Thursday, November 28, 2013

Twinkling with the Stars

Just in time for starting your Christmas projects, my favourite designers Tracey from Hidden Vintages Studios and Marsha from Tumble Fish Studio have come out with their brand new kits "Sugar Plum Fairies" (full of lovely characters) and "Holiday Twinkle" (some great sparkling backgrounds and elements) that are easy to combine, as you can see in my two digital samples.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Plant a Tree

Heather has chosen "Trees" as the theme for her tip-in book, and I picked a Chinese proverb for my pages.
It´s hard to believe that these are the last pages I´ve made for other participants of our Paper Traders tip-in project - it has been an interesting year-long project, and I can´t wait to receive the last pages for my own book with a Crows and Ravens theme. Then it´s time to make my own pages and covers for my book and to assemble them all - I´ll show you the finished book, I promise!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Down the Rabbit Hole!

Don´t you love Alice in Wonderland? I know I do!! So I´ve been very happy about the new kits from Hidden Vintage Studios and Holliewood Studios both called "Down the Rabbit Hole" which go together very well.
And here´s one more piece using the characters from Hidden Vintage Studios with a background from Finecrafted Designs.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Books are my Friends

I´ve always loved Gibson Girls - not only because of their classical (or should I say classy?) beauty but also because they look intelligent. I have lots of Gibson Girls rubber stamps and use them a lot, so it wasn´t easy to decide which one to use for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge ... This reading beauty is one of my favourites, and it´s so easy to combine her with images not only from her own era; she´s a timeless beauty.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Postage Dogs

Postage People can be dogs, too ...
Images from Tumble Fish Studio at Deviant Scrap, rubber stamp from Catslife Press.

Renaissance

My Renaissance postcard for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was made digitally with images from Itkupilli.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Marsha from Tumble Fish Studio has come out with a huge kit today called "Little Houses". You can play with several house templates, backgrounds and elements both digitally and cut and paste, and the possibilities are endless! I have two digital samples for you, and everything I´ve used is from the kit except Santa who made a visit from Marsha´s kit "Putz Houses".

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Vintage Sewing

For this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme "Vintage Sewing", I didn´t use my sewing machine but several papers, rubber stamps from Tim Holtz and Paper Artsy, a stencil from Red Lead, and a scissors brad - hope you´ll like it nevertheless!

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Photography

I´ve made these four ATCs for a photography themed swap today.
Please click on the image to see all the details.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Personal Maps

If you´re a regular reader of  my blog, you already know that you can find maps or at least pieces of maps on most of my cards, ATCs and other artwork - I just love to use strips of maps to "build" a collaged landscape or for other design elements. So I´ve chosen "Maps" as a theme for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge, and I hope you´ll feel inspired to show us your favourite way of using maps, may they be stamped or collaged, or taped, or just used as a background paper that you paint over.
For my sample, I´ve used three different original vintage maps and rubber stamps from Zettiology and Katzelcraft. Can´t wait to see how YOU like to use maps in your art!