mardi 7 février 2023

Katzelkraft - I like people who smile when...

Hi everyone!
I am back with a new Katzelkraft creation.
Today also marks the start of a new challenge at DotMCC, so I've combined both into one post! 
This month we are celebrating


National Umbrella Day

That's where the umbrella from Katzelkraft fits right in!



I started by making masks of the umbrella and bird and arranging them on the card. This helps me see where the images fit best. I then inked the umbrella stamp with pink and black and stamped the image on the card. Stamped the bird and the circles as well. Masked the umbrella, stamped the raindrops and colored them with aqua markers.
Next, I scribbled on an acetate sheet with a yellow aqua marker and sprayed it and the card with water. 
I blotted this slightly thinned color in some areas of the card and repeated the process a second time. 
While the card was drying, I stamped the bird on bristol paper, colored it a little with alcohol ink markers and cut it out.
I slit the arm in front of its belly all the way around and stuck the the umbrella handle inside. I glued the bird to the card and stamped the word raining again. Colored the bottom edge with a little blue and added torn strips of washi tape. 
It sounds like a lot of work, but it wasn't!




Hope you like it. - See you next Tuesday with a new Katzelkraft inspiration! ;)




I used:


...just click on the images to go to the store and see them in full size.



Linked up with:
SheepSki Design - Wings and Paws
We Love Stamping - Anything Stamped
Stamping Sensations - Anything Stamped
A Place To Start - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Path of Positivity - Anything Goes




Stamps: All (Katzelkraft); 
Inks: Neon Pink and Lavender Love (Deco Time); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Watercolor markers, alcohol ink markers, washi tape, 


samedi 4 février 2023

Glory to the Newborn King

Hi everyone!
New Saturday and new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown
As usual, the first week of the month, we challenge you with a sketch.




After a lot of back and forth, I decided to use one of my gel prints. 
The colors are a bit strong, but somehow I like the contrast....  
Please click on the image for a better view.



I punched out stars in various sizes and adhered the panel to a white blank card. Placed smaller stars in the larger cutouts and added black and gold dots all around. The sentiment is heat embossed on black cardstock and added with foam tape.



I placed the nativity scene in the largest cutout and framed it with a star punched from gold glitter cardstock.



I have to admit that I really struggled with this sketch. But in the end, I think I kind of got it. Hope you like it.




52CCT Sketch - February 2023





Linked up with:
Die Cut Divas - Add some Gold
As You Like It - Mostly one Color and why (love the contrast red/white)
Creative Artist Mixed Media - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes
Ally's Angels _ Anything Goes





Stamps: Stampin'Up
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine);
Die: Scrap Plaisir
Gel plate, acrylic paints, embossing powder, felt-tip pens, black, beige and glitter cardstock, 

vendredi 3 février 2023

Après la pluie ...

Hi everyone!
No work on the design teams today. I just felt like making something for myself!




ATC's mit Herz are all about rainbow colors. I got carried away and made this cute little card.

The background is from my stash - (negative pattern of a stencil with tiny hearts) 
The sun and the rainbow are also made with stencils, but I cut out the rainbow and glued it on - please don't ask me why. The little girl is also cut out and added. I colored her with alcohol ink markers. 
All other images I stamped directly onto the ATC. The first part of the sentiment, I stamped on a cut out cloud, so that it comes to better advantage. The sentiment says: After the rain comes the sunshine.




Linked up with:
ATC's mit Herz - Regenbogen (-farben)
Time Out - Photo Inspiration (inspired by the colors)
Crafter's Cafe - Rainbow Colours
Use Your Stuff - Mixed Media
Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act
Creative Artist - Mixed Media
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
Path of Positivity - Anything Goes




Stamps: Girl (AALL&Create); clouds, sentiment, birds, wave pattern and plant (Scrap Plaisir); Tree and background pattern (Aladine);
Inks: Salty Ocean (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stancil: Craft Sensations
Alcohol ink markers,

mardi 31 janvier 2023

Katzelkraft - Chinese New Year

Hi everyone!
I'm back with a new Katzelkraft project. Today, with a Chinese touch.


