Saturday, September 30, 2017

GD Calico Craft Parts - Once upon a time


I'm back with a new mixed media fantasy project.
 It's an artist trading block and my inspiration was a very romantic fairytale.
 Can you guess what story I mean???
A little bit difficult, or? 

...Lost in the forest, Belle's father Maurice seeks refuge in the Beast's castle, but the Beast imprisons him for stealing a rose. Belle ventures out in search for him and finds him locked in the castle dungeon. The Beast agrees to let her take Maurice's place.... 

How I did it:

before and after

Colour technique  

  1. firstly a thin layer of water diluted grey and black acrylic paint
  2. Crackle Glace clear DecoArt on some places
  3.   DecoArt White and Raw Umber Antiquing Cream diluted with water and created drip lines with a brush
  4. sprayed with water to make them run and spread
 some close up's 

side views

See you later with another guest design project for
Calico Craft Parts :-)
I really had a lot of fun to work with the amazing Calico parts and I am sure 
(in preparation for the time for creating Christmas gifts) it will certainly not be my last order.

Thanks so much !!
Happy crafting!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Scrap FX - Autumn Day

I'm back with a fall inspired layout.

 Nothing is more beautiful and peaceful
than strolling through the vibrantly colored forest in the silence of nature. It was a golden autumn day, mild temperatures and sunshine, we picked mushrooms and berries, 
conditions for a perfect relaxing day.


Scrap FX products
Painting Equipment Small
Forest frame
Countryside A Winter 

some close up's

trees in background with watercolor and stencil

a really wonderful and amazing frame with Burnt Copper Leaves embossing powder 
(Emerald Dare Creek),
 word chipboard with a copper metallic paint and on the lower part black acrylic paint

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!
Have a nice weekend!

Scrap FX - Man of the house

Today I want to share with you my latest masculine layout.
Man of the house - Who is meant ??? 

Scrap FX products

some close up's

here I used an acrylic paint with a rust look on some places for a weathered grungy style


 these black silhouettes are very filigree, I have cut them into several parts
and reassembled

wordlet here with embossing powder Burnt copper Leaves and the Grungy brickwork stamp in background

wordlet painted with brown watercolor and stamped with a gear + blue ink

 John and Harry stencil Small  a very cool stencil was used with black stamp pad ink in background

Thanks for your visit!
See you later with a autumn inspired layout!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Scraps of Darkness - Sunflowers


A new layout for the August 
Scraps of Darkness Sparkle & Shine Kit.
I love sunflowers, they grow in my garden almost by themselves.

I used the paper sheet 'Stone Quartz' from Prima's Rose Quartz Collection, a wonderful contrast to the yellow flowers. So you can find in my layout only three colours black, yellow, white and metalic gold. I always love to use some products from 'older' SOD kits too, for instance chipboards, flowers and leaves.

I have also used a stencil from Kaisercraft with white modeling paste and golden metalic wax  in background it looks like some grasses.
The circle chipboard from Blue Fern Studios was in older SOD Kit.

some close up's

 leaves are cutting dies - Thinlits Sizzix - surrounded with Gold Calligraphy Paint Marker

'Today' cardboard sticker stamped with a crackle clear stamp from Kaisercraft

 If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate :-)

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

Friday, September 22, 2017

Special Feature Boozybear products


Today I will share with you a project that was made with some chipboards elements from our
I think it would be interesting to show some simply embossing techniques
which are very useful for a project in industrial steampunk style.
I used a gift box from a 1 € Store as basic to make a new masculine mixed media gift box.

Before and Now

First embossing technique - Clockfaces
  1. use an embossing ink pad, but press the chippie not so strong on the pad, only a little bit
  2. you will reach a randomly altered effect, like a weathered look
  3. then add an embossing powder, here Burnt Copper Leaves from Emerald Creek Dare, I love this awesome marble effect

Second embossing technique - Wings
  1. start with a base coat of black gesso, let it dry
  2. embossed the whole chipboard with a gear folder through a Cuttlebug, Big Shot or whatever you have
  3. rubbed silver metallic lustre (DecoArt) over the rough enbossed surface using your fingers

some steps how I do this

some close up's

 Hopefully you will now feel even more inspired 
to create your own project with this amazing chipboards.
I'm very excited :-)

Happy crafting!


