Saturday, January 30, 2016

Be the change


today a mixed media project on canvas 
I was very inspired from two challenges themes this month, especially from
'Valentine is not in the air', yes my theme.
In moment I am not a person of many words, 
sorry , but if you have any questions how I do this, no problem!
I will explain and show you!

broken heart, but patched and almost healed

Happy weekend!
LG Kerstin

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

12 Tags of 2016 January

Welcome everyone!

This year I have decided to create every month a new Tim inspiration tag, hopefully ;-)
no idea if it is always right techniques or products, 
I just do what comes to mind  and let me surprise what comes out at the end !

True to the motto  JUST FOR FUN :-)


Happy crafting!

Monday, January 25, 2016



today a new home decor project for Tresors de Luxe
as I saw the great black lace, I thought, yes - just right for my home decoration project. It was a christmas gift and I was happy about this, but it must be more suitable to our home.
As you might have already noticed, I love contrasts, not only in colors, also in style. Generally are my favs altered items, but it can be also more fantastic and magic.  
But I will not tell so much, but rather show a lot here, or :-)?!

a combination from romantic vintage style with a touch of steampunk

that's my first tryings with the die 'Tattered flowers' from Tim Holtz

 with lighting 

crackle paint effects
distress ink + stencil diamonds
and this magical black lace

If you have questions how I do this, please ask me!


Blog Studio 75 - #1 Vintage

studio75, wyzwanie, vintage

Anything but cute #9  : RING OUT THE OLD, BRING IN THE NEW
i use my new black laces and also for me new Bigz Dies 'Tattered flowers' from Sizzix,
 it was my first try to use lace in combi with steampunk touch and the contrast black/white in altered art 

Thanks for your visit
Have a nice week!

Saturday, January 23, 2016



 today a picture inspiration to my favourite theme
- Magic Steampunk -
it's an Art Journal spread
in mixed media style
 and yes :-) it was published in Just Steampunk!!
I'm so happy, proud and thankful!!

Inventive genius and adventurous romance are 
what makes Steampunk so very special and exciting to me. 


Create your own world 

if you have any questions how I do this , then please ask me!

 Be inspired by this paradox and magical world too!
More ideas and inspirations you can also see
SanDees & Amelies Steampunk Challenges
 SASPC Open Studio Facebook Group

Happy weekend
LG Kerstin

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

You are my treasure


while cleaning up I found an old scrapbook paper from Prima Marketing ''Pixie Glen''
I love this collection and it was always too shame to use it
but today I thought, hopefully the icy cold winter will soon be over! 
I was inspired from some Mood boards this month, beautiful flowers and  delicate pastel colors
perfectly for my new Layout .

Scrap Africa - #67 my inspiration - pastel colors
I hope it would be a very creative year with new inspirations and ideas
and more time to try it new techniques

C'est Magnifique Scrapbook
Pinspiration Party 2016
 my inspiration blue flowers and romantic style

Happy crafting!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Shabby chic Diary

today a new project for Tresors de Luxe
I used a lot of laces and crochet pieces with beautiful details
which you can see on detail photos
I was always inspired from fabric collages and wanted to try it,
that's my first and what should I say,
I need to do more now :-)
I have sewed a cover from old cotton fabric
and created a fabric paper collage for my diary.

how you make a 3D flower from laces,
 totally simple, but with effect!

cut a single flower, use a twine
 wrap around the center of the flower and fix it with a little bit hot glue
and finished

old vintage photo + new laces
Live & Love Craft's Inspiration - Something new
my first fabric paper collage with new laces

I hope you like my shabby chic inspired fabric diary cover 
Many thanks for your visit
Happy craftings

Friday, January 15, 2016

Creative explosion


Our new challenge by SanDees&Amelies Steampunk Challenge
 "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial"
with our new Sponsor
I have created a  new doorhanger  with interchangeable tags 
and fabulous products from

When entering please  a magical smile,  I'm already charged
(yes, that also happens;-))

Beim Eintreten bitte ein magisches Lächeln aufsetzen,
 bin schon geladen oder hier sinnbildlich auf Krawall gebürstet
(ja das kommt auch vor ;-))


used materials

 used a cardboard and cute out a triangel
naturally you can use a canvas
embossed 3 stripes and paint with black gesso

color the background with Primary yellow and a little bit Naphthol Red light
glue the stripes on cardboard
Quin.....   Gold is really a difficult name ;-) but an excellent rost color, I love it
I use Tim Holtz stencil 'Rays' and black gesso
for my dangerous sign ;-)

a simple little envelope for interchangeable tags
embossed + Metallic Lustre silver

Ruhe bitte,
bin schwer am Nachdenken!
(kommt auch des öfteren vor :-))



das kreative Chaos ist ausgebrochen
bitte in Deckung gehen :-) 

now it's your time
our new sponsor

 will be giving a steampunk prize package filled with some of their fantastic DecoArt Media goodness to one of our players
 (who will be picked randomly among the proper entries) every month!

Join our new Open Studio on facebook and

Let your imagination run wild!!!
Thanks for your visit!
Happy craftings from