely memories. Our Christmas time was quiet, J├Ârgen my handsome hubby had  to work in the hospital. So we only had the Christmas Eve lunch with three of our four kids. I enjoyed the time we had together. It is so sad that the time for Christmas music is also over. I love Christmas music and one of my favorite songs is:  "Walking in the air" "Walking in the air" is  a song from Howard Blake created for the 1982 animated UK Christmas special "The Snowman" based on the book by Raymond Briggs. The song was sung by choirboy Peter Auty. The song has become a kind of Christmas standard in the United Kingdom, as the animated special has become prominent in British culture airing annually similar to  "A Charlie Brown Christmas" in the US. Here is a short lyric from the song. Walking in the air We `re walking in the air. We`r

ScrapFx Australia #1 Scrapbook Layout and Art Journal Page

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 Hello my dear blog reader, welcome to my first blog post in the month of December for the company Scrap Fx. I created for you one scrapbook layout in mixed media style and one art journal page. We have here in The Netherlands cold, frosty days and I am so glad that our house is now warm and cosy with the new Kingspan isolation.  Since Monday we have a lockdown here in The Netherlands until 19.01.2021. Hopefully, we have the virus then behind us and the vaccine shows us the first effect. But anyway, my Christmas layout has a non Christmas color combination, at least for me. Cobalt blue with a bright yellow color on a dark red background and white highlights. I started on  yellow cardstock with a layer of clear gesso. After that I cut a sheet of the 13arts Victorian paper collection in stripes. Then I painted the edges with cobalt blue acrylic color and I glued the stripes to the  yellow cardstock. After that I paint a little bit with the yellow and cobalt blue acrylic color and I added

December challenge More than words: Childhood and Gold

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 Hello my dear blog reader, todays inspiration is for the December challenge More Than Words. Here is the link:  https://morethanwordschallenge.blogspot.com/   The beauty of Christmas, is the beauty of CHILDHOOD. I decided to create a Christmas scrapbook layout in mixed media style for our main December challenge. I love everything about the festive December month. The smell of homemade cookies, hot chocolate, the tradition decoration in red, green and gold, the secrets and the family togetherness. The memory of my Christmas-childhood long time ago was my inspiration for the December page. I used for my layout the Dreamland paper collection of 13arts and I added lots of gold glitter ink and WOW gold embossing powder on the background. Also a little bit gold glitter ink on the clock. I wish you a Happy Christmas with many beautiful memories. Here are our MTW rules: Our prizes: MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER  (as voted by our DT)  $50  USD value prize from   THOMPSON'S CRAFT SUPPLIES 4 RUNNER

December challenge 13@rts #97

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 Hello everyone, and welcome to the new challenge from 13@rts. We have an amazing winter wonderland mood board to create with. Rules of the challenge 1. Create a project based on the mood board (details above). 2. Publish your project on your blog/intstagram/facebook and add link directly to the post using Inlinkz tool at the right side bar. 3. Please add a link and info about our challenge, where your work is published. 4. You may submit as many entries as you like.  5. You can enter your project with a maximum of 2 other challenges and your work must be new, not published before our challenge has started.  6. The challenge ends on the  31st of December.  Winners will be announced on the  10th of January. 7 .   Use at least one 13@rts product in your project . Here is the link to the #97 challenge: http://13artspl.blogspot.com/2020/12/grudniowe-challenge-97.html I created a scrapbook page in mixed media style, with soft and light colors. The Dreamland collection from 13@rts is perfect

