Saturday, August 12, 2017

Embossed Map of the world

Another thing I love are maps. Looking at maps, decorating with maps, buying craft supplies featuring maps, etc. Maybe it has to do with my love for traveling... There are two challenges at the moment that have a map theme and have inspired me to play. Even though I have a lot of stamps featuring maps I decided to take out this NBUS embossing folder.





Stamps: Hero Arts (sentiment)
Other: Darice (embossing folder)


I dry embossed it on watercolor paper, went over the continents with an embossing marker and heat embossed them with different shades of embossing powders, then watercolored the oceans.


Challenges 
(click on the links for more information and lots of inspiration from the DTs and the galleries):

Time Out Challenge #89 - Photo Challenge






The Male Room Challenge #66 - Maps/Coordinates







ETA: Darnell suggested that I should enter it here (she is GD, check it out)
Just Us Girls Challenge #406 - Shine








And now finally some photos of my hometown.



The town hall



The last remaining tower of the old rampart at night



Yep, my hometown has gone artsy and colorful




And another empty house used as a canvas


And one more thing: You have to know that I am never one of the first to buy something, read a book or see a new movie. Don't know why I prefer to wait and see... But here is one of the rare exceptions. 




When the MISTI first came out I thought I didn't need it because I still have lots of wood mounted stamps. But then so many of you raved about it and showed techniques that one can do with it. So I slowly decided to get one. I hemmed and hawed (mainly because of the price) and hemmed and hawed some more until Tim Holtz introduced his stamping platform in January. I preordered it and finally got it a couple of weeks ago. Since I don't have the MISTI I can't really compare it. I can just tell you that I like how it works and that I am happy to finally own one of those fancy stamping positioners.


Be well,


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Understated Rainbow

If you have been reading my blog for a while you probably know that I love rainbow colors (amongst lots of other things...). So naturally I wanted to play in the AAA Cards CAS game #95 "Rainbow"
But what I ended up making will certainly be the most understated rainbow in the gallery! In case you don't see it - the flowers are in rainbow colors. A strip of washi tape down one side and a very CAS card is done.





Stamps: Heidi Grace (window), sentiment unknown
Other: Faber Castell Polychromos pencils






I am sorry but the pictures from my home town that I promised you in my last post will have to wait for the next one as I am short on time today... So you'll just have to come back ;)


Be well,


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