Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My Home is my Castle Blog Swap Update No. 2

Two weeks are over, and I´ve had 24 sign-ups for this swap so far - remember, there´s still so much time to sign up and join the fun because you only have to make 3 ATCs that have to be in my hands before July 15 ...

I hope you´ve all seen last week´s update and have clicked on the links to the first finished entries!? Here are two more for you as Birgit and Laura have finished their cards, too! Don´t forget to have a look at their wonderfully creative cards and leave them a nice comment!

I haven´t received much feedback about my idea of putting all entries on a special Pinterest board for this swap - have you visited it and do you like it? Please let me know! Even if you´re not on Pinterest, you´ll be able to see all entries in one place there. All images are automatically linked back to their online source, so you can either leave a comment on the board or directly on the artist´s blog.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Paper Sirens

 Down by the Sea
(credits: HVS, Finecrafted Designs, Beth Rimmer, Tumble Fish Studio, Crowabout Studio, Eena´s Creations, Cryztal Rain, all at Deviant Scrap
Jewels of the Sea
credits: HVS, PinkLotty, Beth Rimmer, Finecrafted Designs, Eena´s Creations, all at Deviant Scrap 

Today Hidden Vintage Studios have come out with a lovely new kit, Paper Sirens.  My first two samples are digital collages, but as you´ll also get jpg images with this kit, I´ve also made a cut and paste sample for you in my moleskine journal - hope you´ll like these lovely mermaids!
Friends Forever
cut and paste Moleskine page using elements from HVS, Crowabout Studio, Tumble Fish Studio

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Party Time!

Yes, it´s Party time today because this is this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme - so let´s celebrate!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

White on White

What a difficult theme Cathy has chosen for her tip-in book - at least for a colour lover like me! So I used white, cream and ivory scraps, lots of gesso, tissue tapes, paper lace, buttons, rub-ons and a bit of sewing to break up the dull surface. Personally, I prefer more contrast and a less vintage feeling, but as these pages look much better in real life, I´m satisfied with them, and they´ll be on their way to South Carolina soon.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

My Home is my Castle Blog Swap Update No. 1

I´ve been busy working on my own ATCs for this swap last weekend to have enough to accompany each and every update, so here´s my first one to give you some more inspiration ...
I´ve had 21 sign-ups from 4 different countries for this swap so far, and two of you have already posted their finished ATCs, yeah! Please have a look at the fabulous entries from Sabine and Martina, get inspired and don´t forget to leave them a comment if you like their cards (if you´re new to my swaps: I´ll use your comments to know what you like when it comes to swapping all cards out ...).
There´s one thing I´m trying for the first time this year: If you are on Pinterest, you can have a look at my board called "My Home is my Castle" swap there, just click here. Please let me know if you think that this is a good idea or not!
That´s all news for today, I hope you all have fun creating your ATCs!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

I Love Red Lead Stamps!

I´m proud to say that I´m a guest designer for Red Lead this week - and it has been such fun to play with their wonderful rubber stamps, collage sheets, papers and embellishments for these samples. Many thanks to Chris and Sharon for running such a great business and for always coming up with inspiring new art and with fun swaps at their Yahoo group!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Announcing my 7th Annual Blog Swap: My Home is my Castle

Yes, it´s time for my next blog swap, and this year´s theme is My Home is my Castle - hope you´ll like it!
Please think of a person or animal who loves her/his home so much that she/he carries it with her/him permanently! The building can be part of the human´s/animal´s body or a headdress, your decision.
Here are a few samples from my old photo files to inspire you - these are NOT my own ATCs for the swap:

As always, you can use any technique you like - you can stamp, collage, draw, sew, or work digitally (if you use at least one tactile element).
Please sign up via personal email (just click on the link in the sidebar) and let me know your snail mail address. There´s no sign up date.
Then send 3 ATCs to my address (that I´ll send you when I answer your email) before July 15, 2013.

As always, you´ll find updates on my blog with links to all participants´ ATCs. So when you´ve finished your ATCs, please send me an email with the link to the place where you´ve posted them online, and I´ll add that link to my next update so that everyone can go to your blog or other website to have a look at your artwork.

I´ve sent out invitations to all previous participants, but this swap is open to all my visitors. Have fun creating!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Shades of Pink

I´ve been busy making samples with the new Tumble Fish Studio kit "Shades of Pink" last weekend, and though I´m not a pink girl at all, I must say that this kit really inspired me and I just couldn´t stop playing with it ... So here are three digital collages and one cut and paste moleskine journal page for you, all images are from this kit only.

Sunday, May 12, 2013


ARTchix Studio is running a new swap themed Nests, and I couldn´t resist joining of course ... You can still  join if you want!

Thursday, May 09, 2013

In the Clouds

In the Clouds
HVS kit AirHeads plus elements from PinkLotty, Mr Whiskers and Finecrafted Designs

Hidden Vintage Studios have some inspiring new images out that are called AirHeads. Have a look at them and let your mind flow to find out their stories and mysteries!
HVS kit AirHeads, all other elements by Finecrafted Designs

Monday, May 06, 2013

The Little Zetti Instruction Book for a Creative Life

What a wonderful theme Beckie has chosen for her tip-in book over at Paper Traders!! I´ve been looking forward to these pages because I love everything Zetti, and I´ve had much fun making these - and for the first time I´ve finished my pages very early in the month ;-)) These pages will be on their way to California very soon! (please click on the images to see more details)

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Artful Defined

... is the title of the latest Red Lead ATC swap. The three ATCs above will go to St. Louis tomorrow, but as I just couldn´t stop once I had started, I´ve made the two additional cards below just for fun.