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Montag, 15. Januar 2018

Canvas "Music" for the CCB January Crew Challenge

Hello everybody, a warm welcome to my blog!
This time I have a canvas to share with you. I made it for the Canvas Corp Brands Crew Challenge.

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*Your inspiration is MUSIC
* Your project can be anything connected to music - make a instument, art journal, book cover, layout about your fav singer, or be inspired by a record cover. The imagination is your limits there.

*Use any technique/material you want but it must be 75% CCB products

Here is my submission:

For the story, that tells this canvas I have to go a little bit further to explain.
In my church community in Kochel am See we have a wonderful little church, which became 100 years old in 2014.
Bildergebnis für kirche kochel evangelisch
On christmas in 2013 the organ in the church broke down and we needed a new one - which is very expensive you can imagine. We collected donations - and, how exciting, last year we could buy a new organ! The inauguration was at the first Advent 2017, and Oh! How incredibly gorgeous the new organ sounds! 
If you want to see more pictures you can find them here.
The old organ was dismantled and we decided to sell the old organ pipes, the proceeds are for our church.
Well, I took some of them, having in mind to do something beautiful with them - and this is the result!

Here is what I did:

First I gathered some of the organ pipes, a picture from our little church and some of my CCB goodies (well, I didn´t use them all, but nearly).

I primed the organ pipes with white Gesso to get some grip for the paint. Then I took 
Glimmer Glaze Paint - Saffron and painted them several times until I was satisfied.  

After this I gave them a random coat with metalic wax and polished them.

I took a canvas, some old music sheets and one of the gorgeous Mixed Media Origins - Hoot .
I thought, I would use paper from the Achitextures paper pad, but I didn´t.

I tore the papers and glued them down onto the canvas using Matte Medium.

I added the distressed photo of our little church and glued it down too. When dry, I toned everything down with whit Gesso.

Through a stencil I added Texture Paste.
Then I colored the background with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and Base Board Mist Paint Cardboard.

These GM I used:

Imperial Blue
Jack Frost
Tattered Leather

With another stencil I added some more color. I sprayed GM Dragonfly and when dry I took DI Peacock feather for a crispier image.

I arranged my organ pipes and glued them down. The biggest one I secured with some wire additionally.

Now I mixed Art Stones and Mini Art Stones with Matte Medium and High Impact Paint Light Gold and Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam Turquoise and put it beside the pipes for more interest.

When everything was dry I added some colored flowers, some leaves, did some stamping, added some Gold here and there and dry brushed parts with white Gesso. At last I added some specks with white Gesso and I was done.

Now I hope you liked my "Music" Canvas!
Thank you for your visit today and don´t forget to have a look at the CCB blog to see what my teamies made for this challenge!

Donnerstag, 11. Januar 2018

Birthday Card with a Infusions Background

Hello all, welcome to my blog today!
First of all I want to wish you a happy New Year.
This is my first post this year for Country View Challenges. I struggled with some health issues the last view weeks, so I missed the first take on the January challenge "everything goes".

So now here is my one take for this month.

Here is what I did:

I took some Mixed Media papers, cut it to size and primed it with Gesso.

 After the Gesso was dry, I sprayed some water on top, took some of my Infusions (Green Man and Magenta), sprinkled them randomly and sprayed more water to spread.
I dried it and repeated the steps several times.

I am absolutely in love with Infusions! The powder is so versatile with it´s different shades and colors in it! You have to try them if you didn´t yet.
When I was satisfied with the result, I did some stamping with some stamps from PaperArtsy and a stamp set from Tim Holtz. I used my little Archival Ink stamp pads. I really love them, they are a cheap way to have a selection of inks.
I stamped my sentiment and cut it out.
Then I chose a picture (finnabair), matted it and put my card together: Some lace, some flowers, some cut out butterflies, that´s it!

I hope you liked my card and feel inspired to join in with our challenge. There is time enough to make something beautiful and, as you know, you have the chance to win a 20£ voucher for the shop!

I want to join in with the following challenges: at the moment I love to use Infusions and my all time favourites are background stamps!

Dienstag, 5. Dezember 2017

Funny Santa

Hello all,
today I want to show you my second project for the December Challenge over at Country View Challenges!
Do you know this - you need a few of christmas cards, you can send by mail. So they can not be decorated too bulky and shouldn´t be too heavy weight, you don´t want to pay too much.
I made a fun card, you can easily send and which is good to make in series.

And this is what I did:
 First I cut out circles from specialty stamping paper.
 Then I cut out slightly bigger circles in colors fitting to the cards to mat the white circles.
 I chose the background papers.
 Now I stamped the funny Santa in the middle of the circles with Archival Ink.
 Now I colored the Santa. First the hat.....

 .....the nose.....
....shading to the beard.
 With the same colors of the hat I colored the sentiment stamp, cut it out and matted it.
 Now I cut out some Tim Holtz Greenery and then I put everything together.
Here are my cards:

I really love that fun stamp!

Now I hope you will share you christmas makes with us and join in with our challenge!
You have muuuuuuuch time left! =)

Now I want to thank you for your visit and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Have a good time and we will hopfully meet again next year!

Freitag, 1. Dezember 2017

Celebrate the Season! - DT-Project for Country View Challenges

Hello dear Blogfriends, welcome to my blog today!
The countdown is running - only 24 days left to Christmas.
But it´s also the first of the month, what means: a new challenge over at Country View Challenges.
This time the lovely Debs is hosting the theme:  "Christmas Theme, Reds, Greens & (optional) Rust"

I made a very vintage card in red and green.

And this is what I did:

First I chose a nice patterned background paper and a fitting image. The background paper I distressed at the edges with a knife, colored the edges with green Archival ink and DO frayed burlap. Then I glued it down on top of a card.
 I fuzzy cut the image and distressed the edges again with DO frayed burlap.
I matted the image with green cardstock, added some cardboard at the back and glued it onto the card. 
Now I took some chipboard pieces and painted them with white Gesso, 
 colored them with Archival Ink Library Green
and heat embossed the pieces with two different green embossing powders. 
Then I put them around the image, added some liquid pearls in red and glued down some flowers. 
 Now I stamped a seasonal stamp and embossed it with the same green embossing powder as I used on the chipboard pieces.

 To make the sentiment fit better, I used again DO frayed burlap and drippled some water on top for even more interest.
I glued it down with foam squares, 
and lastly I added some white splatters with watered down Gesso.

Here are some close ups: 

Well, that´s it for today, I´ll be back at the 5th of December with my second inspiration, I hope to see you here again!
Now I hope you will find time to join in with our challenge this month, as usual you have the chance to win a 20 £ voucher for the shop!

Thank you for your visit and try to have a not too busy time!