Thursday, November 28, 2013

"Beloved" Vintage Card

TGIF! Today I created a card for another color challenge from Dynamic Duos with a rather vintage look. Too bad I'm too late to join in ^^ Well, anyway, this is their BEAUTIFUL color scheme, and what I did with it:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Gettin' prepared for Christmas... :)

Some more Christmas Cards! Really like how the first one turned out. Very monochromatic :) Hope you like them, too! 

Cardabilities #87

Happy Monday Crafters :) 

Today we had the first snow! Winter's coming and I'm getting prepared for Christmas. I created this vintage looking card tonight for the Cardabilities #87. My first card for a challenge by the way :) Besides I was on a Creativity fair this weekend and bought a lot of stuff on sale. I guess you can call it a big haul ;) 

The best thing about this card is, that I could use a lot of my scraps. Only for the base I needed a new piece of cardstock. For the background I used creme paper with tiny grey dots and painted it in the middle with gesso. After that I applied some pearl molding paste to create the snowflakes. In this case I created my own stencil by using a thick piece of cardstock and my Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers. 
I looked for some Christmas stamps in my stash and just found out that I haven't any with Christmas sentiments ^^ But since I absolutely wanted to use one, I just wrote it by hand :) This took me a bit of time, but I really like the result.

And that's their awesome sketch for the card: 

Thanks for stopping by and have great week :) 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Beautiful Garden Layout

TGIF Scrappers! :)

Did you have a great week? I was quiet busy this week and I haven't had any time for crafting. But tonight I went on and did a new layout for the MyCreativeSketches November Challenge. I was looking for two matching bw pictures and found some of our garden. Well, it's not really "ours" but from my parents in law :) Anyway, I like these two photos and the garden of my mother in law is really beautiful. She did everything on her own; she even built the little walls all by herself! Well, she did a great job :) 

and here's my take on the November sketch: 

For the background I used Prima payer from the Art Journal Collection. It just looks like real crackle paint! :) I did the bricks with a mask from crafters workshop using some molding paste and acrylic color in soft red. The other papers were some leftovers and are from DCWV the Mariposa collection. 

The fence die was from MemoryBox. It's very delicate and was little bit difficult to cut. The alphas are from Authentique. 

Oh my gosh, I did here some fuzzy cutting which took me like million years ^^ But it was worth it and I love the result. The flowers and the fairy are from a G45 die cut. 

Above I covered the bricks with some InkaGold in copper.

And this is how their sketch looks like:

Hope you like it! 

Thanks for watching and stopping by;
and wishing you a fantastic weekend!

Monday, November 18, 2013

☆ Arabian Nights ☆

Hey Scrappers,

I hope you had a great start into your week :) Today I wanted to get along with a color and a sketch challenge. The color challenge is from ScrapFriends and the sketch challenge from Stuck?!Sketches, and that's my take on these two challenges: 

The color scheme from Scrapfriends (black, dark grey-blue, light grey, curry, light grey-blue) is really cool and I've never used these colors on a layout before. I took two pictures, which were taken in Egypt on market at night. We drank some black tea and enjoyed an arabian show. What a great night! All these bright colors and lights were really stunning and beautiful. Since the colors of the pictures match perfect with the color scheme of Scrapfriends, I used them for this layout.  

For the title I used some acrylic letters from Maya Road and sponged them a little bit with InkaGold (some gold wax from Viva Decor).

I used the new "moon and stars" Bigz die from Sizzix to cut out these tiny stars in different sizes and covered them with some "mustard seed" Distress stickles. 

The chipboard banner piece is an embellishment from MME; I just put some twine through it an made a bow.

For the background I used again a stencil and some molding paste, which I mixed with some acrylic paint to give it this dark yellow look. After that, I stitched a huge circle with some darker yellow sew-easy floss. 

The stars below were from the Sizzix cutting die, too; I just painted some dots with Liquid Pearls on them.

For the background I used a StudioCalico paper from the Aboard series; for the layering I used patterned paper from the MME series "find your wings and fly". 

Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful week! 
I hope you enjoyed my work :) 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Layout for Sketchabilities #103

Hello Crafters!

The weekend started and Sketchabilities just revealed their new sketch #103! So I sit down and created a new layout. Their sketches are just my favorite ones, with all the pretty details. So lovely! This time I wanted to use a white background and a bw picture of my first photo shooting, which I got for my birthday two years ago. Here's my take on the sketch: 

I used textured white cardstock for the background and covered it with a mix of pink and white gesso. After letting dry, I did a lot of masking with molding paste and some random stamping. At the end, I covered the molding paste randomly with withe crackle paint and some silver wax. 

I created two small flowers with cutting dies and my big shot and painted them with a little bit of gesso. The white flower is from Prima. Besides, I did some stitching on the background paper.

In the next pictures I tried to catch the structure on the background.

And that's their new beautiful sketch:

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! 
Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a scrappy day :) 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Oh Snow! Two challenges at once

Hey Crafters!

I've had a fabulous weekend and a crafty sunday. It's getting really cold outside and I wanted to create a winter layout. I found that amazing sketch-challenge at StuckOnUSketches and just joined in! Besides I used the word "inspire" in my subtitle, so I joined the Bird is the word challenge, too :) Just a great thing to combine these two wonderful challenges in one layout.

I chose a two-year old picture from our farewell weekend with my classmates. We were in a cottage and all throughout the night it started two snow like crazy. On the next day we made ourselves a cold white buddy :) It was a really nice weekend and I enjoy remembering our time.

I used some plain chipboard pieces from Maya Road and covered them with gesso. Once the letters were dry, I used some withe Distress Stickles to give them a snowy look. 

Two of the snowflakes were wooden embellishment, which I first covered with some pigment ink, and after that I used some Perfect Pearls to make them shine.

In the middle of my snowflakes I put some light blue and blue crystals. For the background, I did some masking with molding paste and spritzed some silver Perfect Pearls Mist, to make everything match together. I did the masking on the background paper as well as behind the picture. You can't see a lot of it, but I really like how it turned out. 

That's it for now! Have a great day you guys and thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

double-sided layout of my first crop

Hello Crafters out there :)

How's your week going on? In Germany we just had the first really cold and rainy autumn days. One reason more to complete some layouts! This one's for the November challenge from My Creative Sketches. I reported a few weeks ago from my first Scrapbook Event from Scrapbook-Werkstatt, and I decided to create a layout about that event. The November challenge is about a double-sided layout, and this one's my very first! I described all the lovely details about that event on my journaling spot, so I won't forget any of them. For the background I used some DCWV papers from the vintage stack, and some gem-cardstock, too. Here's the result:

 And here are my close-ups: 

I cut out the heart from paper of the DCWV stack and covered it with some stickles.

I used crackle paint for this chipboard sticker from MME to give it a vintage look.

We get these tags with our names on it during the workshop, I thought it's a cute memory-piece.

These tiny stars are done with some molding paste and one of the new stencils from Heidi Swapp. I really love how they turned out, very dimensional and with a crisp edge! 

That was our crop-room :)

The "hello-tag" is a souvenir from that weekend, too. It was wrapped around our welcome-presenst (some candy-cane). Isn't that cute? 

That's Wilna Furstenberg, I loved her workshops. She's such a lovely person!

...and that's the sketch for the November challenge: 

If you have any questions just write me a comment, I'd be glad to answer them. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! :)