Samstag, 30. August 2014

Layout "FLY"

Hello my dear blog readers,

I want to show you a layout where I used a lot of  Junkyard Findings Metal from Ingvild Bolme. I used beautiful metals from the Steampunk Air, Jeans Plates and Metal Corners sets.
My Layout "Fly".

I created a phantasy scene with my girl dancing and jumping on a old airplane ;-) I sketched that airplane with a black pen based on a old photo (found in goolge). Then I added all the amazing metal embellishments. I love the little aviator glasses and the airscrew.

As you can see I also used a beautiful tassel designed by Ingvild.

Ingvild Bolme - Shabby Chic Treasures "Tassels" - 892135
Ingvild Bolme - Shabby Chic Treasures "Angel Wings" - 891473
Ingvild Bolme - Junkyard Findings "Steampunk Air" - 892289
Ingvild Bolme - Junkyard Findings "Jeans Plates" - 892210
Ingvild Bolme - Junkyard Findings "Metal Corners" - 892241
Prima Marketing - Delight Collection Collection  - 850729, 990077

Adhesives E-Z Dots® Permanent - Refillable, Crafty Foam Tape - White from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

Thanks for visiting today!

Mittwoch, 27. August 2014

Layout "Love Paris"

Hello my dear blog readers,

I want to show you a new layout I made using beautiful shabby chic treasures from Ingvild Bolme.
Here is my project "Love Paris".

In April I teached at Version Scrap in Paris and we visited some beautiful places and this is one photo in a beautiful cafe.
I tried to recreate the cafe scene with the beautiful shelves from Ingvild and added typical french elements: the eifel tower, the mannequins as a fashion symbol and "love", because paris is the city of love.

The feathers are stamps from my "Feather" stamp collection I designed for Whiff of Joy and one of the feathers are colored with Chalk Edgers from Ingvild.


Stamp Set "Feathers" I designed for Whiff of Joy:

Ingvild Bolme - Shabby Chic Treasures "Mannequins" - 892067
Ingvild Bolme - Shabby Chic Treasures "Fire Places" - 892043
Ingvild Bolme - Shabby Chic Treasures "Door Signs" - 892319
Ingvild Bolme - Chalk Edgers
Prima Marketing - Time Traveller Collection "Falling Roses" - 813857
Prima Marketing - gold Ribbon

Adhesives E-Z Dots® Permanent - Refillable, Crafty Foam Tape - White from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

Thanks for visiting today!

Montag, 25. August 2014

Art Journal Page for Pop&Colours 3

Hi there,

now it's my turn at Pop & Colours 3.
My tutorial is up and it is a Art Journal Page. I hope you like it and you will get some inspirations for your projects!

You can still join the online workshop series at Pop & Colours 3. The tutorials are in english and french. These amazing teachers will give you great inspirations.

Have a nice day!

Ein Viva auf Viva Decor - Mixed Media Canvas

Hallo Ihr Lieben,

heute mal ein Post auf Deutsch, in deutscher Sache sozusagen ;-)

Ich habe das Vergnügen ganz tolle Produkte von Viva Decor auszuprobieren. Für mich ist es wie Weihnachten, Geburtstag und Ostern zusammen, wenn ich neue Farben in den Händen halte. Viele von Euch können das ganz sicher nachvollziehen. Genauso geht es mir auch bei Papier, Stiften und Embellis, aber was erzähle ich Euch ;-)
Die Produktpalette von Viva Decor ist so vielfältig und toll, dass sich bei mir sofort 1000 Ideen dazu einstellten. Eine davon habe ich am Wochenende sofort umgesetzt.

Viva Decor ist eine deutsche Firma (auch made in germany!), die Farben und noch viele andere Dinge (schaut einfach mal online auf ihre homepage) für die Oberflächengestaltung anbietet. Mit ihnen können viele Materialien wie Holz, Plastik oder Wände gestaltet werden. Ich habe in dem Fall mein erstes Versucherle an einem kleinen Canvas gemacht und ich bin begeistert!

