Freitag, 26. August 2022

Tagalbum 'Enjoy your Journey' with 13arts

 

Welcome creative friends!

 

I was inspired to create a Tag album
and used as base the Tag Book Set from 13arts.
A perfect size for me and this is a project for betweens, 
you know what I mean?
You don't need much time and not much material, 
but you can express a lot.
 
I created a sea inspired album in Steampunk style.

 

 

 
I used one of the latest awesome mixed media collections
'Industrial Zone', here you can find a lot of suitable small things
transparency elements, Emphemera, sayings,
 stamps, very thin MDF parts
and so much more ...

Tip:  you can also use wrapping materials, here from a stencil





 



used 13arts products

 


 

some details

 



 



I hope you find inspiration!

 

Thanks for stopping by...until next time

 

Kerstin

 


Sonntag, 21. August 2022

DIY Book Nook with Tuto Tips - 'Steamies Adventures' Dusty Attic

 

Welcome creative friends!

 

Some time ago I presented you my first Garden Book Nook 

created with Dusty chipboards, it was a gift for a dear gardening friend 

and was very well received. 

Building Book Nooks has become a trendy theme and you can see 

many realistic miniature worlds inspired by great book themes. 

 

I had to build my first blank myself, 

now Dusty Attic has two matching very sturdy book nooks on offer. 

They are just great and inspired me together with the new marine mechanicals 

to create a book nook of a very different kind.




 

This time I chose the maritime steampunk world as a theme and positioned my favourite seahorse, 

(lovingly known here as Steamie 😀😍)

 in 3d optic in the foreground.


 
 
I thought about installing two thread rods so that I could fix the individual parts in place.
I tried it out and it works 😀😎
 
 

DIY Tips and Tricks 

 

 

 

 


 

 some close up's
 
 
 
 
 

 

 


 

used Dusty Attic chipboards

 

Blank Book Nook #1

 

Marine Mechanicals – Submarine small 

 Marine Mechanicals – Seahorse small 

 Industrial Cluster #4 

 Port Holes Small

Mini Cogs #3

Broken Chevrons small

Seaweed #3 

 Coral #2

 




 

     


 
 
I hope I could inspire you to try your very own Book Nook!
 
Thanks for your visit!
Happy crafting with 'Steamie' 😎 😍 😎
 

   
Kerstin

Samstag, 20. August 2022

Dark Forest - Altered Art Home Decor

 

Welcome creative friends!

 
I found an old home decoration piece on flea market,  
 two mushrooms are made of felt and I liked them.

They inspired me to decorate them with some MDF shapes
 and make them unique.
 
Thought of a moonlight night in the dark forest
 and you can see that I already started with Halloween crafts 😀. 
 
 
 
 

 

 some close up's

 


 


 

used MDF shapes from Calico Craft Parts

 

Haunted House on The Hill - MDF Wood Scene

Sheet of Mini Insects - MDF Wood Shapes Style 3

 Flying Bat Colony

Winter Tree Scene MDF Wood Shape - Style 2

Sheet of Mini MDF Window Wood Shapes

 

I hope you find inspiration!

 

Thanks for stopping by...until next time

 

Kerstin

 

 


 

 

 

 





 

Mittwoch, 17. August 2022

Invitation for Dinner - Halloween Tag

 

Welcome creative friends!

 

Today a new fun tag

it's a invitation for a spooktacular Halloween Dinner

but beware

it could be your last  !!

🎃👀🎃

 

 

 

 

 

used stencils

T. Holtz Sizzix 'Clockwork'

Dusty Attic 'Spooky Faces' 

 

some close up's

 

 

 



Simon says stamp Monday challenge

Fun with Stencil


Thanks for stopping by...until next time

 

Kerstin



Freitag, 12. August 2022

Darn Crash - Halloween Tag with message

 

Welcome creative friends!

 

It's August again and in this sunny hot time here 
I get regularly the Halloween virus. 
 
Don't know what is the reason, the amazing new Halloweenprojects 
with Tim Holtz products or the heat just goes to my head ???, 
but it's become a tradition now.
 
And while I'm waiting on my new Sizzix cutting dies, 
just love to play with my great stuff.
 
 

 

 

- Don't Drink and Drive -


some close up's

 



 tree was blocking witch's way
 Omg 👀 broom was broken and the witch probably too 👀



Simon says stamp Monday challenge

Spritz and Splatter

a technique that is often and gladly used by me


Thanks for stopping by...until next time

 

Kerstin


 

Mittwoch, 10. August 2022

Memories at the seaside with 13arts

 

Welcome creative friends!

 

We have filled our diary with beautiful memories and
 have beautiful nostalgic memories of days spent on the beach, full of action, 
and the disappointment when it was time to go home roasted from sun
 and worn out from a lot of activities.
That was my inspiration for this romantic layout in vintage style.
 
I used some paper sheets from 'Back in Time' collection,
always very suitable for some memories projects. 
 
Love this awesome little book on this page, 
I have cut out it and added as 3d element. 
 You only need to fold and bend it a little and
 you have created a new eye-catcher on the flat surface.
 
 


 

SOME DETAILS




 

used 13arts products

 


 

 

 

I hope you find inspiration!

 

Thanks for stopping by...until next time

 

Kerstin

Dienstag, 9. August 2022

Marine Mechanicals with Dusty Attic

 

Welcome creative friends!

 

New awesome marine mechanicals chipboards from Dusty Attic inspired 

me to create two bookends in Steampunk style.

I was especially impressed by the 3d effect. 

You can paint the individual layers in different colors, but also emboss them,

 as I successfully tried here. 

 

I combined faux rust effects with metallic and acrylic paints.

The grunge look is always an adventure

 and always invites you to try it out, love that!!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

How I began

 

 
1. lowest part was embossed with an Embossing Folder from Sizzix,
painted with Dark Patina Metallic Paint (DecoArt),
added stains with diluted Quinacridone Gold


2. middle part was primed with black gesso,
highlighted with silver wax
 
3.  top part primed with a little bit Texture paste and then painted 
with Quinacridone Gold (DecoArt)
for a greatfaux rust effect
 
 

Marine Mechanicals – Fish medium

 

 
 now you only need to glue the three parts on top of each other
 to create a great 3d effect
 

 

Marine Mechanicals – Angler Fish small 

 

 

some details


 

sweet angler fish really needed to be lit up 😀




 

 used Dusty Attic chipboards

 

Marine Mechanicals – Fish medium

Marine Mechanicals – Angler Fish small 

Seaweed #3

 

 




Book ends in Altered Art have become a real eye-catcher 

and have already been admired a lot, one of my favourite projects this year.

 

I hope you find inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by...until next time!