Saturday, November 21, 2009

More Metal

It is so much fun to play with my new tools, molds and metal that I went a bit overboard. I metalized all the packaging tins that I could never throw away, and now they came in handy. The mini suitcases are from Maya Road chipboard shapes, the bigger rectangular ones are from Quickutz and the round one is from the Prima flowers. They are not perfect, but they are great little projects to practice my metal embossing skills.
TFL and have a great weekend!!! Bonnie

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Art Shadow Box

This is a lift of a project that Tim H and Sheryl D did at Ten Seconds Studio back in June. Inside the shadow box are 5 mini canvasses that I covered with old book and music paper and then inked with distress ink and embelished with idea-ology trinkets and vintage findings. The outside of the frame is decorated with embossed metal strips (see detailed photo's). TFL

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pretty in Purple

Another cruise picture. This LO is totally made of scraps. I also did some metal embossing. The stamps are Tim's. The flowers are from Michaels' floral department. The beautiful beads jewelry and the butterflies were sent to me by Mandy (Craftysprinkles). TFL

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My first canvas

In the Swirlydoos add-on kit of this month was an 8 x 8 canvas. At first I was a bit puzzled as to what to do with it, because I never worked on a canvas before, but there is always a first time.

This is what I did:
- Glue torn sheet music, decorative and old book paper with gel medium onto the canvas
- cover with a thin wash of gesso
- layer 1: paint some gesso on a piece of paper bag, then wrinkled it
- layer 2: a piece of an old napkin
- adhere photo, and embellish
- the metallic rose is made from grunge paper covered with aluminum repair tape from the hardware store and then colored with alcohol ink.

On the picture are my parents in law on their wedding day in 1946.

Thanks for stopping by! Bonnie

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tim & Mario

Just some LO's I did with pictures of Tim and Mario. TFL

Monday, November 9, 2009

Luv (Tralalala)

The title of this LO is a Dutch thing. Back in the seventies there was this group of girl singers called "Luv" and they had a mega hit whereby the chorus was tralala, and they always did this striking pose , and that is what this picture reminded us of. Anyhow, this is us again at the first formal night onboard the cruise ship. All the papers are 7 Gypsies from the Swirlydoos November add-on kit. I inked the doily with several colors distress ink, and sprayed the lace with Glimmer Mist. The flowers are made with my Sizzix. TFL

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Viva Mexico

Nike in Mazatlan. The LO is a lift from Jojo Noon's LO "Beauty" (link: TFL and have a great Sunday!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Good Life

After an inspiring class of Wendy Vecchi it was good to relax a bit on our stateroom balcony. We received a free bottle of champagne (yeah, our favorite drink!!!) because the ship had to make a detour to avoid tropical storm Patricia and we had to stay at sea for one more day (more scrapping time!!!). For this LO I used all scraps, except for the background paper (Websters Pages). I colored the bling with alcohol ink, the flowers are from Prima and the awesome stamps are, of course, Tim's. Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Friday, November 6, 2009


This picture was taken in Mazatlan, Mexico. It was the first port of call of our Artful Voyage cruise. The background papers, the lace, the big Prima flower and the vine are from the Swirlydoos November kit. The rest is from my stash. TFL

Thursday, November 5, 2009


This LO is made with Kaisercraft and TPC Studio papers from the Swirlydoos November Antique Linen kit. It is based on a LO of the very talented 2dogs. You can check out the beautiful original here: . The roses are made of grungepaper and cardstock. The picture is of Nike and me on our first day on board the cruise ship. The journaling says: Nike's suitcases are MIA, but we have champagne!!! Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


OK, so this is Nike and me in a photoshoot with a .... TIGER!!!! When we were in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico there was this fund raiser for a wildlife preserve, and of course Nike - animal lover as she is - insisted that our picture was taken with the tiger. There were 2 tigers - a cute little baby and a bigger one. Guess which one Nike picked.... So, what to do as a big sis??? The LO is a lift from IngridG's LO "Brighton" (link: At least that is how it was intended and how it started. But you know me, I can't stand empty white space on my LO, so I changed the background paper for a patterned paper. But then Ingrid has these 3 super cute seaguls on her LO, so I did 3 butterflies, and another 3, and another, well I guess I went a bit overboard with that. But now it looks as if the tiger is looking at the butterflies, and I thought that was cute too. TFL

Monday, November 2, 2009

Make Art

This is my sister, Nike, at the mega workshop of Wendy Vecchi during the last day of our Artful Voyage cruise. We were making a very cool inspiration board with a lot of grunge paper flowers. The LO is based on a sketch of Beggahuna. The title is, of course, Wendy's slogan.  I used a piece of cardboard, some chipboard and grungeboard alpha's, metal tape, alcohol ink and a sanding block. This is a new technique for me that I've never used before on my LO's. I'm submitting this LO for the Let's get Shabby Challenge No. 5. TFL and have a great week!

White with 1 November Challenge

This is my second entry as a CT member of White and 1 for their November challenge. Check it out and play with us! This month's criteria are white, apricot and Perfect in the title. On the picture is DSS and his girlfriend.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Wedding Bells

All of the papers except for the book and music papers are 7G from the Swirlydoos October add-on kit. Also the heart and the big butterfly are made from 7G papers. The flowers are from Prima and the butterflies are made from grunge paper and decorated with idea-ology trinkets. The photo is of the wedding of my parents in law in 1946. TFL
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