Saturday, August 29, 2020

Scrap Fx August blog post #2

 Hello everyone, 

and welcome to my second blog post for the company ScrapFx Australia.

I created two art journal pages with photos from my daughters vacation in France.

My first art journal page has a collage background  and three of the beautiful funky people 

designed by Michelle Logan. My second art journal page is quiet easy. Watercolor, stamping,

transparency and chipboard, this is all I used..

Happy place..

Stay weird...

I used from Scrap Fx:

Loopy Script collage paper

Directional Collage

Please my dear blog reader use this link for your order:

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

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Single design team blog post for 13@rts August 2020

Hello my dear blog reader, 

and welcome to my single blog post for the company 13@rts.

Not only that I am your challenge host for the month of August 
(I hope you saw my mood board and find the time to take part in the August challenge).
The challenge can be found on the 13@rts blog page.

But anyway:
I am here today to inspire you to create with the wonderful products of 13@rts.
I created a scrapbook layout in mixed media style.
Here is a short description about my creative process.

As always I started with adding two layers of clear gesso on both sites of my paper sheet.
After my clear gesso was dry, I started with adding texture and color.
Therefore I mixed color glow with multipurpose gel medium
and I added the mix to a stencil from 13@rts. After that I repeated
this step with  another color from color glow. I let the whole thing air dry.
In the mean time I painted my title (cardstock-words) with yellow watercolor, cut a sheet of  the Rosalie
collection with my big shot and a DIE from Tim Holtz and I painted die cut element  also with yellow watercolor.
After my texture was dry I added paint. First black gesso on the edges. Watercolor and a mix of color glow with acrylic-medium. The next step was stamping. After that I added gold glitter with the plallet-
knife to my background. I glued my focal point, embellishments / flowers, and than I added again texture but this time a mix of gel medium and 3D flakes, sequin and diamond-dust.
Finale touch splattering and scibbeling.

My photo which I used for this scrapbook layout is from:
Sacha Goldberger, born in 1968, he is a  French photographer and writer.

Paint your life!...

closer look.

I used from 13@rts:

Paper pad 12x12 inch: VICTORIANA
Paper pad 6x6 inch: ROSALIE
Paper sheet 12x12 inch: Victorian-roses-Victoriana
Chipboard: Victoriana
Embellishments: Victoriana-Ephemera-pack
Transparency: DOILIES
Gesso clear: Gesso-Clear
Gesso black: Gesso 500-ml
Gel medium: Gel-medium-500-ml
Multipurpose gel medium: /MULTIPURPOSE-MEDIUM-500ml
Acrylic medium: Acrylic-Medium
Watercolor: Watercolor-set-16 colors
Color glow: Coral-Red
Color glow: Fire-Opal
Color glow: Ruby
Color glow: Citrine
Rainbow color: Scarlet
Ayeeda paint: VIVID-Magenta
3D Texture:
Gold glitter: Gold
Acrylic Ink: Glitter-Old-Gold
Pink Flakes: Pink
Stencil: PIANO
Stencil: diamonds

Here is the link to 13@rts:

I would like to thank you for stopping by today.
If you have question about my post, please feel free to ask
in the comment box below.

I would also like to point out that 13@rts has an open Facebook group,
where you can show your project.
Here is the link: facebook.

Have a beautiful day.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

August guest designer by Mixed Media Academy

Hello everyone, 

and welcome to my guest design project on the blog from 
Mixed Media Academy. I created for the August challenge a scrapbook layout 30cm x 30cm
in mixed media style. 
I started on a grey cardstock design paper from 13arts with two layers of clear gesso also from 13arts.
After my gesso was dry I added color glow to my page. Color glow is a metallic shine powder and I used two different color shades in blue. The next step was adding silverglitter, white acrylic color and bordeaux acrylic color with my palette-knife. After that I added my stencil design with Archival Ink and stencils from Hobbyshop Sandra, a store here in The Netherlands. Now it was time for  my stamp images with stamps from ScrapFx Australia, LaBlanche and LostCoast Design and black  ink. Some parts of my black stamp images are covered in black embossingpowder from WOW. For more texture on my layout I added blue hot wax to my page. Then I painted randomly with black acrylic paint. After everything was dry I glued my photo of my youngest daughter Mia and I added a photo transfer from a polar bear to my background. Final touch markmaking with a posca pen and some tiny stickers from Tim Holtz. 
I think I created a perfect scrapbook layout for this awesome mood board with the title
"Be messy and complicated and show up anyways".
Actually for me a mixed media project must always be wonderful messy... that's just part of it, at least for me!! It doesn't have to be complicated.
I hope I was able to inspire you a little bit to join in with this challenge. I in my case would like to say thank you to MMA for the invitation to be guest designer, it was fun for me and I feel very honoured.

Here is the mood board to work with.

Here is the Link:


Have a beautiful day.
xoxo Heike

Thursday, August 13, 2020

More than Words August challenge

 Hello everyone,

and welcome to the August sketch challenge on the blog from More Than Words.

Here is the link:

Our challenge this month includes a sketch and the word chill out!

For this sketch challenge I chose yupo paper and I painted on it with watercolors in green and light blue. My photo is taken on the first day out after our Corona lockdown here in The Netherlands. My husband and I had so much fun, so much laughter, and happy chill moments in the woods.

Chill out with hubby...

Our rules.

Here is the sketch for you.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

August 2020 13@rts challenge

Hello 13@rts fans,

I am Heike from Heike`s AugenBlick and I am your August challenge host.

I created a moodboard with blue, grey, silver and brown shades.

August here in Europe is the time for the long school vacation. It is also the time for traveling,
relaxing and enjoying the seaside. Time for a bond-fire and a good glas of wine. Time for family and friends. Time for long conversations at dinner or BBQ time. The colors from the 
August moodboard mean all that to me.
But I was also inspired from the Netflix serie "Tschernobyl".
I did a little bit resarch about the nuclear reactor disaster. 
and I was kind of fascinated and at the same time shocked. The pictures have something timeless. The area is extensively swelled because there is still radioactivity. Knowing that there is something, that you can't see, but is a deadly threat to all living beings. 
Mother nature wants to cover up this catastrophe and  she overgrows everything that was left behind by the people.
I was 20 years old at the time and I must confess at the time it didn't impress me so much. 
But today...

I created a grunge style scrapbook page with a photo from this area.
The photo is from google free photo images.
I want to express my feelings about what I have seen with my art. And the quote below  has been an additional inspiration for me, too.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.
-Scott Adams-


I used from 13@rts:
Paper collection: UNDER-THE-STARS
Paper sheet: Papier-Galaxy
Transparency: Wings
Title:  Timless
Stencil: Vintage Wreath
Stamp: Remember
Here is the link to the 13@rts store: Store

I hope I could inspire you a bit with my moodboard and layout. I would be happy. But there is even more inspiration for you, from my dear creative friends and designers of 13@rts.
Here is the link to the blog from 13@rts: Blog

 But first I would like to point out to you to read the rules of the 13@rts challenge. 

Rules of the challenge

1. Create a project based on the moodboard (details above).
2. Publish your project on your blog 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 August. Winners will be announced on the 14th of September.
7. Use at least "ONE" 13@rts product in your project.

Have fun with the challenge.
I see you on the blog from 13@rts.

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