Monday, June 30, 2014

Eerie challenge at Haunted Design House

This fortnight the challenge at Haunted Design House is all about eerie stuff, go see what my fellow minions made for your inspiration (that is if you dare... )

I made a little note book, the cover is sort of kraft cardstockish, so thouht I try Dylussion sprays on it. it worked out fine

the stamp used is from de Stempelwinkel and its coloured using Spectrum Noir pencils

this is the back , the crackle stamp is Kaiserkraft , I can't remember anymore what brand the skull is,
 here a coser look at the front, the letters are stamps from the Hema (a Dutch store, famous for their smoked sausages LOL)

the inside is decorated as well

 the inside covers have Lost coast designs stamps on them

thanks for looking, and hope to see you in the challenge

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Travel Journal

Hi All

Some of you allready know, we will be traveling to the USA 12 th of july and have the biggest vacation ever :-)

I am looking forward to this adventure very much. This is probably the last vacation togehter with the kids and it will be the longest time away from home for us ever.  Because I usually take some crafty things with me on vacations I thought to document our trip in a Travel Journal. This will be my fist travel journal so no idea how this will turn out, or if I can keep up with writing in it.

Well I am prepared now, the journal is ready to go (well at least the cover is, the inside is still blank)

I used DecoArt Americana Acrylics to paint the cover of the book (it's a dummy book) the colours I used are Red Alert, Snow White, Lamp Black, True Blue. The red letter are written using a Deco Art Glass Paint marker (yes they are supposed to be used on glass, but I found they can write over acrylic paint too, not a lot markers can do that) I protected the cover with two layers of Dura Clear Matte Varnish.

I made the stripes using masking tape, the stars are a foam stamp, and the statue of liberty is a stencil (had that for ages, it's no longer available, think it's from Avec)

some closer looks, the front:
 the front, spine and the back :-)
 the back

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Monday, June 16, 2014

666 the Number of the Beast

Yes, you read the title correctly.
Haunted Design House is celebrating how close we are to 666 followers of
our quaint little, dark sided challenge blog here
There are nearly 666 beasties who follow our blog! Wow!
Actually, as of this writing, we are only ONE follower away 
from that magically dark number.

That calls for some Devlish projects , so check out the inspiration pos on HDH to see what my fellow minions made out of this, prepare for some evils art, hope you can handle it

I thought to go for the bible quote , turns out there a lot versions of Revelation 13:18, you you are interested you can check them here

Wheb I think number of the beast I think 666, pentacles (upside down of course) and uspide down crosses and something with horns, I drew the ram thought he was perfect for this challenge.

the ram was coloured cut out and glued to the background made using distress stains and Dylussions spary inks. There are some splatter stamps (yes blood splatter, what else)
I handwrote the bible quote an drew the pentakles and crosses (yes up side down, duh!!)

and for those who wonder, no I am not a devil worshipper, or belong to a satanic church,
I just like to make scary stuff.

Ok who will be our number of the beast folower is their anyone out there that is brave enough to wear the number of the beast???

See you at the challenge (add devlish laughter here)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Rick St. dennis progressive challenge part 2 inspiration

see all about the chalenge on the Sparkle and Glitter blog here, there is still time to enter, you can find the you're a winner Nyner the little monster here, you will need this guy to enter the challenge.

I used mine to have some fun with a piece of card board that came from a box, yep recycling here LOL

Well it's cheap and it's fun so why not use something you would throw away and alter it to something nice.

To do the trick I used Deco Art products (Gesso, and Americana Acrylics, coulours: Lamp black, Carousel Pink, Lemon Yellow, Bahama Blue and Tangerine and an Americana Mixed Media stencil called Timeless Treasures), also used some stamps and a gear die. and ofcourse Nyner, the Rick St.dennis digi

