Friday, April 19, 2024

Annual calendar by ~*Arwen*~

 Hi Lovelies ❤

Welcome back here *mwah*

Today, I like to share the annual calender, I'd made for my sisters Birthday. 

Every year I give her a calendar that starts on her birthday and goes through her birthday the following year.

some close-ups:

And that's the way, how I made it:

1.) First I gather all the materials I need. These are: gray cardboard, cardstock, book corners, binding rings, ribbon.
I cut the gray cardboard to the dimensions 11cm x 15.3cm. I need this twice.
I need cardstock to wrap the cardboard. There should be enough space all around so that the cardboard is generously framed. You will also need 2x cardstock measuring 10.5cm x 14.8cm.

2.) To make it easier to wrap the cardboard, I fold the paper all around beforehand and then cut the corners with a craft knife.Then I glue all 4 sides to the inside.

3.) On one of the two cardboard covers, which will be the back of the calendar, I stick a ribbon as a bookmark in the middle of the top edge. To be on the safe side, stick 2-3cm inside the lid so that the tape holds well.

4.) Now I stick the cardboard covers on the inside with the cut cardstock pieces (dimensions: 10.5cm x 14.8cm)

5.) I now punch the holes for the binding with my Zutter machine.

6.) Now everything is put together. The prescribed pages by hand with the calendar contents. Attach book corners to protect the edges and thread the binding. The binding is completed again with the Zutter. I use watercolor paper as the cover sheet to design. I adjust the size so that there is a small border all around.

All stamps I used:

- Whimsical Leaf Lady Face

- Whimsical Leaf

other supplies:

- Cardboard

- Cardstock

- Watercolorpaper

- VersaFine Clair

- Ribbons

- handmade watercolors

- Book corners

- Labelwriter

- Brads

See ya soon ❤

Friday, April 12, 2024

Spring..... by Tracy Blackwolf

 Hello everyone!

Hopefully we're all done with the snow now- So my project for today is an art tag for Spring!

I started by stamping the tree of life stamp, then the face.
Then I cut out some masks for the eyes so I could color them later. I used a post it note for the mask. Then I sprayed Spray stains until I was happy, then dried with heat tool and repeat until I had it how I wanted.

I also used a paint brush on my brown ink pad to put some branches in the tree.
Then I painted her eyes and lips and added some blue at the bottom corner of the tag for balance.

I stamped the mushrooms and fussy cut and then painted it, gathered some paper flowers and hot glued them on. I added some white gel pen details to the mushroom caps.
Then I stamped the insects and used sparkle gel pens on them.
Last, I found some sentiments from my TH sticker tablet and glued them on. I find they tend to fall off if not glued.
Hope you enjoyed!


Stamps used:
Tree of life with roots         20225
Facial features        5908
Tall mushroom     19117
Dragonfly's          9830 & 9859
Fly                        18952

Other Supplies:
Kaleidacolor ink pad- Fresh greens

Distress spray stains: salvaged patina, squeezed lemonade, saltwater taffy,twisted citron, candied apple, mustard seed

gel pens: White, sparkle, gold sparkle

hot glue

Friday, April 05, 2024

You're beautiful by ~*Arwen*~

 Hi Lovelies ❤

Welcome back on this Blog :)

Today, I like to share my newest postcard:

some close-ups:

all stamps, I used:

- You are beautiful

- Girl with bird cage


other supplies:

. Watercolor paper

.  Cardstock

- Posca white pen

- handmade watercolors

- Micron pen

- Staz on

- VersaFine Clair

See ya soon *mwah*

Monday, April 01, 2024

SYMPATHY CARD by Fran Chalmers

 Hi everyone!

Unfortunately, I have had some sad news over the last week and have had to make a sympathy card.  It's relatively quick to make and I hope you like it.

I wet some card (which holds water well) and then sprinkled Ost. Blue brushos onto it, dabbing the excess water off with a tissue.

When I was satisfied with the amount of colour, and the card was completely dry, I stamped the main stamp in Versafine Clair Nocturn.

I then went round the edge of the mat with a blue Sharpie pen to match the tones in the brushos.

I stamped the inside of the card with the lovely sentiment on grief in Versafine Clair Medieval Blue.

