17 Dec

Celebrate today

A lot is happening around me these days and most of these things remind me that I have to celebrate today. So... let's not make things to 'heavy' today and show this card to celebrate :).

I used the Paper Smooches Chubby Chums puppy and colored it with Derwent Pencils. The background was inspired by the challenge that's on the Paper Smooches blog right now. The colors are a bit harder than in the challenge picture but they were my starting point (I don't have a lot of soft colors though ;)). I stacked the die clouds on top of eachother to create the sky (just like the pebbles in the picture are stacked onto eachother).

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And of course; I enter this card in the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge from this week.

16 Dec

Wood veneer

I had some fun with wood veneer for this card :). I started with diecutting the panel out of the background paper with the Stitched Duo Die from Pretty Pink Posh. I cut it out of two panels so I could use an inlay technique for this card (and I could make two cards with it ;)). I used the little frame that was cut from my other paper and placed it inside this one. Afther that I replaced some of the diecut circles with the circles from the background paper. I adhered some Pretty Pink Posh sequins (nature mix) to the circles and added a couple of wood veneer pieces to the empty circles. I love the combination of the gold and brown warm colors.

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13 Dec

Hey Chickie! - glitters!

Another cute chubby chicken from Paper Smooches today. I think he (or she) is so adorable! I colored it with watercolors and added a little clear wink of stella to make him sparkle a bit more. For the background I heat embossed another stamp and colored the background with watercolors (watered down distress inks). I diecut that background with a Pretty Pink Posh stitched die. After that I added the patterned papers and stamped/heat embossed the sentiment (Also from the chubby stamp set from Paper Smooches).

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I'm linking this one to the Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge.

11 Dec

Warm wishes from our chubby owl

More warm wishes for you all! This time I used the stamp (from Winnie and Walter) completely different than yesterday. I only added the warm wishes part and I made the 'wishes' part round so it would fit in my circle. It's a little bit of a fight to get a small stamp the way you like it but it worked out fine :). I had this super cute chubby owl from Paper Smooches and I had to add some warm colors to it. So for the background I used brown and gold, for the owl itself orange and brown (I colored it with Derwent pencils). To finish everything I added a little bit of orange twine behind the warm wishes, some sequins and two wood veneer pieces.

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I'm linking this card to the Paper Smooches Challenge; anything goes

11 Dec

The Tortoise and the Hare

A couple of weeks ago I did the MATS A course. I really wanted to share everything with you right away but these weeks have been crazy. Even the weeks after MATS ;). So here it is, finally. My proces for week three of MATS. It's all about childrens books. I love it but I still struggle to make a real character. Where I can make the same character several times with different emotions. But that's a good thing to practice in the couple of months ;). Here are some of my sketches!

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After the digitalizing process I realized I wanted to give it a more 'handmade' feel. I don't know what it is, but I like handmade for childrens books. So I made a couple of watercolor backgrounds, scanned them and played around in my digital files. I added soms watercolor textures to the hare and the tortoise and made the watercolored background.

The result for this week:

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