Dienstag, 17. September 2019

Memories for Maja Design

Hello dear Maja friends!

Fall is knocking on our door and this is the most beautiful time for us after this most dryness and heat to go into the forest and enjoy the nature. I always like to remember our childhood 
where we used to play in the woods and look for adventures.


I used some beautiful vintage papers from the 'Vintage Summer Basic' collection, here you can find a lot of various paper sheets in delicate colours, always suitable for a memory layout.

more details can you find here


Have you seen our awesome September Moodboard? 

These wonderful autumn colours don't only fit into this season, 
they can also inspire to create a vintage project.


Thanks for your visit!

Happy crafting!
Kerstin

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!
Kerstin

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  
    window

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!

Kerstin

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.




Tip 

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!
Kerstin

Sonntag, 1. September 2019

Another path

Welcome!

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!
Kerstin

Samstag, 31. August 2019

Halloween Fun

Hello creative friends!

-  Crash landing  -

a shadowbox with fun


Preparation

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 :-) 

Kerstin



Freitag, 30. August 2019

S for Spooky

Hello!

... 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!




background

some details








 

I used some T.H. cutting dies:

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




 

Happy weekend!

Kerstin