Sunday, August 17, 2014

Smell the Roses

It´s a pity that you can´t smell the "Charles Austin" rose on my balcony right now, because that smell is what makes a good day even better and brings a moment of beauty and luxury even to a bad day. This week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme is "Roses", and I´ve tried to illustrate the smell of roses with my card.
I´ve used papers from Stampington and Graphic 45 and rubber stamps from Red Lead and Stampendous.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Frida´s Self Portraits

I´ve made this Frida Kahlo themed postcard for a monthly postcard exchange at Creative Souls. The circles at the bottom left are a reproduction from Frida´s own diary/art journal. My card will be in the mail to Michigan on Saturday!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

143 Collage Sheets

Tracey from Hidden Vintage Studios came up with a wonderful deal for all you cut and paste artists - she´s selling the collage sheets from ALL her kits (even the retired ones) together for a special price. You should have a look at this great deal here. I´m using her images in my own cut and paste artwork all the time and love them, so if you´re not like me and already have them all, you shouldn´t miss this great offer!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

There are no Rules

This week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme is "Children´s books". Well, what my mom read to me when I was too little to read myself was "Pippi Longstocking", and she usually fell asleep while reading, whereas I lay in my bed waiting for her to read on ...  That story by Astrid Lindgren was first published in 1944, and for my card I played with the idea what may have happened to a well-behaved girl after having read this book. Just have a look at Wikipedia and you´ll find out that Pippi is called the first punk girl! Little did I know in the late 60s ...

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Try to be Pink!

This week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge is animal themed, and I´ve chosen a quote by Albert Einstein about sheep/ people that I´ve always liked: In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself ... that´s so true, but well, you could at least try to be a pink sheep!