Thursday, September 28, 2023

You look flippin' fabulous!

Hi there,

I just love the Alex Syberia Designs Underwater Wonders stamp set and I created this little scene for Mennys Bastelshop:

  • stamp a penguin mermaid and two fish from the Alex Syberia Designs Underwater Wonders set with Gina K. Designs Obsidian
  • color the image with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and extra sparkle with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter
  • create a background using Distress Ink (Salty Ocean, Prize Ribbon, Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers), colored cardstock, foiled cardstock, circle dies, some plant dies and a wave stencil
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Versamark onto a strip of dark blue cardstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,



Monday, September 25, 2023

Scribble Ornament

Hi there,

I created this Christmas Card using the Karten-Kunst Scribble Ornaments stamps set:

  • stamp one of the Karten-Kunst Scribble Ornaments with Lawn Fawn Jet Black and color it with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers
  • stamp the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Zauberhafte Schneeflocken set with Distress Oxide Ink (Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers) for an ombre look
  • add the bow from the Karten-Kunst Scribble Ornaments and some stars from the Karten-Kunst Weihnachten Modern set with Hero Arts Shadow Ink Silver
  • add some silver dots to the ornament

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,



Thursday, September 21, 2023

Blow Bubbles

Hi there,

I created this sweet card with that watercolor bubble background for Mennys Bastelshop:

  • cut out a stitched rectangle from watercolor paper and create a bubble background using watercolors - add some splatters for more interest
  • create a gradient pink wash as a background for the bubble panel
  • stamp the fox and the net from the Lawn Fawn Butterfly Kisses set with Gina K. Designs Obsidian
  • color the image with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers and add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
  • stamp the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Bubbles of Joy set with Distress Oxide Ink Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry for an ombre look
  • add some Pinkfresh Studio Clear Iridescent Droplets as final embellishments 
Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,




 

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Ho, Ho, Ho

Hi there,

I created this fun little scene using the Anjas Basteltraum Weihnachtsmänner stamp set:

  • create a scene using stamps from the Anjas Basteltraum Weihnachtsmänner set and  Gina K. Designs Obsidian - use the masking technique
  • color the images and the background with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and highlights with a white gel pen
  • cut out a mat using the Sunny Studio Stamps Mini Mat & Tag 3 from gold foiled cardstock
  • run kraft cardstock through your Big Shot in a woodgrain embossing folder and ink up the edges of that panel with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs
  • use Liquid Applique for the snow and the trimmings on Santa's Coat

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,



Monday, September 18, 2023

Christmas Stockings Trio

Hi there,

starting today, I would like to show you some Christmas projects created with the brand new Karten-Kunst stamps and dies every week:

  • cut out some of the Karten-Kunst 1/8 Inch Circles from patterned paper and some Karten-Kunst 1/4 Inch Scalloped Circles from white cardstock
  • stamp three Christmas stockings from the Karten-Kunst Mini Frames Christmas set with Lawn Fawn Jet Black onto the white circles and color them with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • add a white strip of woodgrain cardstock
  • stamp the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Weihnachten Modern set with Versafine Onyx Black

Hope to see you again next week. 

Hugs,



Thursday, September 14, 2023

Sea Gull Tag Trio

Hi there,

today I would like to show you this Mixed Media Tag Trio that I created for Mennys Bastelshop using images from the Heffy Doodle You go, Gull stamp set:

  • stamp some gulls from the Heffy Doodle You go, Gull set with Gina K. Designs Obsidian
  • color the images with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and add highlights with a white gel pen
  • cut out three tags and add color with Distress Paint (Seedless Preserves, Victorian Velvet, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry)
  • add some black splatters as well
  • create some texture with white heat-embossed images from the Simply Graphic Fonds a Combiner set and the Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks
  • use pre-made sentiments to finish the tags and thread matching strands of twine through the holes of the tags
Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs.





Monday, September 11, 2023

Hello Circles

Hi there,

I created this card using the brand new Karten-Kunst 1/8 Inch Circles die set:

  • ink up the edges of a kraft cardbase with Distress Oxide Ink Peacock Feathers
  • cut out some Karten-Kunst 1/8 inch Circles from colored cardstock
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • cut out the Karten-Kunst Riesiges Hallo outline from vellum and the sentiment from colored cardstock and layer them on top of each other
  • star-shaped sequins are the final embellishments

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,



Sunday, September 10, 2023

Oh, how Joyful

Hi there,

I created this card using one of the cute images from the Anjas Basteltraum Weihnachtsmusikanten stamp set:

  • stamp the sweet little fox from the Anjas Basteltraum Weihnachtsmusikanten set with Gina K. Designs Obsidian
  • color the image with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and highlights with a white gel pen
  • create a background using a snowflake stencil, glitter paste and Distress Oxide Spray Salvaged Patina
  • add some tree die cuts and strips of creme and kraft cardstock before adhering the focal image on top
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set onto a piece of vellum with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Pale Super Fine embossing powder

