Monday, April 16, 2018

13arts challenge layout

Hello everyone,

today I have for you a layout which I have created for the current challenge

at 13arts.

They have a beautiful mood board with rich colors.

Here is the mood board for you:

Here is the link to 13arts : 13arts

A few months ago I started with a new scrapbook layout series:

"women around the world.This challenge mood board got me back to

create a new layout. Thank you Anguree for your inspiration and for the mood board.

At the beginning of my new series, I still glued young women faces on my layouts,

but I quickly came to the conclusion that it looks good but not good enough for me.

I wanted to tell stories  and stories are not on model faces but only on older ladies.

There is nothing more beautiful than a happy old face. I`ve always thought that getting older has

something positive. Since I crossed the 50 years mark, I feel relax and positive too!!

Now my life is filled with happiness, love and respect for each other. I also know that many people

do not have this luck...I am very grateful for everything I have...

"women around the world"

She is so beautiful, right??

I used for this page:

13arts clear gesso, Ayeeda mist in chalk woodbine, chalk dark brown , pearl old gold

Ayeeda ink gold and black pastel mist.


Archival Ink, Black gesso, carabelle studio stamp, AALL&CREATE stamp,

Hobbyshop Sandra stencil Nr. 174.

My dear blog reader, thank you so much for your visit today.

Until next time.


Saturday, April 14, 2018

April DT layout for Scrap FX Australia with video tutoria

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my April DT post for Scrap FX Australia.

Here is the link to: .scrapfx.

Fallen by an April rainstorm and dying on the grass

whispered the tulip her secrets like glass wind-chimes. ( Heike)

this quote written by me inspired me for a mixed media layout

with a tulip photo. The Dutch national flower.

At the moment April lets see what April has to offer:

 Storm, sun and rain also a little bit of snow.

I love this month: so much energy from mother nature.

April is also the birthday month of our second son Joshua, my lovely

mother-in-law and our king.

So much to celebrate but anyway... here is my page...

I used for this layout the products from Scrap FX Australia:

Boho Arrow Border

Polygonic stencil

Art Phrase stencil

Lace A Loops stamp

Harlequin Stamp

Grunge Alphabet stamp

Fancy Feather stamps

Buttons B Script stamp

Round & Round stamp

Captured Memories MINI

also the products:

watercolor paper 30 cm x 30 cm,
Lindy`s stamp gang spray: urban amethyst and hi maintenance magenta.
Archival Ink, magenta hue.
Different Colors Ink, roots.
StazOn Ink, gothic purple.
Distress Ink, dusty concord and wilted violet.
Alcohol Ink, purple twilight.
Gouache, deep gold.
Ecoline Nr. 100
Prima black gesso and modeling paste.
Galeria, white gesso.
Jane Davenport, washi tape.

I hope you will enjoy my video tutorial.

So my dear blog readers that was it for today.

Maybe you have fun and time for my second blog post for Scrap FX Australia

at the end of April. Then you are more than welcome.

Until then....



Sunday, April 1, 2018

More Than Words April challenge DT layout

Good morning my dear blog readers

and welcome to my second post for today.

on the challenge blog from More than Words is the new challenge now online..

Here is the link to: morethanwordschallenge

I would like to invite you to be creative with us. We have an interesting challenge for you

with the theme: Nature and Animals...

Here are our rules: Please, read the rules exactly to be eligible for one of our prizes.


Our Prizes: Magenta, Pion Design, 2Crafty, Lindy`s, 49 and Market and and and...

For this challenge I took a photo of our Africa trip.

Wild beast of Africa....

I used for my mixed media  layout :
Prima marketing paper, fairy rhymes collection
BoBunny, noteworthy.
Scrap FX Australia chipboard, Nature
Lindys Spray, Yellow Rose of Texas, Freaky Franken Lime, Bells of Ireland Green.
Art stones, medium and small.
Prima marketing modeling paste.
Transferfolie, mint green.
Accent Scrapbooking, badge funny moment from Kareen Dion.
Viva Decor rust paste.
Darkroom door, Essentials 7 collenction stamps.
Archival ink, sephia.
Memory box metal DIE.
Ecoline Nr. 100

Maybe you will join in this month?

Maybe you need more inspiration?

Then let yourself be inspired by the whole team of More Than Words...

I wish you all a nice Easter weekend and a wonderful start of the

new month.

Thanks for stopping by ....

xoxo Heike

Scrap The Boys April DT member work ...

Hello and Happy Easter my dear blog readers,

now it is April... time flies so fast...

in my garden spring is slowly starting, and when I do a hike in the woods with our dog at

midday, you realize how much power the sun is already having.

The birds are singing and also the first bumblebees and butterflies are flying...

