Danipeuss Kartenchallenge/Card Challenge #043: Card #2

Following up on yesterday’s post, here’s the second card I made for this Danipeuss Card Challenge!

Hallo! Ich bin hier mit meiner zweite Karte für diese Danipeuss Karten Challenge!

Here’s how the card look like:
Hier ist die Karte: 

You will notice that I used the same feather elements as the first card since I already have them out on the table. In this design, I laid the feathers overlapping each other to make it kind of floating/falling down. I didn’t mention this in the last post, but all of the feathers are made using this Crafter’s Workshop stencil and Distress inks in a variety of colours – they make really nice elements after cutting out. The background is just watered down dye inks – I stamped a red dye ink pad onto an acrylic block, add some water and then smoosh it to the paper. It creates this kind of painterly watercolour look, which is really nice while adding some colour to the panel.

In dieser Karten benutzte ich dieselbe Federn wie die erste Karte, weil sie schon am Tisch sind. Die Federn werden mit Distress Stempelkissen aus diese Schablone schabloniert, dann ausgeschneidet. Der Hintergrund wird mit einem roten Stempelkissen und Wasser (ähnlich wie Aquarell) gemacht. 

The sentiment for this card is a mix of stamping and handwriting. I stamped them on a scrap piece of paper first to make sure they would fit and look right before I did it on the panel, because I wanted the sentiment to be on top of the pink of the background, and didn’t want to make any mistake to cover it up. Admittedly, the handwriting part isn’t perfect, but it looked alright so oh well.

Das sentiment wird mit sowohl Alphabet Stempel als auch Handschrift gebaut. Aber zuerst zeichnete ich das Sentiment-Design auf ein Scrappapier, damit alles perfekt an der Kartetafel sind. Das Handschrift fallen nicht so perfekt aus, aber es sieht nicht so schlecht aus, so alles sind gut 😉 

Again, a really simple card, but I put this one together much quicker than the first card because of momentum. The placement probably helps too because the elements filled up quite a lot of space that there isn’t a lot of empty space that I feel like I need to fill up.

Wie die erste Karte, diese Karte ist auch super einfach. Aber diese Karten brauchte weiniger Zeit zu machen, weil ich schon Momentum hatte. 

A look at the details of this card:
Mehr Fotos von die Karte: 

A look at the feathers. / Die Federn.
A look at the sentiment. / Das Sentiment.

And that’s all I have for this Card Challenge! Hope you enjoyed looking at the cards I’ve made. It’s quite a challenge to do a write up in both English and German, but it was a good exercise and a good chance for me to practise my German again. I have one more card I made in the same setting that isn’t related to the challenge, so if you like to see that, check back again in a couple of days!

Und das ist alles für die Kartenchallenge! Ich hoffe, dass Sie für beide Karten Gefallen finden. Mein Deutsch ist nicht perfekt und Schreiben auf Deutsch ist eine Herausforderung aber ich hoffe, dass es nicht so schlecht ist! Ich habe noch eine andere Karte gemacht, doch sie ist nicht für die Challenge. Ich werde in ein paar Tagen die Karte bloggen, wenn Sie sich für das interessieren. Bis nächstes Mal, tschüss!

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Danipeuss Kartenchallenge/Card Challenge #043: Card #1

I’m participating in the Danipeuss Card Challenge for the very first time and I’m here to share with you the cards that I’ve made for the challenge. This time’s theme is “Happy Birthday”, and I have made two cards, which I will share in this blog post and another post tomorrow. Danipeuss is a new blog that I’ve found and started following recently, because it’s in German, and I really need to make sure I don’t forget the German I’ve learnt, and I quite like the content they produce. I’m also going to blog in German for the first time, so good luck to me!

Hallo zusammen, heute zeige ich Ihnen meine Karte für Danipeuss Kartenchallenge #43, zum Thema „Happy Birthday”. Ich machte zwei Karten für diese Kartenchallenge, und morgen werde ich Ihnen die zweite Karte zeigen, denn ich muss die Karten in verschiedenen Posts zeigen, gemäß den Regeln der Kartenchallenge. Es ist mein erstes Mal auf Deutsch bloggen, und ich bin leider ein bisschen eingerostet. Entschuldigen Sie mich wenn mein Deutsch falsch ist! 

Here’s the first card I made for this challenge:
Hier is die erste Karte für diese Challenge:

Danipeuss Kartenchallenge #23, Card 1

This is a simple card, but it took me a while to put it together because I was really uninspired when I started out. I knew I wanted to to use those feathers that I stenciled and fussy cut out but and it took me a while before I found a placement that I like, along with choosing the right colours for the feathers.

Eine einfache Karte, aber am Anfang habe ich Probleme zu beginnen, weil ich ideenlos war. Ich weiß, dass ich die Federn benutzen wolle, und brauchte ein bisschen Zeit, um ein angenehmes Design zu bekommen. 

I started out with a blank piece of white panel for the card front and I didn’t like the bright white, so I grabbed my gouache that was beside me on the table and just swished some neutral colour down. It was still a little too plain, so I took a textured stamp and randomly stamped it on the background with an ink pad matching the background to give it some interest.

Ich malte die weiße Tafel mit einen neutralen Farbe meiner Gouache und danach stempelte ich mit einen dessinierten Stempel für manchen Interessen. 

For the sentiment, I wrote out “Happy Birthday” on a strip of blue textured cardstock with a black pen, plus a white pen for some shadow. I then matted it with black cardstock, stamped the empty space with a border stamp and stuck it down across the panel. For the finishing touches, I inked the edges of the panel and the sentiment strip with a gold ink pad for some definition, and added some pearls for a more elegant look.

