Sunday, December 28, 2014

Invincible Summer

For this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge which is "Anything Goes" aka themeless, I´ve chosen some wintery but not christmassy stamps and a few not so cool colours to go with the Albert Camus quote I´ve picked - the watercolour paper was dyed with Brusho paints, all stamps are from Oxford Impressions, and finally I´ve used crystal and cranberry coloured stickles.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

And the Angels Sing

This week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge is themed "Festive Songs", and for my postcard I´ve used a copy of "In Dulci Jubile" and rubber stamps from Cherry Pie, Hero Arts, Tin Can Mail and Oxford Impressions. I just love that Leonardo Angel and I´m glad to have him as a stamp.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Holiday Trims

Marsha from Tumble Fish Studio has come out with a new kit today called "Holiday Trims". You can easily make your Holiday greeting cards with it or scrap your family photos like I did in the picture below. And as always, all images come as collage sheets in addition to the png files so that you can also make beautiful cut and paste cards with them.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Quiet Beauty

With a calligraphy project on my kitchen table right now, I´m not able to do messy mixed media pieces right now, so my entry for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Winter" is a digital card. Can´t wait to play with paints and stamps again!
(credits for this card: Eena´s Creations, Carole Harden, Vicki Robinson, Itkupilli, Jen Reed)

Winter Wishes

It´s really time for me to get my Holiday greetings in the mail soon, and if you need some inspiration for your handmade cards, you need it NOW, so here are my last Holiday cards for you. These have all been made with Red Lead stamps and collage images. The one above has some tags messily sewn to the card, then decorated with three brads and a painted wooden word piece with a bow.
The next card uses washi tape and tiny Scrabble tiles in addition to the stamp and image from Red Lead.
And the last card below has rubber stamps only, and only in two colours, but I really like the simplicity of this design.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Fragile

Here´s a digital holiday card I´ve made with elements from Rebecca McMeen, Tangie Baxter and Paula Kesselring.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

More Holiday Cards

I know that some of you don´t like to start with their holiday projects before December 1 - but now the season officially started, and it´s time to make your holiday cards, so here are a few simple ones to inspire you!
The card above was made with papers from Tim Holtz, a sentiment stamp from Kaisercraft and a Santa hat brad.
This one has stamps from Hero Arts and Tim Holtz and a snowman brad (those black spots are only on my scanner´s glass).
These two cards were made with papers from La Blanche, Dresden scraps and sentiment stamps from Tim Holtz. The one above has additional stamps from Red Lead, the one below has two snowflake brads.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Greetings from Abroad

These ladies are sending you greetings and kisses from their journey to Italy, and they really look like they´re having fun on that trip! It´s my card for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Greetings from Abroad", and I´ve used rubber stamps from A Capella, Oxford Impressions, Mirkwood, Crafty Individuals, Nick Bantock and Darkroom Door.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Ode to Shopping

Christmas is close, and with Black Friday next weekend, Marsha´s new Tumble Fish Studio kit "Ode to Shopping" is right in time ... I´ve made two digital collages this time, but you can also use the kit for your cut and paste artwork such as journal pages, because it comes with png images as well as collage sheets for printing.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Movember

Yes, it´s NMovember, so it´s time for Moustaches! As I think that this is an important theme, I´ve made two cards again for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge, one mixed media card and a digital one. For the stamped one above I´ve used a moustache button from Red Lead, isn´t it great? And for the digital card I´ve used images from Hidden Vintage Studios, Marta van Eck, Holliewood Studios and Tumble Fish Studio, all at Mischief Circus.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Tim Holtz goes Red Lead

For these two Christmas cards, I´ve combined papers and ancestor images from Tim Holtz with rubber stamps from Red Lead, then added brads and ink.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It´s going to look like Christmas

Only five weeks are left before it´s Christmas, so it was time to start with my Christmas cards. These four cards have been made with rubber stamps, wooden tiles and collage images from Red Lead - more to come!



Sunday, November 16, 2014

Heaven Sent

Here´s a digital collage made just for fun, using elements from Hidden Vintage Studios, Itkupilli and Marta van Eck.

Away

I hate shopping shoes, and I don´t think that I have more shoes than a man has, and none of them are high heels. Shoes are made for walking, aren´t they?
So here´s my card for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed Shoes.
(credits: Quirky Heart Designs, Tangie Baxter)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Wanderlust


Marsha has come out with a wonderful new image kit at Mischief Circus, called "Wanderlust".
I´ve made two digital pieces for you that you can see above: "Dream Adventure" and "The Song of the Fish".
And below you can see that these images can easily be used in your cut and paste artwork - here they are used for a page in my Moleskine journal.


