Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl

Hi there,

today, I would like to show you this sweet birthday card that I created for the new Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge:


  • create that striped background on a stitched panel of watercolor paper using watercolors (Prima Marketing, Winsor & Newton), a flat brush and your MISTI Creative Corners
  • stamp the adorable little girl from the Neat & Tangled Better together set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) and color the image with Copic, Touch Twin Brush and Delta Markers
  • wrap a strip of torn vellum around the panel before adhering the girl on top
  • cut the sentiment with the help of the Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Border and kraft cardstock
  • for the cardbase I used kraft cardstock as well

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Summer Fun

Hi there,

I created this Summer Fun project using images created by the wonderful Gerda Steiner. You can find them over at Gerda Steiner Designs:


  • color the Gerda Steiner Designs Watermelon Kid and the Gerda Steiner Designs Bear with Watermelon with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and Zest-it
  • cut put some Polaroids using patterned paper from the Echo Park Summer Bliss 6x6 paper pad and one of the My Favorite Things Polaroids dies
  • dry emboss a stitched piece of Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock with the Tim Holtz Ringer embossing folder for extra dimension
  • add another strip of patterned paper underneath the pictures and adhere all the layers to a cardbase
  • add the sentiment created with a Dymo Label Maker


Have a sunny day.

Yours,



Monday, July 24, 2017

Thank you Caruso

Hi there,

I would like to share another Caruso Creation over on the Karten-Kunst Blog:


  • stamp Caruso from the Karten-Kunst Caruso bringt ein Ständchen set once onto smooth white cardstock with Memento (Tuxedo Black) and once onto watercolor paper with Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • cut out a stitched rectangle around the image
  • cut out the other image and color it with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos
  • create a ground for Caruso to stand on with Distress Ink (Pumice Stone) and a wet watercolor brush
  • stamp some flowers from the Karten-Kunst Blümchen-Meer with watered-down Distress Inks (Shaded Lilac, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry)
  • add some splatters with watered-down Distress Ink (Black Soot)
  • stamp the Karten-Kunst Danke schön with Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • mount the watercolor panel onto a piece of pink cardstock before adhering it to a white cardbase

I hope that you like my creation.

Yours,


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Aloha Badge

Hi there,

 I would like to show you this fun summer project over on the Stamping-Fairies Blog:






I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Stuck with you

Hi there,

I would like to show you this project on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog. And who would have thought that you could make a GSD-card without a cute critter on it:


  • color the cactus from the Gerda Steiner Designs Kitten in Flowerpot image which is available as part of the Gerda Steiner Designs Spring Digital Stamp Bundle with Derwent Inktense Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • add Wink of Stella clear glitter to the little pink flowers
  • use a piece of double-sided foam tape to adhere it onto a patterned paper cluster - the patterned paper is from the Maja Design Denim & Friends 6x6 paper pad and the doily was cut out using the Tim Holtz Doily
  • stamp the sentiment from the My Favorite Things Sweet Succulents set onto a strip of patterned paper from the same paper pad with Versafine (Vintage Sepia) - ink up the edges of the strip with that same brown ink as well
  • use cream cardstock as a cardbase

Until next time.

Yours,




Monday, July 17, 2017

Caruso

Hi there,

meet Caruso over on the Karten-Kunst Blog:


  • cut out a stitched rectangle using one of the Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers dies from kraft cardstock
  • stamp Caruso, the music and the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Caruso bringt ein Ständchen set mit Versafine (Vintage Sepia)
  • color the image with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils 
  • add details with a white gel pen
  • mat the kraft panel onto a piece of textured green cardstock

Have a magical day.

Yours,


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Stamp Connection #27

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 27th transatlantic get-together!

Our requirement for this meet-up was:
"Christmas in July" 


  • stamp two of the adorable snowmen from the Gerda Steiner Designs Snowman Friends set with Versafine (Smokey Gray) and color the images and the background with Distress Markers, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter and a damp watercolor brush
  • apply some Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass) through the Memory Box Tiny Snowflakes stencil 
  • stamp the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Stamps Many Mini Messages set with Versafine (Smokey Gray)
  • dye a piece of seam binding with Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass) and thread it through the hole of the tag


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

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


Yours,


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Nib Matchbox

Hi there,

I needed another Matchbox for my Calligraphy Nibs. You will find the Step-by-Step Tutorial and some more pictures over on the Stamping-Fairies Blog:


Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Distress Ink and Distress Oxide Ink Watercolor Chart

Hi there,

just a quick post for all of you who love to watercolor with Distress Inks (on the left) and the new Distress Oxide Inks (on the right) - a color chart with all the colors available at the moment:



I sure hope this is helpful for you.

