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Sonntag, 21. August 2016

Lazy Summer Days


Hallo zusammen, schön, dass ihr bei mir vorbeischaut!
Heute habe ich eine Doppelseite in meinem großen Art Journal, das ich mir unlängst gekauft habe, für euch.
Ich habe sie für Country View Challenge gestaltet, um euch eine weitere Inspiration für  unsere Challenge "Hot Summer Days" zu geben. Unten findet ihr auch eine Schritt für Schritt Anleitung, wie ich die Seiten aufgebaut habe. Also viel Spaß beim Anschauen und vielleicht habt ihr ja Lust teilzunehmen, ihr könnt einen £ 20 Gutschein gewinnen! Ein paar Tage habt ihr noch Zeit!

Hello all and a warm welcome to my blog!
Today I want to share with you a double spreat page in my new big Art Journal.
I made it for Country View Challenges to give you another inspiration for our Challenge "Hot Summer Days". Below you find some step x step tutorial to show you, how I made it.
So have fun watching it and may be you´ll find time to join in, you can win a £ 20 voucher! There are some days left!

 Here some step x step pictures:





I started with a page, on which I had brayered some left over paints from a project, I did short time ago (you will see this next month ;-) ).



I prepared the pages with some white Gesso first.




For the right summer feeling I think there must be some roses. So I took the upper layer of a napkin, tore it apart and glued the parts down.




Now I painted the white space with the same colors, I used at the beginning......





 .... followed by some stenciling with Archival Inks.

I prepared some parts for stamping with white Gesso and stamped two images from LaBlanche on top. Later I decided, I want only to use one of them and painted over the other one. Being not that happy with, I also stamped the one, I wanted to stay, later onto an extra paper to make it more visible. The stamped image I colored with Distress Inks.




Now I did some background stamping with Archival Ink in olive. The stamp is from LaBlanche too.









To get even more into this summer feeling, I wrote a poem, called "summer", on the background. Well, later it will not be very much visible, but I liked it very much. Sorry, I didn´t translate it, so, my English speaking friends, you might try to translate it with the help of "Aunt Google". ;-)
The poem I found here
  Im Sommer





Dünnbesiedelt das Land.


Trotz riesigen Feldern und Maschinen


liegen die Dörfer schläfrig


in Buchsbaumgärten; 

die Katzen trifft selten ein Steinwurf.





Im August fallen Sterne.


Im September bläst man die Jagd an.


Noch fliegt die Graugans, spaziert der Storch


durch unvergiftete Wiesen. 

Ach, die Wolken -


wie Berge fliegen sie über die Wälder. 





Wenn man hier keine Zeitung hält


ist die Welt in Ordnung.


In Pflaumenmuskesseln


spiegelt sich schön das eigne Gesicht und

feuerrot leuchten die Felder.  



(Sarah Kirsch)   




In the next step I used a brick wall stencil with Archival Ink Potting Soil....



...and some stone paste, I have for ages in my stash






Then I die cut leaves with the "spring greenery" die from Tim Holtz, grabed several of my green mists to color them and left them to dry.


Meanwhile I wrote my words with a black marker, surrounded them with a white one, cut them out and distressed the edges. To make them fit better, I colored the white background with DI spun sugar.
Then I put everything in place and glued all down.




Some final steps later (setting highlights with acrylic paint, spritzing deluted white Gesso, painting the middle of the leaves) my page was ready!

 Here are some close ups:






I want to join in following challenges:
http://anythingbutcutechallenge.blogspot.de/2016/08/challenge-16-shabby-garden-mood-board_5.html
http://craftstamper.blogspot.de/2016/08/take-it-make-it-challlenge-august.html
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.de/2016/08/august-challenge-anything-goes.html
http://theartisticstampercreativeteam.blogspot.de/2016/08/august-creative-challenge-anything-goes.html
http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.de/2016/08/welcome-to-creative-artistes-challenge.html
http://thingstoalter.blogspot.de/2016/08/things-to-alter-august-challenge.html
http://www.vintagejourney.com/2016/08/stencil-it_5.html

Zum Schluss möchte ich euch noch ein paar Eindrücke von meinem (zugegeben etwas verwilderten) kleinen Garten geben. Es war so ein wunderbarer Sommertag mit einem blitzblauen Himmel, das wollte ich euch einfach zeigen.
Last I want to show you some garden impressions of my little (I admit a little wild) garden. It was such a wonderful sunny day with a lighning blue sky, I wanted to show you.





