Sunday, September 26, 2021

Asemic Writing

I think it was Dina Wakley who introduced me to the term "Asemic Writing". But as a lover of handwriting, handlettering and calligraphy, I´ve always loved the look of letters as a graphic element. For my first card above I´ve used a stamp from Dina and another one from Darkroom Door, but though I liked the result, I wanted to go forward and made this second card below using the same border from Darkroom Door but added my own handwriting and some Dada Stamps from Heindesign, and I think this tells the story much better: Asemic  Writing is about the graphic design of letters, and the concept of Dada is to tell nothing serious, so I´ve brought all this together. I hope that my samples inspire you to show us your own interpretation of this theme! I´ve picked "Asemic Writing" as this week´s theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge and can´t wait to see your interpretation of this theme!

Sunday, September 19, 2021

On my Way

I don´t have a driving license and have never been on a plane, so I have to take the train when I travel and use my bicycle for any trips I don´t use the bus for. My hometown is known for its many bikes, and in fact there are more bikes than inhabitants here.

For my card for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Bicycles" I have used a background made with the gelli plate, added a strip of a map and rubber stamps from Heindesign and Klartext.

Sunday, September 05, 2021

Night Owl


This is a confession - yes, I am a night owl. As a teenager, I made my homework for school around 10 p.m. (thanks to my parents who didn´t care as long as I´ve been good at school), then later I wrote my final thesis at the university mostly between 10 and 12 p.m., and today, I still love to create at night - while I have to get up at 5.30 a. m. during the week ... maybe you can imagine how much I love weekends!

For this week´s Owl themed card for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge I´ve used stamps from Visible Image, Distress Mica Sprays and some embossing powder.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Autumn around the corner

I just love the monthly ATC swap in the Visible Image FB group. This month, the theme is "Whispers of Autumn", and autumn is really just around the corner - we´ve had so much rain recently, days are getting shorter, and I´ve been thinking about heating in the evening ...

As I don´t have any leave stamps from Visible Image, I started with a collage of paper snippets, gessoing it, and spraying some Distress Mica Stain. Then I used two stamp sets from Visible Image using several autumnal colours of stamppads. A few finishing steps with a white pen and coloured pencils, and my ATC was finished. It will be on its way to Queensland, Australia tomorrow, accompanied by a card that I´ve made using the same two stamp sets. It´s always an adventure to send your art half way around the world, so wish me luck!


Make Your Story Incredible


It´s a pity that you can´t see the shimmer of the Distress Mica Sprays on this card and the golden spots in this giraffe´s fur - but those just aren´t scannable ...
However, the card was made for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Giraffes", and I couldn´t resist using this lovely giraffe stamp from ArtSpecially and added words from Visible Image.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Alice Chess Game


Games is this week´s theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge, and as a fan of Alice, I had to chose Chess as my game though I don´t play it myself ...

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Getting Older


I´m hosting this week´s Sunday Postcard Challenge, and I´ve picked "Old Age" as the theme. 
For my card, I´ve used rubber stamps from A Capella, LaBlanche, and Klartext, and I´ve typed one of my favourite poems from Ulla Hahn about getting older. Bare with me when I try to give you a translation that doesn´t show the beauty of the original words of course ...

hesitate in the midst of a sentence
inquiring when you think you understood
not to be in a hurry anymore with wanting to know
a stone a glass a hand holding longer than necessary
touching the sleeve of your counterpart when talking
to feel you´re still here
to lose a book a view a skin
and don´t want to find it anymore
remembering instead of longing for
the thought: all this will be here when I`m not
train like a muscle
a feeling like someone were in the room

I think there´s a lot to think about in these verses - what are your ideas about getting older?

I can´t wait to see your interpretations of this theme!

Sunday, August 08, 2021

Bring me a Unicorn


When I was a teenager, a friend of my mom gave me Anne Morrow Lindbergh´s "Bring me a Unicorn" for my birthday, and I liked it. I´m not into fantasy and unicorns and such, but when I think of unicorns, I still think of these words that I just can´t forget. 

This card has been made for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge, and I´ve used stamps from Zettiology and an alphabet from Concord & 9th.