woensdag 27 maart 2013

Cheerfull display

Hello hello,

Spring has arrived, I hope. We have beautiful clear blue skies with a happy sun. Its still cold outside (around 1 Celsius). I'm really enjoying my study in the attic. The two windows allow me to enjoy the sun the whole day!
I'm alway interested in other peoples interiors, creative rooms, cheerfull displays. So I've decided to update mine and share it with you:

What your seeing is what I'm seeing when I'm working on my desk. It really is a mixture of new and old things I adore. The cups are a gift from my grandmother. De white frame with the paiting with polarbeers I've won in a giveaway from Veronique. The card with the "apple tree" is a lovely note from Su-pyo which came with some beautifull writingpaper I've won in a giveaway on her blog.
I've grown up with the dog in the picture. He's not with us anymore (for a long long time now). Further more some things I've made of found.
I think it will stay up for a few month before I will re-arange it.

Love Susan

dinsdag 26 maart 2013

Creative JumpStart 2013 Last post.

Hi Guys,

I'm sooooo sorry I haven't posted earlier. There's a lot going on at the moment. It's a bit too early for me to blog about that yet, I will when I feel I've sorted it all out (in my head at least :))
First I'll show you all my progress on the last tutorials in Creative Jumpstart 2013. The video's are still available on Natalie's blog.

Number 32 is a tutorial from Nathalie about PanPastels:

The stamps are from Hero Arts

Number 33 is a tutorial from Dina Wakley. She shows a few techniques, one is how to use stamps on tissuepaper. I really loved this and my result is quite "grungie" and will make a perfect background.
most of the stamps are made by Paperartsy from the hotpick series. The background rainbow color is made with Neocolor II from Caran d'Ache)

After I had lot's of fun with that page I recieved a parcel with some sticky back canvas I needed for CJS number 22 with Claudine Hellmuth. I've used some of her techniques and with the last one I just played around.
All four a soo different.. I love it.

Lesson 35 was made by Nathalie also and soooooooo much fun. She called it Gesso fun and that's just what it is!

Festina Lente = Hurry slowly
I've used Gesso (duh) dylusions blue and Neocolor II from Caran d'Ache. They are one of my favourites, I only have 15 colors but the possibilities are endless. ( still I'm saving for a bigger box, Í'll just use this box for traveling)
Then there were some give aways and tutorials with materials I don't have or techniques I already knew.
So the next one I made was number 41 made by Nathalie, again :)
In this tutorial she used different kinds of tape, the result is stunning. I've used tissue tape from two different brands and some homemade tissue tape, some sticky back canvas cuts and some papertape from Leukopor. It's used for bandages (I'm allergic to all other kinds of sticky tapes and bandages). Leukopos is the official brand here but there are cheaper ones. (I've found, in my eyes, the same material by Kruidvat (dutch drug store).
The best part of the papertape is 1. that you can remove it afterwards and 2 that you can winkle it up and gives you great texture.
I've use my other favourite coloring suply for this one: Inktense blocks from Derwent.

So the last CJS tutorial I've made is number 42 by Ronda Palazzari. A tutorial with templates and watersolubles. I've used my trusted Neocolor II again.

Soooo my sketchbook isn't full yet...so I will be roaming Youtube to find some great other techniques. I've set my eyes on some technique with alcohol, I will be playing with that one this week and show you guys the result next week.

Oh last but not least I've made a fun index for the Creative Jumpstart:

Soo that's it. I've still some fun items to show from last month. I will post again soon I promise.

Love Susan

vrijdag 15 maart 2013

Buttons - Knoopjes

Hi Guys,

How are you all doing? I'm recovered from the flu, I'm still a bit weary but I'm sure that will be over when spring begins. (or the sun comes out) We've had a couple of lovely sunny days but now its snowing again.
I've been a bit creative, even when I was ill but the first thing I want to show is my new button collection. I've received these buttons from my lovers aunt. :)


Quite a large nummer and huge variety!! I love looking at them and I'm pondering on projects to use them!

Love Susan