Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Cat with Flower Balloon

Hi there,

I would like to show you this watercolor cat and flower card that I created for the new Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge:


  • stamp the cat from the My Favorite Things Cool Cat set with Versafine (Smokey Gray) onto a piece of watercolor paper
  • color the image with Daniel Smith and Schmincke Horadam watercolors and a watercolor brush
  • cut the image out and set it aside
  • cut out a stitched panel from watercolor paper and stamp the balloon from the WPlus9 Party Animal set with Versafine (Smokey Gray)
  • mask the outside of the balloon and stamp a flower arrangement from the Simon Says Stamp Ranunculus set with Versamark and heat-emboss the flowers with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • color the flowers and the background with Daniel Smith and Schmincke Horadam watercolors and a watercolor brush - add some turquoise splatters as a finishing touch
  • cut out a slightly larger stitched panel from turquoise cardstock and layer it behind the watercolor panel before adhering all the layers to a white cardbase

Have a colorful day.

Yours,

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Hello Kitten

Hi there,

today, I would like to show you this sweet little Cat Card over on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog:

  • color the kitten from the Gerda Steiner Designs Kitten in Flowerpot image which is available as part of the Gerda Steiner Designs Spring Digital Stamp Bundle with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Distress Markers and a damp watercolor brush
  • use one of the My Favorite Things Polaroids dies to create two little frames from patterned paper from the Pebbles Front Porch 6x6 paper pad
  • add the sentiment cut with the help of a die from the Lawn Fawn Magic Color Slider set from kraft cardstock
  • in order to add more interest to the white cardbase, adhere two strips of patterned paper cut into a wave shape using the My Favorite Things Stitched Snow Drifts die set onto the left side of the cardbase

Hope to see you again soon.

Yours,




Monday, August 21, 2017

Butterflies Art Journal Page

Hi there,

I have another Step-by-Step Tutorial over on the STAMPlorations Blog for you. I would like to show you how to create this Art Journal Page. If you are interested in the products I used or other STAMPlorations, ARTplorations or CUTplorations products, I have a special treat for you: use the discount code STAMPGIRLTANJA and get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies.


I hope you got inspired.

Yours,






Sunday, August 20, 2017

Stamp Connection #28

Hi there,

connected through our love for card making, blogging and being from Germany we (Cornelia from Stempel Spass and I) decided to create a monthly project within predefined requirements. We are going to show you the result every 3rd Sunday of the month and this is our 28th transatlantic get-together!

Our requirement for this meet-up was:
Tropical

We also have a special guest for you - Maike from Maikreations is joining us for this summer challenge. I already took a peek at her project ... now it's your turn.

  • cut out a Tattered Lace Torn Edge Rectangle from watercolor paper and stamp several of the smaller images from the My Favorite Things Polynesian Paradise set with Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • color the images with Faber-Castell Albrecht-Dürer Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • stamp the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Stamps Many Mini Messages set with Versamark onto a strip of vellum and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • add a strip of burlap underneath and adhere the sentiment strip to the main panel
  • mount the panel onto a scalloped rectangle created using the My Favorite Things Blueprints 27 set and patterned paper from the Kaisercraft Island Escpape paper pad

Now make sure to hop over to see Cornelia's Creation.


Thanks for stopping by. We hope to see you again at the ...



Yours,

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Life's a Beach

Hi there,

I would like to show you how to use one stamp set and get two totally different results over on the Stamping-Fairies Blog:



I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Strawberry Mouse

Hi there,

I would like to show you how to create this quick and easy greeting card over on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog:

  • color the Gerda Steiner Designs Strawberry Mouse with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Distress Markers and a damp watercolor Brush
  • use one of the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches dies to cut put a stitched panel from watercolor paper
  • create a quick watercolor background using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors
  • stamp the sentiment from the Paper Smooches Sugar Rush set with Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • use kraft cardstock as a base

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,


Monday, August 14, 2017

Utensilio

Hi there,

I would like to show you this project using the new Karten-Kunst Stencil Alphabet die set:


  • cover a little cardboard tube with white gesso
  • adhere gelli-printed tissue paper all around the tube
  • apply Distress Oxide Ink (Black Soot) through a DIY stencil cut with the help of the Karten-Kunst Stencil Alphabet
  • add splatters with turquoise and white acrylic ink

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wall Art

Hi there,

I would like to show you a fun Wall Art Project over on the Stamping-Fairies Blog:



