Freitag, 31. März 2017

Happy Up-cycling with Canvas Corp Brands

Welcome!
Some weeks ago a friend asked me:
  Do you need some old fruit crates,  you can always use everything ;-)?!

I have taken this crates with me and saw this word 'WANTED' 
in a old magazine and a new idea was born.
I'm always on search to my washi tape and so I decided
 to make a new (old) practical storage, where I can hang up my tapes. 
I love the material -wood- and a used timeworn look.



 


video



used materials from Tattered Angels
and other companies

How I made this 
in step by step photos and notes
can you see here
 

Happy crafting!
Kerstin









Mittwoch, 29. März 2017

DT Scrap FX Love

Hello!
 
Beauty - Butterflies - Baby - Blue
4 inspiration words
and a wonderful photo






I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a look at some of products from Scrap FX. 
If you’d like to see more, have a look through their store HERE 

CSI 226
Evidence - Animals, string, hearts
Testimony - Write about what makes you happy  
(behind the photo)

 More than Words Beautiful & Butterfly
I was inspired from the soft colors and the wonderful butterfly,
the right inspiration for a beautiful baby photo
as memory on a special moment
Thanks for stopping by!
Kerstin

Dienstag, 28. März 2017

DT Scrap FX - Our Story

Hello!

A friend needed a gift for her grandparents and ask me if I had an idea. 
As I saw the beautiful Newspaper frame  
I thought, perfectly for an vintage project with an old family photo.

I used a chalky finish paint  'Vintage' from DecoArt for outer edge and a Distress Stain 'Walnut' ink for inner frame. Chipboards were also painted with this colors.
Only two paints were enough, I highlighted all with a little bit copper wax 
and the frame in altered art was finish.




more can you see here
I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a look at some of products from Scrap FX. 
If you’d like to see more, have a look through their store HERE

Thanks for your visit!
Kerstin

Sonntag, 26. März 2017

The 'other' easter eggs

Welcome!

I love it to paint easter eggs, I don't know how many were in the last years,
but in this year I wanted to try something new.


I used a simple plastic egg


with a lot of texture materials,
 gauze, structure paper (die gears), cheesecloth, metal embellishments,
molds with modelling clay, beads

painted all with black gesso
and used various  metallic waxes




 

a steampunk feeling


I want to share this here

Happy sunday!
Kerstin

Montag, 20. März 2017

Let spring begin

Welcome!

Spring has finally arrived
As the winter has finally vanished, I enjoy the spring and the sun outside. 
Time is ripe for a big spring-cleaning, omg
not my favourite thing !
but with a little bit fun it's getting easier, or?!


 Wide awake & chirpy :-)

some close ups from the beginning


 a simple plastic plate + white gesso



some background textures, stencil, dies, texture paper
metal embellishments, gauze, art deco sugar
painting over everything with chalky finish paint
 And then spray colors come to use



 


My inspiration challenge theme
colour blue + sketch
http://mixedmediaandart.blogspot.de/2017/03/march-challenge.html

Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog

A vintage Journey
All Aboard - Happy third birthday!
a simple plastic plate in altered art
for a new home decoration piece 
Thanks for your visit!
I wish you a nice Springtime!
Kerstin

 

Freitag, 17. März 2017

DT Scraps of Darkness - Imagine

Hello !

My latest romantic layout in vintage style for our Scraps of Darkness Team.

Some years ago I was in Paris, a wonderful main town in Europe/France.
One of many nice things you can do there is to enjoy a coffee 
in a small bistro on the street.
 As I saw this beautiful old vintage photo I reminded me on this
 and was inspired to make a layout to my favourite daydream.


I used again the beautiful 'Our story ' kit with a background paper 
from the new Love clippings collection (Prima Marketing)


-Imagine- from the Bo Bunny Foil Transfers, also as negative used


Our march challenge theme here is to alter a chipboard, there are many opportunities to do that.
I works often with white embossing powder 
and when you inked your chipboard only on few places, not
everywhere,  you will see a timeworn look as altered effect
 Easy and fast!

 


cut out's from the 3x4 Journaling Notecards


some letters from Kaisercraft with white embossing powder
and some stars from the Bo Bunny Foil Transfers


wonderful flowers from the Floral Add On, 
 

flowers and lace were inked with Lindy's Stamp Gang Milk Chocolate Shimmer Powder
and a little bit water, that's really always a surprise when you see this magical effect

CSI No 225 
Evidence: Stripes, Animals, Wings, Stars
Testimony: Daydreaming on paper, insp. words fly, impossible, dream

You can find our kits to purchase here,
and we have also a very inspiring  Facebook group here,
where we love to see everyone's work with our kits.

Thanks for your visit!
Happy crafting!
Kerstin

Mittwoch, 15. März 2017

Rusty Fantasies

Welcome everybody!

A new project for our  Steampunk DT 
with the monthly theme
Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial
 

I myself really enjoy trying out new things and examining
everything from different angles.
My latest tests were exercises with rust and various structures.
There are so many opportunities for rusty looks in crafty land . 

That was a try only with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics.
Quinacridone Gold, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, 
Transparent Red iron Oxide, Carbon Black and Burnt Umber


Here I used a canvas as basic, corrugated cardboard, cheesecloth, 
Art sugar and 3D balls in background as texture elements.




firstly a starfish, then a plaster face and some parts from a barock frame, 
which were made with a mould
some shells and a little star above that


a chipboard which was embossed with a gear folder


some gears in background (die cuts)

Hopefully you will now feel even more inspired to create your own Steampunk project.
I really enjoyed working on mine!!!
Many thanks for stopping by!
Happy crafting!
Kerstin

Montag, 13. März 2017

DT Scrap FX Springtime

Hello!

Our theme this month - Love -
DT Scrap FX

yes and I'm a big spring and gardener lover :-)

IT's springtime here
 Nature is reawakening to life after the long cold winter. 
The right time to start with gardening.
and so I decided to make 
a romantic layout in vintage style with a little gardener.

Keep a green tree in your heart
 and perhaps a singing bird will comes


 more details can you see here

 I was inspired from this wonderful moodboard theme

Many thanks for stopping by!
Happy crafting!
Kerstin

Samstag, 11. März 2017

Spring awakening

Welcome!

 Today I want to share with you my new spring home decoration.
I love an altered nature look, playfully romantic, but not gaudy. 
There are many interesting details to discover .










my new embossing powder - Burnt Copper - from Emerald Creek Dares
really a great effect

 

Challenges
Emerald Creek Dares - Splatter some fun
Frilly and Funkie - Welcome Spring

Happy weekend my friends!
Kerstin
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