Im ersten Schritt habe ich auf meine Untergrund ein bisschen Seidenpapier aufgeklebt, um die erste Struktur zu erhalten. Nach einem ersten Farbauftrag mit einem türkisblau habe ich Textstempel aufgedrückt und mit Neocolor II ein paar andere Farbakzente und Spritzer hinzugefügt. Dies war sozusagen meine Basis, um nun mit Viva Decor Produkten zu gestalten.
Es folgte ein zweiter Farbauftrag mit Chalky Vinatege-Look in Rauchblau. Mit Hilfe von stencil (Poppies & Flower von Donna Downey) und Modellierspachtel wurde die Textur der Blumen erstellt. Mit Neocolor II habe ich abschliessend dann hier und dort gewischt und weitere Akzente gesetzt und etwas Inka Gold aufgetragen. Das schimmert genial! An den Stengelchen habe ich auch noch etwas Maya Gold in Apfelgrün aufgetragen.

Ich liebe es zu zeichnen und so kamen noch ein paar Blumen und Gräser hinzu (auf weissem Papier gezeichnet und dann ausgeschnitten). Der kleine Schmetterling ist ein Stempel, den ich für Whiff of Joy designt habe.

Das sind die Produkte, die ich von Viva Decor für dieses kleine canvas genutzt habe.

Und hier seht ihr noch das Stempel-Set:

Einen ganz lieben Dank an Beate und natürlich Thomas!!! Beate ist ganz oft auf HSE24 oder HSE24 Extra im Bereich "Basteln" und präsentiert dort diese wundertollen Farben. Immer gibt es dort günstige Angebote, schaut doch mal rein.

Ich danke Euch für's Reinschauen und wünsch Euch einen tollen Tag!


Freitag, 22. August 2014

This is my happy - Tag with 3D Foam Butterflies

Hi there!

I want to show you a tag I made for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® using the 3D Foam Butterflies Designer Shapes as decoration embellishment.

The white flowers are simple drawings I cuted out. I adhered them with the E-Z Dots Permanent.

Then I added beautiful 3D Foam Butterflies decorated with red foil. I only added two of them to let the design simple and clear. I love how they pop up.
Some splashes with Gesso, a title and a Ribbon that's it.

Supplies from  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

3D Foam Butterflies

3D Foam Butterflies


Other supplies:
Sizzix dies "tag & Bookplates" from Tim Holtz
Paper from my stash
Glitter Foil from Clearsnap
Ribbon from Maya Road

Thanks for visiting! I wish you a nice creative day!

Montag, 18. August 2014

A put off and a new Mixed Media Canvas

Hi there,

One of the most precious things that we have is time. Last week I wrote about me and my art and my style because of the invitation from Olga Heldwein. You can read it here again if you are interested.
Today I wanted to introduce 3 other designer who inspires me a lot. But sometimes things turn out differently. I must put off to you later, I had no time to prepare anything. Sorry about this but some really exciting things going on here. I hope I can tell to you soon my great news, because the secrecy is so difficult for me. ;-)

But I want to show you today a mixed media canvas I created some weeks ago.

The background is a combination of paper collage and acrylic paint. I have a lot of teal color paint so I have to use it. ;-) After the paint I use Gesso to cover up the color and to draw poppies over it. The bee is also a little drawing. I scanned the drawing and printed out the motive. I love that way to use a drawing a like for several projects.

I hope you like it. I wish you a nice week! We have still school holidays here and rainy weather. Not so good for dynamic little girls ;-)


PS: Please remember, I can't answer of comments on my blog (here). Sorry for this, but you can use Instagram and Facebook if you want to send me a message or question or a thought.... Thank you! :-)

Samstag, 16. August 2014

Layout with Sizzix Starter Kit

Hi there,

I want to show you a summer layout using some beautiful dies from the Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit (Powder Blue & Teal).

I love my Big Shot more and more, especially when I realize how much the dies inspire me. I love that feeling. Here is what I created yesterday using the Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit (Powder Blue & Teal)

The Starter Kit comes with the Big Shot (unfortunately) and with a lot of beautiful dies: butterflies, circles, framelits and flowers.  There is a Bigz, 2 Sizzlits, Framelits and Embossing Folder. A really great combination! I tried everything and they worked great. Suddenly I had so much that I decided to create a layout and a whimsical card (will show it later) with it.

Please hop over to the Blog of Sizzix UK. There are so many beautiful dies and they have a new catalogue and Christmas is coming soon! ;-)

I used:


E-Z Dots Permanent from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3l
Paperscraps/Leftovers/Book Pages
Paper from Crate Paper
Paper "Be You" from FanyPantsDesign
Stamps from Wycinanka
Ephemera from Cottage Farms Collection from Pink Paislee

Thanks for visiting! Have a nice creative day!

