Dienstag, 15. August 2017

#56 anything goes Challenge by bastel-traum

Heute startet wieder eine neue Herausforderung bei
Today starts a new challenge by

baste-traum/ BLOG

Diesmal geht es ums Thema alles erlaubt. Eine Karte, ein Bild oder eine Geschenkbox... aber auch eine Einladung zum Essen, ins Kino, echt... Wie zeigst Du auf Papier, dass Du jemanden magst, welches Motiv wirst Du wählen? Ich bin schon ganz gespannt, auf Deine Inspiration.

This time it goes around the theme anything goes. A card, a picture or a giftbox... but why not a invitation to a restaurant/ in cinema/ etc.... Now I am curious, how will you show your friend your friendship/ love on paper? Which scene will you use?  I am glad to see your inspiration...

This is my inspiration:

I used a stamp from Simon says stamp "Look for the Miracles"

I used 3 different stamps
"Belindas Borders from Lawn Fawn"
"Borderlicious from Paper Smooches"
"Unforgettable from Wplus9"
...also Distress Ink from Ranger to make the rainbow effect. 

Danke für Deinen Besuch und für einen lieben Kommentar :)
Thanks so much for visiting me and for your lovely comment :)

# 98 Whimsy Challenge August 2017 " with an option of dots"

Welcome to our challenge blog where the Digi Design Team will be taking it in turns every month to host a challenge. Our challenge begins today... You can find the other entries from the DT here.

When you take part in the challenge there is a chance to win a prize of ............

This month is the theme "Anything goes - with an option of dots" you must need one Whimsy stamp (if you want win)... Which one is your choice :)

Here is my DT inspiration to you: 

I use for this challenge images from the August New Release "Wind beneath my Wings", for the background a digitaler from the "School Time Paper Set" and a sentiment from the new set "School Time Sentiments". This time I color the image with my Zig Clean Color brushes, the shadow around the magic horse I used one pencil from my Prismacolor...

On my card you can see dots in the background and on the magic horse :)

Hope you will like it :)

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comment...

Sonntag, 13. August 2017

Slider Card Tutorial Seal/ Penguin from Whimsy

Today I made a tutorial for you all and I hope you liked it...

I made a small film about my card and how I made it...  At first I print out my image on an cardstock, that you can use the Zig Clean Color brushes. I prefer Mixmedia from Canson. 

Now beginn to color… This was my color choice:
grey/ black tone:
010/090/ 097 for the penguin a little darker, as the seal
red tone:
260/ 022
green tone:
044/ 041/ 053
blue tone:
031/ 036/ 032
orange tone:
023/ 052/ 050
brown tone: 

062/ 072

After my coloring I add Liquid Appliqué for bring in texture on the cap's... It is like Magic... It change the structure for your eyes, if you use your heat tool...

...after them I fussy cut out my image, but be carful, because the rod is very thin....

Now I prepare my card background. I made two cuts from the same background it is also a Die from Whimsy Stamps called "Card Builder Many Thanks"

My second hill was to high so I improve it and I made also the slider cut… I hold all in place with a Post it…

... and on the other background I made a sky… For this I used my Puffy Cloud Border Die from Lawn Fawn und cut it to a cardstock… I used only two different  cloud cuts… This is my mask to bring on the ink from my mini cube Distress Ink  Tumbled Glass with a sponge… If you will finish, it will look like this…

I stamp the image from the MFT stamp Cooler with you on the front panel… with my Versamark, sprinkle Embossing Powder (silver) over this and heat embossed this…

It is time to put the card together…. for the slider I used 5 Rappen (Swiss 1 Cent :) and used the cut strip for add later the image an the back from the slider I used dopple sided tape… I glue on this two times dopple sided tape, so it is high enough… It is imprtant, that the slider can work, so you have to look that the tape is not to near… Than bring it on the sky background. On the front panel I add on the down side and on both laterally side dopple side tape… and bring it to the second layer…

Now add the seal, also with dopple sided tape on the paper cut, you have  to shorten it… and give the slide a try… it it works it is perfect, otherwise try till you have it…

That the heart is nearer by the seal I add a little piece of acetate behind the heart and the head from the seal… It is perfect, because you can’t see it…  But now the heart don’t fall into the card background :)

Bring this cool scene to your card base… I used a grey cardstock… (American A2 size)….

I find my background was so empty and I add a few trees and stamped a few birds… This is an optional step…

If you like a print version as an PDF, you can click here... and save your one :)

...and last but not least a small video only for you...

Thanks so much for visit my blog and for use my tutorial… I hope I have it written, that you can understand. If you have any questions, please let me know, so I can help you asap.  I wish you a lot of fun, to create your own Slider Card. If I made any mistake in the text, so sorry, English is my second language and I will never learn out :)

Material Recipe:

Dienstag, 8. August 2017

Watercolor Backgrounds (course Sandy Allnock)

...now I show you my last practice cards... I am still making the course to learn more about the BASIC techniques with watercolor and you can believe me, you don't need experience, you can learn it, if you are a beginner :) 

For this card I used the technique from Lesson 4, Splashed edges and I use a blue color and a purple. It look like a night sky, so I decide to bring up the new stamps from Lawn Fawn "Upon a star". I stamped the stars with white embossing and add Nuvo glowing in the dark drops inside... so the second picture will show a darker version. Can you see the glowing? I used also a grassy border die from LawnFawn and a paperstrip from MFT to finish the first card.

