Sunday, August 30, 2020

Favourite Moments DT Dusty Attic August Moodboard


Welcome Dusty Attic friends!

Now it is my turn to feature a layout using the 
beautiful Dusty Attic Moodboard for August.

I was inspired from the natural colours which reminds me on forest, water and sunshine.
So I chose a photo from a beautiful and relaxed hiking tour through the Saxon Switzerland National Park.

How I begun



I used a background paper from Maja Design. Firstly I primed the page with Clear Gesso. Then some stencils with white Modeling paste. After drying time I always love to work with brushes and diluted acrylic paints in various shades suitable to the Moodboard colours.


some close up's


I'm a big fan of this very natural looking grass clusters, branches and wildflowers.
I painted with acrylic colours and chose for the wildflowers a dark green mixed with a little bit black and finally highlighted with white in dry brush technique.

Firstly primed with a Metallic Acrylic paint 'Dark Patina' (DecoArt),
at the bottom edge painted with some brush strokes and black paint for more contrast, 
so it looks like a meadow silhouette.
In upper part with adiluted lighter green tone onto some places.

Dusty Attic chipboards that I
have used:
We are looking forward to see what you come up with this months challenge.
 Just put your own take of the challenge in the comments section of the Dusty FANattics facebook page HERE 

You could win one of two amazing Dusty Attic prize packs.
Happy crafting!
Thanks for your visit!

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Mysterious forest places DT Dusty Attic

 Welcome Dusty friends!

I was inspired  to create a fantasy mixed media layout. 

I was already in the mood for autumn, so I chose many shades of brown, 

green and gold, wrapped in wafts of mist, mystical and enchanted.



some close up's

Dusty Attic chipboards that I used


Quoted Sentiments

Mini Lanterns

Toadstools #2

Foliage #13

deVine Frame Set


Drift Wood #2

 Fancy Trim #10


Thanks for your visit!


Thursday, August 27, 2020

Bad Hair Day??? - Halloween Tag

 No , no

Wind strength 10 - but hairdo in place !!! 😀



some close up's


black gauze glued as dress be blown away

magical witch hat (Tim Holtz Thinlits 'Frightful Things' with spider and black gauze

cutting dies 'Haunted House'; 'Tree Line'

Happy crafting!


Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Chill Out

 Hello creative friends!

I love to give layouts a theme and interpret them freely, that's why I hardly ever worked with sketches. But I am also a person who likes to try everything and so I got inspired by the sketch at MTW. 

In Corona times it is not always possible and useful to travel, but relaxation, taking time for yourself is more important than ever. When I sit over my creative projects, I sink into other worlds, which sometimes don't even want to leave :-).

  Vintage feelings in Denim blue with a touch of Steampunk

 and always on the search for the extraordinary,

with new sprouting ideas

 I think this describes my creative soul.


some close up's

MTW Challenge - Chill Out & Sketch 




Thanks for your visit!

Have a good time!


Monday, August 24, 2020

Sea Moodbook - Art Journal page

Hello creative friends!
 Some of you might remember on my minialbum project 'FantaSEA' some years ago?
I was inspired to create a new art journal spread for my sea inspired moodbook. 
 I love to create in distressed vintage style and used a mix of various materials, 
I worked with fabric, lace and paper scraps.  

were perfect to create interesting eye-catchers 
... and not only for mini albums, there a lot of another creative possibilities
tags, cards, ATC's, bookmarks, gift vouchers and whatever else you can think of ...

you can leave them in their original  or just set some small colored accents  


more details can you find here


Thanks for your visit!

Happy summer time!




Friday, August 21, 2020

Pick your poison - 3D Halloween Frame


 Yes, Season of the witch has begun for me again 🎃🖤🎃🖤

I love this time full of black humour.

Do you want a special cocktail???

today served on a silver plate by an extraordinary butler .

I used as base a simply wooden picture frame to put up. 


used materials:

cutting dies - Thinlits Sizzix 

Tim Holtz 'Fireside'; 'Frightful Things ' ; 'Cobweb'; Bat Crazy; Garden Greens

Idea-Ology Creepy Eyes; 

Stampers Anonymous Etcetera Bat Trim


some close up's


for the table I used the inner part from cutting die 'Fireside'




Simon says - Grunge it up!


Have fun and enjoy!!

I'll be back soon 🖤🧡🖤


Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Miles Apart - Place of Longing For DT Maja Design

Welcome dear Maja friends! 


Have you yet seen our latest amazing paper collection ' Miles Apart' ??

If not - check them out! You'll love them!
Delightful colours and inspiring motifs, I was immediately in love with the motives and

 used the longing woman for an summer sea inspired layout. The motive seduced me once again to paint with acrylic colours and so the brush continued painting the cut out ephemera picture almost by itself.

Many of us spend their holidays in this year on balconies or in the garden, no question that can be very relaxing. But at the seaside it would be even more beautiful, healthy air and bathing in the sea, you can only dream of that this year. when I discovered this woman with this longing look, it fitted exactly to my somewhat melancholic mood.




more details can you find here


in the upper area I simply painted with a fan brush a few clouds and seagulls

I love this vintage woman look and chose some suitable acrylic colors

little girl swings in the rose garden and dreams of the sea

other materials:

Chipboards from Dusty Attic; Mini Art Stones (Prima Marketing) ; Acrylic paints (DecoArt)


I hope I could inspire you to take time again for the beautiful things in life!
Happy crafting!
Thanks for your visit!

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Beach Houses in Vintage style

Hello creative friends!

I was inspired to create a canvas in altered art, that means I used the canvas from the other side as shadow frame.
Have you seen yet the beautiful beach houses at Beach and Seasides section??

I love this very old photographies from grandparents, where you can find such awesome mobile bathing carts. The beach huts reminds me in any manner.

I wanted to create in a grungy weathered wood style, it should be look very natural
characterized from blowing wind and salting sea.

Tips & Tricks

and which products I used 

can you find here

some close up's

side view with 3D effect

grunge beach house look with crackle medium, distress paints and jute

a cozy beach chair with white crackle paste and 'Walnut Stain' distress ink

 a cord from an old  paper gift bag,  simply knotted and glued on

Thanks for your visit!

Happy summer time!


Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Happy Birthday Tag!


Happy 10th to Simon Says Stamp!

Today a tag in a grunge style with a touch of steampunk.

some close up's

I used a stamp from the 'Theories' set (Stampers Anonymous) and was inspired the small cutting die 'Faceted Heart' Thinlits (Sizzix) to use as gift balloon. The man was stamped again and cut out, glued and highlighted with a metall gear and a half piece from 3D Impresslits 'Radiant' (Sizzix)

... and some flowers for your birthday with a matching vase

Have a good time!


Saturday, August 1, 2020

Create against .... Halloween Art Journal

Hello creative friends!

The Halloween virus really got to me again.

With more Halloween ideas and a fresh drive against the daily grind,
I was inspired to create a Art Journal spread with an awesome cutting die, it's  the Retro Type Typewrite (Sizzix Bigz Die).



#32 Full of Magic K – Andrea says: Never have I seen such a creep-tastic use of a typewriter! I love the Halloween take on the challenge and how well ordinary objects were used in new and chilling ways!

Thanks soo much Andrea,
that makes me happy <3 :-) <3 !!

Happy crafting!