Freitag, 15. August 2014

The men in my life - Once Upon A Sketch

Hi there,

I want to show you my Layout for July I made for the Once Upon A Sketch challenge. The task is to be inspired by the theme "the men in your life" and to use the sketch and you have still two weeks to create something for it!

Here is my layout:

My page is about my one and only ;-) I used scraps and leftovers for layering behind the photo and I wrote some sentences with a white pen on the layout. I also used my sewing machine to highlight the photo.

Come on and join us! I would love to see your scrapbooking pages there!

Material from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3 l I used:

Have a nice day and thanks for visiting!

Montag, 11. August 2014

A different type of Blog Hop - About Me and my Art

Hi there,

I was ask from Olga Heldwein  to join in a fun (different) type of blog hop. 
Olga is a lovely friend and I have known her at the DT of Ingvild Bolme as a a very friendly and funny polish girl. She has a beautiful unique style and here project are always beautiful in a artsy shabby chic way. Since then we did different projects together, for instance at the Pop & Colours series and at the OUAS DT. I love her projects and feel inspired at every time I see her creations.

Here is how the blog hop goes.
I will post next Monday (the 18th August) 3 other very talented bloggers, they will post the FOLLOWING week and answer some interesting questions about their creative live and style.

I will answer the questions right now. Here are my answers:

1. What am I working on right now. 
I´m working on projects for two different big adventures. I´m very exciting about it but I can´t talk about these right now. It´s difficult to get it secret but as soon as I can announce it I will you tell everything ;-)
But I can talk about some projects I´m working on right now. I´m stitching. Yes, I´m stitching something and no paper is involved. :-) This is interesting and makes a lot of fun but I think this type of project is an exception.
Also I´m preparing a class to create a mixed media Minialbum/Art Journal. This is really fun because I prepare it without rules (without pretending) . This will be a class in my style, authentique in every way.
And I´m sketching and drawing in my art journal. Some of you know that I´m designing stamps for Whiff of Joy. At this time a have a little forced break but I love to draw and so goes everything in my art journal. ;-)

2. How long does it take to create a project. 
It depends of the type of project. A mixed media canvas takes me 3 days. But I´m not working on it at every time. You know it needs a drying time and time to think about and feel it. 
I´m not a patient person and I hate to leave projects incomplete. ;-) So I try to finished my projects as soon as possible.
As I started scrapbooking seriously in 2011 I was so addicted and I was inspired by different types of scraopbooking and created very different projects. Sometimes chatotic, sometimes classic but always with mixed media and paint. I think it took me a year to find my style, to figure out what I love. 
In 2012 as I discovered Gelatos from Faber Castell I created my layouts very quick. In a period of 4 month I created over 70 layouts.
But now I only scrap selected photos. I love to tell a little story and I always create with my phantasy. I take more time and I have a higher claim.

3. What are my fave things I love to create with at the moment 
I always love to create with paper and paint and I always alternate the type of project. After I made a canvas I love to create a minialbum or home decoration. But always I use different paper, acrylic paint, gesso and my Neocolor II. I love to work with book pages. It´s so interesting to change the style of a project with a book page. If I use an old vintage book page (with old type of letters, with grungy and dirty blobs,...) my projects becomes a vintage touch. If I use a white page with normal letters it becomes a modern and intellectual touch.

4. How do I become inspired and stay inspired. 
I have always ideas in my head and the ideas develop themselves through things I read, I feel and see. I love to experiment with all kind of supplies and thereby arise again new approaches. I love to rummage at Pinterest. Pinterest is truly a firework of inspiration for me.

6. What is my signature style. 
My style is a combination of a dirty shabby chic with modern elements. The shabby chic touch is not necessarily intentional, its arises from the love to soft and friendly colors. I always use a lot of white in my projects. ;-)

Thank you Olga for the invitation. It was a pleasure for me to answer the questions.
And thank you girls for visiting me today and for reading this long post ;-)  Next week I will post my three other blogger friends and I will post some sneaks of my projects I´m working on right now. So stay tuned!

Big Hugs to all of you and enjoy the summer!

PS: Thanks a lot for all comments here on my blog. I read every comment and I´m so thankful for your lovely words at every time. It gives me the courage to continue. Saddly I can´t answer your comments here because I´m only at the PC to prepare the blog posts and  it is too cumbersome for me to do more. Sorry!!! BUT I´m easily accessible on FB and IG with my mobile. So I´m in a position to answer and comment on these social media platforms if you want to ask something or talk with me. ;-) Thank You!

