dimanche 30 septembre 2018

Life is a wonderful adventure

Hello everyone!
Time to remember that we're half-way with our current challenge at the Dream Factory - which means you still have two weeks to entertain with little Heidi, or Peter and his goats, or just a mountain scenery.

... and that's exactly what I did, a mountain landscape.
Because, Heidi went to Frankfurt and Peter and his goats are untraceable! LOL 

I started painting mountains and pastures with watercolors. Then I added the sky, and in a slightly darker blue the lake, which you can see through the firs.
The firs are stamped with Tranquil Tide ink, both from Stampin'Up. I added a little brown to the tree trunks, and some white gel on the mountain peaks - and three birds.
I fussy cut the saying, colored it and then stuck it on the card. 
(For the translation see the title of the post).

To watercolor, I generally use felt-tip pens with which I scribble on an old CD then I use the ink with a water brush.

That's all for today. 
See you soon!

samedi 15 septembre 2018


Hello everyone!
Not long ago, I won challenge # 19 at Do-Al (l) Kreatives with this card. And not only did I win a prize, but I was also invited to join their team for the current challenge as a guest designer! - Thank you so much Doris and Alex!!
The challenge is based on a bingo grid (see below) where you can choose several combinations, which is pretty cool!

For my part I chose the left column: Dies / Punches + Pink + Flowers

Here is what I created!

The flower consists of die cut hearts from patterned paper and a punched circle. The stem and the leaves are drawn with a black fineliner. The leaves are watercolored with green felt-tip pen. The saying and the text on the circle are from Stampin'Up. Before I stuck the flower panel on it, I stamped the edges of the white base card with black ink and a stamp from a grunge set by Scrap Plaisir.


Stamps: Saying and text on the circle (Stampin'Up); Edges of the card (Scrap Plaisir);
Dies: Hearts (Scrap Plaisir);  Circle (Action)
Felt-tip pens, Patterned paper, 

Hollerädiri, Hollerodiri....

Hello everyone!
We have a new challenge at the Dream Factory! - This month's movie is


Mountains, goats, friendships, girls, nature, rural life, family are the keywords for this topic.

Here's what I created.

To start I made the different masks that I needed for this scene - the girl, the animals and the tree trunk.
I stamped the girl, masked it and then stamped the animals. I added the masks of the animals and stamped the tree trunk. Next I added the mask of the tree trunk and then stamped the firs. While the masks were still in place, I sponged the background with sky blue ink and then removed all the masks.
I stamped the mushrooms, the snail and the rabbit and colored them with watercolors. I fussy cut them and stuck them to the scene after coloring the ground.
The girl and the other two animals are also watercolored.
I added the sentiment and glued the panel on a brown base card.

Hope you like it 
.....and have fun with the challenge!

Linked up with:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Papercraft Challenges - Special Occasions

Stamps: Animals, mushrooms, tree trunk and firs (Stampin'Up); Girl (Magnolia); Sentiment (from the penny market)
Inks: Tranquil Tide, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz 5Stampin'Up)
Felt-tip pens

samedi 1 septembre 2018

Happy Birthday

Hello everyone!
We have a new challenge at House of Cards!
This time we have a Birthday Theme and/or Colors. (see the inspiration photo below)
You can use only the colors or just the topic ....but you can also combine both!! - I tried to use theme and colors...

...and that's what came out!

First I stuck lot of Washi tape all over my card and added a small strip of embossed paper and black Washi tape at the bottom. Then I stamped the word Happy Birthday and the macaroons. After coloring I fussy cut them and pasted them on the card. I cut the card a bit smaller than the white base card and stuck it on top of it. Voilà!


Inspiration photo
Image result for design seeds birthday
Birthday Theme and/or Colors

Stamps: Sentiment (Stampin'Up); Macaroons (Scrap Plaisir)
Embossing: Action
Washi tape, Felt-tip pens