I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Thanks Bouquet

Hi there,

today, I would like to show you this Clean and Simple Flower Card that I created for our new Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge:


  • stamp a flower bouquet onto a stitched panel of Bristol Smooth Cardstock using the Mama Elephant Freestyle Florals and Versafine (Smokey Gray)
  • color the image with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a damp watercolor brush
  • cut out the CUTplorations thanks from smooth white cardstock and create a ombre look using alcohol markers
  • add some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter on top of the sentiment
  • cut out another stitched panel from smooth white cardstock and adhere all the layers to a white cardbase

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Holiday Turtle

Hi there,

I created this Holiday Tag using the super cute Gerda Steiner Designs Hello Friend Turtle image:


  • color the Gerda Steiner Designs Hello Friend Turtle with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Distress Markers and a damp watercolor brush
  • use the My Favorite Things Tag Builder Blueprints 6 die set to cut out a shaker tag - you need a base, a foam layer, a frame and an acetate piece ... the patterned paper is from the Doodlebug Design Fun in the Sun 6x6 paper pad
  • add some Doodlebug Design Sequins before closing the shaker element with double-sided adhesive
  • stamp the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Stamps Many Mini Messages with Versafine (Onyx Black) onto a sentiment strip cut with a die from the My Favorite Things Tag Builder Blueprints 5 set and add a little heart from the Gerda Steiner Designs Happy Hoppy stamp set
  • as a final step thread three strings of twine through the hole of the tag

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Happy Heart ATC

Hi there,

we are starting a new Mixed Media Challenge on the Happy Little Stampers Blog and this time we would like to see some Tissue Paper on your project:


  • I created some new ATC backgrounds and I explain the process in this previous post
  • afterwards I took some leftover tissue paper from this project and glued it to the ATC using matte medium - I wanted the texture to be extra wrinkled for this reason I crumpled it up first
  • stamp the newsprint from the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • use black and white acrylic paint to add some circular marks and some splatters
  • add some color to the edges using a Distress Crayon (Black Soot)
  • stamp the image from the Paper Artsy EKD03 set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) and color it with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • add some highlights and dots with a white gel pen
  • adhere the shape to the ATC and add the sentiment from the Tim Holtz Big Chat sticker set

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,


Friday, August 4, 2017

Poinsettia

Hi there,

we are starting a new Christmas Challenge over on the Happy Little Stampers Blog and this time the optional twist is "Poinsettia":


  • stamp the poinsettia from the Docrafts First Noel Poinsettia set with Versamark on a stitched panel of watercolor paper and heat emboss the flower with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Pale embossing powder
  • color the image and the background with Daniel Smith and Schmincke Horadam watercolors 
  • add some splatters
  • stamp the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Capri Weihnachtspost set with Versafine (Vintage Sepia) and mount the panel onto a piece of dark brown cardstock before adhering it to a cardbase


I hope you got inspired.

Yours,





Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Happy Birthday Kitten

Hi there,

this week I would like to show you this sweet little Cat Project using an image from Gerda Steiner Designs:



Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.

Yours,


Friday, July 28, 2017

Blossom Index Card

Hi there,

Our Mixed Media Moods is celebrating its one year Moodaversary and I created this Index Card inspired bei Jenn's and Dee Dee's Mood Board:


  • glue together two 3'' x 5'' index cards for an extra sturdy base
  • cover the whole card with white gesso
  • add an extra layer with heavy gesso and carve some leaf shapes into it with the back of your paintbrush
  • add some color with watered-down Dylusions Paint (Funky Fuchsia, Calypso Teal)
  • use a black Dina Wakley Scribble Stick to add some shadows around the leaves
  • add some texture to the background by stamping the Rubber Dance Vintage Hotel Receipt with Archival Ink (Watering Can)
  • add faux stitching all around the card with the help of one of the stamps from the Darkroom Door Stitched Borders set and Archival Ink (Black Soot)
  • add a sentiment sticker on top of a piece of matching used underpaper and corrugated cardboard

Have a wonderful day.

