Sunday, May 24, 2020

Talking about Challenges

If you know me just a little bit, you know that I´m not into pastels at all! So when I read this week´s theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge, my first thought was "Oh no - see you next week!"
Then I decided to play and learned once more that I can´t make anything that I like when I don´t like the theme ... So last night I decided to put this card away and don´t post it, but this morning I thought that this could be an interesting point to discuss on a blog - and SPA is really about blogging, I think.

So here´s my question for all you challenge bloggers: What do you do when you´ve made a piece you don´t like - do you show it nevertheless and discuss your problems, or do you hide it and only show your successes?

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Faux Postage - Under the Sea

Faux Postage is this week´s theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge. I´ve stamped my card with rubber from ArtSpecially, Makistamps, Mirkwood, and Darkroom Door.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Castles

This week´s theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge is "buildings", and as I always have songs going on in my mind, these words from Freya Ridings´ song inspired me to make this card using rubber stamps from Stampers Anonymous, Visible Image, Paper Artsy, Carabelle and Craft Emotions.

Sunday, May 03, 2020

Egyptian

I haven´t used my Egypt themed rubber stamps for a loooong time, but as this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme is "Egyptian", I´ve pulled them out again. I didn´t want to make the usual brown and gold stuff but decided to let the colours pop, and I tried to combine the stamps in an unusual way.
Part of this concept was to use words that aren´t usually used with this theme but go with it nevertheless.
When we think of ancient Egypt, we think of mummies, and I´ve used some stylized ones as my focal point here - but think one step further, and they illustrate the human wish to be immortal. This is where the quote stamp came to my mind (that also seemed quite up-to-date to me in days of Corona ... even if there are many, many rainy afternoons, a stamper and reader won´t have to fear boredom).
I have uploaded a big version, so please click on the image to see all the details.

(stamps used here are from Zettiology, Nick Bantock, Carabelle, Hero Arts, A Capella, and Darkroom Door)

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Hope

There isn´t much good news nowadays, but Mischief Circus' new collab "Enchanted Forest" was a little ray of light this week. This digital collage was made with Songbirdy´s part.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

The Raven

For this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge, my sister Sabine has picked the theme "Typewriter", and though I don´t know if Edgar Allan Poe has written his famous poem "The Raven" by hand or with the help of a typewriter, this is what came to my mind tonight. If you know my usual kind of artwork, you might be surprised by the lack of colour, but maybe that´s not only what a typewriter is able to produce but also my current mood ...
(I´ve used rubber stamps from Red Lead, Visible Image, Hero Arts and My Favourite Things for my card.)

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Lightbulbs

Sometimes it just takes an interesting theme to let your mind explode with ideas - and that happened when I´ve read "lightbulbs" as the theme for an ATC swap. I knew that I have several bulb stamps in my stash as well as bulb shaped brads, and so these four ATCs came together quickly.
(For those of you who don´t speak German, here´s what the German words mean:
"Everything is Illuminated", the title of a book from Jonathan Safran Foer, "It dawns on me!", "Lights out, spot on!", a phrase that a German music show moderator always used back in the 70s)