Scrap FX second blog post in November

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 Hello my dear blog reader, and welcome to my second blog post for the company Scrap Fx Australia. Here is the link:  http://www.scrapfx.com.au/blog/  There is still a lot to do, this week, before the festive December month starts. We let our house this week completely insulate. So that we use less electricity and gas to keep our house warm. This is our contribution in 2020 for a better climate in 2020. For next year, maybe a rain water system so that we use less tap water.  But anyway, here is my project for you as inspiration to work and create with the beautiful products of  Scrap Fx. I created a mini book in accordion style. This is always so much fun to do. I used a DIN A4 size watercolor paper which I colored and collaged first, before I cut and fold into a mini book. There are plenty tutorials on YouTube for this kind of mini book. I fold the longer sides on top of each other and then I cut them through. I glue the two pieces together to make a long piece. My book is then 10 cm

Christmas Special Post 13@rts "Santa is coming to town"

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 Hello everyone,  and welcome to the special blog post for the company 13@rts. Our design team special post is all about "Christmas". I created a scrapbook layout in mixed media style in the colors  light blue and red. The inspiration comes from the Christmas photo from a magazine Christmas is always something very special, with the decoration. Every year I think again, I should change my colors of the Christmas decoration. Normally I have red, pink and rosegold as colors for my Christmas decoration. My new favorite combination is: blue, brown and rosegold. Let's see if I'm going to change it this year... I still have a bit of time to think about it. Santa is coming to town.... is my title for my scrapbook page. My perfect Christmas red is a mix from Rainbow Color scarlet, Watercolor-set the red color and Ayeeda Medium liquid medium.  For the light blue, I used white gesso and Color Glow blue saphire. For the stencil work, I used: Gel medium and Rainbow Color scarlet

ScrapFx Australia inspiration November #1

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 Hello my dear blog reader, welcome to my first blog post in the month of November. Here is the link to the company ScrapFx. Please use this link also for your visit: http://www.scrapfx.com.au/blog/ I created for you an art journal page, a scrapbook layout and a mixed media project. We had in The Netherlands a couple of rainy days. Perfect for this kind of hobby, right... I also have a new desk with the matching chair and with the view in my garden. I'm such a happy girl that I have a place to create and I enjoy my favorite place, every day. But anyway. Here is my first inspiration. Ancestral memory, a little mixed media art. This little piece of art is my decoration on my new desk. So lovely. I started on a mini easel with a layer of black Gesso. After the Gesso was dry I added with a dry brush acrylic color in blue, rust brown  and patina green. My next step was painting the beautiful chipboards of ScrapFx with the same colors from the easel. For the finishing touch of the chipbo

November singel blog post 13@rts "HOT Chocolade"

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 Hello my dear blog reader, I hope you are well and you enjoy the Autumn season.  I created for you a scrapbook layout of course in mixed media style, with my thoughts on the   festive month of December. I love hot chocolate with wipped cream, so yummy. For me this drink is part of feel good in the cold months. Here is my favorite recipe for hot chocolate: You need:   250ml milk,   a pinch cinnamon,  a teaspoon of brown sugar  and 45gram dark chocolate (broken into small pieces). Heat three teaspoons of milk with the rest of the ingredients until a creamy substance is formed. Then add the rest of the milk. Fill the hot chocolate in a cup.  Finish touch: wipped cream, mini marshmellows and a pinch cinnamon. Cheers!! My title of course is called: Hot chocolate. How I start my layout: When I start a scrapbook layout in mixed media design, I usually start with the embellishments.  In my case it was the cut-out paper of the Bella paper collection.  After that I go on the search for a suitab

More than Words main challenge leafs and season

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 Hello everyone and welcome to the new main challenge for the  challenge blog More than Words. Our rules are: Here is my description: No festival season 2020... is my title for this challenge. I created a scrapbook page in mixed media style with a photo from "Thirty seconds to mars". Unfortunately there was no festival season this year because of the pandemic. I am happy that I have Spotify, where I can hear my favorite music. It doesn`t replace the feeling and joy of a festival. I know that of course... But it`s better than nothing!! For the creative challenge I create my own leafs with watercolor from 13@rts which I attached  to my focal point. I also stamped with a leaf stamp on my background. I see you on the blog from More than Words. xoxo Heike