Dienstag, 15. April 2014

Being a Mom - OUAS

Hi there,

there is another challenge at Once Upon A Sketch with a sketch and the inspirational quote "An event that changed my life...".

I had the pleasure to play with the April Flying Unicorn Main Kit of the month. It's a great kit with lot's of mixed media supplies, 7Dots Paper, Chipboards and Tags from FabScraps, Shimmerz Paint, Big Brush Pen from Faber Castell, a great Stencil from Joggles and other beautiful embellishments. Have a look down, I made a photo of this kit.

My layout is about being a mom. My (hidden) Journaling is behind the tag.
As a mother you have it is often not easy. The children come first and expect and need it too. Often one comes to its limits and must still remain calm and explain for the hundredth time ... So many times you will be yelled at and it hurts and robs one last nerve. But then again, there are moments of harmony and love and affection. And then again you know to whom you give up a piece of yourself.

And this is the photo of the fabulous Main Kit of the month April from Flying Unicorn. It's gorgeous!

Thanks for visiting! Have a nice day!

Freitag, 11. April 2014


Hi there,

today I want to share my last two paintings I made a couple of weeks ago.

First painting is on a 10x15 cm size und I painted a cuban balkony on a canvas panel. The reference is a photo I found in Google.

My second painting is a little girl. Referenz is an old vintage photo I found also in Google. This one is on a 15x20 cm canvas panel. I think, this one could be a cover for an Art Journal...

Paintings are relatively new for me. It's a new adventure and I know I have to learn a lot. What I have learned on these and the other's is to enjoy the process. I'm a very impatient person and here I have to wait a lot. I have always a drying time and there is always something to improve.

I share it with the fabulous Paint Party Friday! Have a nice day and thanks for visiting!

Paint Party Friday

Donnerstag, 10. April 2014

Gift Mail - Paperdvizhnik

Hi there,

I want to show you a layout I made with beautiful and pretty things I got from Kate (Ekaterina) in a gift mail from Russia.

It's made for Paperdvizhniks Rubrik "Gift Mail" where every DT member can send a little kit to another DT member. It's a fun way to get a lot of inspiration and to get out from their comfort zone. I loved to create with these things and I say thank you once again to you Kate. By the way, the kit was very big and I will create more with this kit (coming soon). The chocolate was delicious, my girls and I loved it!

And here again the layout and a close up.

Thanks for visiting today!!!

Mittwoch, 9. April 2014

Little Publications

Hi there,

I want to share my last publications in the Spring 2014 Somerset Memories with you. There are a lot of breathtaking projects in there. This is the most beautiful and inspiring magazine I know. It's worth to take a look inside! 

I want to share this wonderful magazine with you: MY PRIMA PLACE. Its filled with wonderful projects and some new Prima products.
This issue Volume 11 (April 2014) featured also my Easter Card I made with products from Ingvild Bolme. I used her Chalk Edgers and Resist Chalk Edgers to create the eggs and decorated the card with lovely embellishments from er new line.

Thanks for visiting today! :-)

Dienstag, 8. April 2014

Easter Bag

Hi there,

I want to show you a little Easter Bag I made for the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

Here is a little Tutorial how I made it.

1 - I used a bag from a Pocket Book Pad designed by Leeza Gibbons.
2 - It's just so easy to adhere it together with the E-Z Dots® Permanent - Refillable
3 - Adhere a old book page with the E-Z Dots® Permanent - Refillable again.
4 - Add white Gesso with fingers to blend the text out.

5 - Stamp your image and cut it out with scissors. I used a Duckling as motive I designed for Whiff of Joy . It's one stamp of the Spring collection "Freshly Hatched" and its available at the 20th of April.
6 - Adhere your motive with E-Z Dots® Permanent - Refillable 
7 - Doodle and sketch some grasses with a black pen. If you don't want to draw you can also use stamps. Grasses is also a stamp on the coming soon Spring stamp set.
8 - Punch a little circle and add a Brad to create a shutter look for the flap.

Now you can add some sentiments or other details. I used some Rub-ons. And now it's ready to fill it with a coupon or card or little Easter present.

E-Z Dots® Permanent - Refillable

Other Supplies:
Stamps "Duckling" from the Spring stamp set "Freshly Hatched" I designed for Whiff of Joy - available at the 20th of April
Bag from Pocket Book Pad "Wishes and Dreams" from Leeza Gibbons Prima Marketing
Rub-ons "Words" from Tim Holtz
Rub-ons "Butterflies" from 7 Gypsies
Old Book Page
Black Pen
Brad from RSVP collection Basic Grey
Piece of handmade paper

Thanks for visiting today!!!

Card "Treasure"

Hi my dear blog reader,

I want to show you a mixed media card I made for the Ingvild Bolme DT. I created the card like a envelope and filled it with lot's of treasures, embellishments from Ingvild.

I used Junkyard Findings, shabby chic clock face and hands and a lovely zipper.

Supplies I used:
Ingvild Bolme - Junkyard Findings Typo Zippers - 891558
Ingvild Bolme - Junkyard Findings Clock Faces - 891596
Ingvild Bolme - Junkyard Findings Clock Hands -  891589
Ingvild Bolme - Junkyard Findings Metal Trinkets - 891671

Tissue Paper
Glimmer Mist Tattered Angels
Chipboards from Wycinanka
White Yarn

To adhere all together I used Adhesives E-Z Dots® Permanent - Refillable, Crafty Foam Tape - White from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

Thanks for visiting today!

