Sunday, September 17, 2023


I´ve had that PaperArtsy Rusting Powder on my desk for a while now but hadn´t tried it yet. When I saw this month´s theme for the Visible Image ATC swap "Rusty", its time had come! 

I used a brick stencil with gel medium, then used the powder on top and sprayed with a mixture of vinegar and water. I could see the effect very soon but let it work overnight, and I received a lovely brick texture of real rust. 

In advance, I had masked the snail on the ATC and the owl on the accompanying card and thought it might look interesting to use shimmering watercolours on these - just believe me that these look great, unfortunately my scanner doesn´t show the shimmer. Finally I added the text and embossed it in black and white.

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Coffee & Friends

For this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge, my sister Sabine picked the theme "Coffee or Tea". 

While I´ve been a passionate tea lover in my teenager years and twenties, I prefer coffee nowadays, partly because the water in the region where I live now is not good enough for brewing a great darjeeling ...

I like meeting friends for a cup of coffee sometimes, but while the girls on my card have a coffee to go, I never take a coffee with me, and the concept of coffee to go doesn´t make sense to me: I have my coffee at home in the morning, and then I´ll have two more at work, but why should I take one on my way to work? The tons of garbage speak their own language, and in my opinion they´re completely unnecessary ...

However, I´ve had fun making this card using stamps from Hampton Art/Rongrong, PaperArtsy/France Papillon and Art Journey.

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Polka Dots

I´ve made my card for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Polka Dots" with stamps from Dina Wakley. 

Both women look quite unhappy, so I thought I´d give them some polka dots to lift them up because they stand for happiness and positive thoughts. Maybe it´s worth to paint some polka dots and look what´s happening then.

Saturday, August 05, 2023

Summer Vibes

This month´s theme for the Visible Image ATC swap is "Summer Vibes". You only have to make one ATC for your trade partner, but I love to make an accompanying card to send it, mostly using the same stamps, maybe combined differently. 

This time, I´ve used the same hippie girl stamp on a gessoed design paper that had musical notes and some flowers and therefore seemed to fit the flower power / hippie / festival theme I´ve chosen.

Sunday, July 30, 2023


Meow! Have a great weekend!
This week´s theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge is Cats in Hats, and I´m happy that I have this fabulous stamp by Brett Weldele in my stash.

Sunday, July 23, 2023


Shells are this week's theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge. For my card I´ve used stamps and a stencil fron Visible Image and a quote from Impression Obsession. The watercolours in the background have a lovely silvery shimmer that can´t be seen in the scan.

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Fake News

This card is about Fake News. We all know them, and some people don´t know any more what to believe. AI (KI in German) won´t make this situation any better ...

In my collage, this guy wants to tell us that the world literally turned upside down - fake news so far!

I´ve used stamps from Carabelle, Klartext and Heindesign for my card.