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Sonntag, 20. November 2022


Hello and welcome to my blog!

Today it´s my turn to share my second project of the "Tags only" challenge at Country View Challenges I made a pretty simple tag.

I used a Gelli printed tag again.

I used a Oldie but Goodie, one of the Silhouetted Women stamps from Dina Waikley. I stamped the woman with embossing ink and heat embossed it with black embossing powder from nuvo.

To make the lady stand out more, I painted the inside of her with white Gesso.

As you can see, some of the lines got lost, so I took a dump cloth to wipe the Gesso from the lines.
Next time I would stamp the silhouette first with black Archival ink, paint the inside and stamp and emboss it after painting. Well, experience!

When I wiped away the Gesso from the embossed parts, I accidentally took away the printed paint, but I think, it´s a happy mistake, I liked it!

Now I took DI festive berries and painted the dress, face and the legs.

For some shading I used DI fired brick.

Next I distressed the edges with DI weathered wood and some black Archival ink.

To finish the tag I printed with Dymo the word shine and added a red rose.

Last I added a red ribbon - done!

Now I hope, you make also a little tag for the challenge. You can win a 20 £ voucher for the shop!

Thank you for your visit today and have a wonderful week.

Dienstag, 1. November 2022

Butterfly Tag

Hello and welcome to November!

For the challenge "Tags only", hosted from the lovely Jo, at Country View Challenges, I made a pretty simple tag. I took my Gelli Plate and had a little fun session. This is, what came out.

I made some blue prints in different shades of blue first and diecut the beautiful butterflies from Tim Holtz.

Then I spreat out violet, magenta and light blue acrylic paint on my page and printed it on a tag. Then I put some jeans blue acrylic paint in a thin layer on the Gelli plate, put an old blue jeans on top and pulled the print with my tag. I was so very excited how it turned out (so that I forgot to take a photo, sorry).

When the paint was dry, I gave some modeling paste through a stencil randomly to the tag and put it away to dry.

Meanwhile I made my butterflies. I diecut the pieces and glued them together and glued the butterflies down on my tag.

Now I distressed the edges with black Archival ink, printed the words with my Dymo label maker to embellish the tag and added three ribbons in fitting colours at the top hole and that´s it!

I hope you like my tag as much as I do!

Here are some more pictures:


Now it´s up to you to make a tag for the challenge! You can win a 20 £ voucher to spend in the shop!

Thank you for your visit!

Freitag, 14. Oktober 2022

Halloween Castle

 Hello lovelies, nice to have you here!

My second project for the October Challenge "Halloween or Harvest" at Country View Challenges is a art journal double page.

I wanted to make a mystical, spooky page and this is what I did.

After preparing my pages with white Gesso, I started with some stamping. I used some old background stamps and black permanent inks.

Then I took a finnabair stencil and white crackle paste. I also put some of the paste randomly onto the page.
I added Lindy´s Magicals in 3 colors, activated them with water and spreat it around until I was happy.
Then I colored some cloth and glued it under the picture with the spooky castle. I added the little witch and the saying "Happy Halloween".

Now I hope to see some makes of you, you know, you can win a 20£ voucher to spend in the shop!

Thank you for your visit today!

Samstag, 1. Oktober 2022

Halloween Canvas

 Hello and welcome to October!

For the October Challenge at Country View Challenges "Halloween or Harvest" I made a Halloween Canvas.

I used one of the gorgeous Tim Holtz  papers from the Abandoned paper pad he launched a view years ago. I didn´t use them before, because I wanted to keep them. Crazy, I know.

I also used some Halloween themed diecuts and papers from a paper set from LaBlanche from 2015.

I took a canvas, painted the edges with black Gesso and glued the paper, which I distressed, on top. Then I prepared the picture for the focal point. I matted it on a piece of black cardstock and gave it a coat of high gloss varnish and left it to dry.

I prepared the diecut pieces, rounded them with a modeling tool and then I assembled the layout. I used a piece of Halloween net, the diecuts and some flowers. At last I sprinkled black and white paint to finish.

Here are some close ups.

Now it´s your turn to make a piece for our October challenge!

Have a happy October and thank you for your visit!

