Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Finally finished!

Do you remember my Ravens & Crows book project with the Mixedmediamadams group?
I´ve recently bought a bind-it-all, and yesterday I finally put this book together - and I love it!
Many thanks again to Martha, Patti, Tamara, Xela, Barbara, Elizabeth, Jennifer, Megan, Peggy, Deborah, Heather, and Sandee for their wonderful pages!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cats are people too

Today I needed an ATC for the ARTchix Sisters´"Cat´s Meow" lottery - but then I just couldn´t stop ... The lottery card is the one on the right.

On the Darkside

When I read this week´s theme for the SPA challenge, I immediately had an idea. Then tonight I tried it - and it didn´t work. But I had made some acrylic textured backgrounds a few hours before, and so I decided to just play ... and here´s the result that I like much more than my first, planned, card!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

World of Zetti

The Three Muses have chosen one of my favourite themes for this week´s challenge and want us to show them a "World of Zetti". These ATCs are for a swap themed Zetti Girls.

Monday, August 23, 2010

CCC: City Lights

This week´s Tim Holtz technique over at Linda´s "Compendium of Curiosities Challenge" is Blended Batik - a quick and fun yet very effective technique! I love the crackled look of the embossed parts here! I´ve used a metallic dark blue paper for the main card with a lovely shimmer that my scanner isn´t able to show.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Beach Life

No holidays for me yet, so here´s my paper substitute.

Odd Bods

What an interesting challenge for SPA this week! Yes, this woman carrying her home with her is one of my favourite stamps, and the quote saying "Art is the only way to run away without leaving home" has been in my rubber collection for a while, too, but I´ve never combined the two before - and I don´t know why. That´s why I love challenge blogs - they bring out ideas that have been on their way for a while but didn´t came out for some reason you just don´t understand when you see the result ... in this case a person is finding her own way outside of the group of homes below her - love that idea!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sing me a song

"Wheels" is this week´s Three Muses challenge - and this bird may have chosen wheels as his medium of transportation as he doesn´t trust his metal wings ... so what about his ability to sing? Those German words mean "Sing me a song", but I fear that the bird´s crazy look says "Singing? what are you talking about?"
The card is 4 x 6, machine and bird by Oxford Impressions.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Summer´s Bounty


Paper Whimsy now started a monthly ATC lottery at the Ning group. August´s theme is "Summer´s Bounty", and here´s my ATC for it.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Back to School

It´s funny how you lose track of when the holidays start and end once you´ve left school forever. I had to have a look into my calendar to see that there are two weeks left before school starts again here in Münster.
However, "Back to School" is the new theme for the Gothic Arches challenge, and this is my entry.

Mushrooms

I believe the boy is right -but what about you? Do you see the bird flying away with the house in his beak? So - did you eat from the mushrooms or have a glass of wine or any other drugs?

Monday, August 09, 2010

CCC: Distress Crackle

In week #9 of Linda´s "Compendium of Curiosities" Challenge (CCC) we try Tim Holtz´ Distress Crackle technique. For my 4 x 6 I´ve been following the instructions in his book very closely, using Distress Crackle Paint for the bird and Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint for the Bingo background. You can use a bingo marker to accent a number with a special meaning for the recipient, for example the year of his/her birth.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Wherever


Here´s my 4 x 8 skinny for Trudi. The vintage images I´ve used are from a collage sheet Mary Green from Green Paper has so generously posted to download for free - and to use it for a challenge she´s hosting. Go and have a look at her gorgeous page and have fun with her images!
I added actual vintage stamps, some rubber stamped images, a die-cut cage as the lady´s skirt, and some words.