vrijdag 18 april 2014

two birthday cards *Shimmerz*


Hi all!

Today I want to share two birthday cards I made for Shimmerz.
These cards are actually two card shaped canvasses.
Love to work with them as they are a great firm base for all the paints.

Started both cards with randomly applying the paints.
Sprayed with some water to let the colors run into each other.
Used a heat gun to let it dry completely.
For the first card I took a kitchen sponge and some gesso to lighten the colors. 

For this card I used a bottle cap from a Shimmerz spray.
Used a template and gesso to create some extra texture.
For both cards I also painted some flowers with the colors Flashee Fushia and Sunny.

Here are some details from the first card.
Glued some mini beads for an extra touch.

Didn't plan the cracks but the gesso did a great job.
Love those little surprises!


And some details from the second card:
Stamping the circles with some Blingz, Flashee Fushia.


I used the following Shimmerz products:
Blingz: Flashee Fushia
Shimmerz: Bubble Gum
Shimmerz: Sunny

Hope you enjoyed my post for today.
And don't forget: If you place an order make sure you mention my name and
 you will get a FREE Shimmerz product of your color choice!
Check out the Shimmerz store here.

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

maandag 7 april 2014

gift box Maja Design

Hi all!

Another Spring project today.
Made this gift box with the Vintage Spring Basics collection from Maja design.

The metal handle and feet are from a Dutch online store: Scrap-Unlimited.
They have some beautiful metal embellishments!! 

The oval frame is from Dusty Attic.
The yellow flowers are from Prima. I cut of the lacy part of one flower and
 used it as a bow in the right corner on top of the box.
The lilac flowers were found at a hobby event.

Added some cheesecloth and white and lilac stamens.

This Spring border comes from the bottom strip from the papers.



Papers used:
1st of March
4th of March
8th of April
10 of April
11th of April

Don't forget the April mood Board challenge.
Come join us and maybe you'll be the lucky one to win an awesome prize!
Check out the Maja Design blog here:

Enjoy your day!!
Ingrid xxx


zaterdag 5 april 2014

April Mood Board Maja Design

Hi all!

Made this card for this month Mood Board at Maja design.
I was totally inspired by the lilac and yellow colors.
The Vintage Spring Basics were just perfect for this Mood Board!
Don't you just love Spring too?
It's my favorite season with the lovely temperatures, the blossoming of the trees, the longer days!

If you want to play with this months Mood Board, click here.

The window and the bricks are chipboard from Dusty Attic.
They were painted with gesso first and then randomly stamped with some ink.

The big Prima flower got a coat of gesso and the small roses and the bigger yellow flower
 were painted with Shimmerz.

Cut the negatives from the window chipbord in half to use them as bricks.

Some twigs got a coat of gesso as well.


Papers used:
1st of March
10th of April

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx


vrijdag 4 april 2014

inspire -canvas-


Hi all!

Today I want to share a canvas called -inspire-. 
Totally inspired by all the lovely blue colors from Shimmerz!

For this canvas I used the following Shimmerz products:

Vibez: Jeni B Blue
Coloringz: Mama Sings the Blues
Texturez: Teal me no lies
Texturez: Patina

For the background I again used my favorite technique: 
Glueing some pieces of paper towel with gesso.
This will give your project some awesome texture!
Painted randomly with all the blue colors and 
sprayed some water to let it blend in with each other.

The word 'inspire' was cut out with my cricut machine.
Cut it three times and glued them together.

The flowers and butterflies were also painted with the Shimmerz.

Painted a piece of white cardstock with the Texturez, Teal me no lies.
Then I punched out the butterflies.


Hope this canvas inspired you to work with these gorgeous Shimmerz as well!!
If you place a Shimmerz order make sure you add my name in the 
"Instruction to Merchant" space and you will get a FREE sample
sized jar of Dazzlerz or Texturez or a full sized bottle of Dimensiouz of your color choice.

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

zondag 30 maart 2014

two more birthday cakes

Hi all!

My sister and her best friend celebrated their 60th birthday together this weekend.
Made these cakes as a gift.
Used the Vintage Summer and Autumn Basics collection from Maja Design.


Made this one for my sister.
These colors will match her house perfectly.
She also likes the blue and turquoise, just like me!
Inside there is a little something.
Used some fiber paste to imitate some whipped creme.
Sprinkled a few beads into the wet paste and let it dry.
After drying I gave the paste and beads a little touch with gesso.

Here are some close-ups:



Made this one for my sister's best friend.
This cake was made with two different Maja collections.
These Vintage collections really works well together!!




Planning to make some more cakes.
They are so much fun to make and
  always handy to have in stock for birthdays or other special occasions.

Maja Design papers used:
1922, 1933 and 1934

No. II


Enjoy your day! 
Ingrid xxx

maandag 24 maart 2014

wall hanging Maja Design

Hi all!

A lovely wall hanging, +/- 20x20cm, for you today.
Made this one with the *Vintage Spring Basics* collection from Maja Design.
So loving to play with these gorgeous vintage collections!!
For this project I choose the blue and neutral tones.

The flowers were also made with these papers.
Also crocheted some flowers in matching colors.

Distressed the flowers and added some white beads, tulle and cheesecloth.

Used the strips of the bottom of the paper for some lovely sentiments.
The metal heart comes from a necklace.

Some paint splatters for an extra touch.


The butterflies were cut out from the papers as well.



Papers used:
5th and 6th of May
4th, 5th, 6th and 8th of March

Other products used:
wooden heart, doilies, gesso, handmade paper flowers,
crocheted flowers, beads, tulle, lace, metal heart.

Enjoy your day! 
Ingrid xxx