Samstag, 12. Juni 2021

Red poppies

 

Welcome creative friends!

 

Everywhere you can now discover poppies blooming again 

in fields and meadows, beautiful! 

unfortunately they always fade far too quickly. 

That's why I was inspired to create a mixed media layout

 where the beauty stays a little longer. 


Tip to all scrapbook fans 

here you can see that you can combine 

MDF shapes and papers very well


some close up's

 

 

I created a window in weathered wood style with awning 

and framed by two columns made with silicone mould



Wild Poppies shapes 

have been divided into individual flowers and 

arranged to the right and left side of window

 

painted with two shades of red acrylic color

stamens with glass microbeads and black acrylic color


 completed with cut out paper poppies 


and dryed leaves and grasses 

 

which  Calico Craft Parts I used 

can you find here

 

Thanks for your visit!

Kerstin

 

 

Donnerstag, 10. Juni 2021

Gift Box with 13@rts Rice paper

 

Welcome creative friends!

 

Gift wrapping is often needed and I love these gift boxes

 because you can wrap the gifts so easily. 

The bought ones are often boring and not very individual.

 



 

I used a beautiful rice paper, a stencil and some cut out motifs 

  from the Spring Pastel collection

 

some close up's






 

 

 
I hope I could inspire you to try out your 
very own individual box !

Thanks for your visit!
Happy crafting!
Kerstin



Mittwoch, 9. Juni 2021

Garden Dreams for Dusty Attic

 

 Welcome creative friends!

 

 Kerstin here, to share a new inspiration layout in mixed media style

 with Dusty Attic chipboards.

I love gardens that are not so neat and perfect. 

Plants that self-seed or wander from the meadow into my garden 

are always welcome.

 

I used an amazing background paper from a 13arts  collection.


Suitable to this natural garden theme I found at Dusty Attic

 a lot of matching chipboards like wildflowers, leaves and grasses. 

Foliage, Flowers & Branches

I also added some cutting dies suitable to the chipboards, 

such as ferns or Lily at the valley flowers.

 



 

some close up's


 

used the wonderful

Wildflower #3

as silhouette, therefore she was only painted with black acrylic color  

 

 

Ferns

with olive green mixed with a little bit texture paste 

 

 

Lace Border #3 Small

as piece of an iron gate with a special embossing powder

 (Hammered Metal) 

 

 

Blooms #1

with white and a little bit oliv green acrylic paint

white silvery decosand was sprinkled into the still damp paint 

 

 

used Dusty Attic chipboards

Bluebells #2

 Mini Monarch Butterflies

Wrought Iron Fence Border

Ferns

Wildflower #3

Blooms #1

Lace Border #3 Small

 

I hope I could inspire you!

Thanks for your visit!

 



 

Samstag, 29. Mai 2021

Altered Bottle Fairy House

 

Welcome creative friends!

 

I was inspired to create another bottle in altered art with illuminated effect. 

It's a little fairy house in enchanted forest.



 

 

Tips & Tricks 

DIY a bark roof



Sizzix 3D Texture fades 'Lumber'

Sizzix Bigz 'Planks'

colored with shades of green

dry brushed with white gesso

highlighted with a mini window and lantern, 

moss and a piece of dried tree bark




1. first punch out different sizes of the planks

2. embossing a wooden structure

3. use firstly Distress Stain and then the Distress crayon, I like to smudge it with my fingers

4. I divided some planks again and applied a total of 15 strips around the bottle with
    construction ahesive

5.  for a better fixation I have wrapped a firm strip around it and I bent the lower ends
     slightly upwards

6.  decorate the whole bark roof

 


 

some close up's

 



some stairs created with a worked fence



used Calico Craft Parts

 

Arched Door with Window Panel 

Blackberry Bramble

 Wild Rose Vine - Flora & Fauna Flourish Style 1

Sheet of Mini MDF Window Wood Shapes

 Picket Fence Panel MDF Wood Shape - Style 3

Sheet of Mini MDF Hinges Wood Shapes

Sheet of Mini Insects - MDF Wood Shapes Style 1



I hope I could inspire you! 

Have fun realizing your 

own visions and ideas!

 

Thanks for your visit!

Kerstin


Dienstag, 25. Mai 2021

Stairs to Happiness 13@rts 'In Love'

 

Welcome creative friends!

 

 May is the classic month when people like to get married. Everything is green and in bloom, the sun is shining, perfect conditions to say YES to each other. 

I was inspired to create a mixed media layout with an absolutely suitable paper collection from 13@rts.

'In Love ' beautiful flowers in very brightly colours blue, green and white.

I added also some cutouts from transparent foil, also find in 'Young and Free' collection, one of my favourite stamps 'Rhapsody Punch' and the Color Glow 'Tansanite' for background design.

 


some close up's


 

some small stairs to happiness, created with MDF shapes


 

cutout motif bride highlighted with lace, pearls and white gaze



cutting die Sizzix • Bigz 'Cathedral window' as entrance to the church

 

 


I hope I could inspire you !
Thanks for your visit!
Happy crafting!
Kerstin


Mittwoch, 19. Mai 2021

Forgotten Gardens for Dusty Attic May Moodboard

 

Welcome creative friends!


Our monthly Moodboard is an absolutely wonderful inspiration, 

love the nature feeling and the delightful colors.
 
I was inspired to create a mixed media layout in romantic style. 
I love it to discover forgotten or very old gardens, 
they have a special charme for me.



 

I used an amazing background paper from 13arts 'Bella' collection, 

love the awesome old door in weathered wood style. She was perfect for an 3D effect.

Suitable to this natural garden theme I found at Dusty Attic

 a lot of matching chipboards like wildflowers, leaves and grasses. 

Foliage, Flowers & Branches

Together with some outcast's from Prima Redesign silicone moulds

 a perfect mixture for me.


some close up's

 


 


 

Frangipani #3 + Tropical Foliage #6

primed with white gesso and colored with dark blue in centre and light blue for the petals 

foliage with light green and dry brushed with moos green



 

 fragments from DeVine Frame Set colored with shades of green acrylic color, 

stamped with black archival ink (script stamp) and dry brushed with white gesso


 Foliage #3

with white embossing powder 



 

Bluebells #1

colored with bright green, blue and white acrylic color

highlighted with Glass Microbeads  


 

open door pasted behind with garden photo and cuttings of old book pages


used Dusty Attic chipboards

 

DeVine Frame Set

 Foliage #3

Tropical Foliage #6

Frangipani #3

Bluebells #1

Tea Leaves

 

 

 
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
...this year we are reverting back to the prize being a $50 (AUD) credit
 to the Dusty Attic website store so you can choose your very own designs.
 
I hope I could inspire you!
Thanks for your visit!


Sonntag, 16. Mai 2021

Atelier Mixty Motions

 

Welcome creative friends!

 

I was inspired to create a mini atelier in grunge style with a touch of steampunk.

 I used the lower part of a cardboard gift box and as background old book paper

 with white crackle paste

 and distress ink for stains and splashes.


 

 

 some close up's


 

I love to design shelves in 3D look, here 2 supports

MDF Wood Corner Style 6 - Sunbeam 60 x 60 mm

+ one

Rounded Rectangle Shape - MDF Mixed Media Board 

100 x 50 mm

+ and as front panel

Steampunk Mechanical Cogs Motif Style 1

 colored with black acrylic paint 

and a special embossing powder









 

 which Calico Craft Parts I used 

can you find here

 


 

I hope I could inspire you! 

Have fun realizing your own visions and ideas!

 

Thanks for your visit!

Kerstin