The outdoor activities can start... such as cleaning the garden furniture...grrrr

But before I start cleaning the garden furniture...I would like to show you my new

DT member layout for the April challenge by Scrap The Boys.

Here is the link to the blog from : scraptheboys.

This month we have the theme "geometric shapes on the layout"


I think this is a great challenge that actually asks for a 2D layout

to bring the geometric shapes to the foreground!!

I used Cocoa Vanilla Paper "love always"

also distress ink in mustard seed and faded jeans, posca black and white pen,

Tim Holtz sticker and stencil.

Maybe you would like to join in for this April challenge??

But you need more ideas and inspiration for your layout??

Please, then let yourself be inspired by the whole team from Scrap The Boys

and our winner guest designer layout, Esther Peck

Now dear scrapbook friends there is a very special prize to win this month....

Cocoa Vanilla Studio are offering a gift voucher for our Australian winner.

and our international winner will be offered a guest designer spot in May.


Here is the link to the website from :


I hope you feel a little bit inspired,

Thanks for reading my blog post .

Enjoy your Easter weekend.

xoxo Heike

Monday, March 26, 2018

postcard for the challenge by MTW

Good morning everyone,

it`s about a good month that we made a change in the Facebook mini challenge group

by More Than Words. Now postcards are left too in the size 10 cm x 15 cm.

I´m a big fan of homemade postcard in 2D style.

The challenge rule is the same. We must see the "word" from the month on your project.

This is my postcard from the February mini challenge with the word " come".

I used a standard black cardstock card as base.

My background paper is Ranger special stamp paper which I cut to

9,5 cm x 14,5 cm. Many different Distress Oxide and Distress Inks also Distress Paint

give a harmony as I like it !! Stamp and stencil work, doodles with a black and white

Posca pen and a lovely photo images from Tim Holtz complete the whole thing to

a small work of ART!!

I also brought my DT member postcard for the March month

to life in this way. Our challenge word is "warm"...

According to the calendar, we have spring here in Europe...

But the nature has not really responded to it !! At night we still get minus temperatures here.

I wanted to plant the first spring flowers outside so it looks a bit festive for Easter....

but I think that I wait a little bit...  "stay warm" is a perfect title for this postcard

and the title fits well with the weather here in The Netherlands.

Here is the link to MTW: morethanwordschallenge

Thank you for reading today my post.

Bye for now.


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Art Journal

Hello my dear blog readers,

I started weeks ago with my new 15 cm x 15 cm mini art journal

pages. Inspired by Rach0113 on YouTube.

Still I love this size and my collection fashion children photos

get finally a lovely place.

This art journal page is inspired by the March "pick a stick challenge"

on Facebook. The color challenge was: pistachio and grey.

and the steps are: sprinkles, stencil, letter, heat, dark and snowflakes.

I used: Distress oxide in cracked pistachio and Distress ink in hickory smoke.

Prima black gesso. Ecoline Nr. 100. Gold embossing powder. Tim Holtz stencil

and stickers. The crafters workshop stencil. WOW white embossing powder.

For this beautiful girl I created a doodle background. That was the challenge from Rach0113.

I love to experiment with colors. The warm yellow/gold color in contrast to the cold color

gives a stunning effect.

I used for this art Journal page: Prima Acrylic paint in fresh orange and gold rush.

And for the doodles black, white and red wine Posca pen.

The sticker is from Tim Holtz.

Here is the blog from Rachel: artfulevidence

Thank you very much for reading my blog post today. I really appreciate it!!

Maybe I could inspire you a bit??...

Than leave me a comment behind so that I can also look over your blog post.

Bye for now...

xoxo Heike

Saturday, March 24, 2018

DT team work March for Scrap FX Australia with video tutorial

Hello everyone,

after three weeks of illness I am back .....

I am having two art journals for you, one postcard and one page for the special photo

book of Joshua. I hope that I can inspire you a little bit with my dt team projects.

Slowly spring is beginning to catch on here, that led me to create a little bit with

bright colors. The month theme at Scrap FX  is: numbers and letters.

I used from Scrap FX:

Polygonic stencil

Script transparency

Loopy Script stamp

larger image Grunge Alphabet stamp

Buttons B Script stamp

John & Harry stencil SMALL

my art journal pages..

I also have a video tutorial for you ...over 
a new page for the photo book of Joshua.

These pages are 2D and easy to follow .
I played along with the new Distress Oxide and the special stamp paper from Ranger. 
Distress Oxide fossilized amber, mermaid lagoon, spiced marmalade. Archival Ink, monarch orange.

You are awesome...

And finally I made a postcard as inspiration...

Here is the Link to: scrap FX
Thank you so much for visiting.
Have a nice day.

13arts challenge layout

Hello everyone, today I have for you a layout which I have created for the current challenge at 13arts. They have a beautiful mood bo...