Yours,



Thanks

Hi there,

we are starting a new Photo Inspiration Challenge on the Addicted to Stamps and More Blog and I created this colorful thank you card:



  • stamp some shapes from the Altenew Simple Flowers set with Altenew Crisp Ink (Lavender Fields, Parrot, Puffy Heart) on a stitched panel - I used the Masking Technique and my Mini MISTI for this
  • cut out the CUTplorations thanks twice - once from black and once white cardstock
  • layer both sentiment pieces on top of each other with a slight offset to create a shadow
  • add some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter on top
  • add some Create a Smile Enamel Stickers as final embellishment

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Monday, July 10, 2017

Little Flowers - Blumenduft

Hi there,

I would like to show you my third creation using the new Karten.Kunst Blümchen-Meer stamp set over on the Karten-Kunst Blog:


  • mask off a strip on a stitched panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock
  • stamp some flowers from the Karten-Kunst Blümchen-Meer set with Distress Oxide Inks (Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber)
  • when I removed the masks I didn't have a crisp edge on the left side but it was easy to hide this little problem by drawing two lines with a black PITT Artist Pen
  • stamp the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Capri Frühlingserwachen set with Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • mount the panel onto a white cardbase

Have a colorful day,

Yours,




Sunday, July 9, 2017

Thanks Roses

Hi there,

STAMPlorations is sponsoring this week's Cupcake Inspirations Color Challenge and I was asked to prepare a project as a Guest Designer:


  • stamp the STAMPlorations In Bloom: Radiant Roses with Versamark onto a piece of watercolor paper and heat-emboss the image with WOW! Opaque Seafoam White Super Fine embossing powder
  • color the beautiful flowers with Daniel Smith and Schmincke Horadam watercolors 
  • add some brown splatters after everything has dried
  • cut out the CUTplorations thanks from dark brown cardstock and cover the sentiment with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter
  • layer the watercolor panel onto a piece of that same dark brown cardstock before adhering it to the cardbase

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,


Thursday, July 6, 2017

You can never have too much happy

Hi there,

we are starting a new Mixed Media Challenge over on Happy Little Stampers and this time we would like to see some texture:

  • cover a woodpanel with three layers of white gesso - let each layer dry before applying the next
  • cover the whole panel with Tissue Wrap Melange - use Matte Medium to adhere this next layer
  • use a brayer to apply three different shades of turquoise (DecoArt Laguna, DecoArt Indian Turquoise, Distress Paint Evergreen Bough)
  • stamp the letters from the Paper Artsy JOFY 54 set with Memento Luxe (Gray Flannel)
  • add the little garden scene by using the JOFY sets 24, 32, 42 and Archival Ink (Black Soot)
  • color the images with Derwent Inktense Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • ink up the edges of the whole panel with Distress Ink (Evergreen Bough)
  • add the sentiment created with a Dymo Label Maker

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,




Cheers Penguin Tag

Hi there,

if you are interested in the Step-by-Step Tutorial for this fun Penguin Tag, visit the Stamping-Fairies Blog:


Have a wonderful day.

Yours,


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Warm Hugs Penguin

Hi there,

from this month on I have the great joy to join the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge Design Team. This month the optional twist is "Die Cuts":


  • stamp the adorable little penguin from the WPlus9 Winter Pals set with Versafine (Onyx Black) and color the image with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
  • color a piece of smooth white cardstock with Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Broken China) and a Mini Ink Blending Tool and die cut one of the Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes
  • cut the sentiment strip from that same colored paper with the help of one of the My Favorite Things Stitched Sentiment Strips
  • stamp the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Stamps Arctic Animals set with Hero Arts Shadow Ink (Pool)
  • mist the stitched watercolor panel with Heidi Swapp Minc Reactive Mist and let it dry thoroughly
  • once it's dry run the panel through the Mini Minc together with DecoFoil (Silver Star)
  • ink up the edges of the panel with Distress Ink (Broken China)
  • ink up the edges of the cardbase with Distress Ink (Faded Jeans) before adhering the panel

I can't wait to see your creations in the gallery.

Yours,


Monday, July 3, 2017

Thank you - Danke

Hi there,

I would like to show you another creation using the Karten-Kunst Blümchen-Meer stamp set over on the Karten-Kunst Blog:


  • stamp some flowers and dots from the Karten-Kunst Blümchen-Meer set with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • add some color onto the stitched Bristol Smooth panel with Distress Oxide Inks (Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber)
  • cut out the Karten-Kunst Große Texte Danke three times from smooth white cardstock and color the top layer with alcohol markers in order to create an ombre look
  • mount the panel onto a white cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Friday, June 30, 2017

Journey ATC

Hi there,

I published a new Step-by-Step Tutorial for this ATC 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.


