Samstag, 19. August 2017

DT Canvas Corp Brands - Altered Frame


It's never too late ....
to have a good day!

A truly saying, or?!
if you come dragging in from work and you've had a miserable week, 
just pick yourself up on weekend relax and
start with creating or other things that will make you a lot of fun.

Don't forget the time only for you!
That was my idea behind this easy and quick making
wooden frame.

used materials from Tattered Angels and other companies
can you see here

How I do this -

applying Modeling paste through the brick stencil,
 allow the paste to dry

use a mixture from Tinting base and texture paste
and  add a thin layer about the whole surface

coloured a piece of gauze with the Glimmer Glam 'Rustic'
glued on the bottom edge
together with the self adhesive 'Lady statue'

use Glimmer Glam 'Rustic' and a brush and painted the brick surface
it's a very awesome glimmer paint and perfect for projects in altered art

 sprayed with Glimmer Mist 'Linen' for an antique look


finally use a metallic wax paint and distress all the edges with your fingers

now you can decide whether you will a like an old family photo
 or a saying
your choice :-)

Happy weekend!
x Kerstin x

Mittwoch, 16. August 2017

DT Scraps of Darkness - Bon Voyage


 I want to share my latest summery layout with our

I was inspired from our latest holiday trip.  The 'Hanse Sail' shall take place once at year 
on the Baltic Sea. 
You can see there very impressive windjammers, traditional ships and museum ships. 
IT's really a highlight for me and my vintage soul, because I'm a big fan of old sailing ships.

 I used a wonderful background paper from 'Wanderlust' Blue Fern Studios Collection, a printed chipboard shape and some stickers and elements from our last month kit.

Scraps of Darkness July scrapbook kit: The Wayfarer, featuring Blue Fern Studios' new Wanderlust collection, is sure to show off your summer vacation photos beautifully. Create stunning beach, camping, and travel layouts, handmade cards, mixed media, and off the page projects with our newest kit. Join our monthly kit club and get a new box of scrapbooking fun in the mail every month, or stop by our store and pick up one of our limited edition kits before they sell out.

some close ups

 some chipboards from Blue Fern Studios were colored with white acrylic paint 
and embossed with 'Whirpool' Glitter Powder

printed chipboards are very stable, but I cuted this piece in two halfes, it's also possible

 I took some brown cardstock and stamped some nautical motifs with Stazon 'Spiced Chai'
I fussy cut them out
and glued only on some places stamp motif Flag banner
for a 3D effect

I hope you like this inspiration
and all the other wonderful projects of our teamies!
Have a nice day my friends!
x Kerstin x

Mittwoch, 9. August 2017

DT Scrap FX - Happy Days

Hi everyone!

This month with have some beautiful new chipboards at Scrap FX 
and other products to the theme 'Seasons'.

Summertime - just perfect for spending vacation and also the right time for
 bicycle tours through the nature. 
This place was pure nature, bizarre and magical.

 used Scrap FX products

 some close ups

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 

Maja Designs Moodboard Challenge
Paper Collection Summer Crash
I was inspired from delicate colours and the love theme


Thanks for stopping by!

Dienstag, 1. August 2017

DT SASPC - Sunken Dreams

Welcome everyone!

and a  new inspiration for 
You know I'm a big mixed media fan, I love the mix from colors, textures and various materials.
This project was really a playground with a lot of fun for me.
IT's a 50 x 20 cm canvas and I used textures techniques such as 
stencils with modeling paste,
magical material Tyvek,
natural deco materials (driftwood, shells, sead heads)
 3D pearls and some drip drops from glue stick.



 my octopus, a little bit other ;-) I'm afraid he has knoted his arms
 I used a modeling clay freely modelled by hand
finished with metallic paints from DecoArt

 If you would like to know some more DETAILS, please don't hesitate to contact me.
My english isn't the best, because it's not my native language,
but I make a lot of effort in this area.
 But that costs a lot of time, which I prefer to spend with crafting, 
I hope you will understand this!
If someone is interested you can ask me
again and again with joy!
 :-) I will do my very best :-) 

Have a nice relaxing summer my friends !
x Kerstin x 

Montag, 24. Juli 2017

Best friends


I'm back  :-)

'Whoever said that diamonds are a Girl's best friend, never owned a dog' 
 In this saying is so much truth, dogs are always there for you no matter what.
I love the feeling when I get home and my 'Filou',
 our sheltie dog is there to say 'wuff'' and cheer me up if I'm having a bad day.
I created this layout 'Best friends' in remembrance of a beautiful summer day on the beach,  
where you can always meet many other friends at the dog beach.

​more details can you see here

I have added some watercolours to the background under and around the picture area
It's really a pleasure for me to make my own background
with this beautiful colours
together with water arise amazing effects

some wonderful flowers from new Prima collections

for the  seagulls I used only a white embossing powder randomly distributed, 
because I'm a big fan from a distress look

Happy crafting!
x Kerstin x

DT Scrap FX Waterbaby


 and I'm back with a new layout for our DT Scrap FX
I have created a very summery and joyful layout with a lot of splatters and stains.

