Aug 14 2009

Born to be wild…

I bet you all have been thinking “where’s that lay out she would made
for her post #100 – the one Angèle challenged her to do…?”
Remember that?

“I choose picture one. I think the photo was taken in early spring.
I see little yellow flowers. Or are they winter violets?
I choose this yellow to be the main colour for your scrap!”

Angèle is the only one who knew this: I had it finished more then a week ago!
I had fun working on it and – although it wasn’t my intention to
combine things – I used a technique that Lotus Paperie would come up with
for today’s challenge #137 – use watercolour paint/pencils.

So I e-mailed Angèle to tell her I finished the lay out, but that she could not
see it yet ’cause I would publish it not earlier then today… but that it would
be published on two blogs then – mine and Lotus Paperie!
And today is that day! So here it comes…

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Aug 7 2009


Lotus Paperie
challenge #136
is a sketch again
but before I
show you
what I did
with it,
you should
know this first…






  • In 1977, Yves Saint Laurent (a famous French fashion designer)
    launched a new perfume called “Paris” and a few years later it was
    available in the Netherlands. I was 19 and I liked the advertising
    campaign! There was a beautiful lady (skinny, of course) and the
    Eiffel Tower (of course!) and the smell was described as something
    with “wild roses”. At that very moment, I knew.
    This will be MY perfume!
    So I went to a perfume shop to smell the stuff – and I was right!
    I wear that perfume ever since. Yes, I know it’s expensive.
    It’s pure luxury! And yes, I tried different odours…
    but no. “Paris” is my perfume. 
    In fact, I heard several times from friends: “I was there-and-there
    and I smelled you come by, but it wasn’t you…
  • Just a couple of weeks ago, I met a fabulous lady on the Internet.
    Her name is Cynthia, she makes marvelous scraps and you should
    definitely check out her blog “Technicolorpostcards“.
    Although (or because?) she lives in the USA,
    she’s way over her head madly in love with France and Paris… 
    I saw some postcards and old pictures of Paris on her blog,
    and got inspired!

And so, dear readers…. my Lotus lay out is all about perfume this week!

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Jul 31 2009



Teehee…. the new Lotus Paperie challenge #135 just went on line,
and this week it’s all about finger paint!

When I saw the challenge, I went looking for the most difficult and confusing
(Latin) synonym for the word I had in mind to use as a title.
Just to tease you!
I giggled when I found it.
I imagined your faces would look like this when you read the title. 😕

Am I right?

Rhypophobia = “fear for dirt”
uhhhm, I found out later: fear for a very DIRTY dirt
I should have used “Automysophobia”
but the lay out was already made
Oh, well
never mind.
(…still giggling…)

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Jul 30 2009

Thou Shalt Not Steal

I support the Stop Art Piracy Campaign Project Marsha Jorgensen started
on Flickr after having bits of her own original work illegally downloaded
and used in someone else’s work.

Here’s what she wrote on her blog on July 19:

“So, let’s do something. Let’s do something positive.
Let’s stand up and “say NO!” to art piracy!
Let’s educate the ones that may not have enough sense to know
and some that do know, stealing from your colleagues is not acceptable
in OUR artist community.
I have a loose idea for a group project…”

So she started a public group – I made this lay out and I joined the group!

Copyright by Marit (Marit's Scrapworld) 7/30/09
Image credits - Backgroundpaper: bought in a cheap store ("Action") -
no brandname on it. Playing card from the "Pirate Game"
(Disney "Pirates of the Caribbean" - Game made by Cartamundi-Belgium)
I used gesso, textstamp, alphabeth stamps, fibre tip pen and
distress ink (Tim Holtz - Ranger) 

You MAY copy this image for the sole purpose of displaying on your blog
or website IF it is linked back to this flickr group

You may NOT use any piece of this image for your own artwork or any
other publication or reproduction.

You do not have to give a long credit line to me, just a brief tiny credit by name
only IF YOU WISH, but please link it back to the flickr group. Thanks!

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Jul 28 2009

Small post – big message…

I just found out I WON the One Little Word challenge!
You can see my lay out here.

Tuesdaymorning, and it’s gonna be a lovely daaaayyyyyyy!!!!!!!!

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Jul 24 2009

I’m every woman…

Yay for Friday – Lotus Paperie time!!!
Here’s the sketch Vanessa came up with this week…

And this is the photo I used.


Actually, a lot of photo’s and yes, its me on every little one!
And I presume you want to know my age on each pic?
It’s no secret – I will tell you (but I might be wrong a year or two sometimes 😉 )

39 – 36 – 17 – 34 – 25 – 26 – 22
19 – 16 – 27 – 35 – 19 – 15 – 45
42 – 23 – 30 – 24 – 20 – 36 – 43

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Jul 23 2009

Buried Treasures

“On Thursday July 23, all participants of the “Buried Treasure” project
will re-post a favorite blog post as part of the Buried Treasure collaboration.”

This project is all about highlighting some old posts or art or lay outs
or whatever you once blogged about.
“Dig deep, and find some buried treasures” – and I did!

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