Chinese astrology, also called "Shengxiao" is divided into cycles of twelve years. Each year is represented by an animal and an element. This year's animal is the water rabbit, an animal that is supposed to bring peace and harmony. 
Let's hope so!


I sponged the left part with Wild Honey, stenciled lanterns with Barn Door and stamped some more lanterns in black.
The Trinity 福 - Fú - Luck, 禄 - Lù - Prosperity, 寿 - Shòu - Longevity, I wrote by hand.

I stamped, watercolored and fussy cut the fun rabbit from the Dainius collection and added it. 
Scribbled some shadows under the rabbit and stamped/embossed a tiny Happy new year from SU.


Hope you like it. - See you next Tuesday with a new Katzelkraft inspiration! ;)




I used:


...just click on the images to go to the store and see them in full size.





Linked up with:
Fab 'n' Funky - New Beginnings
Path of Positivity - Anything Goes Positive
A Place To Start - Anything Goes




Stamps: Rabbit (Katzelkraft); lanterns (Craft Senastions); Sentiment (Stampin'Up);
Inks: Wild Honey and Barn Door (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: Craft Sensations
Watercolors, embossing powder

lundi 30 janvier 2023

Il y a de l'amour dans l'air...

Hi everyone!
We are entering the second half of our current challenge at the Dream Factory
Our Movie is: Squared Love 
This month we are inspired by the theme of Valentine's Day. 



Today it's very girly, as you can see. 

I like pink a lot, but I'm not as pink as the tag might suggest! Hahaha 
It's just because I wanted to take on Isa's challenge: 
Monochrome - only one color, no white, no black!



I sponged, stenciled, stamped, heat embossed,



added die cuts and glitter cardstock,
applied gel pens to highlight....



.....used water and bleach to lighten some spots, 
and lastly tied a wool thread to the tag.

The quirky animals are from Katzelkraft.



It honestly wasn't easy working with just one color, 
but I think it's worth looking at. What do you think?





Linked up with:
Tag along with Isa (FB-Group) - Monochrome
Time Out - Inspired by Words (The word LOVE inspired me, it's all over the tag)
We Love Stamping - Favourite Colours
Cut It Up - Love
Path of Positivity - Anything Goes Positive with the opt. Twist:  Word Collage
We Love 2 Create - Anything Mixed Media Goes
A Place to Start - Anything Goes



Stamps: Animals "Les Quilles"  (Katzelkraft); sentiment and tiny hearts (Florileges Design); background script (Scrap Plaisir); 
Inks: Picked Raspberry (Distress Oxide);
Stencils: Rebekah Meier and Craft Univers
Dies: Stampin'Up
Glitter cardstock, clear embossing powder, bleach, glitter gel pens, 

samedi 28 janvier 2023

Merry Christmas and Paper Piecing

Hi everyone!
Let's go for a new 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge. 
This week we want you to use this technique: 

Paper Piecing
If you don't know the technique yet, this video will be very helpful.


I stamped the fox, the wagon (AALL&Create) and the fir tree (Katzelkraft) on my card. Then I stamped the fox and wagon on patterned paper scraps, fussy cut them out and adhered them to the already stamped images on the card. Only the bottom part of the face and the boots of the fox were colored. I masked the images, splattered blue Distress ink on the card and added the rest of the ink under the wagon and fox.  
Finally, I added the sentiment (Katzelkraft) and backed the card with patterned paper.

This is a cool technique if you're a little unsure of colors like me. Just stamp, cut and see what matches ;) 
...and of course also a good way to get rid of snippets!

Have Fun!




Linked up with:
Allsorts - For Boys or Men
My Time to Craft Christmas - Patterned Paper
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Krafty Chicks - All Occasions




Stamps: Fox and wagon #607 (AALL&Create); sentiment and fir tree (Katzelkraft);
Inks: Salty Ocean (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: Heidi Swapp
Patterned paper scraps,