Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Beginning of autum

A warm Welcome
 to all my new and loyal followers :-)!
a new tag was born - a little fall salute
a Sir T!M Inspiration fitting to the present day 

3D effect



Enjoy this time of the year, try to recharge
your batteries and admire the spectacle of nature.
Have a good time!
LG Kerstin

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Man in the Moon - Tutorial

Welcome everyone,

1. use a round canvas or cardboard
to see the corrugated board, remove the top layer with water

2.  primed with fluid acrylics silver metallics


 3. i used old leaves from christmas decoration
primed with white Gesso + spray with Mister carbon black

4. mask branches + Mister carbon black

5. Dusty attic chipboard fences + fluid acrylics silver metallics
6. cut out from an old photo (haunted castle)

7.  Tim Holtz stamp + ornate plate
Lastly, I highlighted all of the raised areas with gorgeous Metallic Lustre Silver Spark

here lives the man in the moon, I don't know if is sweet ;-) but
I love to use the typical grunge industrial style of Tim Holtz

Simon says stamp Monday Challenge - Love this technique
to use recycle materials: packaging material as corrugated cardboard + old deco leaves lines

Happy sunday friends!
LG Kerstin

Friday, September 18, 2015


Welcome everyone,

today a new Layout for a Guestdesign at Scrapping 4 fun Challenges with the theme

- Autumn -
many thanks for inviting me, it was a pleasure for me :-)


September 2015 Challenge

to use stencils with white gesso + metallic lustre over the surfaces with my fingers 

Happy crafting
LG Kerstin

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Vacation Memories

Welcome everyone,

At the moment shows the autumn weather from his gloomy side
 time to remember of the super summer with his best moments.
for me, it was definitely my seaside holiday,  
when I close my eyes I can still hear the sound of the sea!


 the lower left corner, picture frame



Happy crafting!!
LG Kerstin

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


Welcome everyone,

''Tag it'' 
Create a tag that is vintage, industrial and/or steampunk.

Metamorphosis - from a ravenous caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly
Time makes it possible, that was my inspiration for a tag with metallics and 3D effect.

This month's prize is sponsored by

who are giving away a voucher for shopping with their wonderful online store to one winner (whom we will - as usually - randomly draw among all proper entries).

The challenge is open until the end of the month and we would love to see your tags!  

That craft place - Steampunk
Simon says stamp Monday Challenge - Love this technique
stamp on white Gesso and to play with 3D effect

Happy crafting
LG Kerstin

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Haunted Pharmacy

Welcome everyone,

perhaps it's a little bit early for Halloween, but we have the right weather mood here , gray, wet and foggy.
Last weekend I was really inspired from this wonderful  
Many, many thanks for this great inspiration Laura !!!

You know my favourite things are coloures and textures, but I also love beautiful old motifs on paper.

I just had to try out how these things will bring together!

I had a lot of fun with this project, it's my new decoration and it makes me happy :-)!


before it was an old clock case wood

I was really thrilled from the 3D effect of collage sheet

 skull with candle

 wooden timber with walnut ink + water and metallic lustre

roof with crackle paint, white spray mist and stencils 

 with lighting



Thanks for your visit!!


Have a good time!
LG Kerstin

Monday, September 7, 2015


Welcome everyone,

today a new old ;-) Layout

 ( Inspiration: vintage and shabby chic style, words and letters, colours)


3 pictures, 2 as cut out (old car)

Have fun and discover your own creative world!
LG Kerstin

Saturday, September 5, 2015


Welcome everyone,

today an new Art Journal spread with one of my favorite sayings
''Only when it's dark enough, you can see the stars.''

 I used some Media Fluid Acrylics + Metallics Gold + Metallic Lustre Gold Rush from DecoArt
they are highly pigmented and also perfect for painting with brushes and water

also I used an embossing folder 
on an extra paper sheet and glue it on my altered art journal page

 stamps are cut out and stamped in background too


Thanks for your visit
LG Kerstin

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Gift box Surprise

Welcome everyone,
today a new idea for our beautiful autum theme by Our creative Corner this month.

Our very creative Julia is hosting and she said : 
I love the colours of autumn! Those beautiful and dramatic reds, golds, yellows, browns, greens and all shades in between. Your challenge this month is to take some inspiration from the colours in the image provided and make an autumnal inspired project.
September -  Shades of Autumn
Autumn Leaves Wallpapers

A friend needed a special gift box for a special occasion in Paris. 
He travels with his girlfriend to one of the beautiful bridges in October.
Do you know what the two plan :-) ???
It's a little wooden box in mixed media style and i used a transfer technique in combination with spray inks in brown tones and stencils (fallen chestnut leaves). I think it's masculine and autumnal too.

How I made this

1. use Matte Medium 3 x - on laser copy; on box - let it dry - than once again on laser copy
once turn around  and  with the still wet side on the box, let dry for at least 2 hours
with a damp sponge rub off the backside
(a perfect Tuto to the use of Matte Medium can you see here by Andy Skinner)

2. use white Gesso + stencils for structure, let it dry

3. play with colors - spray mist (black + brown)
and Fluid acrylics (Blue green light +  Cobalt Teal Hue)

4. highlighted with Metallic Lustre Lavish Green

5. use embellishments + old jewelry chain

6. to finish use Soft -Touch Varnish 

:-) Now it's your turn :-)
 Creative Embellishments are offering the random prize winner 
a $25 voucher to spend at their store


Happy crafting!!
LG Kerstin