 For my second card with the same technique and with color splashes... I used the Simon Says Stamp Set "Floral Bliss" 
colored the images with my Gansai. I add a few Studio Katia drops. 

... an other technique called Retaining Whitespace... made a lot of fun :) and I found in my happy mail this cute little mouses from Wild Rose Studio (called mice)... So I decided me for a green background... maybe a brown yellow one will work too... After than I made the wheat green, like in the beginning from the growing. The sentiment is from the July my monthly card set from Hero Arts.

...and the last technique I want to show you is the dripped paint... I decide me for Rainbow colors, because I like this very much... The first card was my first practice... but it looks interesting... I choose an Altenew Sentiment, called  Super Script to bring in a big sentiment. 

I am a cute card maker, so I had to made an other one with a cute image... I found also this Gerda Steiner stamp set in my happy Mail (Cheerful Hedgehogs) and think this little guy fits perfectly to this card.... at the first I planed to give him an umbrella, but it looks better without one...

So now you have a lot of inspirations and I hope you like of this cards... 
Thanks for visit my blog and see you again, if I have finished the next levels :)

Freitag, 4. August 2017

Watercolor Backgrounds (course from Sandy Allnock)

Now I understand, brush isn't brush... I tried this technique and I think, ok, I need really practice... after a few examples I was a little frustrated, because my cards didn't look like in the course... So I went to my crafty store near from my home and ask the salesgirl... Here you can't buy Black Velvet, but I said, what it is... in Switzerland called it Feenpinsel (like Fairybrush)... 

The naturell brushes are very expensive and I haven't bought this, because (2 brushes ca. 100$!?)...

So I found an synthetic variant one from DaVinci  Casaneo 12 and 
one from Fibonacci Professional 12... I went go home and try it again and I was surprised, I had the same results like Sandy Allnock...

If you made this course you have to buy a squirlhair brush or similar... but it is important!

Here my cards from lesson 3 Drybrush Edge:

... here I used the sentiments from Altenew "Shadow Play" and the silhouette stamp set from the Monthly Hero Arts kit June...

one the second card I used also the Altenew stamp set "Shadow Play" and colored the image with my at you Spica Glitterpens and my white Gelpen...

Hope you like it again...

THANKS so much for visit my blog :)

Donnerstag, 3. August 2017

New Release Whimsy "Give Thanks Sentiments"

Welcome to RELEASE Week at Whimsy
We have some amazing new stamps, dies and new products to share with you I really hope you will stop by and take look at the NEW RELEASES.

Whimsy Blog

Today I would love to share with you a card used the digital stamp "Give Thanks Sentiment"

My friend Tracy made this stunning sentiments... Now you can choose between you color by yourself or you use a precolor image? What do you prefer? I prefer to color by my self... I used the Pumpkin and the Thanksgiving sentiment...

I color my CAS card with my Prismacolor Pencils and use the traditional fall colors...

Thanks for visit my blog and for your lovely comment :)

Mittwoch, 2. August 2017

Watercolor Backgrounds (course from Sandy Allnock)

I complete my second lesson yesterday and want you show the results, maybe you like it...

.. for this card I used all dogs from "Crazy Dogs" Tim Holtz/ Ranger. I cut 2 stitched border from my Whimsy Die, for better view with the little dogs... I choose the sentiment from an Altenew stamp set called "Super Script"

a wonderful birthday card :), maybe a lot of animals, for me a new experience, normally I made CAS cards...

the other card is very bright and I think I want to make a CAS card, so I used the sentiment from the last Hero Art Monthly Kit July and embossed it white. The Butterflies are also an addition from the last month kit, you can buy it separately... it call's  "Butterly Confetti Fancy Die"...

Thanks for visit my blog and for your lovely comment :)

New Release Whimsy "Penguin Staunt Nick"

Welcome to RELEASE Week at Whimsy
We have some amazing new stamps, dies and new products to share with you I really hope you will stop by and take look at the NEW RELEASES.

Whimsy Blog

Today I would love to share with you a card used the digital stamp "Penguin Staunt Nick with Robe", also "Snowfall Paper"...

I made this card as inspiration for the new challenge:

Is he not cute? I love how he is looking :) It was a great pleasure to color this guy... I used my Prismapencils... It looks like a Christmas in August card?

I add a few details for more interesting, for example Liquid Appliqué for showing felt more realistic and Glossy Accent for the gloves and the beak... now I need Liquid Pearls for the Ribbon..

