Freitag, 13. September 2019

Make a bonfire with some ghost's

Hello creative friends!

Today a new Halloween inspiration, it's a mixed media shadow box.

I was always on search for an amazing bonfire dies and as I saw
 the new Thinlits 'Frightful Things', especially the ghost dies,
 yes, that's awesome, I'll make it into a bonfire.

How to ... 


 1. punch out three ghosts (Sizzix Thinlits 'Frightful things)

2. tear off the upper body

3. glue the lower parts together slightly offset

4. now design with the colours of your choice

some details

OMG,  he has a hole in his hat :-)
Let your imagination run free!

Happy crafting!

Samstag, 7. September 2019

Never give up for Calico Craft Parts

Hello creative friends!

There are also times in life when you have to encourage yourself, when everything is just grey and black and you feel frozen inside. Many of us know that, but nobody dares to talk about it, because it doesn't fit into this perfect world and yet it belongs to it. Nobody can always be strong!
In one of these darker hours I created this mixed media Halloween tag.

Do you know the amazing MDF Tag Shape from Calico Craft Parts? I love these  shapes because they are very sturdy and don't deform when you are working with a lot of water. You can make them so versatile, quickly implement an idea and work with much or little time. 
The perfect project for quick styling in between times :-) !

side view

  Tips & Tricks

1. Curtain of rags made with gauze and black acrylic paint
   cut off a square piece of gauze, ink it with black paint, let it dry and cut some irregular strips in it
then use a small strip of cardboard and glue it on the upper part 

2. I used the Sizzix Bigz 'Windows frame' (only the frame piece) 
and made two parts into a double  

3. a 3D shelf  made with a mixed media board, 
the form I used is currently not available in the shop, 
    but you can also use the other shapes, 
which I linked below

I just split it in half and glue it with a hot glue gun
For more stability I used two cardboard pieces, as you can see on the bottom image.
4. I used the punched interior parts of the window frame as masonry pieces.

moe details can you find here


Thanks for your visit!

Let your imagination run free!


Donnerstag, 5. September 2019

Enter if you dare

Hello creative friends!

and the Halloween fun goes on :-)

I was on a flea market and found a orange bamboo place mat, 
the color had something of Halloween and an idea was born in my head.


How you can make

 an easy eyecatcher for your Halloween project


place mat 

the upper edge can be easily cut with a fine saw 
and for the thin bamboo sticks a pair of scissors is sufficient

 after i have cut the right size, the two lower threads have to be knotted several times

... and now  you can give her a weathered old look
to let the paint peel off you can use sandpaper or a fine saw 

you can paint them, stamp them or even write on them 

'Shock your parents, read a book' :-)

some details

The magic book

I want to share this
I used clear acetate for the broken window pane

Update: Spotlight

#64 Kerstin – Andrea says: This is filled with all sorts of spooktacular textural goodness!  What a treat for the eyes!  And the fact that a place mat inspired this made me all the more impressed.  What an excellent reminder that inspiration can come from anywhere!

Happy crafting!

Sonntag, 1. September 2019

Another path


You inspired us with a lot of truly creative Steampunk and Industrial projects 
in our Summer Special challenge! 
Many thanks!

September has begun and a new inspiration it's on the agenda.

I was inspired to create a new canvas with an important saying.

Tips & Tricks

as basic I used a the backside from a canvas

1. a big moon was cut out of a remaining wallpaper and embossed with embossing folder 'Gears'

2. I was amazed from the new Galaxy Glitter 'Black Hole' a magic effect  which unfortunately can't 
    be captured well with the camera.

3. 'Theories' (Stampers Anynymous) stamped on craft paper and distressed

4. 'Tree lines' cutting die (Sizzix) used with black velour paper

some details

Happy crafting!

Samstag, 31. August 2019

Halloween Fun

Hello creative friends!

-  Crash landing  -

a shadowbox with fun


Tips & Tricks  

I constructed a shadowbox with simple means, usually any food packaging is sufficient as a basis. Decisive was the top or the lid of the whole. Cut and folded to fit and the fun could begin.

From the middle a hole was torn out, with the help of a masonry template, texture paste and distress ink a background was created. Since the window seemed too small to me, I extended it to a double window, which was punched out of thin cardboard. Only the frame and the window sill were used.

some details

a  more stable transparent foil, from which some corners were cut out

stick to the back of the window


 :-) Free to Fly :-) 


Freitag, 30. August 2019

S for Spooky


... and a new Halloween tag - OMG - Doesn't that ever end? 

This question is easy to answer - for the time being no more! 

I was inspired and I had to do it!


some details


I used some T.H. cutting dies:

Sizzix Bigz Window frame; 
Thinlits Fireside, Bat crazy, Regions beyond


Happy weekend!


Donnerstag, 29. August 2019

Seaside Serenity for Dusty Attic

Hello creative friends!

Our summer was and is very hot and dry, 
I would just like still  hang out ;-).

Who can, goes to the sea and cools down or relaxes at home in the garden. 
Today I let our Sheltie swing comfortably in the hammock. 

'The bare necessities - Probier's mal mit Gemütlichkeit'

 I was inspired to try a new idea. 
I worked with some fabric leftovers and create a sea inspired mixed media canvas.

here can you see both fabric pieces which I used for the hammock
Unfortunately I didn't have a sewing machine yet and so I used 
a hot glue gun to get everything into shape and glue it together. 
That worked better than I thought.

a photo cut out from our sheltie dog

 for the holding bars of the hammock I used four straws (paper)

some another details


used Dusty Attic chipboards 

Mini Feathers

Shells #2

 Wordpl@y #7 BLACK

Luggage Tags

Grass Border #1


Thanks for your visit!
Happy crafting!