Montag, 17. Juni 2019

Strawberry Season

Welcome everyone!

The strawberries are ripe, a wonderful time in the garden, 
which always reminds me of my childhood. 
There was nothing better than picking them myself and putting them right in mouth. 

I was inspired to create a mixed media project on a canvas. For that I used some papers from the 'Summertime' collection. There you can find a lot of  red suitable papers. The Maja Design papers are always of a very good quality, they are firm and stable and therefore also ideally suited for colour games. It is advisable to always start with a layer of clear gesso, so that the paper is sealed and does not curl.

more details can you find here

some close up's

Thanks for stopping by!

Samstag, 15. Juni 2019

Relaxzone for Calico Craft Parts

Welcome everyone!

I was inspired to create a new home decoration project.
It's an up cycling project on a wooden plaque.

more exciting details can you find here

 Have you already discovered something new in 
something old established, too? 
Let your imagination run wild!

Happy weekend!

Montag, 10. Juni 2019

Romantic & Cool - a Maja Design Layout

Welcome creative friends!

I don't know I you have seen my latest layout 'My fave Jeans' 
with the newest Maja Design collection 'Denim & Girls'.

I used some parts from my sorted out jeans.  
But it's not necessary to cut up your favorite jeans ;-)!!

As Marie says:'' If you want that denim-feel but don’t want to cut your jeans apart 
you can always use the denim-looking sheets of the Denim & Friends collection,
 they do match the Denim & Girls line perfectly.''

 But my favorite jeans also had wonderful pockets :-)! and they had to be used in a handicrafts project. I like to wear jeans and love the combination with delicate white lace blouses or cool T-shirts. With a pair of jeans you are always dressed right., a real inspiration source.

more details can you find here

I think and feel in jeans blue :-)!

- Next time you're feeling blue 
Just let a smile begin -

Happy crafting!
Kerstin xx

Samstag, 8. Juni 2019

Treasure your Memories for Dusty Attic

Welcome everyone!

 Our amazing June Moodboard  at Dusty Attic reminds me on a beautiful sunset on a lake vacation. 
Everything is so peaceful, somewhere quacks a frog, crickets chirp, midges play in the evening light (unfortunately they not only play, but also satisfy their appetite ;-)) a wonderful atmosphere! 

I was inspired from the wooden planks and the beautiful warm evening colours. I absolutely wanted it together with other natural materials in my mixed media layout. I used some papers from Maja design and had the idea to create a frame of wooden planks.

some close up's

 the perfect titel from Mini captions #1 
highlighted with metallic wax gold and green

looks like reed, a wonderful Scenery for the photo 
coloured with acrylic paints gold, green and white

I added also some suitable natural  materials moss, tree braiding, gauze and Art stones

I have also build a small cluster from  Mini Lantern, Driftwood #2

used chipboards:

 My  teamies at Dusty Attic Design DT have come up with many
inspiring and different versions
on this dreamy June Moodboard theme.
Please have a look and feel you inspired to create your own idea.
We are looking forward to see your new creations! 

Happy crafting!

Sonntag, 2. Juni 2019

My fave Jeans - Moodboard June Maja Design

Welcome everyone!

 The latest Paper collection from Maja Design is on air and what could I say the delicate colours and romantic motifs speaks for themselves.
Denim & Girls
A fully successful mixture for young people and the young at heart and always up to date.

 I was so inspired that I immediately had to try out the new paper on a layout.

The titel of this layout is 'My fave Jeans', suitable to the worn jeans in a girly grunge style.

I had to dispose my favourite jeans, but it was too bad for the garbage, 
because you can use still parts of them for crafting :-)
and indirectly express the desire for a new pair of pants.



 Girls in Jeans 

some close up's


My  teamies at Maja Design have come up with many 
inspiring and different versions
on the theme this time.
Please have a look and feel you inspired to create your own idea.
We are looking forward to see your new creations! 

Happy crafting!

Samstag, 1. Juni 2019

Upcycle it!


Today a new inspiration for Calico Craft Parts. 
Together with some of their latest craft parts I used an old LP
(vinyl record) as a base for a new mixed media project.
I have been wanting to try this upcycling idea for a long time now.

I have used various mixed media products such as crackle and texture paste, 
gesso and modelling paste.  
I wasn't sure how those media would behave on the LP,
but I have to say that in the end I was very astonished -
this substrate is actually very suitable and the black colour from the vinyl forms a good contrast
 and the vinyl also can even be stamped very well.

more details can you find here

Happy weekend!


Mittwoch, 29. Mai 2019

Grunge World for Dusty Attic

Welcome everyone!

I was inspired to create a new canvas in grunge style.
Grunge is actually a style of rock music from the nineties. The motto of the trend "come as you are" shows that everything is allowed as long as it is authentic. That's exactly what I love about it, it doesn't have to be perfect, but it has to be real, you tell a story, you think yourself in and choose the right single parts.  Here are many wonderful steampunk and industrial chipboards, which are best suited to create a mixed media collage to your liking and mood.

 some details

The famous photo motives were on a wallpaper, where I got some leftovers from a friend. I used two of them and framed them with the dusty attic chipboards. To make it look old, dirty and rusty, I experimented with some acrylic paints and decosand.

was only coloured with silber and black acrylic paint,
 I also added a round metallic embellishment and
 a blue bling sticker with wood in the centre.

 with acrylic colours 'Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide', 'Burnt Umber' and 'Carbon Black'
light brown deco sand was sprinkled into the still wet colour

used chipboards:

I hope that I was able to inspire you! 
Go to your project with fun and joy and add something unique
 that you like and never be afraid to try something new!

Happy crafting!