Thursday, February 27, 2014

Dreams - Yonder

If you liked the recent Tumble Fish Studio kit "Funky Fairies", you´ll love Marsha´s new kit "Dreams - Yonder"! Here are three digital samples made with this kit to inspire you. Of course you can also make cut and paste artwork with it as there are 11 (!) collage sheets included in this kit.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Never Wear White

Black is the truth 
of my situation
and for those of my station
in life, all the colors lie.

What can I say - I immediately fell in love with that new song from Suzanne Vega as - really! - I never wear white!
(image credits: Itkupilli and Krysty Scraps, both at Deviant Scrap)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Stitched with Love

"Stitched with Love" is the name of a fabulous new kit from Hidden Vintage Studios. As there´s some hand-drawn stitching on the characters, they´re perfect for using them in your cut and paste artwork. As a sample, I´ve made the card above that also uses rubber stamps from Red Lead.
The sample below was made digitally: I scanned a library card from my stash and collaged it with images from Hidden Vintage Studios and Holliewood Studios and added some more stitching from Tangie Baxter.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Zetti Journal Pages

I´ve made these large (8 x 10 inches) tip-in journal pages for a swap in one of my Yahoo groups. The theme for our pages is "Teesha Moore Style" which means Zetti style of course. It took several hours to make these pages (front and back), but I´m quite satisfied with the result. Probably I´ve learned a lot of new things in Teesha´s "Artstronauts Club" lately.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Come to my MUSEum!

Deviant Scrap has opened the doors to their new store collab today that´s themed "MUSEum"! This includes very different kits, some leaning on distinct artists or art eras or art techniques, others leaning on museums dedicated to National or Natural History.
So my samples for you are very different, too! My first four collages have been made with the collab part from Hidden Vintage Studios: "Friends" illustrates a quote from Albert Camus, "My Dad and Me" works as kind of a St. Patrick´s Day card, "Nature" keeps its story simple to enhance its expression, and "Work in Progress" is a digital art journal page.
Keep reading on (just scroll down a bit) for my samples made for Tumble Fish Studio!
 (additional credits: Eena´s Creations, Tumble Fish Studio)
(additional credits: PinkLotty, Crowabout Studio B, Holliewood Studios, Marta van Eck, Finecrafted Designs)

And here are my samples made for Tumble Fish Studio´s part of the collab! If you need some inspiration to play with this kit and you´re in Germany, maybe you´d like to watch Ben Stiller´s "Night at the Museum" on Thursday and its sequel on Sunday? I´ve recently watched part 1, and it has inspired my third collage "My Visitors" ...

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Mr Lemonhead

You do not often see yellow on my blog, and the reason is that I don´t like yellow for other things than flowers ... But as Caroline has chosen yellow as my theme for our "50 Shades of ..." postcard exchange, I had to take the challenge, and this is what I came up with. (Do I have to mention that MY card will be made in shades of green?)
All images used here are from Tumble Fish Studio, the eye stamp is from Red Lead.

She Loves Art Even More!

Do you remember that I´ve posted my She Loves Art ATCs for this month´s Red Lead swap recently? Right after that, the same theme was chosen in one of my Yahoo groups, and as I had received some new stamps and stencils in the meantime, of course I decided to play again. Here´s what will go out to Gloria tomorrow ... The frame, banner, and silhouette stencils are from Red Lead again.

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Blue Valentine

This week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme is "My Heart is Blue for You", and I´ve made a digital postcard this time. (Image credits: Durin Eberhart, ViVa Artistry, G+T Designs)

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Springtime Fairytales

I´ve had some fun evenings playing with Tumble Fish´s new kit "Dreams - Funky Fairies" - not the usual cute fairy stuff, but something more Zetti styled ... You can see a digital sample made only with this kit above.
The sample below combines Marsha´s images with the collaborating kit from Nancy from Crowabout Studio B; these kits go together well and can easily be combined. Nancy also has a paper pack that I´ve used for the background.
My third and last piece is a cut and paste journal page made with Marsha´s kit and a few rubber stamps.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

She Loves Art

One of my favourite shops, Red Lead, has started to host monthly ATC swaps in 2014 (if you´re interested, you can click on the label in the right sidebar of my blog). The theme for February is "She Loves Art", and of course I couldn´t resist taking part ... Please click on the photo to see the details!

Italy - A Corner of Heaven

For this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge, I revisited an old journal spread I´ve made about Italy that used some of my own photos taken in Florence. I added two Italian postage stamps digitally and used a few additional papers and textures to enhance the colours - in the end I felt the need to visit Italy again soon!