Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Go Wild!

Hi there,

I would like to show you a fun Birthday Card using the brand new Gerda Steiner Designs stamp sets:

  • color the ostrich from the Gerda Steiner Designs Party Animals stamp set and the giraffe, the elephant and the car from the Gerda Steiner Designs Go wild stamp set (which will come out real soon) with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Distress Markers and a damp watercolor brush
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • color the little sentiment banner with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers as well and add faux stitching with a Memento Dual Marker (Gray Flannel)
  • create a background on a stitched panel cut from Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper using Distress Ink (Mowed Lawn), Distress Oxide Inks (Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio) and water from your Mini Mister
  • add a strip of dark grey cardstock to the left side of the panel before adhering it to a white cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,

Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi there,

it's time for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I have two projects that I would like to show you. 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.


My first project is an Artist Trading Card:

  • in one of my previous posts I explained how I created the background for several ATCs
  • choose two of them and stamp the STAMPlorations Framed Coffee for Two with Archival Ink (Black Soot)
  • cut out the image
  • stamp some circles from the STAMPlorations Art Marks set with Memento Luxe (Teal Zeal) and some stars with Archival Ink (Black Soot) onto some Tissue Paper
  • glue the tissue paper onto the image and cover the whole image with matte gel medium
  • color the image with PITT Artist Pens and use your fingers to blend the colors
  • use the second ATC as a background
  • apply Memento Luxe (Teal Zeal) through the ARTplorations Swirly Blooms stencil and ink up the edges of the background with that same ink
  • wrap some natural twine around the background and adhere the focal panel on top with double-sided foam tape

My second creation is a Greeting Card:

  • cut out a Tattered Lace Torn Edge Rectangle from watercolor paper
  • stamp the beautiful STAMPlorations A Cup of Roses off the left side with Versafine (Onyx Black) - I used my MISTI to stamp the image several times in order to get a crisp impression on the textured watercolor paper
  • color the image and the background with Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer watercolor pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • add grey splatters with watered-down grey watercolor pencil
  • mount the panel onto a grey cardbase
  • cut the CUTplorations Hugs word die from that same grey cardstock twice and glue the two layers on top of each other
  • add Wink of Stella Clear Glitter to sentiment

I hope you got inspired.

Enjoy the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Yours,




Coffee Saurus

Hi there,

this is my fifth creation using an image from the Gerda Steiner Designs February/March Digital Stamp Bundle and it's just perfect for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.



Have fun joining the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Yours,


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Create ATC

Hi there,

today, I'm on the Stamping-Fairies Blog with this ATC:


Wenn ihr den Post lieber auf deutsch lesen wollt, klickt hier, um zum Stamping-Fairies Blog zu gelangen.

Have a wonderful day.

Yours,


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Bad Day Chick

Hi there,

it's time for a new Challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More and I would like to show you the following creation:

  • stamp one of the chicks from the Stamping Bella The Chicks who couldn't even stamp set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) onto a stitched panel of white cardstock and color the image with Delta and Touch Twin Brush Markers
  • color a strip of white cardstock with the three yellow markers used on the chick and cut out the sentiment using the My Favorite Things Little Letters
  • cut out the sentiment from black cardstock as well and layer them as a shadow behind the yellow letters
  • add a strip of patterned paper from the Avery Elle Neutral Collection 6x6 paper pad at the bottom of the cardbase before adhering the panel with foam adhesive

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,




Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Coffee Cat Tag

Hi there,

this is my fourth creation using an image from the Gerda Steiner Designs February/March Digital Stamp Bundle:

  • color the super cute Gerda Steiner Designs Coffee Cat which is available as part of the Gerda Steiner Designs February/March Digital Stamp Bundle with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils
  • cut out a tag from watercolor paper using one of the My Favorite Things Tag Builder Blueprints 6 dies
  • use grey cardstock to cut a ground for the cat to stand on
  • stamp coffee-related images from the Lawn Fawn Love you a Latte set into the background with Versafine (Smokey Gray)
  • color the images with Caran d'Ache Prismalo I Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • thread a piece of teal twine through the hole of the tag

Have a colorful day.

Yours,

The Earth laughs in Flowers ATC

Hi there,

I created this beautiful ATC for the Skipping Stones Design Blog:


I hope you got inspired.

Yours,



Monday, March 20, 2017

Hearts for your Birthday

Hi there,

I would like to show you a new creation for the Karten-Kunst Blog:

  • cut out a stitched panel from Gmund Beer Paper (Weizen) 
  • cut out the Karten-Kunst Heart of Hearts from pink, light blue, aqua, violet and silver glitter cardstock
  • use one of the negatives to puzzle the heart onto the cardstock using all those different colors - I used glue dots to adhere all those elements
  • stamp the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Kombi-Set Grüße with Versafine (Vintage Sepia)

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,




Sunday, March 19, 2017

Stamp Connection #23

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 22nd transatlantic get-together!

