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,


samedi 18 juin 2022

Seasons Greetings

Hi everyone!
Ready for another 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge? The theme of this week is

Vintage Christmas


The woven background is made of various strips of silver and white glitter cardstock, metallic silver cardstock, wrapping paper as well as vellum and ribbons. Thanks for the idea, Barbara!
Santa and sentiment are embossed in silver. I stamped silver stars around the woven background and dabbed the edge of the card with silver as well. Santa is fixed with foam pads.

With this card I also want to join Isa's challenge "Silver and White" - hence all the silver, which gives the card a rather modern look. But Santa and the sentiment are vintage ;)

Have Fun!




Linked up with:
Tag Along with Isa - Silver and White
Scribbles Design - Make it Monochrome
SheepSki Designs - Checks or Stripes
The 12 Month of Christmas - Anything Goes Christmas
A Perfect Tima to Craft - Anything Goes





Stamps: Santa and sentiment (Crafty Secrets); Stars (Stampin'Up);
Inks: Silver (IZINK); Versamark
Silver embossing powder (Artemio), ribbon, vellum, 

mercredi 15 juin 2022

Lost in paradise 🌮đŸč🌮

Hi everyone!
Today starts the new challenge at the Dream Factory
The movie for this month is:

Spring Breakdown
 A pacy movie, with funny lines and cheesy look dominated by the neon hues of tropical drinks.
Keywords: Party, beach, drinks, fun, zesty colors,



I hope you like this ATC, a leftover piece of background (gel press) that I put stickers and washi tape on. The bamboo-like framing is a stamp from Stampin'Up. The ATC is backed with black cardstock.

Have Fun!!





Linked up with:
Tag Along with Isa - (FB-Group) ATC + frame it
Make My Monday - Summer Fun
Dream Valley - Add a Sentiment
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes



Stamps: frame (Stampin'Up);
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stickers, washi tape, gel press, acrylic paints,

mardi 14 juin 2022

Katzelkraft - Sometimes you learn

Hi everyone, 
I'm back with a new new Katzelkraft creation. 



I had a lot of fun with one of the pabos and two of the new stamp sets. The poor guy had to endure an experiment. I put him between the electric circuit and a light bulbAs you can see, his hair is bristling - which means it worked!! 😁

The background is patterned paper on which I stamped the circuit. Pabo and the light bulb I stamped on Bristol paper. The light bulb I sponged with Distress Oxide, Pabo is colored with alcohol markers. I cut them both out, glued them to the card and I added a strip of washi tape at the bottom. The sentiment is also from the new release. 


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:
Dare 2B Artzy - Masculine
Stamping Sensations - Make it Masculine
Double Trouble Paper Crafting - Let's be Masculine
Dream Valley - Add a Sentiment
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Any Stamped Image
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

 


Stamps: All Katzelkraft
Inks: Fossilized Amber (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Patterned paper, alcohol markers, washi tape,