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Montag, 1. Mai 2017

Flowers! - DT work for Country View Challenges

Hello my dear blogfriends and a warm welcome to my new followers, I´m happy to have you here! 
First of May means a new challenge over at Country View Challenges and this time the theme is "Flower Power", hosted by my lovely team mate Monika!
Spring is in full flow and summer around the corner - so this is a perfect theme!
I decided to make a birthday card with my new PaperArtsy stamps. I wanted a happy and bright card and these stamps are perfect for it!

Hallo zusammen, schön, dass ihr bei mir hereinschaut!
Herzlich willkommen auf meinen neuen Followers, ich freue mich riesig, dass ihr mit dabei seid!
Heute ist der erste Mai und das bedeutet eine neue Herausforderung bei Country View Challenges. Diesen Monat ist das Thema "Flower Power", ausgesucht von meiner lieben Team Kollegin Monika!
Der Frühling ist in vollem Gange und der Sommer schaut schon um die Ecke - das Thema ist also perfekt!
Ich habe eine Geburtstagskarte gemacht und dazu meine neuen PaperArtsy Stempel benutzt. Nachdem die Karte richtig bunt und fröhlich sein sollte, sind diese Stempel absolut perfekt dafür!


Now I want to show you, what I did:
 Und so habe ichs gemacht:

For the background I used my Distress Oxides. Who didn´t use them yet - you must try them out! They are so fun to use!

Für den Hintergrund habe ich meine Distress Oxides benutzt. Wer sie bisher noch nicht ausprobiert hat - die müsst ihr testen, die machen so viel Spaß!
First I put the ink pads directly randomly on my paper, then spritzed with water and turned the paper to let the ink run. Then I dabbed with a baby wipe some of the ink off, Then I dried it with a heating tool. You can add more colors on top until you are satisfied with the result.


Als erstes habe ich die Stempelkissen direkt willkürlich auf das Papier gedrückt, mit Wasser eingesprüht und ein wenig bewegt um die Farbe zu verteilen. Danach habe ich mit einem Baby Feucht Tuch ein wenig von der Farbe wieder abgetupft. Danach mit dem Heißföhn trocknen und den Vorgang so oft wiederholen, bis man mit dem Ergebnis zufrieden ist.


Now to another fun part. I added water droplets, waited a little bit and removed the water with a paper towel. Then I dried it again. I repeated this several times. It looks so great, doesn´t it!
Der nächste Schritt hat besonders viel Spaß gemacht. Ich habe einige Wassertropfen auf die Oberfläche getröpfelt, ein wenig gewartet und mit einem Tuch das Wasser abgetupft und getrocknet. Das habe ich ein paar Mal gemacht,Das sieht doch klasse aus, oder!

For even more interest I stamped the flowers in several colours with distress ink on top.
Als nächstes habe ich die Blumen in verschiedenen Farben mit Archival Ink gestempelt.


Then I stamped the flowers with the stems on white watercolor paper and colored them with Faber Castell Polychromos, fuzzy cut them and glued some of them onto my card.
Die Blumen mit den Stängeln habe ich danach auf Aquarellpapier gestempelt, mit Faber Castell Polychromos, alle ausgeschnitten und einige davon auf meine Karte geklebt.


To make them more stand out, I surrounded them with a black Acrylic marker.
Damit sie ein wenig mehr in den Vordergrund rücken, habe ich sie mit schwarzem Acrylic Marker umrandet.

The left over flowers I embossedn two times with clear embossing powder and glued them on top with foam squares.
Die restlichen Blumen habe ich zwei Mal klar embosst und mit Schaumkissen auf die Karte geklebt.

At last I did a little doodling at the edges, stamped a sentiment and glued it down - that´s it!
Am Schluss habe ich noch ein wenig den Rand verziert, ein Sprüchlein gestempelt und aufgeklebt - das war´s!

That´s my take for today. I´ll be back on 19th with my second project for the challenge!
I hope you will find some time to join in with our challenge this month - as always you have the chance to win a 20£ gift voucher for the shop!
Das war´s für heute. Am 19ten zeige ich euch mein zweites Projekt für die Challenge!
Ich hoffe, ihr macht bei unserer Challenge diesen Monat mit - wie immer könnt ihr einen 20£ Gutschein für den shop gewinnen!
Habt einen schönen Tag!
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Flower Layout - DT work for ARTastic

Hello and a beautiful first of May!
May is the month of flowers, weddings and mothers day, so our challenge over at ARTastic want you to make something with flowers! 
For your inspiration we have a beautiful painting from Michael Sass - The Garden.
More about him and his artwork you can find on the ARTastic blog!

Hallo zusammen und einen schönen ersten Mai Feiertag!
Der Wonnemonat Mai steht für Hochzeiten, Blumen und den Muttertag, deshalb wollen wir bei unserer Herausforderung bei ARTastic diesmal auch Blumen sehen!
Für eure Inspiration haben wir dieses schöne Gemäälde von Michael Sass - The Garden.
Auf dem Blog von ARTastic könnt ihr mehr über den Künstler erfahren.

Bild könnte enthalten: Pflanze, Blume, im Freien und Natur

Here is my take on the challenge:
Hier ist mein Layout für die Challenge:

And some close ups:
Und noch ein paar Detailaufnahmen:





That´s it for today! I hope, you´ll find time to join in with us this month!
Thank you for your visit!
Das war´s für heute! Ich hoffe, ihr findet Zeit um bei unserer Challenge mitzumachen!
Danke für euren Besuch!

