maandag 14 juli 2014

I'm a Maja girl!

Just got back from my vacation and finally had the time to play with the new Maja collection,
Coffee in the Arbour. 
Thought this dress form would be perfect to show that I'm one of the Maja girls and I'm proud of it!! 

Took me a lot of hours to make all the flowers but I loved every minute to dress this girl!
I always use a white background for my project so I was a bit scared to use this colored one but it was the only way to showcase the tulle from the dress. The background are two sheets from the Vintage Summer collection, 1921. The dress form is about 40cm high.

I have cut some small stripes of the 'Raspberry jam cookies' paper to make the base of the dress.
Distressed all the edges for more interest. 
The body frame was made of a soft fabric filling so I decided to adhere all the papers and flowers with small steel pins. And believe me, there were a lot! LOL!

The back side of the dress, using some tulle and a bow.

All the flowers were punched and rolled with these papers as well.

These flowers were punched and distressed.
Used a small bead to pin them on the dress form.
Added some lovely lace as well.

Made a skirt from tulle and two flowers to hold it open.
On both sides I used two beautiful fabric flowers from 13arts.

I have a seriously addiction: I just can't throw anything away! LOL
These were left overs from my flowers and I thought they gave the dress a fun and playful touch.

The lovely bow on the back.

The hat was made with tulle, a fabric flower from 13arts, some left overs and a rolled flower.

And of course a metal heart as I just LOVE Maja Design papers! 

Raspberry jam cookies
Raspberry cupcake
Grandma's old porcelain cups
Flourishing Garden
Let's share a cookie


Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

woensdag 9 juli 2014

alarm clock *Shimmerz*

Another fun project today!
Love to alter these clocks. Found this one at a local flea market and 
after taking all the inside out it was ready for some paints!

After stripping all the inside out I gave the whole clock a gesso base.
Added all the paints and let them run.
After drying I stamped with a number and texture stamp.

I used the following Shimmerz:
Butter Cream
Key Lime
Aqua Marine

I think this must be my fav color combo!

Found this children's necklace in my stash and it was perfect as an extra touch!

Added some ribbon at one bell and around the clock.

Some lace and metal thread.
This lime colored thread is actually a floral binding thread.
I wrapped it around a small needle to create the spiral shape.

All the paper flowers were painted with the Shimmerz as well.

Also made a card with the same colors.
For the background I mixed gesso with some sand.
Randomly applied some paints and sprayed them with some water to let them run.
These flowers were also painted with Shimmerz.
A little bit of stamping and some gesso as a final touch.

Just for you......wishing you all a happy, sunny and creative day!
Ingrid xxx

woensdag 25 juni 2014

little me *Shimmerz*

Today I'm sharing a canvas of little me today.
Had to take some photo's for a new ID and they turned out not so bad! hahaha
Thought I was time to use a photo of me for a change!

For the background I mixed gesso with some sand.
This will give an amazing texture!

For this project I used the following Shimmerz products:  
Shimmerz: Bubble Gum
Shimmerz: Sugar Plum
Shimmerz: Pink
Shimmerz: Magenta

Here are some close-ups:
Look at all those shimmer on the flowers! Sooo yummy!! :)

Also added some micro beads on the gesso/sand mix.
After all the paints I like to give my projects an extra touch with gesso.
Randomly applied it to give it a softer look.

Enjoy your day! 
Ingrid xxx

maandag 16 juni 2014

love *Maja Design*

Hi there!
Today I want to share this fun project.
My oldest daughter asked me to scrap a photo of her and her boyfriend.
She choose these papers  and the colors to work with.
These wooden letters were just perfect for the two lovebirds!

For the letters I used the 1903 and 1946 papers from the Vintage Summer Basics collection.

The paper flowers were made with both Vintage Spring and Frost collection.
The big white flowers are from Prima.

The Dusty Attic flourish chipboard got a layer of gesso.

This piece of Dusty Attic chipboard was randomly gessoed.

This metal heart is from Action and the wooden flowers are from Pipoos, both Dutch stores.

Distressed all the edges.

Maja papers used:
6th of March and 7th of April

1903 and 1946

7th of December

Other products used:
Prima: resin, white flowers, wooden key
Dusty Attic: chipboard
Pipoos: wooden flowers
Action: metal heart

Wishing you all a wonderful day filled with lots of love!!
Ingrid xxx

woensdag 11 juni 2014

floor scrubber *Shimmerz*

Hi there Shimmerz friends!
Ingrid here today with another floor scrubber.
Made this one for the sweet cleaning lady, Lonneke, from my work.
These scrubbers are so much fun to make and all the beautiful Shimmerz products
 are just perfect to alter any OTP project.

Had a lot of fun playing with all the colors!

Used a lot of yummy Shimmerz for this one:
Coloringz: Mama sings the blues
Dazzelerz: Pucker Up Pink
Dazzelerz: Gummy Berry Blue
Dazzelerz: Dreamsicle
Dazzelerez: Sour Apple
Spritz: Bed of Roses
Vibez: Jeni B Blue
Shimmerz: Bubble Gum
Shimmerz: Tickle me turquoise
Shimmerz: Magenta
Shimmerz: Green Olive

Here are some details:
Looks like a mini garden, doesn't it?

All the flowers were also colored with Shimmerz.

Some chipboard for an extra touch.

Chipboard alphabet to make the name.

A touch of gesso to soften it up a little.

Enjoy your day! 
Ingrid xxx

maandag 2 juni 2014

altered alarm clock *Maja Design* -with tutorial-

Hi there Maja friends!
I'm having a fun project to share with you today!
An altered alarm clock with a photo -step by step- tutorial.
For this project I used all 4 Vintage Basics from Maja Design,
Vintage Spring, Vintage Summer, Vintage Autumn and Vintage Frost collection.
Those Maja collections work so well together!!

Let's start to alter this alarm clock!
The alarm got a coat of gesso first.

Tearing up some bits and pieces from all the paper collections.

Randomly glueing them on the clock with Mod Podge.

Also glueing the inside.

Love to play with all those little pieces!
These collections work perfectly together!

Those clocks always make a lovely extra touch to any project.
They come from the Autumn collection, No.XVI

Randomly added some clocks.

I used two ways to make my flowers,
A punch and a die from Spellbinders.

These little cuties were made with a punch.
I punched them three times and added a brad.
Crumbled them up and shaped the flower.

Also rolled some paper for an extra embellishment.

All done and ready to embellish!!

Between some mesh all the paper flowers.

Added some lace on one of the bells and around the side.

This metal piece is a part of a bracelet I had in my stash for awhile.

The beautiful big tulle flower is from 13 Arts.
Just love their fabric flowers!

The chipboard, the flourish, the key and the butterfly is from Dusty Attic.

And the final result!

The Vintage collections.
No. XII and No.XVI

7th of Dec.


7th of May

Hope you're also having a great time playing with Maja Design papers!!
Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx