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Montag, 1. März 2021

Silhouette Card

 Hello lovelies!

It´s the first of March and it´s time for a new challenge at Country View Challenges. This month the theme is Silhouettes.

We already had some really warm and sunny days and Spring is nearly here. So I wanted to make a spring card.

I made a simple background by spreading Distress Oxide Ink speckled eggs, peeled paint and mermaid lagoon over my specialty stamping paper. I activeted it with some water.
Now I took some silhouette stamps from my stash (LaBlanche) and used my beloved Versafine Clair Inks, nocturne and warm breeze to build a scene. You can find the Ink pads in the shop.
To finish the card I inked the edges and glued the picture onto a card. 

Now it´s your turn to make something with silhouettes!
Thank you for your visit today!

Mittwoch, 17. Februar 2021

Spring Time!

Hello lovelies, nice to have you here again!

 For my second project for the challenge over at Country View Challenges with the theme "First signs of Spring" I made a page in my little sketch pad.

I liked the idea of the single flower from my first projekt, so I decided to make another picture with only one flower.
I took my sketch pad, that I use for different "try-out"-projects, glued together 2 pages and prepared the surface with a thick coat of white Gesso.
Then I brayered three colors of acrylic paint on top and did some stencil reverse with my new stencil from Stamperia, "Steampunk" by Antonis Tzanidakis.

It wasn´t as visible as I wanted it to be, so I stenciled with brown ink over all. Then I did some background stamping with stamps from LaBlanche and black Archival ink.

To tone everything down a little bit, I went over some parts with white Gesso.
Now I took a diecut flower from Tim Holtz´s Wildflower dies and made a tulip out of it. I only put some red and green acrylic paint with my fingers roughly on top and when dry I glued it onto my page.

Then I used a very old sticker from 13@rts and did some shadowing with a black charcoal pencil around the flower and the wordstickers to make them stand out more.
Lastly I doodled some lines to the edges and framed the page with a black crayon. 

Here is my little Sketch pad and some of the pages I did before:

I hope you like my little page as much as I do and feel inspired to make something spring related for the challenge too! You know, you can win a 20£ voucher for the shop!

Thank you for your visit!

Montag, 1. Februar 2021

A Little Tag for Spring

 Hello lovelies,
it´s the first day of February and that means - a new challenge over at Country View Challenges!
This time the theme is: "First signs of Spring".
I made a little tag.

One of the first flowers in the meadows are daisies. I really love to see them blooming, it´s a promise for the warmer days to come.

I started with the wrinkle free technique and spreat DI speckled egg and old paper on my craft mat, spritzed with water and dapped the tag in. I dried it and repeated the steps until I liked the result.

For the background I used my brandnew  stamp and used the same DI for stamping. The result is very subtile, but I liked it.

Next I used a Shawn Petite stencil and DI black soot with a brush.

I felt, that something was missing and I used a RubberDance stamp with Archival ink Seafarer.

The little daisy I stamped with 2 RubberDance stamps from the Textured Flowers stamp set. First I stamped the stem and then the flowerhead from another flower.

I colored and cut out the flower and glued it to the tag. I made some highlights with white paint and shaded the ground with a charcoal pencil. Then I stamped the word spring with my little alpha stamps..

Last I added some pearls with blue and green pearl pens and last I threaded some ribbons through the hole on top.

Now I hope you will find some time to join in with our challenge! It feels good to make something spring related - in this times we need some hope for new beginnings!

Thank you for your visit!

Samstag, 9. Januar 2021

DIY Storage Boxes

 Hello everyone, nice to see you here!

This is my second project for the January challenge "Squares" at Country View Challenges. Well, it is a little bit out of the box, because there are no squares on my project, but it is made of a lot of squares!

I want to reorganize my craft room a little bit, and first I wanted to make this corner in my little room look a little bit tidy and more organized.

Unfortunately my custom made shelves have a difficult measure, so I decided to make fitting boxes out of cardboard from boxes I found at the supermarket =)

I started to draw all parts on the cardboard and cut them out with a kraft knife - as you can see all parts are squares ;o)

Next I glued everything together with hot glue.

Here it is! But of course it doesn´t look pretty now.

So I went through my paperstash and grabed some very old design papers, they must be from 2012 I guess, cut it to size....

and glued it on top of my box. I used a gluestick and some liquid glue.

When everything was dry, I went around the edges with Archival ink in potted soil and coffee...

and highlighted them with gold wax.