 It's super easy, take a box, cut one of the sides off , tear soem of the paper off, and Gesso, let dry.
Paint in your fav colour , I used the carousel pink, and use the stencil to get the clocks on, use different colours  and overlap some of the colours with another colour paint. I used a sponge for the stenceling.
You can always smudge some paints on the backgound using the sponges as well. Jut go all painty till you like the result.
Next step was the stamping, I used Archival Jet black and a circle  and arrow stamp. Colour the digi, cut it out and see where you want it to be on the cardboard. Add senti, in a way you still can read it after the image is glued on, that doesn't mean you have to avoid all letters, if you overlap the image most of the time the senti will still be readable, but it is something you want to think about when you start writing.
I found the senti on the net, it's by Nelson Mandela.  To finish abd for the extra steampuk feel I used cardstock in tuquoise , pink and yellow to die cut the gears.

hope you like, to see all other project by my fellow teamies , check here

Also there are challenges on facebook and Rick has hi own persononal red white and blue challenge.
check out sparkle and glitter for all info and links

Thursday, June 5, 2014

scary stuff

I've got some coloured images to show you. Images used are all Rick St.dennis digistamps

First Dr. Doom, you can find him on Zibbet . I love colouring scary guys (or girls) with capes, cause colouring the folds in the fabric is soo great to do. And this one's got a lamp too, thought it would be cool  to make the lamplight reflect in the clothes, hope it worked out well.

The second image is Crazy Alice, you can find her on Zibbet. As you may know I am a big Alice fan, so I just had to colour this one. Of course all Alices friends are in the stores too, just check them out here

And the last one I've got to show you is the You're a Winner, Nyner the little monster. This was the image you could have received for free if you had joined the first part of the Rick St.dennis progressive challenge on Sparkle and Glitter here. You will need this monster to participate in part 2 of the challenge (no worries he is now for sale in the Zibbet shop, so you can still play). There is some inspiration by the EDT using this monster on the SNG blog here.
Mine will be made into a project for the 2nd EDT post  using this monster on june 15, for now just the coloured guy

Monday, June 2, 2014


Time for another challegenge at HDH, this time the theme is: BUBBLE BUBBLE TOIL AND TROUBLE - ingredients: black, purple, green, metal, flourish  

I always have a bit of trouble when someone tells me what I HAVE to use, (authority problem or just being Dutch, I dunno, but I always get a bit rebellious in challenges like this, so I just had to add an  extra colour: Orange (or a bit rusty colour anyway, would count for the metal too I figured) but I tried and only cheated a little bit 

I made a wall hanging this time, will tell you what I did below this pic


Deco Art Americana acylics, colours : Vivid Violet, Bright Green, Traditional Burnt Sienna, True Ochre, Lamp Black, Spice Pumpkin.

Deco Art Metallic Lustre : Copper Kettle
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: spiced marmelade, dusty corduroy, mustard seed, broken china. 
Tim Holz Die to make the flourish, plasic skelly, some wire, a piece of net,staples, shells
card board (from a box), black and white cardstock, Archival Jet Black ink. Glue, black marker,foam tape, coloured pencils and a heat gun.

I used the following stamps:

The Mermaid and the girl in the boat both are Mirabelle clear stamps by Santoro
The star fish is viva decor
The Skull, clouds and the "coral" in the sea are all from de Stempelwinkel 

Start by cutting 2 pieces of out of a carboard box, they need to be the same size. Figure out how big the image that goes in the fram will be and cut that out of 1 of the pieces card board to create a frame

remove the top layer from the frame on some spaces, ataache a piece of net using staples.

now the fun part starts

Paint the frame in the frame using purple and green, let dry add the true ochre burned sienna and spice punmpkin in layers. Use your heat gun to blister and boil the pain (LOL yep gp nuts wth the heat gun). that makes the rusty look, just add layers of the 3 colours and burn and add untill it looks rusty

then use a bit black on the edges and to make the colours less bright, use a sponge and wipe a bit black over the raised parts of the frame, as final touch add some copper kettle metallic lustre

stamp the images, (you need to do some masking to get this result), use distress to colour background and pencils (or markers) to colour the images.

Glue the image on the back piece of the card, add foam tape to the frame, make holes in the back piece for adding the wire, to hang the piece. and add some wire on the frame by wrapping it around the frame.

attache the stamped piece and the frame to the back piece of cardboard

Paint the shells purple, die cut the flourishes and add some metallic lustre, hand rite the senti on whit card and use distress ink to make it purple, and cut out the words. add everything to the frame and done

hope to see you in the challenge

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