Friday, 10 April 2020

Tag with circles

Hello crafty friends, today I would like to show you my latest creation, a tag. When I started this tag I wasn't sure that it could be a finished tag because I wanted to do some experimenting. I wanted to try my new Ranger embossing glazes by Tim Holtz. And yes, in the end, I was really satisfied with the result so I wanted to share it with you immediately. 


I cut out a tag from chipboard with the Tag&Bookplates Bigz die. I added a layer of gesso and let it dry. Then I mixed a few acrylic paints and covered the surface. When it was totally dry I took out my self-made stencil, a stencil which was created by me for the bokeh challenge of the Country View Challenges.

For making my stencil I chose a quite thick plastic and cut out circles in different sizes.


Beside the embossing glazes (Broken China, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood) I also used an embossing powder (Weathered White) because I felt I needed a white colour. 

Through my stencil, I added embossing ink on the tag, then I sprinkled the circle area with the embossing glazes like seasoning a food, one pinch from the Broken China, one pinch from the Weathered Wood etc.


When I was ready with the embossing, I inked the edges with Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso and Black Soot Archival inks. Then I splattered with Walnut Stain paint. 


In the end, I added inspirational texts from Tim's sticker book.

With my tag, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Add some texture


I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!


Thursday, 9 April 2020

Gold steampunk bird

Hello dear crafters, let me show you my latest creation, a canvas with a golden steampunk bird. For this canvas, I got the inspiration from my Easter tags with steampunk rabbits. (You can see the silver one here and the gold one here.) I really liked how they turned out so I wanted to make another machinelike animal, so I chose a bird silhouette (Sizzix, Tim Holtz).



I like to use rich colours and I think the gold is perfect with turquoise. I also like the surface of my canvas. I achieved this texture with crumpling and glueing tissue paper on.

Here are the colours of my canvas:


With attaching the wing with a brad it can actually move. So it’s an interactive gold steampunk bird. 


This is a quite small canvas, the size is 13x19 cms.


With my canvas, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Add some texture



Friday, 3 April 2020

Altered wooden fruit box - Spring box

Here is a box which was filled with orange and I didn't want to throw it away. So I painted it white and stamped with Easter images. 


This is not my first altered box, I had one for the Autumn season and one for Christmas. And all my boxes were stamped with Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz stamps.

First, this box was painted white with many layers.

Then I stamped the images of the Spring Shadows stamp set with Distress Oxide inks and heat embossed with Ranger Clear embossing powder.


I chose the DOX ink instead of the original Distress ink because the DOX has a pastel tone.


Earlier I also made coasters with the same design, if you want to have a look you can find it here.




I'm not sure if you remember my coasters but I decorated them with the same design. You can find them here.

With my box, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Spring Mood Board


Thursday, 2 April 2020

Bookmark with fox in an armchair

For today, I have brought you here a bookmark with My Favorite Things stamps.


And the good news is that at the beginning of the colouring I listed the Copic markers I used:

Fox: E30, YR27, E13, Yr21, W2, W1, W00

Armchair: YG61, YG63, G21, G0000

Lamp: YR21, Y23, Y21, Y11


What I used:

MFT Stacey Yacula, Cozy Companions stamp set

MFT Stacey Yacula, All Tucked In stamp set

MFT Make Yourself At Home stamp set

MFT Die-Namics, Stitched Traditional Tags

Copic Sketch markers




Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Easter card with hopping bunnies

Hello crafty friends, it's April and we have a new challenge at the Country View Challenges. The theme is Animal Magic and the lovely Corrie will be your hostess.

I think you do agree with me that the Easter bunnies are magical animals. They are not just cute but they paint eggs and bring Easter treats for the kids. 

Well, here is my card for the new challenge:


What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Bunny Hop by Tim Holtz (664421)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Tiny Tattered Florals by Tim Holtz (660227)

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Talk by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Sidekick Side-Order die, Beach by Tim Holtz (662713)

Paper from Idea-Ology Paper Stash sets (just the backsides)

Kraft-Core, Core'dinations paper pad 12x12" (yellow)

Ranger Distress paint, Picket Fence

Ranger Distress ink (Frayed Burlap)



If you have a project with animals, please don't hesitate to join our challenge where you can win a £20 voucher.


With this card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Spring Mood Board


Monday, 30 March 2020

Easter coasters with Spring Shadows by Tim Holtz

Hello dear crafters, I hope you're all well and virus free. Although we are social distancing and on lockdown, Spring and Easter are still coming. So it was time for me to decorate our home where my family and I are spending most of our time right now.

First I would like to show you my coasters. 



