Eye candy

Lots of creative blogs are offering us great eye candy, so I decided to dedicate an ATC to… eye candy:


Id like to enter this atc into the following challenges :

Stamps/images used

  • Tree, sun, kid: Dilly Beans
  • Script: Darkroom Door
  • Music sheet: All night media

My boy lollipop

Dilly Beans wants us to be inspired by a song. I’ve been listening to the ‘album top 500’ all evening, so plenty of inspiration to go by. This song hasn’t popped up (yet), but that Dilly Beans image just screamed to be picked to illustrate this particular song!



I also would like to enter this atc into the ‘PunkyouGirl challenge: Things with wings‘.

Thanks for popping in!




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


Take time to just sit and watch

This fortnight, Artful Times challenge has chosen ‘time’ as a subject for their challenge. Here’s my ATC:

I’ve been reading a number of books, lately, on themes such as happiness, creativity, positive thinking and self development. In ‘100 % positivo’ by Leo Bormans, the author suggests that ‘sitting’ and ‘watching’ are verbs that depict a kind of philosophical attitude and he advises to take the time to both sit and to watch in an active way (of course we’re not talking about being a couch potato and watching television!). Anyway, that’s what inspired me in making this atc, featuring one of my new Artistic Stampers stamps (for I’ve recently won their candy and I couldn’t resist purchasing some extra rubber stamps). The image of the girl was provided by one of the Yahoo-groups I’m a member of.

Stamps used

  • Clock: Artistic Stamper
  • Roman numbers background: Fusion Art Stamps
  • Steampunk elements: Oxford Impressions


Once in a while, I participate in swaps in which we are asked to incorporate an image provided. The following ATC was created for such a swap:

In reality, the background’s rather sparkly, for it was created using Glimmer and Perfect Pearls Mists. Unfortunately, this doesn’t really show on scan. I used a piece of lace as a stencil while I was misting, thus creating a kind of flowery pattern. I find the image really matches  the lovely sentiment stamp by Fiskars.

This is my entry for the following challenges: