Thursday, September 25, 2008

Christmas in September!

What a challenge! For Martha´s tip-in book I´ve had to do Vintage Christmas pages in September! She said that she likes light greens and white with red accents, so here´s what I´ve done for her.







Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Patterns


This card shows my favourite stamped Patterns for this week´s Wednesday Stamper´s challenge. I have stamped the positive/negative punchinella pattern (Lucy Stamps?) with gesso on a turquoise card, then rubbed on and wiped away several dye inks. On the edges theres a lovely scribble (Stampendous)stamped with gesso and black ink. I added the word Chaos (Stamping Fairies) and an eye (A Capella) stamped on a Tim Holtz Fragment tile that I have coloured with alcohol inks and glued some white paper behind to make it stand out.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Listen (there´s no secret)

Here´s the fourth and last collage for our private group swap.

Travel around the world: Amsterdam


This is my Amsterdam postcard for our "Travel around the world" swap. This one goes to Ilonka.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Grief (Drowned in the Sea of Letters)

My third collage featuring old bookplate images.

By the Campfire

The second collage for our friends´ group trade.

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Thread of Fortune

My first 5,8 x 8,3 inches collage for a swap with a group of friends.

Crows


I just couldn´t resist this week´s Created Byhand challenge theme "Crows".

Mini Zettis

Have you ever tried to shrink your Zettis? I love these guys!

Tell Me

I´m back home from the Stempelmekka, a little exhausted but with new stamps and 48 traded ATCs! When I saw this week´s Wednesday Stamper´s theme my first thought was "I´ll be back next week", but then my mind started working, and here´s my piece for "peace" ...
This collage is quite large, about 6,3 x 10 inches.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Letter

This week´s TMTA theme is "Handwriting". I´ve bought the little postage doll at the Mekka and just had to use it for my ATC called "The Letter".

Friday, September 12, 2008

Cities of Europe

I´ve just had enough time to make a few moos today ... this week´s theme for the "Make a moo or two" challenge is "Cities of Europe".

Thursday, September 11, 2008

... and the rest!

Tomorrow we´ll be on our way to Münster and we´ll be in Hagen on Saturday - early enough to trade a few ATCs before the doors of the Stempelmekka will be opened!
These are my last ATCs for this event, I now have 65 cards for trade - well, it´s my nineth Mekka, so I know that this may not be enough ... (I´ve read that others have 80 or 100 ATCs for trade - ouch!!!)

Three mini collages

For a swap in a German group I had to make three mini collages, measuring only 1,57 x 1,57 inches. I´ve mounted them on a card because that makes it easier to mail them.

Proust Quote

This 4 x 6 inches collage is a birthday gift for a lover of Marcel Proust´s work.

Drawing Words




I´m on vacation right now, and that´s the reason why I´m able to spend more time on making ATCs than normal.
Today we´ve played one of my favourite games: Drawing a word or phrase and illustrating it.

More Mekka ATCs


I´ve been busy the last days making more ATCs for trades at the Stempelmekka.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Zetti time again

Yesterday I´ve made 9 Zetti ATCs - five for a swap and four for Mekka trades.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Recycling


Talking about playing with things left over from your last project, still lying around on your table ... here they were put together on an ATC.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Here Kitty, Kitty!

This is my spread for Teri´s tip-in book themed "Here Kitty, Kitty!". The pages are each 5 x 5 inches. Though the book´s title may remind you of some cute kitty images, this is not necessarily what we were asked to do for this book.

Pumpkins


Halloween is not one of my favourite themes, but who could resist to make a tiny Moo card with pumpkins for "Make a Moo or Two"?

More Mekka ATCs

May I introduce Mr. Müller? He´s on vacation in Italy but not satisfied with his hotel because of the crackling steps.







Schooldays

Three ATCs for a swap themed "School".

Playing around


... with what has been lying around - I need more ATCs to trade at the Mekka!




Thursday, September 04, 2008

Looking forward to the Stempelmekka!

Only about one week until this year´s Stempelmekka - yippieeh! I hope I´ll meet some of you there, and if you don´t notice my nameplate please look out for this bag - I´ll have ATCs for trade in it! So if you meet me in Hagen, please speak to me; I love to get to know my blog readers and maybe have an ATC trade.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Fishing Trip


"Transparent Art" is this week´s Wednesday Stamper´s challenge. I love to use words printed on vellum to give stamped pieces a nice layered look.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Architecture


I have to do Architecture ATCs for two different swaps. So this week´s TMTA theme was a good reason to start working on them today ...
These have all been done using collage elements, gesso, and rubber stamps.