Saturday, August 31, 2019

Halloween Fun

Hello creative friends!

-  Crash landing  -

a shadowbox with fun


Preparation

Tips & Tricks  

I constructed a shadowbox with simple means, usually any food packaging is sufficient as a basis. Decisive was the top or the lid of the whole. Cut and folded to fit and the fun could begin.

From the middle a hole was torn out, with the help of a masonry template, texture paste and distress ink a background was created. Since the window seemed too small to me, I extended it to a double window, which was punched out of thin cardboard. Only the frame and the window sill were used.

some details






a  more stable transparent foil, from which some corners were cut out

stick to the back of the window




 










 :-) Free to Fly :-) 

Kerstin



Friday, August 30, 2019

S for Spooky

Hello!

... and a new Halloween tag - OMG - Doesn't that ever end? 

This question is easy to answer - for the time being no more! 

I was inspired and I had to do it!




background

some details








 

I used some T.H. cutting dies:

Sizzix Bigz Window frame; 
Thinlits Fireside, Bat crazy, Regions beyond




 

Happy weekend!

Kerstin

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Seaside Serenity for Dusty Attic

Hello creative friends!

Our summer was and is very hot and dry, 
I would just like still  hang out ;-).


Who can, goes to the sea and cools down or relaxes at home in the garden. 
Today I let our Sheltie swing comfortably in the hammock. 

'The bare necessities - Probier's mal mit Gem├╝tlichkeit'


  
 I was inspired to try a new idea. 
I worked with some fabric leftovers and create a sea inspired mixed media canvas.


here can you see both fabric pieces which I used for the hammock
  
Unfortunately I didn't have a sewing machine yet and so I used 
a hot glue gun to get everything into shape and glue it together. 
That worked better than I thought.


a photo cut out from our sheltie dog




 for the holding bars of the hammock I used four straws (paper)

some another details



 

used Dusty Attic chipboards 

Mini Feathers

Shells #2

 Wordpl@y #7 BLACK

Luggage Tags

Grass Border #1

 

Thanks for your visit!
Happy crafting!

Kerstin

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Romantic Lighthouse for Calico Craft Parts

Welcome!

Today a very special inspiration, it's a lighthouse not only to design yourself, but also to assemble yourself. You can paint and decorate it to match your home furnishings. You can use it as table decoration and with lighting it is an atmospheric evening light on every balcony or terrace.





 you can find the Assembly instructions here

The kit comes as 3 flat pieces, on the plate with the balustrades
 are also spare parts, so please don't get confused.


used materials

Engraved Lighthouse model

the How - To with illumination

and some more details can you find here

Thanks for your visit!

Happy crafting!

Kerstin

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Tag Ghost Town

Welcome!

Today a new Halloween inspiration, it's a mixed media tag where I used one of my favs cutting dies.

 I works with acrylic and chalky paints, stamps, texture paste, Metallic Lustre 'Silver' (DecoArt)
and some embellishments.




 so developed the Tag





I could have stopped here,
 but I really wanted to use these fascinating haunted houses.

some close up's





 

 

Happy crafting!

Kerstin

Monday, August 19, 2019

Evening by the sea for Dusty Attic

Hello creative friends!

A new moodboard which reminds me on beautiful sunset's by the sea.


'Evening by the Sea' 
I use two photo's from the Baltic sea, where I love to spend our holidays.
There are no palm trees but a beautiful sandy beach where you can walk with your dog for hours.
This is true recreation and pure relaxation for us.

Unfortunately we can't go there every year and so I like to remember this time while doing handicrafts. This is one of the reasons why I love scrapbooking so much.
The use of Dusty Attic chipboards make the projects more vivid and interesting.

You can find a lot of natural style elements under Beach, Fishing, Nautical and Tropical.



 some close up's






which products I  used

can you find here

Thanks for your visit!
Happy crafting!
Kerstin


Saturday, August 17, 2019

Summer Memories for Maja Design

Welcome!

Today a new sea inspired layout with our Sheltie dog 'Filou'. 
It's a wonderful memory on a summer vacation last year.


more details can you find here

Thanks for your visit!

Happy summertime!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Midnight Blues

Hello!

The Halloween fever has me fully under control.

I worked on an alarm clock in mixed media style 
where I used one of my new favourites 
the Sizzix dies 'Ghost Town'
(only the upper part from the houses)













Happy crafting!
Kerstin