Our requirement for this meet-up was:
"acetate but not on a shaker"

This time we have a special guest. Cornelia invited the wonderful Rosi from Daeny's Creations to share her project with us. So make sure to visit her blog by clicking on this link.

  • stamp the sweet giraffe from the Clearly Besotted Stamps Wild Thing set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) and color the image with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers 
  • stamp the first and fourth part of the sentiment from the same set with Versamark onto a strip of green cardstock and heat-emboss them with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder 
  • create the second and third part of the sentiment with a Dymo Label Maker
  • cut out a stitched panel from watercolor paper and create a background using Versafine (Onyx Black) and the leaf images from the Clearly Besotted Stamps Some Birdie loves you set
  • color the leaves with Brushos (Leaf Green, Emerald Green)
  • cut out a My Favorite Things Stitched Scalloped Rectangle from aceteate from the We R Memory Keepers Clearly Posh 6x6 pad
  • mount all the layers onto a Gmund Beer Paper cardbase

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, March 16, 2017

Hawaiian Tag

Hi there,

inspired by the movie Vaiana I created this tag over on the Stamping-Fairies Blog:

  • cut out one of the My Favorite Things Stitched Traditional Tag STAX from watercolor paper
  • stamp the pineapple from the My Favorite Things Polynesian Paradise set with Versafine (Vintage Sepia) and color the image with Brushos (Light Brown, Lemon, Olive Green), water from the Mini Mister and a watercolor brush
  • cut out a sandy hill using patterned paper from the Kaisercraft Island Escape paper pad and the My Favorite Things Stitched Snow Drifts
  • stamp the little turtle from the same stamp set with Versafine (Vintage Sepia) and color it with Brushos (Light Brown, Olive Green) as well
  • cut out a flower using patterned paper from the Maja Design Vintage Spring and Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 6x6 paper pad with the help of the Sizzix Tim Holtz Tropical die set
  • add foil to the leaves with the help of the Ranger Collage Glue Stick and Heidi Swapp Teal to Silver Ombre foil
  • ink up the edges of the flower with Distress Ink (Victorian Velvet) and the edges of the leaf with Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers) 
  • cut a sentiment strip with the My Favorite Things Stitched Sentiment set from the Kaisercraft Island Escape paper pad and stamp the sentiment with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Verdigris embossing powder
  • punch a little hole at the top of the tag and thread teal and natural twine through it

Wenn ihr den Post lieber auf deutsch lesen wollt, klickt hier, um zum Stamping-Fairies Blog zu gelangen.

Have a fabulous day.

Yours,



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sending Love Birdie

Hi there,

this is my third creation using the surprise bonus stamp from the Gerda Steiner Designs February/March Digital Stamp Bundle:

  • color the Gerda Steiner Designs Mail Birdie image which is available as part of the Gerda Steiner Designs February/March Digital Stamp Bundle with Delta, Touch Twin, DIY and Copic Markers
  • add Glossy Accents to the eyes and to the little heart on the envelope
  • cut out two tags - one from kraft cardstock and one from patterend paper from the My Favorite Things Hearts & Stripes 6x6 paper pad  - using the My Favorite Things Tag Builder Bluprints 6
  • cut out a hole reinforcer and the sentiment banner with the same die set from kraft cardstock
  • place the adorable bird on the Memory Box Woodland Branch cut from kraft cardstock
  • stamp the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Stamps Many Mini Messages set with Versamark onto the sentiment banner and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • thread a piece of turquoise ribbon through the hole of the tag and use the Tiny Attacher to secure it in place

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,




Monday, March 13, 2017

Imagine ATC

Hi there,

I have a brand new Step-by-Step Tutorial over on the STAMPlorations Blog. 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 and don't forget to join us for our Mixed Media Challenge over at the STAMPlorations Blog. The theme is always anything mixed media except a card. You must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The Linky closes at the end of the month.

Yours,

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Hugs Tag

Hi there,

it's Stencil Sunday Time over on the STAMPlorations Blog and I created this tag for you. 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.

  • cut out a CUTplorations Luggage Tag from watercolor paper and cover it with gesso
  • apply Prima Marketing Modeling Paste through the ARTplorations Rows of Hearts stencil
  • add color using Dylusions Sprays (Bubblegum Pink, Funky Fuchsia)
  • add splatters with watered-down white gouache 
  • stamp the script from the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Elements set with Archival Ink (Black Soot) onto some of the raised areas
  • ink up the edges of the tag with Distress Ink (Black Soot)
  • dye some cheesecloth and a piece of seam binding with the same Dylusions Sprays used on the tag
  • cut out one of the Tattered Lace Tuck in Hearts and color them with Distress Ink (Wilted Violet, Black Soot) - mist the hearts with water to create some texture
  • cut out the CUTplorations Hugs from silver glitter cardstock
  • use the Tiny Attacher to secure the cheesecloth and the hearts and liquid glue to adhere the sentiment
  • thread the piece of seam binding through the hole of the tag

I hope you got inspired and don't forget to join us for our Mixed Media Challenge over at the STAMPlorations Blog. The theme is always anything mixed media except a card. You must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The Linky closes at the end of the month.


