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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!

Montag, 1. August 2022

Summer Birthday Card

 Hello my friends,

you probably may noticed, that I had a little brake. But now I´m back and happy to share my make for the August challenge "Happy Birthday" over at Country View Challenges.

I made a summer birthday card.

And this is, how I made it:
For the background I pushed DI salty ocean, evergreen bough and a tiny amount of picked raspberry directly on my glass mat, spritzed some water and dragged in my paper. I dried it with my heat tool and repeated the process until I was happy with the result. Then I did some stamping with a text stamp from PaperArtsy and with a small background stamp, also PaperArtsy.
For the sentiment I made a rainbow paper with DI mustard seed, spiced marmalade, barn door, picked raspberry, peacock feathers, evergreen bough and mowed lawn. Then I diecut Happy Birthday.
The flowers are dies from Alexandra Renke. I diecut them from Watercolour paper and vellum.
Then I glued everything down, added some crystals and details with a black Pitt artist pen and some colour to the center of the flowers with a crayon.
That´s it!
Here are some more pictures:

Now it´s your turn to make something for a Happy Birthday!

You know, you can win a 20 £ voucher for the shop!

Thank you for your visit today!

Donnerstag, 19. Mai 2022

Cat Tag

Hello lovelies, nice to have you here!

Today I want to share with you my second project for the "Cats & Dogs" challenge over at Countryview Challenges. 

This time I made a little dreamy tag with a diecut cat from my stash.

I took a tag and glued a recently made gelprint on top. Then I stamped the leaves and stems with black VersaFine Clair and put also some ink to the edges. Then I glued the diecut cat to the tag. I guess I got this with a happy mail, I can´t remember. Then I drew the whiskers with a black fineliner and a white gelpen. To ground the cat I scribbled some lines with a black stabilo all and activated it with water.
To finish the tag I gave the cat something to look at and fuzzy cut and glued down a butterfly.
I think I will use this tag as a bookmark!

Here are some close ups:

That´s it for today!
Now I hope you will find time for some cats & dogs for our challenge. Looking forward to seeing your makes!
You know, you can win a 20 £ voucher for the shop!

Thank you for your visit today!

Sonntag, 1. Mai 2022


 Hello and welcome to the May challenge at Country View Challenges!

The theme this month is "Cats & Dogs", hosted by my talented teamy Rachel.

I really like dogs, but my heart belongs to cats. I always had one or more cats in my life from childhood until now and I really love these confident, independent but also clingy creatures.

And of course I made a card with a cat.

For this card I used a elder stamp from LaBlanche - it was a stamp set with cats, a dog and a pony.
This one is so very adorable, I really love, how detailed and lifelike it is!

First I stamped the cat face on my card topper and drew a circle with a pencil around the face. Then I grabbed DI kitsch flamingo, milled lavender and speckled egg and blended the inks with a domed foam applicator. For more interest I used a stencil and went over it with the same colour of the background. Some water drops completed the background.

Next I stamped some paw prints with DI brushed corduroy and darkend the edges of my paper with it too. Then I samped the lovely cat again and coloured it with DI (brushed corduroy again), gave her green eyes and made some highlight with a white gel pen. I cut it out in a circle. Lastly I stamped the sentiment with black Archival ink, matted the focal point and the sentiment onto cardboard for some dimension. Then I glued both onto my card topper, alining with the cat underneath.

The sentiment is in German an it says:

Not all Angels have wings,
some have whiskers.

That´s it for today, I hope you will find time to join in with our challenge this month, as you know, you can win a 20 £ voucher for the shop!

Well, and now I don´t want to introduce you my two beloved furr babies Lucy and Oskar:

This is Lucy - she is a little Diva =)

....and this is her brother Oskar. He is the most adorable cat I ever had! 💗

Thank you for your visit and happy May!