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Donnerstag, 17. Januar 2019

Good for the Creative Soul - Layout for Canvas Corp Brands

Hello dear visitors, 
today I want to share with you my latest layout I made for the Crew Challenge at Canvas Corp Brands.
We were supposed to use the "Compose Your Life" paper range, designed by Aga Baraniak.

I used one of the gorgeous old family photos of a friend (thank you Maja!), some Tattered Angels Glimmer- and Baseboard Mists, some chipboards, lace and flowers and of course the fabulous papers.

Here are some close ups:

Here you can see the layout from an angle to show you the beautiful shimmer of the Mists.

Please hop to the blog to see more of the fabulous projects the crew made with the Compose Your Life paper range!

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

Donnerstag, 10. Januar 2019

DIY Cover for a Changeable Calendar

Hello dear visitors, welcome to my blog!

Here in my district in Bavaria we drown in snow at the moment, even the schools are closed! And it still keeps on snowing!

So I use the spare time for writing this post.

The last years I used to pimp up a calender for my mother and she always loved them. But she said, that it is always a pity to throw it away after one year!
Then I discovered a changeable calendar called MODUS XL, fitting to the needs of my mother, and I decided to make a reuseble cover for it!
Here is what I did:

If you want to know, how I made it, you only have to watch the process video. So grab a cup of tea and enjoy watching!

Here are two close ups:

So I will go outside now and shovel snow again 😏💪
Thank you for stopping by, I wish you a wonderful day!

I want to participate in following challenges:

Mittwoch, 9. Januar 2019

Perfect Peace - Art Journal Page for CVC

Hello dear visitors, nice to have you here! 💗

The New Year is gets moving on and we are all back to normal life I think.

Today I want to share with you my second inspiration peace piece for the January challenge cityscape/landscape over at Country View Challenges.
I must admit, landscapes are not something I do very often and it´s totally out of my comfort zone. So I was sitting here thinking round and round, what I could do. I do not have stamps for cityscape or landscape, so it was not easy for me!
But then I looked out the window and watched the falling snow - then I knew what I wanted to do - a wintery landscape! As you might know, I live here near the Alpes, surrounded by mountains. I remembered a walk through the wood and it was snowing. And when I looked to the landscape, standing at the edge of the wood, I thought: "Wow, how peaceful the world looks!"

Having this in mind, I created my art journal page:

I made a process video, so enjoy watching!

Here are some close ups:

That´s it for today!
Now I hope, you will join in with our January challenge, I am curious, what you will show us! And of course, just like the years before, you can win a 20£ voucher to spend in the shop!

Dienstag, 1. Januar 2019

Cityscape - Day 1 of my USA/Canada Travel Journal for CVC

Hello and Happy New Year to all of you!

New Year - new challenge at Country View Challenges! This time my lovely team mate Craftyfield has chosen the theme "Cityscape/Landscape".
This is what she says:

The theme for January is Cityscape/Landscape, chosen by Craftyfield. 
For this challenge we want to see countryside or city scenes. Seascapes and mountain scenes are OK too, but a single house with or without garden, a few trees do not constitute a landscape... Feel free to add faeries or critters however, the scenes do not need to be realistic!

Last year I went with my daughter on a wonderful vacation to the USA and Canada. I made a Travel Journal, in which I wanted to write all our adventures day by day.
But - we were so busy, that I didn´t make it to fill the pages meanwhile the travel. So I hoarded all the cards, tickets, bits and bobs, wrote on a notepad, what we did every day and thought, I´ll fill the journal, when we are back home.
Well, you guessed it already...... Life went to it´s normal course and the travel journal sat in a drawer, waiting to be filled.

Now, thank you Christine for giving me the reason to work on it 😉😊

Here is the first day of our travel - arrival in New York.

I prepared the background with Gesso and took some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Rose Gold for a little bit muted color. Then I added the Cityscape, also colored with Rose Gold and glued down all the other elements from our first day in New York City and framed the pictures with some doodling. Some stamping added a bit more interest.
At last I journaled, what happend at this day - and that´s it!

I made a little step by step - video, so sit back and enjoy watching!

Here is the skyline from NYC, I found on for free download.

The pictures of the Times Square, Hard Rock Café and the Black Iron Burger I found on internet.

That´s it for today!

I wish you a wonderful, creative and healthy New Year and we would be happy, if you´ll find time to join in with our challenges at Country View Challenges this year again!

