woensdag 29 augustus 2012

TDMC challenge card: hugs and kisses

Hello everyone,

Here is a card i made for the challenge at the dutch magnolia chickies blog. It is the first easelcard i have made. The challenge was to create a card wich was not  a circle, rectangle or square.So i decided to make a flowercard with a sweet magnolia stamp. 

On the ground i tr\ied to make a pavement with little pieces of currogated cardboard that i painted white. I really like the yellow with lilac colors of the card. It suits the wheater here in the netherlands!

I hope you all have a nice evening!

Groetjes Brigitta

dinsdag 28 augustus 2012

Shadowbox: unknown secrets

Hello everybody,

Today i am showing you my first "shadowbox", wich i made from the back of a small canvas.

I have painted the canvas white with gesso and covered it with papers from an older tilda collection. I reallly love the pinks and greens in this collection. On the borders i used my martha stewart border punch. I had a lot of fun making the small elements from the shadowbox. My husband has made the little table for me and the small flowerpots, books and perfum bottles i made myself. I got this idea from the you tube channel of Fiona. ( Jennings644 ) The dressform is, ofcourse, from a Tim Holz die and i covered it with lace from wild orchid crafts. The "painting" in the background is a spellbinders die with a cameo on top. I also made a stickpin ( in the corner )  All the pink flowers have gesso on them and the fussycut images i have treated with a bit of stickles. Here are some detailed shots of the canvas:

I still have another plain canvas in my stash and i think i will alter it soon because it's so fun. I have to think about how to decorate the inside. Any ideas anyone?

Have a great evening!

Groetjes Brigitta

zaterdag 25 augustus 2012

Layout: schoolkrant crew (news paper editors team )

Hello everybody,

I have a layout to share with you today about my daughters editorsteam from the school newspaper. At the school of our kids they can join in to make the newspaper, for every paper there is another team.

The paper i used is an older one from glitz design. I really liked the bright colors. The little book on the layout is from a tutorial i have seen on you tube by Fiona. Her youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/Jennings644. I used a lot of wild orchid crafts embellishments on this layout. ( Flowers, pearl sprays and lace ) I also used my martha stewart and ek succes punches for the borders. Ofcourse there are liquid pearls present, as on almost every project that i make.

It is a dark, rainy day here in the Netherlands, so i hope this bright layout will cheer you up a bit!

Groetjes Brigitta

woensdag 22 augustus 2012

Tilda: follow your heart

Hallo allemaal,

Vandaag laat ik jullie een kaartje zien waarmee ik  voor het eerst mee doe aan een challenge online. Het is de bingo- challenge van Dutch Magnolia Lovers. 

Ik koos het rijtje, glitter/bling bling / rose / lint en kant.
Verder diende de Tilda stempel ouder dan 1 jaar te zijn. 

Het kant zit een beetje verstopt achter de afbeelding op de rose gestippelde strook. Niet makkelijk te zien op de foto. Verder heb ik heerlijk op de achtergrond van de kaart met mijn template en gesso gespeeld. Het inkleuren van mijn afdrukjes doe ik met de aquamarkers. Hier heb ik het jurkje en truitje echter gepaperpieced uit het designpapier.

Ook wil ik meedoen met dit kaartje aan de uitdaging op het Tilda's Town blog.challenge 15.

Fijne avond allemaal!

Groetjes Brigitta

maandag 20 augustus 2012

Love at first sight.

Hello everyone,

Luckily it is not so hot here anymore in the Netherlands. I am typing this post while sitting on my terrace. Yesterday it was far to hot to sit outside if you didn't have a pool nearby!

Today i am going to show you a layout i made with the follow your heart collection from my minds eye. The title is Love at first sight. 

 I had a lot of fun working with the flowers and flatback-pearl trim from wild orchid crafts. I made the pearlspray, and the large flower myself. . All the other embellishments are from my stash. The letters are ofcourse thickers from American Crafts. I use them on almost every layout.

I really like to use black and white photo's lately, it helps to get the lo a vintage/shabby feel.

Have a nice evening!!

Groetjes Brigitta

zondag 19 augustus 2012

A layout to cool you down!

Hello everybody,

Oh, how hot it is here in the netherlands! Above thirty degrees and this already in the morning.

So i tought i would share a layout with you today with winter photo's to cool down a bit.
I made it a couple of months ago. The pictures are taken by my neighbour Toinie van Rutten, in the park in our neighbourhood.

The paper i used is from echopark, don't know the name of it anymore. I used a lot liquid enamel and perfect pearls on this layout to give it an "icy" feel.  Hope this will cool you down a bit!!

Groetjes Brigitta

I am back again!

Hello everybody,

I was away for a little while due to problems with my blogaccount and the holiday ofcourse.

But i am back again!!  

Groetjes Brigitta

shabby chic magnolia tag

Today i show you a tag i made with a stamp from Magnolia. Tilda with many hearts. Super cute!!
De base of the tag i made from the packing from Prima Marketing leaves. I colored Tilda with my aquamarkers. The paper on the tag is an old collection from K&Company wich i had in my stash.
The flowers are petalooflowers and the small rose is wild orchid crafts. The pleated ribbon i bought in our local sewing-store and the pearl brads you can buy at Xenos. Stems, lace and paper doily i had in my stash for a very long time. The three pink dots on the right of the card i made with my pearlmaker. The sentiment i handstamped myself, don't know where the set came from anymore.

I like to make tags as little birthday cards or to hang on a bottle of wine or something as a present.
It is a small project wich doesn't take as much time to create as a layout or minialbum. 

I have several stamps from Tilda and Edwin from Magnolia because they are so cute to color in. And you can use them over and over again. In an old summer collection  there was a very cute Tilda as a mermaid, this one i have put on my wishlist!! As well as the mermaid from the new collection!

Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my blog!

Years and years i have followed blogs from scrappers around the world. They all are a great inspiration for me.

I am scrapping for almost 5 years now and am now confident enough to show my layouts, cards, minibooks and projects to the world! lol !!! I still do not have a certain style of scrapping, but i'm drawn to the shabby chic / vintage style lately. 

As i am a working mom, with a husband, two kids, a dog, and a volunteer job as chairman from the parents associaton at the school from my kids i do not have the time to scrap as much as i would like. So i probably will not post more then two times a week. But i will try!

I hope that people will comment to my posts so i can learn and improve my scrapping.

As i am dutch my english will not be perfect, but i'll try my best!!

Here is my first layout on my blog: it;'s a layout from my daughter wich i have scrapped about 4 month's ago with the papers from a Tilda paperstack. 

 Hope to "hear" from you all soon!

Groetjes (greetings in english), Brigitta