Mittwoch, 21. März 2018

Maja Design - Waiting for Spring

Hello friends!

It's March now and everyone is waiting for spring because we have had enough of the snow and coldness. As the snow slowly melts and patches of green start to show, a whole
new world unfolds around you, offering a nature experience of a different kind.
As soon as the days start to draw out again shoots begin to show everywhere:
 the first to peek through the soil are the snowdrops, daffodils and crocuses.
I was able to discover them in my garden before winter came back.
 But what is one of my favorite sayings?
Now matter how long the winter 
Spring is sure to follow!

So I was inspired to make a springtime layout with some paper sheets
from the beautiful collection 'Vintage Romance'
together with some stamps, cutting dies (letters,circles,branches, frames, butterflies, tags, leaves),
lace, feathers, Art stones, old note paper, Distress inks,
a small book page from La Blanche
and a little paper doll from Tim Holtz.

some details

 the background paper 'When I saw you' has so wonderful delicate green stripes,
very subtly and suitable for beginning of spring

some little hearts in light green were a perfect addition
and I used this paper together with a lot of various cutting dies
oh, the word SUN is hidden on the right side beside
this sweet photo
it's no wonder, or?!

is like a message to us, that we have to go on and don't leave our way 
to make the sun shine on us again
Thanks for your visit!
Have a beautiful time!
Kerstin xo

Dienstag, 20. März 2018

New beginnings

Hello friends!

Start of spring and nobody notices.  We sinked in the snow.
But against that, you can do something or?!
I took the time to try something new for myself, it is the first page of a future junk journal. I have used pressed flowers, a way to preserve the snowdrops and let them bloom today suitable to the beginning of spring. 

Have a good time!
Let the Springtime begin :-)
Kerstin xo 

Samstag, 17. März 2018

Home Sweet Home

Hello friends!

Winter is back and bring us tons of snow. 
But spring should start, at least according to the calendar?!
So high time to do something for the spring, right?  
That dispels the gloomy thoughts!

I want to share this romantic, shabby chic layout in this following challenges.

a cozy home with a lot of spring flowers, 
where I feel comfortable and friends like to come to visit

I was inspired from this beautiful lady and scent of the flowers
I love spring flowers and lilac scent in the flat
and looking forward to this wonderful time

Happy weekend!
Kerstin xo

Donnerstag, 15. März 2018

Rusty Fantasies 2


and I'm back with a new inspiration for you. 

It's my second canvas in this series.

I used some awesome DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics.
Quinacridone Gold, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, 
Transparent Red iron Oxide, Carbon Black and Burnt Umber.

A small canvas as basic, corrugated cardboard, cheesecloth, stars, gears (cutting die),
Art sugar and 3D balls in background as texture elements.

some close up's

a pipeline made from drinking straws

a plaster face with a shell as headdress

.... and that was my first canvas from the Rusty Fantasy series

My  teamies at SASPC have come up with many 
inspiring and different versions
on the theme this time.
Please have a look and feel you inspired to create your own
steampunk or industrial project
We are looking forward to see your new creations!

Happy crafting!

Dienstag, 13. März 2018

Scrap FX Creativity


Today two new inspirations with some chipboards and stencils from Scrap FX.

As I saw the wordlet 'Creativity contagious - Pass it on'  I thought yes that's right and very suitable for an art journal page. I chose an grunge altered style with only few colours on a torned cardstock.
With stencil 'Splat Stencil'
and some background stamps, washi tape and a wonderful photo collage a right combination for me.
Creativity has a lot to do with experimenting and trying out new ideas and so it's always a pleasure to create new inspirations with the awesome products from Scrap FX.


.......and the next mixed media project, it's a canvas in steampunk style. I love this very creative style, it's always a new adventure to combine a lot of various materials and textures.

Create your own sunshine is the titel of this project. 

more details can you find here 

Thanks for your visit!
Happy crafting!

Freitag, 9. März 2018

Mood Board Inspiration Maja Design

Hello crafty friends!
 Have you seen our wonderful new mood board at Maja Design?!
It inspired me to create some tags in delicate springtime colours.



Happy weekend!
Kerstin xo

Mittwoch, 7. März 2018

Maja Design - A beautiful evening

Welcome Maja Friends!

 I’m also still creating with our latest amazing 'Celebration' collection. As I saw this elegant dancing pair I thought on our annual SemperOperaball in Dresden. It's a very special and magic event.

'Despite low temperatures, thousands of people will take to the theatre square in front of the Semper Opera House to celebrate the Semper Open Air Ball. While  guests watch the gala programme inside, up to 15,000 partygoers will be singing and dancing outside in front of the opera house. In rain, freezing temperatures or under starlit skies – the Semper Open Air Ball transforms the square into the world's largest dance floor for the locals and guests.'

Therefore I was inspired to make a home decoration piece, it's a cloche in romantic vintage style. 

How you can see you will need not so much materials, main thing is the paper sheet 'Ballroom dancing', old music paper, Distress inks and some embellishments how like flowers, lace, feathers and what do you want.

I used as basic a star from a cutting die.  After I cut out the pair, I curved the motif with a knitting needle and folded the feets to glue them on. The paper from Maja Design is so stable that it stands alone, but you can stick to support a few more blooms from behind against it.
Now you just need to stick the decoration on.
backside view

 I rolled up the notebook paper, distressed the edges and created some paper sticks.

 I highlighted some places with Stickles 'Baby Blue' from Ranger.

a wonderful blue feather suitable to the ball gown

... and your new eyecatcher  is ready :-)

Thanks for your visit!
Greetings from Kerstin

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