At last! Bubbling!

At (Marit’s Creative) Summer camp we are exploring simple pleasures, like marshmallows, camp fires, ghost stories, techniques and prompts. Here’s the result of me happily playing with food colourings, baby shampoo and a straw!

A girl can never have too many colourful backgrounds for ATCs, postcards, etc. 😉

I’m going to Summer Camp! Yay!

My Dutch blog friend and art teacher, Marit, is running a summer camp for arty folks, and registration is now open…


It’s a snip – 3 months of fun for a mere 15 Euros… that’s less than £5.00 a month, and look what she says about it:

You are creative …
You love mixed media…
You are a scrapbooker, an art journaler, an artist …
You’re looking for people with the same passion …
You like to share your experiences …
You’re looking for inspiration …
You want to learn new techniques …
You want to stretch your limits …

Welcome to my paper world – the place where you can play, experiment, imagine, fantasize and try new techniques!

Marit’s Paper World offers online workshops for anyone interested in art journaling and scrapbooking. This is your chance to learn new techniques, stretch your imagination and look at possibilities with fresh eyes! You learn to look with a different perspective to the world around you and to find inspiration from even the smallest things.

So, you can see what fun there will be. I am really looking forward to popping into the Dutchies’ side and seeing what they’re all up to and how they interpret challenges, etc. I think this is going to be like going on an Art-Holiday and I already love Marit’s style and sense of humour, so I have treated myself to an affordable summer online workshop that lasts 3 months, with no rigid schedule, just lots of fun and new “stuff” to do, play with and learn about… Just click on the Button for more info.  Registration is now open and we start officially on June 1st. !! 🙂

Why am I taking this one? I think because I’d like to return to doing some scrapbooking again, now and then; I’d like to learn and share more art journalling techniques and see what inspiration I am overlooking in my day-to-day life…  I also want a camera so I am going hunting for competitions to try and win myself one – wish me luck!! 😉

Where are you spending your summer months then? 😉

 

 

“Ethnic” and very colourful post!

I liked the theme at TMTA this week – Ethnic… and I have used some great Tribal-style stamps for this ATC. The background is brayered paint and I stitched the tribal figure to the ATC and added a few strands of suitably ethnic fibres to frame the ATC. By twisting the fibres slightly, I was able to “couch” them more easily (Scatter, are you listening? For when you dust off your sewing machine!!!)

suitably ethnic and full of fibre 'o)

The stamps are from Home Impressions. Love ’em! And also from The Netherlands today, the most delightful, nay, colourful, envelope and collaged card… from my good (blogging) friend Marit!

The front

The back

The wondrous collage...

I am such a lucky teddy!! All I did was send her a pair of “wristies” because she’s such a chilly-bird! 🙂

By the way, Marit’s also got a 2-month online workshop called Summer Camp coming soon (registration’s already open) and as soon as I have my 15 Euros put to one side, I am signing on! It’s even multi-lingual – a Dutch speakers room and an English speakers room, but a joint gallery, so we can all share the art-love! I think it’ll be a great summer camp – and there won’t even be any insects to worry about! 😉