On The Flip Side – Canvas

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Altered Art


My new canvas “On The Flip Side” – Jersey City in the background and “our” Lady Liberty . Why “our”? Well…it is in our yard and faces New York…go figure ;)

What a symbol this statue carries, how much hope and how many dreams are connected with it – amazing.


I can see her from my studio window and from the deck and it makes me always happy… What a view when I had my brand new green card in my pocket and we looked for an apartment…it was like a promise for good times to come. So far there are very good times… maybe Lady Liberty is my token of luck ;)


I played with a different background this time and I like the outcome a lot.


Have a wonderful and promising day !




designed by n*Studio features: Chris Lim

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Altered Art, designed by n*Studio, Scrapbooking Layouts, Stamping

One of the things that make me really giddy is when I spy someone using my new stamps by Stampendous or also my Stencils with StencilGirl Products :) So I thought once in a while I would feature the work of those wonderful talented people with a new Series called: designed by n*Studio features:…..

And today I feature: Chris Lim


I met Chris in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she was taking on of my Mixed Media Classes. I was blown away by her talent and I have been following her ever since. I love her style and I am happy she is using my stamps. chris has no blog, so please give her some love here :)
The stage is hers:


Hi! My name is Chris Lim, a mother to three grown up boys and a grandmother to my 3 year old beautiful granddaughter.

Basically, I am a scrap booker/paper crafter who loves all things beautiful. My style, to many who have known me, is more of shabby chic. Being an avid crafter, I began to explore beyond paper crafting. I now enjoy creating with different mediums and elements. As such I have gone beyond my ‘shabby chic style’. The current ‘in thing’ for me now is painting doll faces with big eyes and long lashes. I hope my work will inspire other crafters.


I love Chris’ very femine and intricate style !


Love how she ties everything together and uses all kinds of different embellishments and materials on this canvas.


And here is a beautiful Scrapbooking Layout where Chris used my stamps and stencil template:


I love the hint of grunge in the background- wonderful! Thank you so much Chris for sharing your work using my stamps with me!!

Here are the n*Studio Stamps used:



have a fantastic day!


Standing Strong Canvas or… Blog Hop with Dina Wakley

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Altered Art

Dina Blog Hop Graphic


I am very proud of and happy for my friend Dina Wakley who just launched her own signature line of acrylic paints with Ranger. So when she asked me if I would participate in a blog hop and show some work using her paints, I said of course yes.


I had planned on doing a canvas on the Flatiron Building in NYC – as many others I find it highly intriguing – the more as I learned through the PBS show “Treasures of New York” about it’s history.



The name “Standing Strong” is the name my artist friend Tanya Watts Wedhorn gave it after I posted a sneak on my Facebook page and asked people to help me with a name. She is fighting returning cancer and what she said really touched and resonated with me„I remember seeing this building when visiting New York and it just seemed like a building that has really had to stand it’s grounds in a quick growing and changing city. It reminds me of strength and not changing for anything or anyone. So my title would be Standing Strong! Xxx“ Stand Strong Tanya – Lot’s of Love!!


I had fun painting with Dina’s paints, and using her brushes and the Gesso and Gel Medium.  Love the colors she included in her line- I used almost all colors she sent me.


Check out the other, super amazing Mixed Media artists that are participating in this blog hop today – and be sure to not miss the giveaway of two complete sets of the paints on Dina’s Blog:

Dina Wakley http://www.dinastamps.typepad.com
Dyan Reaveley http://dyan-reaveley.blogspot.com/
Roben-Marie Smith http://www.robenmarie.com/
Mystele Kirkeeng http://www.mystele.com/
Dawn Sokol http://www.dblogala.com/
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer http://balzerdesigns.com/
Nathalie Kalbach http://www.nathaliesstudio.com/  Permalink: http://wp.me/p3Cnxf-4nr
Kirsten Varga http://www.smilingeyestudio.blogspot.com/
Traci Bautista http://www.treicdesigns.com/

Hope you enjoy the artwork created with Dina’s new line!

Have a gorgeous day







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