Sonntag, 17. März 2019

Days to remember for Maja Design


I was inspired to create a new springtime layout in a romantic vintage style.
I love the soft colours in spring, nature awakens from its winter sleep, the sun becomes more beautiful from day to day, the best time to spend more time outdoors again.
I also remember our childhood days when there were no computers to sit in front of for hours. 

I thought of blossoming cherry trees when the petals fell like snow.

more details can you find here


Thanks for your visit!

Happy sunday!


Mittwoch, 13. März 2019

Create with Fantasy

Hello everyone!

I was inspired to make a new art journal page. You can always try out new things and let your imagination run wild. Always a wonderful adventure, where you don't know exactly what will happen in the end.
Unfortunately i am still on sick leave and condemned to do nothing. but hey luckily my poor and hands are not affected and so i finally have time to live out my chronic creative virus again. That lifts the mood and makes you almost forget the pain.

 I have used both a sunshine and a rain template, suitable for the current weather, only the storm is missing, because the creative fairy's hairstyle is perfect in the upper left corner ;-).
 I wanted to express it, no matter how the mood is, sunny or dark, use the time when the muse kisses you. A blooming fantasy that also needs courage to be shown.

some close up's

 at first sight it appears blue, only if you look closely you can see it at emerald shade

I added a creative fairie and a fantasy butterfly 

Happy crafting!
Kerstin xx

Dienstag, 12. März 2019

Summer Dreams for Dusty Attic

Welcome everyone!

Spring is just around the corner here in our countries. We are looking forward to more sunshine, warmth and bright colours in nature. 

 When I saw our new March Moodboard, I immediately thought of flowering meadows in summer. The colour red and the natural structures inspired me to design a layout with one of my favourite flowers. The poppy, beautiful, but always far too quickly faded. 

some close up's

a sleeping little girl in a poppy field

 I just folded a corner over and fixed it with a brad.

the background papers are from Maja Design

Firstly I coloured the chippies with Metallic Acrylic Paint from DecoArt 'Dark Patina'. 
For more texture I sprinkled Golden Decosand into the still wet colour.

For this layout I only used two chipboard plates, but I think more isn't necessary for this natural style. On the wildflower plate there are a lot of single parts in all sizes. 
They are beautiful and very filigree and remind me of meadow flowers.

used chippies


Mini Tabs #3

more details can you find here

My  teamies at Dusty Attic Design DT 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!

Sonntag, 10. März 2019

Whatever ..

Happy sunday my friends!

I was inspired to create a new spread in my Travelalbum 'Moments'
suitable to this weekly challenge theme at Simon says stamp Monday challenge.

some close up's 

If you want to see more pages from my travelalbum, 

you can find them here.

Creative hugs!
Kerstin XO

Samstag, 9. März 2019

Travelalbum 'Moments'

Welcome creative friends!

I was inspired to create a new mixed media minialbum in vintage industrial style with a touch of steampunk, where I collect not only some memories from past vacations,
but also some awesome wooden steampunk shapes from Calico Craft Parts.
Have you seen the latest additions, absolutely stunning!

 The album was handmade with old calendar sheets, 
leftovers from scrapbook paper, washitapes, stamps, stencils, tags, metal embellishments
 and cutting dies.

more details
and an explanation how I worked with a layer technique

can you find here

Just get inspired!


Thanks for your visit!
Have a beautiful weekend! 

Kerstin xx

Donnerstag, 7. März 2019

Smell of Lavender

Welcome creative friends!

During the first spring clean-up works in my garden I had to cut the lavender 
and was surrounded by wonderful scented clouds. 
This wonderful scent inspired me to design a new mixed media canvas.

I always love the nature feeling in a wheathered look
 and I'm a big fan of the shabby chic style too.

So I combined different elements like a metal sign, wood branch, 
hemp string, snail and shell housing and very important,
 some stems from my garden lavender.

 I loved to work on this canvas and every time I blow dried the colours
 I was surrounded by this wonderful lavender scent. 

That was really the best thing about it, why didn't think of it earlier?

some close up's


I want to share this 

love your lavender theme inspiration
in this beautiful colours

I was inspired from the nature texture and the delicate colours
I used some paper stripes from the His & Hers collection (Butterflies)
 and a stencil from your shop Des. Olga Heldwein

Anything Mixed Media Goes

Happy crafting!
Kerstin xx

Montag, 4. März 2019

Spring Messengers for Maja Design

Welcome friends!

Spring has started and everywhere you can see snowdrops, crocus and winterlings.
 The first signs of spring have reached us. 
So I was inspired to create a layout in delicate pastel shades.

I have used one of my favorite collections for my layout,
 the  Maja Design 'Vintage Spring' collection. 

more details can you find here

I covered Dusty attic chippies with Heavy Gel
and added some small Mini Art Stones.

I hope you will be inspired and enjoyed how I built up the layers
with corrugated cardboard to create the dimension on this piece.

If you do need any further inspiration, then look no further than our blog to see all the wonderful creations from all the very talented Design Team members.
Kerstin xo