Sunday, February 22, 2015


Welcome friends,
the time was right for a new layout, finally, there are other things besides the Art journaling ;-)
It was Valentine's Day and I did my best piece almost forgot, no I cannot, of course, but it was once again time to show our sunshine. 
 It is a Sheltie named Filou, which makes its name and sometimes a little rascal!

Distress inks walnut stain, vintage photo, faded jeans, peacook feathers
embossing folder Sizzix
stamps Viva Decor, Kaisercraft
die Memory box, , Sizzix Tattered flowers
chipboards Creative embellishments
white Gesso
 spray inks


Creative Embellishments - Hearts and ombre effect on chipboards

Scrap around the world
inspired by colours aquamarin, brown, white/
ombre effect on chipboards/
swirls/ grass, flowers, leaves


Tando Creative Anything goes

Liebe Grüße

Friday, February 20, 2015

Haus am See

Hi scrappy friends,

To dream - A little piece of paradise - together with the wonderful moodboard from Dusty attic - that was just the right theme for me in this difficult time.

A new layout with a beautiful winter dream photo, it exudes tranquility and peacefulness

made simple and fast, but a wonderful relaxation for the soul!


 Up in the mountains where the nature is strong, 
the time seems to stand still and the stillness and space around you creates stillness and space within you.



Happy weekend
LG Kerstin

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Unfinished - Behind the mask

Welcome steampunky friends,

toda a new challenge inspiration for this month at SanDee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenge  

 I would like to encourage you to leave some areas/parts of your creations unfinished or have them look unfinished! It should definitely not just look as if you had forgotten to finish your project off with some spots, but the unfinished (but maybe already primed or half treated) part should build a dynamic contrast or in any other way an important part of your project's composition or concept.
I am pretty sure there are a lot more ways I haven't yet thought of to interpret this challenge - so be daring and surprise me (as you mostly always do with all the fab projects you enter ;) and maybe yourselves as well!


It's carnival season and i love this fantastic mask from Venice.
                                           on the left side you can see the unfinished version

I recycled an old carnival mask
initially painted over with black gesso 
 and then covered with a few charms, brads and punched gears
the silver accents created with silver acrylic paint

unfinished version

The girls at SASPC have come up with some inspiring and different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and have fun!!
Hope to see you join in soon! 
Happy sunday!

LG Kerstin

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Secret Garden

Welcome friends,

Valentine's Day - für mich, nicht nur der romantische Tag für Verliebte, 
sondern auch der Tag, um guten Freunden 
einmal Dankeschön und 
Sooo schön, das es euch gibt 
 zu sagen!!
 Valentines Day - for me, not just the romantic day for lovers,
but also the day to good friends
to say Thank you  and
Sooo wonderful, that you exist!!

Aber da ich bekannterweise nicht der Freund von großen Worten und großen Reden schwingen bin,
gibt es lieber wieder etwas Neues von mir zu sehen.
Da Mr. Art Journal immer noch meine große Liebe ist 
und eine Freundin mir letztens ein gutes Buch empfohlen hat,
einen Kinderbuchklassiker von Frances Hodgson Burnett, den ich noch nicht kannte
und ich so begeistert davon war,
habe ich es einfach in eine neue Seite umgesetzt!

Belief in Magic

But since I'm known not to swing the friend of big words and great speeches,
there is rather something new from me to see.
since Mr. Art Journal is still my great love
and a friend gave me ultimately recommended a good book,
a classic children's book by Frances Hodgson Burnett, I did not know
and I was so excited about it,
I've just converted to a new page!
ich möchte euch jetzt nicht die ganze Geschichte nacherzählen
nur so viel, wer ein großer Natur- und Gartenfreund ist, sich den Glauben an das Gute auch noch in der heutigen Zeit bewahrt hat, wird das Buch, genau wie ich, mit wahrer Begeisterung lesen!!

 das geheime, verschlossene Gartentor, von Efeu umrangt

zu Beginn der Geschichte ist alles hoffnungslos, grau und düster


aber der Frühling erwacht und mit ihm, die Lebensfreude


die alten Rosenstöcke spielen eine wichtige Rolle, 
da ich kein großer Maler bin, habe ich meine alte Leidenschaft für die Serviettentechnik wieder         entdeckt

I want you now do not retell the whole story
only so much, who is a great nature and gardening enthusiast, has faith in the goodness still preserved at the present time, the book, as I read, with true enthusiasm !!


''A friend is one who believes in you 
when you have ceased to believe in yourself.''

