Snarkfest 2017 – Second Chance Art Journal Page

Snarkfest Art Journal

Man, I haven’t shared an art journal page in forever. Shame on me! Good that we have Snarkfest going on in the Snarky Stamper Facebook group and I was in the mood for some fun. And fun always includes smearing around with paints and a snarky sentiment. In this case the “Second Chance” sentiment from So Suzy Stamps πŸ˜‰ I started by painting three different Dylusions paint onto the background, Postbox Red, Squeezed Orange, Pure Sunshine. The easiest and fastest way is by using a baby wipe and to avoid fuzzy paper with this technique, it’s best to Gesso it …


Recollections Ombre Inks on a Thank You Card

Ombre Butterfly

Today, while I was cleaning my craft area, I realized that I haven’t made a card making video in forever. So I grabbed some items that I have a bought a few weeks ago and haven’t used yet: my two Recollections Ombre Inks. I got them on sale at Michael’s and was curious how these are, especially because I didn’t own an ombre ink pad so far, so the entire idea was new to me. I tried to find a link to these ink pads, but haven’t found them on the website, sorry. Maybe they still have them in …


Sunflowers With A Butterfly – CYCI Challenge #131

Sunflowers with butterfly

Hello everyone, I wanted to share my card higlighting sunflowers with a butterfly for this week’s CYCI challenge #131, another color challenge. Woohoo! This time it’s about yellow’s, gray’s and black’s. Trust me, my first idea was a bumble bee card, but I wanted to create something different. Mainly to show myself that I can “think out of the box”. After a while of thinking it hit me. I had to make a water colored card with silver embossing powder. So it began. I embossed the Stampendous Daisy Thanks stamp with silver embossing powder (and yes, it says Daisy… I …


Flutter, Flutter, Butterfly Birthday Card

Butterfly Birthday Card

The last days were really exhausting at work… When I came home I was so done that I just wanted to sit on my couch. That’s why today’s card is a quick and easy one, just because I felt like creating a butterfly birthday card πŸ˜€ I remembered that I have an older paper set from a Simon Says monthly kit with this adorable butterfly paper and I never really had an idea on what to do with it. Today, after seeing the latest sketch at Can You Case It, it hit me. So I grabbed my wonky stitched die …


Video: Messy Fun With Ken Oliver Color Bursts

ken oliver color bursts

It’s Sunday and that usually means that I prepare a video for you. What better technique to show you today than the Ken Oliver Color Burst backgrounds that I created throughout the week πŸ˜‰ Video: Let’s Get Messy With Ken Oliver Color Bursts For today’s card I used Yellow, Orange, and Crimson, plus the Altenew Striped Florals stamp set. I prepared the water color panel with said flowers and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. You can see the rest of my messy fun in the video: Supplies Used Altenew Striped Florals Ken Oliver Color Burst Tim Holtz Detailed …


Vellum Layered Butterfly for May Instagram Challenge


It’s already May, can you believe it? The last two months passed by and I kind of reduced my social crafting efforts (that’s a word πŸ˜€ ) since end of March. Well, I was in Germany visiting family and friends. I guess that’s a good excuse πŸ˜€ But now I’m back and I directly want to jump into a new challenge. So Suzy Stamps has an Instagram challenge going on, woohoo. Lucky me that I just received some stamps from them. I probably can’t join every single day, but I will do my best, Challenge Excepted! Let’s start with day …


Using The Gina K Butterfly From The Stamp of Approval

Gina K Butterfly

You might have seen my Stamp of Approval unboxing video that I uploaded at the weekend. And if you’ve seen it, you might remember that I said something about the Gina K Butterfly stamp set not being my favorite in the collection (not that it is bad, just something I wouldn’t have bought for myself). But I’m not a fan of buying a huge box and then not using half of the content. So I decided to use only that stamp set for today’s cards. I started with stamping the big butterfly using Versamark ink and heat embossing it with …