Samstag, 9. Dezember 2017

Enjoy this time for Maja Design

Welcome friends!

Baby, it's could outside ... because it's Winter time :-)
Cozy time is coming! Time for long evenings with candlelight and good food. Time for
warm sweaters and cuddly socks.

I'm also a big fan from unique papers without motifs, because you have so many opportunities to create your background with stamps or watercolours and it's always a perfect combination to all the other beautiful delicate papers from Maja Design.

First I primed the background with clear gesso, then I started by working my background with blue and white spray color ink and added some winter feeling stamps, like snowflakes, snowman, old trees.

used Maja Design papers from following collections

some close up's

 I love the color combi blue and brown with accents of white and black

some little silver stars for a bright and shiny effect
together with a leftover from a cuddly knit ribbon
and some cut stripes from the 'Wood' paper

 I know that I'm home ...

 some highlights with chipboards from Dusty Attic and some cutting dies 
with texture and 'Blizzard' paper

I was inspired from this moodboards
I was inspired from this wonderful shades of the colour blue 

Evidence:  christmas winter elements, wood, deer head, solid background
Testimony: Inspiration words home, joy, shine

Many thanks for your visit!
Have a wonderful advent  weekend!
 xo Kerstin xo

In der Weihnachtsbäckerei for Scrap FX


It's christmas time that means  illuminations and fir trees, Christmas cookies and traditional crafts. Our kids love to bake cookies, even if there is an absolute chaos in the kitchen, it makes every year a great fun again.

 They loves secretly nibbling at the cookie dough, cutting
out stars and hearts themselves and decorating them with a lot of sugar pearls.

 used Scrap FX products

 Flourish 21

Vintage Scales
Chefs - Click Image to Close
and from the new Maja Design paper collection the page 'Make decorations'

some close up's

I was in love with this wonderful vintage scales 
and I used  a golden acrylic paint as basic for a bright a shiny effect,
 also a little bit texture paste on some places
at the end I draw with a black fineliner some notes

undercoated with white gesso and colored with green and gold acrylic
 paint for a festive effect 

 the boss in person ;-)
she looks so fun with a white texture on her hat
 and a red embossing powder on her loop

the cookies have succeeded and all tasted very good
I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a look at some of products from Scrap FX. 
If you’d like to see more, have a look through their store HERE

Thanks for your visit!
See you later :-)


Sonntag, 3. Dezember 2017

Shadowbox Winter forest

Hello friends!

today a little inspiration for a christmas home decoration.
Winter has begun, Christmas is just around the corner .

Heute ist bei uns der erste Schnee in diesem Winter gefallen. 
Viele von euch werden denken, OmG schon wieder Winter
 und ich muss zugeben, das ich auch eher die Frostbeule bin und froh sein werde, 
wenn es wieder wärmer wird. 
Aber der Winter hat auch schöne Seiten und dazu gehört auf jeden Fall eine Wanderung durch den herrlich verschneiten Winterwald, indem es sehr still und leise ist.

Magische Momente sozusagen und die habe ich versucht mit dieser Shadowbox einzufangen.

I want to share this winter shadow box here
Simon says stamp Monday challenge
Star light star bright

Enjoy the beauty of the season!
xo Kerstin xo

Freitag, 1. Dezember 2017


Welcome friends!

December is beginning and I want to share with you a new inspiration for 
Christmas is knocking on your door, the right time to send some love greetings!

firstly I have used one of my favorite colors from DecoArt 
Americana Decor Chalky Finish 'Vintage' 
next I worked with the stencil 'Pixelated' and white gesso also from DecoArt
to add some texture to the background I used some little chipboards, 
stars and metal embellishments and deco sand

I'm a big fan of all the beautiful distress inks and 'Walnut stain' is my absolutely favorit, 
because it created a weathered look on all your projects, 
so it's always very suitable for an industrial grunge look

Sending you Love and Joy!
xo Kerstin xo

Samstag, 25. November 2017

Winterwonderland for Maja Designs

Today an 'Out off the page' project in vintage style, it's a triptych with wintry feeling.
As I saw the wonderful new collection papers 'Joyous winterdays' I was inspired to create a new home decor project for christmas as little gift for a good friend. 

other uses materials
modelling clay white, Snow tex (DecoArt), Silikon mould 'Icecycle', Distress ink 'Walnut stain', clear stamp 'Crackle', chipboards (Scrap FX), cutting dies, Resin treasure window

How I made this

  • I choose background paper 'Frost' and cut out all three MDF pieces
  • then I glued the paper with Decoupage Glue (DecoArt) on it
  • I connected the three pieces and used the paper distresser tool for the edges, it gives an beautiful altered effect
  • then i chose two motives from this new amazing Christmas/ Wintercollection and cut out - the sweet snowmen and little boy

  • icecycles were made with white modeling clay and a mould 
  • to complete the background, I added Distress Ink 'Walnut stain' with a little bit water for some running effects, it will give you a worned altered look
  • I used the 'Blizzard' paper, textured paper (leftovers from a wallpaper) and a craft paper for cutting dies - trees, lantern, winter leaves and snowflakes
  • glued all also embellishments with a transparent adhesive medium
  • create the snow effect with Snow tex (DecoArt) 

some close up's

This project was so much fun to create and I love the scene that you can build up, using all the beautiful background papers from Maja Design.
And if you wonder why the little boy is suddenly blue now, even though he is on the original green, it was very cold in the snow ;-) ... ?
yes, you can change the color of these papers later, for example with alcohol markers :-)


 If you want more inspirations
 than have a look on our Maja DT Blog 
and you can find a lot of wonderful projects from my teamies :-)

Many thanks for your visit!
Enjoy your weekend!
 xo Kerstin xo

Freitag, 24. November 2017



I'm back with a new inspiration, a mixed media vintage layout
 with some amazing chipboards from Scrap FX. 
more details can you find here 
I was inspired from the November Moodboard at Lindys Stamp Gang,
I love all the stains and splatters in this beautiful colours.

  background paper from Maja Design 'Denim and Friends' - Summer shirt bs

some close up's

I'm also a big fan of mixed media layouts, you can mixed so many various materials such like this wonderful chipboards, spray colours, textured, fabric and old book paper leftovers, stencils, stamps and cutting dies - always a lot of possibilities.

I want to share this layout
Lindys Stamp Gang November Moodboard - I use these Shimmer sprays 

 torned stripes from corrugated cardboard, old bookpages and brown textured paper
Thanks for your visit!
Happy crafting!

Donnerstag, 23. November 2017

You rock for Scrap FX


Today a new inspiration layout for Scrap FX.
Children, stars, jeans time and the first love - always a wonderful theme .

 used products
and a background paper from the Maja Design Collection 'Denim and Friends' - Sunbleached

some close up's

I use the Chevron stencil as background with with gesso. Have you seen the Transparencies from Scrap FX always very suitable for every layout theme.

You know I also love this wonderful black silhouettes, very filigree and always a good contrast
in your background. 
Usually I cut these silhouettes into several pieces.

I used an embossing powder 'Hammered Metal' for the word Memories, really a cool shiny effect.
I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a look at some of products from Scrap FX. 
If you’d like to see more, have a look through their store HERE

Thanks for your visit!
Happy crafting 

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