Monday, November 30, 2020

Altered Art Bottle - Winter Magic

 Welcome creative friends!


I was inspired to create another glass bottle in Altered Art 

suitable to the magic christmas time.


Tips & Tricks



Firstly I covered the whole bottle with Weathered Wood, a crackle medium from DecoArt,then, after a drying time, I painted that with Chalky Finish 'Serene'. 

The middle section was painted with diluted paint for better visibility of the door windows.



I love it to decorate the flat MDF shapes with 3d effects using a silicone cake mould 'Gothic window'

with air drying clay, only the outer frame of the mould was used

one of the

Sheet of Mini MDF Street Lamps 

was perfect
for a hanhing lantern over the window
so that it is well fixed, it was pressed into the not yet completely dried clay
 and additionally fixed with construction adhesive this glue fixes all MDF shapes
 very well on glass, but you should note that it has to dry overnight for a stable hold

under the window was glued

Rectangle Shape

 in small size as terrace, which gets additional hold by the swirls of the

Winter Trees & Snow Swirls


some close up's




Calico Craft Parts used: 


Gothic Stone Window - MDF Wood Shape

Winter Trees & Snow Swirls

Sheet of Mini MDF Street Lamps

Picket Fence Panel MDF Wood Shape - Style 3

Fir Boughs - MDF Wood Corner

Mini Star Wreath

Sheet of Mini MDF Acorns & Oakleaves

 Rectangle Shape - MDF Mixed Media Board

other materials:

Snow -Tex DecoArt

white acrylic paint

brown jute


Wish you a happy advent season!


Sunday, November 29, 2020

Believe in the Magic for Dusty Attic

 Hello creative friends!

Where has time gone, today is already the first sunday in advent. In these difficult times one sometimes believes that time stands still, but we have reached almost December, the christmas month.

Christmas is for us also the time to read fairy tales and stories before the shining eyes of children.

If you are lucky, the first snow falls outside and envelops the landscape in a magical light.


some close up's


I used some of my fav chippies from Dusty Attic, e.g.

Elegant Pearls

they were once splited, treated with white embossing powder and highlighted with pearls

 I supplemented it with two honeycomb ornaments, which were bought as gift tags.



for the words I used a dark red embossingpowder, 

additionally I used some snow paste for a magical effect


Dusty Attic chipboards  and stencils 

Star Frames

Fancy Trim #19

 Elegant Pearls

 Squiggly Frame #4

 Mini Titles #1 – Love

Sunburst Stencil


Have a wonderful advent season!!


Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Autumn feelings - The Tree

 Welcome creative friends!

Today a new canvas in mixed media style. 

I love to combine scrapbooking and mixed media, such a lot of various possibilities. 

Here I have played with cutting dies, chipboards and outcast's from silicone moulds. 

The beautiful photo should literally flow into the rest of the design, that was my personal challenge.


so I fitted the photo into the mixed media collage


some close up's

I want to share this

MTW Challenge - November

the colour of fall inspired me



13Arts #96

love the nature feeling on this beautiful Moodboard,

especially the dew covered fern and the owl,

they inspired me to create to use a photo in morning dew 

with fitting autumn colours for the tree

where you can see the change of season

from green over orange, yellow copper, brown


Vivid Vintage Espresso

 StazOn Jet Black


Happy crafting!


Sunday, November 22, 2020

Faded Memories for Dusty Attic Moodboard November

 Hello creative friends!

Now it's my turn to feature a layout using the 
beautiful Dusty Attic Moodboard for November, delightful colours and flowers.
 November is usually a grey cloudy time here, the last leaves fall from the trees, often it is foggy and unpleasantly cold and wet. A time when you prefer to make yourself comfortable at home, a favorite activity is to take out old photo albums and tell about past times. At the end of the month the dead are remembered, graves are decorated with flowers and wreaths
and completed with candle lights. 
Often there is also a bust or an angel on the grave. 
That were the thoughts behind this classical layout.



The light, delicate but also pale colors are very good for me on the theme

 of faded memories of people, who have left us,

suitable for today's Sunday of commemoration of the dead.


some close up's

I use the Baroque Flourish 

as angel wings 

firstly covered with Weathered Wood, a crackle medim from DecoArt

and then painted with white acrylic paint


Treasured Memories

 lettering was primed with white gesso 
and then painted in ombre technique
that means in bottom part with light green
and then in 2-3 color shades lighter
till upper part
finally highlighted with  small Art Stones

for the

Decorative Frame

and the

Fancy Trim #19

I used some light shades of blue and green
 suitable to our Moodboard colors

Dusty Attic chipboards  and stencils 

Threaded Beads Stencil

Blooms #5

Bluebells #2

Baroque Flourish #3

Decorative Frame #1

Fancy Trim #19

Treasured Memories


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.
I hope I could inspire you!
Thanks for your visit!


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Rainy days for DT Maja Design

 Welcome creative 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.

I think it's a beautiful mixture of soft colors that are also suitable as background for masculine layouts maybe in grundge style. I have decided for a 12 x12 layout in vintage style suitable to the grey month November but also to this difficult times for all of us.



paper sheets 'Stay home' and , 'Hopeful + bs '

some close up's


Thanks for your visit!

Stay safe and healthy!


Sunday, November 15, 2020

Art Journal - A walk through nature


I was inspired to create a Art Journal page in mixed media style, 

where I used only one MDF shape from Calico Craft Parts, yes it works 😁!!



I love to play with various structures and textures and used the layering technique 

well know from scrapbooking.

 In background I worked with stencils, old book pages, stamps and Distress inks. In foreground I also love to work with drying nature materials leaves, moss and lichens. Always important for me it must not look so neat and tidy, because nature always convinces through diversity and apparent chaos.


more details can you find here


 Many thanks for your visit!

Happy crafting!


Thursday, November 5, 2020

Altered Book - In the Forest

 Hello creative friends!

A walk through the autumn forest inspired me to create another  book in Altered Art.

I used some papers from the 'Forest' paper collection as background

 and some matching cut out motives. 

It was completed with cutting dies, chipboards and natural elements.


some close up's


- Silence speaks when words can't -

I love this wise saying, and suits me well.

I hope I could inspire you to try some projects out off the page, 

because there is a lot of possibilties what you can do with amazing papers!


If you need some instructions, please feel free to ask me!

I plan to design another one in winter mood, then I could illustrate your questions.

Thanks so much for your visit!

Have a good time friends!!


Monday, November 2, 2020

Desk Organizer - Stamperia Sea World



 Our Winter Special at SanDee&amelie's challenge blog  challenge is, 

as usual... 


I was inspired to create a desk organizer in steampunk style.


Tips and Tricks


I used air drying modelling clay

in order to be able to press the mass well into your shape 

I like to use cake modelling tools

if the out cast has not yet dried properly,

 it can still be easily bent around corners


some close up's

 Thanks for your visit!