Freitag, 31. Mai 2013

frames frames frames

 So addicted with frames.
I just doodled arround and it was very recreative.
Even to fill the frames with some sketches or phrases and words.

And more sketches...

I want to share my art journal page and sketch page with the awesome paint party friday. Happy PPF!!!

Paint Party Friday

Montag, 27. Mai 2013

Layout without "scrapbooking"

Some weeks ago I bought picture frames to made a wall with some card artwork I made.

This little thought inspired me to make a layout with frames. I decided to doodle and not to use any paper scraps. Here is my layout without scrapbooking ;-)

I had a cute little metallic frame I used for a photo fragment and I doodled different frames. I sketched a little bit and I used also stickers from Amy Tangerine to fill the frames. I had so much fun with it that it was hard for me to stop somewhere.

I fixed the metallic frame with Crafty Foam Tape - White 13' from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Thanks for visiting and I wish you a great week!!

Mittwoch, 22. Mai 2013

Mixed Media Layout - Little Mermaid

Hello, here is another project I made for the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 

Some days ago we made a trip to the lake and suddenly I saw a little mermaid. ;-) My little girl was resting on a big stone and her pose was looking like a mermaid pose so I took quickly some photos of her.

I made a mixed media layout with this pic and used a lot of modelling paste, paint and encaustic wax in the background and some lovely stuff and leftovers behind and next to the photo.
To fix the different papers I used the Crafty Power Tape - 81' Built-in dispenser. For the photo I used the Crafty Foam Tape - White 13' and to fix the little camera on the photot I used a 3D Foam Squares 1/2" White - 126 pc.


Other supplies I used:
Leftovers and paper scraps
Sticker/Alphas by Amy Tangerine from American Craft
Pearls from Melissa Frances
Butterfly from Little yellow bicycle

Dienstag, 21. Mai 2013

SKETCH challenge no.22 on paperdvizhnik

There is a new challenge on paperdvizhnik challenge blog, a very inspirational sketch (for challenge no. 22):

And here is my part on this challenge:

I used selfmade encaustic paper for the triangles and legs from the absolutely free collage sheets flickr group. There are also beautiful vintage sheets. Check it out.

Freitag, 17. Mai 2013

tags in different styles

These tags were a submission for a magazine but they didn't want them. So I can share it with you :-).

The task was to create projects in different styles and to use sequins.
I decided to make tags in the following styles:

clean and graphic "live"

classy and elegant "treasure"

freestyle mixed media "believe" (my new category ;-))

shabby chic "beauty" with window resin and junkyards findings metal hands from Ingvild Bolme

vintage and grunge "create to remember"

 There is another style "fun and cute" but I decided to ignore it ;-)

Happy PPF!
Paint Party Friday

Montag, 13. Mai 2013

Happy Pretty Girl

I'm in a very colorful and sensitive and soft mood and my layout reflects this.
I used subtle colors and created a imaginatively memory of a sunny and warm day.

Freitag, 10. Mai 2013

butterflies in the garden

There is a challenge on the design memory craft blog and the theme is garden. It's perfect for spring and my submission for the challenge are these three cards, my "butterfly triology".
There are butterflies outside and I'm so happy to see them after a long cold winter.
I made a mixed media background with ink spray, stencil, stamps and acrylic paint. Then I doodled a little bit and decorated the paper with butterflies from a free collage sheet (absolutely free collage sheets on flickr) and textsticker.

 I also want to share it with the wonderful Paint Party Friday!
Paint Party Friday

Thanks for visiting!

Mittwoch, 8. Mai 2013

Mother's Day Card and Blog Hop

Welcome to the third day of the Blog Hop with the Crafty Power Blog and Perfect Paper Crafting!
(There are awesome giveaways...!!! See instruction below!)

I made a mother's day card with selfmade paper and paper/motive from the Domestic Goddess collection from 7Dots Studio and I will show you the tutorial of it.