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,


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thanks Butterfly

Hi there,

I would like to share another project using the wonderful Skipping Stones Design Let it be stamp set over on the Skipping Stones Design Blog:


  • create a soft rainbow watercolor background using Distress Markers (Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon, Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet) and a wet watercolor brush
  • stamp the butterfly from the Skipping Stones Design Let it be set with Versafine (Smokey Gray) and color it with the same watered-down Distress Marker colors
  • add some splatters with black acrylic paint
  • cut out the CUTplorations thanks from white glitter fun foam and adhere it to the stitched watercolor panel
  • mount the panel onto a piece of grey patterned paper and use the Mini Perfect Layers Tool to create a perfect border

I especially created this card for Heather the owner of Skipping Stones Design as a huge "thank you" for her kindness and for letting the Design Team work with such wonderful designs.

Yours,




Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Warm Fuzzies

Hi there,

it's time for our Holiday Challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More:

  • cut out a stitched panel from watercolor paper and create a sky background with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens 
  • cut out the Marianne Design Tiny's Pine Tress and color them with the ZIG Pens as well
  • add snow with a white gel pen
  • cut out to hill shapes from sturdy white cardstock, cover them with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! White Puff embossing powder
  • adhere the whole scene to a kraft cardbase
  • cut a sentiment strip from Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock and stamp the sentiment from the Create a Smile Cool Buddies Set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • add stitching to the left side of the sentiment strip with one of the My Favorite Things Homepsun Stitch Lines
  • stamp the cute fox from the same stamp set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) and color the image with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • add more texture and shine to the nose and the eyes with a black gel pen


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

STAMPlorations 4th Birthday Blog Hop

Hi there,

it's time for the 4th STAMPlorations Birthday Blog Hop and these are my creations. 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.

  • stamp the STAMPlorations Blossom Sprays #2 with Versamark onto a stitched panel of watercolor paper and heat-emboss the image with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • color the flowers with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a damp watercolor brush
  • stamp the sentiment from the STAMPlorations Strong Women set with Versafine (Smokey Gray)
  • adhere the watercolor panel to a grey cardbase

  • cut out one of the CUTplorations Luggage Tags and the CUTplorations Cupcake Builder from Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • add color to the background with Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac)
  • dye a piece of seam binding with the leftover ink
  • apply some DecoFoil Adhesive through the ARTplorations Daisy Play stencil and add some DecoFoil (Silver Star) to the flowers
  • color the cupcake with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and add Distress Clear Rock Candy Glitter to the frosting
  • slightly curve the sentiment from the STAMPlorations Gone Postal set before stamping it with Versafine (Smokey Gray)

  • create a background on a stitched panel of watercolor paper using Distress Oxide Inks (Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet) and water from a Mister Bottle
  • cut out the CUTplorations Congrats! twice - once from grey cardstock and once from black cardstock - layer both die cuts slightly offset on top of each other in order to create a shadow effect
  • add a thin strip of black and a strip of silver glitter cardstock before adhering all the layers to a cardbase



Be sure to visit the STAMPlorations Blog for there are fantastic prizes:

  • Three (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMPlorations Blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the store.
  • One (1) randomly drawn winner from comments left on the STAMPlorations Facebook page will win a grab bag consisting of new products worth up to $30.
  • One (1) randomly drawn winner from comments left on the STamplorations Instagram page will win a grab bag consisting of new products worth up to $30.
  • Two (2) randomly drawn winners from the Wishlist Link Up will each win the products in their wish list (up to $50).

Commenting and linking up ends on Monday, July 3rd at 11:55 p.m. PST, The winners will be announced on July 10th in the June Challenges & Hops winners post.


Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Yours,




Monday, June 26, 2017

Just for you - Nur für Dich

Hi there,

the Karten-Kunst Shop has released the new Blümchen-Meer stamp set and today and on the next two Mondays I would like to show you my creations using this fabulous set:


  • stamp some flowers from the Karten-Kunst Blümchen-Meer set with Distress Inks (Abandoned Coral, Shabby Shutters, Spiced Marmalade, Crushed Olive) onto a stitched panel of watercolor paper - mist the inked stamp with water from your Mini Mister before stamping in order to achieve a watercolor look
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Versafine (Vintage Sepia)
  • adhere the panel to a kraft cardbase

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,