Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Somerset Studio

I am so happy to share that a Mixed Media canvas piece of mine will be published in the upcoming issue of Stampingtons Somerset Studio. Here is a little sneak, thank you for watching.

xoxo Fauve

Monday, February 01, 2016

Impression from Creativeworld and Paperworld Messe Frankfurt Germany.

Wow wow wow! I just had an amazing weekend at Creative world and Paper world in Frankfurt, Germany. I saw so many great companies and met such nice people. Loved it! Here is an impression of this weekend.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Project Life Simple Stories Say Cheese

I have always been a Disney lover, that place is just so magical. I have been there many times with my family and we always had so much fun. I am happy to have collected these photos over the years and look back at them with such joy! Some of my best memories are from our trips to Disney and my kids meeting their heroes.

The Say Cheese I and II collection from Simple Stories are perfect for Disney projects. The colors, stickers and designs are totally inspired by the Mickey Mouse colors but are not too bright, just perfect.

I made these projects for Scrobby and i am happy they can be seen in their new shop in Spijkenisse. :)

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Baby boy

I have been working on Maxim's baby album. Only took me about 8 years to get this started ha! I really wanted to use pastel colors with the newborn photos. Love it!

I used a combination of different brands like Doodlebug,Simple Stories and Papersalon. Why is it so hard now a days to find pastel baby products? Especially for boys! I was happy to have found these and for the new Crate Paper little you line, it is so cute!

I am combining Project Life and 12x12 layouts in the album. Love this combination. Some pictures just need some special attention ;)
Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 06, 2015

Marianne Design Project NL Zon Zee Strand

100% nagenieten van de zomervakantie met Project NL van Marianne Design B.V..

Gebruikte Produkten:
10437  NL CardsetZon, zee, strand
10439 NL Chipboard Zon, zee, strand
10440 Adhesive stickers Zon, Zee, Strand
10320 NL Notities
361031 Stazon Jet Black

Ontwerp: Fauve van Maanen

Eerst heb ik gekeken hoe ik mijn pagina indeling wou hebben en welke foto's ik wou gebruiken. Daarna heb ik twee foto's  een kleine tekst sticker gegeven en in de vakjes geschoven. Op het kaartje boven aan heb ik in het midden van het kaartje een gele chipboard circle geplakt met de tekst zon. In het linker midden vakje heb ik een geel kaartje met de tekst Hallo zomer tot een vierkant geknipt en over een ander klein kaartje geplakt zodat je alleen nog een rand kunt zien van het achterste kaartje. In het midden wou ik een kaartje met tekst gebruiken om te vertellen over onze vakantie en het leuke zwembad dat we op het park hadden. Ik heb boven aan notities gestempeld met zwarte inkt. Onderaan het kaartje heb ik een strookje geel papier van een ander kaartje geplakt om de kleuren in evenwicht te houden. Rechts onder heb ik een kaartje gebruikt waar ik niks aan heb toegevoegd. Links onder heb ik over de witte circel van het kaartje een chipboard circel geplakt om de kleuren weer een beetje terug te laten komen. Daarna heb ik links boven in tekst gestempeld met zwarte inkt om nog wat feitjes van onze vakantie op te schrijven.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Workshop Project Life Disney Magic @ Scrobby

My first workshop @ Scrobby was so much fun. Three hours full of Disney Magic using the Simple Stories Say Cheese II line. This was my first Project Life workshop and i really enjoyed it. The new workshop space looked amazing, such a beautiful home. Look at all of my students creating, makes me happy!
My new workshop is now online, you can find the details here. This time it's gonna be a Memory Planner workshop. Seriously addicted on working in my Heidi Swapp and Webster's Pages planner.
Thank you for visiting my blog, have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Project Life

Hi everyone! Hope you are all doing well! Just a quick update here.
Today i want to show a new Project Life spread i made with Kelly Purkey's Hero Arts Stamps and Basic Grey Second City papers. I just love these fresh Basic Grey colors, they are very easy to work with. Never thought i would say that when using so many bright colors but it is true! I bought the digital Second City papers on Jessica Sprague and printed them at home. So i'll guess this is called a Hybrid Project Life spread :)
I will be teaching my workshop Disney Magic @ Scrobby this weekend, and it is sold out, yay! Very excited about this, i cannot wait! For those that are joining me this weekend, i am looking forward to meet you :) Lot's of other exciting things happening at the moment. Looking forward to share my journey with you! Love Fauve

Friday, April 03, 2015


Layout:Beautiful memories-All that glitters

Tutorial: I took the gold baroque paper and used it as the background for my layout. Then i cut the white polkadot paper into a 6x12 piece and adhered it to the middle of the background paper. On the sides of the gold baroque papier i placed 2x12 strips of parchment paper and stitched them. Then i layered my photo on to a piece of gold chevron and parchment paper and glued them together in the middle. I cut out several butterflies and used some flower and frame diecuts and sticked them under my photo. When i was sure of the placements, i glued them to the background. After that i stitched the gold chevron paper in place and added a title and journaling tags.

