Friday, March 24, 2017

Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge: Digital

Welcome to the March Club Scrap Artist Team digital blog hop.
We share with you what you can do with
I hope you have arrived here from
and seen what wonderful work she shared with you.
If you happen to lose your way, you can always go
the the Club Scrap Blog where you 
find all the members of the Artist Team.
As it is Spring soon and all the bulbs are  all around
us here, I loved to make these paper bags to decorate
the flower pots. With the digital kit I created the
sentiments on the bags.
For the background to the sentiment I used this 
aquarel splash as a background. I leave it here for you to
pick up and make your own paperbag.

So after I created a few sentiments, I printed
all of them on ordinairy copy paper.
I used the word program for this and  eyballed
the sentiments to be in the middle of the page.
Next I crumpled the paper before making it into
a paper bag.

Now you smoothe the paper and fold it like
you see here. Add some tape to the short side
to glue the sides together.
The bottom is folded towards the inside
and the top and bottom are taped again.
Now the bag is finished.
Depending on the size of the pot you put inside
you can make the bag a little larger or smaller.
Also you can change the hight by folding over
the top a little more. I used food jars inside the
paper bag (you have them small and large).
Here a template I found about the folding.
If you click om the image you can see a 
image and have a better view.

I also made one as a birthday gift.
As an extra touch I added the ribbon.

Close up to the sentiment.

And of course these paper bags have little card
for when you give the paperbags as a gift and 
you can add a little note to it.These cards are 
4,5 x 2,75 inch folded double.
As you see I am super handy with photoshop, but I can do
some simple things, like 2 layers (a sentiment to a picture) and
with only that you can make great projects. Even if you have no
experience, you can just print the images and use those to maek
a card. This is called hybrid crafting.

You need more ideas?
Hop over to Jennifer's Blog
and see what she has come up with.

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!




Thursday, March 23, 2017

Club Scrap digital kit and irisfolding

Today I have a totally different idea with the
Club Scrap digital Delft kit.
I choose a very Dutch technique called "irisfolding".
This technique started with folding insides of enveloppes.
When back in the days lots of real mail was send, 
lots of enveloppes had beautiful inside patterns.
But today email is the most used post.
So other papers are used, like wrapping paper or
origami papers. 
For my project I chose some background patterns from the
digital kit and printed those out on copy paper.
If you have never done irisfolding and are curious about
this technique, I have a tutorial here.
So here is card#1 a tulip. As this is not my own
template i cannot share it here, but if you want it,
just emal me.

The technique needs a template
and you cut out the shape in the panel of the card.

The template is behand the card panel and
all is taped down.

from the printed papers I have cut strips of 1 inch.

Folding the strips and taping them down
as the template tells you. I did it easy on
the stem and the leaves by covering this with
a plain green piece of paper.

When all is finished and you turn around the
paper, this is what you get.

Card #2: here I also printed a  background
piece from the Delft kit. The vase shape is cut out
and did in the irisfolding technique.
I added some flowers from my stash on top
of the vase.

On the close up you can see that I added a
 border(sticker) around the vase.

Card #3: a clog.
For this card I made the template myself
and you are welcome to use it:

When i finished doing the irisfolding,
I also used the real tulip stamp and colored 
it with a marker. The lines are drawn with the
diamond pen that came with the paper kit.

Tomorrow there is the 
Club scrap Artist Team Blog Hop
with many more digital ideas.

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!





Coloring Day 23: Windmill

For  day 23 of the coloring challenge on

I used more of the digital flower that were 
printed yesterday. They are from the
After the flowers were printed I took the 
stencil from the paper kit

Next the flowers were colored  with pencil.

the sentiment and the windmill are rubber stamps 
from the Club Scrap Delft kit. In the heart of the
flowers I added glitter glue.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Club Scrap digital and coloring


Ok, so on Friday March 24 the Club Scrap 
Artist Team has a blog hop about what 
you can do with the digital Delft kit.
Now I have so many ideas, that it is too much for
one blog post, so here I go with 3 days of ideas.

I am not very good at only digital projects, so I use this kit
for printing out images or sentiments and will use them
to make real paper projects. Today I have two cards.

This flower is in the kit and as you see I copied and
pasted it many times. Now I can make cards.

On the Yellow paper I colored the flowers
white and green leaves with pencil.
For the finished card I glued these metal hearts
inside the flower, printed a sentiment and 2 extra
sticky gemstones.

Here is card #2, total different colors.
Here i colored the flowers orange and purple
and also added these metal hearts.

For the background of the card I used this wonderful
tile stencil and colored orange paper with purple oxide ink.

Now I used the real stamp on top of the
colored panel and colored the flowers with 
a white pencil. The sentiment is also stamped
with real rubber!
And coloring is soooo much more fun, when you
can share it with your grandson!
For him I printed the scene with the houses and the windmill
and he made it into a wonderfulcolored drawing.

Yes, my card is also for day 22 of 
The Daily Marker color challenge.

Thank you for looking
and I hope you come by tomorrow
to see what I came up with.
Creative greetings,


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Distress oxide and tulips

Today I am enjoying Spring inside my craftroom.
Outside it is windy and lots of rain, so these 
tulips from Art Neko make my room look like Spring!

For each card I used just one color of the new
Ranger's distress oxide ink. So first I stamped the tulip
on cardstock and next I stamped it again on a post it
note and cut this image out.

I covered the tulip on the card with the post-it note.

Next I took a oriental text stamp from Art neko
and stampd it on top of the tulip to get a background
of characters.
When the post it note is removed it looks like
you stamp the tulip on top of the text.
Then layering the card on a matching color as the 
ink and a dark green background.
The gemstones on each card are colored with 
a distress marker in the same color as the ink of the inkpad.

These cards are for day 21 of the color challenge on


Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!