As I was a child I had the nick name 'water rat' because I never voluntarily came out of the water, even if the lips were already blue. Today, some years later has still not changed :-)

I have discovered my passion for watercoloring again, delicate colors with extending effects.

 used Scrap FX products

I have started my page with using this wonderful Coral Stencil and modeling paste 
  for the wordlet 'Water Baby Mini' I used for the upper part a white embossing powder and 
in the area below two shades of blue acrylic paint

I always love to use some cutting dies, here waves and the little mermaid 

Have you seen this fantastic seahorse stamp? one of my first stamps from Scrap FX, 
an absolutely favourite from me

gives your photo the right frame and contrast, because it should be your focal point

Many thanks for your visit!
See you later :-)
x Kerstin x

Samstag, 22. Juli 2017

DT Scraps of Darkness - Seaside ATB


today a new inspiration for our month  June SOD 'Seaside Kits'.
As mentioned in my last post, I'm a big fan from this amazing
 'Sand and SEA' layered die cut embellishments. 

I'm not only a traditionell scrapbooker, my great passion are also projects for home decoration, always in mixed media style.
 So I decided to make an Artist trade block - ATB, easy and quick and now 
our new eyecatcher in bathroom.


I used an old square wooden block as basic. I take a brush and apply a thin layer of white 'Antiquing cream' from DecoArt. Then add some areas with white texture paste, mostly on edges. Let it dry and now you can use a Distress Crayon 'Salty Ocean' for some blue shades over the texture paste. 
Then you can start with decorating your project.

I also used some word stickers from the new Kaisercraft collection

 an amazing little tiny starfish, some Ice Queen Prills, a piece of  Coral Mesh Netting and some small dragonfly metal embellishments, all that materials can you find in our various month kits
which you can find here 

The flowers and leaves from 49 and market are really wonderful, I thought it would be a beautiful 
'headdress' for this sea inspired ATB. 
Finally I colored all pieces and sides with a soft blue acrylic paint and added also some shells on the top of the flower. 
Together with a circle chipboard, decosand and some pearls it was very suitable for me.

Happy crafting!

x Kerstin x

Montag, 17. Juli 2017

GD Maja Designs Summer Love

Welcome my friends!

 I am very excited and honored to have been invited here this month as Guest Designer.
for Maja Designs 
Thanks so much for your invitation!

I love the sea forever and ever. That's my place for relaxation, dreaming and inspiration.
As I saw the wonderful papers I thought, amazing the right colors for sea, beach and so much more.

My first layout shows our family sunshine 'Filou' it's a sheltie and he has always so much fun on the sea. His favourite occupation is to get sticks or balls out of the water.
Summer Fun 

used materials
 Maja Design papers: Summer Time -Having fun-; Life by the sea -Regatta-; Life by the sea -Marina-

 Prima flowers, Scrap FX chipboards, Gauze, Texture paste white, Distress Stain Walnut ink, Embossing powder, 3D pearls, sea shells, metal embellishments, driftwood

 a crumpled craft paper with burlap leftover, some self-collected shells
 and a piece from edge stripe

some stains and splashes with paints diluted with water
together with some cut outs from the 'Marina' paper (flags and lighthouse) 

 Can you see the waves on my photo? I love the idea to continue some photo elements on the background paper. Here I used a white texture paste and a fan brush for more sea waves.

I also used some hand torn stripes together with colored gauze and a lot of little blue flowers


Good day - We don't remember days, we remember moments

Sunshine, beach, the sea and more: while the little ones dig in the biggest sandpit, the grown-ups lounge in a beach chair enjoying the sun or take a refreshing dip in the sea.

 used materials:
 Maja Design papers: Life by the sea -Sailing-, Life by the sea -Regatta-

Stencil 'Coral' Scrap FX, Clear stamps 'Maritim' Viva Decor, Dies - Lighthouse, Beach grass, Tattered flowers, white gesso, Chalkboard Glimmer Mist 'Boogie board' Tattered Angels, burlap,metal embellishment, tags, chipboard word from Scrap FX

 Hanse Sail
 Maja Design papers: Sailing - Vintage Romance -Words of Love-, Life by the sea -Marina-
Embellishments - wooden seahorse, metalic charms, feathers, starfish, rope
3D pearls, Distress stain 'Walnut ink', chipboard wordlet Scrap FX, circle dies, stencil 'Bubbles'
embossing powder 'Burnt copper leaves'

I'm a big fan of old sailor ships. The 'Hanse Sail' shall take place once at year on the Baltic Sea. You can see there very impressive windjammers, traditional ships and museum ships. IT's really a highlight for me and my vintage soul.

So I used here more vintage colors, various brown shades and a wine red.
For the wooden seahorse I used a transparent crackle paste in combination with distress ink and a little bit copper wax creme.

some motifs from the 'Regatta' were very suitable for my photo 
and I decided to use a round die to cut out these elements

A very long post, but rich on wonderful memories
and I hope also a lot of creative
inspirations and ideas
for you!

 If I had the technology and would know how it works then there would be a video, 
the good sake is not lacking!

Thanks for your visit!
Have a nice summer my friends!
x Kerstin x
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