28. Juni 2017

Fabulous Flamingo Birthday Card

»Sei ein Flamingo in einem Schwarm von Tauben«
»Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons«

Flamingos sind einfach fabelhafte Vögel für jeden Anlass
Flamingos are fabulous birds for any occasion card 

Zuerst habe ich Distress Oxide Inks über eine Schablone auf schwarzen Cardstock gewischt. Man kann es auf dem Foto sehr schlecht erkennen, aber links hat das 'Weiß' einen Hauch Lila. Das ist das Schöne an den Oxides - wenn man sie auf dunklen cardstock wischt bleibt der 'oxidierte' Teil sichtbar - was hauptsächlich weiß ist mit einem Hauch von Farbe - denn der dye ink Anteil der Oxide inks wird vom Papier aufgesaugt. Um das 'Oxidieren' noch mehr hervorzurufen, habe ich den cardstock ganz schwach mit Wasser besprüht. Aber ich habe nicht den cardstock direkt eingesprüht, sondern das Wasser in die Luft gespritzt und den Cardstock durch den Nebel gezogen. Dann noch ein paar Tropfen der Distress Oxides drüber und anschließend habe ich es mit einer rechteckigen Stanze mit Nahtprägung ausgestanzt.
I started on a piece of black cardstock and blended Distress Oxides through a stencil. You can hardly tell on the picture but on the left is hint of violet on all the white. This is the beauty of oxides, once you blend them on darker cardstock the oxide part remains - which is mostly white with a hint of color - because the dye part of the oxide ink absorbs into the paper. To get the oxide to 'bloom' even more I lighlty mist the cardstock. But I don't spray right on top. Instead I spray in the air and swipe the card through the mist. Added some droplets of Oxide Ink as well and die cut the piece with a stitched rectangle die. 

Die Feder habe ich aus einem übrig gebliebene Stück Aquarellpapier gestanzt, dass ich mal mit Distress Inks gestaltet hatte. Ich hebe solche Reste immer auf. 
For the feathers I die cut them from a left over piece of watercolor paper that was colored with Distress Inks. I always keep scraps like that.

Es sollte eine Geburtstagskarte werden, aber ich hatte nicht den passenden Spruch, der mir vorschwebte. Also habe ich mir mit einem meiner Alphabet Stempelsets selbst den fabelhaften Spruch gestempelt. Alle Wörter sind mit weißem Embossing Pulver gemacht.
 I wanted it to be a birthday card, but I didn't have a matching sentiment for what I had in mind. So I used on of my alphabet stamps to create my own fabulous sentiment. All the words are white heat embossed on black cardstock. 

Ich habe dann hin und her überlegt, ob ich ein weißen oder pinken Hintergrund unterlegen sollte....am Ende habe ich mir dann meinen eigenen mit passenden Distress Inks gewischt.
I was debating wether to put the finished piece onto a white card base or a pink.....in the end I blended my own with matching Distress Inks.

Nimm sie gerne als Inspiration mit auf Pinterest.
I'd love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest

Lieben Dank fürs Vorbeischauen ❤ thanks for stopping by ❤
habt einen tollen Tag und bis bald,   have a great day

Material / supplies: 

  • Papier / paper: smooth bristol CS Clairefontaine; Imagine Mixed Media von Canson;
    black CS; watercolor paper Rossmann (local drugstore)
  • Stempel / stamps:  "Flamingo together" by Lawn Fawn; "
    calli letters" (fabulous) by Mama Elephant
  • Stempelkissen / ink pads: Memento tuxedo black, VersaMark beide von Tsukineko
  • Distress Inks:  abandoned coral, picked raspberry by Ranger
  • Distress Oxide:  wilted violet, worn lipstick by Ranger
  • Stencil:  "feathers" layring stencil by Tim Holtz/ Stampers Anonymous
  • Stanzen/ dies: "Fanciful feathers" by Wplus9
    CreaNest XXL No.24 (stitched rectangles) von CreaLies; 
  • Farbe/ color: Copic Marker 
  • Sonstiges/ misc: Embossing Powder white von Hero Arts

25. Juni 2017

Pinapple Smile - Lawnfanatics Challenge No7

Hello there,

off to a new Challenge! It is all about watercolor and hey that's my favorite medium when it comes to backgrounds - especially when I'm using Distress Inks  

I just love all the techniques that you can use Distress Inks for but my favorite by far is ink smooshing. You press the ink pad onto your craft mat, spritz it with water then take a piece of plastic (old packaging) and transfer the ink droplets onto your paper. You can smoosh the plastic around on the paper to cover a larger area or just dip it on in some places to create spots. Try it if you haven't but it's addictive. 

I always dry the layers inbetween, but you can't avoid the colors from mixing, because they stay reactive to water, so don't try to use to many different colors, because some won't mix as nicely and you get a muddy brown. 

