Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Little Girls

Three ATCs for a swap themed "Little Girls", more are coming. They all have the same background but different stories. I especially like the "invisible" girl which reminds me of childhood thoughts. I don´t know why almost all children themed artwork is romantic; hasn´t it been awful to think and hear that you are too young for everything, can´t decide for yourself, have no choices, ... doesn´t it feel like you´re noone? Am I the only person who HATED this?

Sunday, October 28, 2007

What a bird brain ...

... is this week´s theme for the Twisted Tuesdays´ challenge, and this is my first postcard sized entry for it.

Journal "Love, Romance & Family"

My spread for Lynn´s RR journal "Love, Romance & Family". She wants us to use vintage, Old World, or Shabby Chic style, and I hope she´ll like this entry.

Skinny Book - F is for Fearless

The challenge for our letter F page was to do it in black and white with a smidgen of colour. So here´s my fearless little girl, but maybe those shoes will be a bit too large for her to find a secure way through her life!?

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Two ATCs for Xela. The right one uses an original page from a flea market find, a German Course edited in England 1938.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Growing Old

No, I´m not old yet. But recognizing that sometimes I love to think of old times, old friends and so on really makes me think that I´m growing old. So this week´s Wednesday Stamper´s theme is a great one for me ...

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Skinny Book - T is for Timid

For this week´s Skinny Book page with the letter T we had to use tissue paper or dinner napkins.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Gothic Arch Hands

Is it really all in your own hands?
This week´s Gothic Arch Challenge theme is "Hands", and as I´m not religious here the hand is just a symbol for everything that is not in your own hands.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Fish ATCs

Two Fish ATCs for Angela.
(I´m sorry for the bad scan of the second one.)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Cuckoo´s Egg

Another Gothic Arch ATC for Viola.

Moon and Stars

When I was about four years old, I couldn´t sleep at full moon. Maybe that´s what inspired me for this week´s TMTA theme Moon and Stars.

Monday, October 15, 2007

More Postage People

Just imagine your life as a postage man ...

Birds´ Party

Did you really think that only humans like to have a party? You would be surprised if you looked carefully when taking a walk in the next forest ... These birds decided to celebrate with the Gothic Arches challenge participants - come on, you´re invited!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Skinny Book - C is for Courteous

This week we were asked to try the emboss resist technique for our letter C word. I´ve painted a background with ocre acrylic paint, stamped and clear embossed the Fleur de Lis, painted other colours over and ironed the piece. In the end I used chalks to make it more distinct.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Post No. 300

I just realized that I´m running my blog for about one year now and this is post No. 300 ... Maybe that is what made the lady do her happy dance? (Thanks Kelly for the great background!)
The postage man obviously doesn´t want to join the party - he can´t decide if he is Mr. Bolz or Mr. Wilde and if he´s on the guest list.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Four inchies quickly made for this week´s WS theme "Inchies".

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Skinny Book - P is for Plucky

This week Keron had a really difficult challenge for us - to use a background paper which gives the cue for our word ...
Well, you know that the theme of my book is "In the mood", so I´ve had many ideas like pained, paralysed, passionate, peevish, pensive, perfidious, perky, petrified, phlegmatic, playful, puzzled ... but I did NOT have any background papers for these feelings.
It´s amazing where these weekly challenges lead us, and this week it´s the only appropriate background paper I´ve found for the letter P which led me to the plucky mood. We all know these days we feel as if we could manage everything because there seems to be a helpful hand guiding us - there might be dangers and stumbling blocks lying around us, but we´re strong enough to cope with them. But the lion here is not only dangerous, he´s also the impersonation of power and pluck ...

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Gothic Arch ATCs

Two very different Gothic Arch ATCs for Claudia.

More Moo Cards

These little moo cards are perfect for a warm-up before starting another project - you can use whatever you have left on your desk ...

Rest - Journal "The Deep Sea of Poetry"

"The Deep Sea of Poetry" is my own journal´s theme in a Paper Traders´ RR. Here´s my own entry - I can´t wait to see what the eleven other artists will do, but there are more than two weeks before the journey will begin ...

Saturday, October 06, 2007


This altered cabinet card for Bärbel is the first and probably last Halloweenish thing I´ve ever done ...

Friday, October 05, 2007

Each other´s universe - Period.

Some photos are almost perfect andyou shouldn´t work too much on them. This couple is a universe on its own, and it has an alternative title because I just love the period after "faithful" between the eggs belonging to her and him ...

Could be anyone ...

Just playing a bit with the things lying on my desk.

No ordinary man

Altered CDV for Xela via ArtMix.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Skinny Book - S is for Sad

The challenge for the Skinny Book page "S" was to use some ephemera in the background. This week´s mood for my "In the Mood" book is "sad", and the page shows the other side of autumn: If you live in the place where I live, it´s not always orange and warm but grey and cold. So this page also qualifies for this week´s Wednesday Stamper´s theme "Autumn colours", it´s just a bit different ...

4 x 4 Bird Deco Pages - Back

Anyone of you who knows me just a little bit won´t be surprised to see that I have 1st) put words on the back and 2nd) stamped the backs.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Zetti Postage

I´m hosting another Postage People swap in a German group, so this is my first ATC for it - aren´t Zettis perfect to be combined with postage stamps?

Monday, October 01, 2007

4 x 4 Bird Deco Pages - Front

These are the front sides of four 4 x 4 inch Bird Deco pages. But if I want to join the swap I´ll also have to decorate the backs - no ideas yet ...