Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Miss America

Time for another Mailart card! This 4 x 6 one goes to Canada today.

Take A Ride

This 5 7 x 5,7 " card is my entry for this week´s Wednesday Stamper´s challenge "Take A Ride".

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Zetti Blog Swap - Update No. 5

Now that this swap comes to an end - there are only 2 1/2 weeks left - it´s necessary to post my updates more often. Last week I have received ATCs from Ute and Katrin, thanks!
And you can go and look at the lovely entries from Elizabeth G., Deirdre, Sarah, Mandy, Ute, and Kate.
Please remember that your cards have to be in my hands before August 15. And please don´t send more than 3 ATCs to make the return postage affordable for me.

Simple Pleasures

A simple 4 x 6 postcard for a special friend.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

P is for Painting

My letter P spread in my Alphabet Discovery book is about painting. My favourite quotes about painting and art are from Pablo Picasso - what a coincidence! The pocket you can see on the left will be integrated into my O spread, whatever that will be.

Bathing Beauty

My bathing beauty for this week´s Gothic Arches challenge is riding on a tuna - hope she´ll arrive safe and sound! If not - at least she´s had some fun ...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Butterfly Queen

The new theme for the ARTchix bi-weekly lottery is "Crown Me", so I´ve made a Butterfly Queen as my entry. All images by ARTchix, and the stamps are by Stampington and Catslife Press.

Zetti Blog Swap - Update No. 4

Have you had a look at the previous updates to see all those lovely finished cards? Here are some more links to the entries of Charlotte, Glenda, Taluula (1, 2, 3), Marsha, and Fatma. (By the way, it would be nice if you made a post with all three cards together - that makes it so much easier for all of us!)
Last week, I´ve had ATCs in my mailbox from Sabine, Sandy, Elizabeth H., Taluula, and Lay Hoon. Thanks, Ladies!
I still haven´t found liannallama - if someone knows her e-mail addy, please contact me!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Altered Ego

When I signed up for this theme I was in the mood for a challenge. Well, when I sat down to make my ATCs I wasn´t sure anymore . But I found a photo of myself sitting in the rain with a silly smile, and I thought "you should look more angry here" - so I tried a Zetti face instead of mine, and it worked!

The second ATC takes the other road: I´ve used a stamp of Mona Lisa with a script halo and added my picture, then altered it.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Dreaming of Doors

My letter D Alphabet Discovery book pages are dealing with dreams of doors, with questions of discoveries and destinations, and with some quotes about doors. Whenever I find a good one I´ll add it to these pages. (BTW, the William Blake quote on top of the left page was the origin of the name of "The Doors", one of my favourite bands.)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

At the Beach

My ATCs for a Beach themed swap. I´ve been playing with an ARTchix kit here.

Zetti Blog Swap - Update No. 3

This swap will be due in about four weeks, and I´ve already received cards from Laura, Martina, Marilyn, Patty, Birgit, and Jenene.

Here are some more links to other participants´ ATCs:

Martina, Peggy, Elizabeth H., Lay Hoon, and Sabine have finished their swap entries.

I still need the e-mail addy of liannallama, so if anybody knows her, please let me know how to contact her!

Sunday, July 12, 2009


This 3,54 x 5,11 " arch is my entry for this week´s Gothic Arches challenge "Roses". Usually I don´t prefer romantic stuff, but I love this Waterhouse lady, and sometimes you need to see things through rose-coloured glasses ...

Saturday, July 11, 2009

A Hot Summer Night

After a cold and rainy week here in Germany I´m only dreaming of a hot summer night, but it´s my entry for the ARTchix lottery themed "A Day at the Beach".

Friday, July 10, 2009

Zetti Blog Swap - Update No. 2

Here´s some news for my 3rd annual blog swap again!
We´ve had 8 more sign-ups during the last week, so now we´re 34 participants in this swap (plus a few who are interested but haven´t made up their minds yet).
Liannallama, you´ve signed up but I don´t have your e-mail - please e-mail me via the link on my blog!