Eine der unzähligen Blüten eines meiner Eibisch Sträucher. Ich liebe sie, sie blühen so wunderbar!

One blossom of one of my hibiscus bushes. They are blooming so wonderful!
So, das wars für heute. Vielen Dank, dass ihr bei mir hereingeschaut habt und ich freue mich sehr über eure Kommentare!
That´s it for today. Thank you for stopping by here and your lovely comments are always appreciated!

Montag, 8. August 2016

Curative Diary for Canvas Corp Brands August Challenge - Reha-Tagebuch für CCB August Challenge


Hello all, a warm welcome to my blog!

Today I want to share my project, made for the August Challenge over at Canvas Corp Brands: Make a planner! 




Type of project: Make a calender, altered calendar, agenda or notebook – share how you stay organized, share a page, share the book, share how you put one together.
Colors: You need to use the color shades in the mood board pictured above. White and black are allowed as compliment.
Last day to enter: September 5
Canvas Corp Brands Products: we would love for you to use products from any of our brands – Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp or 7gypsies, but not required to enter to win. If you use any of our products – be sure to mention them when you write about your project. #7gypsies #tatteredangels #canvascorp
Share you project and you could can win this amazing box of goodies:



This is my take on the challenge.


This is a gift for a collegue, who is going to Curative stay. The title means curative diary.
I used one of the scrap packs, Glimmer Mists Red Chillies and Tattered Leather and Glimmer Glam Yellow.

Now I have some step x step photos for you:

This is how the notebook looked before.


I used a scrap pack, filled with many goodies to use!






I cut one of the included papers in size and covered the book. 


Here you can see how I treated the edges.


Time for some stenciling. I used Texture Glass and left it to dry.


Glimmer Mist Red Chillies and....
Tattered Leather
more stenciling, this time with modeling paste

and some Glimmer Glam Yellow.
The next step was not my very best idea. I thought, I should seal the surface with some varnish, but unfortunately the colours smeard a little bit. It looked better before. Next time I know..... ;-)
now I embellished the front....
and glued all down with matte medium (sorry, some steps I didn´t photograph)
That´s it! I think, my collegue likes it!


Front

Back

Thank you for stopping by!
I hope, you´ll find time to join the challenge!
Have a wonderful week!



Montag, 1. August 2016

Summertime, and the living is easy.....

Hello dear blogfriends, nice to have you here!
First of August means a brand new challenge over at Country View Challenges, this time with the fitting theme "Hot Summer Days" !
August means holidays, hot and sunny days, bright flowers, butterflies and bees, swimming in lakes or the sea, chilly times and fun, being outdoors and having fun!

I´ve made a little canvas using bright colors.

 
Here a little step x step:




I used a little canvas, only 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 inch). This size is fun to work on, you can create some quick projects, trying out new mediums and techniques!



First step was to prime the canvas with a coat of Gesso.


Now I took my new DecoArt liquid acrylic paints and DecoArt Tinting Base - I never used it before and I wanted to see, how it works. It brightens the colors and makes them more opaque. I think, it needs some practice, but I like it even now!

My next step was to take some stamps and embossing powder. I stamped the images with Versa Mark on my canvas and heat embossed them.


Next I painted some paper with the same colors I used on the canvas and stamped and embossed some butterflies.
Well, they didn´t turn out that pretty I expected, but I decided to use them nevertheless. I fuzzy cut them and glued them on top of the gras and the butterfly on the canvas.




I added some doodling with a black brushmarker and a white acrylic marker.






For a little bling I dipped some stickles glitter on the butterfly wings and the wings of the bee. Unfortunately you can´t see the pretty shimmer on the photos.


Now I added a sentiment from Tim Holtz´s Small Talk stickers
some more doodling and that´s it!

I had much fun making this little canvas! May be you´ll try to do one by yourself, it´s a great way to play around with new techniques or materials!
Now I hope, you´ll find some time to join our challenge over at Country View Challenges!
Thank you for stopping by here and have a nice week!