Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Fill it with Circular Shapes - Altered Tin for StencilGirl Products

Hi, servus and thanks for stopping by!

Time to share my latest project and video tutorial for StencilGirl Products! This month the theme for the creative team was "Frame it or fill it with circular shapes" and I have not only "filled" a substrate with circular shapes but I also used a circular shaped substrate - a ginger bread tin.




Altering boxes and tins is one of my favourite things to do as I find it very rewarding.

I have done a full video tutorial this time in which I show various ways of creating circular shapes like stencilling on tea or coffee pads for example. The full list of StencilGirl stencils and DecoArt Americana paints and products used is over at the StencilGirl Talk blog. Simply click HERE to get the blog post where you will also find the video and more images of the finished project.



I hope to see you over there soon! 

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia
xxx




Monday, 17 February 2020

In These Very Woods - a Calico Craft Parts Project

Servus, hi and thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you're having a good start into the new week!

It's time for another inspirational project over at the Calico Craft Parts Blog and this time I've created a winter themed project - a door hanger box. The Door Hanger Box Kit is one of Calico Craft Parts' latest releases and it can be used for so much more than to hang it on a door - if you hang it on a hook in your craft room it can hold your ATC and smaller tag blanks for example or crafting tools...or other crafts stuff you like to have at close reach. And as it only hangs you can take it with you wherever you need it with just one grab.

And I found that particular sizes (mostly the medium sizes) of all the other wood shapes from their range are a perfect fit to decorate the door hanger box with! Yay!

This is a close up of the front. The sides have been decorated with beautiful newer and older wood shapes as well - there is a full list of the Calico Craft Parts and DecoArt products used in the blog post. Simply click HERE to get there and check out the how-to.




Hope to see you over at the Calico Craft Parts Blog soon!

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia
xxx




Monday, 3 February 2020

Meet the better half....

...of "The Emperor", who has been starring in my latest project for SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges on my blog here two days ago (simply scroll down to the previous post to check him out)

- "The Empress"! 




She is my make for this week's inspirational project post over at the Calico Craft Parts Blog.

So now they're united as a couple it is time to share the how-to and the list of Calico Craft Parts and DecoArt media products and paints I have used to create this empressing duo. ;)




Simply click HERE to get taken to the blog post with the detailed tutorial and loads of pictures.


Have a good start into the week!
Claudia
xxx




Saturday, 1 February 2020

The Emperor - for SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges

Hi, servus and welcome to the launch of our February challenge over at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

The team and I have once more created a bundle of inspirational projects to push your creativity and this is my make for this month's challenge theme, which is - as always -

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial


(for more info and to check the makes of my teamies and the few challenge rules, simply click on the link at the bottom of this post that will take you to our challenge blog).




I call this little arch shaped mixed media panel "The Emperor" - and instead of sharing the how-to with you today, I would like to ask you to wait two more days until my next Calico Craft Parts post (that will go live on the third and there will be a link here on my blog that will take you there if you don't want to go to their blog directly), where I will introduce to you "The Empress" - his better half AND a detailed tutorial as always. 

For now I would like to share some close ups of "The Emperor":




















As you may already have guessed correctly I have used DecoArt paints and products and Calico Craft Parts for this project.





He looks a bit sad, doesn't he? I am sure he is missing his wife, the Empress. Or maybe his crown is a heavy burden to wear...who knows.

HERE's the promised link to our challenge blog - I hope to see you play along with us soon!
Thanks for stopping by!


Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia
xxx





Tuesday, 28 January 2020

New Design Team - New Creative Adventure!

Hi, servus and welcome to a quite special blog post today - my first appearance as a design team member creating for MarteLAB - the blog of lovely Marcella's Marte store (an Italian online and  bricks and mortar shop situated in Savona, Italy)!

I was so honoured when they invited me to design for them in 2020 and I was generously given a wonderful collection of fabulous AALL & CREATE stamps and stencils to play with. So my first project (and detailed step by step) can be found over on their MarteLAB blog today and I would like to invite you to check it out (by clicking HERE for example).





I've created a set of three small note books and the detailed tutorial shows how to create beautifully layered covers that fit any size of notebooks - so you can use any kind of cheap thin notebooks and customise them to turn them into a beautiful set (which makes for a perfect little self made gift by the way).




I've used some of my favourite techniques, media and tools to create a lot of depth and interest on some of my favourite substrates. ;)




I hope to see you over at the MarteLAB blog soon!

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia
xxx






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