Posted on November 11, 2014
Posted on November 1, 2014
I had great fun with watercolors last month, hence the watercolored blogtrain part for the October Autumn Art theme. It has been years since I last touched my art supplies for me – for the kids we break out the paintbrushes more often. The doodling and painting felt really good, so I decided to stick with it this month. For this months’ theme I wanted to try the mixed media/artjournal style. To make things easy, I have made another quickpage for you – get the mixed media style without having to mix your own media. Yay! For those of you who would rather have an artjournal/mixed media kit to play around with: keep your eyes on Pixel Scrapper, as I will be releasing a matching kit soon!
The rest of the blogtrain can be found HERE at Pixelscrapper
Posted on September 30, 2014
Autumn Art: I have had this title in my head for over a year. And plenty of ideas to go with it. Only, I ran out of time. Lots of fun weekend getaways, family stuff and the Veggie Patch Bundle with Marisa Lerin “interfered” with this months’ blogtrain (what a cute way to get totally distracted!). Although I did doodle some leaves and did some watercolors when me and my boy were painting, it wasn’t enough to make a minikit this time. So, I turned what I had into a quick page. And I have to say, I kind of LOVE it! Once I can find the time to make some proper papers and other fun stuff to go with this, I will surely turn this into my next project. Hope you will like this, it is actually my very first quickpage.
Posted on September 1, 2014
September already? Time flies when you’re having fun! We just got back from our camping trip to France – the first time our kids went camping – and it was definitely fun. And so was working on this months’ blogtrain! First time I used Adobe Illustrator to draw all elements, before adding texture and all in Photoshop. Wow, that is waaaay faster than how I normally work… I may finally have found a way to speed up things – which is especially helpful when you just got back from holiday and can’t seem to get out of the relaxation-mode!
Posted on August 1, 2014
Garden Party. Perfect! I was right in the middle of planning a Princess Garden Party for our little Miss Princess and her friends when this months’ theme was ‘elected’. Yay! Only… two days before the party weather turned on us. Storm swept over our tiny country and left us with no other option but to bring the garden party inside the house. With ten tiny princesses (well, nine, and one prince in a princess-dress ;-)) running around the house, this was not an easy task. But, we managed and had a wonderful day! We only stepped outside (into the pouring rain) once, to pull the pullstring pinata, huddled under the garden porch. Continue Reading
Posted on July 1, 2014
We moved to a newbuild house two years ago. My husband decided to take on my daughters’ room and I got to plan and paint out little mans’ room. Ofcourse, I went overboard (literally). I decided to make a beach scene, complete with waves, lighthouse and lots of beach and sea animals. I spent two evenings with my friend and collegue masking and painting in secret mode: doors closed and hush-hush. To finish it off we bought some adorable secondhand whitewashed baby furniture with cupboards that looked like tiny beach houses – too cute! This year he turned three and started to outgrow his crib, so we bought him a big boy bed shaped like a boat (or as he calls it: his pirate bed). He loves it:
Posted on June 23, 2014
Turns out all Pixel Scrapper designers fell in love with the Oh Baby Baby blogtrain theme (and colors!). If you loved the Blogtrain, you are going to love the Bundle too. *WARNING* next up is an insane amount of previews * Or, you could just skip scrolling through the previews and push the download button on the Pixel Scrapper site.
Posted on June 1, 2014
Felt and babies go together very well, don’t you think? Did you notice the cute baby elements inside the felt photo-frames? I adore that little sock monkey! For the first time since my felt fever has kicked in, I haven’t drawn any of these cute baby elements myself. Sheila Reid dropped them into my lap (thank you Sheila!) and begged me to turn them into felt. I couldn’t refuse – they are way too cute not to use! I love how the my little pony rocking horse turned out, with all the intricate details I didn’t think I could turn that into felt. But it works great. If you like the frames in this minikit, keep an eye on the Pixel Scrapper site this week: I will be releasing all elements by Sheila Reid, felted – with love!