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Freitag, 9. November 2018

Artist Trading Coins II for Country View Challenges

Hello everybody!
We have a wonderful theme this month at Country View Challenges, chosen by the lovely Debs - Artist Traiding Coins!

These little cuties are really addictive, they are so versatile to create and really fun. If you didn´t try to make some of them, you really should! And if you do some, why not link the result of your play to our challenge? We really would love to see them, and you have the chance to win a 20 £ voucher to spend in the shop!

Here is my second row of ATCoins



And this is how I made them:

Recently I found a recipe on how to make your own Gelli plate - so I gave it a try and once the home made plate was ready to use, I had a play.

This paper is the ghost print of a page and I loved the look of it.

I cut out some coins (2 1/2" diameter), glued them on some cardboard to make them sturdier and distressed them with some Distress Oxides in walnut stain.



I used the new Visible Image Stamps "you are not alone", which you can find in the shop here, and stamped the hands on specialty stamping paper with Archival Ink in Jet Black. When dry, I colored them with Faber Castell Polycromos, fuzzy cut them.
Next I took another stamp set from Visible Image called "Ahead of our time", which you can also find in the shop here. I took the stamp platform and stamped the little girl and man on specialty stamping paper. I stamped two times with Archival Ink Jet Black to make sure, the little figures are really black inked. When dry I fuzzy cut them too.

Now I arranged the pieces on my ATCoins, surrounded the little figures with a white Gelpen and added words from Tim Holtz´s Small Talk Stickers. On the back of the coins I glued some light weight brown cardstock and framed them on the edges with a black brush marker.

Here are my coins one after the other:




Now I hope you liked them and I´m looking forward to seeing your little cuties!
Thank you for your visit today and have a good time!

Donnerstag, 1. November 2018

Artist Trading Coins for Country View Challenges

Hello dear visitors and a special welcome to my 100th follower! I am very happy to see you here!

November already and time for a new challenge over at Country View Challenges.
This month the theme is: Artist Trading Coins!

I love to make this little treasure coins, they are so cute and a great opportunity to use your scraps or parts of a not very well accomplished backgroundpaper.

Here are my ATCoins:



And this is what I did:

I used this paper, on which I cleaned my brayer 
and tried some new stamps.
Well - never throw away something! 😉

I punched out some 2 1/2" circles.







I matted them with cardboard to make them sturdier....




sealed the surface with transparent Gesso...

 on some parts I brushed crackle glaze for more interest.
 I took some stencils and Distress Oxides in matching colors to add some texture, ...

 and framed the coins with black soot Distress Oxide.
 I wanted to have some white space, so I took white acrylic paint and spreaded it with my fingers.
 I tinted tiny distressed pieces of cloth, ...


...gathered some small and tiny flowers...



and glued them down


Next I mixed Mini Art Stones with golden splash paint and added some white glue before I decorated the coins.


Now I sprinkled some glitter on top and when everything was dry, I added word stickers and some white highlights with a gelpen here and there.
Last step was to glue some scrap paer in black to the back and stamp the date.


Well, I fear I have overdone them a little bit - but, it is what it is.








Here are the coins one after another:




That´s it for today!
I hope, you will jump in to the fun and show us your little Artist Trading Coins! You know, you can win a 20 £ voucher for the shop!

Thank you for your visit and have a wonderful day!

Sonntag, 28. Oktober 2018

Little Canvas Cable clutch for Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovely visitors, nice to have you here!

Today I want to show you a little project I made for Canvas Corp Brands - a little cable clutch.
You can find more here!

I always got annoyed, when I wanted to use my earphones and had to untangle the cable first - so, this is an easy solution to avoid this mess!





I made a little tutorial for you, enjoy watching and I would be happy if you like and subscribe to my channel.


Now I wish you a creative weekend and thank you for your visit!

Samstag, 13. Oktober 2018

Autumn ATCs for Country View Challenges

Hello and welcome to my second post for the October Challenge "Plantastic" at Country View Challenges, hosted by my lovely fellow team Rachel!

The wonderful weather here keeps staying and the leaves are turning into an autumnal rainbow.
Inspired by nature´s wonder, I grabbed my fall foliage dies and diecut a whole bunch of lieaves. I colored thme with watercolors and made  a set of Autumn ATCs.


I made a video tutorial, so enjoy watching!


Here are the ATCs one after another.




That´s it for today!
Now I hope you will grab out your plantastic items and join in with our challenge this month! You have lots of time left and as always, you can win a 20£ voucher to spend in the shop!
Thank you for your visit and have a wonderful autumn time!

I want to join in with the following challenges:

Montag, 1. Oktober 2018

Autumnal Card for Country View Challenges

Hello and welcome to the colorful month of October!
My lovely teammate Rachel hostes the theme for the challenge at Country View Challenges this month and she wants us to make something plantastic.
For more information please check the challenge, there you will find some gorgeous inspiration too!

Here is my card.


I made this card for a couple, how move away from here as a farewell. What better would fit, than an autumnal theme with nearly empty trees and falling leaves!

I made a little process video, so if you want to see how I made this, sit back and enjoy watching!


That´s it for today! Thank you for being here and I hope, you feel inspired and will join in with our challenge this month. As always you can win a 20£ voucher for the shop.

Freitag, 21. September 2018

First pages of the travel journal - for Country View Challenges

Hello, I´m back again!
My daughter and I had a wonderful time while travelling through the USA and Canada.
Here are the first pages, where I wrote in our everyday destinations.



I used some papers from a Tim Holtz paper pad, covered some parts with white Gesso and stamped an old automobile on top. I cut out a part of a map with the parts of America and Canada and glued it onto the page. For the flap, I glued a stripe of watercolor paper on one side, stamped the dates and added the cities beside.
Here are some close ups:




More to come soon!

Thank you for your visit today - and don´t forget to join in our challenge at Country View Challenges!

Samstag, 1. September 2018

DIY Travel Note Book for Country View Challenges

Hello dear visitors, nice to have you here!

While you are reading this post, I am still on vacancy with my daughter in the USA.... or may be we are in Canada right now? 😀

What a big adventure and a big, big dream coming true!
We are travelling three weeks from New York, the coast up to Quebeck over Montreal and Toronto to the Niagara Falls and then back to New York before we go home again.
Wow! I can´t believe it! I´m writing this one day before we start, I´m so excited!

Well, I needed a Travel Note Book - of course we want to see as much as possible and I don´t want to forget anything! So I made this.
Fitting to the September challenge over at Country View Challenges "Planes, Trains, Automobiles", hosted by the lovely Miriam, I decorated the cover with a plane and a shrinked stamped Automobile.


Today I don´t have steps or a video for you - I had no time, sorry!

I made this book some time ago, but I measured the cover wrong and I didn´t like the paper I covered it, so I took it and changed the look.
This is what it looked before:


Well, pretty, but...

I took some papers from the Tim Holtz Correspondece Paper Pad and made the cover new.



← Front




             Back →


 ← Front inside






Back inside →






I added some checkered paper to the binded notebook to have more space for more notes, e.g. expenditure, notes, ...


I played with some mists, crackle paste through a stencil and stamps, stamped the title, fuzzy cut the aeroplane and put everything together. 


Then I added a eyelet and threaded a leather string through.



←front





back →









Here are some close ups:







 The inside I will show you, when I am back - hopefully filled with beautiful memories, so stay tuned!
Well, meanwhile I hope, you will find the time join in with our challenge this month, so that I´ll get to see some pretty makes from you when I come home!

Thank you for your visit today and have a good time.