Monday, August 29, 2011

Zetti Mona

For our monthly 4 x 6 Zetti pages exchange, the August theme is "Mona Lisa". I let Mona leave her frame inside the Louvre to take a walk through Paris ...

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Pulse - Style File

Today you can find me being featured in Seth Apter´s "The Pulse" here. The piece of artwork I´ve picked is the journal page above, and on the top I show you the whole spread, each page is 6 x 6. The theme for this tip-in book was "An Italian Affair", and I´ve used some original photos from an excursion to Florence as well as papers and rubber stamps, gesso and crayons on the sanded and scratched potos.

Please have a look at Seth´s blog to find other artists talking about their specific artistic styles.

Animal Kingdom

My card for this week´s SPA challenge themed "Animal Kingdom" - no comment necessary ...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

One Crow Two Crows

Some people think that having a blog means less time for art - hmmmmm, I don´t agree. But I learned last week that if you´re used to keeping a blog, it´s very demotivating if you´re offline for a while, not able to scan and upload what you´ve done. So I´m a bit late with with my monthly bird journal page though the theme for August is my favourite bird, Crow!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Leonardo Postcards

I´ve made two postcards for this week´s SPA challenge themed Leonardo (no, da Vinci is NOT his last name but is a designation of origin that just means "from Vinci", and Vinci is a little village near Florence where Leonardo was born) -

the digital version uses images from Finecrafted Designs and Dover,

and for those of you who prefer handmade cards, here´s a stamped one using stamps from Cherry Pie, Heindesign, Silver Crow, Stampington, and Creavil.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sort of Paradise

Looks like a normal flea market on a beautiful day ... but look what I´ve found there:

What can I say - I´m not a millionaire ... so I bought a single old sherry glass and three little books.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Little Madness

Playing around with some images from Tumblefish Studio; additional images by Christina Renee (background paper) and Tangie Baxter (title strip).

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Give Me More Wings

Here´s my second batch of chipboard pages for the Red Lead Swap. Now which 3 to send? Would you like to help and tell me which three you like best? You can choose single pages of course, not the two batches as a whole. I´ll have to make my decision soon as these have to be in St. Louis/MO before September 1st ...

Give Me Wings

There´s a new swap open at Red Lead: we have to make 3 3,5 x 5 " chipboard accordeon pages for it, and the theme is "Give Me Wings". Well, I´ve ordered 6 pages to make a larger accordeon book in the end - I´ll send 3 and keep 3 for myself that I´ll combine with my swap returns. Here´s what I´ve made tonight.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bird Circles

This week´s TMTA challenge theme is "Circle" - what a wonderful opportunity to play with my new Red Lead stamps that arrived today!

Saturday, August 06, 2011

R is for Raven

Of course the published Poe page inspired me to do the letter R spread in my Alphabet Discovery altered book.

Poe Page Published

Do you remember this 4 x 4 Poe Page that I´ve made for our All Things Poe book project in the Cherry Pie Yahoo group? Today I have received my copy of the Fall 2011 issue of RubberStampMadness, and you´ll find my page on page 56. Thanks to RSM and to Marina, the owner of Cherry Pie, for sending my page to RSM! The picture below shows the book I´ve made with the pages for this project, containing lovely pages from Sandy, Petra, Carol, Linda J., Jean, Elizabeth, Linda K., Bibi, Paula, Barbara, Alison, Brandy, and Marina herself. Isn´t it lovely?