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Donnerstag, 15. September 2016

Colorful Travel Journal

Hello all, welcome to my blog!
Here is my second project for the challenge "Travel" over at Country View Challenges this month.
Last month I showed you my art journal pages, prepared with leftover paints from another project. I promised, to show you the project, where I used the paints. 
As you may know, I am an adventurer at Wanderlust 2016. One of the very first classes was the one from Kate Crane and I utterly enjoyed her work and wanted to try it out, but as you all may know, some things need a little time.

In July a dear friend of mine celebrated her birthday and I knew, that she wanted to go to Danmark for some weeks. So this was a very good reason to make this travel journal as her birthday gift!

I made this little journal after the class of Kate Crane, so I can´t tell you too much about the making of and the techniques, but I´ll show you the close up photos from all the pages - front and back. So grab a cup of coffee, there are a couple of pictures ;-)

The front and the back are made from a canvas covred greyboard, steciled with modeling paste and painted. The butterflies are highlighted with some pink Inka Gold.

The first pages:
much painting, stamping making marks and doodling

The next pages:
The same techniques, but here are some other patterns.

 At the right page there is a little pocket. I inserted some stamped tags, where one can write some important things, glue tickets, ..... whatever

The third pages:

 The back pages:

Here are some blank pages in the middle for some writing. I used my sewing machine. 

That´s my little Travel Journal! I hope you liked it, I had so much fun making it and it definitely won´t be my last one.

Thank you so much for dropping in here today and may be you find time to participate in our Travel Challenge this month!

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Montag, 5. September 2016

Layout "Memories" for Canvas Corp Brands September Challenge!

Hello all,
today I want to share my project for the September Challenge at Canvas Corp Brands, I made!
To find more details, please hop over to the blog!

I´ve made a process video, enjoy watching!

Products I used:
Tattered Angels Gimmer Mists: Olive Vine, Chartreuse, Burnt Red, Tattered Leather, Vintage Brass,
Tattered Angels Simply Sheer: Fresh Orange
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam Coconut Shell
Other materials: Prima Flowers, Gesso transparent, Gesso white,Strukture paste, stencil, golden cord and threat, lace, Tim Holtz Die and Embossing Folder Layered Leaf, Distress Inks abandoned coral and ground espresso,

I want to join in following challenges:

Thank you so much for dropping by and have a nice week!

Donnerstag, 1. September 2016

Live Your Dreams

Hallo zusammen, schön, dass ihr bei mir hereinschaut!
Heute ist der erste September und das heißt, Zeit für eine neue Herausforderung bei Country View Challenge! Diesen Monat lautet das Thema: "Reise", ausgewählt von der talentierten Jennie.

Hello all, nice to have you here!
Today it´s the first of September and that means time for a new Challenge over at Country View Challenge! This month the theme is: "Travel", hosted by the talented Jennie.

 Als ich jung war, liebte ich es mit dem Motorrad zu verreisen. Ich fuhr zwar nie selber, ich war nur Beifahrerin, aber ich habe immer das Gefühl von Freiheit und von (ein klein wenig)  Abenteuer genossen ;-). Nun, diese Art von Urlaub möchte ich heute nicht mehr machen - es ist eine sehr spartanische Art des Reisens: zwei T-Shirts, ein Paar Hosen, ein Handtuch, Unterwäsche und eine Zahnbürste, das ist alles, was man einpacken kann. Ein kleines Zelt und eine Isomatte, mehr kannst du auf einem Motorrad nicht mitnehmen. Heute bevorzuge ich ein bisschen mehr Komfort, aber ich erinnere mich an diese Tagen mit einem Lächeln.

 When I was young, I loved to travel by motorbike. I never drove one myself, I only was a back-seat-driver, but nevertheless I always enjoyed the feeling of freedom and (a little bit of) adventure ;-). Well, this way of holidays is not the way I´d love to go today - it is a very unpretentious way of travelling: you only have space for two T-shirts, one pair of pants, a towel, underwear and a toothbrush, that´s it. A little tent and a sleeping pad, more you can´t carry on a motocycle. Nowadays I prefer a bit more comfort, but I remember these days with a smile.

Für meine Karte habe ich einige der Papiere von dem Papierset Correspondence von Tim Holtz verwendet. Ich habe das Hintergrundpapier mit ein paar Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists (Burnt Red, Olive Vine, Tattered Leather) besprüht. Das Motorrad (Stempel von LaBlanche) habe ich auf Stempelpapier gestempelt und mit DI (weathered wood, fired brick) eingefärbt. Die distressten Ränder des Papiers und des Stempelbilds habe ich noch mit DI ground espresso and abandoned coral coloriert. Zum Schluß noch einige Metallzahnräder und kleine Blüten als Verzierung und das wars.

For my card I used some of the papers from the Tim Holtz paper pad Correspondence and misted it a little bit with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists (Burnt Red, Olive Vine, Tattered Leather). I staped the motorcycle (LaBlanche) on a specialty stamping paper, colored it with DI (weathered wood, fired brick). The distressed edges of the paper and the stamped image I coloured with DI ground espresso and abandoned coral. The sentiment is a stamp from the Dovecraft Bohemian clear stamp set. Last I embellished the card with some metal gears and some tiny flowers.
Here are some close ups: 

Vielen Dank fürs Reinschauen und vielleicht macht ihr bei unserer Challenge mit, ihr könnt einen £ 20 Einkaufsgutschein bei Country View Crafts gewinnen.
Thank you for dropping by and I hope, you´ll join our challenge this month! You have the chance to win a £20 Country View Crafts voucher.

