Saturday, June 26, 2021

ATC's with texture



Today a new inspiration with MDF shapes. 

I created two artistic trading cards in nature style.

 Love to use and play with textures for interesting effects.




 Use some outcast's made with silicone moulds, textile ribbons, 

and some small suitable MDF shapes. 

Worked with chalky paints and highlighted with creme waxes.


used Calico Craft Parts


Plain ATC Wood Blank

Wild Flowers & Butterflies

Bluebells - MDF Floral Wood Shape Style 48

 Happy crafting!


Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Wild Poppies with 13@rts




I was inspired to create a scrapbooking layout with 3D effect.

Love the colours of the beginning summer 

and the red poppies on meadows and fields are part of it.


Chose the 'Unforgettable' collection  from 13arts, beautiful colors and motifs

 for a nature inspired layout. Foil wreath comes from the 'In Love' collection.




 How you can see, I used transparency foil as a wreath on a willow wreath. 

Foil was painted from backside with acrylic flowers.

 Behind the foil I created a small meadow 

world with grasses, daisies and butterflies.


some close up's

Happy crafting!


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Mr. Seaworld - GD with Katy Sue Designs


 Hi creative friends!


I was invited to create some guest design projects with the amazing silicone moulds

 from Katy Sue Designs. Thanks so much!!!

In focus, one of my favourite themes - The SEA with all  its infinite possibilities. 

Firstly I choose the Green Man mould, love this expressive face.

My personal challenge was to change the Green Man in a Blue Man lol.




I worked with air drying clay and used not the whole mould but only the awesome face. 

I added some sea animals, like shells, seahorses, starfish. 

Under the face you can see some corals, which made with single pieces

 from 'The Tree' mould.


some close up's

In the next few weeks you can see other projects with silicone moulds here.

I'm afraid the mould fever has me again fully in its grip. 😀

Until the next creative adventure!


Saturday, June 12, 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!




Thursday, June 10, 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!

Wednesday, June 9, 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  




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


Wildflower #3

Blooms #1

Lace Border #3 Small


I hope I could inspire you!

Thanks for your visit!