I poked a hole into the middle of the lid and screwed the handle to it. To the front of the box I glued another handle so that I can slide it out of the shelf easily.

I made a second box in the same way and look. I hope you like it!

I put the boxes on my shelves - and I love how they look!

I hope you liked my boxes as much as I do and feel inspired to make something with squares for the challenge too! As you know, you can win a 20£ voucher for the shop.

Thank you for the visit and have a wonderful weekend!

Freitag, 1. Januar 2021

Be You

 Hello all, happy New Year!

2020 is gone - not the best year, we all know. Hopefully 2021 will be better!
For the first challenge at Country View Challenges with the theme "Squares" I made a art journal page.

I started the background with watercolor paper and a coat of clear Gesso. Then I sprayed water on top and sprinkled Lindy´s magicals on top. I used pink and brown and dried between the colors. After this I took a stencil with squares and put embossing ink through the openings. Then I sprinkled pink embossing powder on top and heat embossed it. But I found, it was too prominent, so I wnet over it and the rest of the page with white Gesso. Here and there I wiped it off again.
Then I did some background stamping with a checkerboard stamp and a chickenwire stamp.
Next I took one picture from the vintage fotobooth sticker from finnabair and put it into this frame.
I went through my stash and realized, that there are many things, I totally forgot that I have them! So this is my solution for the New Year to use more what I have.
So I put my vocal point together with some of my forgotten ephemera ;o)

Here are some more pictures:

That´s it for today. I hope you will have a wonderful year and will find the time to join us!
Thank you for your visit!

Donnerstag, 17. Dezember 2020

Last Minute Christmas Card

 Hello hello!

Welcome to my second post for the "Everything Christmas" challenge over at Country View Challenges!

I am always a last minute person - so, here is my last minute christmas card!

It´s really an easy one.

I used two PaperArtsy stamps - they are Mandala stamps - and stamped and heat embossed 3 Christmas baubles ;o). Then I stamped Merry Christmas with black Archival ink

I glued a diecut twig on top, drew the hangings and the strings. colored the baubles in and made some splatters. I matted the page onto pink cardstock. then I glued everything on a card.

It was very hard to take a good picture, because the embossed baubles are so very glittery!

That´s it from me today!

You can join in with our challenge, make something christmassy and you can win a 20£ voucher for the shop!

I wish you a very Merry Christmas, stay save and healthy!

Dienstag, 1. Dezember 2020

Sophisticated Advent Wreath

 Hello and welcome to my blog, nice to have you here!

Unbelievable - the year is coming to it´s end soon (well, not that I want it to be longer anyway). It´s the first of December already.

Here is the final challenge of this year over at Country View Challenges, and it´s an "Anything goes Christmas".

Last sunday was the first Advent, and I decided to share with you my home made Advent wreath. 

The last years I didn´t have a wreath, I went for some other solutions - a big piece of bark I decorated, a plate, I only draped some greenery and baubles with candles - or even nothing at all (shame).

This year I wanted to make a wreath once again, so I went to the gardening in our village and got myself some greenery, a straw wreath and everything I needed. At the dollar store I got some cheap mini baubles and the candles (which doesn´t look cheap at all!), the turquoise ribbon, the turquoise baubles, which are gorgeous and the silver pinecones. They bueish/greenish stars are also from there.

One tradition I have for many years now is to buy one special bauble for my christmas tree every year. Either I buy it on a advent market or at our stationary store in our village. The owner always has really special and extraordinary christmas decorations. They are a little bit pricy, but they are worth it.

So I went to the stationary store  I bought some special baubles (the silver ones).

Inspired by christmas decoration I saw from Blanche Siegmann, I wanted to make a wreath, which is hanging dowm  little bit. It really looks sophisticated!
So I tied my wreath and added some more greenery to the sides. Then I took a porcellain bowl and put the wreath on top. I placed a cardboard under the wreath, so the candles cand stand save.

To fix the decoration I used wire and hot glue - this is the easiest way.

I went to my christmas box and found some silvery apples, wooden glitter stars and angels hair. The silver greenery I got from the gardening.

I had so much fun to make it and I am really pleased, how it turned out!
Here are some more pictures:

I hope you like my wreath too and feel inspired to create something christmassy too!
If you join in with our challenge, you can win a 20£ voucher to spend in the shop.

So thank you for your visit today and I wish you to have a peaceful Advent time!