The scripty smile is one of my favorite word dies by Lawn Fawn. I cut it two times from black cardstock, glued it together and covered it heavily with glossy accents. The sunglasses are coated as well, love the shine. 

thanks for stopping by ❤
have a great day

taking part in the Lawnfanatics Challenge #7 watercolor

Material / supplies:
  • Papier / paper: Aquarellpapier von Rossmann/ watercolor paper (local drugstore);
     Imagine Mixed Media 
    von Canson; black CS
  • Stempel / stamps: "Aloha" (Pinapple), "Life is Good" (Palm Tree) both by Lawn Fawn
    Sentiment is from different Lawn Fawn Sets
  • Stempelkissen / ink pads: Memento tuxedo black, VersaFine onyx black beide von Tsukineko 
  • Distress Inks:  fossilized amber, mermaid lagoon, mustard seed, salty ocean by Ranger
  • Stanzen/ dies: "scripty smile" by Lawn Fawn
    CreaNest XXL No.24 (stitched rectangles) von CreaLies; 
  • Farbe/ color: Zig Clean Color Real brushes by Kuretake
  • Sonstiges/ misc: glossy accents by Ranger 

24. Juni 2017

Hello Otter

Ein fröhliches "Hallo" von diesem quietschfidelen Kerlchen
Ich finde bei den aktuellen Temperaturen kann man jede Abkühlung gebrauchen, daher gibt es heute eine erfrischende Karte mit viel Wasser

A cheerful "hello" from this jolly fella
These current hot days call for a cooling-down, so today I have a refreshing card with lots of water 

Schade dass man das helle "tumbled glass" auf dem Foto so schlecht erkennt, aber es ist tatsächlich da, sonst wurden die Fische ja im Nichts schweben.

It's a pity one can't see the light blue background on the picture, but believe me it is there, otherwise the fish would float in midair 

Den gestanzten Kreis habe ich mit einem dunkleren Blauton gewischt und beide Flächen mit glitzrigem Wasser (Perfect pearls Pulver mit etwas Wasser verrührt) besprenkelt.

The diecut circle is blended with a darker blue color and I spritzed both pieces with shimmery water (perfect pearls powder dilluted with a little bit of water)

Um das "hello" zu betonen hab ich es insgesamt dreimal ausgestanzt. Einmal aus Aquarellpapier, damit ich mit den Distress Inks einen Verlauf wischen konnte und noch zweimal aus weißem Cardstock. Alles aufeinander geklebt und auf die Karte. Zusätzlich hab ich das Wort noch mit wink of stella glitzern lassen.

To emphasize the "hello" I die cut it three times in total. One time from watercolor paper to blend a gradient with Distress Inks and two times from scraps of white cardstock. I glued all pieces together an onto the finisched card. I used wink of stella to give it a little shimmer too.

Lieben Dank fürs Vorbeischauen ❤ thanks for stopping by ❤
habt einen tollen Tag und bis bald,   have a great day

Material / supplies: 
  • Papier / paper: smooth bristol CS Clairefontaine;
    Aquarellpapier von Rossmann/ watercolor paper (local drugstore)
  • Stempel / stamps: "Otterly Love You" by My Favorite Things
  • Stempelkissen / ink pads: Memento tuxedo black by Tsukineko
  • Distress Inks:  mermaid lagoon, tumbled glass by Ranger
  • Stanzen/ dies: "hello there", "Wonky Stitch Circle STAX" both by My Favorite Things;
    CreaNest XXL No.24 (stitched rectangles) von CreaLies; 
  • Farbe/ color: Copic Marker 
  • Sonstiges/ misc: Perfect Pearls Pigment Powder "perfect pearl" by Ranger;
    wink of stella brush "clear" by Kuretake Zig 

4. Juni 2017

Cosmic Girl - out of this world card

"She's just a cosmic girl, from another galaxy......."
(lyrics from 'cosmic girl' by Jamiroquai)

Everytime I see those space themed stamp sets this song comes to mind
I loved to listen to it a lot years ago - so I wanted to color a girl astronaut :D 

All these different planets and the rocket - oh how cute is that rocket?   I decided to make a multilayer card so I can place all the images on different levels - looks almost like a black hole 😄 

You might be interested how I made this card, so I take some step by step pictures to show you the making of the background. 

Step One: 
You need three pieces of black cardstock all cut to the card size of your choice. Then I cut different sizes of circles in two of them. First I cut the bigger one of the circles, I offset it towards the left side. Then I placed this piece on top of another and decided where I want my smaller hole to be. It's place towards the bottom right of the bigger hole so that if you stack all three pieces on top of another it creates like a short spiral.
As you may noticed I cut my front panel with a stitched rectangle die. You need to do this before you cut the circles otherwise you won't have perfect alligment of the cut cirlce openings.

Step two: 
Now we get some color onto the panels :D
I used a variety of Distress Oxides to create different galaxies on each panel. The Oxides show up great on the black and soft enough to get that halo some galaxies have. For the really small almost dust like splatters I used a tooth brush and for the bigger spots I used a small flat watercolor brush. On the middle panel (with the smaller circle) I sponged on the oxide around the circle opening and spritzed with water to get more coverage. I used a heat tool to dry in between colors.

This would work as well with acrylic paints if you don't have the Oxides - yet ;)

Before I stacked the panels with a single layer of foam tape I heat-embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. I often forget to put on the sentiment before putting everything together and I learned the hard way that it is no good to heat-emboss on a finish card ;) 

The planets, the rocket and the astronaut girl I colored in bright colors and are glued to the different layers, sometimes with foam tape for even more dimension.

Lieben Dank fürs Vorbeischauen ❤ thanks for stopping by ❤
habt einen tollen Tag und bis bald,   have a great day

Material / supplies: 
  • Papier / paper: smooth bristol CS Clairefontaine; black CS by Rayher
  • Stempel / stamps: "Out of this world" by Lawn Fawn
  • Stempelkissen / ink pads: Memento tuxedo black, VersaMark von Tsukineko 
  • Distress Oxide:  cracked pistacchio, faded jeans, fossilized amber, spiced marmelade, wilted violet, worn lipstick by Ranger
  • Stanzen/ dies: Circles by Sizzix; CreaNest No.24 (stitched rectangles) von CreaLies 
  • Farbe/ color: Copic Marker 
  • Sonstiges/ misc: Embossing Powder white von Hero Arts