Friday, May 30, 2008

Going on vacation


Tonight I´m going on vacation. I´ll be back on my balcony chair on June 9th - hope to meet you here again then!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Skinny Book - U is for Unbalanced




Our challenge for the last page of our Skinny Alphabet book was to use an image transfer technique.
As my book´s theme is "In the Mood" I´ve decided to illustrate an unbalanced person by layering different pictures of this person.
These are four transfers made with transfer ink which is very easy to use for the layering technique. I have then added the cut outs at the bottom.
The photo shows my finished Skinny Alphabet Book - you can see all the pages together here.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Grey Area


I haven´t done my letter F ATCs for the ongoing alphabet swap yet, but I couldn´t resist making this letter G ATC today. I must confess that I didn´t know before that the German word "Grauzone" is exactly the same as the English "Grey Area".

Moments


This ATC sized playing card is my entry for this week´s Wednesday Stamper´s theme "Altered Playing Cards".

Monday, May 26, 2008

Crowned




Two ATCs "with crowns" for Kerstin.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Keep the Balance

A canvas measuring 7,87 x 7,87 inches.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Birds


Two Bird themed ATCs for Jodi.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Be Square

What a fun theme this week for the Wednesday Stamper´s challenge! Do you remember the song by Huey Lewis & The News? If not, it´s here.
Not one of their best songs, but it immediately came to my mind when I read the theme, and here´s my hip business man on his way to the office ...
Sorry, my scanner hates these colours so I had to take a photo - please click on the pic to enlarge it and take a closer look.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Maps


This 4 x 5,6 inches arch is my entry for this week´s Mixed Media Monday theme "Maps".

Skinny Book - I is for Introverted


The challenge for our letter I page was to use a small frame for our composition and fill it with diamond glaze or any other dimensional lacquer. In my example the frame doesn´t really highlighten the woman´s emotional expression - but I think it nevertheless supports the illustration of the illustrated mood: she seems to be caged in the frame or in the music she has in her head, and so it´s the perfect addition here.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Flourishes

What a lovely theme for this week´s Gothic Arches challenge: Flourishes. As some of them remind me of boughs, birds seemed to be the natural inhabitants for such an arch.

Schooldays ATCs



"The Journey of your Life" and "My Classmates", two Schooldays themed ATCs for Xela.



Friday, May 16, 2008

Beach & Sea Moos


This week´s theme for the "Make a Moo or Two" challenge smells like a day at the sea ...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Art it up!

I´ve found the unbelievable 17th century engraving of the windmill man last week. Here it meets a lovely Uptown stamp of a human church to illustrate this week´s Wednesday Stamper´s theme "Art it up!". Try creating new realities with art!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Not old!

A friend of mine will have this card in his mailbox next month for his 50th birthday. He doesn´t read my blog and does not even like what some of you call "my art", but I hope he´ll like to have a greeting card at least!

Zettis again!



I´ve been in an experimental mood today, so it was the right day to make some more Zetti ATCs! These two are for Johanna.

Monday, May 12, 2008

A Closet Full of Dreams


Have you noticed that I love house shapes? So my entry for Cynthia´s RR Altered Book "A Closet Full of Dreams" is house shaped, too ...
Probably you know the song quoted on the left page, and if you open the window, you´ll find a Henri-Frédéric Amiel quote that I have always loved: Reverie is the Sunday of the thought.

Skinny Book - N is for Naughty


The challenge for our letter N page was to use rub-ons.
As my book´s theme is "In the Mood" I have chosen to introduce this naughty gang to you. The trees and the letters are rub-ons.

Melancholy ATCs




Two Melancholy themed ATCs for Sandra.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Skinny Book - M is for Melancholic



Our challenge for the letter M page was to create texture.
Remember that my book´s theme is "In the Mood", so I´ve decided to illustrate the melancholic mood.
I have used gesso to make my textured background: the vault remnants were stamped with gesso, and the M was made by filling a metal stencil with gesso. Then I have used black ink to accentuate the texture.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

There´s a little girl in my house

This decorated chipboard house measures 3,55 x 6,7 inches. It´s my first entry for the Friday houses challenge "Dans ma maison il y a ..."; this week´s theme is "une petite fille/a little girl".

Moo Cards Mother´s Day


Mother´s Day is this week´s theme for the Make a Moo or Two challenge. The lovely vintage pics I have used are from Elizabeth - check out her new blog if you don´t know it!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Houses ATCs

I´ve had SOOO much fun making these house shaped ATCs for a German swap!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Zetti Time

Three Zetti ATCs for a German swap.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Friendship Skinny

Friendship is the theme for this week´s Layers of Color challenge. What I love about this challenge blog is that they ask you to send your challenge piece as a gift to someone.
This Friendship skinny page will be sent to someone who has helped me a lot recently. Friends don´t have to speak the same language, and they don´t have to be similar characters. Sometimes it´s easier to stay friends if you´re not. Times are changing, and people are changing, and they do not necessarily go into the same direction. Friendship is staying friends nevertheless, isn´t it?

Moo Cards Gold


Gold is this week´s theme for the Make a Moo or Two challenge. Both moo cards here are gold embossed, and the left one has a golden heart brad. Unfortunately everything golden is very difficult to scan.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Voices


Another angel, but not a stone angel.
I have stamped it with gesso, then sprayed on two colours of Glimmer mist, then stamped the same image with black ink slightly shifting from the first impression. The ATC was finished with pencils, blue ink, and some embossing.

Chairs




Two Chairs themed ATCs for Sigrid.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Stone Angels




These are my first three Stone Angels for a German swap. I´ve wanted them to have a ghostly touch so I used Transfer Ink again and then painted the transfers with wax crayons.


Poetry ATCs

Two poetry themed ATCs for Loreena.

The first one is a poem by Mascha Kaleko. (The others are the broad sea. You however are the harbour. Thus believe me: you can rest easily. I´ll always steer back here.)

The second one is by Ernst Jandl. (The play therein I do not play a role is mine. Without luck and mourning it goes on the whole evening. The stage isn´t open in any direction. No audience to fear, to hope for.)