I Got Glasses


This layout was published last month in the Paperhaus Magazine and I had loads of fun doing it. The picture shows me with my new glasses…I guess my eyes are getting older- snigger


I painted the background with Luminarte Silks and also stamped with bubble wrap after applying some of the Luminarte Silk on top- love the effect.  I also used my Circuit Stencil and a pencil and just traced through the stencil -I love the effect.


The faux sewing I did with the Sew Easy Tool- which I love a lot- but always forget that I have it. You basically trace the stitching down and then I use a black journaling pen and just trace along- looks pretty real and makes it easy for some small stitching areas 😉

Here is all that I used


Do you have glasses? I actually like mine- although it took me a long time getting used to them and I still get a bit dizzy when the light changes.




What’s The Point or…New Stencil with Stencil Girl Products


Ohhh I am so excited about this new What’s The Point stencil too because it has so many possibilities.


For this Scrapbooking layout I used my new What’s The Point Stencil with PanPastels. Beforehand I had also treated the paper with PanPastels, then laid the stencil on top and dabbed the paint through. I love how vibrant the dots become.


The photo btw shows my grand-aunt with I think some friends…I found this photo when I was moving her apartment and it made me laugh hard. I hope I can trigger her memory on the story behind this 🙂


It is a fun stencil to tie elements together 🙂 and I hope you like it


have an amazing day

huge hugs


PaperHaus Magazine Summer Delight Blog Hop

Welcome to the PaperHaus Magazine Summer Delight Blog Hop!I am thrilled to be part of the new PaperHaus Issue as a featured Mixed Media Artist. Here is a sneak of one of my projects called “I Got Glasses” I created for the issue.


PaperHaus is celebrating the release of the Summer Issue of PaperHaus Magazine ! There is SO much inspiration, techniques, projects, and exclusive artist interviews inside! Not only that but it’s an issue filled with amazing Mixed Media projects from people from all over the world! Below is the link to the summer issue, simply click on the cover to go there .


And there is some more inspiration too! hop on over to the blogs listed below for more creative sparks, RAKs and giveaways. The PaperHaus  Summer Delight event is all about fun summer days filled with scrapbooking and crafting! Every day on the PaperHaus Blog (www.thepaperhaus.com) there will be amazing inspiration and tutorials so be sure to stop on by everyday in June!

thanks for your visit and have a wonderful and creative day 🙂

Huge hugs


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A rare sight …or Farbtupfer


At the Baltic Sea event I taught a Scrapbooking – Layout class. I only had 1 1/2 hours for this and that made it a challenge for me- LOL. I usually do not teach workshops that short- especially since mixed media related workshops need way more time and…I do usually not teach Layout classes. But hey…sometimes it is fun to do something different- and I was told the students liked it 🙂 It was also a good way to start the workshop event since most of my students NEVER did anything Mixed-Media related…so I started slow and then had them bath in paint full force by sunday- LOL.



So …here is the layout…I had three samples- so the students could see how choosing different ways of colors effect the layout differently.



We used Ranger Dylusions and Distress Paints in many different ways incorporating different techniques for different effects.



And now…what does Farbtupfer mean? mmmh – interesting enough I cannot find a real word for this in English – It means spots of color or specks of color – which wouldn’t make a good title for a workshop in English- LOL.

I tell you, sometimes the challenge for me is finding a name for workshops that would work in both languages and it is not always possible 😉

have a colorful day 🙂




My new Oldtimer Stencil with Stencil Girl Products

This Oldtimer Stencil makes the third stencil with Stencil Girl Products out by me 🙂 The stencil is actually 6×6 inches big- and on my layout you see the bigger version- which we decided not to use- I like it smaller better. But nonetheless this is the design 🙂


I did a layout using the stencil with Dylusion Spraypaints.


I love oldtimer cars  and I love how you can use it also for more male oriented layouts as well as on art journal pages in the background. Especially when it is the 6×6 size. I will show more samples as soon.


I used the photo before. It totally cracks me up. My great-uncle Hans is in the background, in the front is a friend of him and my aunt Margot with a fishing rod and then…hahahahahah- I tell you what- I didn’t even notice last time I used the photo …my aunt is sitting in the car!


So why would you take a photo of two dudes on a fishing trip, the car placed in the picture and have the wife sit in the car? LOL. Makes me crack up!


Hope you like it 🙂 Here is what I used for the layout:


Huge hugs and have an amazing day




Zipper Moments with the Crackle Stencil

I created this layout using my new Crackle Stencil for Stencil Girl Products.


I used Acrylic Paint with the Crackle Stencil – it such a quick and fast drying way to apply crackle to paper. Then I colored the background with Distress Inks.

Sometimes a blurry photo of a special event unfolds a variety of wonderful memories . NathalieKalbach_ZipperMoments02

I also used some Stampendous Fran*Tage Embossing Powder- I so love it!


I used a zipper and threaded in the Prima Zipper Embellishment and also cut and divided part of the zipper and attached it on the layout.


I distressed the photo even more by using the Prima Distressing Tool.


Have a wonderful day!
huge hugs


Baltic Sea / Ostsee Scrap Event – Photos

What a beautiful weekend teaching at the Ostsee Scrap Event (Baltic Sea Event). The location was awesome – just a 15 minute walk from the beach, wonderful room with our own private terrace, wonderful students, great organiser and co-teacher and filling yummie food. What more can you ask for?

Here are some pictures of my morning stroll to the beach – it was awesome -almost no one at the beach – sun shining already – calm and relaxing. I walked for two hours and it totally relaxed me – good way to start then off the workshops 🙂






It was awesome to meet my sweet friend Andrea again and to meet Barbara for the first time. Here is Andrea in action teaching



and here I am with  Dani, the organiser and Barbara



We had lot’s of fun all together during a photo shooting session that Andrea had during her workshop – with some nice accessories- LOL





After that we had to eat the biggest, yummiest home-made oven fresh cream puffs with a cherry sauce filling I have ever seen in my entire life…went right on the hips 😉


It might have been the sugar high that made me pulls some pretty hilarious faces while teaching…I have no other excuse actually 😉



We used lot’s of yummie Liquitex Products and thank you Liquitex for sending me some of the Liquitex Professional Spray Paints and Professional Markers – they found some happy winners 🙂



and here are some canvases from my Season Texture Class



and of the Be Awesome Be a Book Nut class. Of course I forgot to take pictures of my layout class (I will never learn-  LOL)



And last but not least a picture of our wonderful group!



Danke Mädels- es hat super großen Spaß mit Euch gemacht!!!!

There is nothing better when a great relaxed creative workshop weekend!

Huge hugs