Monday, June 01, 2009

Two canvasses and an ATC trade.

I've been doing some creative stuff this past week, made this cute little 4x4 canvas.
Used Broken Chine crackle paint (Ranger) on the canvas, the little girl and wings are by Lisa's altered Art and so are the words. The flower comes from my stash and the bling brad is from the Dollarama. The stamp on the bottom is by Autumn Leaves, didn't work out quite the way I wanted it to, but hey, it looks kind of vintagy!
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This canvas I made for the black and white challenge for June at wijDUS, didn't mean to but realized I could use it cause the picture is black and white!
The man in the picture is my great-great-grandfather, who worked at the American Hotel in Amsterdam. I've reseized and printed out a newspaper clip (1927) which has a drawing in it, made by an artist who couldn't pay the bill and did that by making this drawing for my great grandfather. I so love the stories behind the pictures!
On the canvas are 3 colors of crackle paint, musicpaper and a bookpage, stamps by Inka stamps and Gel-a-tins. The letterstickers are by Karen Foster, and the corners bought at the Dollarama.

Here are some close-ups.

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At Stamping Fantasy there is an ATC tradegroup, and we trade ATC's every month. I just started last month, but I love this! Eventhough I don't have much stamps yet, I try to make the best of it!

The top row are the ATC's I've made for Jeanette, the bottom row are the ones she made for me! Aren't they gorgeous?
Ok, that's it for this post, have a great day and thanks for stopping by again!







7 comments:

Je@net said...

Wat een gave projecten Marjo! Dat kleine canvasje, zooooo super cute. De canvas voor wijDUS vind ik helemaal leuk, geweldig dat verhaal erachter!
Je ATCtjes zijn weer prima gelukt, errug mooi!

Paula said...

Good to see you back creating again. Lovely artwork.
It is so hard to complete projects when you work all day & then with the weather as gorgeous as it is here you don't want to be stuck indoors either!!!

scrappy jen d said...

Meis! Wat heb je er wwer iets prachtigs van gemaakt!
Ongelooflijk mooi! Heb zelf te weinig tijd om er eens lekker voor te gaan zitten! Het lijkt wel of de dagen en nachten steeds korter worden!
I NEED MORE TIME!!!!!
Ik denk wel eens: ik duik vijf weken onder of ik timmer mijn scrap-hol dicht, ha, ha!
Liefs en een big hug, Jen.

Cheryl Wray said...

These are all AWESOME...and I especially love the first one!!!

lauren said...

OMG!!! you get soooooooooo much done! i love *ALL* of these (jeanette's too!) and of course now i am DYING to make ATC's!!!!! (i always long to make whatever i'm not making right now, do you?!)

i think the one with your great-grandfather is my very very favorite...just because it is so completely personal and vintage and cool! (i'm telling you again: you are SINGLEHANDEDLY bringing back the black photo corner! in future this shall be known as the marjolein manoeuver!!!) ♥

Riet said...

Wowww Marjolein,wat een schitterend werk heb je gemaakt.

Liefs Riet.x

scrappermimi said...

These are gorgeous! I just love the rich blues!