19. Oktober 2016

A magical day - Lawnscaping Challenge No140 "Color Scheme"

There's a new Challenge over on the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog and the task is "use black, purple and a color of you choice". That practically screams for a magical card. 

I love the fairy friends stamps set from this years spring release so I was over the moon when Lawn Fawn released wintery fairies lately called frosty fairy friends. There is an adorable tree house in the stamp set and the fairies are dressed in wooly winter outfits with ear-muffs, sooooo darn cute. 

So I paired the fairies from the spring release (because I wanted to create a magical but not yet wintery card) with the tree house and the berry branch from the frosty fairies stamps set. And I really love the mix and match sentiments and the different type of fonts in the frosty fairy stamp set. 

As for the third color I choose a bright yellowish green. I think it looks both like magic and nature and reminds me of all the green fairies like tinkerbell or the absinthe fairy (I just love how Kylie Minogue played her in Moulin Rouge).

All the images are watercolored with distress inks on heavy weight watercolor paper.

The Background is blended with Distress Inks and spritzed with water

From some purple cardstock I die cut some stitched hillsides and some tree skeletons and sponge all of it lightly with blueprint sketch to create some depth. 

The semtiment was actually an accident. I initially wanted to emboss the sentiment with platinum embossing powder. But I glued everything together before I noticed that I forgot to stamp on the sentiment ;) And I learned the hard way that it is no good to heat emboss on something that is already glued together. How I could solve my situation.... 
I stamped the sentment with VersaMark and VersaFine Ink and brushed perfect pearls powder over the words. Both inks are slightly sticky and the perfect pearls adhere perfectly and give a nice subtle shimmer. And the fun part: you can read "have a magical day" right away but the addition "fairy" you can only read when you're tilting the card.

Have a magical day
see you soon


taking part in:

Lawnscaping Challenge No140 "Color Scheme"

sponsored by Lawn Fawn

Materials I used:

stamps: frosty fairy friends, fairy friends, jump for joy all by Lawn Fawn

dies: stitched hillside borders by Lawn Fawn; Trees in the forest Die-namics by My Favorite Things; CreaNest XXL No. 24 (stitched rectangles) by Crealies

Distress Inks: antique linen, black soot, blueprint sketch, mowed lawn, shaded lilac, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, wilted violet, worn lipstick

paper: watercolor paper, cardstock (black, purple) 

misc: stickles ( icicle ); perfect pearls (interference green, pewter) all by Ranger

Ink: StazOn jet black, VersaFine onyx black, VersaMark all by Tsukineko

13. Oktober 2016

Beast friend - a Halloween Yeti

Oh how I love this season :D Autumn with it's beautiful colors and it is the month of halloween too. My favorite holiday (besides christmas) - too bad it isn't celebrated in Germany much and not at all like in the USA.
I got some new stamps to play with: the Beast Friends from My Favorite Things. Isn't the Yeti the cutest??? I really enjoy the halloween color combination and I decided to create a halloween-ish card since the Yeti is some kind of beast too - and the punny sentiments are so damn funny.

I blended the background with Distress Inks - as usual :D
I used low tacky tape to create a border and blended wilted violet on getting lighter towards the top. Then I darken it with blueprint sketch at the bottom. And at last I spritzed it with water - it never cease to amaze me :)

For the Yeti I used at first a light wash of Distress Inks - antique linen for the white part and pumice stone for face and belly and such - then I colored in details with colored pencils.

Have a creative day and see you soon



stamps: "BB beast friends" (Yeti, paw prints and sentiment) by My Favorite Things; "Pick 'N Mix" (tiny bats) by Avery Elle

Inks: VersaFine onyx black pigment ink pad (for the sentiment); StazOn jet black solvent ink pad (for watercoloring) 

paper: watercolor paper (for the background) von Rossmann (local drugstore); Canson Imagine Mix Media (for stamped image and die cutting)

Distress Inks: antique linen, blueprint sketch, carved pumpkin, pumice stone, twisted citron, wilted violet

colors: Polychromos colored artist pencils by Faber Castell

dies: hillside borders by Lawn Fawn

1. Oktober 2016

Blog Hop: Halloween 2016 Monster Freebies von Useless Trinkets

Heute hoppen wir wieder einmal gruselig
we are hopping again and it's going to be spooky

Jessa von useless trinkets zeichnet uns immer wieder tolle digi stamps und wir feiern heute die Veröffentlichung ihrer Halloween 2016 Freebies *woop woop
Jessa from useless trinkets always draws us wonderful digi stamps and today we are celebrating her Halloween 2016 freebies release *woop woop

Also macht es euch gemütlich, nehmt euch ne Tasse Kaffee und klickt euch durch. Die gesamte Hop Liste habe ich euch am Ende nochmal verlinkt und auf Jessa's Blog könnt ihr euch die Monsterchen umsonst !!! schnappen und selbst kreativ werden - viel Spaß

So make yourself some coffee and enjoy the hop. I linked the participating crafters at the end of this post and at Jessa's blog you can download the monster for free and get creative yourself - have fun

Als erstes möchte ich euch ein einen ganz lieben Kerl vorstellen: Beans......und er ist verliebt
First I want to introduce you to a really sweet pal: Beans.....and he's in love

Soviel Monsterliebe auf einmal, den mag man doch am liebsten knuddeln, oder?
So much monster love, he's so cute you wanna cuddle him immediately, don't you?


