Saturday, December 29, 2007

Gothic Arch Mingle: Vintage Romance







If you know me for a while you maybe know that I´m not so much into heart designs and that most of my work isn´t romantic. Nevertheless I signed up for a Gothic Arch mingle themed Vintage Romance ...
These three arches are completely stamped, and I decided to use the same heart stamp (which isn´t my own) for all three and just playing with different couples and colours.
And as they are "stamped only" they qualify for the Wednesday Stamper´s theme "Gothic Arch".

Back home again


Christmas is over and I´m back home. All gifts are unwrapped, so here´s the tag I´ve made as a bookmark for my BIL, using one of his own photos.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Skinny Book - Q is for Quiet


The challenge for our Q page was to use historic ornament for the background. This medieval ornament reminds me of the quietness in churches or in a winter landscape so it´s perfect here.
And Quiet is the key-word for the next week: I´ll be on vacation and without internet access until Saturday, so I hope you´ll all have a merry Christmas and come back next year.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Bookmark Tag


One last tag before Christmas - trying to stop making those tags ...

Light




... is this week´s Wednesday Stamper´s theme. So here are a Christmas ATC and a light themed tag.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Addictive Tags


At the moment I like to send tags instead of greeting cards, they are so much fun, and I love their size.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Christmas Tags

Christmas comes in some unusual colours this year ...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Umbrellas




When I saw this week´s Wednesday Stamper´s theme "umbrellas" I went to see how many umbrella stamps I have - exactly two!
So I used them to make an ATC and a Moo card. No collage today, both are completely stamped.
(Oh, I almost forgot: Zuflucht means resort!)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Skinny Book - V is for Violable


This week´s challenge for our Alphabet Skinny Book was to use some aging techniques for our letter V page. I´ve scratched and sanded my acrylic background, made it blurry and battered, and so it´s just right to illustrate the mood I wanted to illustrate: violable. Isn´t that a feeling you´d like to forget about for the rest of your life? I really hate it but think I´ve found the right symbol here, showing the individual as a target for everyone.

Inky Layers


This is what came out when I experimented with Bernie Berlin´s Inky Layers technique.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

More Christmas Cards


Can´t get enough of those Christmas hats ...

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Journal "The Backyard Chook Shed"


This is my spread for Jenene´s Journal titled "The Backyard Chook Shed" - the page on the left is "safe", the one on the right (here it´s below) is "dangerous".

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Skinny Book - D is for Dizzy


This week Keron wanted us to make a background marbled with shaving cream and alcohol inks. It was the first time I´ve tried this technique, and my page looked so confusing that I had no choice but "dizzy" as this week´s mood ...

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

It´s time for Christmas cards ...

... so here´s the first batch of them. I don´t send many cards for Christmas but like the idea of writing Christmas letters to some close friends, and I like them to be nicely packaged.







Monday, December 03, 2007

Skinny Christmas


This 3 x 5 inches skinny page is for a Christmas mingle in one of my groups.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Gothic Arch Winter

Winter is this week´s theme for the Gothic Arch Challenge - I´ve chosen the three graces driving away the cold winter so that they don´t have to feel cold in their flimsy dresses ... Must be searching for my old LP with this song by the Horslips now.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Skinny Book - W is for Wing-weary and Wailful


The challenge for our W page was to use sequin waste as a stencil for the background. My angel has laid down his wings, too tired and sad to do anything but wailing.

Monday, November 26, 2007

New ATCs


Four new rubber stamped ATCs for trade.








Christmas Arches

Christmas is approaching, so even my Gothic Arch ATCs have a Christmas feeling now ...

Stamped Cards




Two rubber stamped cards (about 4 x 6 inches).

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Moo Cards again

I needed two more Moo Cards, but it´s impossible to stop ...

Friday, November 23, 2007

Diamonds


Do you remember the song "Diamond Life" by Sade? Well, Albert leads his own Diamond Life in his Zetti world. This card is my entry for this week´s Wednesday Stamper´s theme "Diamonds".

Skinny Page - O is for Observant





This week´s challenge for our project was to integrate a master´s work in our O page. I´ve used Hans Baldung Grien´s portrait of Count Philipp to illustrate an observant mood.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Gothic Arch Friends


My entry for this week´s Gothic Arches Challenge "Friends".

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Skinny Book - Z is for Zany


This week Keron´s challenge for us was to integrate fabric in our page for the letter Z. As you know that my book´s theme is "In the Mood" you can imagine that this wasn´t the easiest letter for me: I only found "zealous", "zestful", and of course "zany", so I chose the last one.

Frida Kahlo ATCs




Two Frida ATCs for Sigrid - the left one is called "The Shadow of my Father", the right one "Wounded".

Saturday, November 17, 2007

ATCs with Gauze Bandage




for Ulla - I couldn´t resist using the gauze for a war themed ATC ...

Letters and Numbers



Two ATCs for Claudia.

Doors




Two Doors themed ATCs for Viola.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Gothic Arch Chair

My entry for this week´s Wednesday Stamper´s theme "Chairs". This chair stamp is definitely of my favourites lately ...

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Gothic Arch Text

Have you ever gone to bed hoping that all the words and thoughts in your head will come to a rest? This is the idea behind my entry for this week´s Gothic Arch challenge "Text". I love the quoted words by Joan Walsh Anglund which I have recently illustrated in my journal you can see here.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

More Zettis

Three more Zetti ATCs for another swap.

Zetti Angels

Six Zetti Angels for a swap.