Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wild Women




It took a while before I came up with an idea for this ARTchix lottery theme, but here´s my ATC for it now.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Memories of Spring

Last week I´ve shown you how one of Nancy Donaldson´s textures completely changed the expression of one of my own photos (the one you find as a background of my blogheader right now). Well, this week I´d like to show how 8 layers and even 4 different textures from Nancy´s challenge can be used to alter a photo just slightly. I´ve used the blackbird photo I´ve taken in spring, added texture 2a, made a copy of the background with opacity of 67 %, changed brightness and contrast, added texture 2 with a layer mask for the bird, changed brightness and contrast, added texture 2 b with a layer mask for the bird and finished adding texture 2 c with a layer mask for the nest.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Is it already that time of the year?

Well, no, it really is a bit early to make my Christmas cards, I think. But as this week´s Grungy Monday challenge is Tim Holtz´ Perfect Distress technique I thought that a little shimmer would be perfect for my first Christmas card ... Other than usual I haven´t used Tim´s stamps here but have chosen Crafty Individuals´ lovely Rudolph, a text from Magnolia, and a snowflake border from Flamingo Art. Of course the scan above doesn´t show the shimmer, so I´ve made a few additional photos for you.
I´ve stamped with Distress Inks in Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky and added Perfect Pearls in Blue Patina and Pewter.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Nevermore

This week´s theme for the SPA challenge is "Bats", and here´s my card using elements from Finecrafted Designs and Tangie Baxter.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Monochrome

... has been a difficult challenge for me because I usually prefer contrast - but when I saw the other participants´ bird pages for our monthly exchange, I knew I could use a few other colours, phew!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

More Halloween ATCs


You´ve already seen the "Spooky Witch"; now here´s the finished set of 9 Halloween ATCs for a swap.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Haunted House

I´m sure you know Bates´ house ... it´s my entry for this week´s SPA challenge. All stamps by Cherry Pie, only the text is by Oxford Impressions.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Holtz-ian Halloween

... is the theme for Grungy Monday No. 22, so I´ve made this Halloween tag using the following Tim Holtz products: Kraft Resist paper, Seasonal Distress Inks set (wiped on a sanded black tag), Halloween tissue tape, Distress Stain picket fence, and cat die cut. The spider net is an IndigoBlu stamp, so this tag also qualifies for the new Creavil challenge themed Halloween.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Texture Playing

What an interesting texture I found on Nancy Donaldson´s blog lately, and it was so much fun playing with it using it on one of my own photos. Look what it can do to a photo that has been a bit dull before ...
The good news is that Nancy will have a texture challenge on her blog from now on, so keep youre eyes open on Tuesdays if you like a digital challenge.

Monday, October 10, 2011

How Could I Know?

I´ve had fun playing with elements from TumbleFish Studio, Tangie Baxter and Kim Klassen here - please click on the picture to see the details.

Spooky Witch

Here´s my ATC for this week´s TMTA challenge themed witches. Stamps by Zettiology and Third Coast.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Things that go bump in the night

Did you ever wonder where this saying comes from? It´s a Scottish prayer saying:
From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!
And because it´s this week´s theme for the SPA challenge, here´s my 4 x 6 illustration.

Friday, October 07, 2011

For a Friend

Today I received my new stamps from IndigoBlu, a brand new English stamp company, and I had to play with them immediately. This is a tag made for a good online art friend.
This tag also qualifies for this week´s Inspiration Avenue challenge themed "Owls".

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Pumpkin Pie

My first thought when I read the October theme for our Zetti 4 x 6 journal page swap was that I had to skip this month ... but then I really had fun playing with a zettified "pumpkin".