Sunday, February 17, 2019

Be Yourself

I don´t like people who are always smiling because I can´t believe them. I prefer people who show their emotions and who are honest - don´t lie to me. But I´ve learned that not everyone likes to see your own self; some people want to be betrayed and prefer some kind of masquerade.
Masquerade is the theme that my sister Sabine has chosen for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge. For my card, I´ve used rubber stamps from Blockheads, Character Constructions and Visible Image and some tape from Jane Davenport.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Sunshine Please!

It´s been a dark, rainy and very windy day today, and I´ve really missed a few sun rays ... I need the sunlight for feeling energy and creativity and for feeling alive in general. What about you - do you like winter or are you looking forward to Spring like I am?
For my digital card for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "The Sun" I´ve used elements from Syndee Rogers, Itkupilli, Tumble Fish Studio, Maya, Holliewood Studios, Mr. Whiskers, Createwings and Miles Beyond the Moon.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

I Can´t Dance

No, I don´t like classical ballet and very seldom visit modern dance theatre events. And I must admit - I can´t dance, not even to music I really like. But one of the advantages of getting older is that you don´t care about things like that any more and just do it. So when I´m at a party and the DJ plays one of the songs I just can´t hold my feet still to, you can see me entering the dancefloor, hoping that no one will be watching me ... (Here are 9 songs that force me to do that: Doobie Brothers - Long Train Runnin´, Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits, Spin Doctors - Two Princes, George Michael - Killer [Papa was a Rolling Stone], INXS - Need you Tonight, U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday, Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love, Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit, MPeople - Moving On Up ... I know that it´s a strange combination of songs, but can you tell me the tenth for my list please? I´d like to read your personal dancefloor favourites!)
This digital card using images from Tumble Fish Studios with my own scanned backgrounds is my entry for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Ballet". Oh, and before I forget - there´s a video featuring ballet for one of my favourite but not so well-known songs by Dutch singer Anouk that I really recommend if you have a moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPDYbuaXlA8 - no "Black Swan" for me, I prefer "Birds"!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Dreaming of Colours

I´m not a big fan of winter - those muted colours, cold temperatures and darkness make me feel like I´m in dormancy, saving my energy for warmer days. I can´t wait to see all those colours again in nature, but I know that there´ll be many more of those gray weeks.
In my collage, I´m the black and white zebra of course that´s dreaming of colours that enter its gray world again ... what are your ideas for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art "Zebra" themed challenge?
(For my collage, I´ve used images from Holliewood Studios, Krysty Scrap, Miles Beyond the Moon, Itkupilli and Cryztal Rain.)

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Steampunk

It´s been a while since we´ve had a Steampunk theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge. So I hope you´ll be inspired to make something technical, rusty or futuristic - welcome to the machine! I can´t wait to see your interpretations of Steampunk this week as I´m this week´s guest host.
(If you click on the image, you´ll see some more details and more shimmer on my card.)

Monday, January 07, 2019

Light

This digital collage may look a bit christmassy to you, but it´s not - the words are from Hafez, and the idea of my collage is just consolation. The person who needs it here doesn´t even look up to see if there´s someone talking to him, and seems to find that voice inside himself - and in fact solace can be given by any voice inside you, or even outside, wherever it comes from. You don´t need to be religious to feel support that lifts you up.
My collage was made with Songbirdy´s new "Heavenly Bodies" elements and papers that can be found at MischiefCircus.com.

Sunday, January 06, 2019

What if you fly?

Usually, I´m not a fan of affirmations - I´m more on the dark side. But for my postcard for this week´s Sunday Postard Art challenge themed "Wings", I´ve combined both, and the result is ... ME! Yes, I tend to be a bit negative, but I like to take a challenge from time to time and to try something new. What about you? Do you feel settled and satisfied, or are you dreaming of something new and taking some challenges? Do you have special plans for 2019?
(credits: OAWA and GTD)