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10 June, 2022

Celebrating 150 Challenges With Special Guest Designer HEIKE'S AUGENBLICK

 This month, we are very pleased to feature some special guests who are all former More Than Words Team members!  Our next special guest is our fabulous friend, Heike from Heike's Augenblick.

We invite you to get to know Heike a little better through her interview below.  Please also visit her social links which are listed in her Artist Bio.

Artist Bio 

I am Heike aka Heike 's AugenBlick.  I was born and raised in Germany.  I live with my hubby Joergen in the oldest city of The Netherlands.  Together we have four grown up kids (two daughters and two boys).  One daughter in law, one son in law and three grand kids.  I am an early morning crafter, that means I spend my creative hours mostly before lunchtime. My other hobbies are gardening, painting, cycling, reading books, Tai Chi and snorkeling. Yes that is a lot, I know!!  I am a vegetarian, no fish, no meat, no alcohol.  I love 80% dark chocolate and a cup of Earl grey with almond milk. Yummy yummy!!  I like red and blue clothes and I wear always chunky jewelry.  

So that is enough from me. If you are interested to follow me on my social media accounts. You can find me always under:  Heike 's AugenBlick ( by the way AugenBlick means = moment)

Thank you MTW for the opportunity to be a guest designer.
Happy creating everyone and good luck with the MTW challenge.

Social Media Links:

Q & A with Heike

How long have you been creating art?
Actually, I've been creating all my life.
Painting, knitting, cross-stitching, sewing and and and... I started paper crafting 2010. I started with cards, tags and mini books Four years later 2014 I included 30cm x 30cm mixed media scrapbooking pages, art journaling and junk journaling to my creative paper work.

What is your favourite type of art supply or product?  
I don't have to think long about it, black gesso or black acrylic.

What's your favourite colour palette to use? 
Actually I am not afraid of strong colours.
But my two favourite palettes are: 
1. Cadmium red, orange, ultramarine blue and a little bit of light turquoise. 
2. Pastel pink, gold, white, black and a touch of dark green.

Our very first challenge was in January 2016 - how has your art changed since then and how have you grown as an artist? 
I think at the beginning of my scrapbooking time I let myself be influenced a lot by trends and other crafters. Which was absolutely okay for me and I learned a lot.   After I think a couple of years  of practicing with others style, the time came when I had enough confidence in myself to spread my wings and find my own style.  As I said I started with simple cards (a word and one stamp image on a white card) mini books where I used paper kits, no mediums.  Scrapbooking pages with one photo and a little bit watercolour.  

In 2014 I started with experimenting on white background paper with stamps and stencils. This is still my favourite thing to do.  A little bit later I also dared to do mixed media backgrounds.  Today I can say I have my own style.  I still grow as an artist.  Now I am teaching scrapbooking in mixed media style in classes and online workshops.  At the moment I design for the companies:  13arts and Scrap Fx.

What's your favourite thing about More Than Words Challenge?  
MTW is not only a challenge site for crafters, it is also a big community. I think MTW is the only challenge site where crafters around the world come together.  That makes MTW so beautifully unique.

Heike's Interpretation of our June Main Challenge

Enchanted flower nr. 150...

I started my art journal page with lots of BOTANICALS stamp images
in green colour shades.  After that I added some numbers to my background. A little bit colour splatters also in green colour.  The next step was adding black gesso and black stamping images.  For my focale point I added a fussy cut rose and I painted a black frame for the flower.  My title " ENCHANTED Flower nr. 150" which is written with a white gel pen as finale touch.  

Thank you Heike for sharing this beautiful art journal page with us!  We love how you incorporated the bonus challenge into the title of your project "Enchanted flower nr. 150". We hope that Heike's take on the Main Challenge inspires you to enter this month.

Here's a reminder of our current Main Challenge which you can enter here on the blog or in our Facebook group:

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much MTW for the opportunity as guest designer. Have a beautiful day.xoxo Heike


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