Ich schrieb die Sentiment mit einem schwarzen Kuli, und dann markierte einen Schatten mit einen weißen Kuli. Zu der Feinarbeit machen, färbte ich die Panel und der Sentiment-Papierstreifen mit goldenen Stempelkissen ein und klebte einige Perlen an der Karte, damit alles ein elegantes Aussehen gibt. 

Some close-up photos of the card details:
Manchen Nahaufnahmen von der Karte:

Pearl dimensions and really wonky handwriting of “Happy Birthday”. / Perlen und „Happy Birthday” von meinem Handschrift. 
Inked edges with gold pigment ink pad. / Eingefärbten Ränder mit goldenen Stempelkissen. 

Hope you enjoy this little card that I made for the challenge. Admittedly, I don’t create cards often unless I am inspired by cards that I’ve seen other people make. In fact, this is the first time I’m making a card with a blank mind, and it’s a lot harder than I expected. But practice makes perfect, no? I’ll post the second card I made for the challenge tomorrow, and then one more card I’ve made in the same setting the day after so look out for that (:

Und das ist alles! Ich hoffe, dass Sie an diesen Karte Gefallen finden. Die zweite Karte finden Sie morgen in einem anderen Eintrag. Tchüss! 

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Scrapbook Circle October Sketch Challenge


Another Scrapbook Sketch Challenge completed for the month of October! Picture taken is a little slanted this time but at least it’s clear (click photo to enlarge)! You can find the original sketch, as well as other take on the sketch challenge here.

This time it’s Christmas theme, a little inspired by the Christmas themed card challenge from SC that I previously mentioned. The photos were printed at the same time and I spent the past couple of days working out this layout. I don’t exactly follow the sketch, because I like to have some freedom but the basic idea is there. I don’t actually have any Christmas themed paper because Christmas isn’t really a special occasion for me (my family don’t celebrate Christmas) so I don’t actually need to use any Christmas themed supplies. I was lucky then that I recently bought the Wonder 12×12 paper pad from Crate Paper and they had this red paper that can pass for Christmas.

There are definitely more photos than the sketch asked for but I was sure I wanted to include all the four photos onto the same layout. I have the darker photos featuring lights decoration from last year’s Christmas Markets in several European cities and then a bright one juxtaposed at the bottom taken on the first great snowfall in Innsbruck on Boxing Day last year. The dark photos don’t show up too well on the picture but it’s possible to make out the details in real life.

I did the titling with a silver Thickers from AC and then journaled in black in the spot to its right. I also framed the photos to make it appears as a layer using a mint green thin washi tape which reminded me of Christmas. The final embellishments just included a couple of heart stickers in coordinating colours (red on the top, and green on the bottom) and then a couple of pearls in a triangle formation at the top right cluster. I contemplated putting a set of them at the bottom left, but it looks too empty so I decided to leave the bottom area less embellished and simple to give the top cluster greater focus.

On a completely random note, I was listening to Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony while I typed this. Always loved Mendelssohn’s work and the 3rd movement in particular is stuck in my mind at the moment. Thanks for sticking to the end, hope you like the layout (:

Products used: Patterned paper from Crate Paper Wonder Collection | AC Thickers Cecily | mt 6mm in mint green stripe | heart stickers from The Paper Stone (no longer selling) | pearl embellishments from my local scrapbook store | Uniball signo 0.38 black pen | TOYO glue tape |

Disclaimer: None of the links are sponsored. Only the mt tape and heart stickers links to the shop where I actually bought the products. All other product links are included for reference only.


Scrapbook Circle September Sketch Challenge

A little late to submit to the challenge but here’s my take on Scrapbook Circle September Sketch Challenge!

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My scrapbook page layout based on Scrapbook Circle’s September Sketch Challenge

It’s not the most well taken photo (my parents took my camera, and how I wish I had bought a printer that is large enough to scan 12×12 pages), and I edited the backing to the layout because I couldn’t get it to not show on the photo without shadows on the page.

But anyway, this is the first time I had stuck to a sketch. I don’t usually start with the sketch, but randomly picking photo(s) that I feel like scrapping at the moment. But the moment I saw the sketch I immediately had the idea to scrap this photo I had wanted to scrap for a long time. I tried to mimic the beach with the layers, so like the sea, the sand and the sky. I originally intended to do a sun up in the top left corner but I got lazy..

Almost all the elements on the page are “handmade”. The “here we go” card is modelled after another journaling card I have but is too big for the page so I scaled it down and scripted with watercolour. If you could tell, the colour I used is dark but isn’t black. I used sort of a midnight blue colour so that it is more cohesive with the colour theme. The volleyball is hand-drawn and coloured with alcohol markers. Despite my limited colours, I was delighted to find the almost exact shade of yellow and blue found on most volleyballs.

The triangle in the top left corner is a white based pattern paper with coloured hearts. Bringing back the white from the “here we go” card and the shirt I’m wearing in the photo. The pinks and reds are also an attempt to draw out the red in the photo as well.

I was having trouble with the title placement because if I go with the horizontal titling on the original sketch I would be left with a lot of space below it which will feel very empty and make it seems as though the title is floating. In the end I managed to avoid all that by forming an arc around the ball. Quite pleased that the spacing worked out too, though now that I look at it the ‘y’ in the ‘volley’ is a little off.

Just a simple design, nothing overboard. Wouldn’t be able to go overboard if I wanted to anyway because it would drive me crazy from all the time I need to put in to think of and make the elements to go overboard with. Still a little reluctant to invest in ephemera packs and stickers and what not because they are ultimately one-use and I find that I don’t have a really cohesive style that I like to scrapbook with.

So yup, that’s my take on the sketch challenge! (Note: you can see some of the other take on the challenge here.)