Auf der nächsten Karte feiert Nim die Fledermaus mit euch Geburtstag - also eigentlich Bats-Day ;)
On the next card Nim the bat is celebrating Birthday with you - or should I say Bats-Day :)

Für den Hintergrund habe ich zuerst die Spinnenweben mit klarem Embossing Pulver auf Aquarellpapier gestempelt und embossed. Dann die verschiedenen Distress Inks nacheinander mit einer Plastikfolie aufgedischt und zwischendurch immer wieder trocknen lassen.
For the background I stamped some spiderwebs onto watercolor paper and embossed those with clear embossing powder. Then I used various Distress Inks and smooshed them onto the paper one at a time and dried in between.


Und? Seid ihr bereit für eine Zombi-Monster Invasion?
Das ist Mui und seine Freunde
Are you ready for a zombi-monster invasion?
This is Mui and his friends

Ein kleiner Mui fürchtet sich noch und versteckt sich im B - Zombi will ja auch gelernt sein
A tiny Mui is a little scared and hiding in the B - being a zombi have to be trained as well

Ich hoffe ihr hattet hier Spaß und nun nochmal die Hop Liste. Weiter gehts bei Gloria und ihren tollen Kreationen.
I hope you had fun and here is the hop list for you. Next stop is Gloria and her awesome creations.

Hop Liste:
ihr seid hier > Claudia <  you are here

Habt einen tollen Tag und bis bald
Have a great day and see you soon


card "Love Monster":
paper: black cardbase, ColorCore Black Magic Cardstock by core'dinations, bristol cardstock by exacompta, vellum, mirror cardstock pink
digi stamp: Beans by Jessa Feig aka useless trinkets
stamps: Milo's ABC by Lawn Fawn, Eline's Alphabet by Marianne design
dies: confetti by Mama Elephant
misc: embossing powder white by Hero Arts, embossing folder mini spider web from "spooky things" texture trades set by Sizzix/Tim Holtz

card "Happy Bats-Day":
paper: watercolor cardstock, kraft paper, black cardstock
digi stamp: Nim, the bat by Jessa Feig aka useless trinkets
Distress Inks: black soot, carved pumpkin, mowed lawn, wilted violet
stamps: Milo's ABC by Lawn Fawn, Mini Halloween (CMS093) by stampers anonymous/ Tim Holtz,
glitter: stickles "paprika" by Ranger
misc: embossing powder clear by Ranger

card "Boo":
paper: watercolor cardstock, glitter cardstock by DCWV
digi stamp: Miu by Jessa Feig aka useless trinkets
Distress Inks: black soot, mustard seed, spiced marmelade, vintage photo, wild honey
die: Gothic Boo by Sizzix/Tim Holtz

28. September 2016

Party like a Rockstar

I love to make interactive cards. There so much fun to make and even more fun for the recipient.
A while ago I started making my own wobbler mechanism - because those you can buy (even the new smaller version) are too big for the stamps that I use and love to turn into a wobbler. 

The birthday card I made for today is for my aunt and she loves mice. So mice can be sweet and cute but I wanted it to be a more unexpected characteristic. So I choose to put her onto a wobbler and use a fun sentiment on the inside of the card.

I die-cut the word hooray three time from white cardstock and one time from a rest of pinkish cardstock. I glued all together to get a nice dimension and I coated the word with glossy accents once I glued it to the card.

The mouse is glued to the inside of the card and onto a custom-made wobbler. You can find the tutorial for the wobbler here on my blog.

I stamped the sentiment with the individual calli letters (and various words from other stamp sets) with VersaFine Ink and stamped some more tiny stars around it.

And this is the wobbling mouse in action 
I posted a short video on my Instagram account if you like to see the real action ;)

Have a great day and see you soon



stamps: lunar animals (mouse), Calli letters (sentiment inside) by Mama Elephant
jump for joy (it's your birthday), party animal (tiny stars and spiral), wheelie like you (like), 
sweet smiles ( 'A' ) by Lawn Fawn

dies: hooray script by Mama Elephant; flower circle inverted by Waffle Flower
Crea-Nest XXL No.24 stitched rectangles by Crea-Lies

paper: bristol cardstock by exacompta, pink cardstock 

inks: VersaFine Pigment Ink in onyx black (for the sentiments); Memento dye ink in tuxedo black (for copic coloring) by Tsukineko

Distress Inks: peacock feathers, twisted citron by Ranger

misc: custom-made wobbler - tutorial here on my blog
copic marker; glossy accents by Ranger