DIY - Mein Studio - Studiotour

Hallo Ihr Lieben,

ein Umzug bedeutet nicht nur Stress und Abschied, sondern auch neue Chancen. Nun sind wir in Deutschland und damit auch in einem neuen Heim und ich habe das Glück ein richtiges Studio zu haben. Ein grosser Raum, direkt unter der Sonne, ganz allein für mich. Das möchte ich Euch heute in einem kleinen Rundgang zeigen.

Dies ist die wichtige Seite mit meinem Arbeitstisch (rechts) und einem Tisch für den PC. Wie Ihr seht, hat der gute alte Schwede jede Menge dazu beigetragen, dass es so eingerichtet ist wie es ist.

Mein Lieblingsplatz ist natürlich mein Arbeitstisch, bei dem ich im Rollcontainer rechts unten und links im Schrank die wichtigsten, d.h. am meisten benötigten, Dinge finde. Das wären Papiere, Alphas, Stifte, Tools, Washis, Farben, Stempel....

Bei mir ist alles recht einfallslos in durchsichtigen Plastikboxen, Pappboxen oder Dokumenteboxen gepackt, jedoch gut sortiert und teilweise angeschrieben, dass ich schnell alles finde was ich brauche. Ein Umzug ist super, um wieder einen Überblick über die Besitztümer zu bekommen und etwas Ordnung reinzubringen. Teilweise fühlte ich mich als hätte ich gerade neu eingekauft, denn da kamen Schätze zum Vorschein.... :-)

Die Wand ist noch relativ unbestückt, so dass ich nach und nach die schönsten Projekte dort anbringen kann. 

Diesen Blick habe ich von meinem Arbeitstisch ins Zimmerinnere aus. Das Gästesofa steht dort und lädt zum Ausruhen ein, welches ich selbst jedoch erfahrungsgemäss selten nutzen werde. Wir haben ja schon geklärt welches mein Lieblingsplatz ist. ;-)

In der Ecke steht meine persönliche Gallerie. Die muss einfach als Ansporn und Inspiration sein und dient mir gleichzeitig als Überblick welcher der Projekte noch nicht gezeigt wurden, welche ich verschenken kann etc.

Meine Nähmaschine hat auch ihren Platz gefunden und wird nun hoffentlich öfter mal benutzt als zuvor. Im rechten unteren Kasten sind meine Art Journals untergebracht. Ihr seht, der ist voll. ;-)

 Hinter mir steht dieses Schränkchen, es beherbergt zwar keine Scrapbookingdinge, wurde aber schon von mir annektiert für den ersten Blick von weitem als Projekt-Check-Platz.

Ein paar ältere Sachen wurden auch wieder aufgehängt, die ich jedoch baldigst durch Neues austauschen möchte.

Und hier der schönste Blick, der nach draussen auf die Terrasse führt. Hab ich's nicht wunderschön (seufz)?!

Lieben Dank für's Reinschauen! Habt einen schönen Tag!

Freitag, 8. August 2014

Card - For You

Hi there!

I want to show you a card for a voucher I made for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

I used the 3D Foam Creative Sheets for the flower and made a tutorial for you how I created the card.

1- Use the 3D Foam Creative Sheets with a Big Shot (or other) and a flower die to create a 3D Foam flower. The creative sheets are like paper and the machine cut it very well.
2- Cut the same flower with an old book paper.
3- Peal off the protecting sheet and adhere the paper flower on the 3D Foam Flower.
4- It looks so nice :-)

5- Fold your paper like an envelope. Cut a matching flower on the right side of cardstock.
6- Adhere the 3D Foam Flower in the middle.
7- Add a heart with a 3D Foam Squares.
8- Add an keepsake envelope for a voucher and put a journal card in it. Finish the card with some splashes black paint and a twine.

Take a look at the dimension of the flower-hole and the 3D Foam Shapes. I love it.

I hope you will give the 3D Foam Creative Sheets a try, it worse it and it's so much fun!

Supplies from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

3D Foam Squares

3D Foam Squares - White Mix

Keepsake Envelopes - Mix

Keepsake Envelopes - Mix

3D Foam Creative Sheets

3D Foam Creative Sheets

Other Supplies I used:

Book Pages
Dies from Sizzix
Watercolor paint
Paper, Journal Card "Cottage Farms" from Pink Paislee
Twine from Garn & Mehr
Alpha Sticker from Prima Marketing

Thanks for visiting! Have a nice day!