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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!

Samstag, 1. April 2023

Change is Beautiful!

 Hello and welcome to April!

As always on the first of a month, there is a new challenge over at Country View Challenges, this time the theme is "Things with Wings", hosted by the lovely Rachel.

I made a card with a beautiful butterfly.

I cut a piece of white watercolour paper to size and smeared 4 different colours acrylic paint with my fingers on it´s top. When paint was still wet, I used a stencil from finnabair and a dump baby wipe to wipe off some paint to create texture. For even more texture, I took another stencil from finnabair and black paint and stenciled some words here and there.

When dry, I used white acrylic paint to push down the colour at the part, I wanted to stamp the butterfly. I dried it again and then I stamped the butterfly with versafine Fine detail ink. I stamped it 3 times for a crisp image. I also stamped the sentiment on a leftover piece of paper.  After this I made some dots with a big white Posca pen and some smaller black ones to break the pattern. I glued the panel to the card.

Next I coloured the butterfly with my Polycromos. I used the colours from the background, just a little more intens. Then I glued down the sentiment with foam tape and last I made some 3D dots with a glitter perl pen.

Here are some more pictures:

That´s it for today!
Now it´s your turn to make something with "Things with Wings", I am curious, what you will make!

Have a wonderful April and see you at Easter sunday with my second make.
Thank you for your visit today.

Samstag, 25. März 2023

Best Wishes!

Hello and welcome to my blog!

Today I want to share with you a quick and easy birthday card for a man. It´s my second project for the March challenge at Country View Challenges "Birthday card for a man"

For the background of my card I used a elder paper pad from Tim Holtz. I simply distressed the edges with DI ground espresso, used one of my all time favourite stencil from TCW called Mini Harlequin. I spreat pentart Deluxe paste lagoon blue and truffles randomly through it. After the paste was dry, I made some white splatters with acrylic paint and glued the panel on top of a card.

The focal point is Sir Vagabond I fuzzy cut from the 8 x8 paper pad. I gave him a coat of glaze for more interest and glued him with 3D foam pads to the background. I also glued down two circles from the same paper pad.

I took a flower diecut from LaBlanche and put it in Sir Vagabonds hand, then I stamped the birthday wishes on leftover cardstock, cut it to size and went with black ink around the edges. Then I found a place on my card and used foam tape to glue them down too.

Here is Sir Vagabond:

There are some days left to make a male birthday card for the challenge, you know, you can win a 20 £ voucher for the shop!

Thank you for your visit today and have a happy weekend!

Mittwoch, 1. März 2023

Sending Birthday Wishes!

Hello and happy March!

I can´t believe it - it´s March already, where did February go?

For the March challenge over at Country View Challenges the lovely Corrie is the host and she wants to see birthday cards for a man.

I made a little bit grungy card with a lot of new stamps and dies!

I started by colouring my background with Distress inks (walnut stain and salvage patina) with a brush, added some water drops and spritzed with a brush watered down walnut stain. Later I added some background stamping with my also new visible image stamps "Distressed Christmas" and "Background Vision" with the same Distress Inks.

I used my new purchased dies from Tim Holtz and cut out tiny tags and labels. I used some older papers from Tim Holtz.

For my focal point I used - well, also new - the butterflies from the stamp set "Watercolor CMS217" and coloured them with inktense colours and activated them with a waterbrush.

The labels were distressed with ground espresso DI and I added some eyelets. On top of the tiny tags I glued down some numbers I diecut and attached them to the labels with a string.

Underneath the labels I arranged some black thread, put some 3D tape down and glued the butterflies on top.

Finally I stamped the little sentiment with black Versafine Ink directly onto the card. I love this stamp, it is so small and pretty!

I attached the topper to a card - and that´s it!

Here are some close ups:

Now I hope you will find some time to make a card for our challenge, you can win a 20 £ voucher for the shop!

Thank you for your visit today and have a sunny March!

Freitag, 17. Februar 2023

Art Journal Page with a Heart

Hello all!

Today I want to share with you my second project for the February challenge at Country View Challenges. This month the theme is "Be Sentimental".

This time I made a Art Journal page.

This is what I did:
I chose a page from one of my art journals, which was already prepared with some stamping and parts of old book pages. I went over it with some Gesso and when it was dry, I stamped a heart from a Rubber Dance stamp set with embossing ink and heat embossed them.

Next I used my Marabu acrylic spray paint. I took red, magenta and lime green.

The next step first looked a little bit ugly - but wait, until you see the end result.
I took black Gesso and spreat it on some parts of the page with a brush. I also made some marks with the brush on the edges.

The black Gesso was still wet, so I took a knitting needle to create some doodling. I drew some spirals. The result remids me on a artwork, childs love to make with black crayon. Do you remember these magical pictures?

The Gesso had to dry and meanwhile I picked out a fitting paper for the focal point. I used one from the bunch of Gelli prints I made last year. I sketched a heart and cut it out.

To make it stand out more on the page I surrounded it with a black posca pen and doodled white points. I then used a little heart stamp from another Rubber Dance stamp set and stamped it randomly onto the heart with Magenta Hue Archival ink.

I glued down the heart to the page with thin foam tape, did some more doodling with white posca pen and some more background stamping with black Archival ink and an old script stamp from LaBlanche.
Then I stamped the sentiment (Rubber Dance) with embossing ink direktly to the page and heat embossed it with black nuvo fine detail embossing powder.

Here are some details:

I hope you like my page and feel inspired to make something for the challenge!
As always you can win a 20£ voucher for the shop!

Thank you for your visit today and have a wonderful weekend!