Friday, June 10, 2022

More than Words Guest design

 Hello everyone,

More than Words is celebrating the 150th challenge..

BIG CONGRATS!!

I am a guest designer for this amazing event.

 The june challenge is...

Word: Enchanting

Creative challenge: Botanicals


Here is the link to the MTW Blog:

https://www.morethanwordschallenge.com/

Q and A....

MTW.
How long have you been creating art?.
Heike.
Actually, I've been creating all my life.
Painting, knitting, cross-stitching, sewing and and and...
I started paper crafting 2010. I started with cards, tags and mini books
Four years later 2014 I included 30cm x 30cm mixed media scrapbooking pages, art journaling and junk journaling to my creative paper work.

MTW.
What is your favourite art supply or product?.
Heike.
I don't have to think long about it, black gesso or black acrylic.
MTW.
What is your favourite colour palette to use?.
Heike.
Actually I am not afraid of strong colours.
But my two favourite palettes are: 1. Cadmium red, orange, ultramarine blue and a little bit of light turquoise. 
2. Pastel pink, gold, white, black and a touch of dark green.

MTW.
Our very first challenge was in Jan. 2016:
a, how has your art changed since then?
b, how have you grown as an artist since then?
Heike.
I think at the beginning of my scrapbooking time I let myself be influenced a lot by trends and other crafters. Which was absolutely okay for me and I learned a lot . 
After I think a couple of years  of practicing with others style the time came when I had enough confidence in myself to spread my wings and find my own style.
As I said I started with simple cards ( a word and one stamp image on a white card) mini books where I used paper kits, no mediums.
Scrapbooking pages with one photo and a little bit watercolour.
In 2014 I started with experimenting on white background paper with stamps and stencils. This is still my favourite thing to do.
A little bit later I also dared to do mixed media backgrounds.
Today I can say I have my own style.
I still grow as an artist.
Now I am teaching scrapbooking in mixed media style in classes and online workshops.
 At the moment I design for the companies:
13arts and Scrap Fx.

MTW.
What is your favourite thing about MTW challenge?.
Heike.
MTW is not only a challenge site for crafters, it is also a big community. I think MTW is the only challenge site where crafters around the world come together.
That makes MTW so beautifully unique.
BIO : 
I am Heike aka Heike 's AugenBlick
I was born and raised in Germany .
I live with my hubby Joergen in the oldest city of The Netherlands.
Together we have four grown up kids (two daughters and two boys).
One daughter in law, one son in law and three grand kids.
I am an early morning crafter that means I spend my creative hours mostly before lunchtime. My other hobbies are gardening, painting, bicycle, reading books, Tai Chi and snorkeling. Yes that is a lot, I know!!
I am a vegetarian, no fish, no meat, no alcohol.
I love 80% dark chocolate and a cup of Earl grey with almond milk. Yummy yummy!!
I like red and blue clothes and I wear always chunky jewelry.
So that is enough from me. If you are interested to follow me on my social media accounts. You can find me always under :
Heike 's AugenBlick ( by the way AugenBlick means = moment)

Enchanted flower nr. 150...  is my title.





Description about my art journal page:

Enchanted flower nr. 150...
I started my art journal page with lots of BOTANICALS stamp images
in green colour shades.
After that I added some numbers to my background. A little bit colour splatters also in green colour.
The next step was adding black gesso and black stamping images.
For my focale point I added a fussy cut rose and I painted a black frame for the flower.
My title " ENCHANTED Flower nr. 150" which is written with a white gel pen as finale touch.

Thank you MTW for the opportunity to be a guests designer.

Happy creating everyone and good luck with the MTW challenge.
Xoxo
Heike 

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