Donnerstag, 31. Januar 2013

:::Stempelei::: Neue Motive

Vielleicht habt ihr sie ja schon entdeckt, die neuen Motive von der Stempelei. Mit Sicherheit wird es in der nächsten Zeit hier und auch auf der Stempelei-Seite einige Werke damit zu sehen geben. Natürlich konnte ich nicht umhin mit dem Baron von Münchhausen zu beginnen, schließlich kommt er aus meiner Heimat und wir haben am gleichen Tag (wenn auch nicht im gleichen Jahr) Geburtstag. Und morgen gibt es dann den Rattenfänger von Hameln....
Eine nähere Beschreibung des Tags findet ihr hier auf der Stempelei-Seite.

Sabine from Stempelei created new images :) and I'll show some creations within the next few days/weeks. For the first piece I couldn't resist the image of Hieronymus Carl Friedrich von Münchhausen, a well know person. Born in my hometown and.... on the same day, but not in the same year :D

Mittwoch, 30. Januar 2013

:::CDT::: #47 Valentin

Only one day left and January is over. I cannot believe it. Today it's time again for a new theme on Creavil. In a few days we've Valentine's day, so what's closer to share some Love, Flowers and/or Hearts. For the next 2 weeks it's all about Valentine and we are looking forward to your creations.
I've altered a CD and really had something completely different in mind :D ... it turns into a little adventure, but I love the result. I smeared a lot of strong adhesive onto my CD and glued some trash (kitchen paper full of different acrylic paints - a leftover from making background) onto it. Then I wiped Original Rust over some parts. Next I brushed a lot of wood glue allover and strewed some golden micro pearls and ROXS onto the background and let it dry. The heart (a new images from Creavil) was stamped with black embossing ink and clear embossed. Then I colored the heart with different Distress ink. Some Stickles on the wings and Crackle accents for the heart itself. The words mean "Heartbeat" "Live and Love".
I'm joining this CD to:
Try It On Tuesday - Get Ready to Celebrate Valentines Day

Kann man es glauben, noch ein Tag und der Januar ist rum. Ist doch voll der Wahnsinn.Valentin lautet die neue Herausforderung bei Creavil. Denkt an Herzen, Blumen und Liebe - wir sind schon sehr auf eure Werke gespannt.

Sonntag, 27. Januar 2013

:::FSC::: #40 Show some Love

Just a bit late today, no sheduled post.... I really forgot it. It's time for a new theme on Fashionable Stamping Challenge, my team mates Brenda and Joanna come up with Show Some Love. Please hop over to our challenge blog for all the rules and for inspiration, there are wonderful pieces created by my DT sisters, we also have Chris as a guest desiger this week.
For my background I've worked with acrylic paint and stamped with Archival Jet Black. After that I dry embossed and wiped over with Brilliance gold and clear embossed. The main imaged is stamped on Vellum and clear embossed, too.

Freitag, 25. Januar 2013

:::TCB::: Alpha Challenge - Letter C

Another page in my dictionary. The second letter at The Craft Barn's Alpha Challenge is "C". Looking through the C-pages in my french dictionary I found some inspiring words. Cochon (Heart/Herz) on the left side and Coeur (Pig/Schwein) on the right sight. So I've created a double page. I've had a lot of fun playing with my NeoColor II, Twinkling H2O and the funny pigs (really very old stamps) :D
It's still very cold her in Lower Saxony -8°C and no sunshine for days. Did I mention that I'm longing for spring.... or better for summer?
I'm joining:
Stampotique Designers Challenge - SDC#84 Love Theme

Zeit für eine weitere Seite in meinem Wörterbuch. Buchstabe C ist gefragt, da war die Auswahl wirklich groß, ich konnte mich kaum entscheiden und so ist eine Doppelseite mit zwei Wörtern entstanden. Bei diesem trüben und grauen Wetter (seit Tagen keine Sonne mehr und das Thermometer scheinbar bei -8°C wie festgetackert) mussten es fröhliche Farben und witzige Motive sein ;) Erwähnte ich schon, dass ich auf den Frühling (oder noch besser) auf den Sommer warte?!

Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2013

:::52CCT::: #3 January Recipe Challenge

Another week - another Christmas card. The 3rd challenge at 52 (Christmas) Card Countdown is to follow a recipe. Patterned Paper, Glitter, Decorate the FRONT and  INSIDE.
My first idea was to create a snowy card - because of all the snow outside... But then I decided for a yummy card ;) and a Gingerbread man.
All images are from Stempelei.

Mittwoch, 23. Januar 2013

:::TIO::: #134 Dress To Impress

Another two weeks have gone and it's time for a new challenge at Dragons Dream Tag It On. My team mate Trace comes up with Dress To Impress and her recipe: A Dress/Dress form, Embossed Impressions, Some Bling... Please keep in mind to use at least one rubberstamp on your tags. Come over to our challenge blog, take a look and be inspired by the tags of the design team.
For the background I've worked with Distress Stains dusty concord, milled lavender and antique bronze. The embossed areas are highlighted with Encore Silver. The dress form die cut is colored with PanPastel. The "dress" is a tissue left over (full of different ink sprays) from my workplace.
I'm entering:
Sugar Creek Hollow - #45 Tic Tac Toe (Embossing (dry) - Ribbon - Distressing)
Simon Says Stamp and Show - What are you know for ? (Creating tags and distressing edges)

Eine neue Challenge bei Dragons Dream Tag It On. Das heutige Thema Beeindruckende Kleidung, Trace möchte ein Kleid/Kleiderpuppe, etwas Embosstes und Glitzersteine sehen.

Sonntag, 20. Januar 2013

:::VSC::: #4 Vintage - Inspiration

Today it's time to share my DT inspiration piece for #4 Vintage - maybe with new stash... at Vintage Stamping Challenge which is sponsered by Flonz Craft. This challenge runs until February, 3rd... Time enough to enter.
This time I've created a tag showing the Vintage Fashion Children01 . The background is colored with Distress Stains Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Aged Mahogany and Antique Bronze. Then I've drie embossed with a script embossing folder and colored the embossed areas with RubOns.The bird on the branch is a new die cut from MarianneDesign.

Samstag, 19. Januar 2013

:::Stempelei::: Jetzt auch online

TaDaaa, endlich ist es soweit, die Stempelei ist online gegangen. Es warten schon einige Kartenbeispiele und Tipps auf euch, die nächsten Workshops sind angekündigt und der Katalog kann online durchgeblättert werden.
Demnächst wird der Internetshop mit ca. 18.000 Bastelartikeln erscheinen. Außerdem wird es immer wieder neue Anregungen für euch geben... also... habt ein Auge drauf ;)

 Die Motive sind natürlich alle im Katalog zu finden ;)
Puppenspielerhand - Seite 27
Rautenduo - Seite 51
Alte Schrift - Seite73
Stempel (von der Ruby Rubber Platte) - Seite 75
Ich bin - Seite 76

Freitag, 18. Januar 2013

:::52CCT::: #2 January Color Challenge

:D It's time for another Christmas card this year. The 2nd challenge on 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown is a color theme. We've to use Purple - Metallic Silver -White.
The purple background is dry embossed. On the silver bauble (a spellbinder die cut) I've stamped a swirl image clear embossed. The sentiment and the swirl are from Stempelei.
52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown - #2 January Color Challenge
Crazy Amigos - Embossing Folders

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Hihi, soll man es glauben -  die zweite Weihnachtskarte für dieses Jahr, ich bin gespannt, ob ich den 52-Wochen-Countdown durchhalten werde. ...
Alle Motive sind von Stempelei. Kaum zu sehen, der klar embosste Swirl-Hintergrund auf der Weihnachtskugel und der Weihnachts-Schriftzug.

