Thursday, June 15, 2017

Basteltraum's Challenge #54: Water







Hello fellow crafter!

We are back with a new challenge over at Basteltraum's blog. Theme of the month is everything water related. So let's jump into a crafty world full of splashes and fun!

For my inspiration card I chose the uber cute mermaid by a newer set from MFT. I colored everything with my copics and gave the mermaid's hair more definition and depth with some colored pencils (I used Faber Castell Polychromos). Then I heat embossed the background with this gooorgeous background stamp (also from MFT) and colored it with regular water colors. And because I had so much fun creating it, I made an other one, same coloring and background technique, only a different stamp. The big "Happy Birthday" is one of my favorites (by Mama Elephant).

I hope you got inspired and will play along with us! I would love to see your creations!

Crafty hugs,




Monday, May 15, 2017

Basteltraum's Challenge #53 : All about men and boys cards


Hello my friends!

I am just popping in with a veeery simple and quick card! I was thinking of a solution to use my, let's say, 1278 rolls of washi tape I have in my stash.... I bet you are with me, huh??! :-)))

So for the new challenge of Basteltraum (which starts today) we had to create a card for men and/or boys. So I grabbed all my blueish and greyish washi tapes and created those super simple birthday cards: I just taped side by side pieces of different washi tapes in a row, cut out a "Happy" (it is a word die from MFT which does not cut at the bottom. Then I extended the cut with my craft knife in a straight line to the end of the paper) and glued this stripe over the washi tapes.  For more interest, I diecut a frame and mounted it with some foam tape over to the panel. Some stars and a tiny birthday tag (bot cut out from balsa wood) finished off my design. So easy! Most of the time took me to figure out my design - the cards were made in 20 minutes both!

I hope you got inspired and I would love to see you playing along with us!

Crafty hugs,


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