Author Archives: Nathalie Kalbach

Inspiration Tuesday: Indian Summer Blog

Inspiration Tuesday: Indian Summer Blog

  Today I want to show you as an inspiration for color combinations and for a source of happy picture my little secret blog called Indian Summer.   If you check out Pinterest you will actually find lot’s of images that are taken from this amazing colorful blog:   Color combinations like the one on this picture make me instantly crave to go into my room and create something: Check it out and get inspired by this amazing blog Have a gorgeous day Nat...
Product Spotlight: Maya Mists

Product Spotlight: Maya Mists

I love spraypaints – there are just so many possibilities in how to use them. Maya Mists by Maya Road are no exception.   You can spray them onto white or other colored cardstock to create a nice mist of color , you can spray them over stencils and masks, or you can wonderfully spray and change the color of chipboard items. What I love about the Maya Mists is that they can be heat set – so they get permanent when you used a heating gun or iron over them and that makes them awesome spray paints to use on fabric too- because you can wash the fabric then ! For this layout I had used the Graffiti Bridge Kit and the Crafter’s Workshop Blazonry stencil included and sprayed some Maya Mist over it. I sprayed directly onto the patterned paper. So much fun with those Maya Mists  – give them a try if you never have Have a gorgeous and creative day Nathalie...
Gallery Lift

Gallery Lift

It is so much fun checking the gallery and spotting some member layouts for a lift. I found this wonderful layout by Hanna-Marie so love the simply yet striking colorful design! Here is what I came up with using the March Cocoa Daisy Kit It was a lot of fun Thank you Hanna-Marie for your wonderful inspiration. Have a gorgeous day...
Inspiration Tuesday – Orange and Pink

Inspiration Tuesday – Orange and Pink

Just recently I was browsing through pinterest and found some really cool color combinations -one that totally made me urge to create was orange and pink and yellow. Source Now while I would never wear this color combination as I’m not that selfconfident in wearing colors, they really spoke to me and made me happy looking at them. So I looked a bit more Source Source So I started playing in my art journal which is a great way by the way to let go and try new things out. I always have my journal right next to me on the desk and when I have something I want to try or left over paint- I just use the pages in my art journal and do not worry about the outcome. Sometimes it leads to some amazing ideas or you just find out like me that you are really really really in Love of pink, orange and yellow- LOL. When I received my Cocoa Daisy Kit for January this weekend I instantly glance some papers and stickers that go with that scheme- orange pink and yellow. HuRRAy   And so I started creating with the Cocoa Daisy kit using a canvas with my word for 2012: transform i love the power that comes with those colors Maybe pink yellow and orange inspire you to create something too- let me see if so And if you are looking for other color combinations – look on pinterest -it is a true awesome source for color combinations. huge hugs and have a great day nat    ...
October Gallery Lift

October Gallery Lift

What a beautiful autum this is so far- at least here in Germany- we have so much sun and the days are warm but at night you already know it is fall. I hope you have an as wonderful time right now. While browsing through the gallery I found this amazing layout by our member Marja. She has such  a wonderful style. I loved how she used the tissue paper and all the cluster on the right uper corner. So I wanted to copy this with the wonderful Farmer’s Market kit and here is what I did : I simply used the tissue paper in which our kit was wrappend and pressed it into some gel medium I had applied to the background. And here is  the amazing Alissa Take on the gallery lift- sooo beautiful – I love her style!!!: Have an amazing day...
More Letter Fun

More Letter Fun

The Urban Loft Kit is really my favorite so far…ok ok….till the next one I guess 😉 LOL- but here is another layout I created with the kit. For the background I used some gesso and brushed it onto the paper and then after it dried I took the Basic Grey Alphabeth in the main kit and carefully took off the left over Spacing. I place it on the background loosley – so it sticked a bit but not too much and then I sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Chalkboard Glimmer Mist. I patted it with a paper towel and then lift the letters off again. For the smiley face I used Sassafras Kraft in-a-stitch blossoms, took off the button – placed it ont he star and cut the blossom apart ….nice hair, huh ? And of course I had ot use the awesome Jenni Bowlin Torn Paper stamp on the border again – I just love this stamp.   I think this is a good background for the photo of my godson holding a little surprise we crafted for his little brother’s first schoolday coming up .   Have a wonderful summer day...
Make the most of your letters

Make the most of your letters

This layout is a pretty simpe style for me- but somehow I felt that way with this photo  And I loved that the Urban Loft Kit was making it possible to scrap in different styles. *Embrace*   I used the stamp here with white Utee- so much fun.   I also sprinkled with Glimmer Glaze on top of the Cardstock which I used with the non textured side up. The Letters were colored with Glimmer Glaze. You just need a non sticky crafting map and then you can place your letters on it. Paint it with the glaze. And lift the letters up and adhere them to the paper. Have a wonderful day!...

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