Best wishes
xxx Kerstin xxx

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Play with me

Hi friends,

first anniversary of my blog and because I'm a big child still somewhere ;-)  
and like to play with colors and textures  
and again and again was causing a chaos mess on my desk
which I love, but not  when I have to clean it up  
and when the desk is clean,  
the purest inspiration!!, then a new chaos must be done necessarily !!!

play on - A new tag

spray inks ( distress dye ink + water)
Stamp Viva Decor + Prima
Embossing folder 
Distress crackle paint clear rock candy
Stencil + white Gesso
old vintage photo (cut out)

Embossing folder + crackle paint

Stencil Script + white gesso

Thanks so much for stopping in today,
and to all those lovely ladies, who leave all the lovely comments and feedback,
I just want to say a huge thank-you,
 your kindness is so appreciated!
LG Kerstin

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Nature Inspiration Wintertime

Hi crafty friends,

I'm back with a new Art journaling pages, really my new passion!!
today suitable to our weather with cool temperatures - Hibernation - Winterschlaf -
The nature extracts energy for it's wonders, but especially on sunny days you can see so many little nature miracle in forests or on meadows, beautiful inspirations, which are very good for the soul!!

Distress inks - Ranger
Colour spray black
Stamps Kaisercraft, Flonzkraft, LaBlanche
dryed leaves and inflorescences
Pigment  Ink pad  Brilliance

 the gradient effects created with distress ink (Ranger) and water and salt resist technique 
(with liquid acrylic paint - my first experiment)

 i used dried and pressed leaves as mask with black colour spray

little boy dreams on summer, can you see it?

by naturally light without text

I'm entering my Art journal page into the following challenges:

!Happy crafting!
LG Kerstin

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Art Journal Cover

Hi friends,

I'm very happy about my new DT - The Mirror crack'd -, so many very talented ladies and such  beautiful inspirations to my favourite theme Mixed Media!

 Welcome to our Sixth Challenge. We are really enjoying seeing all your fabulous works of art, and your creative imaginations.
For this, our second challenge of 2015, we would like you to create a mixed media Album cover or Journal cover – Any subject, but using multiple techniques and materials.

corrugated cardstock
black + white Gesso
white stamp inkpad
Stencils Clock + Texture + Letters
silver dekosand
spray ink white + brown


 faces and letters with Modeling clay (air drying) + black Gesso + silver patina

the letters are dancing, that's Art ;-)!

 Stencil Tim Holtz Clock with black Gesso + silver Patina

so steht mein Art journal bei mir im Regal,
 zusammen mit dem Tag von unserer Claudia 
(das immer noch für neue Geistesblitze sorgt ;-))

Happy crafting!!
LG Kerstin

Monday, February 2, 2015

Moonlight Reflections

Welcome nature and romantic friends,
 today my newest Mixed Media Art journaling page in memory 
on a beautiful full moon night in the last summer


 Heavy Gesso white
Branches die Memory box
Distress Glitter Clear Rock candy
Distress spray inks
Acrylic laquer Spray colour white
Texture paste
pastel chalks

 experiment with white colour spray


it was really difficult to photograph this site  
with all the sparkling reflections and stars :-)



!Happy crafting!
LG Kerstin

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Enjoy the Moments

Welcome friends,

a new challenge at Our Creative Corner  hosted from our lovely Julia 
Please choose one line from the grid shown. 
This can be a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line  

but you must select the middle square as one of your choices

What you make is your choice but please ensure that the three items you have chosen are clearly visible on your make. Please state in your post which line you have chosen. Inks, stains, sprays etc can be used as necessary on your project.

For my altered frame I have choose the middle line 
Paints + Stamps + Stencils
Tic Tac Toe challenge details

Originally it was a simple gray plastic frame,  
but I loved the shadow effect, and it looks like a small TV


the minibooks are handmaded from old booksites
filmstripe is a stamp on foil and glued with an old scriptsite,
which colored with brown distress ink

Croco Crackling Creme silver applied in different strength + spray ink

stencil gears on black tissue paper + white acrylic lacquer
 for a strikingly structure of the surface

for the background i used a LaBlanche stamp Swirls,
a filmstrip on foil + Stencil Harlekin + Distress ink black soot

You could be our winner and be here in spotlight to show us something you have made or one of the Top 3 or the lucky winner, who will get a beautiful selection of treats from our sponsor 
Tando Creative

The girls at OCC have come up with some inspiring and different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and have fun!!

Imagination Crafts Anything goes
Rhedds Creative Spirit Altered Art

Happy crafting!!
LG Kerstin