Freitag, 4. April 2014

Version Scrap - Monumental Scrap

Hi there,

I'm very excited, I'm in Paris this weekend to teach at Version Scrap. I hope I will see a lot of Scrapaholics and creative people, maybe you (?) and I hope I will have time to see a bit of this wonderful city. Hm... I can already feel the "love in the air". :-)

I wrote this post earlier because I think I will be busy this weekend but I want to show you a project I made for Monumantal Scrap. Monumental Scrap is scrapping on mammoth format. On a size of at least 1m x 1m the artists scrapping live their. ;-)

I got an invitation and had the pleasure to scrap BIG. This is a 1m x 1m Canvas and I sprayed, painted with different mixed media techniques, drew and scrapped on it.

I was a little scared when I first saw the huge white surface, but with the first paint this feeling was gone. I quickly felt comfortable. I never thought that I would have so much joy in it. Normally I'm more impatient and want to quickly get a project to the end. But here I had to learn to be patient and enjoy the process. And I did indeed!

The bird was the inspiration to all further elements. 

I decided to draw the Eiffel tower because of the place it will be shown and because I wanted to create a romantic mood and Paris is for love and romance.
The third detail was the street lamp. 
Then I had a really big phase of “don’t know what now”. 
Then I had the feeling to create a place of well-being and what is more obvious to integrate our home and my family. I draw the bigger house with window scene’s. But then I decided to give the house a scrap-part with pattern paper and to create the window scene with tags and some photos. The scrap part I realized with Adhesives by Scrapbook Adhesives by3L®. 

I had a dancing silhouette of my younger daughter, still wating of a layout and I keep her dancing on top of the house. 

We made a special photo shoot to get the other photos. And so everything came to each other. 
I drew other houses and buildings to create the impression of a city and I cut out so many flowers to conceal a wrong perspective of the lantern.

Then I had the idea of the rose petals I saw it once on a postcard and I added all the other details. I also love the water pipe parts and water taps designed by Ingvild Bolme. And of course the street signs are really great and the little bulb fit’s perfectly at the street lamp. It's so easy to create a project with these beautiful embellishments and to give them that certain something.

I’m satisfied with that big canvas and I’m thankful for the invitation to Monumental Scrap, to have made this extraordinary experience.

And I want to say a big THANK YOU to ScrapbookAdhesives by 3L® and Ingvild Bolme and Prima Marketing to support me!

Supplies I used:

Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels
Stencil Spirographica – The Crafters Workshop
Old vintage book pages
White Acrylic Paint - Gerstäcker
Stencil flowers – Heidi Swapp
Structure Paste – Aquatec
Stencil clouds – I don’t know the brand
Black Pen – Faber Castell
Big Brush Pen black, grey, dark grey – Faber Castell
White Pen – Signo
Paper : Free Spirit Collection « Hippie » - Prima Marketing
             Printery Collection « Folio «  - Prima Marketing
             The Optimist Collection « Whimsy », « Happy », « Peace, Love and Joy » - Prima Marketing
             Hope Chest Collection – Pink Paislee
             Blue post it
Stamps :         Stamps « post mark» - Donna Downey
                       Text stamp – Tim Holtz
                       Text stamp – Wycinanka
                       Wall stamp – Tim Holtz
Adhesives :     E-Z Dots® Permanent – Refillable - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Crafty Foam Tape – White - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
3D Foam Squares - White, Regular - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
            Embellishments :       Junkyard Findings Water Pipe parts – 891763 – Ingvild Bolme
                                               Junkyard Findings Water Taps – 891824 - Ingvild Bolme for Prima Marketing
                                               Junkyard Findings Street Signs – 892166 - Ingvild Bolme for Prima Marketing
                                               Junkyard Findings Ceiling Light Bulbs – 892180 - Ingvild Bolme
                                               Wooden Heart – Prima Marketing
                                               Prima Flower
                                               Handmade Umbrella – Fabric and Wire
                                               Handmade Grille – Wire
                                               Post stamp
                                               Paper Clip      
            Rub-on « words » - idea-ology Tim Holtz
            Craft Alphabet - Sorry, I don’t know the brand

Thanks for visiting today!

Mittwoch, 2. April 2014

Sizzix UK

Hi my dear blog reader!

I have such exciting news and I can not describe how I feel. They asked me ....

I am so proud, thrilled and excited to announce to you that I can work for the Sizzix UK. I'm looking forward to the great products and hope to inspire you with my projects that I will create with them. I hope you will take a look to them on the Sizzix Blog then. :-)  
Thank you very much Alison and Sizzix UK for the invitation and opportunity to create for you! 
And a thanks to you my dear blog readers, because without your faithful and your interest, I would not be where I am now.

So now I'm dancing and celebration a little. ;-)))

Dienstag, 1. April 2014

Monumental Scrap

Hi there,

I'm so excited to announce the participants of Monumental Scrap. Three more days and then the gallery of the scrapbooking projects in a big size opens. I can't wait to see them all at Version Scrap Paris!

Azoline, Carol&Co, Scrapaladine, Chiknana,
Shirel, Edwige, Fati, Christscrap,
EA Magazine, Mlle Séverine, Ginivir, Scrapomarjo,
Scrapmanufaktur, Clochette, Léa, FannyD.,
Luckie, Mag de Rose Anis, MicowEL, MiniMlescrap,
Mylen, Nine, Nelloo, Tacha, GYS et Titelaine.

Samstag, 29. März 2014

PEACE Tag Blog Hop

Hi there,

today there is a PEACE Blog Hop on the blog of Prima Marketing.
With everything that is happening in the world we could use our creativity to promote peace and love. Scrapbooking/papercrafting is a universal language.
And here is my project for PEACE.

Please hop over to the blog of Prima and see the other amazing projects.

Thanks for visiting today!