From the weekend | Art Specially 2015

Marsha Valk | Scrapbookzolder at Art Specially

Art Specially 2015 in Nijkerk was a blast! Birgit Koopsen and I spent all weekend make ‘n taking at the Scrapbookzolder stand.

At Birgit’s table participants could make a Gelli Plate print with her brand spanking new Carabelle Studio stamps:

Marsha Valk | Scrapbookzolder at Art Specially

At my table it was all about spritzing with Letraset ProMarkers and NeonMarkers and the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer and (almost) no cutting in craft sheets:

Marsha Valk | Scrapbookzolder at Art SpeciallyOn Saturday night, there were workshops at the adjacent hotel for the guests that had booked for the entire retreat.

Birgit taught her Gelli Plate printing techniques in an hour-long workshop:

Marsha Valk | Scrapbookzolder at Art Specially

And I tried really hard to teach how to make fun backgrounds with Letraset ProMarkers and NeonMarkers:

Marsha Valk | Scrapbookzolder at Art Specially

The hours flew by! In fact: the entire weekend went by way too fast! It’s so weird that something you’ve been looking forward to for many months is suddenly over!

I saw and spoke to a lot of familiar faces and I’m terribly sorry I still missed so many of the people who I know where there too!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hi and/or took the time to take the make ‘n take or the workshop: you’ve made my weekend!

Special thanks to the wonderful people at Scrapbookzolder for having me!

And finally: thank you Birgit for your lovely companionship! It was fun!!!

Photos of Birgit and I in action by: Saskia van der Heide

Hello Autumn

141003_MarshaValk_S365_BirgitStamps1There was one more blogpost on the Scrap365 blog that I haven’t shared here yet: Product review – Art Stamps by Birgit. Riikka and I each created a project featuring Birgit’s stamps with Carabelle Studio and modelling paste.

The results were interesting because Riikka and I not only used the same technique and the same stamps, but without knowing we had also chosen a similar colour scheme for our individual projects!

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Check out the post on the Scrap365 blog if you want to know more about the modelling paste technique we used!

Birgit Koopsen and Carabelle Studio Blog Hop Giveaway Winner!

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Hello again!

Did you enjoy the Birgit Koopsen & Carabelle Studio Blog Hop? I sure did!!!

If you’ve read Birgit’s winner announcement, you are aware that Carabelle Studio has generously decided to have one winner for each participating blog. That means that there are not six… but thirteen winners!

And… my winner is:

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Congratulations PiHi!!!

You’ve won Birgit’s fab I heart Washi Tape stamp set! Please contact me with your address, so I can make sure it’s mailed out to you!

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If you’re not a lucky winner here, be sure to check the other participating blogs. Maybe you’ll have more luck over there!

Here’s the list again:

Birgit Koopsen

Revlie Schuit

Marsha Valk <- You are here!

Riikka Kovasin

Janna Werner

Lilith Eeckels

Loredana Bucaria

Magda Bolinska

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Ana Bondu

Azoline

Chris Scrap

Carabelle Studio

Thank you for stopping by and a huge, HUGE, thank you to everyone who took the time to leave me such lovely comments!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Birgit Koopsen and Carabelle Studio Blog Hop & Giveaway!

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Hello, hello!!!

Welcome to the Birgit Koopsen and Carabelle Studio Blog Hop & Giveaway!

If you happen to follow me on Instagram you may already have seen photos of the launch of Birgit’s first collection of 6 mixed-media stamp sets with Carabelle Studio at Stempel Mekka over the weekend:
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And if being there for the big release wasn’t enough… Birgit also invited me to try out her beautiful designs and be part of this exciting blog hop!

She sent me the following awesome sets to play with:
Punchanella Background

Punchanella Background

I Heart Washi Tape

I heart Washi Tape

Leafs

Leafs

Here are some of the projects I’ve created with them:

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If you hop on over to Birgit’s blog you will find a GIVEAWAY!!  BUT… if you comment here too you will have another entry into her giveaway! Even better: if you leave a comment on all participating blogs you will have as many chances to win one of her stamp sets! How cool is that?!

So leave a comment on each of the listed blogs and on my blog. Let us know how you like the stamps and the projects and which one of the stamp sets is your favourite. Birgit will randomly pick six lucky winners. Comments will be open until September 23, midnight CEST. Comments are now closed! Please check back Friday September 26th for the winners!

Make sure to check out all these amazing designers and their beautiful projects!!!

Birgit Koopsen

Revlie Schuit

Marsha Valk <- You are here!

Riikka Kovasin

Janna Werner

Lilith Eeckels

Loredana Bucaria

Magda Bolinska

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Ana Bondu

Azoline

Chris Scrap

Carabelle Studio

And finally: don’t forget to check out all the fabulous stamp sets on the Carabelle website!

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Enjoy the rest of the blog hop, good luck and have a lovely day!