Sunday, September 24, 2017

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Go with the flow
Force nothing
Let it happen...
trust that whichever way it goes
it's for the best.

Friday, September 22, 2017

background 73/100


Gosh, it has been a while since I've been here.
This time not only no action on my blog, but also in the craft room.
But I feel the tide is turning.

Still working on my background challenge,
still loving it,
because it is so freeing; 
I don't need to worry about what to create, 
what the finished piece needs to look like,....
And in some or even the most cases the outcome is almost a finished page.

Here you can see some step by step pictures of the creation of background #73:

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

background 72/100


With the next background I went a bit on the geometry tour.
I used some stencils, sprayink and acrylic paint.

Next I gessod all over it, knowing that the inks would spread.

In the lines I suddenly saw a big arrow, which I painted black,
this led to the arrow stamps, the stars are in the same set, hence the stars.

I gave it a nice glow with some gold interference paint. Hard to capture on photo though, but I think you can see a glimpse of it.
I'm not sure of the center image, thinking of a globe instead, we'll see how this ones evolves (probably I will need to do a follow up on the 100 backgrounds, 100 finished pages J)

Saturday, September 2, 2017

background 71/100


my 81th post this year,
one more already than all 2016,
next goal: 97 (posts in 2015)

I started out with just putting some random things on the page: 
collage with paper scraps and some stencilling

Next the acrylic paints came out to play

I like the yellow and the bold colors,
but they don't seem to work together very well,
so I obscured the bold lettering with a magazine clipping

better, after some more fiddling with oil pastels it looks like this

I see a silhouette of a face in the left corner (though not very visible on the picture)

background 70/100


It's been a while,
not that I've not been crafting,
just not been blogging.

My next background in the series is very grungy,
It started out with this black and white collage

and evolved into this

I think this would be a good base for a masculin card.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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I painted these rectangles with some leftover blue paint from previous page.
I chose rectangles in contrast with the circles from that page.

Colored the rectangles with a yellow and orange posca pen.

added some more color with acrylic paint and pattern with a background stamp.

some white acrylic paint and doodling to finish.

Monday, August 21, 2017

background 68/100

Hello and welcome,

With no clue on how to start the next backgound, 
I just grabbed the toiletrol that was on my desk and used it to stamp some circles on my page. 

I was thinking of the ocean so I colored some circles blue and in between the circles a different hue of blue.

The blank circles suddenly screamed yellow,
so I needed to silence that voice J

After some stamping, doodling and some white acrylic paint the background turned into this

Sunday, August 20, 2017

background 67/100


Wat do you think of this ethnic looking background?

I started by coloring in a stencil with a white crayon (= resist)
after wich I sprayed it with some Dylusions spray ink.
Lastly I added some black stencilling (one of my new ones I cut with my silhouette)

Saturday, August 19, 2017

background 66/100


For my next background I started out by stamping these tags all over the page:

I colored them with neocolor II and spritzed some water on the edge and let that drip

Sunday, August 13, 2017

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Doesn't this background just scream the sun??

materials used:

> sudoku puzzle out of a magazine
> pictures from nail polish out of the same magazine
> acrylic paint

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

WOYWW 427 - backgrounds 60-64/100

Goodmorning deskers,

My desk today is suprisingly clean and empty.

But there is a  good explenation for that:
we've just arrived from our summer holidays in the South of France and before we left I cleaned up a bit.
I also prepared myself a travel art kit, this time much bigger then last year as we were travelling by car and not by plane.

I did forget to take a picture from my table over there, but didn't forget to take one of the view

If this isn't inspirational I don't know what is.

I've managed to create backgrounds 60 to 64 in between all the hard work of swimming in the pool, visiting beautiful places, spending quality time with the family,....

It's been a while since I joined in, so I am looking forward to visiting the other desks again in between all the laundry. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

background 59/100


On the previous background I used purple paint of which I had put way too much on my palette, so instead of wasting it,I used it on my next background where I painted some circles with it. Same for the yelllow.

Added some stamping, collage and a border.

There is a lot of white space left for my doing.

Monday, July 24, 2017

background 58/100

Hi there

This was my "blank" page to start with

which I turned into this with some acrylic paint and a stencil

Looking at the pictures now I may have stopped here, 
but I added some white paint and the word "liefde" which means love in Dutch.
but I must say in real life it is better then on photo.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

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Hello there,

Taking time to smell the flowers

ensures that your day is blooming marvellous.

Today I would like to share with you a collage of flowers, acrylic paint, oil pastels and marker.

Friday, July 21, 2017

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The next background started out with just 2 pieces of underpaper and some blue acrylic paint

Doesn't it completely look like the ocean?
It did to me, so I added some turtles

used a stencil with a babywipe
and added some drips

Advice from the sea turtles:

swim with the current
be a good navigator
stay calm under pressure
be well traveled
think long term
age gracefully
and spend time at the beach

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

background 55/100


I had some black paint leftover from the previous page,
under the motto waste not want not I applied it on a blank page and worked from there to create this awesome page:

Monday, July 17, 2017

background 54


This page started with the cage stamp in the bottom right corner and evolved into this:

Bold orange lettering on black, contrasted with hot pink and some gold heatembossed accents.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

background 52+53


This page started out with a red blop of paint on it (you see,I never waist any paint, instead I smear leftovers on a new page)
I flipped through another National Geographic (seems to be a new hobby of mine) and collected some images that spoke to me and arranged them in a pleasing way:

Next I played around with some sprayinks from Lindy's Stamp Gang,
I must say I think I'm starting to like them, 
and some gold wax to finish it off:

On the opposite page I glued down the babywipe which I used to clear the excess sprayink and created some drips with the same colors, I also added some gold wax on the babywipe to tie it even more in:

Friday, July 14, 2017

background 51/100


I felt like coloring, so I colored blocks with neocolor II and activated them with a waterpen, some stamping and white paint on top and done.

I've created a tab on my blog with an overview of all the backgrounds, nice to see them all together and see how different some are.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

background 50/100


Here is background #50, yes that is wright, I'm halfway in the challenge:

What are my finding thus far:
Although the main goal of this challenge was to create every single day during 100 days and I wasn't successful in that it has not been a total waste.
I did create more frequently and more importantly I am creating more freely.
I am now able to start a page without any expectations, without a plan and let the project lead me,which is really liberating to me.

 I will do an overview of the pages thus far, so stay tuned.