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Sonntag, 15. Januar 2017

Mixed Media Birthday Card

Hello all, welcome to my blog!
I hope the new year is going good so far!
Today I want to share with you my second project for the January challenge over at Country View Challenges with the easy, comfortable theme "Anything goes!"
As it is the 15th today, you have enough time to join in with the challenge!
It´s worth to do, because you can win a £ 20.- gift voucher for the shop!

So here now my card:

 Sorry, this time no step x step photos, I simply forgot to take some. 
I used many mediums, from texture paste acrylic paints, black and white Gesso over to several different stamps, metallic wax and white posca pen for details.

As my focal point I used a needle felted heart I made somewhen ago. I cut this in the middle, glued it down and surrounded it with a black marker and the white posca pen.
I stamped a sentiment (from heart all the best), added a flower from Prima and done.

Well, now grab all your stash and make something beautiful for our challenge!

Montag, 2. Januar 2017

Layout for ARTastic - NY, City that never sleeps

Happy New Year everybody!
First day of the new year - and I have some great news for you:
I am a Design Team Member over at ARTastic Challenge Blog! 
I´m so excited and feel very honored. Thank you, dear Jane for adding me to the team.

But now to our challenge for January:

Ken Done - Sydney Night 

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What a cheerful picture, isn´t it!

 It´s a big dream of me to visit New York one day. May be in 2017? I was inspired by the dark background with the bold colors on top.

Foto: flickr

  I also tried to create a background in street art style and used a white acrylic spray.

next I put some acrylic paint on my craft mat and used a brayer to roll them on my layout.

With my white posca pen I did some doodling to imitate the street art even more.

Now it was time for stencilling. I used two different stencils, With the star stencil I used some silver modleling paste. I also added some washi tape here and there.

Now I only had to put everything together, add some embellishing and my title and done!

I hope you´ll find time to join in with our challenge! So hop over to the blog, there you´ll find more inspiration from my fabulous team mates!

I want to join in following challenges:

Sonntag, 1. Januar 2017

Steampunk Tear-off Calendar for 2017

Hello all, nice to have you here!
First day of the New Year - wow, it´s 2017 already! Can you believe this?
I wish you a happy New Year!

Fitting to it, I want to share with you my Steampunk Tear-off calendar I made for the January challenge over at Country View Challenges. This month the theme is "Anything goes"! Easy, right?
I hope, you will share your artwork with us. You can win a 20£ gift voucher for the shop, so try your luck!

Here you can see, how it looked before:

I put away the calender and the note pad...
and primed the board with Gesso. then I primed the surface with cracking paste primer and added, after that was dry, a thick layer of moss green cracking paste.Into the wet paste I pressed metal gears, mini clock parts, metal flowers and some other parts. I left it to dry completely. - Look at this cracks!
Now I painted the surface with lasur gel in ebony to bring out the cracks and make everything come together.

The access I wiped off with a paper towel

Into the wet lasur gel I sprinkled rust powder and added rust medium in brown, rusted red and yellow. I put out on my terrasse over night and let me surprise with the result next morning..... and I loved it! =)

Here you can see the real rusted panel. Meanwhile I prepared some chipboard gears and a diecut clockface (sizzix Bigz Die,Tim Holtz Weathered Clock). I painted them with DecoArt Acrylic fluids in Paynes Grey, Prussian Blue Hue, Phtalo Turquoise, Cobalt Teal Hue and Quinacridone Gold. On top I smeared some gilding wax, onto the panel too to make some pieces stand out more.

 Then I only had to put all pieces together. I used matte medium to make sure everything stays at it´s place. For some "bling" I added some "Say it in crystals" from Prima here and there - and ready!

Here are some close ups of my panel:

Now I wish you a very happy year ahead and hope, that you find time to join in our January challenge over at Country View Challenges!

Mittwoch, 7. Dezember 2016

CAS Christmas Card

Hallo zusammen,
heute möchte ich euch mein zweites Project für die Dezember Challenge bei Country View Challenges zeigen. Das Thema dort lautet natürlich: Weihnachten!
Vielleicht habt ihr ja Lust mitzumachen, ihr könnt einen Einkaufsgutschein über £ 20.- gewinnen!
Hello all,
today I want to share with you my second take on the December Challenge over at Country View Challenges. The theme there is of course: Christmas!
May be you´ll find time to join in there, you can win a £ 20.- shopping vocher!