Just a view words about the materials I used.
I used a piece of handmade paper I made with paint sprays and stencils by myself and papers from 7 Dots Studio (Domestic Goddess). To cut the papers into layers I used the tool perfect layers from Perfect Paper Crafting and a cutter. The perfect layers are great to cut the papers correctly and to make multiple layers. I tried the perfect layers for the first time and I'm enthusiastic how easy and useful they are. Here you can read more about the use of them. For fixing papers I used the E-Z Dots permanent Refillable Dispenser from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. I rounded the edges with the crop a dile corner chomper.

The pic collages shows you the development process.

1) the basics I used
2) cutted out the motive and fixed it with the E-Z Dots permanent Refillable Dispenser from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
3) used the perfect layer no.1 (1/8) for a perfect cut
4) rounded the edges
5) fixed the paper on the second layer
6) cutted the paper with perfect layer no.2 (5/16)

7) fixed a tag and the paper on paper for another layer
8) used perfect layer no.1 (5/8)
9) sewed zig zag for the title
10) fixed paper for the last layer
11) used perfect layer to cut out the background perfectly
12) now finishing with sticker & co

For the decoration of the card I used some stickers from Domestic Goddess. I finished the card with black splashes and some words and stickers.

Supplies by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L I used:

Other materials I used:
papers/tag/sticker from 7 Dots Studio (Domestic Goddess)
selfmade paper with stamps, acrylic paint, stencils Crafters Workshop, ink spray from Tattered Angels and Dylusions
Sticker from Amy Tangerine "Layered Goodness" and "Ready set Go" by American Crafts
Perfect Layers by Perfect Paper Craft
black acrylic paint
text stripe
sewing machine
crop a dile corner chomper

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Samstag, 4. Mai 2013

selfmade file folder

Hallo meine lieben Blog-Leser / Hello my dear blog reader

Letztes Jahr durfte ich im Designteam der SAZ eine grossartige mixed media Künstlerin kennenlernen, Maria Schmidt. Sie hat einen einzigartigen sehr phantasievollen Stil, den ich sehr mag. Als ich sie zu einem gemeinsamen Projekt einlud, sagte sie sofort zu und hatte eine wunderbare Idee.

Beide sind wir Fans von Heidi Swapp und schon längere Zeit war Maria fasziniert von ihren File Foldern. Und so schlug sie vor einen file folder selbst zu erstellen.

Ich machte mir so meine Gedanken und mir kam die Idee eine Mappe anzufertigen und darin kleinere Abteilungen mit Minibüchleins, Tütchens und anderen Kleinigkeiten anzuordnen. Und so enstand diese Mappe, inspiriert von Heidi aber so total anders als ihre Produkte.
Ich benutzte für die Mappe eine Pappe, die ich mit Papieren überzog und als Verschluss halfen mir Magnete. Er ist hinter der Blume angebracht.

Last year at the design team of the SAZ I was allowed to know a great mixed media artist, Maria Schmidt. She has a very unique imaginative style which I love. When I invited her to a joint project, they immediately agreed and had a wonderful idea.

We are both fans of Heidi Swapp and for some time Maria was fascinated by their file folders. And so she suggested to create our own file folder.

I got the idea to make a folder and assign it to smaller departments with mini booklet, bags and other small items. This my file folder inspired by Heidi, but it's totaly different from her products. I used cardboard in A4 size as base and made a map with a magnetic contact behind the flower.

The folder contains of several mini books in diferent sizes. You can also find some bags and a tag bag.

Here are some close ups.

Und hier ein kleiner Vorgeschmack auf Marias file folder. Wunderbare backgrounds, liebevolle Details, lasst Euch überraschen.

And here's a little taste of Mary's file folder. Wonderful backgrounds, attention to details let surprise you.

Letzte Woche hatte ich die Chance und Freude Heidi einmal life kennenzulernen. Ich nahm an einen ihrer Workshops teil und sie und der workshop waren einfach fantastisch. Dieses Binder Album haben wir aufgehübscht. Die Zeit reichte für 3 Seiten und das cover.

Last week I had the opportunity and pleasure to meet Heidi life. I took part in a workshop and it and she were just amazing. This is my binder album I made in her class. We had time enough to create the cover and 3 pages.

And now both, the file folder and the binder album, are waiting to be filled out.... :-))