All ready to go…!

Good morning!!!
October is well on it’s way and this Friday the online workshop
Mixed Emotions will start!
Michelle got back from her annual honeymoon vacation yesterday,
we will chat today to fine-tune the last things and then we are all ready
and set to go… YEAY!!!

Wanna join the fun?
There’s still time to register!

And what did I do last week (besides working on the lessons)…



I made a card for a wedding couple!

Old friends got married yesterday.
They already live together for over 15 years and have a teenage daughter;
their marriage was more a formality, but still they deserve a nice card!

Congratulations Huub en Marlies!!!! (when is the big party? 😉 )

I made the background with spray ink and salt… still love the effect you get
from using salt on ink (or watercolour paint). I made a border using all kinds
of paper scraps. The figures are cut out from magazines and altered.
The man is actually compiled from two images. The top image (the man with
the flowers) and the bottom (the tuxedo and red trousers.)
He wore dark sunglasses, so I gave him new eyes and I drew a nice wedding
hat on his bold head! I cut the lady in pieces, gave her a new dress (there’s
some glitter in that paper, can you see it?) and I used music sheet paper to
dress her up with a little bolero jacket (that’s what it’s called in Holland…)
A big smile and curly hair (puffy paint) complete the bride.


While making the wedding card, I had the pages of my weekly art journal
right next to me… can you see the similarities? The eyes in the top corner?
Too big to use on the bride so they went on to this page. The puffy paint was
on the table, so I decorated the woman with it – and maybe there’s more
to be found in both the card and these pages.

Week 41


It’s a cold, rainy and grey morning in Holland.
It looks like a perfect day to stay home and craft!
I put on my comfy clothes this morning and that’s exactly
what I’m going to do!

Never mind the weather, enjoy your day!!!
Je t’embrasse.

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13 Responses to “All ready to go…!”

  • yyam Says:

    Oh this is so cute! Love the little bolero! Such a unique wedding card!

    And your journaling page is just super eye-catching! Love the pops of graphics! 🙂

  • Irma Says:

    Ik ben nu even helemaal niet jaloers, dat jij lekker thuis in je gezellige kloffie kunt werken…Ik zit hier in buro (psssst) en moet me met de dagelijkse problemen bezig houden.
    Lieve groetjes – Irma

  • julie Says:

    Ohhhhhhhhhh loving that card!! Sooooooooo fun!! And the journal page is GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  • Michelle Rydell Says:

    Love the page and the card!!! and I’m getting SO EXCITED for our Mixed Emotions Class!!!

  • Effy Says:

    I *love* the card and the journal spread. GORGEOUS. I love this style so much, but I could never pull it off. I’ll just live vicariously through you. 😀

  • Chris Aiton Says:

    that is the coolest and most unique wedding card ever! and how cool that you were inspired to do your art journal page with some of the same ideas and techniques. I just know that your and Michelle’s class will be inspiring – good luck with it! and yes, re the electricity bill, in Florida we run our a/c from usually May 1 – middle to end of October so this year is just wonderful – it cooled off earlier than usual and we opened up our house right away – it has been glorious and our electricity bill has dropped to less than half of what it is in the summer. Have a super week!

  • Lena Says:

    Heerlijk om zo’n kaart te ontvangen!!! Ik vind em echt geweldig!!
    En je week journal… ook al zo mooi! Vooral de dame linksonder is helemaal te gek!! Leuk ook dat zij een tekstballonnetje heeft gekregen!!

  • Lara Carson Says:

    All I can say is WOW! that is some card!

  • Natalie Says:

    Wat een geweldige kaart is het geworden! Bolerootje is echt schattig, evenals de hoed van de bruidegom! Mooie art journal page ook, grappig het stukje met die ogen. Wat een weer vandaag, inderdaad echt weer om creatief bezig te zijn!
    Liefs, Natalie

  • ~*~Patty Says:

    what you create is so full of life, color and interest

    your wedding card is brilliant and too much fun dear art sista!

    I like rainy days … everything is so nice and fresh afterwards Enjoy Enjoy!

  • Theresa Says:

    hello. the new class is sneaking up on me. I can’t wait to see what the first lesson is. your card is so darn cute and i think your page is fantastic. I wish I could stay home from work and get some crafting done. sounds much better than what I have planned at work today. =)

  • Maja Says:

    Wat een geweldige kaart heb je gemaakt! Ben benieuwd wat je vrienden er van vonden. Je week journal is ook weer zo mooi en zoooooooo knap dat je dat volhoud iedere week!
    Succes met je workshop!!!!

  • Glenda Tkalac Says:

    Your journal pages are so fun Marit!! We had a beautiful day today but I’m afraid it won’t last. Someone at work today said we could get snow next week!! Why do I live in Saskatchewan??? haha