mercredi 30 mars 2022

ATC - Der kleine Fuchs und seine Freunde

Hi everyone!
Just a little reminder about our current challenge at the Dream Factory
The movie for this month is

The Big, Bad Fox and Other Tales...
a fun French cartoon 
about a a Fox that thinks it's a chicken, a Rabbit that acts like a stork, 
and a Duck who wants to replace Santa Claus.

The keyword for this challenge is: Easter with one of the animals mentioned - which I'm sure won't be difficult!
Of course, you can also get inspiration from the poster or the movie itself! click

I had a piece of a stenciled background left over - just big enough to make this ATC. 

I sponged the edges with Fossilized Amber (Distress Oxide) and backed it with black cardstock. Then stamped the birdie, mushrooms and some text before I added the fox. 
Was really super easy to do! Hope you like it.

Linked up with:
Make My Monday - Use a Stencil
ModSquad - Anything but a card
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
A Place To Start - Anything Goes



Stamps: Fox (Kesi-aRT); Bird and mushrooms (Stampin'Up); Textes (AALL&Create);
Inks: Spiced Marmalade (Stampin'Up); Fossilized Amber and Chipped Sapphire (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: Craft Sensations

mardi 29 mars 2022

Katzelkraft - A Merry Christmas from Mr. Grumpy

Hi everyone!
Tuesday is my Katzelkraft day. For this week I made a Christmas card with one of the grumpy penguins and "Les Bordures".

One of my favorite techniques for backgrounds is sponging. I topped this one off with splatters and different stamps to give it a little more pizzazz.
I stamped a script first, then the snowman (AALL&Create) on top. So it looks like I stamped it on an old book page. I colored the snowman and penguin and cut them out.
I framed the card with a border from the "Les Bordures" set and adhered the snowman, penguin and hat.
Finally, I added the "snow". It is made of crumpled and torn watercolor paper on which I glued white glitter.
One of the sentiments is cut into labels and sticked on, the other is stamped directly onto the card - next to the penguin.

I'm sure you like this grumpy guy :)) - 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 - TAGALONGXMAS (Spray, sprinkle, splatter and use purple)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes


Stamps: Penguin, borders, embellishments, sentiment (labels), halftones rond (Katzelkraft; Snowman, background texte, hat and Merry Christmas (AALL&Create); 
Inks: Chipped Sapphire and Picked Raspberry (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Acrylic paint, glitter, white crayon, 

samedi 26 mars 2022

Waterfall card - Glory to the Newborn King

Hello everyone!
Ready for a new 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge?  This week we are asking you for a

Moving Element
- something on the card front that moves, 
for example a flap, tag or hanging embellishment

I decided to go with a waterfall card. It's easy to do and always looks good!

The background is made with an embossing folder that cuts at the same time.
I then stamped the images and texts on the small squares, which are backed with Merry Merlot and Crumb Cake cardstock. The large text on the first square is silver embossed.
I die cut a hole in the flap and attached a piece of brown ribbon to make it easier to pull out.

Here are two closer views

...and a video showing how it works.

Linked up with:
My Time to Craft - Lots of layers
C.R.A.F.T. - Anything Goes

Stamps: Stampin'Up
Inks: Fresh Fig and Early Espresso (Stampin'Up); Versamark
Dies/Stencil: All in one from Craft Sensations
Silver embossing powder, ribbon, 

mardi 22 mars 2022

Katzelkraft - Monochromatic

Hi everyone!
It's Katzelkraft day and I am back with a new inspiration :))
Today with a tag...

For this tag, I followed the instructions given in ISA's live, so that's why it is monochromatic green. 

I created the background with Rustic Wilderness and Mowed Lawn (Distress Oxide) and three different stencils. I lightened some zones with bleach, recognizable by the bluish looking spots. Stamped grids, dots and numbers. Sponged the edges with Black Soot (Distress Oxide).
The bunny and the flies I stamped on gel print scraps, cut them out and pasted them on the tag. 

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 - TAGALONGLIVE03 and TAGALONGCOLOUR (Make a tag using geometric shapes. Spice it up by making it monochromatic)
The Cutie Pie - Something beginning with "B" (Bunny, Bugs)
Get Creative - Use Green
Heart 2 Heart - Going Green
Male Room - Animals
A Place To Start - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes


Stamps: All Katzelkraft
Inks: Rustic Wilderness, Mowed Lawn and Black Soot (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: Prima Marketing and Craft Sensations
Bleach, acrylic paint, gel press,

samedi 19 mars 2022

The Holly and the Ivy

Hi everyone!
New Saturday and new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown
The theme of this week is

Holly and/or Ivy

A friend recently gifted me this beautiful stamp. I never thought I would need it so soon!

I colored the image with alcohol markers, fussy cut it and glued it on patterned paper. Added the sentiment and three enamel dots. I cut the panel a little smaller than the blank card and glued it on - that was it! 
The coloring took most of the time! Hope you like it.

Linked up with:
Sweet Stampin' - Keep it simple
Digi Design - Show texture
Colour Crazy Craft - Anything Goes
Gem of a Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

Stamps: Crafty Individualis
Inks: Tanquil Tide and Pear Pizzazz (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Alcohol markers, enamel dots, patterned paper    

mercredi 16 mars 2022

Lettuc be happy...

Hi everyone!
I'm back with new polaroids for the POLAROID POPS CHALLENGE

No. 7 - How does your garden grow

I combined with stamps from #477 (cat), #607 (fox and wagon) and #479 (flower) as well as a leftover bird that I had hand-drawn for a previous polaroid. 
The vegetables from set #448 were too big, so I stamped them on shrink plastic, colored them with crayons, cut them out and shrinked them with the heat gun. I pasted all of this onto a background that I made with the gel press.

No. 8 - Monochrome 
For this I used the set #580

The background I sponged with Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot. I sprinkled it with water, but that wasn't very effective. So I used white acrylic paint, which looked much better! I stamped the circles and then really liked the background. I colored the snowman and the dog with Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire, which I used like watercolor. I liked the sentiment better cut into pieces!

...and now for Charlie - No. 9 - Famous face
For this I used set #428 (Charlie, tickets, sentiment, clapperboard) and #516 (kid)

I stamped the images on Bristol paper, colored them with watercolors, cut them out and pasted them on a background made with the gel press. I left the tickets and the sentiment slightly sticking out at the edges to give the image more dynamism. 

Hope you like them.

Linked up with:
Creative Crafing Uncles - Jobs (Artiste)
Male Room - Animals
Crafty Aniamals - Anything Goes, but must include an animal
A Bit more Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galor Encore - Anything Goes
Mixed Media Lovers - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes

Stamps: from #477, #607, #479, #448, #580, #428, #516
Inks: Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Gel press, acrylic paint, shrink plastic, crayons, alcohol markers, watercolors,