Donnerstag, 16. März 2017

Stampendous! & DecoArt Blog Hop!

Hi Crafters and Makers!

I am very happy being part of this week's collaboration of Stampendous! and DecoArt which is showcasing the new Andy Skinner Stamp Set's -  released in January - and the incredible line of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paints and more

With all the great products that are being used you'll surely want to try them on your own! Comment to win on participating blog hop posts for a chance of one of three huge prize packages that include Andy Skinner stamps and DecoArt Media Paint plus more! US winners only, see Stampendous Official Contest Rules here for more details.

Here is a peek of my project for the hop
 that you'll find over on the main
along with a tutorial
Happy hopping!

Samstag, 25. Februar 2017

Valentine Card for Facebook Group

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

Today i'm sharing a valentine card with you, i've created for a Facebook Group and was received by

I have to mention, that this card was inspired by Brenda Brown and her Ministry of Mixology projects

I stamped the base card with a script stamp and i also used Distress Ink Ground Espresso

The Lollipop sticks are adhered on a strip of cardboard

I've glued down a laser copy

Sanding most of the paper off

Applied a wash of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide and Titan Buff.
On top some spots of vaseline

The next step you see drying is DecoArt Media Crackle Paint and when dry you see where i've applied the vaseline, because the Crackle Paint is already coming off with bigger cracks.

I'm also sanding off the loose crackles

This heart i've created from air dry paper clay, had a treatment with Distress Ink Ground Espresso, stamped the same script stamp as on the base card and applied a thick layer of DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze 

On top of the heart i've painted DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream white, to reveal the cracks

The quote stamp is a new release from Stampendous! designed by Andy Skinner called Handle With Care stamp set. The arrow is created from bamboo skewer and rose coloured metal

Happy crafting!

Dienstag, 7. Februar 2017

Meet Francesca and Georgina

Hi Crafters and Makers (:o)

Showing that i'm young at heart, i had a go with two new stamp sets.
The beautiful *Wonky Tonk Girls* designed by Tracy Easson for Which Craft?

I'm entering the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! with the card above

Happy Crafting!
♥ ♥ ♥

Freitag, 27. Januar 2017

Vintage Card for Facebook Group

Hi Crafters and Makers (:o)

As i mentioned in a previous post, here's the second card i've created for a Facebook Group and was received by

If you want to see how i've created the background 

Happy crafting

Dienstag, 24. Januar 2017

DecoArt Tutorial - Technique Inspiration Board

 Hello Crafters and Makers :o)

My first tutorial 2017 is a
Technique Inspiration Board
for you.
Lot's of Andy Skinner painting techniques nailed to one board

You know the way to the tutorial
Click on the button below

Happy Crafting!

Sonntag, 15. Januar 2017

Take It, Make It

Hello Crafters and Makers :o)
It's time to join the current challenge at Craft Stamper
All of there challenges will be *Anything Goes* this year, as long as you've stamped somewhere.
You'll find the guidelines to play here
The challenge runs till midnight GMT Wednesday 25th January 2017

I'm working on two backgrounds at the same time.
I'm showing you a masculine card today and the other card - for a Facebook Group - later of the month.

 Started with DecoArt Media Gesso white on black cardstock, applied roughly with a pallet knift
Because the cardstock tends to warp, it's getting a layer of DecoArt Matte Medium on the back.
 Next up...smudging with some coffee...
...and let dry
 Love the look and the smell
 Stamp on top with Archival coffee and sepia. I'm using a script stamp from Stampendous stack art stamp set.
 Next i'm using tea bags. Used teabags...They are various printed with an inkjet printer and also printed mulberry paper.
 I'm adhering snippets of both papers to the background with DecoArt Media Matte Medium
 Stamping LaBlanche stamp with archival black on manila cardstock
 Using Distress Ink Ground Espresso

Colouring with Spectrum Aqua
 Applied DecoArt Media Crackle Paint to the background 
 Just a little bit more coffee on top of the Crackle Paint
 Painted a layer of DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze
 DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream White
 Removed the Antiquing Cream
click for a larger view to see the white cracks on the card below
 Sealed the background with DecoArt Media Ultra - Matte Varnish
 Painted chipboard with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff
 Stamped on top with the same Stampendous script stamp with archival black and sepia and applied DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze
 Distressed a background card for the stamped image with Distress Ink Ground Espresso
 Sewed stamped image to backgound card
Glued stamped image to mixed media background and adhered mixed media background to base card
 Prepared rusty embellishments
 Painted rusty embellishments and some spots at the background with DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream Patina Green

Small piece of washi tape, a metal corner and RubOns

I hope you feel inspired, to join the challenge.
Happy Crafting!