Wednesday, February 14, 2018


My craft room isn't messy
I just like to have everything on display.

On my desk is a pile of scraps which I am using for backgrounds for my next set of icads.
I am exploring the blooms some more from one of the wanderlust lessons.

In the picture holder I have my icads from last week at display.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

My Path

I finished my first spread in my first Dylusions journal 
which I bought especially for Wanderlust 2018.

This is out of my comfort zone, 
not my usual style,
but a style I like and wish to explore more.

Sunday, February 11, 2018


Can you guess the theme of this week's icads?

These Valentines icads were so much fun making,
the backgrounds were done very quickly,
no thinking involved there,
then came the process of looking for the perfect elements for each one of them.
I honestely can't tell which one is my favourite.
what about you?

I am very glad I choose the icads as format for this challenge,
manageble but yet so much fun and so much opportunities.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


Hello Wednesday,

Time to share our desks over at Julia's.
Mine is buzzing with creativity

my desk in all his glory.

I'm busy with this week's 7 somethings (want to see my other 35 somethings check out the 365somethings2018 tab above) 

7 Valentine icads in progress.

stack of Valentine related items: stamps, paper, embellishments.
I did manage to finish off my bloom from last week, not completely happy with it, might give it another try as it was a fun project

short and sweet, of to see yours now 😉

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Trusting the path mandala part 2


Part 2 of the lesson was to create a windrose using maps.

I started with a watercolorwash background. I had these cheap tubes already for years which of course meant that most of them were as hard as rock. 
I am just wondering wether you can use them as pans instead? 
Maybe I need to retrieve them out of the garbage? 
Or is that a bridge to far?
I did order a replacement Kuretake set after seeing Jamie's lesson last week.

Next came cutting the shapes out of maps,
the heart was a happy little cutting accident, that coincidentally fits perfect with the theme
Trusting the path,
Following your path,
Following your heart.

After the heart accident many more accidents followed, 
the one more happier then the other.
Didn't like the doodling on my compass, so covered them up again
The lines are not all oriented in the same way,tried to fix that but failed hence the 2 darker lines, not so happy accident
Didn't like the doodling in my 2nd circle either so pulled it back off and glued it back down, like the color that came of from underneath, yet another happy accident.

Here is the double spread with both mandalas

2 lessons out of the 5 completed.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Trusting the path mandala part 1


I've finished part 1 from Jennifer Lee's Wanderlust class.

This included a whole bunch of circles

which I played around with 

until the arrangement was pleasing to me

I think I liked it better without the outlining though

On to part 2 now.

Sunday, February 4, 2018



This week's theme for my 7 icads was chosen by my son and he chose carnival.
I started with some fun, colorful backgrounds using brushos, ink splatters...
This was on wednesday evening, I had had such a bad day but just sitting down with him and making these backgrounds lightened up my day.
The next following days I spent fiddling with focal points, in fact I made way much than 7 somethings but a lot didn't make the final curtain.
These did:

Amsterdam inks with black acrylic stencilling.
brushos with a Rio carnival dancer.
ecoline splatters with some collage elements.

background is a napkin design, images are from a National Geographic magazine.
black gesso with white stencilling, silhouettes from a Mardi Gras band.
black gesso with gold wax stencilling.

collage depecting a vintage carnival.

As you may have noticed carnival took me all over the world, from Rio de Janeiro, over New Orleans and Venice to China and back in time.