Friday, May 29, 2020

Scrap Fx dt member blog post 29.05.2020

Hello my dear blog reader,

I am so happy that you are back for my second May blog post for the company
ScrapFx Australia.

As you already know, gardening is my second hobby. I love my butterflies, bees and bird garden.
And I am spending many hours in my outdoorroom.
We are having here in The Netherlands a beautiful springtime with summer temperatures. This is a bit unusual. Normally it rains here in spring more, now my garden is already so dry, it feels as if the summer has already been. 

But anyway...
I created for you an art journal page and a post card.

I will start with the art journal page.

I created my art journal page on watercolorpaper.
I used Distress Ink in red and green, black gesso and splash ink from13@rts.
Tim Holtz tiny stickers. Wow embossingpowder, black Archival Ink. WashiTape.
I used from ScrapFx: 

My next inspiration for you is a postcard (10cm x 15cm).
I used for this card also Distress Ink and Archival Ink.
The word sticker comes from 13@rts.
I used from Scrap Fx:

The technique for my two projects is quite simple.
Add Distress Ink directly with the Inkpad on the craftsheet.
Spritz water to the Ink on the craftsheet.
Add with the mister water to the paper and dab the paper on the Ink/water mix.
Dry with the heat tool and repeat.
Super easy and perfect for beginners.

Thank you so much for stopping by for my blogpost.
Have a beautiful day.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Scrap Fx blog post

Hello lovely people,

how are you?

Slowly we get more opportunities to move outside here in The Netherlands. 
The primary schools are reopened and 
the older children should be able to go back to school starting 20th of May. 
 It comes back a piece of normality in our lives. 

But anyway, I created for you as inspiration an art journal page 
and a scrapbook layout with a photo of my daughter Mia.

I used on my scrapbook page the fantastic chipboards from ScrapFx.
The chipboards are absolutely high quality products. 
I love the thickness of the chipboards and the possibilities to edit them. 
This time I painted them with watercolor, without a layer of clear gesso on it. 
I was positively surprised how well the watercolor comes over on the chipboards.

I created my page on the new paper collection "down under" from 13@rts.
First, I started with a white wash on my background paper.
After that I mixed gel medium and color glow and small 3D balls together.
I added the mix to the stencil from ScrapFx. 
Then I stamped with the chicken wire stamp of ScrapFx and some stamps from my stash.
After that I added watercolor paint to my background and to the chipboards.
A layer of black gesso on the right site with big white stripes and big black drops.
Paper dollies, A6 "down under" paper behind my photos, pearls and word stickers for my embellishments and my page was done.

My next inspiration is an art journal page with photo collage paper images from ScrapFx.

This time I played around with distress oxid, stencil and stamps.
For my focal point I used the school collage paper sheet images.
My words are transparency images from ScrapFx.

I used from ScrapFx:
School Days ricepaper collage-paper

Here is the link to the ScrapFx store: scrapfx

I hope you feel a little bit inspired to create with the awesome products of ScrapFx.

Have a beautiful day. 

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Instagram Hop from 13@rts Vintage layout

Hello and welcome,

to the first Instagram hop from 13@rts with the theme "VINTAGE".

The timeline is 17-24.05.2020

Each dt member of 13@rts has prepared a special project and some of them has 
createted  a extra tutorial for you. 

I created a video tutorial for you as inspiration.

To win one of the prizes you have to follow the rules.

1. like the IG account of 13@rts and the 13@rts dt members.

2. like and comment each dt member IG hop inspiration.
    You have 18 stops to make.
    Start on the 13@rts IG account.

3. tag on friend and ask to join the IG hop from 13@rts.

4. if you wil win a special prize and be our instahop star
    make a project with the theme vintage.

5. show us your project with the #13artsinstahop.

6. have fun with the hop.

The winner will be announced on the 25.05.2020

Here is the link to the starting point ( IG account from 13@rts):

I used from 13@rts:


Paper sheet:

Ephemera pack:

Clear Gesso:

Black Gesso:

Multipurpose gel medium:

Gel medium:

Acrylic medium:

Color Glow:

Mist Spray, Pastel Pink:

Mist Spary, Pearl Bordeaux:

Texture powder:


Splash Ink:

Here is the link to my video tutorial:

Thank you so much for watching and commenting.
Have a beautiful day. 

Friday, May 15, 2020

13@rts blog post May 2020

Hello friends from 13@rts, 

I am Heike and I am your host for today. 

