Friday, June 23, 2017

background 39/100


Luckily the temperatures dropped with 10°C compared to yesterday, much better!

My next page already had some blue paint on it from a previous project.
I felt like doing some fingerpainting, 
so I DID!

Next I chose this image from an advertisement for sunglasses because of the blue background,
out came the orange and some bold black numbers stencilling.
But now the fingerpainting didn't fit in with the rest,
no problem,
I just folded the page.

I added some butterflies and the quote:
Art is not a mirror to reflect the world, but a hammer with which to shape it.
I totally screwed up her mouth, don't quite know what the opportunity here is but hopefully it will appear soon.

When I will create the next background I will need to take into account that a portion will become part of this page.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

background 38/100

Hello and welcome in the sauna,

I am slowly melting away, we are currently experiencing a heatwave here in Belgium, with temperatures up to 35°C today.
My studio is up in the attic, so needless to say it is a sauna up there, so I grabbed a few supplies and found me a place in the shade to create background #38

Friday, June 16, 2017

background 37/100

Hello and welcome,

Still doing backgrounds? I hear you ask.
Well, yes I am.
And no,  I am not getting fed up with them.
Because how I see it is I can start a page without a plan, 
without the expectations of a finished page, 
I can just play and see where it leads me,
and that is exactly what art should be.

Here are step by step pictures of background #37:

piece of scrapbookpaper and some washi tape.

added some color with ecoline watercolors.

added images from a napkin.

subdued everything with some white and gold acrylic paint.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

background 36/100

Hello and welcome,

Background #36 started with some pieces of homemade washitape (done with the gelli plate)

this tape divided the page into lines which led me to painting these colorful stripes

I added some stamping, colored in the circles and made them all shiny with glossy accents

And maybe, just maybe, I should have stopped here,
but I had so much fun with texture tools and scribbling,
I just couldn't stop.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

WOYWW 419 - background 35/100

It seems that I’ve only blinked with my eyes and we are already 3 weeks further.
I haven’t been crafting because I had a lot of going on at work and at home,
 I know, I know, this shouldn’t be an excuse but…
2 weeks ago my son made a nasty fall with his new bike, he flew over his steering wheel with his face on the street (needless to say that that was traumatizing both for him and me),
Spent the rest of the evening in the hospital where the outcome was a damaged face and 2 chipped tooth, glad to say that in the meanwhile his face has healed and the dentist did a terrific job on his teeth, you can’t see a thing.

So yesterday was the first time I sat down at my desk

where I made the start on background #35.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

background 34/100

I can not believe almost 2 weeks already have passed since I've last blogged.
I know the purpose of this challenge is to create each and every single day,
but for me this seems to be unfeasible, sometimes life just gets in between.
Maybe I should try harder to benefit more from this exercise,
but I'm enjoying it and I am crafting more then the first quarter of the year, so it is paying off.

I started with some random things: 
dictionary pages, musicnotes stamp, some washitape and this fun footsteps stamp:

I added some patterned paper, color and call it done for now:

Thursday, June 1, 2017

background 33/100 - life is an opportunity

Life is an opportunity
Be free
not in a cage
not even in a golden one

My page started with yellow and brown paint on it,
leftovers from another project.
Then I started adding...

and adding...

...and kept on adding until I was satisfied with the result.
(I believe this is a finished piece rather then a background)

Sunday, May 28, 2017

background 32/100

Creating outside is influencing the outcome, don't you think?

It all started with a piece of a gelli print
and evolved further and further:

Thursday, May 25, 2017

background 31/100

In my overflowing box of scraps I found this piece of tissuepaper which called to me to be used on this background.
So I glued it down, while glueing it down I noticed the neat color transfer so I shifted the tissuepaper to the right.

I added some collage elements out of the box and some stamping.

some coloring with oil pastels and some mail inspired washi tape.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WOYWW 416 - background? 30/100


Today is Wednesday, awalys a good day 
middle of the week 
and more importantly WOYWW day and a special one today, the 8th anniversary, congrats Julia!!!
On top of that, I'm on the verge of a long weekend,
and the weather is fabulous, this Sunday up to 30°C.
So my desk is still set outside

my box with a selection of supplies is getting fuller and fuller each time :-)

While my son was playing in his new swimming pool I created this "background", 
I think it is more a finished page already,
just need to add some words, a quote and done.

