Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Laundry Cat

Hi there,

the Gerda Steiner Designs February/March Digital Stamp Bundle is available and this is my first creation using one of the fabulous images:

  • color the adorable Cat on Laundry Basket which is available as part of the February/March Digital Stamp Bundle with Copic, Delta, DIY and Touch Twin Brush Markers
  • cut a stitched panel from watercolor paper and stamp a little scene using images from the Paper Smooches Squeaky Clean set and Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • color these background images with Stabilo Aquacolor Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • stamp the sentiment from the Gerda Steiner Designs Monster Fun set with Versafine (Imperial Purple)
  • add little tiles with the help of the Memory Box Distressed Grid stencil and Distress Ink (Pumice Stone)
  • add Glossy Accents to the washing machine door and add a little yellow enamel dot as its handle
  • mount the panel onto a kraft cardbase

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,



Warm Wishes Cup

Hi there,

I created this Winter Card using a non-Winter image for the Skipping Stones Design Blog:

  • stamp the beautiful flower cup from the Skipping Stones Design Coffee Volume #2 set with Versafine (Vintage Sepia) onto watercolor paper - I used my MISTI to stamp the image several times to get a crisp impression on the textured surface
  • color the image and the background with Jaxon Aquarelle watercolors
  • add splatters with gold from the same watercolor set
  • stamp the sentiment from the Klartext-Stempel Lasse & Peer set with Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • cut out a black stitched frame with the help of one of the Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers and one of the Tattered Lace Torn Edge Rectangles
  • cover the frame with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter for extra sparkle and shine

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,



Monday, February 27, 2017

Tags of Affection Part 5: For you - Für Dich!

Hi there,

this is the fifth part of the Tags of Affection Series that I created for the Karten-Kunst Blog:

  • use one of the My Favorite Things Stitched Traditional Tags STAX dies to cut a tag from Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock
  • cut out the little heart-shaped hole with the help of one of the hearts from the My Favorite Things Tag Builder Blueprints 5
  • stamp the adorable little hedgehog from the Penny Black Critters in Love set and add some hearts from the Gerda Steiner Designs Happy Hoppy set with Versafine (Vintage Sepia)
  • color the images with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • stamp the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Runde Siegel set with Versafine (Vintage Sepia)
  • thread pink and natural twine through the hole of the tag

Click on the Links below to take a closer look at the other Tags of my little series:

 




I hope you got inspired.

Yours,



Sunday, February 26, 2017

Fly ATC

Hi there,

it is time for another Stencil Sunday over on the STAMPlorations Blog.

If you are interested in the products I used or other STAMPlorations, ARTplorations or CUTplorations products, I have a special treat for you: use the discount code STAMPGIRLTANJA and get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies.

  • cut out an ATC from watercolor paper using the CUTplorations ATC/Tag Builder die 
  • use an old gift card to apply Prima Marketing Heavy Gesso and add texture with the Ranger Texture Tool #2
  • let this thick layer of gesso dry thoroughly
  • spray some water onto the ATC and apply Liquitex Ink (Muted Pink) over the entire front, dry it with your heat tool and smoosh the card onto your craft mat to pick up leftover ink droplets - repeat the process until you are happy with the result
  • stamp two butterflies from the STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies set with VersaMagic (Malted Mauve) onto tissue paper
  • glue the tissue paper pieces onto the ATC using Multi Medium in the matte finish
  • add shading with a PITT Artist Pen (Cold Grey IV)
  • add texture by stamping the alphabet from the STAMPlorations Scribbly Splattery Grunge set with Archival Ink (Watering Can)
  • mix Multi Medium Matte with Primary Elements (Teal Zircon) and clear glitter and apply it through the ARTplorations Foiled Again Mini stencil
  • ink up the edges of the ATC with Distress Ink (Black Soot)
  • use a sticker to add the sentiment
  • let some Pico Embellisher (Teal Zeal) drip down the ATC for an extra dramatic look

I hope you got inspired and don't forget to join us for our Mixed Media Challenge over at the STAMPlorations Blog. The theme is always anything mixed media except a card. You must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The Linky closes at the end of the month.

Yours,



Saturday, February 25, 2017

A Day for Daisies

Hi there,

this is kind of a sad occasion. This will be the last post on the a Day for Daisies Blog for quite some time and we all used our favorite images once again to honor Tammy's wonderful creations.

Today is the first day of our ADFD Blog Hop - a celebration of all of the beautiful images Tammy has created over the years. As a special surprise for Tammy, we have a combination of current and former DT members participating in the hop. Her art and generous heart have touched us all. We want to take a moment to show our gratitude and thank Tammy for the blessings and joys we have received as members of the ADFD DT.

