Thursday, September 30, 2010

House Challenge

Have you seen Helga´s latest blog challenge last week? She sent a goodie bag with every order, and you can post what you´ve made of the items she has sent ... I love house shapes, so I couldn´t resist to play!
If you´ve seen or received her goodies and wonder why I haven´t used the word "for" but stamped the "4" instead, just have a look at my "studio" which is my kitchen table ... and you´ll know that I just couldn´t find that little snippet that I´ve had in my hands five minutes ago, LOL!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Poe Swap ATCs

I couldn´t resist joining another Poe swap - these are my six ATCs plus an extra card for our hostess Teri.

CCC: Wrinkle-free Distress

This week´s Tim Holtz technique for Linda´s Compendium of Curiosities challenge is Wrinkle-free Distress.
For my tag I have used Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Broken China, and Chipped Sapphire.

Cats Rule

... at least over fish and birds ... so here´s my ATC for today´s TMTA challenge "odd creatures".

Saturday, September 25, 2010

More Postage People

I promised to make more Postage People ATCs, and here they are! Did you ever wonder why James Stewart almost always played "good" characters? And if you already made postage people yourself, did you try postage buildings, too? In my sample, a church in vienna was topped by another church in Dortmund. And isn´t it surprising how modern the guy in front of the church looks - though he´s been painted by Albrecht Dürer in beginning of the 16th century!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Postage People again!

In one of my Yahoo groups there´s a swap going on themed "ATCs using postage stamps" - so of course I´ve made some Postage People ATCs again. If you´ve never heard of these, maybe you´d like to check out my video about making postage people.
I haven´t made these for a while, so I´ve found lots of new combinations, so come back, there will probably be some more during the next days ...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Asylum for the Chronic Insane

I´ve had a fun morning making this large (5,8 x 8,3 inches) card for this week´s Wednesday Stamper challenge themed Steampunk.
The stamps I have used are from Scrollswork, Creavil, Stamp Francisco, American Artstamps and Stamp Camp.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

13 Odd Things To Happen ...

Something really spooky is going on right now as everything I make is turning out to be Halloween art, even my entry for this week´s Compendium of Curiosities challenge ...
The theme for this week is Tim Holtz´"Alcohol Ink Agate on Grunge" technique. In addition to the dotted grungeboard that I´ve received as a RAK today and the inks I have used Tim´s hand, eye, and raven stamp, as well as the "things to happen ..." as part of one of his stamps.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Spooky Again ...

but I think this is the last Halloween swap for 2010 ...

My Studio

Did you ever wonder how my studio looks like? Well, if you´re prepared for a Halloweeny scary insight, then go to Seth Apter´s fabulous blog "The Altered Page" today and have a look into my kitchen ...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Gothic Arch Halloween Swap

There are quite a lot Halloween swaps going on right now - this 3,5 x 4,3 Gothic arch is for a swap at the ARTchix Sisters Yahoo group.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

More Halloween Greeting Tags

And here are my second and third card for the Red Lead swap ...
As you can see, the bird shape is not a crow or raven, but this guy dressed in black just for Halloween - that´s why the card´s title is "Wanna be a Crow".
"The Witching Hour" shows our little witch after she´s finished with her funny games ... not so funny for the "cat" and "crow" she´s bewitched! There´s a lot of black sparkle here that doesn´t show on the scan.

Halloween Alice

This is my first 4 x 6 tag for the Red Lead Halloween Greeting Postcard Tag swap. And as you see polka dots made with sequin waste (aka punchinella) in the background, this card also qualifies for this week´s Wednesday Stamper´s challenge.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010


I´ve made quite a large card for this week´s Wednesday Stamper´s challenge themed "Shells". It measures about 5,6 x 8,3 inches.

Flight No. 85364

This week´s Three Muses challenge theme is Numbers, so here´s my Steampunk man from Hungary with his flight No. 85364 to London - looks like he´s arrived safely.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Back to School

An ATC for our ARTchix lottery at Flickr.


As this week´s TMTA challenge is "Famous People", here´s my tribute to John Lennon´s 70th birthday on Oct 9, 2010.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Zetti Princess

How could this happen - how could Mary Green´s beautiful Lillian Russell turn into a Zetti Princess? Somehow she lost her head and received a rose skirt and striped legs, and her arms no longer wrapped around her chair but put her crown on her new head ... well, as you know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and luckily Hermine, who´ll be the recipient of this skinny once it´s finished, likes Zetti!
Wanna play yourself? Just go to Mary´s wonderful site, download her new challenge images and give it a go!

In the Mood for Colour

... is what I´ve been tonight! So here are my Zetti ATCs for a swap hosted by my sister Sabine.