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,



Thursday, September 7, 2023

Sweet Hedgehog

Hi there,

this week I would like to show you this cute watercolor hedgehog as part of the Inspiration Week for Mennys Bastelshop with the topic "Fall-Vibes/Golden Fall" - "Herbstvibes/Goldener Herbst" and again I used the no-line coloring technique:

  • stamp the adorable little hedgehog from the Mama Elephant Happy Hedgehog set with Distress Ink Antique Linen
  • color the image with watercolors and add some flower buds with fluorescent watercolors
  • cut out the My Favorite Things Stitched Square Scalloped Frame around the image and two more times from kraft cardstock
  • cover a square cardbase with patterned paper before adhering the watercolor panel

  • under a blacklight you can see the glow of that fluorescent watercolor paint - doesn't this just look extra amazing?

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,



Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Joyful

Hi there,

this is a card using one of the adorable images from the Anjas Basteltraum Winter Wanderlust stamp set:

  • stamp the sweet little bunny from the Anjas Basteltraum Winter Wanderlust set with Lawn Fawn River Rock
  • color the image with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and highlights with a white gel pen
  • cut out a little ticket from patterned paper and flowers and leaves with the Spellbinders Christmas Bird Poinsettia die set from colored cardstock
  • add shading to the die cuts using Distress Ink (Kitsch Flamingo, Evergreen Bough)
  • stamp some snowflakes from the Anjas Basteltraum Weihnachtssprüche set with Versamark onto a panel of grass cardstock and heat-emboss the with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • add the sentiment cut from turquoise cardstock using the Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Theory die set

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs,



Friday, September 1, 2023

Merry Christmas Everywhere

Hi there,

I created this one layer card using the Anjas Basteltraum Draußen vom Walde stamp set:

  • create a scene using stamps from the Anjas Basteltraum Draußen vom Walde set, Gina K. Designs Obsidian and masking paper
  • color the image with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and highlights with a white gel pen
  • put the masks back on and create the sky using Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire and a Blending Brush
  • add splatters with watered-down white gouache
  • stamp the sentiment from the Anjas Basteltraum Weihnachtssprüche set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • add strips of patterned paper to the top and bottom of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs,



Thursday, August 31, 2023

Lantern Parade

Hi there,

I love the adorable little critters from the Anjas Basteltraum Weihnachtsfenster stamp set:

  • stamp the lantern parade from the Anjas Basteltraum Weihnachtsfenster set with Gina K. Designs Obsidian
  • color the image and the background with watercolors
  • add stars with a gold gel pen
  • stamp the sentiment and the little hearts from the Anjas Basteltraum Kleine Post Sprüche set with Versamark onto a strip of dark blue cardstock and heat-emboss them with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Pale embossing powder

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs, 



Saturday, August 26, 2023

Enjoy Life

Hi there,

I created these watercolor seashells for Anjas Basteltraum:

  • create a scene using the seashells from the Anjas Basteltraum Seehunde am Strand set and Distress Oxide Ink Lost Shadow - use the masking technique
  • color the images with watercolors
  • add some splatters with watered-down white gouache
  • cut out the Lawn Fawn Scripty enjoy and add color to the die-cut with watercolors
  • stamp the second part of the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Life is Good set with Versamark onto a strip of kraft cardstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • adhere the panel to a kraft cardbase

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs,




Thursday, August 24, 2023

A Really Bug Deal

Hi there,

I created this fun card for Mennys Bastelshop:

  • stamp the images from the Lawn Fawn How you Bean? and A Bug Deal sets with Gina K. Designs Obsidian
  • color the images with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers and add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
  • create a background using the Lawn Fawn Spring Blossoms layering stencil and Distress Oxide Ink (Bundled Sage, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon)
  • stamp the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn A Bug Deal set with Versamark onto a strip of kraft cardstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • adhere the panel to a kraft cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,



Monday, August 21, 2023

Color Blocking

Hi there,

I used the Color Blocking Technique to set the scene for the Karten-Kunst Leuchtturm:

  • stamp the Karten-Kunst Leuchtturm with Distress Ink Lost Shadow
  • create a background on a panel of kraft cardstock by stamping some birds from the Karten-Kunst Sonnengrüße set with Avery Elle Kraft pigment ink
  • adhere masking tape to the main panel and add color with Distress Ink (Cracked Pistachio, Salvaged Patina, Abandoned Coral, Tattered Rose, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw)
  • stamp the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Aus der Schreibmaschine 3 set with Versamark onto a strip of black cardstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,



Saturday, August 19, 2023

Snail Mail

Hi there,

I just love the adorable little snail from the Anjas Basteltraum Rosengarten stamp set:

  • cut out one of the Paper Smooches Postage Stamps from smooth white cardstock
  • create a little scene using the mailbox from the Anjas Basteltraum Happy Mail set, the snail from the Anjas Basteltraum Rosengarten set and Gina K. Designs Obsidian - use the masking technique
  • color the images with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and highlights with a white gel pen
  • create a background using an embossing folder
  • stamp the sentiment from the Concord & 9th Perfectly Penned set with Versamark onto a strip of turquoise cardstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • add strips of that same turquoise cardstock to the left and right side of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,



