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Monday, May 30, 2011

MY GRAFICO Steampunk #98

Lindsays stamp stuff has gone and done it again …steampunk is so in these days along with vintage…they so go together and is unbelievably popular..just look what she has for you to work with today…stop buy and check the rest of Lindsays stuff out

image   this is what I did with it and tfl…

MYG LSS steam punk 2011 May (a)

Sunday, May 29, 2011


May 2011 ADFD challenge #19 (1) (a)

 Blue Lady        She is a freebie from ADFD called the Blue Lady to use in the challenge pop in and grab yours while you can HERE

And now for this week's challenge! To play you MUST use an image by A Day For Daisies! Tammy has generously provided a freebie for you, but any ADFD will be fine. Please link your entries no later than 12 noon PST on Thursday, June 9th, 2011. Remember to use our challenge ~ BLACK/WHITE/+ONE COLOR! Any entries linked that do not use an image from ADFD will be deleted. You can click on the freebie image above to enlarge it, then right click on it to save to your desktop.

May 2011 ADFD challenge #19 (a)   TFL and hope to see you at the challenge.

Friday, May 27, 2011

CropStop challenge #21

Complimentary Colors is the Cropstop challenge …
This week we challenge you to use your Copics markers (or any other coloring tools) to show us some complimentary colors.
Complimentary colors are pairs of colors that are of “opposite” hue in some color model (like the color wheel). Complementary colors create more interest when used together in a project.

this is my take by using Orange and navy-blue

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Here is a sneak peak of some vintage prints you just might like to get your hands on so stop by Becky's blog HERE while they are still there for the taking...tfl and of course just love the peeping too...

Monday, May 23, 2011

Flower Tutorial by Paulien van den Bosch

Paulien’s tutorial can be found HERE so stop by and have a look at other projects she has to offer…tfs
Flower tutorial

How come, doing this tutorial:
A few friends and I were chatting away, when it was Romy who pointed us
at the new uploaded projects of Ingvild Bolme
and Romy esp pointed out, the flowers Ingvild used on her cards. Because she loves them to pieces!!! So... I went off to Ingvild her blog and started searching for these flowers, cause Romy said.... Ingvild had something to do with designing these Gorgeous Corine Collection flowers. Me.... who loves creating flowers, thought of using baby-wipes for the petals, and that is... how this tutorial came to life.
Anyway... here's what you need:
supplies needed: baby-wipes - aluminium foil - brayer - Gesso - distress inks (any color you want) - Puffy paint - crackle paint (I used peeled paint) - heatgun - thread (you might wanna use some waxcoated thread) - scraps of cardstock - hot glue gun - tweezer - black acrylic paint - glimmermist or iridescent medium.
Before you can get to work:
Take a baby wipe and let it dry completely, before you color it.
You can color it with distress inks or mists, what ever you want.
After coloring, let it airdry.
Take a piece of aluminium foil and add a medium layer of gesso to it

Get your colored babwipe and place it over the layer of Gesso.

Get another piece of aluminium foil and place it over it. Kinda like sandwich it between the layers of aluminium foil. Brayer it. (yes.... mine is not a fancy

now get your 1 side coated baby wipe off of it and let it dry completely.
here comes the fun part:
You can now start cutting your petals.
I fold my baby wipe a couple of times, before cutting.

Get your puffy paint out and add it to your petals, let it air dry for an hour or so

Take your heatgun out and heatset the puffy paint.

You might want to use your tweezer to hold the petals. If you heat it just a LITTLE longer the petals will start shaping a bit. Don't heat it too long, or your petal will burn.

For the stamen I used regular thread, (wax coated is perfect for this) which I cut in pieces. Dip the ends
in a mix of puffypaint and, color of your choice, crackle paint. (I used peeled paint)
heatset the ends of your thread.

repeat this step for as many stamen you want ( I used 5 pieces of thread, which give me 10 tiny stamen)

Cut 2 small circles. don't need to be perfect. and punch a hole in one of them.

Get a couple stamen together, and stick them through a little circle of cardstock.

Glue the ends at the bottom

Place another little cardstock circle on top.

