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Dienstag, 30. August 2016

A Postcard for the Postcard Swap at Canvas Corp Brands!

Hello my dear blog friends!
Nice to have you here today.
Some time ago some of the Creative Crew Members decided to make a little Postcard Swap, the Team is spread all over the world, so it would be fun to send and get an artful postcard from anyone far away!

Here is my postcard, it went to Sweden to the lovely Marie Johansson.

 The size for a Postcard:

Here are some close ups:

The sentiment says:
"Art washes away the dust of everyday life from your soul"

and here is the process video:

Materials I used:
from CCB: Papers: Birds & Bees on Ivory, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Coffee ShopDragonfly, Tattered Angels Base Board: Leaf, cardboard, High Impact: white 
Cardstock, Gesso, LaBlanche stamps, Archival Ink Jet Black, WOW Embossing powder clear, home made modeling paste, stencil Pattern Lanthenay from Memory Box, Distress Ink walnut stain, 13@rts Gel medium matte, Faber Castell Pit artist pen black F, Americana Triple Thick Gloss Glaze  

Thank you for dropping in here today, and don´t miss to hop over to the Canvas Corp Blogpost to see all the other beautiful cards!

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:

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!



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