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Dienstag, 5. Mai 2020

Another Birthday Card

Hello my friends, 
welcome to my second inspiration post for the May challenge at Country View Challenges, the theme is Tea Party/Birthday Party.

This time I made a card for a man.

For this card I used a precolored paper, I guess I used watercolors, spritzed with water.
I stamped some marks with a PaperArtsy Mini stamp EM 47 with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide for some interest.

Now I used the Manuscript Stencil from finnabair with modeling paste to bring more texture to the background.

Last I layered some old book pages, kraft paper scraps, a part of a paper doily and arranged on top a paper doll from Tim Holtz.  Some flowers and a stamped congratulation finished my male card.

That´s it from me for today. 
Now it´s your turn, I hope, you will find some time to make something for our Tea Party theme!

Thank you for your visit and take care!

Freitag, 1. Mai 2020

Birthday Card with a Butterfly

Hello lovelies,
First of May already - unbelievable!
And of course - new challenge at Country View Challenges!
This time my talented teamy Miriam hosts the challenge and it´s called "Tea party". It can be a birthday theme too.
I made a birthday card this time.

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and glued some leftover strips in different sizes to the left side, vertical and horizontal. Now I took a TCW stencil and put modeling paste through it and let it dry. Then I gave the page a good coat of Gesso.
Now I took my beloved PaperArtsy infusions, this time  "A Bit Jaded", sprinkled it on top of the surface and sprayed water on top. for more drama I used some black ink here and there. 
After drying I took a script stamp, also from PaperArtsy, and stamped randomly with black Archival ink.
Now I took some gilding wax and spreat it with my fingers over the rised areas of the card. I also gilded the edges. Then I did some shading with a black Stabilo All pencil and activated it with some water on a brush.
Now I only had to stamp my congrats and a cut out butterfly (Shawn Petite collage pack) and glue both in place.

Here are some close ups:

here you can see a little bit better the gilding. Hard to get a good picture of it!

Thank you for your visit today and I hope, you will find time to play with our challenge, as you know, you can win a 20 £ voucher for the shop.

Have a good time, stay healthy and take care!

Mittwoch, 29. April 2020

Two cards for Shawn Petite

I want to share my "Two of a kind" cards I made for Shawn Petite with you.

Find more on Shawn´s blog and the video you can find here.

Have a wonderful day and take care!

Samstag, 11. April 2020

Another Card with Silhouette Stamps

Hello dear friends, and happy Easter weekend everyone!

Today it´s my turn to share my second project for the April challenge at Country View Challenges.
As I promised in my previous post, I want to show you another card with silhouette stamps today.
This time no bunnies, this time a cat and a bird.

These are again stamps from LaBlanche. For the background I used Distress Oxides in squeezed lemonade, broken china and picked raspberry, and for stamping Archival Inks in Jet Black, Watering can and Cobalt blue.
This time I used a brayer to get the Distress Oxides on my card. I watched some videos from Lavinia Stamps (you can find them here) and tried this technique. I must say, I am pretty pleased with the result 😊.

Now I hope, you like my cute cat and join in with our challenge!

Mittwoch, 1. April 2020

Easter Card

Hello dears, welcome to April!
As usual on the first of a month, there is a brandnew challenge for you at Country View Challenges.
This time the lovely Corrie hostes the theme - Animal Magic!

Easter is just around the corner and I wanted to use my silhouette stamps from LaBlanche, I bought some time ago. So here is a little card

 I started with a precut specialty stamping paper and some Distress Oxides for my background.
I spreat the inks on my crafting mat, spritzed some water on top and dipped in my paper. then I dried it with my heating tool.
I added some more green to the bottom of the card and dried it again.

Now I started to stamp my little scene. First I stamped some grass with Archival Ink in peat moss and black and dried the stamped image.

Now I added some leaves with Archival Ink in watering can and black on top of the card.

Time for some little bunnies and daffodils and a tiny butterfly. They were stamped black.

 To complete the scene, I added a sun, going down behind the little hills. For that I cut out a circle from acetate with my 2 1/2 " circle punch, positioned it on top and went around it with DI spun sugar.
Because it was not visible enough, I repeated it with Distres Oxide worn lipstick.

To finish it off, I smeared some vaseline over the surface and polished it with a cloth.
I thought, some words would be nice. I realised, that I don´t have a "Happy Easter" stamp, so I added the words "Happy holiday" and I was fine.

It´s not the usual way of cardmaking, so I felt a little bit uncomfortable and recognised, I need some practise 😉😏😋. So stay tuned for the second project this month!
Now hop to the Country View Challenge blog to see what my teamies made - I promise, they did an animal-good job!

I hope you want to play with us this month, grab out your animal stamps and make something beautiful! As you know, you can win a 20£ voucher to spend in the shop! 

Thank you for your visit and stay save!

Dienstag, 17. März 2020

Time To Fly

Hello friends, I hope you are all healthy and doing well in this crazy times!
Today I want to show you my second project for the March challenge at Country View challenges with the theme `The Eyes Have It´.
I made a square page (one more in a row).

When I was looking around at Pinterest, I stumbled over some pictures with faces, drawn on newspaper. I liked them very much and decided to give it a trial.
I started with a white square page and covered it with an old Bazzill Basics Paper called Antique Newsprint. I glued it down with Matte Medium.
Then I sketched the face with a black water soluble pencil, went over it with black ecoline ink, using a pen nip. then I took a brush with water and made the ink run a little bit. The iris of the eye I colored with some turquoise blue ink and watered it also. Some highlights I put there with a white posca pen.
After this I tore a napkin, took the top layer and glued it on the surface. 

The words are from a PaperArtsy stencil, I brushed Versafine Clair warm breeze through the stencil and surrounded the words with a black fineliner.

 Now I only had to color the edges with some ink and glue it on top of a black cardstock.

I am really happy with this page!
Here are some close ups: 

 That´s it for today. I hope, you will find some time to play with our challenge, you can win a 20 £ voucher to spend in the shop!

Thank you for your visit!

Sonntag, 1. März 2020

The Eyes Have It!

Hello my friends,
This time the theme is "eyes".
I made a card with the super cool PaperArtsy Seth Apter stamp EM39.

I took a kraft cardstock and prepared it with clear Gesso. Then I used 3D Matte Gel and a Tim Holtz stencil to create some texture.
When dry, I sprayed and sprinkled with Lindy´s Stamp Gang sprays (Moon Shadow Mist Gossamer Gold, Starburst Time Travel Teal and Frozen Jack Frost, Flat Fabio Merci Beaucoup Mint) and dried everything with my heat tool. 
I stamped the eye 4 times with black, grey and brown Archival Ink, cut it to size, adhered it onto cardboard and grunged them up with the sprays. The same I did with a piece of a fragrance box, which I peeled off and grunged the corrugated surface.
Now I played a little bit with the new matte waxes from finnabair. I scrubbed the white and some blue and green over the rised areas to enhance the pattern.
I altered some chipboard cogs, first with black Gesso, then with the rust pastes from finnabair. The finishing touch built a touch of gold wax.
Time to put everything together!

 I glued all pieces on top of a card and added some flowers to make it perfect.

Here are some close ups:

That´s it for today! I hope you like the theme this month and feel inspired to join in with our challenge!
As you know, you can win a 20£ voucher for the shop!

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