jeudi 30 juillet 2020

Stay Strong

Hello everyone!
It's halftime at the Dream Factory! Here is my new creation for our current challenge - "Aquaman"

I was very inspired by our guest designer Cornelia. She used the bleach technique for her card. 
I've never tried this before and was eager to see how it worked. - A really great and fun technique I must say!! 

For the background I sponged a panel with Distress Oxide inks, splashed water on the back, let it soak and then crumpled it up. I left it like this and smoothed it slightly after it was almost dry. I sponged again with Distress, Stampin'Up and Versafine inks and worked out the wrinkles - the more they absorb ink, the more they appear darker. As soon as I liked the result, I run the panel through the Cuttlebug to smooth it out, and let it dry completely.

I stamped all seaweeds and sea creatures....  ....and then came the trick with the bleach! 
With a fine brush and bleach, I washed the stamped images clean. This is really very fast and... 
...if you have only used water-based inks before, the white of the paper comes out very well again! 
I noticed this with the Versafine inks. They are not water based and are less easy to remove - but  this can give very nice effects after re-coloring!  

After all images were clean I colored them with alcohol markers. The bubbles are highlighted with white gel pen.
When everything was ready, I cut the panel to size, glued it to a white card base and added the sentiment.
I really like the result!

Linked up with:
Little Red Wagon - Give Us Your Background
Aud Sentiments - Things with wings
DL.ART - Animals
Lavinia World - Anything Goes
Bastel-Traum - Anything Goes
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Stamps: Seashell, big fish and seahorse (Craft Sensations); Seaweeds and tiny fish (Stampin'Up); Sentiment ( ); The bubbles are handdrawn
Inks: Iced Spruce, Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean (Ranger Distress Oxide); Tranquil Tide and Pear Pizzazz (Stampin'Up); Smokey Gray and Onyx Black (Versafine);
Alcohol markers, white gel pen,

samedi 25 juillet 2020

Joyeux Noël

Hello everyone!
Another week is over without getting into my craft room - I've been so busy the last few days and just took the time to make this card for our new challenge at 52CCT!
This week there should be sewing on your cards. Fake or real, that's up to you!

I used design paper remnants, cut different sized triangles from them and punched each of their lower ends with a different punch. I glued the triangles to form a fir tree and added the trunk. (also a remnant)
Next step was the background. For this I colored an embossing folder with blue ink, sprayed some water on it, put a piece of watercolor paper in and run it through the Cuttlebug. I stamped a few snowflakes here and there and a writing, over which I later pasted the "Joyeux Noël". The snow below is a piece of torn paper. Finally I glued the fir and stamped the seams and a little bunny. Voilà!

Have fun with the challenge!

Linked up with:
The Card Concept - Inspiration Photo (Christmas in July)
Simon Says - Reach For The Stars
Fezziwigs Festive Frolics - Christmas With Summer Colors
ABC Christmas -  N - No Fuss
Jingle Bells - Colorful Christmas Inspiration
Christmas Kickstart - Starry, Starry Night



Stamps: Writing and snowflake (BoBunny); Sewings and bunny (Scrap Plaisir);
Inks: Tempting Turquoise (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Embossing: Deco Time
Dies: Deco Time
Design paper remnants

samedi 18 juillet 2020

Merry Christmas

Hello everybody!
It's Saturday and I have the pleasure to present you our new challenge at 52CCT.
The theme for this week is


I started by embossing a piece of Bristol and cutting the place of the fireplace out of it.
I stamped a Christmas tree and a Santa Claus and colored both with alcohol markers.
I stenciled and sponged the inside of the fireplace onto a card base and then glued the embossed panel and the fussy cut images on - with Santa and presents falling through the chimney.... 
I added a tiny strip of Washi tape to the base, stamped the sentiment and stuck some presents (stickers) next to the Christmas tree.
The fireplace looked a bit empty, so I stamped a garland at the top and colored it with alcohol markers.

Have fun with the challenge!

Linked up with:
Jingle Bells - Colorful Christmas Inspiration
Girlz Creative Crafts - Christmas in July
Lost Coast Portal To Creativity - Christmas in July
The Artistic Stamper - In The Home
Digi Doodle Studios - Christmas in July
Sweet Stampers - Christmas in July

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Stamps: Santa (Artemio); Christmas Tree and garland (Scrap Plaisir); 
Inks: Fired Brick and Iced Spruce (Ranger Distress Oxide); Barn Door (Rander Distress); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: Scrap Plaisir
Ambossing: Deco Time
Stickers, Washi tape, Alcohol markers,

mercredi 15 juillet 2020

As Free As The Ocean

Hello everyone!
As you probably know, on my blog every 15th and 30th of the month is dedicated to the Dream Factory.
It's time again, today a new challenge starts. For the month of July, we have chosen the movie 

Underwater world, fishes, sea, ships, lighthouse, beach, shells, mermaids.......

Dive into the cool water and enjoy this refreshing theme with us!

I used my brand new stamps from Stampin'Up, which I got last week, and I really love how the card turned out!
In order: 
I created the background with Distress Oxide inks on a beautiful textured watercolor paper. I splashed water on the panel, let it soak in a little and then soak up the excess with a paper towel.
I stamped some aquatic plants, the large coral behind the rock and the school of fish directly on the panel. The whale, the small red corals, the starfish, the jellyfish and a few more aquatic plants were stamped on white paper, coloured with markers and then fussy cut. 