Once I had stuck the mat onto the card, I grounded the tree with some Distress Ink in Blueprint Sketch.

Stamps Used:

Other Items Used:

Brushos (Ost. Blue)
Versafine Clair in Nocturn and Medieval Blue
Distress Ink in Blueprint Sketch
Blue Sharpie Pen

See you next time.

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Moonlight howl by Cathy N

 Good morning, Cathy here with a moonlight mini slimline card. 

I started out making the background with some pigment powers. I did blue and yellow. I then stamped the moon in the corner where I had the yellow. 

I then colored it in more with a yellow marker. 

I then stamped fir tree silhouette on the bottom multiple times.  After that I stamped howling coyote  in the middle of the trees. I added some white spray and layered it on a black card base. 

                                                                          Stamped used: 

                                                                           20157 moon

                                                                          19723 fir tree silhouette 

                                                                          19709 howling coyote 

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Thank you ► Majo


Good Morning, my friends,

 I show you a colorful Card I made for a friend for Easter, using a lot of our beautiful Mixed Media stamps.

I used the following images:

Thank you



Wire Rings

Solid Bubbles

I show you the card in details, to show all the stamping I did in the background:

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a nice Easter and have a good start into the Happy Spring.

Luv ya ♥

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Ray of sunshine.... by Tracy Blackwolf

 Hello everyone!

For todays blog project, I decided to start an art journal.

Here is the first page.

To start out, I sprayed spray stains and some water
I then dried that and painted on some twinkling H2os paints. Then I sprayed black soot spray over all and dried that.

Once dry the sparkly paints showed through very nicely. hard to show on camera but its very subtle and pretty. Next I stamped my girl and wings and cut them out. I decided to leave them uncolored since the page is so dark already,
I found some hand made paper in my stash and tore that and glued it down. I also used some washi tape for added interest. I glued that down as well since it likes to lift off.
Before putting paper on, I stamped bats all around. after paper is on I stamped the headstones. also a note, To help protect the next page I used a larger  thin tag board in-between. You could also use shrink wrap. next, I attached the wings to my girl and put foam tape behind her and stuck her on the page. I stamped the saying and used foam tape on that as well.
And that is it! The note book is by Canson and is labeled mixed media. There are 30 pages and its 5.5 x  8.5 " and the paper weight is 138 pound. I tend to used a lot of water and paint so I wanted a paper that could handle it. I'm very happy with it.
Stamps used:
Lady hair blowing    7006
Cemetery                  18907
I am  a ray of fucking sunshine     20176
Flock of bats    18909
Bat wings set     14339

Other supplies
Distress spray stains;   Black soot, lumberjack plaid, salvaged patina, shaded lilac       
H2O's watercolor paints
handmade papers
washi tapes
Mixed media book

Friday, March 22, 2024

Wobble Nosferatu by ~*Arwen*~

 Hi Lovelies ❤

Welcome back on this Blog!

Today, I wanna share my wobble card. It's the first time, I tried this one and I had so much fun :)


And a short video to see the card "in action" :) 

And that's the way, how I made it:

1.)First I choose my materials for my bobblehead. I took the Nosferatu motif, Staz on for stamping and watercolor paper.

2.) Stamp and cut out the image. I painted around the cut edge with a black pen.

3.) I now color the Nosferatu head with my handmade watercolor paints.

4.) I now glue my wobble to the back of the cut out head. Now it can be put aside for now. We won't need it again until later.

5.) Now the background is designed. For this I choose the Place Face Here stamp. However, I only use the lower part of this. I don't need the hat. I expand the motif with a micronpen.

6.) I color the background with Prima watercolor paints and a water tank brush.

7.) I refine the background with a bat stencil and Distress Oxide.

8.) Now we can stick our wobble head in the correct position on the card.

9.) The final touches and the card is ready.

All stamps, I used:

- Smear/smudge

- Fuck Head

- Vampire Nosferatu

- Place Face here

Other supplies:

- Watercolor paper

- Staz on

- handmade watercolors

- Prima watercolors

- Posca pen white

- Micron pen

- Distress Oxides

- Stencil

- Cardstock

- Wobble embellishment

See ya soon *mwah*