Lotus challenge #128

Yeah for Friday!
Don’t you just love Fridays?
Almost weekend, and in my case also “Lotus Paperie day”.
So the new challenge is up – a sketch provided by Tania –
and you are very welcome to play along this week!

(And did I tell you this already? The talented Bethany Kartchner is this Month’s Guest Designer! Scraplift one of her lay outs and of course there’s prizes that go along with that too!)

The design team
did a lovely job,
each one of them made a beautiful
lay out inspired
by Tania’s sketch.

Head over to the
Lotus Paperie blog 
get inspired and
while you’re there,
leave the ladies
some love! 

(but don’t forget to come back here, ’cause I have some wonderful photo’s coming up!)



As soon as I saw the sketch, 
a photo like this came in mind…
Luck was on my side ’cause
the trip to my  parents was
already planned, the weather
was nice and they were very
willing to pose!

And such a lovely picture
needed a “special scrap” 
so I decided on making a canvas!





I used alcohol ink (“Willow” from Ranger – Tim Holtz) and by diluting it more every time, I created the different tints.

Some stitches
and ric rac.
The colours fitted 
perfect with the ink.






I puzzled over the title…
I thought about it for a
long time and just couldn’t
come up with one.
I decided to work
on my Leonard Cohen
Art Journal instead,
and leave the canvas
be for a while.
I took Leonard’s songlyrics 
and my eye catches this –
“A thousand kisses deep”
– just perfect!

(Title made of chipboard alpha’s
with gesso and white paint.
I used a sponge to
get some texture)

Today is a lovely day in the Netherlands… finally!!!
Yesterday, I planted some flowers into flowerpots, and today my little backyard looks happy and sunny, so I made you all some pics!



And do you all know Gudrun?
She’s a wonderful talented
scraplady from Norway and
I admire her since the day
I found her on the Internet.
(And now she even became
my colleague in the Lotus
Design Team! How neat is that?!) 
Anyway, June is her birthday-
month, and to celebrate that
she’s putting some giveaways
on her blog now and then
(check it out)
To give her some loving back,
I bought this yellow plant
to put in my garden and 
named this “Gudrun’s flowerpot”.

I choose a yellow flower, ’cause I think yellow fits her (so bright and sunny!) and when I heard the name of this plant – “Girls eyes” – I knew this was the right one for my Gudrun flowerpot!


Aren’t they
the happiest
“Girls eyes?”
Hope your
birthday month
is as bright and
colourful as
these flowers,
Happy birthday!


And here’s my

I keep being amazed
by the wonderful
light effects
when the sun shines
through my
thin curtains!
(I have some wonderful
pics of the shadows
on the opposite wall too,
maybe I’ll post them
when it comes to the “S-photo”)


And one more
If only just to
the lovely
weather today!

(Maybe I should
have called this
“Dutch sky”!!!)


And now I will go outside, sit in my garden, sip a white wine and watch the flowers grow! I recommend you all to hop over to the Lotus Paperie blog,
get inspired and start creating…

Have a great weekend! Je t’embrasse!

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14 Responses to “Lotus challenge #128”

  • gudrun Says:

    Oh, Marit, THANK YOU, my friend!!! The gudrun-flowerpot is SO beautiful. I love yellow flowers 🙂 🙂
    The canvas you’ve made for your parents are amazing, gorgeous, beautiful, stunning….i don’t have more words… WOW!!
    Have a fab weekend, my friend.

  • Vivian Says:

    Hoi Marit,

    Wat een geweldige canvas heb je gemaakt, echt super!!!! Om de foto`s op die manier te verwerken is echt een origineel idee!
    En wat een mooie foto`s heb je geplaatst 🙂 Geniet maar lekker van het zonnetje en je witte wijn, fijn weekend!

    Groetjes Vivian

  • Bethany Kartchner Says:

    Marit- The second I saw your canvas at Lotus Paperie, I fell completely in love with your style. It is totally amazing and I’m so scraplifting it. Wow. Really wonderful work. Wow.

  • cindy Says:

    Your canvas is gorgeous. 🙂 Love how you did the pictures too.
    Beautiful snapshots as well.

  • Mikascrap Says:

    Great idea for canvas. Mika

  • Jenneke Says:

    WOW Marit, je canvas is echt zo mooi!!! SUPER! En helemaal geweldig hoe je die foto’s hebt verwerkt! Ik kan niet beloven dat ik dat idee nooit zal gaan gebruiken, hihi..

  • Michelle LaPoint Rydell Says:

    Your canvas is just beautiful! I love the white on white title and the way you did the two photos is just magical! Love it!

  • Astrid Says:

    Hi Marit, thanks voor je complimenten over mijn LO op mijn blog en bij scrap-club!
    Jouw canvas is ook erg mooi, vooral wat je met de foto’s hebt gedaan! EN wat vonden je ouders er van?
    groetjes Asrtid

  • jeanet Says:

    Hoi Marit,

    Gave canvas heb je gemaakt!Prachtige kleuren en wow die foto’s! Je tuin ziet er gezellig uit met die mooie bloemen,genieten is dat op een mooi “zomer”dag!

  • Mandi Says:

    I love the white letters on the white background!

  • iris Says:

    hey Marit, ben ik weer een keertje!
    Wat een onwijs gave canvas heb je gemaakt! Je bent echt goed op dreef met die sprayinkt zeg. Wauw! Ook erg leuk gedaan met die fotos/
    Je tuintje ziet er gezellig uit. Kun je hier ook niet eens langskomen om ons tuintje wat op te fleuren 😉

  • Danielle Hayes Says:

    Hello my favorite “blogfriend”!! I see you have been soooo busy creating, and photographing. Glad to see you so happy! I LOVE your canvas. It is exceptional!!!
    With Hugs.

  • Denise Says:

    Oh Marit!!! I L-O-V-E your Lotus layout….wow, you blew me away! Gorgeous, just gorgeous!!!

  • dani Says:

    Beautiful, beautiful canvas!! Just lovely.

    Your flowerpots look so happy! I’m still working to get my balcony the way I want it, I need to get a table for one of my hanging plants because it wasn’t get enough sun under the overhang :(!