Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Scraps of Darkness - Let's get lost


A new inspiration for our  

Friday is a nice day, because weekend is comming. Enjoy nature, stroll along the water, walk through the forest with our dog, that's relaxation pure for me.
The new background paper from Blue Fern Studios from the Main Kit was the perfect frame for my nature photo.

I worked with a spiderweb stencil,some fern leaves chipboards, emphera pieces from Prima Marketing, the new layered die-cut ebellishments from 49 and Market, all elements are very suitable for a forest layout with nature feeling.

some close up's 

 a wonderful wooden frame from the printed chipboard shapes - Wanderlust with some die cut embellishments

fern leaves chipboards colored with acrylic paints and highlighted with some little glass beads

 a spiderweb stencil from my stuff as background

Happy crafting!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

DT Scrap FX - Adventures

Kerstin here with some new inspirations for our beautiful new products from
 Scrap FX 
really great for  holiday exploring layouts.

Summertime - time for fun and adventure in natural surroundings,
doing handicrafts and games.
- Go See Do -
Scrap FX has some new stencils, great I 'm so in love with this new sailing boat stencil.

 used Scrap FX products


 The photo is always my real focal point, but I love to try out and 
why have photos have to be square? so I decided to cut out the children.

 Yacht Stencil with white modeling paste, when it was dry I applied some Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels, this water based colours are transparent with a very fine glimmer shine.

and my second layout - At Sunset

I'm a big fan of old sailor ships. The 'Hanse Sail' shall take place once at year on the Baltic Sea. You can see there very impressive windjammers, traditional ships and museum ships. IT's really a highlight for me and my vintage soul.

 used Scrap FX products

I used a simple white background paper and added some torn crafty and textured  paper stripes 
for a natural look suitable to this colours of a sunset.

 a new awesome mermaid chipboard which you can use as a frame

  some close ups

 Hopefully you will now feel even more inspired to create your own
layout as a beautiful memory on happy days.

Have a nice time!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

DT Scraps of Darkness - Explore


I'm a modern girl with a big vintage heart and as I saw this wonderful old photo from a sheltie 
I thought this must be a new 'altered' layout.

you can find again this amazing layered die cut embellishments from 49 and Market, 
dragonflies and leaves the right elements for very natural theme like 
adventures in forest and meadows.

The flowers from 49 and Market are always a highlight,
 they look very lively and natural for me.

I also used some oldbook page leftovers, torned paper stripes, emphera and stickers pieces from Prima Marketing
and two printed chipboards from our July 'Wayfarer' Main Kit.

 I love it to use die cuts to add dimension, here I tried the burlap fabric (from Main Kit) 
with some 'Star' cutting dies, it works very good

I combine plastic and paper leaves 
and suitable to my vintage look I colored the layer embellishments 
with a little bit metal acrylic paint 

Thanks for your visit!
Happy crafting! 
x Kerstin x

Saturday, August 19, 2017

DT Canvas Corp Brands - Tutorial - Altered Frame


It's never too late ....
to have a good day!

A truly saying, or?!
if you come dragging in from work and you've had a miserable week, 
just pick yourself up on weekend relax and
start with creating or other things that will make you a lot of fun.

Don't forget the time only for you!
That was my idea behind this easy and quick making
wooden frame.

used materials from Tattered Angels and other companies
can you see here

How I do this -

applying Modeling paste through the brick stencil,
 allow the paste to dry

use a mixture from Tinting base and texture paste
and  add a thin layer about the whole surface

coloured a piece of gauze with the Glimmer Glam 'Rustic'
glued on the bottom edge
together with the self adhesive 'Lady statue'

use Glimmer Glam 'Rustic' and a brush and painted the brick surface
it's a very awesome glimmer paint and perfect for projects in altered art

 sprayed with Glimmer Mist 'Linen' for an antique look


finally use a metallic wax paint and distress all the edges with your fingers

now you can decide whether you will a like an old family photo
 or a saying
your choice :-)

Happy weekend!
x Kerstin x

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

DT Scraps of Darkness - Bon Voyage


 I want to share my latest summery layout with our

I was inspired from our latest holiday trip.  The 'Hanse Sail' shall take place once at year 
on the Baltic Sea. 
You can see there very impressive windjammers, traditional ships and museum ships. 
IT's really a highlight for me and my vintage soul, because I'm a big fan of old sailing ships.

 I used a wonderful background paper from 'Wanderlust' Blue Fern Studios Collection, a printed chipboard shape and some stickers and elements from our last month kit.

Scraps of Darkness July scrapbook kit: The Wayfarer, featuring Blue Fern Studios' new Wanderlust collection, is sure to show off your summer vacation photos beautifully. Create stunning beach, camping, and travel layouts, handmade cards, mixed media, and off the page projects with our newest kit. Join our monthly kit club and get a new box of scrapbooking fun in the mail every month, or stop by our store and pick up one of our limited edition kits before they sell out.

some close ups

 some chipboards from Blue Fern Studios were colored with white acrylic paint 
and embossed with 'Whirpool' Glitter Powder

printed chipboards are very stable, but I cuted this piece in two halfes, it's also possible

 I took some brown cardstock and stamped some nautical motifs with Stazon 'Spiced Chai'
I fussy cut them out
and glued only on some places stamp motif Flag banner
for a 3D effect

I hope you like this inspiration
and all the other wonderful projects of our teamies!
Have a nice day my friends!
x Kerstin x

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

DT Scrap FX - Happy Days

Hi everyone!

This month with have some beautiful new chipboards at Scrap FX 
and other products to the theme 'Seasons'.

Summertime - just perfect for spending vacation and also the right time for
 bicycle tours through the nature. 
This place was pure nature, bizarre and magical.

 used Scrap FX products

 some close ups

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 

Maja Designs Moodboard Challenge
Paper Collection Summer Crash
I was inspired from delicate colours and the love theme


Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

DT SASPC - Sunken Dreams

Welcome everyone!

and a  new inspiration for 
You know I'm a big mixed media fan, I love the mix from colors, textures and various materials.
This project was really a playground with a lot of fun for me.
IT's a 50 x 20 cm canvas and I used textures techniques such as 
stencils with modeling paste,
magical material Tyvek,
natural deco materials (driftwood, shells, sead heads)
 3D pearls and some drip drops from glue stick.



 my octopus, a little bit other ;-) I'm afraid he has knoted his arms
 I used a modeling clay freely modelled by hand
finished with metallic paints from DecoArt

 If you would like to know some more DETAILS, please don't hesitate to contact me.
My english isn't the best, because it's not my native language,
but I make a lot of effort in this area.
 But that costs a lot of time, which I prefer to spend with crafting, 
I hope you will understand this!
If someone is interested you can ask me
again and again with joy!
 :-) I will do my very best :-) 

Have a nice relaxing summer my friends !
x Kerstin x