Ich habe mich diesmal für eine Clean and Simple Karte entschieden. Benutzt habe ich meinen neuen PaperArtsy JOFY Mini Stempel. Der sieht sooo toll aus!
This time I decided to make a Clean and Simple Card. I used my new PaperArtsy JOFYMini stamp. I really love it, it looks sooo great!

Wenn ihr wissen möchtet, wie ich die Karte gemacht habe, schaut euch einfach das Video an!
If you want to know how I made it, please watch the video!

Danke für euren Besuch heute, ich wünsche euch noch eine schöne Adventszeit!
Thank you for your visit today, I wish you to have a wonderful Advent time!

Donnerstag, 1. Dezember 2016

Adventskalender to go - Adventwreath to go

Hello dear Blogfriends, 
can you believe it - it´s the first of December, Christmas is waiting to come just around the corner, the year is nearly gone by!
As you know: 1st of the month means a new challenge over at Country View Challenges. This month the theme is Christmas!

I made a Adventwreath to go.

Hallo liebe Blogfreunde,
kaum zu glauben - es ist tatsächlich der erste Dezember, Weihnachten lugt schon um die Ecke und das Jahr ist beinahe vorbei!
Wie ihr wisst, bedeutet der erste jeden Monats eine neue Herausforderung bei Country View Challenges. Diesen Monat lautet das Thema Weihnachten!

Ich habe einen Adventskranz to go gemacht.

Here you can find a tutorial video, enjoy watching!
Hier ist ein kleines Video, auf dem ihr seht, wie er gemacht wird. Viel Spaß beim Annschauen!

For the Christmas Market to sell I made a few more of them, Each of them looks a little bit different.

Für einen Christkindlmarkt zum Verkauf habe ich ein paar mehr davon gemacht. Jeder ist ein wenig anders dekoriert.

Now I want to wish you a happy Advent time and hope, that you´ll find some time for crafting and joining in our challenge this month.

Thank you for visiting!

Nun wünsche ich euch allen eine schöne Adventszeit und hoffe, dass ihr ein wenig Zeit zum Basteln und Mitmachen bei unserer Challenge findet.

Vielen Dank fürs Reinschauen!

Dienstag, 15. November 2016

Art Journal Page "Without the dark, we´d never see the stars"

Hello all, nice to have you here!
This is my second project for this month´s challenge "stars" over at Country View Challenges. I decided to make an Art Journal Page in my large Art Journal.

Hallo zusammen, schön, dass ihr bei mir reinschaut!
Das ist mein zweites Projekt für diesen Monat bei Country View Challenges mit dem Motto "Sterne".
Ich habe eine Seite in meinem großen Art Journal gestaltet.

It is a very emotional page for me, made for a very special person to me, made for some reason I don´t want to mention here. I wish for that special person, that he will be able to see the stars soon and that they will help him to get out of his dark.

Here are some steps:

I started with some thin scrapooking papers (BazzilBasicPapers from my stash) with different patterns.
I tore them to pieces and glued them to my pages, using Matte Medium.

On top I painted a thin layer of white gesso and dried it with my heating tool.
Next step was to sketch my vocal point at the left side with a pencil.
I painted the background with watered DecoArt mixed media fluid acrylics in Paynes Grey, Prussian Blue Hue, Cobalt Blue Hue, Burnt Umber and Carbon Black.

Sorry, for the next steps I missed to take pictures - I was in a flow ;-)

My man I painted with Titan Buff, Titanium White, Burnt Umber and Cobalt Black.

Then I stamped some stars, using some very old stamps from my stash with white ink and gave them some bling with stickles.

Now I stamped randomly my background with one of the background stamps from Crafters Companion "Walls and Corners" stamp set and my new bought PaperArtsy JOFY Mini stamp JM50
(I love it!). I colored them with Gelatos.

With black and white Acrylic Marker I set accents and outlines.
The blue and black Gelatos I used to frame my page.

The sentiment I printed with my Dymo, glued it down and outlined with the black Gelato. To blend the lines I used a watertank brush.

Here is a closer look of the man:

That´s it for today! I hope you find time to play with us! You have two weeks left!
Thank you for your visit and have a nice day!

I want to join in following challenges:

old: my star stamps
new: my new PaperArtsy stamp
(borrowed: I "borrowed" a male model from the internet ;-) )
blue: the heaven Es ist zwar ein Mensch drauf, aber das Gesicht sieht man ja nicht ;-) ich hoffe das gilt!