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Donnerstag, 23. Mai 2019

Flower Birthday Card for CVC

Hello dear visitors!

I hope you had a beautiful May so far. Temperatures are slowly getting higher and more and more flowers start growing and blooming.

So I decided to make a flower card for my second take on the May Challenge at Country View Challenges.
And as the theme this month is "Opposites", I chose huge and tiny.


I started to create my background. First I picked DecoArt acrylic paints in different shades of pink and spread them on the watercolor paper. I made sure to vary the light and darker colors for more interest. When I was happy with the result, I took the tiny little flower stamps from the PaperArtsy stamp set Eclectika EEG22 by Emma Godfrey and stamped them randomly to the background. I used Archival ink Cactus Flower and Plum.
To make my focal point stand out more, I took DecoArt acrylic paint Buttermilk and painted a thin layer where I wanted to stamp them flower and the stamen.


For my focal point I took one of the lovely stamps from the stamp set STAMPBM27 from art by marlene I bought a while ago. I used my Tim Holtz stamping platform, stamped the flower with black Archival Ink and, when dry, I colored the flower with DecoArt acrylic paints in different shades of pink and purple. For some shades I used teal.
I left my stamp on the platform while coloring. That´s important, because acrylic paints are not translucent and you will loose some of the lines and details of your stamp. By leaving the stamp in place, you can stamp again your image onto the colored pic as often as needed and you will always hit exactly the same place again!
I accentuated parts of the flower with black and white posca pen and surrounded the flower white to make it stand out even more. Last I created some shading with a black charcoal pencil.
I really liked the result!


As it is a birthday card, I added stamped wishes. I wanted to merge the words with the background, so I stamped it on vellum and heat embossed the sentiment. Then I teared the paper and glued it with Matte Medium to the card.

At last I sprinkled watered down acrylic paint in black, white and teal on top, framed everything with Archival ink in Plum and glued the picture onto a card.


I hope you liked my - admittedly pretty pink - card and feel inspired to join in with our challenge this month, there are still some days left! Don´t forget to have a look at the gorgeous takes of my lovely teamies, there you can find many gorgeous ideas for the theme!
As usual you have the chance to win a 20£ voucher to spend in the shop.

Thank you for your visit today and have a wonderful rest of May!






Montag, 20. Mai 2019

Art Journal Page #3 for Rubber Dance

Hello all!
Nice to have you here today. I want to show you a little sneak peek of my next art journal pages in my Happy Journal for Rubber Dance.


If you want to see more, please hop over to the Rubber Dance Blog

Samstag, 4. Mai 2019

Colorful Card for Rubber Dance

Hello lovelies, nice to have you here today!

I want to share with you a little sneek peak of my second project for Rubber Dance this month.
Find more on the Rubber Dance Blog!



Stamps from Rubber Dance:

Mittwoch, 1. Mai 2019

Opposites - Matte and Glossy - ATCs for Country View Challenges

Hello and welcome to my second post today!
The May Challenge at Country View Challenges has a very interesting and not so easy theme. My lovely team mate Teresa hosted it this month and she wants to see `opposites´.

I decided to choose "glossy and matte" and made two couples of ATCs.



Because it is difficult to see the glossy part on the photos, I made a short video to show you:


And this is what I did:
First I sprinkled PaperArtsy Infusions onto the ATCs, on the one couple Magenta and on the other ones Olive Tree. I activated them with water and dried them with my heat tool.
Next I stamped Dina Wakley´s Silhouetted Women with Embossing ink and heat embossed them with Clear Embossing Powder.
Then I only did some background stamping in the colors of the background, surrounded the silhouetts with white and black Posca pen, did some doodling and added snippets of washi tape here and there.
At last I glued down the words and matted the ATCs on slightly bigger black cardstock - and voilà, the ATCs are ready!

I hope you liked my little cards and feel inspired to join in with our challenge this month!
As usual you have the chance to win a 20£ voucher to spend in the shop.

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

I want to join in with following challenges:

Page 2 of my Happy Journal for Rubber Dance


Hello dear friends!
Today it´s time for a new challenge over at Rubber Dance!
You can  join in with the challenge at our facebook group here.
This is the mood board this month:

Bild könnte enthalten: Blume

This time I made the next page in my Happy Journal with a short process video.


here you can find my video:
https://studio.youtube.com/video/2QxB3PYNkNk/edit

Hop over to the Rubber Dance Blog to see, what my talented teamies made!
And I look forward to seeimg your work in the facebook group!

Stamps I used:



Vintage Script

I Heart Art

Grungy Boarders

Mix a Sentiment

Samstag, 20. April 2019

First Page in my Happy Journal for Rubber Dance

Hello everyone, nice to have you here!
Today I want to share my first page in my little Happy Journal I made for Rubber Dance.

Here is a little sneak peek, the whole project you can find at the Rubber Dance blog.


I made a process video, you can find it here.

Stamp sets from Rubber Dance:



Grungy Stuff

That´s it for today, thank you for your visit!
Now I wish you happy Easter and a wonderful time!

Montag, 15. April 2019

Spring! - Art Journal Page for Country View Challenges

Hello all, 
nice to have you here today! I want to share with you my second project for the April challenge Easter and/or Spring over at Country View Challenges!

This time I made an art journal page with handpainted flowers, using watercolors.
Maybe the little girl is waiting for the Easter bunny to come?


This is what I did:
I prepared my page with white Gesso and sketched the tulip, the daffodil and the grape hyacinths slightly onto my page. I painted them with watercolors, and when they were dry I colored the background  with very watery blue watercolors. Then I shaded the flowers with a charcoal pencil, added some highlights and doodling with posca pens in brown and white and surrounded my page with black charcoal. I was missing a little something, so I stamped some butterflies and colored them with watercolors.
Now I only had to stamp some background stamps onto my page for more interest and glue down the little girl, a paper doll from Tim Holtz. I really love these paper dolls, they always give your work something special!

Here are some close ups:






That little girl looks so cute, doesn´t she?!

Now it´s your turn to make something Easter or Spring related and share with us at Country View Challenges! You have plenty of time left! And remember - you have the chance to win a 20 £ voucher for the shop! So I hope you will hippedi-hop in 😋.

Thank you for your visit today and happy Easter!