Monday, 19 August 2019

What are Your Favourite Summer Flowers?

I really would like to know! ;)

Hi, servus and thanks for stopping by.
Honestly I have a lot of "favourites" when it comes to flowers, but thistles are definitely one of the flowers that immediately make me feel happy and warm inside because they make me think of joyful, warm summer days spent out in beautiful nature...

As there are so many different beautiful Flora and Fauna wood shapes to choose from in the Calico Craft Parts online store, I guess you may well find your favourite flower there too. I used a thistle wood shape (of coures) as the starring flower on my summer themed tag.

As you can see on the sneak peek image it has gotten some company...
If you hop over to the Calico Craft Parts Blog to check out the finished tag and blog post, you will find a short how-to and also the list of craft shapes and info on paints and crackle media I have used.

Hugs and happy crafting!

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Customised Clipboard for StencilGirl

Hi, servus and thanks so much for stopping by!

Today I am sharing my latest project done with some fab stencils and DecoArt paints and products over at the StencilGirl Talk blog and this is a short invite to it.

I found some cheap MDF kits in a dollar store that come with everything you need to decorate these and put them together - stickers, glue and brush - but I decided to only use the MDF pieces and decorate them my own way (I will give the stickers to my lovely niece) using some of the lovely stencils from StencilGirl Products.

I loved that sentiment and had to have that stencil and combined it with a gorgeous stars and some mark making stencils from their incredibly wide and artsy range. A full tutorial video and products list and how-to infos can be found over at the StencilGirl Talk blog. Simply click HERE to get taken to the blog post with the video and loads of images and tipps.

I hope to see you over there! 

Hugs and happy crafting!

Monday, 5 August 2019

Create a Fun Summer Beach Scene with Calico Craft Parts!

Hi, servus and thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have been enjoying a wonderful summer so far!

As on every other Monday I would like to invite you once more to visit the Calico Craft Parts Blog to check out my latest project that involves a palm tree on a sandy beach, a happy dolphin and a bathing beauty striking a casual pose and ....well, you'll find out by visiting the blog. And you will also find out about my bathing cap trauma there. lol

To get to the blog simply click HERE (or on the logo at the bottom of this post). Hope to see you over there soon!

Enjoy your summer holidays! 


Monday, 22 July 2019

Beautiful Demoiselles - ATC

Hi, servus and welcome to my usual invitational Monday blog post to inform you about my latest Calico Craft Parts project that has just gone live at their inspirational blog.

Summer over here in Vienna is always very hot and the people try to escape the heat of the city as often as they can. Gladly Vienna has some beautiful bathing spots to go to like public swimming baths in the Vienna Woods or swimming spots along the Danube but one of my most favourite places to go to is located in the Danube Wetlands south of Vienna - the Lobau. I love that you can also watch a lot of interesting and rare animals and insects there!

One of these are the beautifully sparkling "beautiful demoiselles" - a special damselfly that loves this kind of environment. It is such a joy to watch them do their amazing deep blue sparkle magic thus outshining the sparkling reflections of the sun on creeks.

I have tried to capture a bit of that magic on an ATC, using DecoArt paints and products on the Calico Craft Parts and ATC blank. The finished ATC, some images that show the metallic sparkle and a how-to are as always awaiting you over at the Calico Craft Parts Blog. Simply click HERE to get there.

Wishing you a happy summer!

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Pod of Whales Notebook - a Gelli Arts & DecoArt Project

Hi, servus and thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have been enjoying a lovely summer so far!

Today's post is meant to invite you over to the DecoArt Mixed Media Blog, where the DecoArt Mixed Media Design Team are sharing projects throughout this month that were all done using Gelli Arts products (Gelli Plates and Gelli Arts gel printing tools) and the wonderful DecoArt premium acrylic paints. A round up of all the projects for July can be found HERE.

The team were all given Gelli Plates and brayers, so we could go wild and experiment and indulge in heavy gel plate printing with creating piles of beautiful prints, some of which we used to create a bundle of summer themed inspiring projects that will all be shared on the Mixed Media Blog during July. You even get the chance to win a fab bundle of Gelli Arts and DecoArt products! Information on how to enter the giveaway can be found over at the DecoArt Mixed Media Blog as well as the Gelli Arts blog.

My project that goes live today was inspired by my love for the ocean and especially for whales, so I went for refreshing blues and greens when picking paints for my gel plate prints ;)

Here's a picture of my work space covered with the Gelli Arts texture tool (the Gelli Plate is hidden somewhere underneath the prints), DecoArt premium (and Americana Titanium White) paints and the prints I had picked for creating my Mixed Media Blog project.

...and here (yay...just found it again!) is the picture that shows all the DecoArt premium paints and Gelli Arts Gelli Plate and special tools I used (and also the die cut masks and foam stamps I used to create my collage papers). Somehow the brayer I used didn't make it into the picture, but it is somewhere close by... no gel plate printing without a proper brayer to spread the paints, right?

In my tutorial that can be found over at the DecoArt Mixed Media Blog today, I am not only sharing a detailed step by step on how to make gel plate prints using masks and stencils and how to create an art journal using these prints together with grey board and cutting die, but I am also sharing how to use the papers you clean the brayer on and make them part of the finished project.

Curious? Good! 

I hope to see you over at the Mixed Media Blog. And good luck with the prize draw!!! ;)

Hugs and happy crafting!

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