Saturday, June 29, 2019

Discovered in the wood for Calico Craft Parts

Hello everybody!

Today a new mixed media inspiration for Calico Craft Parts. 

On the early morning I love to go for a walk in the forest 
with my dog especially in these hot days. 
We are both eager observers of nature, my dog with the nose 
and I always walk with open eyes through the field and corridor. 

You can discover so many wonderful inspirations hidden away.
You often see nature conquering back its field, I always find that very fascinating.

I found some beautiful and very inspiring wooden shapes
in the Flora and Fauna department.

more  close up's
can you find here

Happy crafting!



Salty kisses for Dusty Attic

Welcome everyone!

 We are having a very hot and especially dry summer over here and even the thought
 of a cool fresh sea breeze is more than welcome.
So I already enjoyed to just think of the refreshing sea breeze, the clear air 
and some restful moments and tranquillity.

I created a mixed media layout as memory on a wonderful vaccation by the sea last year.
Our Sheltie dog loves the sea as much as I do and can't get his ball out of the sea often enough and romp on the beach.

some close up's

a beautiful sun down made with a cutting die from Sizzix (Gears) 
as background for this amazing lighthouse chipboard

 our sunshine dog framed with Mini Branches, Sea Gulls 
and one from this beautiful new  Shells

 one from this amazing Light Houses in wheathered wood style
 made with crackle varnish and spray colours

Used Dusty Attic chipboards

This new inspiration layout also fits wonderfully to the theme and colors 
of our June Moodboard :-)

 Just give it a try!

June Mood Board Challenge

Happy crafting!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Strawberry Season

Welcome everyone!

The strawberries are ripe, a wonderful time in the garden, 
which always reminds me of my childhood. 
There was nothing better than picking them myself and putting them right in mouth. 

I was inspired to create a mixed media project on a canvas. For that I used some papers from the 'Summertime' collection. There you can find a lot of  red suitable papers. The Maja Design papers are always of a very good quality, they are firm and stable and therefore also ideally suited for colour games. It is advisable to always start with a layer of clear gesso, so that the paper is sealed and does not curl.

more details can you find here

some close up's

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Relaxzone for Calico Craft Parts

Welcome everyone!

I was inspired to create a new home decoration project.
It's an up cycling project on a wooden plaque.

more exciting details can you find here

 Have you already discovered something new in 
something old established, too? 
Let your imagination run wild!

Happy weekend!

Monday, June 10, 2019

Romantic & Cool - a Maja Design Layout

Welcome creative friends!

I don't know I you have seen my latest layout 'My fave Jeans' 
with the newest Maja Design collection 'Denim & Girls'.

I used some parts from my sorted out jeans.  
But it's not necessary to cut up your favorite jeans ;-)!!

As Marie says:'' If you want that denim-feel but don’t want to cut your jeans apart 
you can always use the denim-looking sheets of the Denim & Friends collection,
 they do match the Denim & Girls line perfectly.''

 But my favorite jeans also had wonderful pockets :-)! and they had to be used in a handicrafts project. I like to wear jeans and love the combination with delicate white lace blouses or cool T-shirts. With a pair of jeans you are always dressed right., a real inspiration source.

more details can you find here

I think and feel in jeans blue :-)!

- Next time you're feeling blue 
Just let a smile begin -

Happy crafting!
Kerstin xx

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Treasure your Memories for Dusty Attic

Welcome everyone!

 Our amazing June Moodboard  at Dusty Attic reminds me on a beautiful sunset on a lake vacation. 
Everything is so peaceful, somewhere quacks a frog, crickets chirp, midges play in the evening light (unfortunately they not only play, but also satisfy their appetite ;-)) a wonderful atmosphere! 

I was inspired from the wooden planks and the beautiful warm evening colours. I absolutely wanted it together with other natural materials in my mixed media layout. I used some papers from Maja design and had the idea to create a frame of wooden planks.

some close up's

 the perfect titel from Mini captions #1 
highlighted with metallic wax gold and green

looks like reed, a wonderful Scenery for the photo 
coloured with acrylic paints gold, green and white

I added also some suitable natural  materials moss, tree braiding, gauze and Art stones

I have also build a small cluster from  Mini Lantern, Driftwood #2

used chipboards:

 My  teamies at Dusty Attic Design DT have come up with many
inspiring and different versions
on this dreamy June Moodboard theme.
Please have a look and feel you inspired to create your own idea.
We are looking forward to see your new creations! 

Happy crafting!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

My fave Jeans - Moodboard June Maja Design

Welcome everyone!

 The latest Paper collection from Maja Design is on air and what could I say the delicate colours and romantic motifs speaks for themselves.
Denim & Girls
A fully successful mixture for young people and the young at heart and always up to date.

 I was so inspired that I immediately had to try out the new paper on a layout.

The titel of this layout is 'My fave Jeans', suitable to the worn jeans in a girly grunge style.

I had to dispose my favourite jeans, but it was too bad for the garbage, 
because you can use still parts of them for crafting :-)
and indirectly express the desire for a new pair of pants.



 Girls in Jeans 

some close up's


My  teamies at Maja Design have come up with many 
inspiring and different versions
on the theme this time.
Please have a look and feel you inspired to create your own idea.
We are looking forward to see your new creations! 

Happy crafting!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Upcycle it!


Today a new inspiration for Calico Craft Parts. 
Together with some of their latest craft parts I used an old LP
(vinyl record) as a base for a new mixed media project.
I have been wanting to try this upcycling idea for a long time now.

I have used various mixed media products such as crackle and texture paste, 
gesso and modelling paste.  
I wasn't sure how those media would behave on the LP,
but I have to say that in the end I was very astonished -
this substrate is actually very suitable and the black colour from the vinyl forms a good contrast
 and the vinyl also can even be stamped very well.

more details can you find here

Happy weekend!