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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

More Art from Maria

Hey everyone,

Hope all goes well for you! Today I've got Maria Daeyaert's third set of makes using my stamps. To those of you that have missed my previous Guest Posts for her, Maria lives in Belgium and makes mixed media cards and tags. She's a member of Chocolate Baroque's talented Design Team and has been kind enough to create some beautiful pieces using my stamps and stencils. I'll include a little bio at the end of the post.

Maria's Makes...

These blew me away!!! Perfect rich colours for Fall and a warm playful feel to these pieces. They could be illustrations to a children's book... "And then the little faerie danced among the swirling leaves to celebrate the changing of the seasons"... Something like that ;) Maria, you have my imagination going!

I originally designed this little faerie to be dancing. I never thought of her as sitting until I saw these pieces from Maria. I almost like her sitting now better than dancing. This works so well!
Love her holding onto one of Three Leaves Set. The scale works so well. She looks tiny and light. It seems completely feasible to have her riding on the back of a moth.
Neat layout idea isn't it?!

In these pieces she used the following stamps from my collection:

Here's a link to Maria's blog. Full of her beautiful creations: http://marjasknutsel.blogspot.be

A Bit About Maria...

"Hello everyone. I'm Maria and I'm here with my first designs with the fantastic Ryn stamps. I live in Belgium, a very small country but with Brussels as Capital of the European Community!! I'm just retired (the 1st of oktober) from a job in the "public services". I'm 61 and a half years young. I have three grown up sons and a very sweet husband!! I love crafting! At first I made some projects with cute stamps but that changed when I went to the Art Specially Event in the Netherlands for the first time in 2010. I saw all the beautiful art works - especilly the work of Miranda Degenaars - and I was really inspired. I wanted to learn how to do that too!! So I went to some workshops to learn the basics. I'm not an expert but I manage to do my own thing. I always think that it's the result that counts not the way you do it, so I experiment and have fun trying out my own technics. I like bright colours and am drawn to Dylusions inks, Distress ink and paint. Anything as long as it is bright and cheerfull!!

In 2013, I was the lucky winner of the Dutch poster contest from the Art Specially Event. I'm also a member of the CB Design Team!!

I was really surprised that Ryn asked me to be a guest designer. I'm also very honoured that she let me play with her unique stamps! They are real fun to play with! You can go your own way with them and try out different things ( like I did with the starfish stamps. I created some christmas stars with them, just for the season!) I really loved using them and hope you like what I made. Thank you Ryn for the possibility to be an guest designer with your stamps!!"

Bye for Now

That's it for now. Thanks so much for stopping by :) I would love for you to leave me and Maria a comment. I know that she checks these posts and would love to hear from you. I'm sure she'd also welcome any questions that you might have about her process. Please also visit her blog. Lots of good art up there. You won't be disappointed.

All my best to you,



  1. Wonderful desiged art works, dear Maria.
    Lieve Groetjes Anja

  2. BEAUTIFUL work, loving the warm colours and the embossing is fab :-) xxx

  3. Maria, again you're blowing me away with your great colourful creations..wow wow...both the cards and the lovely box are gorgeous!!!
    So much to see and admire...
    Hugs, Alie :-)

  4. Wow gorgeous artwork and designs by Maria ! The box is such a wonderful and creative idea. Cheers, Shirleyx

  5. Oh Maria what gorgeous work and I adore the colours and all the lovely stamps that you have used. Ryn's stamps are lovely! x

  6. Wonderful design work Maria...a delight to behold!

  7. Wow, Maria just saw these, it's beautiful and like Ryn said a neat lay-out! Great work, Mirandaxx

  8. Thank you all ladies for your nice commands!!! You know I love colours,!!!



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