Sonntag, 25. September 2022

Last Days of Summer

Hallo all, nice to have you here today!

For my second project for the September challenge "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness" at Country View Challenges I made another art journal page. This page was inspired from several Mixed Media artists, among others fom Nuneka and Asia Marquet aka Lemoncreation.

 I stayed with the mist theme this time again.

I used a Mixed Media paper and prepared it with a layer of clear Gesso, because I knew I wanted to use a lot of water and different mediums.
After it was dry I started with some stamping at the background. I used a lot of very old stamps from Hampton Art "Artsy Edges", Bo Bunny "Stitches" and a postage stamp, I guess it´s from Prima.

Next I added a generous amount of DecoArt media Crackle Glace clear with a palette knife and some heavy white Gesso from finnabair (you can find a lot of finnabair products in the shop), I let it dry naturally over night.
Next I glued down some diecut word circles (Alexandra Renke), they are thin canvas - I would not recommend to use canvas, the words are not clearly visible, but in this case I didn´t mind at all.

Time for colour now!
First I spritzed some water on top of the background, thenI used some magicals from Lindy´s Stamp Gang (tainted love teal and Dark Chocolate Brown) and added more water. 
I love, how the colours run into the crackle lines, it´s fascinating again and again!

To finish the background I added black splashes with calligraphy ink from Rohrer & Klinger and when they were dry some white circles with a white Gelli Roll pen and distressed the edges with black Archival Ink.

I matted the page on black cardstock before I glued down the big moth and the words.
The moth is a stamp from the visible image stamp set "Glimmer of Light" (you will find tons of amazing visible image products in the shop!). The words are made with my Dymo Lable maker.

Here are some close up photos:

That´s it for today, we will meet next month again I hope!

If you want, you can join in with our challenge, there are a few days left. As always there is the chance to win a 20 £ voucher for the shop. Hope to see your make!

Thank you for your visit today and have a wonderful time!

Donnerstag, 1. September 2022


Hello and welcome to September!

For the new challenge at Country View Challenges, called Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness, hosted by Debs, I made a page in my art journal.

The theme for the challenge wants us to make something about the late summer days, late fruits and the look at the soon coming autumn.
So I made a scene with pale sun and morning mist.

I prepared my pages with some scraps of old book pages and glued them down with matte medium.

To tone it down, I used white Gesso. Then did some background stamping with a clock face and painted the sun with acrylic paint.

The plants in the foreground are a stamp from Lavinia (you can find a lot of lovely Lavinia stamps in the shop!). I stamped with Archival ink watering can and yet black.

I added more plants and a silhouette of a city to the pages, also a little butterfly. These stamps are from different stamp sets from Creative Expressions, you can find a lot of them in the shop to!

When I was ready with stamping, I took my Faber Castell Polychromos colour pencils and added some color. Not to much, only a hint for interest.

Now lastly the mist came in in form of white acrylic paint, rolled down with a brayer.

Then I stamped the word Serenity to the right bottom side and that´s it.

The page is very airy and subtile, different I guess, but I like it.

Now it´s your turn, I hope to see something beautiful from you when you join in with our challenge!

Thank you for your visit today and have a wonderful September!


Dienstag, 23. August 2022

Sending Birthday Wishes - A Male Birthday Card

 Hello my friends,

today I want to share my second project for the August challenge "Happy Birthday" at Country View Challenges. This time I made a card for a man.

I started by making the background with my new DI uncharted mariner (I love this colour!) and brushed corduroy and a tiny hint of picked raspberry, Then I stamped withthe same colours some texture and distressed the edges.
The focal point is a stamp from LaBlanche. I stamped it with Archival Ink coffee, coloured the face and the hands with DI antique line, cut it out and coloured the edges with brushed corduroy.
I digged in my stash for some ephemera (these are very old Tim Holtz ones), glued a cluster down, added some thread and glued the stamped image with some foam tape.
To embellish the composition, I took some of my premade paper rolls and a cardboard sticker.
Last I stamped the sentiment (Crafters Companion shabby chic) and glued it onto the card.

Here are some close ups:

I hope, you will find time to make something pretty for our challenge, you can win a 20 £ voucher for the shop!

Thank you for your visit!