Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Art Journal 2008 week 7 & week 8

Week 7 - Fly

Week 8 - Magic

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Deck of Me - August 2007

Week 31: No Regrets; I am 100% sure that I married the right guy :-)
Week 32: Quiet; reading...my old time favorite hobby
Week 33: 10 Minutes; that is all the time it takes to make a baby LOL
Week 34: Funny haha; a list of tv shows/movies I think are hilarious!

Check out this funny parody on one of my favourite tv characters PINGU... he makes my day...everyday!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Em's Art Journal 2008 #1-#6

Week 1 - Prompt: Commit

Week 2 - Detail

Week 2- Prompt: Feel

Week 3 - Prompt: Connect

Week 4 - Prompt: Your Own Word. I chose Jealous

Week 5 - Prompt: Balance

Week 6 - Prompt: Emotion

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Elsie Songbook for My Valentine

About 100 years ago I went to an Elsie workshop in Lelystad... and I still did not finish the Songbook I started that day.
So I decided it was about time to do something with it... (thanks you Mandy!!) and filled it with some 8x8 lo's for my Valentine.

I'll show you a few lo's here..more to follow:

Song by The Doors

Song by Shakira

Song by The Beatles

Song by Kylie Minogue

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Studio DaphNat results - Paper Tearing Technique

Like I said in the earlier post about the technique.... it rules! You have a great background and you don't need to add a lot more to it!
Nat's results will be up around noon...so check out her blog later

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Deck of Me - July 2007

week 26: Celebrating Daughters. Here I am with my sisters and mother on her 65th birthday.
week 27: Junk Mail. During my pregnancy I got sooo much (junk) mail about all kinds of babystuff....
week 28: Goal of the week. Finally call a friend that I haven't spoken to in a looong while.
week 29: Define Perfection. A walk on the beach with DH, drinking cappucino and eating snacks afterwards.
week 30: Count your blessings. A caring mother, a super DH, Great sister, and getting pregnant without any medical help.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Studio Daphnat 2008!! - Paper Tearing Technique

I am happy to post the first Studio DaphNat of 2008.. hopefully the first of many :-)

The supplies for this week:
- Masking Tape
- Gel medium
- Patterned Paper / Text Paper.... any paper will do actually, just try what works for you

All you have to do is glue your paper (using gel medium) to your cardstock / canvas or whatever you are working on. Apply some masking tape. After a few minutes you can tear the tape off your background and it will reveal the other side of the page that you glued on. When you are using text paper you will see all the words reversed.
That's all! You will have a fantastic background! You can even make it even more fantastic using a thin wash of acrylic paint or rub your distress ink pad over it or whatever way you find to add some colour to it if necessary.
This technique was inspired by Claudine Hellmuth (again :-)...).

If you need some more explanation, go check out Nat's blog.. she has filmed the whole process. Enjoy it!

Friday, February 01, 2008

Deck of Me - June 2007

I have finished them all...I am just too lazy scanning and posting them...

My cards for June:

#22 - prompt "what would you like to learn?" - play the piano...but I need patience for that...LOL

#23 - prompt "right now" - 14 weeks pregnant.... "right here, right now" (click the link for the best evolution video ever ;-)...).

#24 - prompt "Remember When" - Every year when I am in London for work we stay in a hotel very near to Kensington Palace, where Princess Diana lived. And every year I am surprised and amazed about the quantity of messages / flowers and other stuff people leave at the gate. Every year I wonder... will this go on forever? How long will it take for people to stop mourning. Anyway..it fascinates me and I have to go there every time..

#25 - prompt "a photo that means something to you" - you won't see me like this on a lot of pictures... on most of my holiday pictures you see me lying on a beach bed...with a book..doing nothing. So this pictures is really special to me LOL! On top of the highest point in Fuerteventura... a trip which took us like 2,5 hours.. we totally underestimated it. Let's just say I suffered some mood swings during the trip...but I was very happy to get to the top! This holiday was also the first for Michiel and I together :-). We both have great memories!