Sunday, October 27, 2013

Witches Brew

Here´s my card for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Witches Brew", and as a Shakespeare fan I had to use his words of course! I´ve used stamps from Red Lead and Lost Coast Designs here.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Vintage Christmas Ornaments

Tonight I finished my Vintage Christmas Ornaments for the current swap at Red Lead - I´m sorry that I wasn´t able to take better photos of them ... The birds ornament above has a little bell at its bottom, and the snow ornament below has lots of Mica flakes on it. These have been my first Christmas project for this year!


Monday, October 21, 2013

Shades of Yellow/Orange

Marsha from Tumble Fish Studio just came out with her new kit "Shades of Yellow/Orange" plus the according journal cards kit. I´ve made two samples for you showing the wide range of shades and images this kit contains. And though these samples are digital, you can also make cut and paste art with these kits as they come with jpg sheets included.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Sisters with Attitute - My Pages

I´ve told you before about this project organized by my friend Trudi Sissons who invited the whole Tumble Fish Studio creative team to make some 5 x 5 pages using Marsha´s images with the relatively new product called Craft Attitude. It´s a transparent film that you can print on with your inkjet printer, then adhere (glue, laminate or iron) it to your background. The background I´ve used for these two pages is an embossed paper that I´ve collaged with old dictionary pages, old cancelled postage stamps, maps and sheet music. You could also use rubber stamps or whatever you like to see through your transparent image.

If you have questions about Craft Attitude art film,  please visit the FAQ section at:  http://www.craftattitude.com/community/2013-07-10/frequently-asked-questions

Today you´ll find my two pages for this project on the Craft Attitude community page as well as on their Facebook page. And don´t forget to have a look at all the other pages from our great team - here´s the schedule:
October 14 - Trudi Sissons from Canada - Announcement of "Sisters with Attitude" 1 image
October 15 - Jayne Alexander from  England - 1 image
October 16 - Mary Bailey from  Washington - 9 images
October 17 - Nancy Baumiller from  Missouri - 1 image
October 18 - Marion Bockelmann from  Germany - 2 images
October 19 - Amber Tabangay from  New York, 3 images
October 20 - Trudi Sissons from  Canada - 2 images
October 21 - Renee Stien from  Minnesota - 1 image
October 22 - Tracey Parker from Uniontown, Ohio - 2 images
October 23 - Fiona Randall from the United Kingdom - 1 image
October 24 - Donna B. Miller from  Kentucky - 2 images
October 25 - Melissa Kaye from Texas - 1 image
October 26 - Dale Botha from  South Africa - 2 images
October 27 - Marsha Jorgensen from  California - 3 images

If you have a chance to try Craft Attitude, you should try it - it´s fun and gives your finished piece a lovely smooth surface, and I´ve found it easy to use: I had no problems printing on it and glueing it to my base papers with a glue stick. On the page above you can see that the texture of the embossed paper I´ve used looks great and is easily visible.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sweeney Todd

Have you ever seen Tim Burton´s film "Sweeney Todd"? I´ve only seen it on TV, but I remember that it was a very bloody story ... What I didn´t know is that the story was published as a Penny Dreadful in 1846 and that it was first filmed in 1936. Then in 1979 there was the musical followed by Burton´s film in 2007.
Now Hidden Vintage Studios and Marta van Eck have come out with a collaboration at Deviant Scrap inspired by "The Demon Barber". I´ve used both their kits for my digital collage above showing Sweeney before starting to "shave" the judge who ruined his family while Mrs Lovett is waiting outside for new flesh she can use in her pastry.
Both kits can be used for any Halloween themes and for totally different themed artwork, too!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Follow Your Inner Compass

Here´s my Crow themed card for a monthly postcard exchange in one of my groups.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sisters with Attitude - started!

Do you remember the teaser I´ve shown here some time ago for this project? I´m excited to tell you that it started TODAY! If you´re interested, please come and have a look at the Craft Attitude Facebook page or at the Craft Attitude Community page every day for the next two weeks, because each day a different artist´s artwork for this project will be shown there. I feel honoured to be a part of this project and will let you know here when my pages are online ... I´ll tell you all about the product and how my pieces were made then!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Unlucky 13

When I was a child, I had a silver "13" on my charm bracelet, so I grew up thinking that it was a lucky number. Of course I couldn´t understand when I heard or read that hotels don´t have 13th floors or rooms with the number 13. It wasn´t until tonight that I DID understand - just have a look at this postcard for this week´s SPA challenge ... I think I´d rather check in No. 14!
(all images used here are from Tumble Fish Studio)

Saturday, October 12, 2013

It Must Be Magic

Donna´s theme for our monthly tip-in pages project is "It Must Be Magic", and I knew I wanted to make my pages quite dark. So I blended one of my own spray-inked backgrounds with a stage image from Eena´s Creations and printed it out on watercolour paper. I printed all the other elements on watercolour paper too but the playing cards that are real small cards. Then I put it all together and overworked the spread with coloured pencils and chalks. The quote is from Roald Dahl.
(elements used are from Rucola Designs, Tumble Fish Studio, Holliewood Studios, and Eena´s Creations, all at Deviant Scrap, the magician and doves are from Tangie Baxter)

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Dark Nights and Spooky Creatures

You´ve already seen the ATC on the right yesterday, but here it is with its two companions as a set I´ve made for an ATC swap themed "Dark Nights and Spooky Creatures".
The ATC on the left is a cut and paste ATC using images from Holliewood Studios, Tumble Fish Studio and Terri Kahrs, and the middle one is mostly stamped with images from Oxford Impressions and Character Constructions, background and number are from Hidden Vintage Studios.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Rest in Peace

 ... is the title of my cut and paste ATC that I´ve made using a girl from Hidden Vintage Studios´ brand new kit called "Flight of Fancy Halloween 2" (additional images are from Krysty Scrap, Tumble Fish Studio and Holliewood Studios).
My second sample using this kit is a digital one called "Departure" (additional elements are from Krysty Scrap, Eena´s Creations, Rucola Designs, Holliewood Studios, Cryztal Rain and Tumble Fish Studio).

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Black Cats

"Black Cats" is this week´s theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge, and here´s my entry for it. I´ve used images from Tumble Fish Studio, Marta van Eck, Cherry Pie and others for my mixed media postcard.