Monday, March 30, 2009

Not a Beard


This week´s TMTA challenge is "Men with beards/moustaches". This one´s a bit different, and the guy himself thinks that he doesn´t fit the theme ...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

All Roads Lead to Rome

Here´s my card for Katrin´s ongoing swap "Travel around the World" - this month we stopped at Rome. This one goes to Steffi.

Marsha´s Eggstra

As Marsha has asked for them, here are more pics of hand painted Easter eggs made last year ...






Monday, March 23, 2009

Time to paint your eggs!

Did you already paint your Easter eggs for 2009? I´ve had three friends painting with me yesterday, and as you can see it has been a wonderful mess!



When you´re painting eggs, don´t forget to put the rest of the paint that´s still in your brush on some ATCs lying around - I´ve used one of the cards from the Spring mess post and later worked a bit more on the ATC - I love its imperfection and especially the little notch at the bottom (remember that this has been a pizza package) ...


Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Letter P

These are my Letter P ATCs for the ongoing Alphabet ATC swap. Something went wrong with the cat on the first one, so the result is that of a "Plan B" which means an alternative plan.
"Pflichtlektüre" is the German word for set books.

Spring Mess!

Yes, spring is here now!
And this is how it looks like when I get inspired by spring colours ...
The base of this ATC is a pizza packing that I´ve painted and stamped following the instructions here. Thanks for the link, Trish!
Before ...

... and after cutting the packing in ATCs.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Postage Moos

Postage / Carte Postale is this week´s theme over at the Make a moo or two challenge blog.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Anything with Wings ...

... is the theme of Hermine´s tip-in book I´ve made these pages for. These are each 5 x 5 inches.
And for me, these are the colours of spring, so this spread is my entry for this week´s Mixed Media Monday challenge "Spring Colours".

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Muybridge again

Do you know Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904)? If not, you should google him and you´ll be surprised how many of his pictures you already know! Something similar happened to me when I recognized that one of my stamps, the dancer on the right, is a lady probably taken from a Muybridge photo series! The Zetti stamp on the middle card is Muybridge too, of course.

Look Inside



This chipboard house is for Elizabeth´s tip-in book. It´s about 4,3 x 5,7 inches.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Mother and Child

Due to the small mother and child stamp, this Gothic Arch is only ATC sized. It´s a tribute to all fugitive mothers who rescue not only their own life but also that of their children.
And it´s my entry for this week´s Gothic Arches challenge "Mother and Child".

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Nature Puzzle


Here´s my Moo card for this week´s Make a Moo or Two challenge "use jigsaw piece".

Friday, March 13, 2009

Painters and Paintings

These ATCs are for a swap about painters and paintings - I´m not sure that I´ll be able to stop here because I have so many more ideas and appropriate stamps ...
So far you can see my versions of Matisse, Pollaiuolo, Waterhouse, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Leonardo.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Is there anything like Masculine Aesthetics?




... if so, please let me know! It´s always soooo difficult to make a bookmark or a mail art piece for a male person.
(I´m not sure if the person who will receive this bookmark will ever use it. Maybe he´ll like the book that goes with it at least.)

Monday, March 09, 2009

Can´t get it out of my head ...


When I saw that this week´s TMTA challenge is "Lyrics" and this collage image caught my eyes, I just couldn´t get the Clannad song "Two Sisters" out of my head ... well, it´s better than what has been there before, so thanks for the challenge! If you click on the link given above and listen to the song, you might sing along with me ... sing aye dum, sing aye day ...

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Words of Wisdom

What a wonderful theme for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge! My card combines some elements that may seem incompatible - Feininger´s modern buildings, a Pre-Raphaelite woman, and words by the contemporary Swedish author Jan Myrdal. However, I think it´s a very comforting mixture.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Spring is in the air


... is the theme of the bi-weekly ArtChix Studio lottery I´ve made this ATC for. All images by ArtChix Studio!

Party Time

I´ve really had party time this week when I received my package of Inkastamps, so here´s a card I´ve made with them! And it´s my entry for this week´s Theme Thursday challenge Eggs, Nest, or Birds!

Friday, March 06, 2009

What Arcimboldo says

"Fruit and vegetables" is this week´s challenge for "Make a moo or two". Looks delicious, but mostly I prefer chocolate ;-)

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Muybridge Revisited

Another Mail Art postcard. It´s a mixture of inkjet transfers made with transfer ink and stamping.

Skinny Sisters

This week´s Wednesday Stamper´s challenge is to make a 3 x 5 skinny.
I´ve used stamps from Stampington, Paperbag Studios, and A Capella for mine.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Listen to the Birds


Hope I´ve caught a bit of that spring feeling in my Gothic Arch for Monique!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Is it really coming??


Looks like spring if you close your eyes ;-)
Maybe hugging a tree helps to give it a big welcome?

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Pink and brown

... is not my favourite colour combination, but it has been a great challenge to do for this week´s Gothic Arches theme!

Once upon a Time ...



Here´s my card for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge "Once upon a Time ...".