Thursday, 23 March 2017

Stamped clementine box with Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs

During the winter my daughter finished at least 10 clementine boxes, I mean she had eaten at least 10x2kg clementines just by herself :-) And because I didn't want to throw them away (either environment friendly way or not), I altered them. From two of them I have made storage boxes for my nephews' toys. 

The first one looks like this:

From the internet I fished a picture from the original box to show you how it looked before:

Here are my photos before the colouring:

I painted the boxes white with acrylic paints (DecoArt Americana White Wash). I put at least two coats on each side. 

I stamped the images with Ranger Archival ink (Potting Soil), then I sprinkled with Ranger clear embossing powder, and after I melted the powder.

I coloured the images with DecoArt Americana acrylic paints.

Here are the photos of the final result.

In the end I put a layer of matte varnish to protect the surface.

I don't know what my nephew will keep in this box but I put my daughter's Tsum Tsum collection in it to show how handy this box  is to store toys.

Soon I will come with my other box which will be decorated with the Katzelkraft dogs.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Card with robot and metallic background

Hello everybody, let me show you my second inspirational piece of our March challenge - Be inspired by Tim Holtz. I bet that this challenge is many crafters' favourite, like Tim and his products and his techniques.

As I was a huge fan of Tim's challenges (the "12 tags of....") I chose the techniques from there.

The background is from here: 12 tags of 2016 - January.

The watercolouring is from here: 12 tags of 2016 - July.

What I used:

Ranger Embossing Powder, Clear

Ranger Distress Markers

Ranger Distress ink pad, Hickory Smoke - for the edges of the mixed media papers

black paint


If you have a project which was inspired by Tim Holtz (his products, his techniques), please don't forget to join our challenge where you can win a £20 voucher!

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Egg shaped Easter card by Tim Holtz

I have made this egg shaped Easter card for the Country View Crafts blog, so you can find my step by step tutorial there.

I hope you like it! Happy crafting!

With my card I would like to join:
- the March challenge of A Vintage Journey: All Aboard
- the Monday Challenge of the Simon Says Stamp: Handmade Flowers

Friday, 3 March 2017

Canvas with Whimsy Girl Three

After I a created a tag with this beautiful Whimsy Girl, I realised that this image deserves to be on a canvas, so yesterday I have made a canvas (13x18cm) with nearly the same supplies.

The other reason why I wanted to make a mini canvas to be able to add the whole text of the Dreamer Set, because it's so beautiful too.

I hope you like it! Happy crafting!

With my canvas I would like to join the TIMI challenge of The Craft Stamper Magazine: Anything goes.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Crackled wooden box with Tim Holtz Lady Rose

It's already March and we have a new challenge over at the Country View Challenges blog. The theme is: Be inspired by Tim Holtz and the hostess of this theme is my lovely teamie, Christine.

For this theme I have brought you a crackled wooden box with Tim Holtz Lady Rose.

When I was making one of my Valentine's Day card with Lady Rose I stamped her image onto an oval shaped cardstock. So I was thinking that it might look good on an oval shaped box as well. And yes, I was right :-)

I painted brown the whole box outside and inside, the lid and the bottom as well with DecoArt Americana Burnt Umber.

When it was totally dry I sand it with a soft sandpaper everywhere (inside-outside, top-bottom). Then I put a layer of DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish crackle medium onto the outside of the bottom.

And I painted white the top. I had to put two coats.

Then I stamped the Lady Rose without any acrylic bloc, just the stamp itself. I pressed it thoroughly everywhere. I used Ranger Distress Vintage Photo ink and then came the embossing powder and the heating procedure. 

Ooupss, you can see there is some unwanted ink on the face of Lady Rose. But no problem, I could sand that part and I put a tiny white paint there.

Then I started to stamp the roses from the same stamp set around the Lady. I put roses onto the side too.

I coloured the Lady's hair and then with a sponge I added some watered brown here and there, but mostly to the edges. 

When crackle medium was dry I painted blue the bottom with DecoArt Americana Winter Blue.

In the end I put a layer of matte varnish everywhere (inside-outside, top-bottom).

What I used:

poplar box

DecoArt Americana paints (Burnt Umber, Washed White, Winter Blue)

Stampers Anonymous, Lady Rose by Tim Holtz (CMS255)

DecoArt Americana Decor, Crackle Medium

Ranger Distress ink pad, Vintage Photo 

Ranger embossing powder, Clear

If you have any project inspired by Tim Holtz, please join our challenges where you can win a £20 voucher!

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Tag with Whimsy Girl Three by StarTrish Design

Wooohooo! Today I have received my Whimsy Girl what I had been looking for a long time. But last week after a clue (a blogpost over at A Vintage Journey) I had found it on ETSY.

So after receiving my stamp I ran up to my crafting room (to the attic) to make something lovely with this special stamp.

And I have left my crafting room with this tag:

The tag was cut out from heavy weight watercolour paper. I painted yellow with DecoArt Americana Pineapple paint (both sides). Then I stamped the flowers of the PaperArtsy Dreamer Set onto the tag  with DecoArt Americana White Wash paint (both sides).

After drying I stamped the text from the same set with Ranger Archival ink (Jet Black) but I protected with clear embossing powder.

I put a layer of Ranger Distress Collage Medium (matte) onto the tag as a protection (both sides).

The Whimsy Girl was stamped with Ranger Distress ink pad (Hickory Smoke) then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. 

I coloured the girl with Zig Clean and Ranger Distress markers with watercolour technique.

Then I smeared MicroGlaze onto the surface for protection.

She is so beautiful, isn't she?

I hope you like it! Happy crafting!

Easter tag with Tim Holtz crazy bird

Hello Everybody, I'm here again with an Easter tag what I made for the Country View Crafts blog where you can find the whole tutorial.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Egg shaped Easter card

Hello All, this is my second inspirational post for the February challenge of the Country View Challenges blog: Time challenge - 30 minutes or under.

For the second time it wasn't that hard to make something under 30 minutes as it was for the first time. 

As Valentine's Day is over now I started to prepare for the Easter. So here is my quick egg shaped card:

What I used:

Sizzix Framelits Die, Eggs (658691)

Sizzix Sizzlits Strip Die, Butterfly Frenzy by Tim Holtz (659575)

Paper Artsy, Eclectica Kay Carley stamp (EKC01, EKC02)

Ranger Archival ink pad (Potting Soil)

The Artistic Stamper, rabbit by Mabel Lucie Attwell

Ranger Distress markers for the butterfly

The background was inked:

Then spritzed with water:

After I placed the egg and all the Paper Artsy stamps on the Misti Stamping Tool and my background was ready in 6 minutes.

I stamped the flowers with Potting Soil.

If you have any project which was ready in 30 minutes, please don't hesitate to join our challenge where you can win a £20 voucher!

With my card I would like to join the Wednesday Challenge of the Simon Says Stamp blog: Anything Goes.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Art Impressions - Tina Set - Lady flying with a balloon

Although I fell in love with this stamp set because of the text (Of course I love you... who else would put up with me?) but this time I changed the text and I used the same text I printed yesterday for the crazy bird on a pickup card. But I think it's still funny :-)

With this card I would like to join the Monday Challenge of the Simon Says Stamp blog: Transport it

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Crazy bird on a pickup

Hello Everybody, I'm here again with a fun card! Tim Holtz Crazy Bird hopped on a Stampendous pickup to go home to her love. I think this bird is just too fat to fly :-D

This card was specially made for the Monday Challenge of the Simon Says Stamp blog: Transport It :-)