Design Team Intro | Angelique de Groot

We are really excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…


Angelique de Groot



I’m Angelique, 59 years of age. I’m Dutch, but live in the beautiful Belgian Ardennes (The French speaking part of the country). However, in Spring, me and my man move to the Netherlands, where we manage a small campsite throughout the Summer. Ever since I could hold a pencil I’ve been drawing, colouring and crafting, it keeps me busy in quiet times, happy in sad times and sane in mad times. I’m mainly a card maker and use all kinds of mediums to create. From colouring stamps with markers, pencils and watercolours, to more mixed media style techniques, with inks, stencils, gell plate and more. I have just started exploring the world of journaling.


Angelique is on our INSTA TEAM!


Follow Angelique: @craftsbylique


Angelique’s beautiful cards, wonderful use of inks in her backgrounds, and gorgeous colouring really stood out to us ♡





Angelique stamped the gorgeous heart with Versafine Clair ink onto 300 grs watercolour paper, then used red + orange Brushos with water to create colour bursts. When dry, Angelique brushed red and yellow Harmony inks through our INK SWIRLS stencil creating a wonderful effect in the background. Polychromos pencils were used to colour some of the details in the heart stamp, and a white gel pen was used for highlighting. To add some texture and shimmer Angelique added Glossy accents to some circles, and clear sparkle splashes all over it. The edges were distressed with black ink before matting and layering with black card onto a white 15x15cm white card base.



Supplies


heart stamp | grunge | mixed media



ink swirls stencil



Welcome to the team Angelique! We are very excited to work with you!



We will be back this evening with some awesome inspiration from another exciting designer who is staying on the team..


Have a great afternoon.

Helen + Mark xx



 

Heart Flowers | Birthday Card

Hi there! Happy weekend to you! We have Macarena here on the blog today with a gorgeous handmade Birthday card featuring our cute heart stamp as flowers…



 

I like out of the box ideas so my flowers are not “normal”.
It seems I got some weakness for this tiny heart stamp.

 

heart flowers | vase | stamps | Birthday card

I used Distress Oxides + water through the Time Tunnel stencil.



Stamped the hearts from the Accessorize set, and the vase and stems with black Archival ink.



I colored the hearts and highlighted them using oil pastels.


I added shading and background stamping, then stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment.
In the end I sprinkled the card with white paint.





Visible Image products used:


accessory stamps | heart | flower | wings | cupcake


daisy | flower | stamp | vase | smashed | break free


Happy Birthday | stamp | verse | sentiment | card making


inky | flower | stamp | mixed media | background | elements


time spiral | stencil

 

Have a nice day!




Wow! We love this! Your heart flowers look so striking against your delicate background, what a fabulous way to combine these stamps… thank you Macarena ♡

You will find more of Macarena’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.

 

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We will be back soon with more wonderful projects from our amazing team! And.. NEW stamps previews!!!

Stay safe and well, and have a lovely weekend!

Mark & Helen xx