Steampunk album

I love the altered books and book covers I often see on other creative blogs, so I decided to alter the cover of the album in which I store stamped bits and pieces and collage images.

Here’s the result:



Here’s a detail:


This is my entry for the following challenges:

Products used

  • Gesso & Golden gel medium
  • Dylusions sprays
  • Glimmer mists
  • Distress inks
  • Stampers Anonymous movers & shapers die cuts (baroque ornament, heart & cogs)
  • Cuttlebug cogs & gears texture plate
  • Old watch parts
  • Crackled background stamp (Hampton art)



Vintage Stampotique card

Once I start playing with my Stampotique stamps, there’s no holding back… No atc this time, but a vintage card in shades of brown and splashes of orange:


I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Stamps used

  • Glimmering Hope (girl) & stars: Stampotique
  • Dream Big, Change the World: Art Journey
  • Follow your Dreams: Crafty Individuals
  • The future belongs to …: Hero arts

Green shamrock fairy

One can never create enough St Patrick’s Day ATCs!


For the background I combined dry embossing, heat embossing and distress inks. The tag’s made from shrink plastic (that’s why the scan isn’t too great).

This is yet another ATC for the Stampotique Designers challenge, i.e. # 138 ‘Green’. I’m not quite sure if this winged creature qualifies as a forest/flower fairy, but it’s a shamrock fairy, so I’d like to enter this atc in the Wicked Wednesday Challenge ‘Forest/flower fairies’.

Stamps used

  • Tree topper & skulls (3 in a round): Stampotique
  • Sentiment: Stampsmith
  • Stripes: Stampers Anonymous

Jack Skellington

Some people find it hard to create masculine cards, but for me the opposite is actually true… I had lots of fun creating this masculine ATC featuring a big fan of Jack Skellington!

It’s my entry for:



I used structure paste and distress inks to create the brick wall background and stamped (& altered) and coloured the images. The sentiment is computer generated.

Stamps used

  • Smile: Stampotique
  • Frame: Stamp Francisco
  • Jack Skellington: Stamp It Crazy


Lightbeam atc

A couple of months ago I bought a wonderful interactive children’s book about underwater life and I immediately knew this would inspire me to create some interactive atcs based on the same ‘lightbeam’ principle :


I stamped the sea animals on acetate and coloured them with alcohol inks. I adhered the acetate to a blue gelliprint background using eyelets. I put a white piece of cardstock inbetween to create a kind of diver’s lightbeam.

This is my entry for the following challenges:

Stamps used

  • Sea slug, starfish, sea plants: Oxford impressions
  • Fish: Stampinback
  • Octopet: Stampotique


You don’t need to be a fairy …

Daring Cardmakers wants us to be inspired by fairy tales and Stampootique challenges us to create a textured background. Here’s my entry:


I created this textured background with gesso and used wax crayons to apply colour. I rubbed silver ink on the raised parts of the gesso, but unfortunately that’s not very obvious on scan. I really like this Dutch sentiment: in English it reads ‘You don’t need to be a fairy to perform miracles’.

Stamps used

  • Girl+sentiment:  Inkerbell stamps
  • Circles: Stampers Anonymous
  • Stars: Lavinia
  • Twig: Inkadinkado