Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Aber bitte mit Sahne

Hi friends,
Do you like ice coffee in summer just as I ???
That was my first thought as I saw the new Tag by Tim Holtz.

My advice would be  ;-)
to go window shopping and relax afterwards 
having an iced coffee in one of the homely Cafe's of your town!

That is summer relaxion, enjoyment pure and new life energy :-)


Let's go and have fun!!!
LG Kerstin

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Moments of Life

I love the shabby chic style and I'm always inspired from soo many talented ladies in Blogland, wonderful inspirations. In this time I worked with old fabric cotton pieces and the Tattered flowers die from sizzix,
and I am always amazed how well they can cut out fabric!

Life is not measured by the number 
of breaths we take,
but by the

The chipboard with this great saying is from Creative Embellishments,
it is light wood and you can cut it well, as shown here :-)


Happy Sunday !!!
LG Kerstin

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Lightbulb Moments

Welcome everyone,
today a new project which is from fun to joy has emerged . I was inspired from the faux cracked glass technique (Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities III)
There is a place where the ideas come (hopefully ;-)) an old little rustic laboratory with a black window glass, because it sometimes bangs and smells ;-)

faux cracked window glass with black russ
                                                        window should be cleaned again ;-)

crackle silver paste at the bottom side

faux cracked glass

real rusty key with help from
       vinegar, salt and sunlight and time ;-)
       in memory on Claudia's balcony key

rust effects with hair
let rust a pot scrubber together with old screw 

CC3Challenges # 30 Tim Holtz Faux cracked glass Technique
Linda Coughlin, owner of The Funky Junkie Boutique has generously donated a $25 shopping spree to her  store to the lucky winner of this challenge.

Thanks for your visit and Happy crafting!!
LG Kerstin

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Ravarage of Time

Welcome friends,
 to our new challenge theme with a Steampunk/Vintage twist!

If you are into mixed media, tag or card making, art journaling, painting, stamping or crafting in general or altering objects....if you love adding a slight industrial and/or vintage feel to your makes and love everything that has to do with gears, cogs and other mechanical stuff...this is the place for you and the challenge to join in! ;)

The challenge theme we have chosen for this month is

Thinking of peeling wallpapers, rust in all its glorious forms of appearance, peeled paint, crackle, patina, weathered wood, us your interpretation of this theme and enter up to three projects... and by doing so get eligible for a lovely prize from one of our generous sponsors (each proper entry counts as one vote).

today a new art journal spread

 The good old days, I remember me on the old bike of my Grandma, 
 you hear it from afar ;-), but it works till today,
it is something special, even though already the teeth of time has gnawed on it.

Napkin Old Bicycle
white Gesso
stamps Viva Decor + Kaisercraft
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold
Distress ink  Walnut stain + Vintage photo
Stencil Gears
Inka Gold Hamatit
 crackle paint white

Rust, crackle, stains and peeled paint

Happy crafting!!
LG Kerstin

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Special Moments

Hi everyone,
today a new Layout with my one and only theme ;-) - THE SEA -
It's a place for pure relaxion, sun and fun.

Prima Color bloom spray mist
white Gesso
Prima resin embellishments
Micro beads silver
Dusty attic chipboards Moments, Lighthouse
Prima Marketing stamps


Scrap around the world Inspiration Board (pastel colors, saying, circles)

Thanks for your visit and have a good time!
LG Kerstin

Friday, June 5, 2015

Mysterious Shadow Wall

Welcome everyone!

Our theme for this month by The Mirror Crack'd is to create a Shadow Box
Our host is Shilpa, and she will be choosing our Winner and Top 5.


 I create my own shadow box from an old wood picture frame.
My inspiration was a photo from the Grotte Palais Waldstein in Prag.


corrugated card stock
Black gesso from DecoArt
DecoArt Media Fluids Acrylics - Metallic Silver, Carbon Black

Prima Art sugar Antique silver
Modeling air clay
mask and border (molding templates)
chipboard Dusty attic vine leafes
Stencil brick
metallic gears as template for the background 


3D effect


side front

Prima art sugar
faces with ravarages of time

The teamies at TMC have come up with many inspiring and different 
mixed-media versions 
on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and have fun!!

 This month one lucky winner will win a prize from our  sponsor

With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line.

Happy crafting!!
LG Kerstin

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Eroded Metallic

Welcome everyone!

today a new idea for our home decoration. It's a bookend with a big letter Z (right, the letter A for the left side will come sometime). I used this technique from Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities  44
 it was my first try with this special creative technique.






Thanks for your visit!
LG Kerstin

Monday, June 1, 2015

Filou and the shoelace

Welcome everyone

 Our new theme at Our creative corner in this month hosted by
our new very creative Jan is

 What makes you smile ? :-)?

Close your eyes for a few minutes, relax and think about something that makes you smile..............
It could be a special person, a favourite place, a quote, an incident, the list is endless!
our June challenge is to create something that will make us smile, it could be a scrapbook or journal page, a canvas, a tag, whatever your imagination dictates.

My first thought to this theme was my dog for many years. 
As he was a  puppy he had always fun to pull out the laces from our shoes.
He no longer does this, but it is always something new thought out, it never gets boring ;-)!

white Gesso DecoArt Media Medium
Distress inks faded jeans, vintage photo, walnut stain + Mini mister + water
corrugated cardboard
denim + Tim Holtz AlterationsTattered florals die

Techniques with Gesso

Resist Technique.. with gesso (sealed paper )
texture worked with fork in moist gesso
yarn glued in moist gesso

 I want to try the combi with fabric and yarn, (it was my old jeans ;-)

 frame consists of cracked out carton (corrugated)
inked with distress ink walnut stain + white gesso

 The teamies at OCC have come up with many inspiring and different mixed-media versions 
on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and have fun!!

  This month one lucky winner will win a prize from our  sponsor

LG Kerstin