Today I'm sharing a layout that I created for Scrap 365's Inspiration Station in the aug./sept. issue. The article was about different techniques with glue. I used 6 different techniques in 3 layouts and this is one of them. If you missed this issue you can buy it here!
I took the photo on the layout when I was visiting my daughter Anne while she was studying english in Hawaii for almost 6 months. It was an amazing trip and just like Anne I fell in love with Ohau, Honolulu, Waikiki, North Shore and of course Hanauma Bay.
This day we had planned to go snorkling at Hanauma Bay so we took the bus down there. When we arrived it had started to rain and we were a little sad and disappointed. It was not exactly the right weather for a day at the beach. nne told me that the bay was so much more beautiful when the sun was shining! But since we were there and we had already paid we decided to go for a short swim anyway. Since the early 1990s, visits to the Hanauma Bay area have been limited to tourists. The resident Hawaiians are attempting to preserve the area for future generations. Therefor you have to pay an entrence fee and watch a video about life in the bay before you are allowed to go in.
Wow, were we happy we went after all! What an amazing experience this was! There is so much wildlife in the bay! We got to see an enourmos variety of fish in all colors of the rainbow. About 400 species of fish are known to inhabit the bay and if you're lucky you get to see a green sea turtle.
We just couldn't get out of the water, took loads of pictures and videos and even got to see the humuhumunukunukuapoa'a. We were all excited and cheerful when we left. A few days later I had the chance to see the bay in full sunny glory when we went there for another day with some of Anne's friends. Definitelly one of my favorite places of Ohau!
Check back later for the other 2 layouts!
Thank you for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!
I typed in a long post to go with this and then my laptop crashed and it was all gone. So now I'm just gonna share pictures of this art journal page. I think it speaks for itself... Show some respect people and make this lovely life a little bit more beautiful!
Click on the picture for a closer look.
The beautiful old Europe stamp was a gift from my lovely friend Marsha. I love it!
Nog even voor alle duidelijkheid. Het is niet zo dat je aan het einde van de dag een mini album hebt dat "af" is. Je gaat allerlei papieren, envelopjes, kaarten, tags en transparanten embossen, bestempelen en kleuren en samenbinden zodat zij de basis vormen voor een mini-album, art journal, travel diary... wat je maar wilt. Je hoeft dus geen foto's mee te nemen en je gaat ook niet je pagina's versieren met stickers, embellishments e.d. maar je gaat lekker aan de slag met embossingpoeders, spray paints, stempelinkt enz.
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Today was a sad day! My brother in law's father passed away last week and today was his funeral. It was hard to see my sister, my brother in law, their children and the rest of their family being so very sad. But during the beautiful service it became very clear that they have many, many grateful memories of their husband, father and grandfather. I hope those memories will comfort them in this time of great sorrow.
I think this project is the right one to post today.
The dress form was colored with Bombay India Ink and then stamped on. To create the wings I stamped a butterfly (Eline´s Huis) on mica, then cut our the wings and colored them on the back side (to avoid blending the stamped image) with a Copic marker.
The quote was cut from a Cosmo Cricket sticker sheet and outlined with a black Artist's Sketching pen. The little black sequin flowers are from Prima.
Love the amazing bright colors of these inks. This was the first time I used them so I need to play a lot more with them to find out what I can do with them but I already love that they have the bright colors of Ecoline but they are much thicker which gives you way more controle over where you want them and how much you want them to blend.
Today I want to share with you a layout that was published in the June/July issue of Scrap 365.
The photo was taken during a workshop weekend in Finland last year. Marsha and I dicovered liquorice ice cream which brought me back to my childhood when we used to go camping in Sweden. Our favorite ice cream was liquorice, which was not available in the Netherlands. You'll understand that I could not resist to have some finding this 30 years later :)
I used a gelli print plate to create the banner on the background.
Click here to view another post I did about gelli plate printing.
I took the first train from Winsum, Marsha "found" me in Amersfoort and we arrived in Rotterdam at noon. We took the tram to Elle Aime. We arrived about 45 minutes early but there was a nice bistro at the corner of the street where we sat outside to enjoy a nice cup of coffee. Revlie and Liesbeth joined us there and after another cup of coffee we went to the store for out workshop.
Lisa told us about the way she works and showed us some of her lovely designs. It was interesting to learn that she hardly ever draws before cutting and that she doesn't glue her stuff down :)
We started with cutting out some shapes. No drawing first, just quick freehand cutting. Lisa shouted a prompt and we cut as fast as we could, LOL! Mushroom, bottle, apple and branch. There was also a chair but that was after this picture was taken :)
And then it was time for the real work. We got to choose a frame or a canvas, come up with a design and start cutting. Revlie choose a canvas, of course :), the rest of us decided to go with a frame.
It was so much fun! We laughed a lot, the atmoshpere was great, very relaxed and the location was so lovely and filled with awesome want-to-have-goodies.
(love the new iOS7 panorama feature :))
It was great to see how different all the projects turned out and how they came together. Very inspiring!
I decided to make a little fall project with owls. I made a little sketch first to see if it would fitt the frame, but all the pieces were freehand cut, no drawing, I did the outlining afterwards!
Revlie made the cutest canvas in her so recognizable style, Liesbeth spend the afternoon cutting letters and created this amazing "I'm a photographer"-sign and Marsha made the skyline of Antwerp. How cool is that with all the houses and that cute rainbow!
After the workshop we went to Destino to eat Spanish tappas. And while we were waiting outside for the restaurant to open and to enjoy the lovely weather we shared our fun afternoon on FB :).
We let the cook suprise us and got some delicious food with a nice glass of wine. And then it was already time to say goodbey.
Marsha and I took the bus to central station where we went to get coffee at Starbucks and then took the train home. I was home at 22.45m tired but very satisfied!
This morning I finished my little project. Added the stamped quote, a brad and a piece of washi tape and it was done. I think it turned out really cute!
Tomorrow I will go on a shopping trip to the city with my little girl because, as she says it "she has absolutely nothing decent to wear in her closet, tsssss!" - she's 10, just saying :)
Sunday me and some sweet friends are attending a fun workshop in Rotterdam. Looking forward to a relaxed and cheerful day! More about that later.
For now I have an art journal page to share. You may say I'm a dreamer. I have a lot of dreams, small dreams, big dreams, dreams that might come true and dreams that will never happen, but what would life be if there was nothing left to dream about?!
The page wn as first covered with gesso and then colored with Ecoline and acrylic paints. A few stencils from The Crafter's Workshop with gesso on top and finally some stamping with Cocoa Daisy Basic Black ink. To create the leafs I used a piece of punchanella and Stazon ink on book paper, cut out the leafs and outlined them with a black pen.
Today I want to share with you a layout i made during our fun get-away-weekend 2 weeks ago.
It is not exactly in my usual bright colours, but what can I say, it just came together this way and I have to admit I like it! :)
Travel the world and the 7 seas. I'm pretty sure I won't be able to do that completely but there are a couple of places I definitelly want to go! :)
The fun cloud stamps are from Cocoa Daisy. I stamped them on a painted piece of cardboard and then cut them out. Actually I think everything on here comes from Cocoa Daisy kits! If you know them you probably love them, if you don't you NEED to check it out!! Click here for the current kit and add ons.