Our theme is “A Collection of ADFD Favorites” - so each DT member’s blog you visit will share something she has created with one of her favorite ADFD images. The hop has hidden prizes - a commenter from each hidden prize stop will win a choice of one image from the ADFD Shop! You won’t know where the prizes are hidden, so be sure to leave a comment at each stop of the Hop! Our Blog Hop will run from 7:00 a.m. eastern standard time on Saturday, March 25, 2017 until 9:00 p.m. eastern standard time on Tuesday, March 27, 2017.

In addition to the Blog Hop, we invite you to share your Favorite ADFD image in the final ADFD Blog Challenge. The linky will stay open until Friday, March 3rd. All prize winners will be announced on the ADFD Blog on Saturday, March 4, 2017. We hope you will join our celebration of the thousands of images Tammy has created. Rules for the challenge are posted on the right sidebar of the ADFD Blog - the last spot of the stop! Are you ready to HOP?!?

  • color the adorable A Day for Daisies Sweet Dragon with Copic, Delta and Touch Twin Brush Markers
  • add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils and Zest-it
  • draw in some little dots on his tail with a white gel pen
  • cover the larger dots with Glossy Accents for extra dimension
  • use the CUTplorations ATC Tag Builder die to cut an ATC from black cardstock
  • create a background with the help of Distress Paints (Picket Fence, Dusty Concord, Broken China, Evergreen Bough, Weathered Wood) and a brayer
  • apply Versamark through the ARTplorations Foiled again Mini stencil and heat-emboss the pattern with WOW! Magical Mauve embossing powder
  • add more texture by stamping elements from the STAMPlorations Scribbly Splattery Grunge set with Archival Ink (Watering Can)
  • stamp the dots from the same stamp set with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • cut a strip from black cardstock using one of the My Favorite Things Stitched Sentiment Strips
  • stamp the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Stamps Many Mini Messages set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with that same white embossing powder used on the dots
  • darken the edges with a Distress Crayon (Black Soot)

Enjoy the rest of the hop.

                                                            Danielle                                               
                                                           Daria                                               
                                                           *Tanja*                                               

Have a day for daisies.

Yours,





Friday, February 24, 2017

Bee Mine

Hi there,

I would like to show you another creation over on the A Day for Daisies Blog:

  • color the A Day for Daisies Bee with Delta, Copic and Touch Twin Brush Markers
  • add details with a white gel pen and dimension with Nuvo Crystal Drops (Morning Dew)
  • mask of the stitched rectangle and leave a circle - add color to that space with Distress Inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Scatterd Straw, Wild Honey) and a Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • stamp some hearts from the Lawn Fawn Bee Mine set with Altenew Crisp Ink (Velvet)
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Versamark onto a strip of black cardstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • add strips of red glitter paper to both sides of the panel before adhering it to a white cardbase

Have a day for daisies.

Yours,

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Let it snow

Hi there,

I have created another Winter Card for the Stamping-Fairies Blog:


Wenn ihr den Post lieber auf deutsch lesen wollt, klickt hier, um zum Stamping-Fairies Blog zu gelangen.

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,




Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Welcome little Bunny

Hi there,

we are starting a Photo Inspiration Challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More:


  • stamp one of the adorable bunnies from the Lili of the Valley Bunny Wishes Trio set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) and color the image with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils and Zest-it
  • add shimmer to the balloon and the tiny hearts with the Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen
  • score a grid pattern into a strip of watercolor paper and add color with Distress Inks (Hickory Smoke, Cracked Pistachio) and a Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • mist the strip with Pearlized Water
  • cut out a stitched panel from grey cardstock and adhere a piece of washi tape across it
  • stamp the sentiment from Avery Elle Storybook with Versafine (Smokey Gray)
  • add some clouds cut from vellum with the help of the Leabilities Farm dies

Have a wonderful day.

Yours,



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Love ya Bear

Hi there,

on this project I am using the Surprise Bonus Stamp from the Gerda Steiner Designs January/February Digital Stamp Bundle:

  • color the Gerda Steiner Designs Sitting Bear image which is available as part of the January/February Digital Stamp Bundle with Distress Markers, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a damp watercolor brush
  • add color and splatters to a stitched panel cut from watercolor paper using Jaxon Aquarelle watercolors
  • stamp the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words set with Archival Ink (Garden Patina) and use the matching die to cut it out
  • add Pretty Pink Posh Sequins (4mm and 6mm Sparkling Clear) as final embellishments

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Monday, February 20, 2017

Art Journal Cover

Hi there,

I would like to share a new Step-by-Step Tutorial over on the STAMPlorations Blog with you.
If you are interested in the products I used or other STAMPlorations, ARTplorations or CUTplorations products, I have a special treat for you: use the discount code STAMPGIRLTANJA and get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies.


