Sunday, December 27, 2009

Pink "I love" Twinchies

Another ARTchix swap, this time we had to make pink (and green/red) twinchies featuring "I love" sentences. The right one on top has some glass dew drops, so the scan isn´t very good.

ARTchix Animals

These are my ATC for the ARTchix Animal ATC swap.

Chunky Gothic Arches

These are my 4 x 4 collages for the ARTchix Chunky Gothic Arches swap - all images by ARTchix of course.

A Bird´s Home - A Giveaway

Sunday Postcard Art has an open theme this week, so you won´t be surprised to see a bird card from me :-) And as this is my 1000th blog post, I´ll send this card to one of those who leave a comment under this post until Friday.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas

... to you all - I´ll be away for a few days and hope to see you here again soon!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Longing For Colour

Maybe you´ve noticed that I didn´t join any blog challenges for some time (not even my favourite ones!) and that I haven´t posted much lately!? Well, that´s my usual behaviour in December because it takes weeks to make my annual calligraphed calendar (as a gift for my mother) that I´m doing for her since 1988. It combines my favourite quotes and poems written in several script types and b/w newspaper photos from my own collection. So the whole calendar is b/w, and during the whole month of December I always feel a lack of colour. But while I can´t wait to pull out my paints and stamp pads and pencils, there´s just NO TIME LEFT for that.
And then I take a look outside, and what I see is just white again ...

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Letter X

I´ve made my Letter X ATCs today - X-mas, X-rays, and Xylol-Transfer (which is Xylene transfer in English, the one with the Blender Pen). I´m sooooo glad that I´ve finished these; it has been the hardest letter by far ...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Pale Ink

Another bookmark as a little Christmas gift; the text is a Chinese proverb saying: The palest ink is better than the best commemoration.

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Dangerous Age

The theme for Sandra´s Altered Book is "The Dangerous Age". Here´s my spread for it, combining some lines of the original text with my own feelings and thoughts about being 45.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Made From Scrap

I´m sorry that I didn´t have the time to make something for Helga´s online class /blog challenge last week. But this week I needed a tag for a little gift, so I took her challenge to use only scraps that we have at hand as my inspiration. I have used the remains of an ARTchix collage sheet after I had cut out the pics, a used postage stamp that was lying on my desk, and a santa´s hat that I had stamped for another project but didn´t use it in the end. I added a word and had finished my tag.
I have used it for a baggie of self-made cookies.

And here I must show you a wonderful decoration I have found in a shop window in my street - I´ve taken the photo in the dark, so I´m sorry that it´s blurry, but I think you can see what I mean: The shop owner has used old coil springs of a tiny mattress as a frame to put some Christmas baubles on it - what a decorative idea!

St. Petersburg

Our last station for this year at Katrin´s swap "Travel around the world" is St. Petersburg. I´ve chosen a map of Russia, the cathedral, an old advertisement for the Petersburg sledging, a vintage Russian couple and some gold embossing to evoke a feeling of 19th century Russia.
This card goes to my sister Sabine.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Christmas Cards

I´ve made some very simple Christmas cards today - maybe you´re among the recipients?

Santa´s Secret Helpers

We all know that Santa Claus / St. Nicholas doesn´t do all that work on his own, but it´s not easy to catch a glimpse of his secret helpers. For this week´s Wednesday Stamper´s theme as well as today´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge here´s my card showing the truth about modern division of work.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

My Home Is Where My Books Are

A bookmark made as a little Christmas gift and my entry for this week´s Theme Thursday challenge.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Birthday Present

My friends´ son invited me for his 18th birthday this weekend. It wasn´t easy to come up with something for him, but as one of the cool things about being an adult is that you´re allowed to watch any movie you like, I decided to give him two tickets with a card telling him just that. I´ve tried to not make it too girlish, but of course there had to be some birds on it, LOL ... Oh, and as his birthday is around Dec 6th, the main bird wears Santa´s hat.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

My Altered Book RR is back!

Do you remember my altered book themed "Rules for Happiness" that started its journey in June? Today it returned to me, filled with wonderful entries from six German artists. It´s a pity that you can´t flip through it, but you can see some of the entries on the artists´ blogs; have a look at what Sandra, Sandra again, Diana, Angela, and Ute did! And of course you can find my own opening page on my blog here.
Sorry, but Loreena´s and Samatti´s entries aren´t online.