Playing with faces
Bi-Coloured Realistic Flowers - Part 1 of 3 in the Copic Coloured Flowers Series

Fan Friday Liesbeth's Arts & Crafts

Welcome to Fan Friday, today's inspiration is from Liesbeth's Arts and Crafts Blog - created by Liesbeth Fidder.  Liesbeth is an amazing artist living in the Netherlands, if it weren't for the Craft Stamper Magazine and the internet, I may never have seen her work.  Happily part of the beauty of our currently shrinking world, is that technology allows us to 'get to know' artists living half a world away and Liesbeth is worth getting to know!  Currently designing for Darkroom Door, Craft Stamper and Art Journey she brings her signature use of colour and layering to every project she touches, you can see a few examples of what I mean below...

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Isn't the way Liesbeth works with colour amazing, I love her backgrounds, subtle, bold, bright and gorgeous, plus the way she layers stamped images - to create a single stunning image, WOW! All these need is a little sparkle and I might be in love :O)

Then I saw this card in the May 2013 issue of Craft Stamper and did a double take - this is equally as stunning and it's in NEUTRAL tones!  You have to agree this is fabulous and that central image just leaps off the card.

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Published in Craft Stamper May 2013

If you'd like to read the article published in the May 2013 issue of Craft Stamper, you can purchase the magazine in hardcopy or digital format or if you would like to see more of Liesbeth's sepia cards and learn the technique used you can find them on her blog.

I greatly admire the way that Liesbeth gives such interest, depth and dimension to her work using primarily one layer, matted for effect, but with minimal embellishments.  You won't find a lot of mulberry flowers and bows on Liesbeth's work, but I think you'll agree that her art really doesn't require additional embellishment.  I for one, can't wait to try adapting her Sepia technique to a journal page and am eager to try out her Alcohol Ink background using my Copic reinkers - don't forget to click to images above to see what I'm talking about - the instructions are all on Liesbeth's blog - there is a little translator on the right-hand side that you can click, to see the information in english.

So if you have a little free time today why not go and have a look at the art from this amazing lady, you can find Liesbeth on Facebook on her blog Liesbeth Arts and Crafts.