Now we have the month of May. What luck do we have with this spring weather.  
We spend many hours in our garden, which now shines so wonderfully in the green spring color.
And the first BBQ we have already passed.
But anyway.
I have for you as inspiration a scrapbook layout with a photo of my youngest daughter Mia.

How I start my creative process.
1. I started with two layers of clear gesso from 13arts. This clear gesso layer allows me to work with liquid products so as watercolor.
2. My second step is then always the selecting of my photo. I prefer black and white photo images.
3. Then I decide to put together my color-theme. Here I let myself be guided by my feelings of my mood of the day.
4. For a success on my craft tabel, I like to create with nature- relax music or classic music. A good cup of tea next to me.
That is what I love to do before I start with creating.

I used from 13arts: 

I hope you feel a little bit inspired to create with the beautiful products of 13@rts.
Here is the link to the 13@rts store:

Have a beautiful day. 

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Nomadic Soul Diaries layout inspiration #5/2020

Hello my dear blog reader,

how are you?
I hope you are doing well.

For the May IG challenge from Nomadic Soul Diaries I created a layout 12inch by 9inch
with a photo of Romy Schneider as Empress Sissi from Austria.

As a young girl I watched these movies with joy.
The lovely friendly nature of the actress Romy Schneider as Empress Sissi of Austria
has enchanted many Christmas days (favourite time for these films shown on television in these days ...). Today I know that the real Empress had little in common
with the film character. I think Romy was my rainbow with her loving kindness at the Christmas time long time ago.

I used for my layout:
Watercolor paper from Canson.
13@rts watercolor set and design paper, travel around the world.
And Finnabair art pebbles.

Create a new project, with all the board elements.
Follow the wandering stars , the sponsors and NSD Ig account.
Use the #NSDmay20.

Our Mood Board..

Thank you so much for your visit.
Have a beautiful day. 

Friday, May 1, 2020

More than Words May Main challenge.

Hello my dear blog reader,

it is May already...and we are still in the lockdown situation for the covid 19 virus.

I think we need a little bit fun. The main challenge from MTW is all about fun and stripes.

I created for this challenge an art journal page in my altered journal book.
I found that face images in a magazine and I did an image transfer with it.
Lots of stripes, doodeling and lettering for the background,
A word sticker from Tim Holtz, and I was done..

For this challenge, using the word FUNNY, I have decided to create an art journal page. In my childhood there was only one phone at home. This telephone had a fixed place in the entrance hall. You couldn't really walk around with the phone because it only had a connecting cord of about 2m. I was raised with three brothers who made it their mission to always annoy me when I was on the phone. Today I find this story funny, but at that time it was almost a doomsday. For the creative challenge to use STRIPES, I added long and short acrylic color stripes.

Here is our mood board.

(as voted by our DT)

$50 USD value prize from EXPRESSIONS CRAFT

(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

$25 USD value prize from 49 AND MARKET

$25 USD value prize from MAJA DESIGN

$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU

$25 USD value prize from THE DUSTY ATTIC


(picked at random from all eligible entries)
$25 USD value prize from AB STUDIO


(hand picked by our Admin team - two entries not in our Top 5,
but that have that special something that captured our attention)
$25 USD value prize from 49 AND MARKET

$25 USD value prize from MINTAY

This main challenge is open to any type of projects, except: cards, postcards, ATC`s and tags.
Here is the link:

I see you on the blog from MTW.
Have a lovely month.
xoxo Heike

13@rts dt member May challenge inspiration.

Hello everyone,
and welcome to the May challenge on the blog from 13@rts.
Here is the link:

We have a beautiful mood board to create with.
Soft colors with a shabby-chic and romantic touch.

I immediately felt inspired.


I created a scrapbook page with the paper collection "ROSALIE". The name of the paper sheet is: "secret letters". For my embellishments I used the Rosalie-emhemera pack and chipboard set "Victoriana". I created the 3D texture with modeling paste mixed with texture powder and two beautiful stencils: "antique text" and "circle of life". For a little bit color I used the color glow "golden-calcite". For my finishing touch I used black micro flakes.
Here is the beautiful mood board:

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I used from 13@rts:
Paper 12inch by 12inch:
Paper 6inch by 6inch:
Paper sheet:
Stencil antique text:
Stencil circle of life:
Texture powder:
Gesso clear:
Gesso white:
Acrylic medium:
Color glow:

Here is the link to the store:

Thank you so much for your visit.
Have a beautiful day.

"Kindness unlocks doors" canvas for ScrapFx

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