Mittwoch, 16. Januar 2013

:::AJJ::: Crowns

Today another page in my Froggy Art Journal 2013, really a colorful page but I couldn't resist the wonderful bright Dylusion inks during these grey days. Sue at Frilly and Funkie asks us to follow our muse... and I'm following, addicted to my froggy journal.  By the way, do you find Herr Mayer on this page ? :D
The writing means: You don't know what happens when things will suddenly be changed. But do you know what happens when they were not changed ?
I'm entering this page to
Frilly and Funkie - Follow your Muse
Stampotique Designers Challenge - #83 - New Year's Resolution (creating many pages in my art journal)
Art Journal Journey - #1/2013 Crowns

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Dienstag, 15. Januar 2013

:::CDT::: #46 Cubes

It's time for the first challenge in 2013 at Creavil. It's all about Cubes and we are looking forward to your creations. This was really a challenge to me and I've had to put my thinking cap on ;) Ultimately I had an idea and created a pencil box out of coasters. All coasters are colored with black gesso. 4 of them (the outer sides) also with Original Rust and at last a layer of blue PanPastel using a template, I also sprayed a bit of Color Wash. The images are stamped on Tissue Wrap. The cocks and gears are colored with Distress Metal Stains. For sealing and glueing I used Modge Podge. The wholes are cutted with the Bind-It-All and the last step was to bind the coasters together.

Montag, 14. Januar 2013

:::AJC::: #29 Everything is Allowed

I always need a little calendar near my computer and once again I've altered the cover. I've glued pieces of an old bookpage onto a white card and  colored it with blue and white acrylics and stamped with 3-D stamp paint. Then I dry embossed it and highlighted the embossed areas with golden RubOns. All images and the numbers are glued with Modge Podge, at last I brushed a thin layer of Modge Podge over the whole page.
I've created this calendar for
Art Journey - #29 Everything is Allowed

Sonntag, 13. Januar 2013

:::FSC::: #39 Trains, Plains, Automobiles

Wooohooo, it's time for the first challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this year. Nearly 2 weeks have gone... time's flying.
Today my team mate Yvonne comes up with Trains, Plains and Automobiles - a wonderful theme to use the On the railroad plate by TH. To be inspired please come over to our challenge blog and take a look, we cannot wait to see your creations. But please keep in mind that we are a stamping challenge and we want to see minimum one real stamp. And.... digis are absolutely not allowed.
Creating the background I've covered my card with torn pieces of masking tape and colored them with Original Rust using a babywipe. The Original Rust is really a wonderful product. To learn more about it, take a look at this video (it's in german, but I think,  it tells its own tale. After the coloring with Original Rust I put a stencil onto the background and wiped with PanPastel. Then I stamped the rails with Versamark and wiped with PanPastel. The train is stamped on vellum and clear embossed. On the plastic overlay I've stamped with 3-D stamp paint and colored the reverse of "railroad crossing" with Paint Dabber Butterscotch using a brush.
I'm entering
Pan Pastel Challenge - #2 New Year/New Technique 
Try It On Tuesday - #1 - New Stash (TH On the Railroad plate)

Heute startet die neue Herausforderung bei Fashionable Stamping Challenges #39 Züge, Flugzeuge und Automobile. Meine Karte mit einer Beschreibung findet ihr heute auf dem Creavil Ideenblog.

Samstag, 12. Januar 2013

:::TCB::: Alpha Challenge - Letter V

That's really cool, for long I intended to alter a french dictionary which I got from my friend Bianca. And now there's a brand new Alpha Challenge at The Craft Barn. The first letter is V .... V like Voyage, Variete, Vogel, Veilchen, Vase..... or VIGNE. I'm not familiar with the french language, but it's a french-german dictionary and I decided to take the french words ;)
The pages are colored with thin gesso, then I stamped the images with pigment ink and clear embossed. The next step was to take my Neocolor II and color the background. The embossed images are painted with twinklings  and the border images with pencils.
I also enter
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Embrace the Old

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Freitag, 11. Januar 2013

:::52CCT::: #1 January Sketch

Yeah, I cannot believe that I've created my first Christmas card this year ;) I found the 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown blog and decided to take part... hopefully through the whole year ;)
The first week we've to work on a sketch, normally not my cup of tea... but no excuses....
I've used one of my golden oldie Christmas images from Stempelei, stamped with Gathered Twigs and clear embossed and colored with NeoColor II.
I'm entering:
Artful Times Challenge - #20 Get those Embossing Folders Out