You have now created your base for you flower. (you may want to cut the ends, that are sticking out)

Now glue your petals to your base.
first layer:

second layer:

You can add some dimension... by glue-ing a row of pearl strand first to the base,
something like this:

You can give your flower a light shimmer by using glimmermist or like I did, using some Iridescent medium.

The little black spots on the petals:... I made, using my tweezer, dipping it in black acrylic paint.

and your done!! Aren't they cute??
Hope you have fun with them.
I'll be back tomorrow, to show you a layout on which I used these babies!!!

posted by Paulien van den Bosch op 22:42 21 comments

new flowers

these are inspired by Ingvild Bolme her
Corine Flower Collection,

and by Romy... how???
I'll tell tomorrow, when I post my step by step tutorial.
here some close ups:

like I said... I'll post a photo tutorial tomorrow
hint:..... you might wanna get some baby-wipes.

Pauliens blog can be found HERE


image  This Tudor Rose stamp set is beautiful just what all the girls would love for a card or scrap page…Our Designer: Mels Brushes shows us so many digi’s to share and create with stop in and see what other beauties she has…tfl

MYG Melsbrushes Tudour rose May 2011 (a)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Challenge #20: Tic... Toc...Tic... Toc...

This week's CropStop Challenge is.... an ATC using "Time" as the theme. Clocks, etc. ATC's are 2 /12 x 3 1/2 inch trading cards to be "swapped" with your crafting friends! We want to see you "make the time" to create one too!

This is so cool I just did some of these for a swap and so happy I can share it with you …and join in the challenge as well…tfl…
ATC challenge for Crop Stop #20 (a)this is my ATC...I also made a matching envy.tfl

These are the ones the gals did from Stampin Canada swap cool huh TFL
ATC swap from SC 2011(a)
1. by Barbara G… 2. by Catwomen…3. by Lynne…
4. by Debbie H…5. by Wendy C… 6. by Donnalee
check out there blogs some pretty awesome stuff there…

Monday, May 16, 2011


We have the Little Mermaid digi created by Designer: JD Digi Designs

She was a lot of fun to pay with and this designer ha so much more to offer stop by MYG and check all the designers out…

MYG JWS mermaid May 2011 (a)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Day For Daisies challenge #18

imageLook at this awesome sketch we get to use for this weeks challenge @ A Day For Daisies

And this free digi for all to use in there challenge just another way to keep our creative minds working…and what a great way to say thanks for joining in on the site and what’s happening around there…


This is what ADFD has to say about todays challenge…

We have a special treat for today's challenge, a delectable sketch provided by Jen Shults, owner of Deconstructed Sketches! Not only is she a super talented sketch artist, she's an amazing crafter as well! We are so thankful to her for providing us with such an awesome sketch to play with ~ thank you Jen!

And now for this week's challenge! To play you MUST use an image by A Day For Daisies! Tammy has generously provided a freebie for you, but any ADFD will be fine. Please link your entries no later than 12 noon PST on Thursday, May 26th, 2011. Remember to use the sketch! Any entries linked that do not use an image from ADFD will be deleted. You can click on the freebie image below to enlarge it, then right click on it to save to your desktop.

One lucky winner will see her project here on the blog, as well as the main ADFD site and will also win a digi of her choice from the shop!


this is my take for the challenge …tfl…

ADFD May 14 2011 challenge #18(a)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Challenge #19 Copic’s

This weeks is about creating Highlights and shadows using your copics or other coloring mediums.  Michelle has been showing a few tutorials explaining how to create a realist look using shadows and highlights.  CropStop is highlighting Copic markers for the entire month of May. Use Copic markers on your projects during the month and CropStop will randomly select one winner from the month's total entries to receive this Copic Prize Package!

I have a few copics and like them with the great tutorial on them I think I just like them a bit ore…who knows if I win some I will create a Picasso using them LOL…well maybe not  BUT I CAN DREAM CAN’T I?

So come by CropStop you never know enter and there just might be a big surprise for you at the end of the week…tfl


Playing with copic markers

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Natural Beauties

Designer: Lil Ellaboudy Design at My Grafico this group of wonderful digi's is called Natural beauties just click on the name and like magic your there ...tfl...

Basic color wheel

Basic color wheel

Virtual Kitty