Freitag, 23. Februar 2024

Erste Frühlingsboten

 

 Hello everyone!

 

On a walk in the woods we spotted the first signs of spring this year - snowdrops. 


 At Dusty Attic, I quickly found the matching chippies. 

They were decorated with a little paint to match the grey season. 

To represent snow and ice residue, deco ice and 

artificial snow were sprinkled into the still damp paint.

 

 

 

 some details







 used chipboards  

 

Flower Buds #1 DA0849 

One With Nature DA3446

Mini Birds on a Wire  DA1173

Birds a field DA0749

Leafy Frame Set #2 DA1358

Get Framed – Distressed Square DA2672 

 
 
 Thanks for your visit!
 
 I hope you find inspiration!
 
Kerstin

 

 

Samstag, 17. Februar 2024

Forest lantern

 

 Hello everyone!

 
Today, I am presenting a new lantern project. 
This simple model features open rectangular apertures made of birch wood, 
designed to match a forest theme. 
I glued perspex sheets onto three sides, leaving the fourth open
 so that a simple electric tea light can be placed inside. 
 
To decorate the lantern, I added a few filigree MDF parts, 
dividing them into different sections and gluing them on individually.
 As the original colour of the MDF parts contrasted well with the 
light birch wood tone, 
I didn't change their colour. 

 


 

used shapes

 

 



 

 

Thanks for stopping by

Kerstin


Freitag, 9. Februar 2024

Lantern 'Dance of Snowflakes'

 

  Hello everyone!


 Magical and dreamy, with snowflakes gently dancing in the sky, 

this lantern inspired me to create a snowy winter forest scene.

 

 

I primed the object with white acrylic paint and then highlighted it with brown acrylic paint using the dry brush technique. In the centre, I hung a transparent acrylic glass ornament, a little ballerina (before it was a christmas tree ornament).

I added a white cuddly skirt with tulle and small punched-out snowflakes to the ballerina. 

At the bottom of the lantern, there is an LED bottle bottom light, and above it, a big snowflake that has been glittered blue in some places. 

When the light is switched on, it looks like the snowflake is dancing over a frozen lake.   

 


 

  used chipboards  

 

DA3662  MDF Lantern #2 

 

DA1696  Mini Icicles 

DA2677  Snowflakes #1 Small

DA2609  Winters Forest #1

 

 

some details








 

 Thanks for your visit!
 
 I hope you find inspiration!
 
Kerstin

Donnerstag, 1. Februar 2024

Spring Greetings- Homedecor

 

 Hello everyone!

 

The last month of winter has begun, and the longing for spring is great.

 Today, I present to you a new upcycling project. 

I found it in an old scramble box; it was missing two rabbits, but I liked it very much.

 So, I had the idea to make the whole thing prettier with a few Calico Craft shapes.


 

 

I used leftover wood-paper wallpaper to cover the rabbits, and aged the edges with walnut ink.

 Then, I created a spring landscape using only a few pieces, 

leaving the shapes in their original colours and highlighting them 

with a small amount of white acrylic paint.


  

 

With a matching Easter egg from my stock I filled in the missing part.


 

some close up's





 used MDF shapes

 

Fallen Tree Branch

Tall Picket Fence Panel

Snowdrop - MDF Floral Wood Shape

Alert Rabbit

Daffodil Flower

 


 Thanks for stopping by..

new lantern project will follow 😀

 

Kerstin


 

Mittwoch, 17. Januar 2024

Lantern - On a frosty morning

 

 Hello everyone!

 

 Have you discovered the new lantern kit at Calico Craft Parts ???


I love lanterns that spread warmth and light, especially during the dark season.

Today the version with gothic windows. I chose the birch wood version with perspex

 and added some MDF parts. 

I treated the perspex windows with frost spray, which creates

 beautiful ice flowers and provides a magical atmosphere.

 When the electric tea light is lit, it looks like a sunrise on a frosty morning.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 Creative Tip:

 

 The MDF parts were not painted but finished with white gesso

 using the dry brush technique. 

This creates a good contrast to the warm birch wood tone.

The lantern was shaded only at the corners with liquid walnut ink.

 

some close up's

 

 



 used MDF shapes

 

 

 

 

 

 Thanks for stopping by...until next lantern 😀!

Kerstin

Mittwoch, 3. Januar 2024

Cobweb House in Winter

 

Hello!

 

....  and suddenly it was winter 😀

The time goes by so fast. A classic Halloween house, which has just been lost in the fog,

 experiences the first snow.

 Felix the tomcat seems to be very comfortable. He walks across the roof with ease.

 

 

 



  

 

 some details





 
 
 
I fell in love with this unique house immediately. However, I couldn't use it for Halloween.
 I didn't want to wait until next October, so I put it into hibernation.
 I removed a few cobwebs (which I saved for future projects) and added wintry colours to turn this beautiful new kit into a winter home decor object.
It radiates cosiness and warmth while being illuminated by an electric tea light.



  

 

additional shapes

 

 
 
 🎇🎇 Happy New Year 🎇🎇

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🎇

Kerstin

Montag, 1. Januar 2024

Favourites 2023

 

 Hello !

 

A new year has begun, the best time for a creative review.

 

 Mixed Media 

 

 

Scrapbooking



 

Es war kein einfaches Jahr, es kann also nur besser werden!!

Aufgeben ist keine Option!

 

In diesem Sinne  wünsche ich Euch 

ein friedlicheres, gesundes neues Jahr

mit vielen kleinen und großen Glücksmomenten!

 

Hoffen wir das Beste!

 

Kerstin