I hope you got inspired.

Yours,







Sunday, February 19, 2017

Stamp Connection #22

Hi there,

connected through our love for card making, blogging and being from Germany we (Cornelia from Stempel Spass and I) decided to create a monthly project within predefined requirements. We are going to show you the result every 3rd Sunday of the month and this is our 22nd transatlantic get-together!

Our requirement for this meet-up was:
Valentine's Day

This time we have a special guest. I invited the wonderful Wiebke from KomMa-designed to share her Valentine's Day creation with us. So make sure to visit her blog by clicking on this link.


  • create a little envelope from patterned paper
  • I took a 6,5'' square and scored it at 1 3/4'' on the left and right side, at 3/8'' at the bottom and at 1 1/4'' at the top
  • shape the flap with the help of one of the CUTplorations ATC Tag Builder dies
  • cut out the CUTplorations Peace Love Joy die from pink cardstock and cut it apart
  • cover the sentiment with the Pico Embellisher (Shimmer)
  • stamp some images from The Greeting Farm Wood Friends and Cuddly Thanks sets and color them with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • add details with a white gel pen and more shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils

If you are interested in the products I used or other STAMPlorations, ARTplorations or CUTplorations products, I have a special treat for you: use the discount code STAMPGIRLTANJA and get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies. 


Now make sure to hop over to see Cornelia's Creation.

Thanks for stopping by. We hope to see you again at the ...



Yours,



Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bringing you Love Tag

Hi there,

I have a brand new project over on the A Day for Daisies Blog for you:

  • color the adorable A Day for Daisies Bringing you Love image with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a damp watercolor brush
  • add some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter
  • cut out a tag from watercolor paper and create a background with the help of the Carta Bella Petite Dot stamp, Versamark and Stampendous Shabby Pink embossing enamel
  • add some color with watercolors (Prima Marketing, Winsor & Newton)
  • cut out the Lawn Fawn Scripty Love die from purple glitter cardstock
  • dye a piece of seam binding and thread it through the hole of the tag

Have a day for daisies.

Yours,


Friday, February 17, 2017

Get Well Soon Bear

Hi there,

this is my fourth project using the Gerda Steiner Designs January/February Digital Stamp Bundle:

  • color the poor little Gerda Steiner Designs Sick Bear which is available as part of the January/February Digital Stamp Bundle with Distress Markers, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a damp watercolor brush
  • add little details with a white gel pen
  • use one of the My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Square STAX to cut around the image
  • stamp the My Favorite Things Diagonal Stripes Background with Avery Elle Pigment Ink (Silver Fox) onto a stitched panel cut from grey cardstock and stamp the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Stamps Many Mini Messages with Versafine (Onyx Black) driectly onto that panel

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Birthday Wishes Yeti

Hi there,

I created this fun Winter Birthday Card for the Stamping-Fairies Blog:


Wenn ihr den Post lieber auf deutsch lesen wollt, klickt hier, um zum Stamping-Fairies Blog zu gelangen.

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,





Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Lacy Edges Tag and Card

Hi there,

there is a Mini Release Blog Hop over on the STAMPlorations Blog and I got the chance to work with the fabulous new Lacy Edges and Borders die set.
If you are interested in the products I used or other STAMPlorations, ARTplorations or CUTplorations products, I have a special treat for you: use the discount code STAMPGIRLTANJA and get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies.


My first project is a Coffee Tag/Bookmark:

  • cut out a tag from Gmund Beer Paper
  • use one of the versatile CUTplorations Lacy Edges and Borders dies on both sides of the tag
  • stamp the circle and two cute little coffee icons from the STAMPlorations Coffee Petites set with Versafine (Vintage Sepia)
  • add the sentiment from the STAMPlorations All you need is Coffee set with that same brown ink
  • mask off the coffee icons and the space around the circles and add an ombre background using Distress Inks (Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean) and a Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • remove the masks and add some splatters with the Prima Marketing Metallic Accents
  • color the images with Copic, Delta and Touch Twin Brush Markers
  • ink up the edges of the tag and dye a piece of seam binding with Distress Ink (Ground Espresso)
  • thread the seam binding through the hole of the tag to finish it

My second project is a vibrant Mixed Media Card:

