Sunday, December 30, 2012

Cherry Blossom Lady

This week´s Sunday Postcard Art Challenge theme is "Anything Goes", so I show you my Asian themed postcard that will go postal to Kyoko in Tokyo next week.

Friday, December 28, 2012

She Sews

I´ve had fun yesterday, making my ATCs for the current Red Lead ATC swap themed "She Makes - She Sews". All three ATCs use the wooden framettes from Red Lead and collage images and rubber stamps from that company which is a favourite of mine ...

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Hope to see you all again here next year!

(credits: Holliewood Studio, Hidden Vintage Studios, Tumble Fish Studio, Mediterranka)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

One Last Tissue Tape Christmas Card ...

... for this year ;-), and what an easy one: just a watercolour background, a square of gesso, a snippet of  Tim Holtz die cut trees, a frame made from Tim Holtz tissue tape and two star stamps from Dina Wakley.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tissue Tape Christmas Cards

Maybe you´ve noticed that my Christmas card for Sunday Postcard Art used several tissue and washi tapes as a Christmas tree. For all of you tape hoarders here are two more ideas how to use tape on your Christmas cards: The card above has a frame made from tissue tape on a light green paper, then I painted gesso over it, added a Christmas tree from Rucola Designs and two rubber stamps from Stampington and Heindesign, and mounted the piece to a dark green card.
The card below was inspired by Anna Scarpino´s lovely cards in the latest issue of Take Ten, p. 109: I just painted a rectangle with gesso on a red card, added a frame with tissue tape and stamped over a star from Dina Wakley. I added a stamped sentiment, and had a finished card in less than ten minutes.
 

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Mechanical Christmas!

It´s the same routine every year, you say? The same hectic shopping, the same running behind everything? So maybe a mechanical tree is what you need! Here´s my Steampunk Christmas card for this week´s SPA challenge. I have used several masking tapes as my tree and a few brads as lights and gear ornaments - have a great Mechanical Christmas everyone!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Weird Birds

What an interesting theme for an ATC swap, I thought when signed up for the "Weird Birds" swap, but I found out that it´s a difficult theme, too. The due date has postponed, so I´ll have to wait before I can see the ideas the others came up with ...

Monday, December 03, 2012

Greetings from the Elves

... is a design I´ve made as a Christmas greeting card using the new kit "The Toymakers" from Hidden Vintage Studios (combined with elements from Tumble Fish Studios, Rucola Designs, and Altered Emporium). I just love these Santa´s helpers with their stylish hairdos and Spock-like ears!

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Altered Cabinet Card

Here´s a card I´ve made using an altered cabinet card for the recent Red Lead challenge - so all stamps and images are from Red Lead.