Donnerstag, 28. Februar 2019

Sugary sweet for Dusty Attic

Welcome friends!

I know it's very hot in Australia at the moment, 
so a cooling inspiration might be just the thing?!

We have winter time. 
Unfortunately, all too often only grey and wet, but when it snows, 
the landscape is enchanted, a real winter wonderland.
So I decided to create a layout in a wintry magical mood.

some details

I love this black Mini Tabs
because it's always a very good contrast and suits to all styles of scrap

 I love the idea of layered chippies Layered garland , I painted the lower part with a dark gray and the upper part with a light gray metallic paint. 
I added also some  Branches  embossed with a brown embossing powder.

here can you see a Mini lantern
for that I used a very special embossing powder 'Hammered Metal' 

I splited the Grass border #1 in several pieces, two of them can you see on the left side

I covered the chipboard with two colours (White, Grey) and  used paint daubers to sponge onto the shape, which gives an interesting mottled effect.

used chippies

Layered garland

Happy crafting!

Samstag, 23. Februar 2019

Winteralbum Part 2

Hello everybody!

How I promised today the second part of my latest minialbum in wintery mood.
I love this handmade album where I collect not only some 
amazing photos from our sunshine doggie 'Filou', 
but also it's a very good possibility to work with some small wooden shapes
in connection with some natural material and leftovers (Denim, knitted wool).
I also used some cutting dies, stencils, stamps 
and some papers from Maja Design from my stuff.

a winter tree silhouette in background made with a cutting die from Sizzix, 
where I used the negative form


 round winter photos in a frame of wooden paper

 some details


 a moon made with structure paper, in background a silver skeleton leave


 used Calico Craft Parts

editing tips:
  • the deers were firstly coloured with Metallic Acrylic Paint 'Rich Espresso' from DecoArt
  • and dried with a hot air blower until it forms bubbles
  • dry brush technique with white gesso
  • a tree in original condition glued on a white feather

Many thanks for your visit!

Happy weekend!

Freitag, 22. Februar 2019


Hello creative friends!

Today a tag in grungy industrial vintage style, just for fun. 
I just felt like it as balsam for the soul :-).

 close up's

on the left side can you see used notebook paper in background

I want to share this vintage tag here

3 colours + notebook paper 

Happy weekend!
Kerstin xo

Sonntag, 17. Februar 2019

Time for Chocolate


What can be better as a big cup of hot chocolate in this cold season?! 

I was inspired to create a vintage layout to my favourite theme - Chocolate - 
because ''She doesn't ask silly questions, chocolate understands'' ;-)

 Suitable to this theme I used the Maja Design paper collection 'Fika'
here can you find some wonderful shades of brown papers
in combination with the right motifs as cups, muffins, teapots and much more

some close up's


I want to share this layout 
More than words Always & Quote
My inspiration theme Chocolate, 
because is my medicine, always and forever :-)


I hope I could inspire you to try some new themes.
What's your favourite?

Thanks for your visit!
Kerstin xo

Samstag, 16. Februar 2019

Longing for Spring

Hello friends!

 It's time that the winter finally comes to an end, right?! 

I want spring :-)!!

But unfortunately we still have to be patient. 
That were my thoughts behind this new art journal spread. 

On the left side you can see the gray everyday life in the city and on the right side the first signs of spring after the sun has managed to shine through the thick clouds.

some close up's

I used some Dusty Attic chippies to expand the photo

some letters made with cutting dies and Tim Holtz Idea-ology stickers

a combination of stamps, cutting dies, photo and chipboard

I love this amazing 'Umbrella man'

dark wintertime

 first warming golden rays of the sun

I want to share this art journal pages here

I also used three colour sprays inspired from this monthly moodboard

Happy crafting!
Kerstin xo

Samstag, 9. Februar 2019

A very special gift box for Calico Craft Parts


The ATB Cube Kit was still on my crafting table, 
I wanted to make a cube, but didn't quite know what I should presenting in the hole. 
Then I had a sparkling idea, why not combine both and use the ATB as gift box.

 Tips & Tricks
more details can you find here 

 some close up's

 left side

 right side

front side

 frontside Steampunk heart

Top view

Valentine's Day is approaching and you can also hide sweets 
or for a good friend with some crafting stuff ;-)
I hope, I could inspire you to try unusual things as well.

The heart comes from a whole collection of new awesome 
Thanks for your visit my friends!
Kerstin xo