  • create a background on a piece of watercolor paper using watered-down Distress Re-Inkers (Picket Fence, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry)
  • use one of the brand new CUTplorations Lacy Edges and Borders dies on the right side of the panel
  • mix some DecoArt Media Crackle Paste with Distress Re-Inker (Wilted Violet) and apply it through on of the hearts of the ARTplorations Zen Hearts stencil
  • let the crackle paste dry thoroughly
  • ink up the edges of the panel and the raised areas with Distress Ink (Black Soot)
  • cut out the CUTplorations Happy word die from black cardstock and cover the sentiment with Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter
  • use a sticker for the second part of the sentiment and a label from the Dymo Label Maker for the third part
  • stamp the script from the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Elements set with Delicata (Silvery Shimmer) for more texture
  • add splatters with black gouache
  • add a strip of silver glitter paper to the right side of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase

Don't forget to leave comments for there a prizes to be won:
1 winner of a $15 gift certificate and 1 winner of her choice of either the Lacy Edges or Winter & Spring Stitched Landscape dies.
Commenting closes on Tuesday, February 21st.
Winners will be announced on March 10th.
Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Yours,



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Love Heals Tag

Hi there,

today, I would like to show you my second creation for the Love TAGplorations Hop over on the  STAMPlorations Blog. If you are interested in the products I used or other STAMPlorations, ARTplorations or CUTplorations products, I have a special treat for you: use the discount code STAMPGIRLTANJA and get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies.


  • cut out a CUTplorations Luggage Tag from watercolor paper
  • apply Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke) through the ARTplorations Hidden Hearts stencil
  • cover the whole Tag with Distress Ink (Cracked Pistachio)
  • mist it with Pearlized Water for more shine and texture
  • stamp some elements from the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge set with Archival Ink (Watering Can) to add interest to the background
  • ink up the edges of the tag with Distress Ink (Black Soot)
  • stamp the STAMPlorations Sketched: Rose with Versafine (Smokey Gray) onto a piece of watercolor paper, cut it out, color the edges with a black PITT Artist Pen and color the image with Derwent Inktense Pencils
  • add the sentiment using stickers
  • dye a piece of seam binding with Distress Ink (Cracked Pistachio) and thread it through the hole of the tag

Enjoy the rest of the hop and don't forget to comment and link up your own Love TAGplorations projects. The Winners will be announced on March 10th.


Yours,



For you

Hi there,

this is my third project using the Gerda Steiner Designs January/February Digital Stamp Bundle and I created this sweet Valentine's Day Card:

  • color the Gerda Steiner Designs Puppy with Sign image which is available as part of the January/February Digital Stamp Bundle with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  •  add highlights with a white gel pen
  • stamp the sentiment from the My Favorite Things Gift Tag Greetings set with Versafine (Onyx Black) directly into the sign
  • cut out a heart from watercolor paper using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Heart Stackables
  • create an ombre look by applying Distress Ink (Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry) with a Mini Ink Blending Tool - mist the heart with Pearlized Water for extra sparkle and texture
  • run a stitched panel cut from Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock through the Big Shot together with the We R Memory Keepers Dotted Next Level embossing folder

Hope to see you again soon.

Yours,

 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Clown Hugs

Hi there,

I would like to show you this adorable project over on the A Day for Daisies Blog:

  • color the adorable A Day for Daisies Miss Polly Clown with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a damp watercolor brush
  • ink up the edges and part of the background with Distress Ink (Dusty Concord)
  • stamp the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Stamps Many Mini Messages set with Versamark onto a strip of black cardstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • mount the panel onto a piece of matching Distress Cardstock before adhering it to a cardbase
  • add highlights with a white gel pen and Distress Stickles Clear Rock Candy to the nose for extra sparkle and dimension

Have a day for daisies.

Yours,

Tags of Affection Part 4: Magical Day

Hi there,

this is the fourth tag in my Tags of Affection Series for the Karten-Kunst Blog:

  • use one of the My Favorite Things Stitched Traditional Tags STAX dies to cut a tag from Perfect Colouring Paper
  • cut out the little heart-shaped hole with the help of one of the hearts from the My Favorite Things Tag Builder Blueprints 5
  • stamp the wonderful unicorn from the Avery Elle Be a Unicorn set with Memento (Tuxedo Black), mask it off and stamp the rainbow from the same set into the background
  • color the images with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • add shimmer with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter
  • add little hearts from the same stamps et with Altenew Crisp Ink (Puffy Heart, Lavender Fields, Ocean Waves)
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Versafine (Smokey Gray)
  • thread teal and silver twine through the hole of the tag

Click on the Links below to take a closer look at the other Tags of my little series:




Be sure to stop by again next Monday for Part 5 of the Tags of Affection Series.

Yours,