Friday, September 21, 2007

MLS challenge September sneakie!

For the MLS DT september challenge we had to use the following products:

Especially the comics paper is really cool!
The results of the DT challenge will be visible on the MLS website at the end of the month, when everybody is finished..... but I jsut couldn't wait to show you a sneakie of the comics paper

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Studio DaphNat - Versamark Resist Result

Remember the technique with Versamark Nat and I showed you 2 weeks ago?
Today I made this very late birthday card with it..... one of you will receive it in the mail one of these days :-)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Surprise, surprise....

...for the first time in weeks...ahum...months.... I finished a Dutch Dare on time!
So check out the Dutch Dare blog tomorrow for the latest dare!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

...or not to scrap

It is obviously clear that because of my pregnancy my activities concering scrapbooking have reached a level below zero....
The enthusiasm is not that big at the moment and I am suffering from a lack of creative ideas.

For every Dutch Dare or DT assignment I have to make I have to drag myself upstairs and squeeze a project out of my hardly-functioning brain. To try a new technique for Studio DaphNat is not that hard, since you just have to follow the instructions the in the book so this doesn't need any creative input from my side. But after 2 weeks, when I actually have to MAKE something with the results of the technique...that is when troubles begin..

I hope to be back in a scrapping mood when this little creativity-sucking creature has left my body and is lying in a crib watching mummy scrap :-).

Anyway... since I am not scrapping and spending most of my time on the couch... I decided to pick up knitting again. I actually stopped knitting when I started scrapping, so I still had tons of yarn lying around that needed to be turned into a sweater, a scarf....or.... a sheep! The first project I made for mini-me :-).

Knitting doesn't need any creative skill at all, you just have to follow the pattern and count the rows now and then.... So this is a perfect thing to do for pregnant women; you just don't have to think but you are still creating something. Of course it is a different story when you make you own design...which I will NOT do at this moment.

So expect a post about one of my knitting projects in between the occasional layouts I might post in the next 3 months.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Studio DaphNat - Versamark Resist Technique

This time it was Nat's turn to come up with a cool technique we could try for this weeks Studio Daphnat.
She came up with a Versamark Resist Technique that she saw in THIS BOOK.

Your shopping list for this weeks technique:

Versamark stamp pad
Clear embossing powder
Heat gun
Acrylic Paint

Choose a surface and cover it with paint. I just used some cardstock leftovers and covered them with paintdabbers.
Wait for the paint to dry and stamp an image on to it using Versamark. Cover it with clear embossing powder and heat emboss it.
Use a dry brush to add 1 or more contrasting colours of acrylic paint to your surface. Again wait for it to dry and then the fun begins.
Cover it with a clean scrap of paper and apply a hot iron over it.
You will see that the paint will come of where you stamped with the Versamark, so that the underlying colour will show through.

Being pregnant and all (good excuse LOL) and having this thingie inside of me eating all of my brain, I totally forgot to make pictures of the process.
But I guess it is pretty clear and I am sure you can read all about it on Nat's blog.
Go check her out!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Weekend :-) / :-(

All week you are looking forward to the weekend and when it is finally discover you are just as busy as the whole working week. On Saturday we usually do all the grocerie shopping for the whole week as well as all the cleaning. So...when we are finished we have about an hour to relax before we have to start the dishes...(AGAIN!!!) etcetera.
Sunday is usually a "social" day, we visit family/friends or they visit us.
So sometimes the whole weekend passes without having time to do something for yourself... and I am very attached to time for myself.

Anyway.... this weekend is such a weekend that I have very little time to do something fun and relaxing for myself like scrapping for instance... but luckily Nat has come up with a very cool looking technique for studio DaphNat (which will be posted tomorrow), that doesn't take up too much time.. (I think). So check back tomorrow afternoon for a new technique!

Oh...and don't forget to check out the latest Dutch Dare, which was posted last wednesday. Just in case you have a weekend with not much to do... try the dare!