Card/label: All that glitters

Tutorial: I took a large tag and traced the shape onto the back of the white/gold polkadot paper. I cut the tag out and punched a hole in the top center. Then i took a piece of string, looped it through and pulled it tight. Then i took a piece of parchment paper and adhered it to the middle of the tag. I cut a rectangle piece of the mint butterfly paper and cut a triangle from the bottom to create a banner. To secure the paper to the tag i stitched it together on the top of the butterfly paper. Then i layered two diecut framed and sticked them to the middle of the banner. With 3-d foam i adhered the gold foil eggs and butterfly.

Mixed Media: Totally Awesome- Off the wall

Tutorial: I took a blank canvas and glued the jeans paper to the background using matte medium. When it was dry i glued on the mesh, metal items and wooden Love Always banner. After that i covered all the items with a layer of gesso and set aside to dry or use your heattool. Once it was dry i added structure paste using some stencils and let it dry. I then took Viva Decor rust colored paint and covered the metal embellishments in the corners. In a spray bottle i mixed Viva Decor graphite paint and black ecoline with water and sprayed one corner and shook off the acces paint and water. After it was dried with the heattool i did the same to the other corner. Some corners were still to dark so i added more water to make it lighter. To match my photo i mixed some green and white paint and painted some areas in the left upper and right lower corner. Once everything was dried, i used the checker plate stamp to cover the tissue paper. I distressed the blue paper using my scissors and applied it to the middle of the canvas. I cut the Totally Awesome from the paper and used some blendable crayons to give it more color. I also used a brown crayon for the frame of the photo and adhered it on top of the papers.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Copic Markers and workshop

I am a scrapbooker at heart. A 12x12 size Scrapbooker, and Project Life but that's about it. No minni albums, ATC or cards. however, i did see a lot of people use the Copic markers for their card projects. On every craft show, you will see people using the markers coloring these cute stamp images. But i was telling myself, this is not for me...I don't make cards, and you can't use it for scrapbooks. I couldn't be more wrong! These markers are so much fun, and you can use them for so many cute things. I know, i are probably thinking, yes WE already knew that haha But it is new to me, and i am here to say that i DO like it now. I bought some cute project life cards from Tineke Visser. They have a white background and they needed some color. I thought i should try the Copic Markers using an Ombre technique. Love how this turned out, who doesn't love Ombre? ;)
It was just the right amount of soft color that this little card needed if you ask me. Next time, i will try it with several Copic Markers to make some Rainbow Ombre cards for Project Life.

You can buy the Copic Markers here, the are on sale. Busch &Vanderworp
How cute is my little Pom Pom Purin?? :) Bought a pack of stickers from the Line App.

I have been working on some workshop i'll be teaching at Scrobby in Spijkenisse. Love these people, they are so great ! I will be teaching my first Project Life workshop, using the Simple Stories, Say Cheese line. Finally a chance to use up some of my favorite Disney photo's! This line is so perfect for this, such beautiful colors. Many Disney scrapbook products are way too bright in my opinion, but this collection has very nice warm colors, i really like it. Sounds good right? Come join me on the 11th of April, for a fun day full of Disney Magic ;)
I'll be back soon with some new projects! XOXO Fauve

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


I saw this fun idea on Nicole Reaves blog about a list of current things. Here is mine :)

Watching : The usual...Grey's Anatomy,Vampire Diaries(although it is not as fun as it used to be anymore),The Originals, and i started watching Boardwalk Empire some time ago.

Needing : Some new shoe's for Julian, and the boy's definitely need a new hair cut.

Registering : Need to sign the boy's up for swimming lessons and maybe Breakdancing?

Drinking : Water and Spa Cherry Apple...Trying to stay away from the Coke. The boy's are drinking Ice Tea Lemon or Peach.

Building : Workshops for Scrobby (This is going to be fun!) and an article for Paper Memories.

Wishing :  A certain someone is coming to visit me soon!

Purging : My closet. I had too much stuff, that i don't wear anymore. Besides, we all need a new Spring waredrobe right? I love Spring and i am so excited, can not wait. Bring on the sun, picnics, Easter, pastel colors and more!

Thinking : About my upcoming Disney trip with the kids. It has been a while since we went there, and i know we will have a magical time. Taking Julian to London for his 10th!!! birthday, it's gonna be an amazing experience. He loved going to London when we went to the Harry Potter Warner Bros Studios last year for his birthday.

This weekend : No plans this weekend yay! Hope i get to take some pictures of the boy's, it has been too long! The weather was not allowing us to get out and doing shoots.

xoxo Fauve