Mittwoch, 1. April 2020

Steampunk Bottle DT SASPC

Welcome crafty friends!

It's a difficult time for all of us and everyone is grateful for a little joy and distraction.  One must also see and hear something different than just the latest news and try to discover the positive sides of this crisis.

We have decided to not take a break actually but instead turn our actual March challenge into a two-months long challenge (like we usually do with our summer and winter specials). But carry on we will - especially as creating is such a good means to escape reality for some time and especially a good way to practice mindfulness which has become even more important these days!

 

Our March/April challenge is, as usual...


I was inspired to create a glass bottle in mixed media Steampunk style. I wanted to try the texture mat (made with a soft mould) on a round surface.





used materials



Tips and Tricks
  1. Use a standard cartridge and apply the compound to the soft mould with a spatula, preferably not too thin then let it dry for 48 hours.
  2. I chose only a part from this texture plate and glued it on the glass bottle. 
  3.  Afterwards I primed the texture mat with black gesso.
  4. Now the rust effect paste from Finnabair was used, additionally I sprinkled some homemade rust powder on the still wet mass on some places.

some close up's











We are looking forward to see your new creations! 

 

  Happy Crafting!

  Kerstin

Sonntag, 29. März 2020

Seahorse on Tour DT Dusty Attic

Welcome creative friends!

 I'm totally in love with the latest Soft Mould 'Seaworld'
from Stamperia. The awesome seahorse in steampunk style was perfect
 for a new Art Journal cover in mixed media style.

I combined the cast with a

Baroque Flourish 

as mane for the seahorse.

   


Tips & Tricks
Today I want to share with you, 
how you can create an amazing
 steampunk seahorse as center piece
for your new project.

more details can you find here 



some close up's










Happy crafting!

Thanks for your visit!

 

 

 

Mittwoch, 25. März 2020

SEA World Shadow Box

Hello creative friends!

Truly no easy times ,
 just therefore it is important to see something different.

I love the latest paper collection from Stamperia 'Sea World', 
Steampunk and the SEA one of my favourite themes.




 
some close up's






Hope you are all safe and well!!!
Kerstin xoxo 


Sonntag, 22. März 2020

Barrow Cart DT Calico Craft Parts

Hello creative friends!

Today a new piece for our spring home decoration. I created a cart in vintage style and put a small nest in there where my new Calico chickens feel very well.


This wheelbarrow is done quickly and you get a weathered old cart, which you can use for all kinds of decoration ideas - suitable for Easter eggs, found objects, dried herbs for a fragrance potpourri and whatever else comes to your mind.












I hope I could inspire you!


Happy crafting!

Thanks for your visit!

Kerstin

Freitag, 20. März 2020

Beach Rules DT Moodboard Dusty Attic

Welcome creative friends!

  Today a new inspiration for our delightful March Moodboard by Dusty Attic

It reminds me on restful hours by the sea last summer. Can you hear the sound of the sea?
We just love to walk along the beach and see what the sea washes ashore.



Tips & Tricks

Today I want to share with you, how many possibilities there are
 to work with only one frame

Squiggly Frame #6

 


  here I used only the inner part from


 actually only the rest is left, but you can split it in the middle
 and use it as a filigree layer under the frame

some close up's











used Dusty Attic
chipboards and stencils

Squiggly Frame #6

Frame Medley

Drift Wood #2

 Fishnet #2 Stencil

Wordpl@y #1

 

I hope I could inspire you 

and I am looking forward to see what you come up 

with this months challenge.

 

Happy crafting!

Thanks for your visit!

Kerstin

 

 

Donnerstag, 19. März 2020

Art Journal Moonlight Shadow

Welcome!

I was inspired to create a Art Journal spread to the theme Dance to the music of your soul. I chose one of my favourite songs 'Moonlight shadow'and used some cutouts from a wonderful paper collection from Stamperia 'Cosmos'.


Together with some stamps, spray colours and stencils a monochrome spread only in blue shades and black + white.






Thanks for your visit!

Kerstin 



Dienstag, 17. März 2020

A true gentlemen DT Maja Design

Welcome creative friends!

I was inspired to create a mixed media layout in vintage grunge style.
It's a scrapbook page for a boy with
 one of my favourite collections 'Denim & Friends'.




I used the paper sheet 'Worn Indigo' as background, a fantastic colour shade it looks like original Blue Jeans  and some leftovers from the paper sheets 'Jeans and Shirt and 'Sunbleached'.

Denim-P
 Thanks for your visit!

Kerstin

Mittwoch, 11. März 2020

Mixed Media - The enchanted garden

Hi creative friends!

I was very inspired from this awesome Moodboard this month at 13@rts.

I thought on a mysterious garden, once beautifully laid -out and the whole pride of the owners
 and today recaptured by nature.

A place of poetry!




 some close up's





dryed snowdrops

Inspiration: colour: grey and green ; worned elements: moss, bust, wood, rust
I used
 
Happy time!
Kerstin

Samstag, 7. März 2020

Shadowbox Country Life DT Calico Craft Parts

Hello creative friends!



I was inspired to create a new home decor piece suitable to 
my spring shabby chic decoration this year.

It's a wooden box with a inner life in altered art. 
I love the vintage look because the parts becomes a very unique used touch,
 they didn't look so expressionless and cold.


 With only a few means, a stamp, distress ink, old bookpages, some fabric leftovers
 and sisal my little chicken farm was quickly completed. 

I was amazed as I discovered this beautiful chickens here and could hardly decide
 in which colours I should paint them now, because there are so many kinds of chicken.






Many thanks for your visit!

Happy weekend!
Kerstin

Freitag, 6. März 2020

Coffee Time DT Maja Design

Hello creative friends!

I'm back with a new inspiration for you, 
it's a vintage layout with our latest very romantic paper collection



 

 I used the paper sheet 'Meeting friends' together with a monochrome paper 'Vanilla' as background and some cut outs from 'Die cut'.  Matching the vintage theme I added some chipboards from Dusty Attic, some remnants of lace, old book pages and some Prima Marketing metal embellishments and flowers to the mixed media layout.




a wonderful aroma emanates from the coffee cup makes with a flourish chipboard


Happiness is a cup of coffee or chocolate???
preferably with a delicious homemade cake, or?!

 
 Thanks for your visit!
 
Wish you a happy time!
Kerstin