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Summer Memories


Summer is over and the days are once again closing in. The right time to make a project with wonderful memories on the vacation days, a truly good mood project.
 I was inspired from September Maja Designs Moodboard. You know I love the color blue in all shades and right - Every summer has a story - 
 Despite the many unpredictable weather can we looked back on some beautiful and very carefree days by the sea, even it was to little, but always a source of health and happiness.

some close up's

I used a paper sheet from the Vintage Summer Basics Collection

 Best wishes!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Scraps of Darkness - Fly


Kerstin is back with a new layout for the August 
Scraps of Darkness Sparkle & Shine Kit. 
Today  you can see how easy it is to create with our month kit's.
The Kit's are so arranged that all the components fit well in color and style.

I used a Prima Marketing background paper from Prima's Rose Quartz Collection, stickers, black tags and the beautiful roses from this collection.
In our Elements Add On Kit you will find book pages Ephemera: Music, an amazing crochet trim, cardstock stickers and this awesome feathers, which I also used in my last layout 'Smile often'.

some close up's

Have you seen the 'Grace' sheet from Rose Quartz Collection, perfect for cutting out, or?!
together with some deco elements a wonderful addition to a black and white photo.

I still had a rest from this delicate feather and so I used a puffy sticker butterfly and the feather for a new smart highlight on this layout.

Happy crafting!

x Kerstin x

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Scraps of Darkness Lovely


Today I want to share with you a new layout for the August


It's a Scraps of Darkness Kit and I want to show
you that's also very simple and easy to work with a very dark background. It's a wonderful contrast between black and delicate colours rose and green.
 Golden metal colors are detected much more clearly too,  
such as DecoColor Gold Calligraphy Paint Marker.

some details

 some pieces from Simple Stories Beautiful 12x12 Cardstock Stickers and from Beautiful Bits & Pieces Diecuts surrounded from some stamps with white ink

 some flower layers

 I also use Gold Calligraphy Paint Marker to highlighted some lines into the rose paper cut outs.

 washi tape from our Elements Add On Kit are also perfect to frame your photo

Thanks for stopping by!
See you later!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

GD Calico Craft Parts - Nautical Frame

 I'm so excited and happy to be invited to the Calico Craft Parts Blog
 as a guest designer this month.
I was very impressed when I finally saw the amazing pieces from Calico Craft Parts in original.
They immediately reminded me of my time as a "woodworm" ;-)  
yes, I loved working with wood -  mainly scroll saw projects. 
Calico's wooden shapes are so filigree and I could never have done this with a jigsaw! And their natural shades are wonderful too. 

As you may already know I have a soft spot for the sea with all its wonderful and mysterious creatures, and when I saw the wonderful aquatic and marine wood shapes at the Calico Craft Parts shop I was immediately inspired to create a new mixed media home decoration piece.

 Before and After

My base was an old simple plastic frame, but I fell in love with it
because it looks like a store window or a TV, right?!

How I did it:

Calico Craft Parts wood shapes used:


 I chose old book pages and black tissue paper in combination with white crackle paint and some brown shades from a Glimmer Mist spray. A very easy technique but I wanted a wonderfully neutral and more subtle background for the beautiful wooden shapes. I only used very few colours -  a patina green, black, white and a little bit neon green for a magical effect, because the Galleon boat reminded me of the 'Black Pearl'
(you know what I mean?)  Yes, I admit it : I'm a big fan of the Pirates of Carribean stories.
some close up's

I highlighted the crab and kelp with just some little pearls and used  transparent gel as glue

I used the untreated Ships Wheel as a base and added the Galleon Boat  for a 3D effect.
I love to combine the various sizes of the wood shapes to create layers!


At the end of the process I decided to make one of my favourite sayings the focal element, but that
may well be exchanged with a photo sometime.


I am not a person of many words, so I would like to say a heartfelt THANK YOU
for your invitation in the form of a small extra project on which I used
my absolute favourite among the Calico Craft Parts wood shapes:

in combination with the gorgeous

Thanks for your visit! 
I hope this was a bit of inspiration for you!
I will return at the end of the month with a 
new, spooktacular project and I hope you will then stop by again  :-)

Happy crafting!