Yours,


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl

Hi there,

today, I would like to show you this sweet birthday card that I created for the new Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge:


  • create that striped background on a stitched panel of watercolor paper using watercolors (Prima Marketing, Winsor & Newton), a flat brush and your MISTI Creative Corners
  • stamp the adorable little girl from the Neat & Tangled Better together set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) and color the image with Copic, Touch Twin Brush and Delta Markers
  • wrap a strip of torn vellum around the panel before adhering the girl on top
  • cut the sentiment with the help of the Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Border and kraft cardstock
  • for the cardbase I used kraft cardstock as well

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Summer Fun

Hi there,

I created this Summer Fun project using images created by the wonderful Gerda Steiner. You can find them over at Gerda Steiner Designs:


  • color the Gerda Steiner Designs Watermelon Kid and the Gerda Steiner Designs Bear with Watermelon with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and Zest-it
  • cut put some Polaroids using patterned paper from the Echo Park Summer Bliss 6x6 paper pad and one of the My Favorite Things Polaroids dies
  • dry emboss a stitched piece of Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock with the Tim Holtz Ringer embossing folder for extra dimension
  • add another strip of patterned paper underneath the pictures and adhere all the layers to a cardbase
  • add the sentiment created with a Dymo Label Maker


Have a sunny day.

Yours,



Monday, July 24, 2017

Thank you Caruso

Hi there,

I would like to share another Caruso Creation over on the Karten-Kunst Blog:


  • stamp Caruso from the Karten-Kunst Caruso bringt ein Ständchen set once onto smooth white cardstock with Memento (Tuxedo Black) and once onto watercolor paper with Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • cut out a stitched rectangle around the image
  • cut out the other image and color it with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos
  • create a ground for Caruso to stand on with Distress Ink (Pumice Stone) and a wet watercolor brush
  • stamp some flowers from the Karten-Kunst Blümchen-Meer with watered-down Distress Inks (Shaded Lilac, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry)
  • add some splatters with watered-down Distress Ink (Black Soot)
  • stamp the Karten-Kunst Danke schön with Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • mount the watercolor panel onto a piece of pink cardstock before adhering it to a white cardbase

I hope that you like my creation.

Yours,


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Aloha Badge

Hi there,

 I would like to show you this fun summer project over on the Stamping-Fairies Blog:






I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Stuck with you

Hi there,

I would like to show you this project on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog. And who would have thought that you could make a GSD-card without a cute critter on it:


  • color the cactus from the Gerda Steiner Designs Kitten in Flowerpot image which is available as part of the Gerda Steiner Designs Spring Digital Stamp Bundle with Derwent Inktense Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • add Wink of Stella clear glitter to the little pink flowers
  • use a piece of double-sided foam tape to adhere it onto a patterned paper cluster - the patterned paper is from the Maja Design Denim & Friends 6x6 paper pad and the doily was cut out using the Tim Holtz Doily
  • stamp the sentiment from the My Favorite Things Sweet Succulents set onto a strip of patterned paper from the same paper pad with Versafine (Vintage Sepia) - ink up the edges of the strip with that same brown ink as well
  • use cream cardstock as a cardbase

Until next time.

Yours,




Monday, July 17, 2017

Caruso

Hi there,

meet Caruso over on the Karten-Kunst Blog:


  • cut out a stitched rectangle using one of the Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers dies from kraft cardstock
  • stamp Caruso, the music and the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Caruso bringt ein Ständchen set mit Versafine (Vintage Sepia)
  • color the image with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils 
  • add details with a white gel pen
  • mat the kraft panel onto a piece of textured green cardstock

Have a magical day.

Yours,


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Stamp Connection #27

Hi there,

connected through our love for card making, blogging and being from Germany we (Cornelia from Stempel Spass and I) decided to create a monthly project within predefined requirements. We are going to show you the result every 3rd Sunday of the month and this is our 27th transatlantic get-together!

Our requirement for this meet-up was:
"Christmas in July" 


  • stamp two of the adorable snowmen from the Gerda Steiner Designs Snowman Friends set with Versafine (Smokey Gray) and color the images and the background with Distress Markers, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter and a damp watercolor brush
  • apply some Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass) through the Memory Box Tiny Snowflakes stencil 
  • stamp the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Stamps Many Mini Messages set with Versafine (Smokey Gray)
  • dye a piece of seam binding with Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass) and thread it through the hole of the tag


Now make sure to hop over to see Cornelia's Creation.

Thanks for stopping by. We hope to see you again at the ...


Yours,


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Nib Matchbox

Hi there,

I needed another Matchbox for my Calligraphy Nibs. You will find the Step-by-Step Tutorial and some more pictures over on the Stamping-Fairies Blog:


Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,