Donnerstag, 10. Januar 2013

:::TH::: 12 Tags of 2013 - January

Seems to be another year of tags ;) Tim Holtz started another creative year of tags, the 12 Tags of 2013. Today I come up with two versions of his January tag, which you can see here. As I intend to hold 12 tags in my hands at the end of this year, I had to create two versions this month... One is for my son's 25th birthday.
Both backgrounds are dry embossed and then colored with distress inks. The die cuts are out of grunge paper and inked with Distress Metallic Stains.
I'm entering this tags to the following challenges:
Sugar Creek Hollow - #43 Celebrate something new (Tag one: a new year - 25th birthday. Tag two: the sewing edge border)
Artful Times - #20 Get those embossing folders out
Paperminutes - #251 Time (Tag zum 25. Geburtstag)

Mittwoch, 9. Januar 2013

:::TIO::: #133 While Dragons Dream

Time for the first recipe in 2013 at Dragons Dream Tag It On. Actually it's on the Boss Frankie to come up with a recipe, but we haven't heart anything so we decided to make a While Dragons Dream for our challenge #133. We ask you to dream about A Clear Moon, A Night Sky and Mythical Animals and are looking forward to your entries, please keep in mind to use at least one real stamp on your tags.
Creating this tag I've used the Original Rust again, really a great material. The first step was to color the background with black and a bit white PanPastel, then I put some Original Rust Crystals on it and wiped them with my fingers to create a rosty effect. Next I took a template and blue PanPastels. Then I stamped the moon with yellow acrylics and wiped a bit of yellow PanPastel over it. The little stars are stamped with golden 3-D Stamp Paint. The flying horse and the dragon are stamped on Tissue Wrap. The tree die cut is colored with Original Rust. Sticking all pieces together I've used Modge Podge.
I'm entering this tag to:
Pan Pastel Challenge - #1 Anything Goes

Dragons Dream Tag It On - #133 Während Drachen träumen.... Ein voller Mond, Nachthimmel, Mysteriöse Tiere

Montag, 7. Januar 2013

:::VSC::: #4 Vintage Maybe Something From New Stash

Challenge #4 at Vintage Stamping Challenge which is sponsered by Flonz Craft is our first in 2013. It's a very easy one, we want to see Vintage - maybe something from new stash creations from you and are looking forward to your entries.
I've made a 16x16 cm card taking a pattern paper, then I glued some pieces of an old book page onto it with Distress Old Paper, Victorian Velvet and Brushed Corduroy. The Thirstle is stamped with Brushed Corduroy, clear embossed and colored with Distress refills.The Picot Edge Circles are die cuts from my new Spellbinders.
I also join:
Try It On Tuesday - #1 New Stash ... the Picot Edge Circles

Freitag, 4. Januar 2013

:::Art Journal::: January

The last year I followed the ongoing project at The Kathryn Wheel and promised myself to take part in 2013. So today I come up with the first page in my Art Journal 2013.
It's January and you might expect a blue, grey or white page, but no blues or greys... instead of this bright orange and yellow, my favorite colors during these days.... Looking out of the window I cannot see the blue heaven, it's grey and wet outside, really lousy whether these days. No sun this year, it's foggy and/or raining, not my cup of tea, I'm dreaming of summer.

I'm entering this page to the following challenges:
Stampotique Designers Challenge - #SDC81 Journal Page
Crazy Amigos - Happy New Year

Dienstag, 1. Januar 2013

:::Happy New Year:::

A Happy, Peaceful, Healthy, Joyful and Creative New Year to all of my blogreaders and friends. Thanks for all the visits and comments. I hope you all have had a good start in 2013.

It's time for The Grand Finale and to show all the Calender pages  which I've created for the Calendar Challenge 2012 (3) at The Craft Barn during the last weeks. I've you want to see all the pages in larger versions, please click on the "Kalender_2013" - Lable below.
Addionally I've created a front page and binded all 13 pages to one calendar, which is standing near my computer.

All meinen Bloglesern und Freunden wünschen Herry Mayer und ich alles Gute, Gesundheit, Glück, Zufriedenheit, Freude und Erfolg für 2013. Ich bedanke mich für eure Besuche und all die lieben Kommentare und freue mich auf ein weiteres kreatives Jahr mit euch. :)