Thursday, August 17, 2023

Life is Good

Hi there,

I created this beach scene for Mennys Bastelshop and this involved as you can imagine a lot of masking:

  • stamp the images and the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Car Critters, Car Critters Road Trip Add On, Fintastic Friends and Mermaid for You sets with Gina K. Designs Obsidian - use the masking technique
  • color the images and part of the background with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers and add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
  • ink up the edges of the panel with Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass, Tea Dye)
  • cut out some clouds from the Lawn Fawn Butterfly Kisses Die set from vellum and add them as final embelishment

Have a wonderful summer.

Hugs,



Monday, August 14, 2023

Happy Birthday Candles

Hi there,

I created this rainbow Birthday Card for the Karten-Kunst Blog:

  • stamp the first part of the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Aus der Schreibmaschine set, stamp some candles from the Karten-Kunst Mini Frames Congratulations set and the second part of the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Schriftzug-Set Zum Geburtstag with Lawn fawn Jet Black
  • color the candles with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers
  • add strips of colored cardstock and patterned paper to the top and bottom of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase

Have a colorful day.

Hugs,



Thursday, August 10, 2023

It takes a big Heart to shape little Minds

Hi there,

I created these two teacher appreciation cards for the Mennys Bastelshop Inspiration Week with the topic "Reading/School" - "Lesen/Schule" using the adorable Mama Elephant School Rules Stamp Set:


  • stamp some of the adorable images from the Mama Elephant School Rules set with Lawn Fawn Crunchy Leaf Ink
  • color the images with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers and add extra shading Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils
  • stamp the sentiments onto the little blackboards with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder - for a chalky blackboard look I used some real chalk
  • stamp the My Favorite Things Whimsical Woodgrain onto a kraft cardstock stitched background panel with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder as well
  • use some Nuvo Crystal Glaze on the glasses of the bunny
  • cover the cardbase with some patterned paper

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs,




Monday, August 7, 2023

More Time for Yourself

Hi there,

I created this clean and simple maritime card for Anjas Basteltraum:

  • stamp the lighthouse from the Anjas Basteltraum Küstengrüße set with Versafine Clair Nocturne and add some birds from the Karten-Kunst Sonnengrüße set with that same black ink
  • stamp the sentiment from the Anjas Basteltraum Kleine Sprüche Meerzeit set with Versamark onto a strip of blue cardstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • add strips of turquoise cardstock above and below the sentiment strip 
  • add strips of blue cardstock to the left and right side of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,



Thursday, August 3, 2023

I love you, little Mouse!

Hi there,

I created this sweet tag for Mennys Bastelshop:

  • cut out a tag from white cardstock using the Sunny Studio Stamps Mini Mat & Tag 3 die set
  • create a plaid pattern in the background
  • cut out a white panel and a little heart from pink glitter paper using that same die set
  • stamp one of the mice from the Lawn Fawn Sew very Mice set with Gina K. Obsidian
  • color the image with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and highlights with a white gel pen
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Distress Oxide Ink Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry for an ombre finish
  • ink up the edges of the focal panel with Distress Ink Hickory Smoke
  • thread two strands of twine through the hole of the tag

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,





Monday, July 31, 2023

Birthday Flowers

Hi there,

I created these watercolor flowers using a sentiment from the new Karten-Kunst Schriftzug-Set Zum Geburtstag:

  • stamp the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Schriftzug-Set Zum Geburtstag and some flowers from the Karten-Kunst Scribble Daisies set with Versafine Onyx Black
  • color the flowers with watercolors and add some splatters
  • add a strip of lilac cardstock to the top and bottom of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase

Thanks for stopping by.



Thursday, July 27, 2023

You make my heart soar

Hi there, 

I created this pastel shaker card for Mennys Bastelshop:

  • stamp one of the adorable images from the Mama Elephant Flying with Friends set with Gina K. Designs Obsidian
  • color the image with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and highlights with a white gel pen
  • create a background with the help of the My Favorite Things Cloud stencil and Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac)
  • add splatters with watered-down Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust
  • cut out a shaker window from the panel using one of the My Favorite Things Stitched Clouds
  • use acetate and double-sided foam adhesive to create a shaker element
  • fill the shaker element with Stampendous Shaved Ice
  • stamp the sentiment and a little heart from the same set with Versamark onto a strip of black cardstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,



Monday, July 24, 2023

Watercolor Lighthouse

Hi there,

I colored the Karten-Kunst Leuchtturm with watercolors on this card:

  • stamp the Karten-Kunst Leuchtturm with Distress Ink Antique Linen and color the image and the background with watercolors
  • stamp the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Aus der Schreibmaschine 3 set with Versamark onto a strip of kraft cardstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • run a panel of kraft cardstock through your Big Shot in an embossing folder to create the netting background 

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,