Sunday, 30 September 2012

Frosted Designs - embossing challenge

Good morning!
I made this Tilda card for the frosted designs - friday challenge which was to include some embossing.  The background card is in fact an old Easter egg box; the colour inside is perfect for vintage cards.  The star die cuts are also embossed with copper and gold powders.  The top one with 'vanilla' powder - it smells really wonderful!!! Vanilla is definitely my favourite taste.
thanks for looking
Will be posting some more stuff soon, having a great crafting weekend!!!
Jolanda x

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

altered pages challenges

Altered Pages Challenges have a challenge to make a headdress!  So I came up with a steampunky style fascinator.
I thought the bottom curly bit looked a bit like a moustache so I stamped eyes in the pocket watches to make a face.
Here, the fascinator modelled by my daughter.
Thanks for visiting
Jolanda x

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Out There Festival 2012

 Here are a few photos from last weekend's Out there Festival -
a festival of street circus acts.
The first two photos are of Close Act - a Dutch act that specialise in doing things on stilts!!
They also walked around as insects

 This act Les Studio de Cirque did some amazing stunts on their Wheel of Death.

They were so good we saw their show 4 times!
Now all I have to do is scrap some of these great photos!!
Bye for now

Screen 2 Scrap - Villa Volta

Hi everyone, on this windy Sunday.  It certainly feels like the first day of Autumn now, the sun is low its windy and there's a chill in the air :(  Time to get out the scarves and gloves!
Screen to scrap's challenge this month is to make a layout with the poster of Last House on the left as inspiration.  A house must feature somewhere so I made this the photo.
I did lots of stamping and embossing with gold and copper powders. 
The story of this house is that it belonged to the leader of a band of thieves called Hugo Van Der Loonsch-duinen and (in short) he did some really bad things and is imprisoned in the house for eternity. 
The walls of the house turn and make you feel as if you are upside-down; not a good idea to go on this ride if you have just eaten chips and mayonnaise!!!
Thanks for looking
Jolanda xx