vendredi 30 décembre 2022

Don't Grow Up...

Hi everyone!
We are entering the second half of our current challenge at the Dream Factory. 
This month we are focusing on penguins.

The background of this ATC is a piece of paper that I had colored with acrylic paint. To get the penguin's belly in white, I tore off a piece of bristol paper in the shape of the penguin and also left a thick strip for the snow.  
I attached the torn paper to the bottom edge of the ATC with washi tape and stamped the penguin on it. I removed the paper and stamped the penguin again to get an unbroken image. After that I diluted gesso with a little water and spattered it on the ATC. To make it dry faster, I helped with the heat gun. I then added the penguin stamped on the white paper and colored it with alcohol ink markers. Finally, I stamped the sentiment and backed the ATC with black cardstock. Hope you like it.

Linked up with:
Carz 4 Guyz - Winter Theme
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks - Anything Goes

Stamps: Penguin (Katzelkraft); sentiment (Yixuan)
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine)
Acrylic paint, gesso, alcohol ink markers

mardi 27 décembre 2022

Katzelkraft - Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

Hi everyone! 
I am back with a new Katzelkraft creation.

I took a gel print as a background and sponged its edges with Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot (Distress Oxide). I stamped the cat with the mouse and masked it. Stamped the moon and the ground and then removed the mask. I stamped the cat again on Bristol paper, colored it with alcohol markers, cut it out and then adhered it to its spot. The moon I also colored with alcohol ink markers. Finally, I embossed the quote on black cardstock, cut it into single words and added it.

Hope you like it. - See you next Tuesday with a new Katzelkraft inspiration! ;)

I used:

...just click on the image to go to the store and see it in full size.

Linked up with:
Dragon Fly Dreams - Anything but Christmas
Color My Heart Color Dare - Wild Card "Anything Goes"
A Place To Start - Anything Goes
Path of Positivity - Anything Goes Positive
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Stamps: All (Katzelkraft), except the sentiment
Inks: Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Alcohol ink markers, embossing powder

samedi 24 décembre 2022

Joyeux Noël

Hi everyone!
Let's go for the last challenge of this year at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown
This week we want you to use 

Brads and/or Eyelets

Although I have lots of eyelets, I opted for brads, which show up as stars on this card.

I used patterned paper as a background. The stars are attached to a die cut square and hang from silver threads. I also added a few tiny die cut stars to soften the black background. The sentiment is die cut from white glitter cardstock.

Have Fun with the challenge.

Merry Christmas to all of you!

Linked up with:
Cut It Up - Christmas Projects
Sweet Stampin' - Christmas Creations
Most Magical Time of the Year - Most Magical Florals
As You Like It - Anything Goes for Christmas
Krafty Chicks - All Occasions 
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas Goes

Dies: Squares (AVEC), sentiment (???)
Patterned paper, brads, thread, tiny stars,

mardi 20 décembre 2022

Katzelkraft - Merry Everything

Hello everyone!
Today is Katzelkraft day. 
A Christmas card for a change, because I have not made enough this year. Ha ha ha

I put a little Chipped Sapphire and Fossilized Amber (Distress Oxide) to a piece of acetate and sprayed it with water. Placed it on half of the card and moved the acetate away to the left edge. Stamped the ornament in the background and added a few splatters of black ink.
I stamped Santa on Bristol paper and colored him with alcohol markers. Cut him out and adhered him to the card. Added the sentiment.

Hope you like it. - See you next Tuesday with a new Katzelkraft inspiration! ;)

I used:

...just click on the image to go to the store and see it in full size.

Linked up with:
Peace on Earth - Christmas
Christmas Kickstart - If It's Christmassy, Link It Up!
Crafting Happiness - Christmas
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
A Place To Start - Anything Goes 
Nachteulen Schaffen Schönes - Alles ist möglich

Stamps: All (Katzelkraft)
Inks: Chipped Sapphire and Fossilized Amber (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Alcohol markers, 

samedi 17 décembre 2022

I am dreaming of a pink Christmas

Hi everyone!
Let's go for a new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown
The theme of this week is


Little snowman dreams of a pink Christmas and...
his dream came true! 
Pink snowflakes are floating from the sky and even the ground is already covered with them. 
The reindeer is a bit surprised about this unusual color, but it's ok with me, I love pink! :))

I stamped the image and the thought bubble and masked both. I then lightly sponged half of the card pink and stamped snowflakes with the same color - first on scrap paper then on the card to get a lighter print. 
I removed the masks. Colored the image with alcohol markers and stamped the sentiment into the bubble. Added a few rhinestones to the snowflakes to make them sparkle :)

Have Fun!! 

Linked up with:
Alphabet Challenge - S is for Snow
Beyond The Blue - Snowflakes
Sweet Stampin' - Christmas Creations
Winter Wonderland - Anything goes
Creations in Pink - Anything Goes in MAINLY PINK

Stamps: Image and sentiment (Craft Emotions); bubble (Craft Sensations); snowflakes (various brands);
Inks: Picked Raspberry (Distress Oxide), Onyx Black (Versafine);
Alcohol markers, rhinestones

jeudi 15 décembre 2022

The more friends we have ...

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

Mr. Popper's Penguins
Ice, Snow, Arctic, Winter ...but first and foremost: Penguins!!!

What a fun theme! I pulled out almost all of my penguin stamps for this card!
... and as you can see, they didn't brave the cold!  Ha ha ha

I stamped and masked everything in order until the scene was complete. Then I colored penguins, furniture and plant with alcohol markers. The walls and floor I colored with watercolors. The walls seemed a little blank to me, so I masked off all the stamped areas and the floor again, took a stencil and stenciled stripes with Chipped Sapphire (Distress Oxide). I liked it much better that way! 
Finally, I heat embossed the sentiment onto black cardstock, cut it to size and adhered it. 

Lots of masking and coloring on this card! I actually don't have time to make such elaborate cards, but this scene had been on my mind for days and it was huge fun to create it. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Linked up with:
Heart 2 Heart - A Few of my Favorite Things (I love: Katzelkraft stamps and creating scenes with them, using Distress Oxide, alcohol markers, stencils ...)
Mix It Up - Anything Goes + optional Open Technique (lots of masking for this one layer card)
Critter Crazy - Anything Goes with a Featured Critter
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes

Stamps: Sentiment, plant, furniture and penguin on the bottom right (Katzelkraft); penguin on the bottom left (LorabyLora); all other penguins (Scrap Plaisir).
Inks: Chipped Sapphire (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: Craft Sensations
Watercolors, alcohol markers, embossing powder,

mercredi 14 décembre 2022

Have a lovely Christmas

Hi everyone!
A little reminder about the "Christmas Card Day" challenge at the Day of the Month Card Club...

I only used stickers for this card. No great skill, but I had fun doing it! :)) 
...and they have to get used at some point, right! ;)) - I hope you like it anyway :)

Have Fun!

Linked up with:
Crafty Gals Corner - "Tis the Season
Crafting Happiness - Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky - Last Minute Christmas
The Holly and the Ivy - Anything Christmas Goes
Cupcake Inspirations - Inspiration Photo (rather the colors for me)