Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fresh Beginning

Hi there!

I created this card recently and thought to share it here with you.

It has taken weeks and weeks before this card was finished. I somehow didn't get the hang of it and kept adding piece by piece from time to time, haha. I guess that's life. All with all i'm satisfied with the result and that's what counts. Plus, of course, that I managed to finish something again. My mother always told me I couldn't accomplish anything. Now I know that's not true and I tend to want to finish just everything. She has tought me a great lesson by trying to push me down all the time. It's like when you push a ball under water.......... the harder you push, the harder it wants to come back up to the surface again, haha. And i'm a veeeeeery big huge ball, I can tell you that, haha. Anyway...... after finishing this card I created a new moment for a fresh beginning. I added an embroidered cabochon I made to this card. It was one of those things laying on my desk, waiting to be used and it matched this card perfectly I think. I even decorated the backside fully. At the end I couldn't stop embellishing, hehe. I hope you enjoy the eyecandy for today!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Magical

Dear reader,

It's a very rainy day here in the Netherlands, so.... great weather to stay indoors and catch up with my blog.

I hope this little handmade artist trading card finds you well today. I created it a little while ago, and it was still on the shelf to be shared. All of the used materials where ready on my desk. This happens to me all the time. My craftdesk is a complete mess, filled with leftover pieces of paper, beads, a leftover button or paper flower, some ribbon, or a sequin here and there that fell out of a box. My desk is full of it! And so........ I always start to gather stuff from my desk first when I start a new project like this ATC for instance. And somehow it seems like there was this purpose for each little thingie I find, as if God knew it would all fit together in this art puzzle of mine! I am always in awe of this process, every time it happens to me. And it happens a lot I can say! I feel so blessed for these magical experiences! They make my day! Even the poem was there!! I don't know what the '55 thing' means but I thought it looked nice on this card😋. Art doesn't have any limits when it is being created from a good heart, so I think. Even the beaded string, where the card is hanging on, is created from leftover eyepins and headpins!
When I make earrings I often have a lot of waste of eyepins and they are often just long enough to put a seedbead on and make two little loops. I make all the beaded loops together eventually et voila............ I have another beaded string, haha. I don't like to waste materials. I keep every little strip of paper or ribbon, in case I need it on a mini card like this. The materials are too expensive to just throw it away, I think.

I hope you enjoy the eyecandy for today. I also added a photo of my first 'Eglantyne' rose that was blooming in my garden and I picked it for the vase plus a photo of my magical seethrough in the garden, during one evening, when the light came through as if heaven opened up! See for yourself!

Enjoy today! Tomorrow may never come! Till nex time!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Bright yellow

Gold yellow memory wire bracelet by Ingeborg van Zuiden - Weijman
Dear reader,

High summer and so....... it's about time for me showing off some of my latest memory wire bracelets, this time in yellow and gold. Actually it was spring when I fabricated them, but I could take some more time to show them to you as yellow is the colour for spring as well as summer, he he. Nice and bright, as bright as the sun can get these days! Also some yellow pictures from the garden. I love the colour yellow, but hardly wear it myself. I remember I had a bright yellow skirt when I was a very young girl, just like the pictures show here and was constantly targeted by wasps! They seem to be attracted by that colour, haha. So probably i'm a bit traumatized by this colour. Mmmm........ gives me something new to challenge. I do have a yellow blouse in my closet which I have not been wearing yet. Maybe it's about time. I'll let you know if the wasps came back, haha! Enjoy today!


Gold yellow memory wire bracelet by Ingeborg van Zuiden - Weijman
Gold yellow memory wire bracelet by Ingeborg van Zuiden - Weijman
Gold yellow memory wire bracelet by Ingeborg van Zuiden - Weijman
Gold yellow memory wire bracelet by Ingeborg van Zuiden - Weijman
Gold yellow memory wire bracelet by Ingeborg van Zuiden - Weijman
Gold yellow memory wire bracelet by Ingeborg van Zuiden - Weijman
Rosa The Pilgrim
Rosa The Pilgrim by Ingeborg van Zuiden - Weijman
Alchemilla by Ingeborg van Zuiden
Rosa Gloire de Dijon
Gold yellow memory wire bracelet by Ingeborg van Zuiden - Weijman
Gold yellow memory wire bracelet by Ingeborg van Zuiden - Weijman
Gold yellow memory wire bracelet by Ingeborg van Zuiden - Weijman
Gold yellow memory wire bracelet by Ingeborg van Zuiden - Weijman

Sunday, June 25, 2017

More red style expression

Hello!

I'm back with even more red glitz and glam!

Red, color of LOVE, so vibrant and thankful to use. Where would we be without love. When love wouldn't exist, the rivers wouldn't flow anymore, birds won't fly anymore, people won't kiss anymore, won't share anymore, etc. etc.

I have always loved red as well. I had to as otherwise my most favorite color pink wouldn't exist, hehe. So....... today even more red style expression for you to indulge here. First I want to share this artist trading card with fashion theme. Then some photos from a mood board or memory board I have made a long while ago. It's hanging in my little craftroom and I have added all kinds of memorabilia and handmade items onto it. It's very inspirational to watch. And also some red floral pictures from my garden featuring some pretty red roses. I hope you enjoy the eyecandy again! Stay well!

Rosa Sympathie
Rosa Sympathie
Rosa Sympathie
Rosa Leonardo DaVinci Red
Rosa 'That's Jazz'