Montag, 3. April 2017

As Time goes bye - More ways to create rust - DT work for CVC

Hello dear visitors!
Here I come with my second project for our RUST challenge at Country View Challenges!
This time I made a little canvas with many rusty awesomeness =).

As I promised on my last post, I´ll show you some more ways to create rust. If you hop over to the CVC April first blogpost, you will find many different ways shown by my lovely teammates, so don´t miss!
I played around to find some more possibilities, which are not shared yet - well, not easy ;-). But I found some - please grab a cup, it is a long post ;-)

1. DecoArt Texture glass + DecoArt fluid acrylics
I took Texture glass and mixed it with some fluid acrylics in burnt sienna (sorry, no step x step here).
I dried it with my heating tool until it bubbled a little bit. Then I rubbed on top some other colors (yellow, cobalt teal hue, naphtol red light and carbon black) until I was satisfied.


2. Distress oxides and Distress Inks
Here I played a bit with my new Distress Oxides in peeled paint, broken china, walnut stain and spiced marmalade. I added some Distress Inks in rusty hinge and black soot. I layered several times, scratched in the paper and crumpled the paper. Well, I think it is not the very best rusty look, but may be as background for cards usable.

3. Acrylic paints and Decosand
For the next test I took some Acrylic paints in fitting colors and sprinkled into the wet paint some Decosand from the Discounter - this one even smells like coconut  =).
I made some step x step photos - they are speeking for themselves.












I love, how it turned out! So try it out. You can use salt or sand as well I think.

4. Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Paint System - Bronze Patina
This one I used on my canvas. Some time ago I made a video how to use the paint system. Enjoy watching!
This is my canvas:

5. DecoArt fluid acrylics, Tinting Base + Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam + Inka Gold
I painted my gears with DecoArt fluid acrylics and after drying I added some Gimmer Glam (BonBon) and dried it with my heating tool until it bubbled. Lastly I randomly rubbed some Inka Gold on top.





Now I put all pieces together, added some "Bling" and a photo, some flowers and gears - and ready!
And here finally is the finished project!



Wow, this is really a looooooong post! All who came right here - thank you for reading!

I hope, I could inspire you and you´ll find time to join in our challenge! You can win a 20 £ gift voucher for the shop!

Thank you for stopping by!

Samstag, 1. April 2017

Travelling Art Journal, #2 - DT Project for Canvas Corp Brands

Hello dear visitors,
today I want to share my second entry in the Travelling Art Journal for Canvas Corp Brands.
As I told you last month, we have an exciting project going on at the CCB Creative Crew. We are sending our Art Journals on a travel :-). You can read more about it in my first post, where you will find a link to the in depth post at the CCB blog too.

This month I had the joy to make my entry in the wonderful Art Journal from my lovely team mate Shel C.

As you can see, I´m in a "Spring-mood" ;-).
I used many high impact paints to make my page and a new Tim Holtz stencil and the lovely bird stamps from Dina Wakley.
I made a little video, so have fun watching me creating!


Alittle close up:


This is the back of the page:

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see you again - no later than the 1st of May to my next pages in an Travelling Art Journal!

Rust - Open sometimes forgotten doors

Hello lovely followers and visitors, welcome to April!
As usual at the first of the month I want to share with you my work for the brand new challenge at Country View Challenges!
This month it is my turn to host the challenge and I thought the theme "RUST" would be fun. 
Vintage, old and rusted things are very common and I love this look.
There are many possibilities to create faux rust on your projects with different mediums and colors and even salt, vinegar and cinnamon are cheap and easy ways to get rust.
There are also paint systems, gathered together for perfect rust look and several good commercial rusting products on the market.

I want to show you some ways to get rust or a rusty look on your projects, so you easily can make your own rusty project.

1. Real rust and patina with vinegar and salt:
You can find a whole bunch of recipes for this way of creating rust. Next day I took them out and left them to react with oxygen.
 I tried it out with some metal pieces of my stash. I mixed water with salt and vinegar and put all metal pieces in there.
 I put it outside and left it over night.
Here you can see, how the metal reacts.







 I repeated the steps two more times and this is what I got:


Well, some of the pieces are rusted really good, some didn´t. I think, some are more suitable than others, so it is a bit of try and error.

2.  Rust with Acrylic paint and cinnamon:
This is a very easy but effective way to create rust. You only need acrylic paint in brown, maybe in 
yellow and turquoise or blue and white, some gilding wax or metallic acrylic paint and of course 
cinnamon.

Paint some corrugated cardstock (I teared it into pieces for my project), cardstock or whatever you want with brown heavy body acrylic paint.


Paint the whole surface with a generous layer of paint

Now sprinkle into the still wet paint cinnamon.
By dabbing gently over it, you make it stick to the surface.
You also can mix it with your brush at some places with your acrylic paint using your brush. You will get a nice texture!

You can repeat the process, until you are satisfied with the result.
Very easy to do - and it smells good! :-)









To give your rusted project the final touch, drybrush some blue/green/turquoise paint and metallic wax on top.














3. Rust with ironpowder and oxidation medium:
There are many kits, sets and mediums out there on the market. I didn´t try them out, so I can´t tell you, which one would be the best.
I used the rust effect set from LaBlanche. You can find a good instruction video here


Paint a gessoed surface with acrylic paint and add rust powder and/or patina effect powder.








Sprinkle the activator (different colors) on top and leave it over night. It needs time to react.











These are the first three possibilities to create rust. If you come baack the next days I´ll show you some more!

And here is my project:


And some close ups:




I hope I could inspire you with my "rusty door-part" and you will join in with our challenge this month!
Thank you for your visit! 
Have a nice weekend.

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