Wednesday, January 25, 2017


It is wednesday, one of my favorite days of the week,and that all thanks to Julia and her continuous effort in hosting WOYWW each week. Pop over to The Stamping Ground to find all details.

Here are our desks, 
I'm working in my AJ as usual 
and my son is constructing a little cabinet, he is really into 3D things.

Here is a closer look at my AJ

Last week I wasn't able to visit as many people as I wanted/intended due to the fact that our beloved guinea pig Charlie needed lots of care, but sadly enough he didn't pull through.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Oh joy

As you may know, I've become kind of a regular deskhopper on wednesdays with WOYWW, it is on one of those hops I came along this intriguing book by Karen O'brien named Imaginary characters

Image result for imaginary characters

I was so intrigued I immediately ordered a copy on Amazon.
When I received it and first browsed through it though I must say I wasn't really taken by the style,
but I gave it a chance non the less. 

I choose a project and followed it step by step

and surprise, I'm totally loving the outcome.
This is exactly the kind of background I wanted to be able to create.
A background with lots of depth, mystic and layers.
I think I finally found my style thanks to this book.

Now I only needed to add a focal point, 
I had this collaged girl laying around for probably 2 years waiting for the perfect page and this was it.

Oh Joy!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

WOYWW 398 - butterfly princess

Yep, it is Wednesday again.
The day we all come together to see and be inspired by each other’s wokdesks,
And that all thanks to our lovely host Julia over at The Stamping Ground.

Here is my desk at 5:30 this morning,
just before I leave to work

It is less much cluttered as last week, on both sides,
as I couldn’t bare the clutter at my son’s side anymore I did some cleaning,
He wrote me a nice note to thank me

On my desk is the finished AJ page from last week

I call her my butterfly princess

What else is there?
Well, I bought these haircoloring tools, 

not to color my hair but to use to paint of course,
They are great
Especially the tooted one is great for adding texture

On my desk are also some new stamps

And ornaments

At my son’s side there is a beautiful drawing he made from and for his guinea pig Charlie,

who has been very poorly the last couple of days and is at the vets now as we speak,
I hope he will pull through and we can pick him up this evening, fingers crossed.

Monday, January 16, 2017

monochromatic blue

Apparently it is blue Monday today,
well behold here my all blue page.

"Butterflies hover and feathers appear whenever angels are near"

Sunday, January 15, 2017

box inspired by Andy Skinner


Another one of my creative goals this year is to complete the 2016 Wanderlust lessons as I only managed to do a couple last year. 
So instead of enrolling me for this year I'm going to complete the rest of last year's lessons first.

When I saw Andy Skinners' lesson, way back in April, I knew I wanted to create a box with this technique for my husband's birthday, which is in July. 
But... July came and went and I didn't manage to create the box in time. 
So instead I made it as a Christmas present. 
The box is actually "our" box where we can put suggestions for date nights, because that is yet another one of my goals for this year: spent more quality time together as partners and not only as parents. 

It started out as this plane wooden box

which I gave the Andy Skinner treatment with some substitutions on the way

Isn't it just FAB?
Initially I wanted to add a picture of us both in the insert, but I had created this card as a practicepiece for the technique before starting on the actual box and it was just perfect

some detail shots

one down, a lot more to go.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Hello and welcome,
I can’t believe it’s been since November since I last joined this amazing hop around the world one desk at a time,
(check out Julia’s place here if you’d like to join or just want to know more)
It's not that I didn't do anything, just didn't blog for a while,
and to proof this here is the hot mess that I call my desk

on the left is my space and on the right my son's.

And if you think this is already a mess, I won't show you the floor ☺☺☺

Here is a closer look at the AJpage I'm currently working on

As I wrote in my previous post one of my aims this year is to learn to draw mixed media girls,
and the only way to do that is by doing it,
so this is my first attempt in my actual journal, 
I've made some practices in a sketchbook(which actually turned out a bit better)

Thx for taking the time to stop by.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

portrait #1

I wish you all a very creative 2017!
At the beginning of a new year I like to take a moment to stand still and look at where I stand in life and where I want to go. 
That way I can determine my focus points. 
Creatively one of my goals is to learn to draw fabulous mixed media girls, 
and apparently the only and best way to do so is to draw many, many faces. 
Here is attempt #1

I followed a tutorial from Bella Rose Creative called How to draw a face when you have no drawing skills, which I clearly don't have.
Curious how this will evolve.