Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Here´s my Easter card for this week´s SPA challenge - hope you all have happy Easter days!

Friday, March 29, 2013

By the Sea

These ATCs have been inspired by Nellie van Leeuwen´s beautiful cards in the latest issue of Take Ten - thanks, Nellie!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Journey to the Moon

Do you know Georges Méliès (1861-1938)? You say no? But if you´ve seen Martin Scorsese´s film "Hugo (Cabret)", you´ve already heard a lot about this great illusionist and film maker. He´s called the inventor of narrative film and stop-motion technique, made his first film in 1896 and made 500 films before 1912 - but only half of them still exist, the most famous one being his Jules Verne adaption "Le Voyage dans la Lune" of 1902. Around 1930, he ran a toy shop in the metro station at Montparnasse, and it wasn´t before 1929 when he was rediscovered as a film artist. That´s what "Hugo" is all about ...
Now Marsha from Tumble Fish Studio has come out with a beautiful and inspiring image kit about Méliès and his visual world that I´ve used for all my samples here. As always, the kit comes with jpg images included, so it can be used for your cut and paste artwork as in my last two samples from my Moleskine journal.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

She Sells Seashells

Shelly´s theme for her tip-in book is "Mermaids, Sea Shells, Crabs, Turtles, etc.", so I went with a fishy background and let some ARTchix mermaids collect seashells for the lady on the left who sells them at the beach. These pages will go to Florida tomorrow ...

Tell All

what is the one thing that you know now that you would have liked to have known when you first started to create art?
That´s the question Seth Apter has asked all the participants in the Tell All section of his last survey "The Pulse", and you´ll find my answer in today´s post on Seth´s blog here.


I´m sorry but I wasn´t able to scan my card for this week´s SPA challenge themed "Butterflies" - I had to take a photo of it because of the 3-D butterfly. I used a butterfly paper as the background, then Butterfly tissue tape and gesso, then a lovely background stamp from Red Lead (coloured with watercolour pencils), the word stamp "springtime" and a butterfly cut out from a Graphic 45 paper ... now only the weather outside has to catch up with my feelings!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Colour my World!

I´ve told you before that I´m fed up with all that winter grey and white - so our annual Zetti ATC swap was very welcome to use COLOURS again!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Time for Bunnies!

When I look out of my window, the sky is grey, and there´s still snow on the roofs and trees - is this really SPRING? Most of us are longing for bold colours now after all this pale winter stuff, and as Easter is near, I´d recommend having a look at Hidden Vintage Studios´ lovely "Bunny Bundle" - two kits bundled together that will make your heart sing!
The digital collage above combines the kit with elements from Crowabout Studio, Tangie Baxter and Paula Kesselring.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

My new blogheader ...

derived from this photo I´ve taken at last year´s Documenta in Kassel, showing an installment by István Csákany. The quote is a Chinese proverb.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Steampunk Nofretete

I´m trading used postage stamps with Pam from Canada and thought I wanted to put a sample in her envelope to show her what I usually do with postage stamps - and as I´ve read in our group´s database that she likes Steampunk, I let Nofretete from Ancient Egypt visit the "Ruhrgebiet", the industrial area just around my corner ... doesn´t she look like an Industrial Queen? (this card is 4 x 6 inches)

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Feeling Lucky?

March 17 is St. Patrick´s Day, the Irish National Holiday, and as a tribute Hidden Vintage Studios have come out with their "Feeling Lucky" kit today. Here I have combined it with last year´s giveaways from the Hidden Vintage Studios blog. As always, the kit comes with png images as well as printable collage sheets, so it´s your choice if you prefer to do digital or cut and paste art with it.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Little Sister

Well, I have to say I AM a little sister making her own mistakes and living her own life; some of them tasted like poison, but they didn´t kill me - what about you? (Well, at least my face didn´t turn green so far ;-))
This is my card for this week´s SPA challenge themed Mushrooms/Toadstools, can´t wait to see yours!
(all images from Hidden Vintage Studios)