Donnerstag, 13. Dezember 2018

Super quick and easy Christmas Cards for CCB

Hello everybody, nice to have you here today!

I want to show you some super quick and easy christmas cards, I made for Canvas Corp Brands.
I used the beautiful Mixed Media Origins Mini Art Elegant wings.

Here a little sneak peek.

Find more at the Creative Studio, the blog from CCB!

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

Dienstag, 11. Dezember 2018

Another Christmas Card for CVC

Hello dear visitors, 
I hope you have not too much stress, I know, these days before christmas are very busy, so enjoy a few moments to rest.

Today I want to show you another christmas card for our Christmas Challenge over at Country View Challenges. This time I made a pretty flat one, good for mailing.
I also wanted to go for a monochromatic, restrained style.
So here it is:

I used a 15cm x 15cm (6" x 6") card, some pre gessoed watercolor paper, cut in size, slightly smaller, Distress Oxide shabby shutters and the PaperArtsy stamp set ESC07 .

I smooched the ink on my crafting surface, spritzed with water and put my paper on top. I repeated until the whole paper was covered. Then I spritzed it with water and used a paper towel to soak most of the watered color to get a very soft tone.

When the paper was dry, I created some "hills" with torn paper and DO shabby shutters, which I applied with a blending tool (sorry, I forgot to take a picture). Then I stamped the wonderful tree from the stamp set with Archival Ink Peat Moss. I also stamped only parts of the tree to make them look like standing behind the hills and to create an optical distance. I stamped the sentiment with Archival Ink Potting Soil

For some sparkle I added some snowpaste and glitter on top of the hills. Then I added some snowflakes using a stencil and modeling paste and sprinkled some glittersnow - or snowglitter? on top of them. To add more interest I stamped some flying birds on top.

Lastly I stamped some tiny "snowflakes" and made them shine with diamond stickles. I adhered the picture to the card and added some stamped christmas wishes to the inside - that´s it!
This card is flat enough to be sent by post as a "normal" card!

Here are some close ups:

I made another one in a pretty similar style, which I do not want to keep from you:

Well, now I hope you´ll find time to join in with our challenge this month! As usual, you can win a 20£ voucher to spend in the shop!
Now I want to thank you for your visit and I wish you a wonderful Advent time and a Merry Christmas!

Samstag, 1. Dezember 2018

A Vintage Christmas Card

Hello dear visitor, a warm welcome to my blog!
First of December and only 3 weeks until it´s christmas! It´s christmas time at Country View Challenges too, we want to see your christmas makes this month.

I made a card with this wonderful vintage angel I had in my stash.

For me at christmas time glitter and gold is a must. I love the shimmer and shine, it enhances the magic of this time.
I took the vintag picture, matted it with red cardstock and golden glitter paper. I only let peek out a tiny little bit around the edges. At the bottom I glued a pearl lace for even more shine.

For the background I cut a christmas paper, designed by Astrid Maclean some years ago, to size, distressed the eges with Distress Oxide walnut stain and matted it with the glitterpaper before I glued it onto a card.
Now to my decoration:
I diecut snowflakes and a snowflake edge from white cardstock and toned it down with some Distress Ink antique linen. Now I wanted to go for a frosty look, smeared on top of the snowflake edge some Matte Medium and sprinkled on top of it crystal snow (I don´t know how it is called exactly). I thought, the edge will be seen on both sides, so I will treat the back equal. Not not my best idea! It got too heavy weight, it folded down. So I ripped off the biggest snowflake and added a smaller one, I added the glitter with a wink of stella brush pen. Way better!
The diecut snowflakes I treated the same way, but I glittered them only with the glitter brush pen.

I glued some fabric under the picture and framed the angel with snowflakes and some little snowballs, made of styrofoam balls, coated with fake snow.

A while ago I bought some flower dies for small flowers and made some poinsettias. One of them I used for my card.

To embed the poinsettia I diecut some twigs from the Tim Holtz Holiday Greens Thinlits die cut set and toned them down with Distress Oxides walnut stain. Some feathers and snowballs completed the arrangement.
The German text stamp says: "The magic of christmas" and was stamped with DO walnut stain too.

I hope you like my little card as much as I do and I´m looking forward to seeing your christmas themed pieces of art!
Thank you for your visit today - and don´t forget to hop to the blog and see more of the wonderful makes of my lovely team mates!