Sunday, September 30, 2007

Birds





Two Bird ATCs for Sanny.

Video uploaded - part II

The second part of the summer/harvest 2007 video has been uploaded - you can watch it here. Enjoy!

The Deep Sea of Poetry

As a regular visitor of my blog you may have recognized that poetry is a favourite theme of mine - so this journal is about poetry.

Women



Two Women themed ATCs for Sanja.
(Thanks for the metal heart, Audrey!)

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Skinny Alphabet Book


These are my covers for a Skinny Alphabet Book, a weekly challenge at Paper Traders. I´ve chosen moods as a theme for my book. The first weeks´s challenge is the letter H, using a dictionary definition, so my first mood is feeling homeless:

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Moo Cards

What a quick and easy challenge this week´s Wednesday Stamper´s theme is: Moo Cards!
These have been fun to make and they look like they should be traded - so if you´d like to trade your own Moo Cards for these, please let me know!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Letter Y



The challenge to make ATCs with word beginning with the letter Y wasn´t terrifying any more when I decided to use English words instead of German ...
Normally I don´t like yellow, but the reason for the fact that these three turned out yellow must be the strong influence of the Y in yellow.



Monday, September 24, 2007

TMTA - Smile


What do you think when you hear the word "smile"? Well, yes, here she is - a modern version of Mona who knows what a Smiley is and who´s hand maybe just tries to reach her computer mouse ...
She´s my entry for this week´s TMTA theme "smile".

Gothic Arch Autumn

Autumn is this week´s Gothic Arches challenge theme. I love these words about autumn by George Eliot so I´ve used them for my arch.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Gothic Book Charms

My charms for the Gothic Deco project - can´t wait to see the finished books, Gisele!

Another Fish


Here´s another fishy ATC for the Wednesday Stampers, but as it´s red and brown it also qualifies for the new challenge blog Thank God it´s Friday ...

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Tag ATCs

Six ATCs for a swap themed "ATCs with Tags" - I´ve tried just to let my ideas flow.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Paula

This canvas is about Paula Becker-Modersohn, a German painter who lived from 1876 to 1907. Born in Dresden, she soon came to Bremen and then to the artists´ colony in Worpswede in 1898. After a stay in Paris in 1900 she was married to Otto Modersohn in 1901. She left him in 1906 to live in Paris again but returned in 1907 and got pregnant. Her daughter was born on November 2nd, and she died 18 days later. Her friend Rainer Maria Rilke wrote his "Requiem for a friend" for her after her death which contains the lines I´ve quoted here:
"We have, indeed, when we love, only this one thing:/ to loose one another: because holding on to ourselves/ comes easily to us, and does not first have to be learned." (Translation by A. S. Kline)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Fish

My entry for this week´s Wednesday Stamper´s theme "Fish".

Monday, September 17, 2007

Another video

There´s a new video with my stuff now. You can watch it here. Once again my BIL (who is the little boy on my triptych and the B/W playing card transfers) made it for me. There´ll be a third one soon because I´ve sent him too many pics to put them in a single video ... Hope you´ll like it!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

B/W Playing Cards




You´ll recognize that these ATCs show the same boy (my BIL) as the triptych I´ve made yesterday, but without any colour now ...

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Triptych

Isn´t this boy a sweetie? Well, he´s grown up, become my BIL and will get this ATC triptych for his birthday. Thanks to Wednesday Stampers for the triptych idea!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Journal "Diary of Dreams"

Here´s my entry for Sandra´s Journal "Diary of Dreams". I´ve always loved Shakespeare´s "The Tempest" and this famous quote. Tried to reduce my colour range for you, Sandra ;-))

TMTA - Slide Mounts


This lady just returned from her summer vacation in Italy and shows her favourite picture for this week´s TMTA theme "Slide Mounts".

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Some Mekka ATCs



A few more ATCs for trades at the Stempelmekka.







Stempelmekka 2007

... is approaching!! I´ve made these two name plates for those of you who don´t know me personally and want to meet me in Hagen and maybe trade an ATC with me - please contact me! I´ll be there on Saturday and Sunday and hope to get to know a few of my blog visitors.
See you!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Heavenly


I´ve made only one ATC today but have lots of backgrounds combined with different elements on my desk - hope I´ll have more time tomorrow.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Well, yes, birds again ...





Of course there are some new bird ATCs, too :-)

Same Background ATCs

Four ATCs using the same background paper - what an interesting challenge to cut it in pieces and see what fits best ...

Nick Bantock Style




Two ATCs in Nick Bantock´s style - the left one using one of his stamps, the right one just a tribute to his work.

New Crows





Just before I left for my vacation I got these new crow stamps from Invoke Arts - I love them!

I´m back

I haven´t been lying at the beach but being busy making some ATCs for trades at the Stempelmekka. These are mostly stamped because I haven´t been at home and had no pics and ephemera with me ... You´ll find a few examples of what I did here and in the next posts.