Yours,




Thursday, March 9, 2017

Freedom ATC

Hi there,

I created this ATC as a project for the Stamping-Fairies Blog:


Wenn ihr den Post lieber auf deutsch lesen wollt, klickt hier, um zum Stamping-Fairies Blog zu gelangen.

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,






Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Happy Birthday Cat Trio

Hi there,

we are starting a new Challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More and I would like to show you this super adorable birthday card:

  • cut out the My Favorite Things Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Windows from a white stitched cardfront
  • stamp the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings Set with Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • create a background using the little present from the My Favorite Things Beast Friends Set and Altenew Crisp Inks (Sea Glass, Mountain Mist, Soft Lilac, Arctic)
  • take another piece of white cardstock and mark the openings with a pencil
  • stamp three super cute cats from the Mama Elephant Little Cat Agenda set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) into the opening and color the images and the background with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • add some black gel pen to the eyes and noses, some yellow gel pen to the flames  and some shimmer with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Happy Birthday Birds

Hi there,

I would like to share another creation with the Gerda Steiner Designs February/March Digital Stamp Bundle:


I hope you got inspired.

Yours,

Monday, March 6, 2017

Room in your Heart Tag

Hi there,

we are starting a new Mixed Media Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers:

  • use Multi Medium Matte to cover a tag with an old book page
  • add gesso over the top
  • stamp the flowers from the Paper Artsy EKD03 set with Archival Ink (Black Soot)
  • add some more texture to the background with the little rectangles from the Paper Artsy EKD02 set
  • add DecoArt Media Crackle Paste to random spots and let it dry thoroughly
  • apply Prima Marketing Modeling Paste through the Tim Holtz Layering Stencil (Linen)
  • color the images with Derwent Inktese Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • add shading with a black Stabilo All pencil
  • add color to the edges using the Distress Crayon (Pumice Stone)
  • dye a piece of seam binding with Distress Ink (Pumice Stone) and thread it through the hole of the tag

I can't wait to see your creations in the gallery.

Yours,

Tags of Affection Part 6: Favorite Earthling

Hi there,

this is the sixth and final part of the Tags of Affection Series that I created for the Karten-Kunst Blog:

  • use one of the My Favorite Things Stitched Traditional Tags STAX dies to cut a tag from Perfect Colouring Paper
  • cut out the little heart-shaped hole with the help of one of the hearts from the My Favorite Things Tag Builder Blueprints 5
  • stamp the super fun little alien from the Gerda Steiner Designs Alien Invasion set with Versafine (Onyx Black) and add the planets, stars and the sentiment from the same set with the same black ink as well
  • color the images with Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Zest-it
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • ink up the edges of the tag with Distress Ink (Shaded Lilac)
  • thread teal and natural twine through the hole of the tag

Click on the Links below to take a closer look at the other Tags of my little series:

 



Thanks for joining me today - have a wonderful day.

Yours,




Sunday, March 5, 2017

Grow Shine Wish ATC

Hi there,

it is time for another Stencil Sunday and the start of the March Mixed Media Challenge over on the STAMPlorations Blog.

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. 

  • cut out an ATC from watercolor paper using the CUTplorations ATC/Tag Builder die 
  • use an old gift card to apply Prima Marketing Heavy Gesso and add texture with the Ranger Texture Tool #2
  • let this thick layer of gesso dry thoroughly
  • spray some water onto the ATC and apply Liquitex Ink (Muted Violet) over the entire front, dry it with your heat tool and smoosh the card onto your craft mat to pick up leftover ink droplets - repeat the process until you are happy with the result
  • adhere three strips of ribbon to the ATC using Multi Medium Matte 
  • add texture by stamping the adot pattern from the STAMPlorations Scribbly Splattery Grunge set with Archival Ink (Black Soot)
  • apply some Prima Marketing Acrylic Paint (Rich Turquoise) through the ARTplorations Old Rose Prints stencil
  • add a black and white outline to the main flower
  • use the Distress Marker Spritzer, a black alcohol marker and a silver PITT Artist Pen to add fine splatters to the ATC
  • ink up the edges of the ATC with Distress Ink (Black Soot)
  • use three stickers to add the sentiment
  • add some Pico Embellisher dots (Tuxedo Black) as a finishing touch

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,