Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Art Genius


As I said before: it´s fun!

Folded ATCs




These are my first "folded ATCs" - just stamped and folded, so that there´s always something hidden behind the front. It´s fun to think about the possibilities ...

Sunday, October 29, 2006

What is scary?


I don´t fear spiders, skulls or bats, so this is my Halloween card. Isn´t reality scary enough?
It´s the sixth cARTalog ATC for the Paper Traders´ swap, you can see the other five in the archives.

Hostess Monas

These are the hostess cards for the Mona Madness swap: the Postage Mona has been stamped on a background painted with acrylics and pencils and then scratched and embossed.
Mona in Venice was made with the soot technique and additional stamping.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Mona Madness


I´ve finished my ATCs for the Mona Madness Swap on artisttradingcards today. I´ve tried some different techniques as stamping, image transfer, and collage, so the results are very diverse, too.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Four Steps to Power and Glory


Today´s ATC is for a swap named "Art and Architecture". I´m not sure if I manage to make five more ATCs, but it´s a good start, I think.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Crown III


Another one for the Wednesday stampers - (http://wednesdaystamper.wordpress.com/):
It´s no wonder that this girl has now an elfish cast in her eyes because she has just discovered that she can talk to her pets ...

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Crime Time - cARTalog


Here´s one of the cARTalog library cards which I found more difficult to work on - it´s about the psychology of rape victims. I´ve had a few ideas very early but didn´t know how to place them cautious enough. This has been an interesting challenge.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Crown II


The second entry for the wednesday stamper project is an ATC using Lost Coast´s lovely Mona Lisa and a castle by The Stamp Mine (Stempelmine).

Crown I


This Wednesday´s theme is "Crown" (see http://wednesdaystamper.wordpress.com/), so my first thought went to the frog I had just found in a newspaper - he doesn´t need to be kissed to become a prince, and he definitely climbs better than the king of the animals.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

My Rusty Seven


Here´s the second one of last night´s acrylic backgrounds - its colours just asked for some specific collage elements. My friend Joyce sent me the rusty seven some time ago (thanks, Joyce!) and I thought it was perfect with the green and copper - I hope she´ll like it.

Total Admiration ATC



Tonight I pulled out my acrylics and made some backgrounds - not that you can see much of the background on this ATC called "Total Admiration" :-)
It´s just the inspiration these painted backgrounds give what makes them interesting for me.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

It´s addictive ...


... this cARTalog theme ...
So here´s another one, "The inquiring mind" - I love this title!
I don´t think there´s a German equivalent!?

Journey into unconsciousness


The third cARTalog ATC has been inspired by a psychiatric glossary edited by the American Psychiatric Association. I made this library card a journey into unconsciousness, lead by Freud. I think I´ll add a see-through stone to the magnifying lens, but I scanned it before that because of the difficulties my scanner has with 3-D embellishments.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Another cARTalog ATC


This library card from the cARTalog project (see below) catalogues a 17th century description of a sea-monster forcing ships to be beached on the shore.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Two Collage ATCs


No brown and almost no stamps on the latest two ATCs.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

No relatives today ...


People might think I only make cards and ATCs with pics of my own relatives after they´ve seen the last pieces with pics of my great-grandma and my father, but the two boys on today´s ATC are completely unknown to me :-)
Today´s ATC? Well, isn´t there an English saying "An ATC a day keeps the doctor away"? I´ll try that for the next months ...

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Schooldays


It´s Wednesday - time for the Wednesdaystampers! (http://wednesdaystamper.wordpress.com) This week´s theme is "schooldays", one of my favorite topics.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

First cARTalog ATC finished



This afternoon I´ve finished my first ATC for the Paper Traders´ cARTalog Swap (for the cARTalog project have a look at http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/pr/cartalog/home.htm). The scan is quite bad because my scanner doesn´t like 3-D-embellishments, but you´ll get the idea I think.
I´ve found a photo of a 1915 reading book from my hometown´s library which fits well to the card concerning adult education - so the piece is called "Learning all your life".

Monday, October 09, 2006

Great-grandma on the homepage


This morning I got a mail that my ATC "My heart´s desire" is on the ATC_World homepage now - I´m always happy to have a homepage "publishing" and appreciate the kind comments. The chosen ATC shows my great-grandma, so I´ll tell my mother about her popularity.
It has been for the Paper Traders´ swap "Precious Memories" that I´ve made a bunch of ATCs with old photos of my own ancestors. This has been a special experience cause I felt it´s very different from using collage sheets or pics from the internet; even if you´ve never met your ancestors in person.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Last week´s card "House"


Now that the wednesday stampers can find their way to my new site, I thought I put last week´s entry here too - the given theme was "house".

Hearts



I must say I´ve always hated hearts as a design - but when I saw this as a topic on the Wednesday stampers´ site, I´ve had a look at my stamps and stuff and found something I liked ...
(You´ll find Wednesday stampers here:
http://wednesdaystamper.wordpress.com/)
It´s interesting for me to think about a given theme every week, and I love to see what others come up with.

A bookmark


I´ve made a bookmark today for a swap in one of my groups -

I love books and reading (always have a book with me), so this was MY swap :-)

So let´s try a blog ...

Hi,
this blog hast just been created - I intend to post some pics and comments from time to time, mostly concerning ATCs or other art related items.