For these coasters, I bought white blank cardboard coasters from Rayher. They call it Bierfilz :-)

Then I started to stamp randomly the images from the Spring Shadows stamp set with Ranger Distress Oxide inks. I chose the DOX inks for this because the Oxide inks have white or rather pastel tones.

After stamping, I heat embossed them with clear embossing powders. Here are the colours I used.


The edges of the coasters were inked with Pumice Stone and Antique Linen inks (not DOX) and I also spattered the coasters with diluted Antique Linen ink.

In the end, I put a layer of satin matt varnish for protection.


I really love these coasters, they go amazingly well with our interior where most of our furniture is white. So I'm sure I will make more coasters in the near future. 

With these coasters, I would like to join the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Spring Mood Board

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes




Sunday, 29 March 2020

Bookmark with a parachute rabbit

Here is my latest project. I needed some colouring. So I took out my MFT stamps and Copic Sketch markers and made a bookmark.


What I used:

MFT Die-Namics, Stitched Traditional Tags

MFT Stacey Yacula, Sky High stamp set

MFT Stacey Yacula, Scene Builder stamp set

Copic Sketch markers

MFT Hybrid inks (Grout Grey, Kraft)


With my bookmark, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes




Thursday, 26 March 2020

Gold and turquoise steampunk Easter tag

When I finished yesterday my blue and silver steampunk Easter tag, I couldn't stop and started to make another one with another colour combo, the gold and the turquoise. I really liked my yesterday tag and I was really satisfied with the result but I have to tell you that I just loooove this one. 


The tag was cut out from chipboard and I put a layer of white gesso on both sides. When it was dry, I painted the tag with a mixture of Cracked Pistachio and Tumbled Glass.


The edges were inked and smudged with Ground Espresso and Black Soot Archival inks, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress Crayons and gold acrylic paint.



The rabbit was cut out from chipboard then I glued the gears on the surface. When I was ready with this, I painted the whole rabbit with Walnut Stain Distress paint. In the end, I spritzed the tag with Walnut Stain paint with a fine brush.


Then the gold paint was next. At this point, I realised that the gold went everywhere even to the wholes and dents. So when it was totally dry, I again put a layer of Walnut Stain on the surface, then quickly I started to wipe it off.


The text was heat embossed with Ranger Potting Soil embossing powder.

What I used:

Sizzix Bigz die, Cottontail by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Bigz die, Tag&Bookplates by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Funky Florals 1 by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Funky Florals 2 by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Gearhead by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Robotic by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Spring Shadows by Tim Holtz (CMS393)

Ranger Distress paint (Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Walnut Stain)

Ranger embossing powders (Potting Soil)

Ranger Distress inks, crayons

Ranger Distress Archival ink (Ground Espresso, Black Soot)



With my tag, I would like to join the:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Steampunk
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes
A Vintage Journey: Celebration Time Come On!

And here's a collage of both tags:



Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Steampunk Easter tag

I tell you that I'm totally hooked on making tags with Cottontail. But this time, I have made a steampunk version.


For this, I cut out a tag from chipboard. I put a layer of black gesso, then painted with Faded Jeans Distress paint.


When it was dry, I inked the edges with Black Soot Archival ink, then embossed with silver the edges, using the dotty stamp from the Spring Shadows stamp set. And I also stamped and heat embossed the word Spring from the same stamp set.  


I put a layer of black gesso onto the bunny's surface, then I glued the gears on. Then I painted silver.


What I used:

Sizzix Bigz die, Cottontail by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Bigz die, Tag&Bookplates by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Funky Florals 1 by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Funky Florals 2 by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Gearhead by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Robotic by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Spring Shadows by Tim Holtz (CMS393)

Ranger Distress paint (Faded Jeans)

Ranger embossing powders (black, silver)

Ranger Distress inks


With my tag, I would like to join the:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Steampunk
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes
A Vintage Journey: Celebration Time Come On!






Monday, 23 March 2020

Polka dot Easter banners

Hello everyone, I'm here with a pair of Easter banners. I got the inspiration for these banners from one of my earlier projects, a polka dot Easter tag.



The pink banner was painted with Victorian Velvet Distress paint, the green one with Bundled Sage. The Victorian Velvet was toned back with a little diluted white (Picket Fence) paint. 

When the panels were dry, I embossed dots on them with Ranger Weathered White embossing powder. For this, I used the Shifter Dots layering stencil.

The bows and the flowers were painted with Tumbled Glass.

I spattered the banners, the bunnies and the flowers with diluted Walnut Stain paint.








What I used:

Sizzix Bigz die, Cottontail by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Funky Foliage by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Friendship Words Script by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Calendar Words Script by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Shifter Dots layering stencil

Ranger Distress paints

Ranger Distress Archival inks

Ranger embossing powder

half pearls







I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!! Stay at home and enjoy the crafting!!! xx