Sunday, August 31, 2008

Easy does it

It's Sunday again and that means it's time to post a new postcard!
This week the theme at Sunday Postcard Art is "Crowns and Wings".

For some reason I had no problem whatsoever to make a card this week; it took me about 10 minutes and I felt immediately inspired when I saw the theme.
My design was based on the famous Irish Claddagh Symbol, but I replaced the hands with wings.. and the heart... well ... a heart is a heart :-).

Enjoy your Sunday!

Thursday, August 28, 2008



I subscribed to a 3 day sewing workshop in Amsterdam here and I had a great day!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Babette progress - 2

What can I say.... I love it!
I love working on it
I love seeing it grow
I love the idea seeing my mini-moi with this blankie
I love the colours
It's a great project and I totally advise it for everyone who wants to learn to crochet. If you finish this blanket you are sure you can crochet!
I taught myself using 2 crochet books of Jan Eaton:

- Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques
- 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets

These 2 books are all you need to become a crocheter :-). Have fun!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Collage with Crowabout week 2

Working backwards :-)... the group is already in it's 4th some catching up to do!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sunday Postcard Art - Mystic

Once again the prompt on the Sunday Postcard Art blog led me to a journey on the internet for inspiration. From Mystic River to Mystic Pizza and these 2 Wikipedia pages: Mystic & Mysticism.... I finally came up with the following:

Have a great week!
Hopefully I'll see you back later this week for a new Crowabout Collage (maybe 2), an update on my Babette Blanket, and the result of the first day of the sewing class I attended yesterday. There is also the possibility later this week for a new Studio DaphNat post... we are going to do some product testing this time :-).

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Apparently she has bad breath....

Altough I'm not posting regularly at the moment..that doesn't mean I am not creating. Last 2 weeks I have been in a websurfing mood and I've encountered great blogs which will lead to more creativity on my part! More on that later this, or next week.

Visiting the blog of one of the Sunday Postcard Art hostesses, Mandy, my eye was drawn to this post of hers.
It led me to Nancy Baumiller aka Crowabout, and I found out about her amazing collage project in which I immediately wanted to participate!

Each week she posts a collagesheet in the Collage Play Flickr group and all the participants have to make something with (preferably all) the collage elements on the sheet! Have a look at what some of the others did here!, and enjoy my collage...inspired by one of the greatest singers of all time.....

The couple and the background are mine, the rest was taken from the collagesheet!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sunday Postcard Art - Children

Pff..time flies when you have a baby and work 32 hours a week and feeling sick... But I have promised myself to not miss any of the Sunday Postcard Challenges, so a card might be the only thing I create in a week.... I need this creative time although it is not much.

The topic this week is Children!
Although it would be obvious to use a pic (altered) of Bincke, I decided not to go for the obvious. Instead I used a vintage diecut of a little girl. The black looking square is actually mirror paper, which I used so that you could look in to the mirror and see your own inner child haha...
Well....the scanner messed it up.

The background for this card was made a long time ago.
Now and then when I don't have inspiration to make a specific thing, I just start making backgrounds to be used in a later project. This one was made using versamark resist technique and Ecoline.
If you want you can copy it from my blog and use it in one of your own projects.
There is only 1 restriction: you gotta show me how you used it okay?

enjoy your sunday and have a look at all the other Children .

Monday, August 11, 2008

Love List

For a while now I have a bloglines subscription to Chrysti's blog.
I found her on Flickr while I was looking for vintage pictures
and I joined her group Collage images; an amazing collection of pictures to use in your personal artwork.

Just recently I ordered a book in which she is featured...but unfortunately it is not yet published :-(. Check out this amazing artist for yourself and have a look at her photostream on Flickr or visit her blog.

Because one of her photo's was published on the cover of one of the amazing Stampington publications: LIFE IMAGES, she now has a contest on her blog (which ends today... gosh..I'm slow!).
Click the link to see what it is all about.
I decided to enter the contest by writing a Love List

So here it goes....


the sound of my coffee machine,
the feeling of a cat's tongue licking my hand
to prepare a homecooked meal for my baby instead of prefab babyfood
the smell of Stazon
nailpolish on my toenails
to float on water with my eyes closed
walking barefoot
eating sushi
to do the laundry
buy new books
the smell of new leather shoes
buy second hand furniture
a fresh hot cup of tea
to see birds take a bath in a little pool left by the rain
the smell of grass after a rainstorm
to walk in the rain during summer (on my way home, not to work obviously)
to keep a little piece of chocolate in my mouth until it melts completely
apply paint to a canvas with my hands
sing out loud when watching Hair
making art on small surfaces
to talk with little children
to spend a lot of money on lingerie
trying on new shoes
to make soup
candles..although I never lit them :-S
to shower before I have breakfast
small groups of people
second hand bookshops
Audrey Hepburn
to eat together
clean sheets
my hair being washed at the hairdresser
the feel of the wind on my face
saying hello to someone sitting next to me in public transport
my plastic Harry Potter cup
going to the craft store for acrylics and coming home with a bunch of supplies that I actually didn't need
writing this list... takes me longer than I thought though..

Great exercise!
Try it yourself and join the contest on Chrysti's blog!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sunday Postcard Art - Doors

A week has gone by since my last post...pfff... I didn't feel up to anything this week, maybe because the week started out so bad on monday with the most HORRIBLE CONCERT I have ever seen! I met my friend Danielle and her husband their "reviews" of the concert on their blogs. I don't want to spend any more words on it :-(...

So..all in all.. I only got this postcard done this week, and I think it turned out great. The challenge at Sunday Postcard Art this week is Doors.. and I found my door right here.
Check out more doors on the Postcard blog. Enjoy your week!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Sunday Postcard Art - Bicycle.... where?

If I told you that the topic this week at Sunday Postcard Art is "On yer bike", would you believe me after seeing this card?

This is what happened:

I saw the topic, and the first thing that came into my mind was a sentence from this U2 song.
Then I tried to find the lyrics on the internet and ended up on this website.
there you have it... my inspiration for this weeks card :-)... a feminist approach!

Have a great week everyone...with a lot of sunshine :-)!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Sewing Project for Baby

Since THIS PROJECT failed because I have absolutely NO sewing experience whatsoever, I enthusiastically started a new one LOL!
But I just learned from my colleague who can actually sew that I have to finish it by hand.. hey..that they didn't say that in the pattern!
So now it lying here waiting to be finished... not sure when I am going to get to that!