Monday, November 03, 2014

Celebrating Character Constructions

Five years ago, I´ve had a great afternoon together with my sister Sabine: We pulled out all our Character Constructions stamps and just started having fun making cards, not using any other brands.
Now you can find a few of our results published in the latest issue of "Just Stamps", these three of mine among them ("Celebrate the Earth", "No Homes", and "Tea Party", issue 3/14, pages 17-19; you´ll find them in an article about art dolls though two of these don´t have any art dolls on them). As always, there´s a lot of interesting stuff in that magazine, so if you´re able to, just flick through it or maybe order your issue online.


Saturday, November 01, 2014

Out of the Chaos into the Light

Today I´ve been in the mood to try the new challenge at Digidares and create a page that is split into two halves - a dark one and a bright one, each with appropriate images and words; the quotes are from Nine Inch Nails and Friedrich Nietzsche.
(Credits: Holliewood Studios - Believe, Broken, Art Anarchy, Wish Upon A Star; Marta van Eck - Anatomy Lesson; Dawn Inskip - Stitched Messiness; Captivated Visions - Fluent in Sarcasm)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Colour Your World

just playing around a bit with a collective kit from Scrapbookgraphics called Mind over Matter ...

Monday, October 27, 2014

Nitty Gritty


You probably know that most of my artwork is quite colourful, but from time to time I love to work with black and white images and neutral backgrounds. Therefore I´ve always liked Tumble Fish Studio´s Nitty Gritty kits. Now Marsha has come out with part 4 of that series! I´ve made three samples for you to show how versatile these images are: The first two pics show two pages in my Moleskine journal, coloured with Bistre colours and with a stamp from VivaLasVegas and a stencil from Red Lead, and the collage below is digital. As always, Marsha´s kit comes with png as well as jpg images, so you can use it for both digital and physical pieces.
And while you´re in the shop at Mischief Circus, you shouldn´t miss the lovely freebie Tracey from Hidden Vintage Studios has for you today - look how cool these siblings are, just perfect not only for your Halloween artwork! (all images in this collage are from Hidden Vintage Studios)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fright Night

I just couldn´t resist this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme "Orange and Black" - sooooo many possibilities for this one! I´ve made a digital card this week using images from Brandy Murry, Courtney´s Designs, Paula Kesselring, Tangie Baxter, JustJaimee and Lavender Designs.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Golden Fire

We´ve had a wonderful autumn day today (before the rain came in the evening), so I wanted to play with some images in autumn colours. This is how "Golden Fire" came to life.
(Credits: Rebecca McMeen, Tangie Baxter, Crafty Button Designs)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Darkness

This week´s challenge theme over at Tag Along is "Poe", and here´s my Poe tag using stamps and stencils from Red Lead.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

MisFit Ladies Society

Marsha´s new image kit, Tumble Fish Studio´s "MisFit Ladies Society" has some very cool ladies´ images, all slightly out of order, and beautiful and colourful accessories and elements, mostly inspired by cloth textures. I´ve made three samples for you with this kit, but you should try yourself how versatile these images are.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Black Magic

The Spell 
(credits: Hidden Vintage Studios, Cryztal Rain, Holliewood Studios, Eena´s Creations)

Tracey from Hidden Vintage Studios has come out with a lovely new kit today called "Black Magic". I´ve made three digital collages with it for you, but as the kit also comes with jpg image collage sheets, it can also be used for your cut and paste work. And of course these black clothed ladies will not only look good in your Halloween art but also in  any other collage!
 Magic
(all images from Hidden Vintage Studios)

True Magic
(credits: Hidden Vintage Studios, Holliewood Studios, Tina Chambers)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Owls

We have an owl themed ATC mini swap in one of my groups for two one-on-one trades, and I couldn´t resist the theme ... 
The ATC above was made using two stamps from Red Lead, the one below with stamps from Tim Holtz and IndigoBlu.

Witch Apothecary

If you´re a regular visitor of my blog, you already know that I like stamping and collaging as much as making digital art - I just can´t decide which technique is my favourite! So I decided to make two cards for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge "Potions" again, a stamped one and a digital one.
The stamped one above is called "Witch Apothecary" and features stamps from Oxford Impressions, Character Constructions and My Mind´s Eye on Glimmer Mist and Bistre backgrounds. Isn´t it amazing how well these different stamps go together?

But that´s something that can also be said about digital images: My card "Wicked" below was made using images from five different sources, and the challenge is to make them work together.
(credits: Lavender Designs, Julie Mead, Angela Blanchard, Brandy Murry, Cryztal Rain)