Sunday, December 17, 2017

background 86/100


I must say that this is rather a finished page then a background.

It started out with some writing, which I overpainted.
I like this repetitive stamp, if one day I have enough patience I might try to color them all in (fat change that that will happen J)
The face is not too bad, the placement of the neck on the other hand...

Friday, December 8, 2017

background 82/100


The next background in  the series started out as a wipe off page

on which I kept on adding

and adding

and probably there will be some more things added before I call it finished J

Friday, November 24, 2017

background 81/100

ok, this post is way overdue, but here it is (finally).
Remember the other day I went to the park with my art travelling kit,
that evening while the boys were watching Johnny English I grabbed my kit and installed me to create this, 
I call it Swing from the chandelier

Monday, November 13, 2017

background 79 + 80


We are having such beautiful sunny autumn days here, 
so the other day we, my son and me, went to the park and I took my artbox with me.
While he was playing in the playground I played around with some art supplies and created these:

Sunday, November 5, 2017

background 78/100

Hello and welcome,

My next background in the series is very colorful and expressive.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

background 77/100

Make mistakes,
take chances,
be silly,
be imperfect,
trust yourself
and follow your heart
(or you might spend the rest of your life wishing you had)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

background 76/100

Hello and welcome,

yes, against all odds I'm already back with the following background in the series.
Want to see the others (just click on the tab 100 day challenge)

It all started with some good old coloring fun of the wide strip of washitape.
I also used one of my new stamps "Willow" by Santoro

Image result for santoro willow
Isn't she just amazing?

Sunday, October 29, 2017

background 75/100

Hello and welcome,

Time has its way of slipping through your fingers, hasn't it?
Another month has passed again with no activity here, shame on me.
I really need to get/be focused and make sure I finish this 100 "day" project this year.
I'm 3/4 on the way, so this should be more then possible.

Here are some step by step pictures of my 75th background:

Sunday, September 24, 2017

background 74/100

Go with the flow
Force nothing
Let it happen...
trust that whichever way it goes
it's for the best.

Friday, September 22, 2017

background 73/100


Gosh, it has been a while since I've been here.
This time not only no action on my blog, but also in the craft room.
But I feel the tide is turning.

Still working on my background challenge,
still loving it,
because it is so freeing; 
I don't need to worry about what to create, 
what the finished piece needs to look like,....
And in some or even the most cases the outcome is almost a finished page.

Here you can see some step by step pictures of the creation of background #73:

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

background 72/100


With the next background I went a bit on the geometry tour.
I used some stencils, sprayink and acrylic paint.

Next I gessod all over it, knowing that the inks would spread.

In the lines I suddenly saw a big arrow, which I painted black,
this led to the arrow stamps, the stars are in the same set, hence the stars.

I gave it a nice glow with some gold interference paint. Hard to capture on photo though, but I think you can see a glimpse of it.
I'm not sure of the center image, thinking of a globe instead, we'll see how this ones evolves (probably I will need to do a follow up on the 100 backgrounds, 100 finished pages J)

Saturday, September 2, 2017

background 71/100


my 81th post this year,
one more already than all 2016,
next goal: 97 (posts in 2015)

I started out with just putting some random things on the page: 
collage with paper scraps and some stencilling

Next the acrylic paints came out to play

I like the yellow and the bold colors,
but they don't seem to work together very well,
so I obscured the bold lettering with a magazine clipping

better, after some more fiddling with oil pastels it looks like this

I see a silhouette of a face in the left corner (though not very visible on the picture)

background 70/100


It's been a while,
not that I've not been crafting,
just not been blogging.

My next background in the series is very grungy,
It started out with this black and white collage

and evolved into this

I think this would be a good base for a masculin card.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

background 69/100


I painted these rectangles with some leftover blue paint from previous page.
I chose rectangles in contrast with the circles from that page.

Colored the rectangles with a yellow and orange posca pen.

added some more color with acrylic paint and pattern with a background stamp.

some white acrylic paint and doodling to finish.

Monday, August 21, 2017

background 68/100

Hello and welcome,

With no clue on how to start the next backgound, 
I just grabbed the toiletrol that was on my desk and used it to stamp some circles on my page. 

I was thinking of the ocean so I colored some circles blue and in between the circles a different hue of blue.

The blank circles suddenly screamed yellow,
so I needed to silence that voice J

After some stamping, doodling and some white acrylic paint the background turned into this

Sunday, August 20, 2017

background 67/100


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

background 66/100


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

background 65/100


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.