Mittwoch, 23. April 2014

Spring Flowers

Jennie is hosting the new challenge at A Vintage Journey and her chosen theme is *Spring Flowers*

I don't own any flower die, so i had a go with fuzzy cutting and i stopped counting somewhere at 90 flowers. Yes, patience was needed (:o)

I started with two empty rolls

Glued together with double sided tape

Recycled corrugated cardboard

Tim Holtz paper of course

The trellis frame work die again. 

Verdigris embossing powder

I hope you had fun watching my version of spring flowers

Thanks for your apprecitated comments

Samstag, 19. April 2014

A new beginning at Country View Crafts

Welcome and thanks for stopping by.
I was honored to be chosen as one of the Top 3 in last month's Country View Crafts Challenge *Painty Pleasures* This means i have the the privilege of being Guest Designer for this month challenge and the opportunity to explore the theme of *New Beginnings*

I'm an eternal optimist and every day is a new beginning for me. I take it like *Alan Cohen* who said: Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.

For this challenge i've altered two old cd's and made a clock.
I adhered some vintage LaBlanche papers onto the cd's and used paper doilys behind

The cyphers on the main clock are cut outs with epoxy stickers on top and i've assembled a clock mechanism from behind

The professor is stamped with black StazOn on acetate and painted with acrylic paint on the back. The doilys had a brushed treatment with Tattered Angels Chalkboard *orchid* and Glimmer Glaze *saffron*

I hope you like it and maybe you feel inspired to join the challenge *New Beginnings* at Country View Crafts. The DT has a lot more interpretations created for you.

Happy crafting (:o)
Thanks for reading and your appreciated comments.

Easter Bunny

Sewing isn't one of my best skills but he fits perfect the hand of my 3 years old friend 
Washable, too (:o)

Happy Easter



Mittwoch, 16. April 2014

Take It - Make It - April Challenge

The april challenge is all about bottles

Creations featuring bottles or vials as a main feature
Altered bottles
Projects featuring stamped images of bottles
Wine bottles covers, labels or tags

Read all about the guidelines here and enter your project till Midnight Wednesday 23rd April 2014

My entry

I can imagine some of you are expecting an altered bottle and honestly i was thinking about it but i decided to challenge myself with some cards.
I don't often buy wooden stamps but this one from Inkadinkado was love at first sight

I stamped on speciality stamping paper, coloured with Distress Inks and used Glossy Accents on top
I've cut some stamped flowers off and adhered paper flowers behind for a 3D effect

I also stamped on acetate and used acrylic paint on top of the image for a 2nd card

Turn around....

I adhered vintage paper behind the acetate

A closer look to the left card...with more 3D bottles

I've made molds from vials with a two part silicone


....some metal embellishments...

The bottles look a bit dingy when you take them out of the mold.
Give them a short blast with the heatgun and the shine appears
I used DecoArt Elegant Finish Metallic Glaze to paint the cork plugs

...i also glued paper behind the bottles

What else can you do with these bottles?
I also use the bottles for one of my never ending projects

The cards again

I hope you feel inspired to join the challenge, too (:o)
For more inspiration take a look at the DT creations here and here.

This month you can win four pots Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze sponsored by Artist Trading Post. The DT will choose their Top 3 and don't forget: The overall winner will get published at the Craft Stamper magazine and will be offered a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge.

Have fun (:o)

Thanks for your appreciated comments

Montag, 14. April 2014

DragonsDream TIO # 164

Happy monday, dear crafters (:o)

The receipe for DragonsDream *TagItOn* challenge is the letter s and blue.

I've cut a 10 size tag from speciality stamping paper and stamped the main balloon from *Katzelkraft* with StazOn *cloudy sky* followed by stamping a *resist* border around the tag with Versamark

More stamping  with StazOn again and i coloured the balloons with Distress Ink

On top of the coloured ballons i used the Ranger Perfect Medium brush and Utee

I also used the Versamark Pen on top of the gears around the border

Below you see the effect you get after stamping with Versamark and applying Distress Ink on top. These spots stay white  

Finally i used a mask and Distress Ink

Well, now i'm having a talk to the weather god and i'm asking for sunshine for the easter weekend

Have a nice start into this week