Monday, 13 November 2017

Time to Yodel at Calico Craft Parts

Servus, hi and hollodrio from the Austrian chick on the Calico Craft Parts design team!

After our short holiday in the beautiful Austrian Salzkammergut district with its many lakes and mountains, I was inspired to create something rural and typical Alpine...

Of course the roaring stag is still missing in this picture.....and some good yodeling too. 

I have taken steps images so you can follow me along while I paint my little Alpine landscape (maybe some of you can name the mountain I picked as my model). To see these and the finished project simply click HERE and get taken to the Calico Craft Parts blog. 

Hope to see you over there!
Hugs and have a good start into the week!

Monday, 30 October 2017

Potions & Spells at Calico Craft Parts

Hi, servus and welcome to today's invite over to the Calico Craft Parts Blog, where I am sharing my last Calico Halloween project for this year.

Poisonous potions....

...and creepy crawlies (bot only very tiny ones!) ...

...are awaiting you! 

To see the finished project and check the how-to simply click HERE to get taken to the project post!
I hope to see you over there!

Hugs and Happy Halloween!

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Inuit Esprit at DecoArt Mixed Media - a new project and tutorial!

Hi, servus and thanks for stopping by!
I just found that I completely forgot to share a short invite to the DecoArt Mixed Media Blog, where you can find my latest DT make as one of their proud DT members!

The title of my project is "Inuit Esprit" and I really fell in love with the little Inuit girl and her kite when I first saw her!

I combined a lot of found "treasures" in this piece - left overs from die cuts, jute cord, a little capsule with lichen in it, vintage buttons, Dresden ornaments, a bottle cap and a piece of driftwood from one of our holidays in the beautiful Austrian Salzkammergut district.

I always buy wooden houses when I find them in the sales section at home decor shops because I just love to use them as a substrate for my assemblage pieces. Houses "speak" to us. They evoke special feelings in whatever is "in" a house, is safe, special and treasured, isn't it?

If you want to know how I built the various layers to create the beautiful aged look and depth, you find all the info and steps images over at the DecoArt Mixed Media blog!

Isn't she just gorgeous? I love that rubber stamp (which is a Tiger store design and was a gift from my lovely sister). 

The upper "button" actually is a seedpod that was once part of a necklace.

And I loooove the traces on the driftwood - "drawn" by nature itself!
I am happy that this piece finally found a good "home" - 
in this Inuit girl's house ;)

I hope to see you over at the Mixed Media Blog. 
Simply click HERE to get to the post!

Hugs and happy crafting,

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Halloween Treat Bags for Emerald Creek Dares

Servus, hi, thanks for stopping by and welcome to another Emerald Creek project!

Halloween is fast approaching and I was still in need of some treat I decided to use the awesome Halloween themed EC embossing powders and rubber stamps to decorate some kraft bags and also add little selfmade tags to them...

Sorry for the poor lighting, but the foggy season has already set in over here in capturing the fluorescent colours from the embossing powders wasn't easy...

Here's a list of EC products used:
Ghoultide Greetings rubber stamp

other products used available at EC:

Now the how-to!
The tags first:

I already had some cheap wooden tags from the Dollar Store at home...

...and started with giving them a coat of DecoArt Americana "Plum" acrylic paint on which I sprinkled some EC Tangarine Orange Sparkle and St. Paddy's Day embossing powders while the paint was still wet. Then I used my heat tool to melt the embossing powders.

The Happy Frog and Owls were stamped onto some scrap paper and cut out... I could trace their outlines with a white Stabilo All pencil to the tags:

The marked areas were painted in loose brush strokes with white Gesso:

Then I added some DecoArt media Transparent Yellow Oxide and Gold Green fluid acrylics to tint the white background:

The final images of the frog and owls were stamped onto some tissue paper using archival black stamping ink...

...and then "mod-podged" to the tags:

Some additional touches of white doodling here and  there...

....and I used a permanent black marker around the tags' edges and on the backs to paint them black:

Voilá - the finished tags!

Now on to the bags:

I scraped some black DecoArt media Gesso onto the bags using a palette knife and then sprinkled on Fluorescent Yellow and purple Wysteria Wonder to the left and St.Paddy's Day and Tangarine Orange Sparkle embossing powders to the right bag and heat embossed everything.

I stamped Treepy and "Ghoulish Greetings" in black archival ink onto a third treat bag and added black Gesso around the stamped images with the palette knife. Once that had dried I painted the tree's stem and the quote using a white gel pen.

"Webster" was partially stamped onto the bags around the edges.
I die cut Tim Holtz's "Ornate Frame #2" and "Trick or Treat" quote and heat embossed them with Fluorescent Yellow, Tangarine Orange Sparkle and Wysteria Wonder embossing powders (to adhere the embossing powders to the die cut shapes I used an embossing ink dabber). Then I cut the frame in half and glued each half to one of the bags, accompanied by a Trick or Treat quote in contrasting colour.

The Bat Charm was toned down using Tim Holtz's black soot Distress Paint and the tags and bat were fixed to the bags using black and white brads, that also keep the bags closed. 

Some close ups:

I hope you find one or the other idea useful and fun! 
And maybe you would also consider playing along with Emerald Creek Dares this month! There's a $50 voucher to win - and also a shop discount for the three follower ups. ;)
I hope to see you over there! 

Happy Halloween crafting! 
Claudia xxx

Monday, 16 October 2017

Halloween Chunkies at Calico Craft Parts

Boo!....erm, servus of course! ....and hi!...well, I guess I mainly frightened myself

I am quite sure though that it won't come as shock (or even surprise, because it is the "every other Monday" again), when I say that I would like to invite you over to the Calico Craft Parts Blog where I am sharing some fun and messy chunky Halloween ATCs today.

If you want to know how I created these, simply click HERE to get taken to the post with the tutorial.

Hope to see you over there! 
Have a good start into the week!

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