Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Chalkboard Technique #2

I made some more cards with a chalkboard background (see this post for an explanation). This one was really easy as well. I took a black square, embossed it with a nice PTI-sentiment (Mini Blooms-set) and added some chalk ink which I spreaded over the square with my fingers. I trimmed the black backgroun onto a Basic Grey paper and die cut a flower and leaves. Some twine for the finishing touch and ready!

Did you see the posts from Inge on Blogblom and Anneke on Some fiddling on the kitchen table? They used this technique in a beautiful way as well !

Thanks for coming by!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Crazy for Cas #32 - Recycling

Today a new challenge starts on the Crazy for Cas blog. The theme for the next two weeks is: recycling. You can use so many things for this challenge, just use your fantasy. Have a look on the blog and get some inspiration from the DT members.

I am addicted to newspapers, so I have got many old issues which I could use for this challenge. I die cut flowers from the newspaper and put a button into the middle as a centre. I coloured the petals a little with some blue ink in order to have more cohesion between the small strip of gingham patterned paper and the flower. The kraft part of the background is embossed with a woodgrain embossingfolder from Papertrey Ink.

Looking forward to seeing your creations!
Thanks for coming by and enjoy the weekend!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Chalkboard technique

I have seen so many beautiful cards with the chalkboard technique over the past few months, that I had to give it a try myself. With the help of this great tutorial by Nichol Magouirk, I made my very first chalkboard card. I love the effect! And it is really  easy as well.

This one is a very simple one with only one stamp, but I'm sure I will make a few more. I add only one flower as the card don't ask for more.

So, are you going to give it a try? Looking forward to seeing your chalkboard cards. On pinterest you can find lots of examples!

Saturday I found a little package on my doormat. It was filled with flower seeds packed in a lovely heart and in paper. See the pictures. It was sent by Hanneke. We were colleagues for a short time and a couple of years later I met her again when she came to a workshop I gave. Since she started her blog I always read her blogs with a smile on my face. She writes great blogs about many things in daily life and she shows great things the has made herself. The paper with seeds in it is made by herself as well. You can read a little about the proces here.The straw contains Poppy seeds

Thanks, Hanneke! And thank you for coming by. Have a nice day!