Sunday, August 20, 2017

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Wat do you think of this ethnic looking background?

I started by coloring in a stencil with a white crayon (= resist)
after wich I sprayed it with some Dylusions spray ink.
Lastly I added some black stencilling (one of my new ones I cut with my silhouette)

Saturday, August 19, 2017

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For my next background I started out by stamping these tags all over the page:

I colored them with neocolor II and spritzed some water on the edge and let that drip

Sunday, August 13, 2017

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Doesn't this background just scream the sun??

materials used:

> sudoku puzzle out of a magazine
> pictures from nail polish out of the same magazine
> acrylic paint

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

WOYWW 427 - backgrounds 60-64/100

Goodmorning deskers,

My desk today is suprisingly clean and empty.

But there is a  good explenation for that:
we've just arrived from our summer holidays in the South of France and before we left I cleaned up a bit.
I also prepared myself a travel art kit, this time much bigger then last year as we were travelling by car and not by plane.

I did forget to take a picture from my table over there, but didn't forget to take one of the view

If this isn't inspirational I don't know what is.

I've managed to create backgrounds 60 to 64 in between all the hard work of swimming in the pool, visiting beautiful places, spending quality time with the family,....

It's been a while since I joined in, so I am looking forward to visiting the other desks again in between all the laundry. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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On the previous background I used purple paint of which I had put way too much on my palette, so instead of wasting it,I used it on my next background where I painted some circles with it. Same for the yelllow.

Added some stamping, collage and a border.

There is a lot of white space left for my doing.

Monday, July 24, 2017

background 58/100

Hi there

This was my "blank" page to start with

which I turned into this with some acrylic paint and a stencil

Looking at the pictures now I may have stopped here, 
but I added some white paint and the word "liefde" which means love in Dutch.
but I must say in real life it is better then on photo.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

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Hello there,

Taking time to smell the flowers

ensures that your day is blooming marvellous.

Today I would like to share with you a collage of flowers, acrylic paint, oil pastels and marker.

Friday, July 21, 2017

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The next background started out with just 2 pieces of underpaper and some blue acrylic paint

Doesn't it completely look like the ocean?
It did to me, so I added some turtles

used a stencil with a babywipe
and added some drips

Advice from the sea turtles:

swim with the current
be a good navigator
stay calm under pressure
be well traveled
think long term
age gracefully
and spend time at the beach

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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I had some black paint leftover from the previous page,
under the motto waste not want not I applied it on a blank page and worked from there to create this awesome page:

Monday, July 17, 2017

background 54


This page started with the cage stamp in the bottom right corner and evolved into this:

Bold orange lettering on black, contrasted with hot pink and some gold heatembossed accents.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

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This page started out with a red blop of paint on it (you see,I never waist any paint, instead I smear leftovers on a new page)
I flipped through another National Geographic (seems to be a new hobby of mine) and collected some images that spoke to me and arranged them in a pleasing way:

Next I played around with some sprayinks from Lindy's Stamp Gang,
I must say I think I'm starting to like them, 
and some gold wax to finish it off:

On the opposite page I glued down the babywipe which I used to clear the excess sprayink and created some drips with the same colors, I also added some gold wax on the babywipe to tie it even more in:

Friday, July 14, 2017

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I felt like coloring, so I colored blocks with neocolor II and activated them with a waterpen, some stamping and white paint on top and done.

I've created a tab on my blog with an overview of all the backgrounds, nice to see them all together and see how different some are.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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Here is background #50, yes that is wright, I'm halfway in the challenge:

What are my finding thus far:
Although the main goal of this challenge was to create every single day during 100 days and I wasn't successful in that it has not been a total waste.
I did create more frequently and more importantly I am creating more freely.
I am now able to start a page without any expectations, without a plan and let the project lead me,which is really liberating to me.

 I will do an overview of the pages thus far, so stay tuned.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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Almost halfway in the 100 day challenge, whereas I should have almost been finished if I really did a background a day. 

This was my initial background: colorful stripes in ecoline, which popped even more after some black stencilling.

But look where the page took me:

Monday, July 10, 2017

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These are just 3 random pieces of gelliprints glued to a page

But by adding music notes with a stamp all over the page and creating the red drips with acrylic paint, the page becomes coherent.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

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After yesterday's page using pictures out of a National Geographic magazine, I browsed some more in the magazine and found a cool page with frogs, tore it into pieces and collaged it to my page.

some yellow and green dulusions sprayink:
The frogs brought me to the crazy bird stamp;
next the arrow stencil fell in my hands;
and suddenly I needed a focal image where all those arrows were pointing at:

Friday, July 7, 2017

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How awesome is this page?

It started out with a collage of pictures out of a National Geographic magazine.

which I blended together with acrylic paint.

I like the monochrome palette with a splash of red and yellow, this blends very well with the pictures.
I believe it even makes the pictures more stronger.  

Friday, June 30, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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Just a quick post with a quick background I made.
Saturday I bought some new stamps,including a key stampset,
I just inked them up as they were in the package and stamped away
and colored with fluo playsticks (the camera didn't pick up the fluo too well).

Monday, June 26, 2017

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Here follows a step by step of background #43:

collage with underpaper.

gesso to tie everything together.

color with oil pastels.

what a difference some black makes.

the rectangle in the middle was just perfect for
 this new butterfly stamp.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

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In an envelop in one of my collage drawers I found these diecut leaves out of dictionary page,
if I'm not mistaken the die has butterflies on it as well which I used on another project (probably years ago) I thought it was high time I finally put the leaves to good use as well, so I glued them around my page.

and then one thing led to the other, 
the space in between screamed for purple,
the space around the leafs for green,
the leafs themselves for blue??
some circle stamping 
and this ballerina was just perfect for the page.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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No clue at all what to create I started painting colorful stripes,
added different stamps from a set and voila I had been creative.

And without even planning it, 
look how well it works with my previous page.
The leftover paint I just brushed in a circular motion on the opposite page (yet another background done)