As for the rock, I wet a piece of grey cardboard, squeezed it and then slightly unfolded it, keeping bumps and hollows. To go faster, I dried it with the hot air gun, then I sponged it with different inks, until I was satisfied with the result. 
I stuck all the fussy cut parts on the panel and wrote the sentiment. And finally I put some air bubbles right above the whale. 

Have fun with the challenge!!

Linked up with:
Heart 2 Heart - Just add water
Incy Wincy Designs - Curvy/Curves
We Love To Create - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Cardz 4 Guyz - No patterned paper
Dream Valley - All Ocassions
Time Out - Peaceful

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Stamps: All stamps are Stampin'Up; the sentiment is hand written
Inks: Smokey Grey (Versafine); Real Red, Tranquil Tide, Pear Pizzazz and Melon Mambo (Stampin'Up);
Felt-tip pens

dimanche 12 juillet 2020

DotMCC - Challenge #17 - Reminder

Hello everyone!
I am back with a new card to make your mouth water 
and to remind you of our current challenge at Day of the Month Card Club

National Ice Cream Day

...and here is my inspiration - a popsicle
...und hier ist meine Inspiration - ein Eis am Stiel

I used a wide brush and made rings with more or less diluted yellow ink to do the background.
The popsicle is hand-drawn and colored with alcohol markers.

Some cool things about ice cream that you may never have heard of.
- Chocolate ice cream was invented before vanilla
- Vanilla was rare and exotic in the late 1700’s
- Ice cream in America in the 1700’s was rare and enjoyed by the elite
- The country that consumes the most ice cream is USA, followed by Australia then Norway.
- Chocolate syrup is the most popular ice cream topping
- Some of the strangest flavors are: avocado, garlic, chili, licorice, Stilton cheese, and bacon
 ....see more of them on DotMCC

Linked up with:
Bastel-Traum - Sommer
DL.ART - Summertime
Challenge Up Your Life - Urlaubsstimmung
Colour Crazy Craft - Anything Goes Colouring Challenge
Ellibelle's Corner - July Summertime
Unicorn Challenge - Food and/or Drink


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Stamps: Hearts (Florilège Designs); everything else is hand-drawn

samedi 11 juillet 2020

Let it snow...

Hello everyone!
It's saturday and I want to introduce you to the our new challenge at 52CCT.
This week we want you to use only the color WHITE for your Christmas cards.
Black is allowed, but only for the sentiment - NO more!

I started by embossing a slightly smaller sheet of paper than the card base to create the background. I cut out three banners from different materials - vellum, glitter cardstock and ribbon. Stamped the sentiment on the vellum banner. Punched a snowflake out of white foam. Tied a string around a wooden snowflake covered with white glitter. 
Now that everything was ready, I just had to stick things on.
First the three banners, then the snowflake punched out of foam, a little string and to finish the big wooden snowflake. - That's for the panel.

I stuck double-sided tape to the edges of the card base and then glued the slightly smaller panel on it. To top it off, I sprinkled tiny white glitter sticks on the remaining sticky edges. - Tought this would give extra interest.

Have fun with the challenge!

Linked up with:
Aud Sentiments - Christmas in July
Krafty Chicks - Christmas
Fezziwigs Festive Frolics - Anything Festive
The Funkie Junkie Boutique - Christmas Cards in July
Little Red Wagon - Embossing
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions

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Stamps: Sentiment (Kesi'art);
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine);
Embossing: Deco Time (Action)
Dies: Snowflake (Marianne Design);
Ribbon, Glitter cardstock, Vellum, String, Foam, Embellishment, Pearl pen

mardi 7 juillet 2020

National Ice Cream Day - DotMCC Challenge #17

Hello everyone!
It is time for a new challenge at Day of the Month Card Club
This month we have a very tasty topic...

National Ice Cream Day

Ice cream is a nutritious and healthy food! - My favourite is Italian ice cream in a crispy cone! 😋😋
I love chocolate, vanilla, mint, strawberry and so many others - and what is your favourite flavour?

Did you know that?
Every second 412 litres of ice cream are produced and consumed worldwide!!
That's 13 billion litres of ice cream enjoyed worldwide every year!! 

I only have a few tiny stamps that fit this theme, so I decided to make this huge hand drawn sundae. 
 I colored it with alcohol markers and then fussy cut it. The background is made with a stencil and distress oxides. 
The sentiment comes from a set with quotes and sayings printed on parchment paper. The font of this one was multicolored and a bit too light, so I copied the text by hand onto the card. 
To give it a nice accent, I added three sequins, and Wink of Stella to the icing. - Looks yummy, doesn't it?

Linked up with:
Stempelgarten - Stencil
Country View - Do What Makes You Happy (Card making always makes me happy!)
Bastel-Traum - Sommer
Crafty Friends - Circles
Unicorn Challenge Blog - Food and/or Drink

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Stamps: No stamps (I found the image on Pinterest and copied it by hand); The sentiment is also copied by hand;
Inks: Wild Honey (Ranger Distress Oxide); Alcohol Markers; Black Micro Pen;
Stencil: Deco Time
Sequins, Wink of Stella