I always like to see the progress a page makes, so here it is

Can't promise it will be today that I'll visit, but definitely somewhere in the next coming days.

Monday, May 22, 2017

background 29/100

I just cut a piece of the paper that lies on my desk to somewhat protect it,
glued it on to my page

and transformed it into this

I call this background #29

Sunday, May 21, 2017

background 28/100

Here is a quick, simple background:

some booktext, spraying (which the camera for some reason doesn't pick up very good) and stencilling through a vintage clock stencil.
Have a lovely day!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

background 27/100

Background #27 started out with spraying a word stencil which I cut with the Silhouette Cameo, 
can you believe the intricity and detail it can cut??

Next I added some images from a papertissue (I could never use such a pretty tissue to blow my nose,  no, I bought this intentionally for crafting) and a KaiserKraft stamp in the top left corner.

This background was made earlier this week, but I thought it wasn't finished enough to share, then I reminded myself today that it is only meant to be a background.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

background 26/100

This challenge is succeeding in it's purpose.
I wanted to create more and I am definitely doing that, 
perhaps not every single day, 
because sometimes life just gets in between me and my crafting,
but as you can see at the increase of blog posts a lot more than in the beginning of the year.
It is also teaching me to go with the flow,
I do not need a plan upfront, 
let one thing lead to another. 
And that is exactly what happened with this background.

Here you can see the evolution:

It all started simply with taping down some masking tape;
which led me to color them with some oil pastels;
added some scraps out of my box;
and colored the remaining white space with some acrylic paint
then the oil pastels came out again to play, 
they are by far my favorite supply at the moment.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

WOYWW 415 - background 25/100

Goordmorning all and what a glorious morning it is.
Today we will be reaching temperatures above 25°C! (tomorrow rain and much colder of course)

Because it is wednesday it is time to show you my desk

it looks a bit different you say,
see what's missing?
Yes, my son's desk. We used it past weekend for his party, will be back in place later today.
And yes, also missing it seems is some action on my desk.
well, I must say on this desk, because with the nice weather I grabbed some supplies and moved outside.

where I've created background #25:

Because I'm one quarter of the way, I thought it was appropriate to show an overview:

I like the fact that they are all so very different.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

background 24/100

We are still having beautiful weather, so I grabbed some supplies and headed outside again. 

In the past I was very reluctant to do that, because I thought I had to drag out everything I own, but it is so freeing to grab just a few supplies and create with them.

I first glued down some papers out of my scarpbox (doiley, openfolding rose, circles)
Added some stamping to the page.
Then ran back inside because I just needed my oil pastels,
ever since I started using them last week I'm addicted to them,
love the soft effect I can create with them.
The dancing man silhoutte is not glued down yet, I think I will color and shade him first. 

Today will also be a beautiful day,
so more crafting outside I think,
make sure to come back to see what I've made.

Friday, May 12, 2017

background 23/100

I started out with a spiderweb-like drawing which I colored using oil pastels.
(rediscovered them past week and enjoy using them)

On my desk is a whole pile of strips of paper with circles punched out,
so I glued one of them asymmetrical down over the center black hole.

Next I had some fun with shading the circles, squirting paint and splattering ink.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

WOYWW 414 -background 23/100

Here is this week's shot from my desk
(and yes Sharon,good spotting from you last week, I did take this standing on my chair, I know, not that safe, but it does give a nice overview, doesn't it?)

What can be seen on my desk?
my handy turntable with scissors, pens, pencils, gluesticks
also some paints, markers, a heating tool, water, palette AND also this box filled with?? Yulia, , these aren't lip balms,  
they are in fact playcolor posterpaint sticks.

Also on my desk is background #23

Although I must say that this is staged, 
because in fact I created this in the garden.
Like this weekend I grabbed a box, put in some supplies and headed outside.
Here you can see our (me and my son) set-up.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a fantastic week.