Sonntag, 20. September 2020

Today: Brain is out - Halloween Sign

 Hello creative friends!


I was inspired to create a funny Halloween tag. 

May I invite you to a candle light dinner???

, a view at the Halloween Specials Menu card tells you 

- Heart on offer - unfortunately brain is out - 🖤🧡🖤


background design with 

cutting dies (T. Holtz Sizzix); stamps (Stampers Anonymous); chalky paints (DecoArt)

as base

Rectangle Shape with Notched Corners - MDF Mixed Media Board


some close up's


here I used only a part from Candelabra MDF Wood Shape - Style 4

3D shelf as tablet

menu card

he had to run so much that he already lost a piece of his leg ;-)

the head was exchanged


which Calico Craft Parts I used can you find here


I will gladly answer questions about individual details.


Many thanks for your visit!


Happy crafting!


Freitag, 18. September 2020

On the dog beach DT Maja Design

 Welcome dear Maja friends!

I was inspired to create a new mixed media layout as memory on beautiful summer days on the beach some years ago. 

I used some papers from the latest beautiful collection 'Miles Apart' and suitable for  Monochromes ' Shades of Miles' in blue shades, blue as the sea and heaven and blue as one of my favourite colours :-).


more details can you find here

other materials:

Chipboards from Dusty Attic; cutting dies, stamps, stencil, 

Modeling paste, Mini Art Stones (Prima Marketing) ; Distress ink (Ranger)


Thanks for your visit!

Have a good time!


Sonntag, 13. September 2020

To the moon - Halloween Tag

Hello creative friends!

A mystical Halloween tag was almost entirely forgotten, one of my favourites last year,

but it's missing here in my caterpillar collection 

of inspiring Halloween projects ;-)

 To the moon and back

the raven would rather check the smart book again

 before he takes the wrong way


some close up's

Sizzix Tim Holtz die 'Window Frame' with a broken window pane

Sizzix Tim Holtz die 'Feather and Raven' with embossing folder

somebody left his hat

 the moon brings light into the dark


Happy sunday!


Sonntag, 6. September 2020

In the witch's kitchen

 Welcome !

BEWARE -  the witch's cauldron is bubbling!!


I was inspired to create a shadow frame in a mixed media grunge style 

with a lot of awesome Calico Craft Halloween MDF wooden shapes.



more details - how was it done


First ideas to arrange the MDF shapes in combination 

with 'The Cauldron' (die cut with Sizzix die, designed by Tim Holtz)

some close up's



Happy crafting!




Dienstag, 1. September 2020

Death of the Night - Halloween Tag

Welcome back

after the summer break with our two-months long "Summer special" challenge, 

dear creative steampunk and industrial style friends! 


Time to launch the September challenge, isn't it?

 Our actual challenge, which is - as usual - an



 I was inspired to create a Halloween inspired mixed media tag.

I worked with two silicone moulds (Gothic Window, Brick), some amazing MDF shapes for an 3D shelf (Calico Craft Parts), some Tim Holtz cutting dies 'Crazy Bat'; Garden Greens;  Frightful things and some Halloween parts (Ideaology'.


some tips how you can create a tag with 3D effect


 create the background with out casts from silicone moulds

 (air dry modelling clay)



create a shelf under the window with MDF shapes (Calico Craft Parts)


add some Mini Artstones or Texture sand and use liquid spray paint (here Distress ink)

handmade candles

 some close up's


We hope to see you play along with us again this month,

 challenge is - as always - open until the end of the month!


Happy crafting!



Sonntag, 30. August 2020

Favourite Moments DT Dusty Attic August Moodboard


Welcome Dusty Attic friends!

Now it is my turn to feature a layout using the 
beautiful Dusty Attic Moodboard for August.

I was inspired from the natural colours which reminds me on forest, water and sunshine.
So I chose a photo from a beautiful and relaxed hiking tour through the Saxon Switzerland National Park.

How I begun



I used a background paper from Maja Design. Firstly I primed the page with Clear Gesso. Then some stencils with white Modeling paste. After drying time I always love to work with brushes and diluted acrylic paints in various shades suitable to the Moodboard colours.


some close up's


I'm a big fan of this very natural looking grass clusters, branches and wildflowers.
I painted with acrylic colours and chose for the wildflowers a dark green mixed with a little bit black and finally highlighted with white in dry brush technique.

Firstly primed with a Metallic Acrylic paint 'Dark Patina' (DecoArt),
at the bottom edge painted with some brush strokes and black paint for more contrast, 
so it looks like a meadow silhouette.
In upper part with adiluted lighter green tone onto some places.

Dusty Attic chipboards that I
have used:
We are looking forward to see what you come up with this months challenge.
 Just put your own take of the challenge in the comments section of the Dusty FANattics facebook page HERE 

You could win one of two amazing Dusty Attic prize packs.
Happy crafting!
Thanks for your visit!

Samstag, 29. August 2020

Mysterious forest places DT Dusty Attic

 Welcome Dusty friends!

I was inspired  to create a fantasy mixed media layout. 

I was already in the mood for autumn, so I chose many shades of brown, 

green and gold, wrapped in wafts of mist, mystical and enchanted.



some close up's

Dusty Attic chipboards that I used


Quoted Sentiments

Mini Lanterns

Toadstools #2

Foliage #13

deVine Frame Set


Drift Wood #2

 Fancy Trim #10


Thanks for your visit!