Saturday 30 June 2018

Gift idea - I'm 'Out of Order' - by Kerstin

Welcome friends!

 It's summertime! Time for vacations and wanderlust!
The yearning for a cool place for a little peace and relaxation is stronger than ever. 

 Not everyone can go to the sea and many of us make holidays in their gardens or on balconies. But when you spend your holidays at home, 
you don't always have the peace you want.  
People always want something - no problem if it's friends, 
but sometimes I'm simply OUT OF ORDER - especially when the last bits of patience have gone. 

That was my idea behind this project. It's a gift and you can use it as door hanger
 or as a mood barometer, so others know if it is safe to disturb ;-).

 some steps images that show how I did it

and suitable for my idea 
some beautiful things that make you think of sun, summer, beach and sea:


 more details

 I used a white crackle paste from Decoart for all the letters and words. I generously applied it with a palette knife to make the surface look like a foaming sea.

Some acrylic paints for the umbrella and a little bit texture with white paste for the chairs 

a color mix for sand toys and for a realistic feeling 
beach sand, deco sand and shells
Thanks for your visit!
Happy crafting!


  1. LOVE love love that door hanger, Kerstin!
    You have captured the feel of a relaxing summer holiday at the beach just perfectly! I love the texture and your choice of colours! I can almost feel the sand beneath my feet and smell the ocean!

    Claudia xxx

  2. Thank you very much, dear Claudia! Have a nice summer time! Hugs, Kerstin xx

  3. Wonderful holiday mood in this colourful and textured project, Kerstin. I am so enjoying your work. xx

    1. Many, many thanks Julie Ann!! Hugs, Kerstin xx