Monthly Archives: June 2008

Irrisistable Crusade 21


Michelle’s newest crusade is on for almost three weeks. Seems as if I did not play. Not really true, but no time to update on my blog…. The crusade is about resists…. Hee, I like resistance (ooh you mean in arts and crafting… that TOO).

Let me show you what I made:

(1) is resist with gesso stamping and the green is made with embossing powder as a resist with distress ink

(2) is resist fluid on a stamp, let dry and inked with adirondack ink

(3) the D’s are made from rubbing wax over a plain paper and a brass embellishment underneath it

(4A and 4B) Using the resist fluid again and finishing it with heat transfered butterfly

(5) wax resist finished with adirondack ink

Okay, what do I like best?? The wax resist. Because it gives a more grungy look than all those other resists, and okay, the gesso is great too!

Because I LOVE to see what others make, I will show you some.

{edited: This journalpage is a tribute about my 15 year relation with my husband: Time flies. We give each other so much, including being yourself and doing what you like! (in hobbies, not the other thing!) I journal, he enjoys playing the guitar. LOVE YOU RICHARD!}

This is the heat transfering tool. Great and fast way to transfer laser printed images.


Finally finished…


Finally I finished my 2007-overall-scrapbook-year (I scrapped the summer holidays, but wanted also other moments and events captured). Actually I told myself I could not start scrapping our Disney trip until this 2007 thing was done. I mean: when EVER would I finish it then???

When I started (jan. 2008, SIGH) , I thought I would make a zutter book of it. So I used 8 by 8 inch black paper. But working on it, I forgot about the wholes to be made for a zutter book… I worked too close on the edges. If I would make a zutter book of it, the wholes would ruin a lot of my photo’s.

I made a cover from package material leftovers and scrap paper. It came out really nice (left picture)! But when I found a photo of my kids and a little friend, taken on the moment they litterally jumped into 2007, I had to put it on the cover. Thanks to Ali Edwards words: IT’S OKAY (from her last book Life artist, follow this link ) I glued the photo on the cover. Because HEE isn’t that a great moment to HAVE?!

Instead of binding the papers in any way, I choose to put the scrap pages in some sort of envelope idea.

And I also finished the last pages, so I can start with my 500+ pictures from Disney. No, no deadlines, FIRST START!!! By the way, I love to play with digital scrapping for papers, words and photo’s. But for me, the tactile feeling of a page with an actual photo on it, ribbons, bling and other stuff wins.