21 May 2017

Sewing weekend

I just finished my first jersey dress.



The pattern is Carol from pattydoo https://www.pattydoo.de/schnittmuster/sweatkleid-carol


 I altered the dress slightly adding piping and some more decorative stichting around the neckline.



18 Feb 2017

Wanderlust 2017

I took the chance and joint Wanderlust 2017 #wanderlustclass

There is so much to learn and to explore - so I am working on several courses and art journal pages at the same time.

I have still not finished my collage from week 1 so I added some of the floral paintings from this week:


Looking forward to where the journey is taking me over the next month.

1 Jan 2017

Happy New Year - ATC

It is the first day of a new year - so Happy New Year to everybody. May all your dreams come true!
As I am a member of Jenniebellies Art Swap group, I would like to share my contribution to last month's swap.
The theme was a ATC/pocket letter with "your new years wishes for your swap partner" - what a great idea.


As requested I made a set of 4 ATCs with my wishes for the new year forming the word LOVE. Each card has then another wish starting with the major letter.




Because I do not have any ATC pockets I made some from an old clear folder using my sewing machine.


And here is a close up of the backside of the finished pockets with ATCs and some goodies.

19 Jul 2016

Bag of the month - July- My Art Inspiration Station

This month bag is something very special:
I made my own inspiration station for Jenniebellies's "Inspiration Station Workshop".





The pattern for this bag "A place fo everything"  is from ByAnnie. Annie also teaches how to make this bag in her Craftsy class "Sew your own sturdy travel organizers" - one of my favorites.
Origially I quilted the fabric sandwich for the Riley Blake Sashing Stash Fabric Challenge of this year and made some pillows - which you can see on my facebook page.


From the leftovers I cut out the panels for this bag and combined it with a lacy zipper and some hot pink mesh.


The bag is a little bit wider than the original bag. I also added two strips of velcro to add more pages inside - pages that are already cut but not sewn or quilted yet.


JulyTag of the Month - Another Birthday Card

Special occasions need a special card.
This month I made a birthday card for a 25th birthday using the techniques Tim Holtz showed in his "12 tags of 2016"

For the first technique "Water colour resist" I stamped on a scrap of brown paper, leftover from a paper bag.


The printing hag gone well, but the micor glaze and the watercolour made the whole thing a little bit ripply. The edge were tried with a special scissor.

I had to alter the second technique "Layered Words" a little bit, because I had no proper die cut for the second layer.

So I die cut a little tag, that I embellished with embossed words.


The tag was attached with a little clip. To cover-up the clip I created a second paper and clued it to the inner side of the card.



I love the colours!


JulyTag of the Month - Another Birthday Card

Special occasions need a special card.
This month I made a birthday card for a 25th birthday using the techniques Tim Holtz showed in his "12 tags of 2016"

For the first technique "Water colour resist" I stamped on a scrap of brown paper, leftover from a paper bag.


The printing hag gone well, but the micor glaze and the watercolour made the whole thing a little bit ripply. The edge were tried with a special scissor.

I had to alter the second technique "Layered Words" a little bit, because I had no proper die cut for the second layer.

So I die cut a little tag, that I embellished with embossed words.


The tag was attached with a little clip. To cover-up the clip I created a second paper and clued it to the inner side of the card.



I love the colours!


Summer of Creative Chemistry - Challenge Week 7 - crackled enamel

This week's challenge was to use alkohol inks.
This is still a work in progress: 
I am putting together art journals for the holiday for my whole family.
Everybody will get an art journal with partly filled pages, on which he or she can start journaling on their own.

I have made some part to use in these art journals, that will go in a special envelope attached to the journal.

Here is a selections of the parts I call "crackled enamel":


I combined the "Colored Crackle " and the "Eroded Metallics" from challenge week 5. After everything was dry I applied a top layer with alkohol inks.

Here is a close-up to some parts. I love how the erosion worked on the crackle paint.