I find in my stuff a sentiments for the perfect fit... it is from Mama Elephant and calls "Merry Christmas Wishes"

Thanks for visit my blog and for your kind comment in the description below :)

Dienstag, 1. August 2017

New Release Whimsy digital stamps "back to school"

Welcome to RELEASE Week at Whimsy
We have some amazing new stamps, dies and new products to share with you I really hope you will stop by and take look at the NEW RELEASES.

Whimsy Blog

Today I would love to share with you a card used the digital stamp "Back to School Bart", also the one of new "School Time Sentiments".

This is so a super cute Dragon, as I print him I have visit from my nieces, one of them will come to school this year, so I said... so bad that you are no boy, otherwise I had a card for you and show this dragon... Her sister said to my, this will very cool, if I can prepare this card for a girl... because her classes name will be "Dragon class"... What for a great idea? Do you think too? 

This is the card I made for her:

I colored with my Prismacolor Pencils, add a few clouds in the background, also a few flying birds from the Hero Arts Monthly Kit from June 2017.

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind/ lovely comment :)

Montag, 31. Juli 2017

Watercolor Backgrounds (course Sandy Allnock)

I bought yesterday a course from Sandy Allnock, she is a great artist from USA near Seattle... and I learn a lot...

I complete my first lesson today and want you show the results, maybe you like it...

I made this 4 cards with the first technique. Now I will show you the cards one by one and write, which stamps I used...If you have any questions please let me know...

my watercolor is Gansai Tambi set with 36 colors and my paper is an Aquarell paper from Boesner company (matt, natural white, 300g/m2, acid free and age resistent)

Oh, how he loves us

I used the wonderful stamp set from Pinkfresh ((With all my heart)  and hearts from Paper Smooches (Lot's of Love)

batty in Love

an other beautiful stamp from Paper Smooches (Falling for you), fits perfectly to this color... and so I made a tone in tone card, only the teeth and the eyes I made white for a little contrast...


I used for this scene the Hero Arts (Color Layer Koi), this time I use a few colors to bring life in the sea :) and add a few bubbles from Katia Studios.

Color my World

the last stamp comes from C.C. Designs and have the same name how the sentiment :) I also add a few drops to the card

So hope you like my first results from this class :)

I play with my Paper Smooches cards at follow challenge:

Sonntag, 30. Juli 2017

Gerda Steiner "Strawberry Mouse"

now, the month is gone fastly... In a few days is August... and this time I need a little more time to finished my card... must be, that outside the weather was hot and beautiful, time to swim in the river and so on... 

Today I will show you this gorgeous stamp with the cute mouse, eating a strawberry and play along with Gerda Steiner monthly Challenge... 

here is my card :)

I add a few stamps from the Hero Arts monthly Set, from the current month... color all with my ZIG Clean Color brushes...

A simple card and the focus is on the wonderful stamp.

Thanks again for visit my blog and for your sweet comment :)

Freitag, 28. Juli 2017

Scrappers Delights New Release "Charlie and Jill"

Today it's challenge time by Scrapper's Delights :)
Now it is time to cook with Charlie and Jill :) You can choose your image, what you like and you can combine with a background kitchen...

Which digital stamp do you prefer? I used the lady with the mixing tool and the background and made this card.

I also colored the image with my favorite color medium, the Prismacolorpencils... I add a few plants into the kitchen... for the floor I decided me for a wooden one... 

On the weekend where I made this card a baked a cake... Maybe you have fun to bake one for you, so I will share my lovely recipe with you :)

the cakes name is "Joghurtkuchen" it is German and means it is a Yogurt Cake....

ingredients and making

  1. preheat the oven 175°C or 350°F
  2. grease the backing pan, use for this step butter/ oil, what you prefer
  3. use your electric mixing bowl: add 100g Butter & 175g sugar, mix till the sugar is dissolved
  4. after than add 2 eggs (one by one), 1/2 teaspoon vanilla mark and one pinch salt
  5. in a separat bowl mix 250g flower & 2 teaspoon baking powder
  6. now you need 150g Yogurt (nature/ your favorite)
  7. add the flower and the Yogurt alternately to the butter mass , mix till the dough will be smooth
  8. fill the dough to the backing pan
  9. back it, into the preheat oven for 35-40 minutes
  10. use a wooden rod to check the cake, if he is finish, there will be no dough on the rod, maybe in your oven will be faster or slower (in the house it smells delicious), if the cake finish use protection for your hands, please do no hurt yourself, the backing pan will be very hot!
  11. let the cake cool for min. 5 minutes (CAVE! it will be very hot!), after than take the cake carefully out of the backing pan and let them completely cooling down... (use helping tools)
  12. if you want you can made a frosting... you will need 150g powder sugar/ icing sugar and 3-4 tablespoons citron juice. Mix both in a small mixing bowl, if the icing is smooth you can add it with a baking brush to the cake... If you don't like this icing, use your own one :)

So I hope you will like this recipe. Let me know in the description below, if you understand it, if you have questions or how you like the cake :)

Thanks for visit my blog and wish you a great weekend...