30 mei 2014

'Be like a flower...'



A quote for the month of May: "Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun" - Kahlil Gibran.

I made a collage of several patterned papers and used pink glitter, a green pen for the word art, 3d flowers to complete this spread in my art journal.

4 mei 2014

'Celebrate freedom'

The fifth day of May it's 'Bevrijdingsdag' in the Netherlands. I made this spread in my art journal to commemorate all the men and women who fought for our freedom in World War II.


2 mei 2014

'Breathe'

I love the blue and green metallic colors and the silver glimmer mist I used to make these pages. Let me breathe the fresh air of spring!





'20 cards'



As you can see I have been productive with making cards. I made twenty in one day! I think I will give them as a birthday present,  in a nice box with 20 matching envelopes.  A lovely present, is n't it?



  

1 mei 2014

'The beauty of a rose'

Yesterday I started reading a book by dutch author Thera Coppens about princess Sophie van Oranje-Nassau (1824-1897) who married Carl Alexander von Saksen-Weimar-Eisenach. It inspired me to make this spread.
I used several glossy acryl paints and a lace stencil to make the pattern of the lace in white. I printed the text and distressed the words. I did the same with the picture of 'la mode illustrée'. 






'Blossom in April'

The month of April has been quite warm this year over here in the Netherlands. It seems to me as if my garden is blooming a month ahead in time.  Usually the trees blossom in May and now their blossom  is already gone and blown by the wind. My hydrangeas are growing rapidly, so  I'm waiting now for the white, pink and blue flowers to color my small garden.

I made this spread with a nice quote about 'blossom in April'.  It did n't quite turn out as I had in mind, but whatever…better next time.