Thursday, 31 March 2011

Tim inspired tag

There is a new challenge on Studio L3's wonderful blog - Grungy Mondays

Its all about inspiration from the creations of Lord Tim Holtz!!

this first challenge is to take inspiration from one of his Christmas tags.

Tim Holtz's blog is here

I embossed the owl with copper embossing powder and painted in blue and green perfect pearls.

The leaf image around the edge was also stamped and brushed over with the green.

I shimmers beautifully in the light.

The owl is standing on some seaweed? that I picked up off the beach. I never go there without bringing something back!


Romantic Heart Easel Card

good morning everyone,

The couple on the card is a stamp from Oxford Impressions (fantastic stamps)

In the background I stamped amour and postal mark also from the same stamp set.

I used old paper and worn lipstick distress inks for the stamping and also the flowers, which I glittered on the edges for a bit of bling!

I used my perfect pearls for the flourishes - green and antique gold.

I am entering this into a couple of challenges

Thanks for looking

Jolanda x

Monday, 28 March 2011

The Stamp Man Challenge

Good morning to you all, hope it's a good one!!

This card is my entry for the Anything Tim challenge that is being held on the Stamp Man Challenge blog.

I have used 3 Tim stamps: the car, the sentiment and the swirls, which I embossed with vintage photo distress embossing powder. The car is covered with glaze and very shiny.

The Eiffel Tower stamp is from a travel stamp set and the building is one of my new stamps from Oxford Impressions (stunning stamps!!!!!!!)

Have a lovely day

Jolanda x

Saturday, 26 March 2011

I love cake

This is a layout about one of my favourite foods!!! I absolutely love cake and think life wouldn't be worth living without CCCCCCCAAAAAKKKKKEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and of course you need coffee to go with it.

When I go to Holland to visit my daughter, our cake eating itinerary is already planned :)

The font for the title is from the Storybook Cricut cartridge. The stamps I used are by Molly Blooms which came free on Simply Homemade magazine.

The journalling circle, bracket and pink pearl are part of my winnings from Scrapbeginnings - Thanks Jane!!!

Simon Says Stamp and Show - showcase a word - mine is CAKE!

Thanks for visiting and have a nice weekend!

Jolanda x

Monday, 21 March 2011

So small

This is my latest entry for the Glee Club challenges on Soulscrappers.
I have used a lot of embellishments won from the February Artastic challenge.
I think they are from Tattered Inspirations - very pretty :)
The little pink flower is actually crocheted by me - don't look too closely; its not at all perfect!

Thanks for looking
Jolanda x

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Out there Festival part 2

Thanks for visiting my blog :)
Jolanda x

Out there Festival 2009 - Mini album

This is a mini album I made for the second Out There Festival in Great Yarmouth
It's all about street theatre and circus acts.

We had a brilliant time - for once the weather was warm and dry!! more pictures to follow in the next post.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Mardi Gras - great Yarmouth

The very messy battle between Winter and Spring!!!!

Another Winter tree on fire to end the Winter and allow Spring to win!

The Winter Tree

Yummy pancakes - He doesn't look very impressed, does he?
but they did taste good!!

Hi everyone, hope you're having a good week!!
Here are just a few pictures of the fun we had last week at the Mardi Gras festival.
I haven't done much crafting for the last few days - hopefully I will catch up later this week.
Thanks for looking
Jolanda x

Friday, 11 March 2011

your place in the sun - lesson 3

The third lesson is to research the history of your home or area where you live, so I took some old postcards and used copies of them for this layout. My house is just around the corner in the top postcard. I love these cards because the people look so elegant and well dressed - it's certainly very different today!

The background card was stamped with tea dye distress ink. The stamp is made by the English Stamp Company - it makes a nice wallpaper look! I brushed a little bit of watered down white paint over it to soften it.
Do you like my 'roses'? I'm quite pleased with them. I've seen tutorials for flowers where you twist fabric or ribbons and roll them in a spiral, so I thought I would try old dictionary paper and it worked quite well.
Why don't you pop over to your place in the sun and have a look - it's not too late to join in and it's really interesting scrapping about your home.

Thanks for looking and have a lovely weekend whatever you are doing
Jolanda x

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Dimensional Collage Fragment technique

This week at Studio L3 the challenge is to use the Dimensional Collage Fragment technique as featured in Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities book. As I don't have any of these fragments I improvised with some very thick clear dimensional square stickers. I punched out some hearts from dictionary paper and back this with some pink oriental paper.
The tag is made from chipboard which I painted with white acrylic. then a layer of PVA and while it was wet another layer of white paint. This produced a nice crackle efffect when it dried. I inked this with Dusty concord distress ink.
I stamped the flowers and leaves and painted over them with acrylic paint. I can't paint leaves so I stamped over them with a Tim Holtz swirl and copper embossed it. I embossed the edges and finished off by attaching my three 'fragments'.
thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments :)