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Dienstag, 11. Juli 2023

Charms for Animal Lovers

Hello all!

Here is my second make for the July challenge "4 legged friends" at Country View Challenges.  

This time I didn´t want to make another card, so I decided to make little charms.

I took some older stamps and got out my shrink foil.

First I slightly sanded the white shrink foil to prepare it for colouring. I stamped the dog and the little pony with Archival ink and let it dry. Then I coloured the images with my Polychromos from Faber Castell. Next I diecut the images with a round and an oval die, punched a hole and shinked them with my heat tool.

Here you can see a before and after - always fascinating, isn´t it?

Next I hung in a jump ring and a chain, added a key ring - and ready!

Here are two close ups:

I will give the charms to a friend of mine, who has a dog and loves riding!

Now I hope, you will find some time to make something for the challenge, there is time enough to join!

Thank you for your visit and have a good week!

Samstag, 1. Juli 2023

You Are The Best!

 Hello all and happy July!

As I told you in my last post, I am in the middle of a big mkeover in my flat, so I had nearly no time to be creative - painting walls and furniture may count, but it´s not the theme at Country View Challenges *lol*. The theme is "4 legged friends" this time. So I made a little card with a dog.

I took this picture from my stash, matted it on cardstock in fitting colours, glued it onto a little card and added the saying. This is rised a little bit with foam squares.

The paw prints are from an old stamp, stamped with DO black soot. Then I only made some sprinkles with DO vilted violet - that´s it!

Sorry for this really quick and simple card, but.... well, the day only has 24 hours!

Thank you for your visit and I hope you will make something fluffy for the challenge!

Mittwoch, 21. Juni 2023

Once Upon A Time....

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday!

For my second project for the "Vintage" challenge at Country View Challenges  I made a page in my little art pad.

It´s a quick and simple page, because I am in the middle of chaos at home. I renovate my floors and I have to put all furnitures from one room to the other. And being in the flow, I renew some of my cupboards (sand them and paint new), paint the walls etc......
Well, time for crafting and being on social medias is rare you can imagine!
Therefor it will be a short post.

This is what I did:
I brushed vintage photo DI over the page, sprinkled water on top and let it dry. Then I stamped with Archival ink coffee the first Tiny prints stamps from Tim Holtz randomly to the background and then the second one with Archival ink sepia randomly on top.
I stapeled some paper pieces from my stash together after I distressed the edges with vintage photo.
I glued them down with foam tape and glued a picture from the Vintage Photobooth pad from Finnabair as a focal point to the cluster. I stamped the words with black Archival ink directly onto the page and last I tied a little bow with a yarn and a silver string. I took a cap from a bottle and made some rings with DI evergreen bough to finish the page - That´s it!

That´s it from here for now.
I hope, you will join in with our challenge this month, there is enough time left to make something vintage. You know, you have the chance to win a 20 £ voucher for the shop!

Thank you for your visit today!

Donnerstag, 1. Juni 2023

Art Journal Page "Be You"

Hello and happy June!

For the new challenge over at Country View Challenges with the theme "Vintage" I made an art journal page.

This is what I did:

(I apologise for the bad quality of the pictures, I guess I had bad light)

I wanted to try out the faux bleeching technique, which Tim Holtz showed in one of his lives.

I prepared my pages with some snippets of old bookpages to cover some paint and then I spreat white Gesso over the whole page and let it dry.

Now I took DO speckled egg, salvaged patina and uncharted mariner and blended the colours from light to dark from the top of the page downwards. I used a blending brush.

Time for stamping!
I used  one of the floral trims stamps and Versafine  onyx black ink and stamped around the pages.

Now I used a waterbrush and lifted some of the DO ink to "bleech" the florals. The result is sooo amazing!

I prepared another piece of paper, stamped the floral trim again, "bleeched" the flowers and cut them out.

I chose one of the paper dolls Portraits, put some foam pads to it´s back and glued it to the page. The fuzzycut flowers I glued around the portrait. Now I only had to glue down the saying (TH label stickers "thoughts"). 

Here are some close ups:

I hope you like my pages as much as I do and feel inspired to make something vintage for our challenge this month. As always you can win a 20£ voucher for the shop!

Thank you for your visit!

Sonntag, 21. Mai 2023

Bon Voyage!

Hello and happy sunday!

Today I want to share my second make for the May challenge "vehicles" at Country View Challenges

This time I made a card.

I took a piece of watercolour paper and coloured it very lightly with a blending brush. I used DI brushed corduroy and festive berries. The edges  I distressed with walnut stain. Next I stamped the background with my new stamp from the Tiny Prints stamp sets from Tim Holtz. I stamped it randomly with VersaFine Clair Pinecone. 

Now I stamped the focal point, an older stamp from LaBlanche I had in my stash. I love the old locomative! I stampde it with VersaFine Clair Chianti.

I added some "smoke" with DI walnut stain, brushing lightly over the chimney. Then I grabbed some tiny flowers and glued them to the card. Last I printed "Bon Voyage" with my Dymo and glued it down.

Now it´s your turn, there are some days left to make something with vehicles for our challenge.

As always you can win a 20£ voucher for the shop.

Thank you for your visit today!

Montag, 1. Mai 2023

Relax and Go Your Way!

Hello and happy 1st of May!
For the May challenge at Country View Challenges "Vehicles", hosted by the lovely Monika, I made a art journal page with a vitage vehicle stamp.

I started my page with acrylic paint and a stencil. I used Lukas Cryl Terzia Yellow Ochre and spreat the paint all over the page.  In the still wet paint I placed a stencil (LaBlanche) and took away some paint using a baby wipe, I dried the page with my heat tool. Then I added some Amsterdam Standard Series Acrylic paint Phtalo green and Lukas Cryl Terzia Prussian Blue randomly to some places.

Now I needed some lighter areas on the page. For this I used again Lukas Acrylic paint, this time I used Titanium White. To get a good coveridge, I needed to do 3 layers. For more dynamic I brushed slightly over the edges of the areas - I like, how this turned out!

Time for stamping now!
I stamped the two men on the vehicle on tissue paper with versafine pigment ink for fine detail in oniyx black and glued it to the page with Liquitex Matte Medium. I did this, because the paper of my art journal is not smooth and the stamp image would not turn out crisp. If you glue down the tissue paper to the page with matte medium, it is not visible, that there is another layer of paper!
I coloured the stamped image with my Faber Castell Polychromos and added some black charcoal to ground the image.
I also stamped some pattern to the background with a stamp from the eccentric  stamp set CM448 from Tim Holtz and a compass stamp from LaBlanche to add more interest.

Next I used a cheap napkin with a leave pattern, cut out some of the branches and glued them down with matte medium. You really have to be careful to avoid tearing the napkin! I outlined some of the leaves to make them stand out a little bit more.

Lastl step was to print the words withmy Dymo lable maker. I cut the words and coloured them with a green and a brown felt pen, glued them to the page and scribbled around them with a black fineliner.

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 to spend in the shop!
Thank you for your visit and have a sunny month!


Sonntag, 9. April 2023


Hello and Happy Easter to all of you!

Today I want to share with you my second post for the April challenge "Things with Wings" at Country View Challenges.

This time I made a art journal page.

 I had much fun to create the page, using a picture of a magzine from the Supermarket 😉😊.

The page is quite easy to make:

First I gessoed the paper to prepare it, then I used some magical sifters from Lindy´s (Octopus Eyes Aqua, Sea Turtle Teal and Jellyfish Sting Pink). I spritzed water onto the page and sprinkled the magicals on top. Some more water helped to spread the colour. After drying the ink, I took a homemade collage tissue and teared it in pieces, which I glued down randomly using matte medium. You really have to be careful and only tap with a brush on the tissue, it is very fragile!

I ripped out the little Lady from a magazine, gave her some transparent wings (Tim Holtz) and glued her to the page.

Now I did some stamping with some of my favourite stamps from LaBlanche with Versafine fine detail ink in onyx black, took then a black fineliner and doodled arround the edges of my colour. I also glued down one more transparent wing on one of the branches.

I wrote the word "Explore" with a white gelly Roll pen, made a lot of white tiny dots, set some highlight here and there - and that´s it!

Now I hope, the Easter Bunny brought you some yummy eggs and may be, you´ll find time to make something with wings for our challenge!

Thank you for your visit today and again Happy Easter!