Dienstag, 30. August 2016

A Postcard for the Postcard Swap at Canvas Corp Brands!

Hello my dear blog friends!
Nice to have you here today.
Some time ago some of the Creative Crew Members decided to make a little Postcard Swap, the Team is spread all over the world, so it would be fun to send and get an artful postcard from anyone far away!

Here is my postcard, it went to Sweden to the lovely Marie Johansson.

 The size for a Postcard:

Here are some close ups:

The sentiment says:
"Art washes away the dust of everyday life from your soul"

and here is the process video:

Materials I used:
from CCB: Papers: Birds & Bees on Ivory, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Coffee ShopDragonfly, Tattered Angels Base Board: Leaf, cardboard, High Impact: white 
Cardstock, Gesso, LaBlanche stamps, Archival Ink Jet Black, WOW Embossing powder clear, home made modeling paste, stencil Pattern Lanthenay from Memory Box, Distress Ink walnut stain, 13@rts Gel medium matte, Faber Castell Pit artist pen black F, Americana Triple Thick Gloss Glaze  

Thank you for dropping in here today, and don´t miss to hop over to the Canvas Corp Blogpost to see all the other beautiful cards!

Sonntag, 21. August 2016

Lazy Summer Days

Hallo zusammen, schön, dass ihr bei mir vorbeischaut!
Heute habe ich eine Doppelseite in meinem großen Art Journal, das ich mir unlängst gekauft habe, für euch.
Ich habe sie für Country View Challenge gestaltet, um euch eine weitere Inspiration für  unsere Challenge "Hot Summer Days" zu geben. Unten findet ihr auch eine Schritt für Schritt Anleitung, wie ich die Seiten aufgebaut habe. Also viel Spaß beim Anschauen und vielleicht habt ihr ja Lust teilzunehmen, ihr könnt einen £ 20 Gutschein gewinnen! Ein paar Tage habt ihr noch Zeit!

Hello all and a warm welcome to my blog!
Today I want to share with you a double spreat page in my new big Art Journal.
I made it for Country View Challenges to give you another inspiration for our Challenge "Hot Summer Days". Below you find some step x step tutorial to show you, how I made it.
So have fun watching it and may be you´ll find time to join in, you can win a £ 20 voucher! There are some days left!

 Here some step x step pictures:

I started with a page, on which I had brayered some left over paints from a project, I did short time ago (you will see this next month ;-) ).

I prepared the pages with some white Gesso first.

For the right summer feeling I think there must be some roses. So I took the upper layer of a napkin, tore it apart and glued the parts down.

Now I painted the white space with the same colors, I used at the beginning......

 .... followed by some stenciling with Archival Inks.

I prepared some parts for stamping with white Gesso and stamped two images from LaBlanche on top. Later I decided, I want only to use one of them and painted over the other one. Being not that happy with, I also stamped the one, I wanted to stay, later onto an extra paper to make it more visible. The stamped image I colored with Distress Inks.

Now I did some background stamping with Archival Ink in olive. The stamp is from LaBlanche too.

To get even more into this summer feeling, I wrote a poem, called "summer", on the background. Well, later it will not be very much visible, but I liked it very much. Sorry, I didn´t translate it, so, my English speaking friends, you might try to translate it with the help of "Aunt Google". ;-)
The poem I found here
  Im Sommer

Dünnbesiedelt das Land.

Trotz riesigen Feldern und Maschinen

liegen die Dörfer schläfrig

in Buchsbaumgärten; 

die Katzen trifft selten ein Steinwurf.

Im August fallen Sterne.

Im September bläst man die Jagd an.

Noch fliegt die Graugans, spaziert der Storch

durch unvergiftete Wiesen. 

Ach, die Wolken -

wie Berge fliegen sie über die Wälder. 

Wenn man hier keine Zeitung hält

ist die Welt in Ordnung.

In Pflaumenmuskesseln

spiegelt sich schön das eigne Gesicht und

feuerrot leuchten die Felder.  

(Sarah Kirsch)   

In the next step I used a brick wall stencil with Archival Ink Potting Soil....

...and some stone paste, I have for ages in my stash

Then I die cut leaves with the "spring greenery" die from Tim Holtz, grabed several of my green mists to color them and left them to dry.

Meanwhile I wrote my words with a black marker, surrounded them with a white one, cut them out and distressed the edges. To make them fit better, I colored the white background with DI spun sugar.
Then I put everything in place and glued all down.

Some final steps later (setting highlights with acrylic paint, spritzing deluted white Gesso, painting the middle of the leaves) my page was ready!

 Here are some close ups:

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Zum Schluss möchte ich euch noch ein paar Eindrücke von meinem (zugegeben etwas verwilderten) kleinen Garten geben. Es war so ein wunderbarer Sommertag mit einem blitzblauen Himmel, das wollte ich euch einfach zeigen.
Last I want to show you some garden impressions of my little (I admit a little wild) garden. It was such a wonderful sunny day with a lighning blue sky, I wanted to show you.

Eine der unzähligen Blüten eines meiner Eibisch Sträucher. Ich liebe sie, sie blühen so wunderbar!

One blossom of one of my hibiscus bushes. They are blooming so wonderful!
So, das wars für heute. Vielen Dank, dass ihr bei mir hereingeschaut habt und ich freue mich sehr über eure Kommentare!
That´s it for today. Thank you for stopping by here and your lovely comments are always appreciated!