Thursday, November 15, 2018

Basteltraum's Challenge #71 Winter/Christmas


Hello, crafty friends!

Are you already in mood for Christmas? Well, to be honest, I am not. But this is the second card I made this year for Christmas and it kinda put me closer to it - and let's face it, there are only 39 days left - so I actually should hurry :-)))

And maybe the latest bastel-traum Challenge will bring you the right mojo for it - it's all about Christmas and/or winter themed cards.

My card is a pretty simple one. I used an embossing folder for a knitted background and stamped several leaves,  a pine cone and berries with layering stamps. I love this technique, you get such beautiful results in almost no time (comparing to traditional coloring :-) ).

I made my arrangement with some foam tape to achieve more depth. I think this design would be great for mass producing; although I hat mass producing, Christmas is the time of the year we all have to do it, right?? :-))

I hope I turned your Christmas mojo on, in case it was still absent and I would love to see you playing along with us!

Crafty hugs,


Sunday, October 28, 2018

Happy Insta Girls Halloween Blog Hop


Hello, crafty friends!

We, the Happy Insta Girls, did it again! An amazing Halloween blog hop :-) And the fun part is always, no one knows what he will get and from who. Only where to send a card and a sweet treat; like secret Santa :-)

So LOOK at this what I got from my super talented and sweet friend Anni! My jaw dropped when I opened the package this week; isn't her creation simply FANTABULOUS?!? These are the most spectacular alcohol ink backgrounds I have ever seen so far. And those monsters are absolutely adorable. The treat box even has my name on the back and a magnetic closure. I am totally wowed by this creation - even the chocolate lollies are spooktacular! Thank you again so much for this mastered Halloween surprise, Anni!! xxx And I blame you that I need now the whole range of alcohol inks , but I forgive you, lol :-)))



So let's see what I did for my friend Biggi :-)




I created a card with digital stamps by Isabel Cristina. I printed the images first on Copic friendly paper and colored all images with my Copic markers and some Polychromos pencils. Then I fussycut all images and set them aside. The sky is sponged with Distress Oxides and the moon is painted with regular watercolors. If you take a closer look you can see the moonlight reflexions on the roofs of the houses in the background. For this, I used a finger dauber and some white pigment ink to achieve those reflexions. The sentiment is lettered freehand with a Posca marker (because I haven't any Halloween sentiment as stamp, shame on me, lol :-) )

I thought those shiny, green chocolate nougat frogs are the perfect Halloween treat and I wanted them to stay put in the packaging box, so I mounted every single one with a piece of foam tape onto the tissue paper, which was taped onto the bottom of the packaging box, too. Yeap, I am a control freak :-)

I hope that my friend Biggi liked it and that I could make her smile :-)

So hop now over to Biggi's blog to see what she created - I bet it is AMAZING!

In case you got lost on the hop, on the very bottom you will find all girls again to jump in anywhere :-)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!




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