Mittwoch, 18. April 2018

Enjoying Outdoors - Tutorial with Maja Design

Hello creative friends!

Today I want to explain how you can create a vintage romance layout
with an altered 3D frame as your central focal point.

I create a very simple layout because the paper alone gives all the magic effect.
 I think is one of my fav in this collection 'Enjoying Outdoors' - 'Singing in the rain'.
I love the beautiful edge design and the girl on the right side and
I like people who smile when it's raining.
Times are not always easy, but I always try to make the most of it. 
Take a break from the hectic everyday life and relax.
I started by creating an altered frame for my photo.
Want to see how I made this? Here I have some photos from the making.
Now to the background, first I primed with clear gesso, then I used Distress ink 'Seedless preserves'on a stencil, it's the same colour how you can find on this paper sheet.
Next, I added a Glimmer Mist Spray 'Kiwi' from Tattered Angels
to the background arround the area of the photo.

then I use two die cuts to add more dimension
(Wordlet 'Do what you love' and 'Girl under umbrella')
with papers from 'Vintage Romance'.
Afterwards I choose some embellishments to decorate this romance layout,
 for instance from Prima Marketing (garden gates, butterfly), flowers, lace, fabric leftovers,
 water drops, little resin flowers. 
I builded a small cluster on the right side under the photo.

suitable to the titel 'singing in the rain' I added some pearl drops
 and another umbrella from a die cut, as well as a clockface 
from the 'No. XVI' (Vintage Autumn Basics) above with a glass cabochon.
The 'Welcome' sign is a photo cutout with a underlaid folder music paper sheet.

3D look
This project was so much fun to create and I love the 3D effect that you can build up. 
Questions??? you're welcome :-)!
I hope my project can give you some inspiration for your work with Maja Design papers.
What is your favourite paper sheet?

Happy crafting!

Sonntag, 15. April 2018

ATB in Steampunk Style


Es ist wieder Zeit für eine neue Inspiration für unseren Steampunk Challenge.
Entstanden sind zwei sogenannte Artist trading Blocks ?! klingt nach mehr ;-)
Eigentlich sind es zwei quadratische Geschenkboxen im Mixed Media Stil. 
Zum Einsatz kam wieder eine Faux Rust Technik mit DecoArt Acrylfarben, die einfach immer perfekt zum Steampunk passt.

Zusätzlich habe ich mit lufthärtender Modelliermasse einige 3D Elemente abgeformt, wie das Gesicht, Uhr und die Hände und ergänzt mit ein paar Metallelementen (Zahnrad, Flügelherz, Sterne, Kugellager, Miniglühbirne) .

und da mir das immer noch nicht genug Struktur war, wurden die Seitenflächen mit Dekosteinen, Fadenresten und mit selbstgemachtem Rostpulver erweitert

ich nutze dafür solche Stahlwolle Putzkissen, die man in kurzer Zeit zusammen
 mit Salz und Essig an der frischen Luft rosten lassen kann, 
nach ca. einer Woche lassen sie sich in einem Mörtel mit Stößel

Schaut euch auch die Projekte meiner Teamies an, 
das ist immer sehr inspirierend und lehrreich!!
und Mitmachen lohnt sich,
versprochen :-)!

Schönen Sonntag!

Mittwoch, 11. April 2018

Steampunk Junk Journal Part 1


Today one of my new favourite works with an awesome Kit for a
 Junk Journal in industrial Steampunk style.

This is one of the new Junk Journal Kits from Scrap FX….  Steampunk, you can find in this Kit various scrapbook materials for instance a map page, several laser cut pages, an envelope for the cover or an acetate sheet.
What is on show gives free rein to your imagination, 
is interesting and inspiring at the same time


I used a lot of various products - silhouettes, stencils, stamps and chipboards
and diverse techniques, 
really a unique and creative adventure with a lot of fun and you will always have the opportunity to chance or add your own pages. I have added some selfmade aged white and old book pages.

Scrap FX products:
here you can see the laser cut pages
Junk Journal STEAMPUNK - Click Image to Close

Part 1

some spreads

some details

this was the first part, the second will follow on 25th of April
 Let your imagination run wild :-)


Mittwoch, 4. April 2018

Maja Design - When the sun is shining


I'm back with a new springtime layout.
 After a very long cold period, it finally gets warmer and the daffodils in my garden start to bloom. I love this time, finally, more sun shines again and gives hope for new life. There is a lot to do in the garden right now, but you should also let all five go straight and just enjoy this short time.

This time I used a monochrome paper from Maja Design 'Shades of Celebration' as background, I love this neutral papers because you will so many opportunities to create a selfmade mixed media background.

I used a brick stencil with white gesso, old music paper sheets, stamps, leftovers from craft paper,  Glimmer Mist Spray (Sunflower) from Tattered Angels, Distress Ink Stain from Ranger, paper frames from La Blanche and wonderful flowers from 49 and Market.

some details


I hope you like this little spring layout inspiration
with monochrome paper, 
I will return on 18th of April with a 
Tutorial :-)

I wish you a beautiful Springtime!
Kerstin xoxo

Montag, 2. April 2018

Junk Journal - Where is the SUN ??


Es war wieder einmal Zeit was Neues zu probieren, 
dabei ist ein selbstgemachtes Mixed Media Buch entstanden. 
Es ist eine Reise durch den Frühling auf der Suche nach der Sonne mit all den Dingen, die ich in dieser Zeit so mag und schätze.
 Ich habe bewußt eine einfache Bindung gewählt, 
weil man hier beliebig Seiten hinzufügen und auch wieder entfernen kann. 

Zum Einsatz kamen die verschiedensten Techniken und Materialien, von Decoupage, Embossing, Schablonen, gepressten Blüten und Blättern, Ausstanzungen aus altem Notenpapier, gefalteten Briefumschlägen aus Buchpapier und sogar einige Zeichnungen.
Aber das könnt ihr selbst entdecken, wenn ihr Lust dazu habt!

und diese Reise wird weiter gehen,
lasst euch überraschen :-)
 Falls ihr Fragen habt, jederzeit :-)

 Ich wünsche euch einen angenehmen Ostermontag!
Kerstin xo

Samstag, 31. März 2018

Where are the bunnies hidden?!

Hello friends!

 We are still waiting for spring, maybe the easter bunny will bring it along :-)
Let's hope for the best!

I used the wonderful latest 'Celebration' collection from Maja Design 
for this romantic vintage layout.
Three rabbits hid on this spring project, have you already discovered her?
 Maybe there are four ;-)?

I love the delicate colours on this sheets, absolutely right for me to create a springtime layout with a lot of things which make this season so beautiful.


  a background stencil from Prima with white gesso and green metallic wax

Springtime clear stamps from Viva Decor and chipboards from Scrap FX 

 beautiful pastel flowers from Prima
vintage clockfaces (cut out) from paper sheet No XVI from Vintage Autumn Basics

a little wooden bird house together 
with some eggshells, gauze, cutting dies - leaves and butterflies

I wish you and your loved ones a peaceful and  

happy easter with a lot of sunshine and warmth!

 Kerstin xoxo

Montag, 26. März 2018

Scrap FX - Blue Jeans


 I love to wear blue jeans, a wonderful cool feeling, always practical and suitable for many occasions.

As I saw this awesome sneakers and a paper sheet from Maja Designs from the Denim and Friends collection I thought, great, that must be a masculine layout.

I used an old jeans pocket as background layer together with some cutting dies and tags.

more details can you find here 

Thanks for your visit!

Have a good time!


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