Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Beautiful Gardentime

Hello everyone!

 Although it's still spring, we are already having summer temperatures here
 first strawberries in our garden are ripe.
It's the most wonderful time in the garden, everything blooms and fragrance.

The awesome 'Summertime' paper collection from Maja Design
inspired me to create a new layout.

more details can you find


Thanks for your visit!
Have a wonderful time!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Nature Junk Journal Pages


I'm back with some new pages for my Nature Junk Journal. 
I worked on simply paper, which were altered with some techniques.

more details can you find here

Thanks for your visit!
Happy crafting!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

GD Calico Craft Parts Minialbum 'FantaSea'

Hello everyone!

I want to share with you some pages from my new Minialbum ''FantaSEA''.
Although it's still spring, we are already having summer temperatures here and it's also very dry. This makes me long for a fresh sea breeze at the beach, holding a shell  to my ear, closing my eyes and making the sea rustle in my mind. Absolutely beautiful and relaxing!


For the cover of my Mini-album I wanted to try a new combination. I crocheted some marine motifs and sewed them on the fabric envelope.

There are a lot of beautiful things which you can use on small projects like cards, tags, or ATC's.
I have discovered my enthusiasm for junk journals at the moment. With these you can combine and collect so many beautiful and beloved things. I love it because you can collect memorabilia and also try techniques and products.

You leaf through it again and again and you can always take it with you
 to quickly show friends what you love doing. 

more details can you find here

You can see I have used both, the possibility to leave 
the MDF parts untreated, as well as to paint them.

This project was so much fun to create and I love the scene that you can build up,
 using all the mini wooden shapes.
I think that wasn't my last journal page with these parts :-)!

I want to share this nautical spread 
Simon says stamp Monday Challenge
Inspired by a song - Beyond the Sea 

Mini Album Makers May Challenge 

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

GD 'Make the Time' with Maja Design


It's a vintage layout with the title 'Make the time'. I used a very old photo from my ancestors, a beautiful memory for our family. 

The latest amazing Maja Design Collection 'Celebrate'
was very suitable to my photo to this very special day so many years ago. I worked with the paper sheets 'Anniversary', 'Glamour' and 'Your invited'.


 It's always a good idea to create with frames on scrapbooking layout. I added a printed chipboard frame on the lower right side with a very wise saying in it. The second frame around the photo was made with cutting dies and old crafty paper in weathered look.

some details

 Maja Design is a sponsor at May Challenge More than Words 'Memories & Frames'.


Happy crafting!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The petrified kraken

Ein freundliches Hallo allerseits!

Es ist wieder Zeit für eine neue Inspiration für unseren Steampunk Challenge.
Entstanden ist eine Mixed Media Flasche im Steampunkstyle.
Hauptheld ist ein versteinerter Kraken, 
der zu lange in die Augen der 'wunderschönen Medusa'
geblickt hat.

Ausgangsmaterial war eine alte Weinflasche.

...und hier einige Tipps zum Herstellungsprozess

Gearbeitet wurde mit einfacher Knete, die zu schmalen Rollen für die Fangarme geformt wurde.
Der Kopf entstand aus einer Kugel, die ich flach gedrückt habe.
Anschließend wurden viele kleine Kugeln geformt, die mit Hilfe eines Holzspießes als Saugnäpfe für den Kraken ausgehöhlt wurden.

...und damit er nicht so normal aussieht, heißt, eine versteinerte Oberfläche erhält
wurde er weiter rücksichtslos ;-) mit dem Holzspieß bearbeitet

zum Aufkleben sämtlichster Materialien wie bspw. ausgestanzte Zahnräder, Gaze, 3D Perlen und Kraken wurde Heavy Gel Medium von DecoArt genutzt

 nach dem Aufkleben wurde alles mit schwarzem Gesso übermalt und nach dem Trocknungsprozess mit verschiedenen Acrylfarben (DecoArt Fluid Acrylics- Blautöne, Kupfer, Weiß) und einem breiten trockenen Pinsel gebrusht

die Laternen und das Ornament am Flaschenhalsrand entstanden mit Hilfe von Silikonformen und lufthärtender Modelliermasse

einige ergänzende Detailbilder

Schaut euch auch die Projekte meiner Teamies an, 
das ist immer sehr inspirierend und lehrreich!!
und Mitmachen lohnt sich,
versprochen :-)!
Viel Spaß!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Junk Journal - It's raining

Hello friends!

Today two new pages from my 'Springtime feelings' Junk Journal.

You are always welcome under my umbrella!

SMILE, when it's raining!

Happy sunday !
Kerstin xx

Friday, May 11, 2018

Nature Journal pages with Scrap FX

Hello everyone!

Kerstin is back with some new pages for a nature, botanical Junk Journal in vintage style.

more details can you find here

 some close up's

I used the Innocent Face stencil with a black fineliner as frame
 for a cutout from Journal phrases transparency 

Many thanks for your visit!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

GD Calico Craft Parts

Hello everyone!

 I'm so excited and happy to be invited to the Calico Craft Parts blog
 as a guest designer this month.

I was on search on a little gift for a friend.
She loves the children's novel 'The secret garden' just like me.
It's a wonderful story with an old forgotten garden
 which is rediscovered and makes the children happy.

You wanted to know how I did it?

click here

 before and after

Thanks so much for your invitation as your guest designer this month,
it was a huge pleasure for me!!!!

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Gift idea with Maja Design

Hello friends!

Soon is Mother's Day and I want to give a little attention to my mother. I created a mixed media frame in a delicate shabby chic look. 

I used a simply frame as basic. Firstly I made some ornaments with the help of moulds and air drying modeling clay. These were glued to the frame with heavy gel medium, I added some metallic sticker too.
Then I painted everything over with Chalky Finish 'Vintage' paint.
Now put some heavy white gesso over the embellishments to bring out the texture and details on the frame.

more details can you find here

 I've always loved the combination of these colours and the beautiful 'Celebration' paper is probably my favourite in the stash. Cut to fit and complemented with a metal frame from Prima and some blooms, the new frame in altered art was finished.

 Suitable to this frame I made two wooden handpainted candle holds with her favourite flowers 
and a irish crochet doily.
Thanks for your visit!
Have a beautiful time!