Make every minute count

Ready for another Stampotique-ATC? Ta-dah !


The background has a very ‘rusty’ look and involves watercolour paper, embossing powder (and an iron) and lots of Distress ink.

This is my entry for the ‘anything goes’ challenge @ the Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge blog!

Stamps used

  • Boy: Stampotique
  • Clock (on background): Cherry Pie
  • Clock (on floor): The Artistic Stamper
  • Hourglass, roman numerals: Fusion art stamps

B/W + 1 colour

Here are two ATCs that I haven’t shared on my blog yet:

For the 3 muses ‘Black, white and a dash of colour’:



For Out of  a hat creations ‘Black, white and 1 other colour’:




Stamps used

  • Playing cards, chess pieces: Stampinback
  • Bingo & (part of the) sentiment: Stampers Anonymous
  • Checkers floor: Stamp Francisco


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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

We don’t stop playing…

Recently, I participated in a background ISDI in one of the yahoo-groups I belong too. Everyone had to create 4 backgrounds that were swapped out to 4 other participants. So everyone received 4 different backgrounds which they had to turn into a finished 4×6 card using rubberstamps.

This was one of the backgrounds I received. It was created by Gerda.

And this is how I finished the card:

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

Stamps used
  • Bubble Girl: Stampcamp
  • Scratches, row of numbers, circles,  sentiment: Stampers anonymous
  • Floor numbers: Art Journey
  • Playing card elements: Cherry Pie

Live seconds as a lifetime

Some time ago, I made this gothic arch ATC tryptich for a personal swap:



I used several techniques: stamping with water, antique wallpaper technique featured in the Technique Junkie’s June/July 2010 newsletter, collage, …

I’d like to enter this ATC triptych to the following challenges:

I often find inspiration in song lyrics for my creations, and this particular one was inspired by ‘Endless skies’, a song by VNV Nation. I didn’t find an official video for this song, so I included the following one featuring the lyrics:

Gothic arch “numbers”

I’m finally catching up with my gothic arches for Inkurable Stampers! Here’s my entry for the theme “numbers“.

As I created this colourful background and coloured the lovely umbrella girl with Distress inks, this will also be my entry “Simon Says stamp and show your Distress inks“. I just love the way Distress inks react to water!

Stamps used

  • Umbrella girl, numbered floor, swirls: Art Journey
  • Numbers: Inkadinkado