Yep, another week just past us by and so it's time for a new sketch at Inspired Blueprints. Are you up for the challenge.
Well, here's what I did with the 86th sketch... For this layout I used an old My Mind's Eye Collection.
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Supplies: My Mind's Eye "Bella Bella", Tim Holtz Alterations "Wordplay" and "Cargo Stencil Number Set", doilies, tule, flower by Prima Marketing, handmade plaster embellishments, Perfect Pearls, gesso, stamp by Tattered Angels.
The last day of February and also my last entry as one of Cardabilities Design Team members.'For me it's time to move over and make place for a whole new Team.
I've been a member of the Cardabilities team for a little over a year (4 terms) and I have to say: I had a lot of fun working with Karan's sketches and it was great to be on the team. I know the new team members will love their place in the new team and I wish them all the best.
Time for the card (#70) I made. I loved the sketch and I really had fun making this card.
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Supplies: cardstock, Crafty Secrets "Classic" paper pad, Tim Holtz Alterations "Tattered Banners", Ranger's Liquid Pearls, stamps by Unity and Viva Decor, doily, lace, pins, pearl ribbon.
And here's the sketch...
I hope you like what I did with the sketch and that you'll come and join us over at Cardabilities!
Finally a had some time to sit down and start on Tim Holtz' February-tag before the month is over.
February has been a really crazy month for me. Next month will be crazy too, but after that I think ít's getting a bit less hectic.
As to be expected I didn't have all the stuff Tim used on his tag, but I think it turned out well.
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Supplies: Inkssentials #8 size manila tag, Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades "Distressed Frame & Postal Set", Distress Ink, Distress Stain, Idea-ology "Cash Keys", Idea-ology Tissue Wrap "Composer", Stamp it Australia "Time in Paris".
And some details...
This was a fun tag to make, but as always I sure am curious what you think of it.
It's Thursday night in Europe and already Friday Down Under. What better way to start of the weekend than with a new Inspired Blueprints challenge.
For me this challenge was two challenges in one. Don't ask me why, because I wouldn't know how to answer it, but I really had some difficulties with the sketch. So that was my first challenge.
The seccond challenge was the paper I used for this layout. Although I really love it, I just have to face it... I'm a vintage kinda girl (LOL).
I know my way around with all kinds of vintage paper, but bold colors and I aren't the greatest match.
Thursday in Europe and Friday Downunder... Whatever day it is, it's time for Inspired Blueprints' new sketch and this time the second half of our Design Team are going to show you what they've done with it.
Here's my entry...
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Supplies: Maya Design "Fika", swirl by Dusty Attic, Martha Stewart punches "Doily Lace" and "Double Scallop", Marianne Design die RL0115 (big butterfly), Memory Box dies "Darla Butterfly" and "Vivienne Butterfly", flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts, pearls, pearl ribbon, chippboard font, Ranger Distress Ink, embossing powder.
And this is the 82nd sketch we had to work with this time around...
The big lettlers were painted with Crackle Paint (Milled Lavender). When dried I colored some of each letter with Distress Ink (Dusty Concord). Next, when dried, I embossed it with clear embossing powder and after that with some I sprinkled some colored embossing powder on it, for the 'speck effect' on the letters.
The small letters were done just about the same way. I only left out the coloring with the Distress Ink.
I hope you like what I did with the sketch. Just come on over at Inspired Blueprints and come and see what the other Design Team members did. Or... better yet... join in and show us what you've done with the sketch!
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The first time I ever
saw a scrapbook page my husband and I were in Florida on vacation. I loved it, but at that
time, as far as I knew, it wasn't known in the Netherlands. It
wasn't until a couple of years later I stumbled over a Dutch scrapbooking
magazine. I bought it, but at that time I was hooked on another hobby (making jewellery) so I didn't do anything with it. It wasn't until
we bought a puppy, that I really wanted to do something with it. To be sure that
I knew what I was doing, I took a beginners workshop. I was hooked right away.
It took a while to find out which style I really liked, but then... Well, just
take a look at the things I'll be posting for Inspired Blueprints, or take a
peak on my blog.
If you were to
describe your scrapbooking style in five words, what would they
/ romantic / sometimes side step
What type of
camera do you use?
a reflex camera (Nikon
Where do you do
most of your scrapbooking?
Since my husband made
me a scrapbooking room, I'm using it for about 99% of the times. The other
percent is on the couch in the living room.
What time of day
are you most creative, and what inspires you to create?
Since I mostly wake up
in the wee hours of the morning (I wish sometimes I could sleep late), I'm most
productive in the early mornings, but... when I got this idea in my head that
just has to come out, I can easily go on scrapbooking until somewhere around
03.00 a.m. (only in weekends).
Why do you love
I guess because it's
kind of challenging. Especially when you're 'forced' to make something different
then you would make by your self.
Jolanda has described her
scrapping style to a tee! Check out her vintage chic and romantic spin on
Inspired Blueprints sketch 74
Inspired Blueprints | Sketch 74
Also, did you know that Inspired Blueprints has a blog and a ning site? You sohould take a look at them both and please, don't hesitate to sign up.
I thogught it was time for me to take out some stamps. After some playing around with them, this is what I've got.
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Supplies: Inkssentials manila tag #8, Stamp-It Australia "Time in Paris" & "A Map", Stampers Anonymous "Mixed Media CMS125" and "Carte Postale", Pink Paislee stamp "Parisian Anthology", Unity "Beloved Collection - Be Still", Ranger Distress Ink, clear embossing powder, Tim Holtz Alterations Mover and Shapers "Mini butterfly set".
For this tag I inked up to whole background with Ranger's Tumbled Glass. Next I stamped my background with "Carte Postale" and used the same color. Because I wanted to emboss my stamps on top I had to use the heat gun to dry the ink.
After stamping both the "Time in Paris" and "Parisian Anthology" stamp with black distress ink, I dipped the tag in clear embossing powder, used my heatgun again, distressed the edges with some vintage photo and started decoration the tag with some pieces of paper and a butterfly diecut on which I also used some clear embossing powder.
For this tag to corners on one side with "Crushed Olive". I used the same color on the opposite side right in the middle. The 'left over space' (which also should be to corners on one side and right in the middle of the other side) I inked with "Mustard Seed".
After drying the ink with a heatgun, I sprayed some water on the tag used my heat tool to dry the wate. That way you'll get those splattery light colored stains on the tag.
Next I stamped "A Map" with black distress ink and embossed it.
The birds were inked up with the same ink colors as I used for my background.
For the chicken wire stamp I used some "Vintage Phote", the same color I used to ink the edges of the tag.
For some great stamps you should take a look at Sin City Scraps! I just love what I saw there!
It's the 15th of the month and so it's time for a new challenge (67th) at Cardabilities.
Two challenges for me this time around. The first one was the skecht itself, it has a round shape in it. A kind a shape that isn't my strongest point. The second challenge is the color I picked: blue... but hey... at times you've got to challenge yourself too, isn't it.?!
This is the card I made...
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Supplies: cardstock, Pion Design "Studio of Memories", doiley, lace, Spellbinders Nestabilities "scalloped circle" (and on the inside a "get wel soon" stamp by Martha Stewart).
And this is the skecht we had to work from this time
If you're up for a challenge just come on over and join us at Cardabilities and show us what you created using our sketch.
Last year I gave it a try to join Tim Holtz on his "12 Tags of 2012" journey, but somehow there was always something to get in my way and so I only did 7 out of 12 tags (still have to show most of them). Well, it's a new year and I promised myself that I would make all of Tim's "12 Tags of 2013" this time around.
That being said, here's my version of the January tag.