Freitag, 12. August 2022

Darn Crash - Halloween Tag with message

 

Welcome creative friends!

 

It's August again and in this sunny hot time here 
I get regularly the Halloween virus. 
 
Don't know what is the reason, the amazing new Halloweenprojects 
with Tim Holtz products or the heat just goes to my head ???, 
but it's become a tradition now.
 
And while I'm waiting on my new Sizzix cutting dies, 
just love to play with my great stuff.
 
 

 

 

- Don't Drink and Drive -


some close up's

 



 tree was blocking witch's way
 Omg 👀 broom was broken and the witch probably too 👀



Simon says stamp Monday challenge

Spritz and Splatter

a technique that is often and gladly used by me


Thanks for stopping by...until next time

 

Kerstin


 

Mittwoch, 10. August 2022

Memories at the seaside with 13arts

 

Welcome creative friends!

 

We have filled our diary with beautiful memories and
 have beautiful nostalgic memories of days spent on the beach, full of action, 
and the disappointment when it was time to go home roasted from sun
 and worn out from a lot of activities.
That was my inspiration for this romantic layout in vintage style.
 
I used some paper sheets from 'Back in Time' collection,
always very suitable for some memories projects. 
 
Love this awesome little book on this page, 
I have cut out it and added as 3d element. 
 You only need to fold and bend it a little and
 you have created a new eye-catcher on the flat surface.
 
 


 

SOME DETAILS




 

used 13arts products

 


 

 

 

I hope you find inspiration!

 

Thanks for stopping by...until next time

 

Kerstin

Dienstag, 9. August 2022

Marine Mechanicals with Dusty Attic

 

Welcome creative friends!

 

New awesome marine mechanicals chipboards from Dusty Attic inspired 

me to create two bookends in Steampunk style.

I was especially impressed by the 3d effect. 

You can paint the individual layers in different colors, but also emboss them,

 as I successfully tried here. 

 

I combined faux rust effects with metallic and acrylic paints.

The grunge look is always an adventure

 and always invites you to try it out, love that!!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

How I began

 

 
1. lowest part was embossed with an Embossing Folder from Sizzix,
painted with Dark Patina Metallic Paint (DecoArt),
added stains with diluted Quinacridone Gold


2. middle part was primed with black gesso,
highlighted with silver wax
 
3.  top part primed with a little bit Texture paste and then painted 
with Quinacridone Gold (DecoArt)
for a greatfaux rust effect
 
 

Marine Mechanicals – Fish medium

 

 
 now you only need to glue the three parts on top of each other
 to create a great 3d effect
 

 

Marine Mechanicals – Angler Fish small 

 

 

some details


 

sweet angler fish really needed to be lit up 😀




 

 used Dusty Attic chipboards

 

Marine Mechanicals – Fish medium

Marine Mechanicals – Angler Fish small 

Seaweed #3

 

 




Book ends in Altered Art have become a real eye-catcher 

and have already been admired a lot, one of my favourite projects this year.

 

I hope you find inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by...until next time!

 

 


 

Samstag, 6. August 2022

Pirates Adventure - Altered Book

 

Welcome creative friends!

 

I love it to create  books in Altered Art, and to tell stories with it.

It's always fascinating to work in combination with 2D and 3D effects.


I worked with MDF shapes, outcast's from silicone moulds

and cutting dies.

 

I'm a big fan of all the Pirates of Carribean adventures,

they inspire me again and again.

Galleon Boat   

reminds me of 'Black Pearl' rising from the sea.


 

 
 

 

 

 


 

 some details







used MDF shapes from Calico Craft Parts

 

Coral - MDF Wood Shape Style 15

Galleon Boat MDF Wood Shape - Style 10

 Art Deco & Nouveau Style Ornament Shape - Style 65

Ship in a Bottle MDF Wood Shape - Style 1

Coral - MDF Wood Shape Style 10


 

I hope I could inspire you to try some projects out off the page, 

because there is a lot of possibilties what you can do with amazing MDF shapes!

 

Happy crafting!!

Kerstin

Montag, 25. Juli 2022

Home Decor Sunken Light with 13arts

 

Welcome creative friends!

 
It's not new I love fascinating underwater worlds and I love it to try new ideas.
I created a new home decor piece with illumination 
in grunge style with a touch of Steampunk.
 
It's a mix of outcast's making with moulds and airdrying clay,
real starfish, handmade corals
combined with texture and faux rust effects.

 
 

 

 
illuminated effect with wire light string 

 how I started


 
have used a drop formed acrylic ornament as  base 
a starfish as rack, a MDF panel as foundation


some close up's

 





used 13arts products

 


 


 

I hope you find inspiration!

 

Thanks for stopping by...until next time

 

Kerstin

Samstag, 23. Juli 2022

Summer Home Decor with MDF shapes

 

Welcome creative friends!

 

Summertime and vintage feelings

 

I was inspired to create an upcycling project and a maritim picture frame 

was born.

It's a combination of MDF shapes, old fabric leftovers

and nature elements.

 

 

 How I began

 

 
 used  an old wooden circle panel as base
attached 4 pieces of jute ribbon to make it look like a lifebelt
added 4 beach inspired MDF shapes,
 which were partially divided and cut to size
should be an old weathered character
so I only used a dry brush technique with white gesso

 

 

some details




 

used MDF shapes from Calico Craft Parts

 

Wild Grass MDF Wood Shape - Style 4

 To The Beach Signpost

Rustic Beach Fence Panel

Deck Chair

 

 

I hope you find inspiration!

 

Thanks for stopping by...until next time

 

Kerstin

Donnerstag, 14. Juli 2022

Ice cream time with July Moodboard at Dusty Attic

 

Welcome creative friends!

 

Today a new inspiration for our beautiful Moodboard this month, 

where you can find a lot of pastel colours.

I wanted to try a new idea again and so I created a summer canvas

 with a ice cream cone in the middle

of a mixed media layout.

 

Yes it's summertime here, very sunny and hot and the best time for ice cream

 the more the better or ?!, 

if you would not always find that so quickly on the hips again 😏😀

 

 
 

 

some details

 

 

I created an ice cream cone with some remains of the Bali border, 

another trim as the upper edge and for the cream toping a trimmed flourish.

Photo into the centre  and now everything just had to be beautifully presented.

 

Ornate Scroll

Fancy Trim #19 

 Bali Border #4

 







 

 used Dusty Attic chipboards

 

Days Of Summer 

 Weather 

 Ornate Scroll

Fancy Trim #19 

 Bali Border #4

 


 

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
...this year we are reverting back to the prize being a $50 (AUD) credit
 to the Dusty Attic website store so you can choose your very own designs.


 

I hope you find inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by...until next time!

 Kerstin