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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.


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.

Sonntag, 5. August 2018

Fun at the Beach - Vintage Card for Country View Challenges

Hello and welcome today, 
we are having a really hot summer here, so I decided to choose a picture from Gecko Galz which shows some vintage Ladies at the beach. I made  a card again.

First I made a lace with a silicone mold and light modeling paste and adhered it with matte medium.
Then I colored the background with acrylic paints, highlighted with wax paste and matted my picture with patterned paper. Then I put everything together and embellished the card with tinted cloth, colored flowers, a seashell and a stamped saying.
Here are some close ups:

Oh, one thing I wanted to mention: we had a total moon eclipse this week, it was very impressive! I tried to take some photos of it. You even could see the Mars (it´s the smaller point in the second photo).

That´s it from my side today, I hope you feel inspired to make something beachy for our challenge this month!
Thank you for your visit today and have a wonderful summer!

Mittwoch, 1. August 2018

Sun, Sea and Sand - Card for Country View Challenges

Hello dear visitors, nice to have you here!

August - the month for vacation and holidays, time for beach and sea, time for travel or for lazy days!
The wonderful Corrie hostes the challenge this month at Country View Challenges and she has chosen the theme: Sun, Sea and Sand  (make a summer or holiday themed project).

I made a birthday card for a summer birthday child.

I used the beachy stamp from PaperArtsy (Mini MN04), a granite paint in the color sand, which I have for ages in my stash and one of the new Seth Apter Baked textures Embossing powders from Emerald Creek (Ancient Amber).
For the background I played with two colors of the Infusions powders (Olive Tree and A Bit Jaded) and for the decoration I used collected shells from Italy and 3D Balls and Mini Art Stones.

If you want to watch the process, you can find the video here:

Here are some close ups:

So thank you for your visit today - and I wish you wonderful holidays, at home or far away!
May be you´ll find the time to join our challenge, you can win a 20£ voucher for the shop!
Have a wonderful August!

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Donnerstag, 19. Juli 2018

Art Journal Page "Nature´s Beauty" for CVC

Hello everybody!
July, wonderful month of summer and high time in the garden. Flowers are blooming, we have some really hot days - I love this time of the year!

One of the most beautiful representative of summer is the sunflower. They are in full bloom now and I love their sunny and friendly faces - and the birds do love them too for their sunflower seeds.

For my second project this month at Country View Challenges for the challenge "In the summer garden" I made an Art Journal Page with a sunflower.

I made a video tutorial, so if you want to know, how this page came together, sit back and enjoy!

Here are some close ups:

  That´s it for today. You have some days left to join in with our challenge, so grab your crafty stash and make something beautiful! You can win a 20£ voucher for the shop!
Thank you for your visit and have a wonderful summer!

Montag, 16. Juli 2018

Beautification Of My Wooden High Veg Bed

Hello all, nice to have you here today!
This time I want to show you a project, which is a little bit different to the normal stuff I share 😊Some time my little wooden high veg bed got a little makeover with the wonderful color wash paints from Tattered Angels.

If you want to know more about these paints and the process, please hop to the CCB blog!

Thank you for your visit today 💖💖💖!

Sonntag, 1. Juli 2018

In the Summer Garden - DT Project for Country View Challenges

Hello and welcome to July!
Summer is here and this time we want to look in your garden.
My lovely teamy Jane hostes the challenge over at Country View Challenges this month and it is called `In the Summer Garden´.

Artistic Trading Coins become more and more popular and I thought, it would be nice to hop on this train too and make a set of them for the challenge - and I loved to make them!
Here are my Summer Garden ATCoins I called Bugs.

I adhered them onto cardboard when they were ready to make them a little bit sturdier.

I made a process video, so if you want to see how I made them, you can watch it here:

That´s it for today! I hope you like my little summer garden residents and I am curious, what you will make for our challenge this month.
Thank you for your visit and have a nice day!

Samstag, 23. Juni 2018

Butterfly kisses - DT Project for Country View Challenges

Hello dear visitors, welcome to my blog!
It´s time for my second project for the June challenge "The written word" at Country View Challenges.
I made a little Art Journal page with a lot of butterflies and called it Butterfly kisses.

I made this page in my holidays in Italy.
And this is what I did:

For the background I took a piece of watercolor paper and spreat geneously clear water over the page. Then I painted it in several shades of blue DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics. I let the paint pool and flow and dried it with my heating tool.

When dry I started with some stamping with different background stamps with Archival Ink in different blues....

......and more stamping,

then I took a stencil from AAL&CREATE and blue fluid acrylics mixed with white Gesso and stenciled randomly.
The next stencil is one of my all time favourites. I love these flowers! I stenciled  them all over the page with white Gesso.
To make them stand out even more, I surrounded the flowers with my white posca pen.

 For my butterflies I colored another piece of watercolor paper with distress oxides. I used the wrinkle free distress technique - I spreat the Oxides onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and put the paper on top.
Then I dried the paper and repeated the process, until I was happy with the result. Then I drippled some water on top for more interest.

 Now I took my new little neon colored Amsterdam Acrylic paints. I didn´t want them to get too prominent, therefor I only dry brushed them carefully all over the page.

I stamped Finnabairs butterflies in different sizes with black archival ink and cut them out.
I adhered the butterflies with matte medium to the background paper.
next I stamped the words "butterly kisses" and three tiny hearts from the Illusionary ARTISTS stampset Perfect Words from France Papillon with Versafine Claire Nocturne on watercolor paper, cut them out and glued them down too.

Now I started to decorate the butterflies with black and white posca pens. I doodled dots and stripes, drew antennas and surrounded and shaded them. It was really meditative!

Here are all the butterflies - I love how they turned out!

That´s it for today!
I hope you will join in with our challenge, you still have some days to make something beautiful!
As you know, you have the chance to win a 20 £ voucher to spend in the shop.

Thank you for your visit and
have a wonderful day!