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Making Artist Trading Coins the easy way

artist trading coins

Last year they were suddenly there and everybody seemed to be immediately hooked to them: the Artist Trading Coins! I had never heard of such thing and had no idea what it was. But I follow a Dutch lady on Facebook, who is a true crafting expert with long years of experience. She explained how she did it. At first ...

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Extended Denim Saturdays project

Denim Saturdays

Remember my blog about the Studio Light Denim Saturdays layout I’ve made? Well yesterday I’ve been playing with paint and ink to make a background for it, so I could keep it in my A4 size ‘Art by Marlene’ Journal (also from Studio Light). Because I was just playing around for my own fun, I didn’t write down the materials ...

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Layout with new Denim Saturdays collection

Happiness is...

Earlier this week I’ve shared my unboxing video with you, with my new craft supplies. Today I’ll show you my first layout, made with several items of the Studio Light Denim Saturdays collection. Wow, this collection is really C-O-O-L… in capitals! I started with an uncommon background, since I’ve used the back card of one of the background stamps haha. ...

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Challenge from ‘De Duif’ this summer: the sequel

challenge

Filled with enthusiasm I started the challenge that Dutch art supplies store Hobbycompleet De Duif announced for this summer. However, what I could have known, but hadn’t really given enought thought, was that during the summertime the temperature in our house rises to extremes. We’ve got a couple mobile air conditioners  to keep temperatures in the living room and our ...

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Adventure… come along on a mixed media trip!

adventure

Fall is here, summer’s over. Thankfully the weather is still nice where we live in Southern Spain. Like today, with a blue sky and 26 degrees Celcius on the thermometer. Just like the previous summers here, it was nearly unbearable to do something creative in my studio. On the real warm summerdays temperatures rise easily to 35 °C and I ...

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Art journal and coloring book, color while traveling

art journal

I’m going on vacation and take along… The last couple of weeks have flown by. Obviously because of the time consuming nurturing of Scruffy (see my previous blog), but also because our family visit and short vacation in the Netherlands. And in those weeks I didn’t do much in my art journal. It was way too hot for that, in ...

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Summer challenge with hobbyshop ‘de Duif’ – Week 1

summer challenge 1

Today I ran into something fun on Facebook. At Hobbycompleet De Duif they started the Summer Challenge today! (They are one of my favorite art supplies stores in the Netherlands) So, summer challenge it is. Which means that you’ll get an assignment every week for several weeks in a row. Every assignment must be done on one and the same ...

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