mardi 5 juillet 2022

Katzelkraft - O Sole Meow

Hi everyone, 
This week I have been playing with older stamps from Katzelkraft.



Big cat 06 serenades big cat 01, but from the looks of it, it seems to sound more like cat whining. đŸ˜č

I stenciled the wall with Fired Brick (Distress Oxide) and colored the joints with alcohol markers. Masked the wall and sponged the sky and the ground - Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Oxide) and Crumb Cake (Stampin'Up).
The tree behind the wall is from Stampin'Up and colored with alcohol markers. The little bird belongs to it. 
Grass and flowers are from the new "Cats on books" set. I stamped a few behind and in front of the wall and colored them with alcohol markers as well. 
The cats and trash cans I stamped on Bristol Paper, colored with alcohol markers and cut them out. Adhered them, stamped some more grasses and colored the shadow areas. Finally, I stamped the "O Sole Meow" with alphabet stamps.



But that's not all! 
This card is my contribution to the art project "Katzentheater" at Heindesign, so of course I embellished the back of the card as well. The quirky cat from the "Pabos - Aviateur" set is sitting on a overturned trash can, and there are two little cats sitting on the stamp as well. I colored this side with colored pencils. -- You guessed it, it's all about cats! đŸ˜ș


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:





Stamps: Cats, trash can, grass and flowers (Katzelkraft); Tree with birdie (Stampin'Up);
Inks: Fired Brick and Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Oxide); Crumb Cake (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: Scrap Plaisir
Alcohol markers

samedi 2 juillet 2022

Happy Holidays

Hello everyone!
Ready for a new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown
This week we have a sketch for you (see below)



I used a sheet of bristol paper as a backing and adhered two strips of washi tape. Colored the cute stamp from Craft Emotions with alcohol markers, cut it out, backed it with a die cut circle and stuck it on with foam pads - Such a cute pair, don't you think? 
Finally, I stamped the border and the sentiment. VoilĂ , a quick and easy Christmas card! Hope you like it!


Have Fun with the challenge!


52CCT - July Sketch




Linked up with:
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Christmas in July
Dare 2B Artzy - Christmas in July
Peace On Earth Christmas - Anything Christmas



Stamps: Santa (Craft Emotions); Border (Stampin'Up);
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine);
Dies: Craft Sensations
Alcohol markers, washi tape

jeudi 30 juin 2022

Sun, Sand and ....

Hi everyone!
It's the second half on the Dream Factory and I want to remind you of our current challenge.
The movie for this month is


Spring Breakdown
it's all about Party, beach, drinks, summer fun and zesty colors!


The party can go on, we are still in the mood for at least two weeks!!! 

I was inspired by the background of our movie poster and un image I saw on Pinterest. The palm tree, the flowers and leafs (Stampin'Up) I stamped on a watercolored background. A part of the quote and the cocktail are hand-drawn, cut out and glued on - I know, I'm crazy 😆 but I hope you like it and I could get you to join in!



Linked up with:
Double D - Beach Time
Fab 'n' Funky - Summer Colors
The Card Concept - By The Sea
Cardz 4 Guyz - Summer Theme
Try it on Tuesday - Here comes Summer
Dragonfly Dreams - Outdoors
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes





Stamps: Palm tree, flowers and leafs (Stampin'Up)
Inks: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Tranquil Tide (Stampin'Up), 
Felt-tip pens, watercolors

mardi 28 juin 2022

Katzelkraft - Always look on the bright side of life

Hi everyone!
Today is Katzelkraft day. I played with the Metamorphosis set and made two ATC's. 



As a base, I used a small piece of background I made with the gel press and a leftover from a stamped lace border. I stamped the bugs and light bulbs on bristol paper, colored them with alcohol markers and cut them out. The moth I stamped on a scrap of homemade background paper, cut it out as well and lightened a few spots of the wings with white gel pen. Added a few mixed media designs from the other new Katzelkraft sets and stuck washi tape on one of the ATC's. Then I adhered the light bulbs, insects and sentiments and backed the ATC's with dark green cardstock.


Hope you like them! - 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:
Dragonfly Dreams - Outdoors
Bastel-Traum - Things with Wings 
Sparkles Monthly - Things with Wings 
Tag along with Isa - ATC - frame it!
Path of Positivity - Anything Goes Positive
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes 




Stamps: All Katzelkraft
Inks: Onyx Bkack (Versafine); Atelier Shark Tooth White (Katzelkraft);
Gelpress, acrylic paints, white gel pen, washi tape, 

samedi 25 juin 2022

May Your Season Sparkle

Hi everyone!
Today starts the new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.
We're closing out the month with a simple, but very effective technique....


Dry Embossing



It was so quick and easy to do that I made two cards right away!
The sentiment on this card is heat embossed with silver and backed with silver cardstock.


For this card, I simply switched the embossed parts. 
I stamped the sentiment with silver ink and glued tiny silver stars on the white area. That was quick, wasn't it!


See you next Saturday with a new challenge! 
Have Fun!!




Linked up with:
Tag Along with Isa - Silver and White
Can You Handle The Pressure - Anything Goes Embossing
Scribbles Designs - Make it Monochrome
The 12 Month of Christmas - Anything Goes Christmas



Stamps: Stampin'Up
Inks: Silver (IZINK);
Embossing: Stampin'Up
Silver cardstock, silver embossing powder, silver stars,

mardi 21 juin 2022

Katzelkraft - ataraxia

Hi everyone, 
I'm back with a new Katzelkraft creation. I've been playing with Katzelkraft's new stamp set "Cats on Books", created by Ukrainian designer Liubka.



I tried to make an art journal page, but I think I got a little off track! Eventually it turned into a scene with cats - but.... I used paper scraps! Paper scraps that came from a failed background. I tore off several strips, laid them out loosely, and taped them together to form a branch. 
I stamped the cats, colored them, cut them out and placed them on the branch and page. This first draft was very close to my idea! The background is sponged with Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness (Distress Oxide), using a homemade stencil to add some clouds.
In the bottom section, I stamped the plants and flowers from the cat set and colored them with alcohol markers. I also used stamps from two other new sets (see below). Stamped the fence-like pattern in front of the flowers and plants. There was also the one with the spots that I used for the path at the very bottom, but at the last moment some super washi tape got in the way, so you can't see much of it now. On the right edge I stuck a print that looks like a wall. Finally, I split the meaning of the term atataxia into individual words and assigned each cat a happy state.



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:
Tag Along with Isa (FB Groupe) - Paper Strips 
International Art & Soul - 4 Legged Friends
Dragonfly Dreams - Outdoors
Make My Monday - Coloring - Any Medium
Dream Valley - Add a Sentiment
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: LET IT ALL HANG OUT
Path of Positivity - Anything Goes




Stamps: All Katzelkraft
Inks: Peacock Feathers (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Verdafine);
Washi tape, patterned paper alcohol markers,