Some of you work fast, so here are more links to finished swap entries from Patty, Laura, Sandy, and Birgit (No. 035-037)! Lovely ATCs, Ladies, I can´t wait to have the first cards in my mailbox!!

And for those who haven´t signed up yet, it´s enough time left to make 3 ATCs and send them to me before August 15/

Thursday, July 09, 2009

People and Faces

Stacey wants us to use people and faces on our tip-in pages for her 6 x 6 book, and she says "Try to express a feeling or desire!"
Well, what I´ve illustrated here is a feeling of being alone in a crowd, of doubting if I´m a special person or just one of millions around me. You all know that experience when you´re looking at a crowd of people: it´s difficult to concentrate on one person. You have to pick one, come nearer, and focus on that person to find that character more interesting.
For the right page (this is a spread of course) I´ve used a digitally altered and painted photo of myself.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Grandma´s Sewing Basket

Deb wants a 4 x 4 front and back page for her "tip-in book" which is actually a box wherein she´ll store her pages. This is why they can be chunky, and their chunkiness is the reason for the bad scans. Then my sewing machine quit working when I wanted to sew the pages together, so they have to stay glued. Hope Deb will like them nevertheless.
For the background I´ve used vintage sewing pattern that I´ve found at the flea-market.


Here´s my ATC for this week´s Wednesday Stamper´s challenge themed "Colourful". I´ve used another one of my new Lynne Perrella stamps and added a few letters and numbers by MaVinci.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Letter S ATCs

Hope you´ve missed my German lessons lately! Here are my letter S swap ATCs with some new vocabulary: on the left, you can see my interpretation of "agravic", in the middle you have "seafaring", and the last one is in both languages. The text is also written in a snail shape and gives a quote from Francis Picabia: Our head is round so that our thinking can change directions.

Monday, July 06, 2009

New Reality

I´ve had time for playing and made this ATC just for fun - I think it´ll be a Birthday RAK for someone who will celebrate her birthday this month.

Sunday, July 05, 2009


My entry for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Nests".
The quote is from Emily Dickinson.

ATC Arch

This week´s Gothic Arches challenge is to make an ATC sized arch - a perfect excuse for using one of my new Lynne Perrella stamps ...

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Zetti Blog Swap - Update No. 1

One week ago I posted my 3rd annual blog swap themed Zetti. During the last week I´ve had 24 sign-ups from 6 different countries - thank you all for your interest!
As usual, I´ll post regular updates here whenever there are some finished ATCs to show. And though the swap has just started, there´s already a link for you! Look at Marilyn´s wonderful ATCs and get an idea of what is possible with this theme!
If you haven´t signed up yet, it´s not too late - remember that you´ll just have to do 3 ATCs until August 15!

Friday, July 03, 2009


Two ATCs for a swap themed "poets": The first one quotes a famous verse of Hesse´s poem "Stages" - "in all beginnings dwells a magic force ...", and the second one plays with Poe´s name. I have bought the stamps of Hesse (Rajastamps) and Poe (Silvercrowcreations) just recently, so this was a good moment to use them.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

L as in Leonardo

My letter L spread in my Alphabet Discovery altered book are about an artist I have always admired, Leonardo. I´ve been to Vinci (that´s in the hills around Florence) some years ago and have seen the house he was born in and the beautiful view he has had from there. I don´t know how much those circumstances have an effect on the art you produce.
I have used Lumiere paint for the background.

Flag Colours

Maybe the reason why I don´t like black/red/gold very much is that these are the colours of the German flag. But I must admit that this combination is quite elegant, and so I´ve tried to put them together to an elegant ATC for this week´s Wednesday Stamper challenge that wants us to use the colours of our country´s flag. (If you ever tried to scan a golden piece, you know why my gold background looks like muddy brown here ... and the red and gold on the butterfly doesn´t show well either.)