Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Time Machine for DT Dusty Attic


Another year has gone by and 2020 arounds the corner. 
Just the right time to think of a time machine.
 I was inspired to create a mixed media collage on a canvas in steampunk style.

If you had a time machine and could spend a day in the future or the past, 
which day would you pick? 

 Steampunk is a paradoxical magical world, 
the future of the past, there are no limits for your imagination, I love that.

Thank you very much!





Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Sunshine landed - DT Dusty Attic Moodboard

Welcome creative friends!

Our first moodboard this year inspired me to create a summer feeling mixed media layout.

 As background I used a beautiful paper from the 49 & Market 'Sand and Sea ' paper collection.

some close up's

You can cover your chipboard with one colour or use paint daubers to sponge onto the shape, 
which gives an interesting mottled effect.
I added also
 contrast with stamping with black ink.


Wildgrass #2

Squiggly Frame #5

 Travel Icons

Arrows #1

Drift Wood #2

Wordpl@y #1

Mini Tabs #4

Mini Compasses



Sunburst Stencil


I hope I could inspire you!

Many thanks for your visit!



Sunday, January 26, 2020

Dream DT Calico Craft Parts

Hello creative friends!

I was sick for a long time and now slowly recovering, so today I dream myself 
with my mixed media canvas collage to a sunny, 
relaxed place on the palm beach with soothing sounds of the sea in my ears.

I found this very relaxing photo collage in an old dog magazin and thought,
 it's so funny that I had to use on a canvas.

After cutting it out I glued it to stable cardboard and only needed
 to attach two eyelets right and left for the hammock.

For the holding bars of the hammock I used two paper straws.

more details can you find here

Thanks for your visit!

Happy crafting!


Sunday, January 19, 2020

Time Together

Hello creative friends!

The wind whistles round the house, the snow flakes dance in the air and inside
the fire burns and crackles cosily in the fire-place.
A wonderful imagination !!

Inside cosily warm and comfortable and outside crispy cool frost.
The best time to come together!

 some close up's

During the winter months when
vegetation is covered by a thick blanket of snow or if the surface of the snow is very hard

 a winter light must not be missing

 Snuggled up tight it's warmer

 dancing light snowflakes like ballerinas


 I used mainly two colour shades diluted with warm water
added a lot of white

 Caribbean Blue Flat Spray

Thanks for your visit!
Kerstin xo

Friday, January 17, 2020

Wintertime DT Maja Design

Welcome friends and happy new year everyone!!

  I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas and a good start into a new creative year! 

I was inspired to create a new mixed media layout in vintage style.
In keeping with the season in a natural winter theme.

more details can you find here

I used our wonderful winter collection 'Holiday in the Alps'

 Thanks for your visit!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Altered Book - Winter Night

Welcome creative friends!

I was inspired to create an altered book in vintage style.

I found a very beautiful tissue in my stuff and 
thought that's the perfect background and addition for our latest winter lanterns.

more details can you find here

Thanks for your visit!


Saturday, January 4, 2020

Magic Laboratory for SASPC

Happy New Year!  


Gesundes Neues Jahr! Bonne année! 

Godt nytår! Buon anno!

Gott nytt år! Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku! 

 С новым годом!


 creative friends :-)

Our January challenge is, as usual...


We welcome all types of projects (except digitally created) and encourage everyone to join us each month, whether this is your very first make, or you are an experienced maker, and share your creations. Show us your tags, cards, canvas, Artist Trading Cards/Coins, art journal, altered objects - whatever you can imaging that fits our steampunk/industrial theme. We are in awe of your creative imaginations and use of materials, and look forward to each challenge to see where your creative muse took you. 

 I was inspired to create a wooden sign. 

The way to a new creative year in the Magic Laboratory, where you can find the important ingredients  for a new project  - Ideas - Heart - Hope - Brave .

 The basis was a black background with gesso, then a crackle medium (Weathered Wood from DecoArt) and above  a thick layer of Americana Chalky Finish Paint 'Vintage'.

 some close up's

 here I used the cutting dies from Sizzix T. Holtz Bigz 'Cauldron' and Thinlits 'Laboratory'

We'd love to see and hear about your new crafting goodies this month,

 and look forward to you starting the new year with us!


Hugs and Happy Crafting!