Monday, January 26, 2015

You´re Invited

Today, Marsha from Tumble Fish Studio came out with two new smaller kits and a freebie: Sweet Stuff, Confetti Overlays, and Birthday Candles freebie. I´ve used them all for this collage, plus a few images from Marsha´s older kits.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

For A´ That / Trotz Alledem

When I first saw this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme "Robert Burns Night", I thought it would be a hard one, but then I thought of all those lovely Burns songs I´ve listened to at the age of 15-25 when I was a big fan of Scottish and Irish folk music ... (I still am, but I listen to a lot of other stuff nowadays).
So the difficulty was to decide which song to use - Auld Lang Syne? Ae Fond Kiss? John Barleycorn?
I decided to go with "For A´ That", one of my favourite political songs both in English and German:

"For a´ that, an´ a´ that,
It´s coming yet for a´ that,
That Man to Man, the world o´er
Shall brothers be for a´ that."
(you can listen to my favourite version of this song by Five Hand Reel here)

This song is about Scotland´s independance and also about the abolishment of slavery, it´s a song about freedom. If you´re German, you may know it as "Trotz alledem", a well-known song/poem written by Ferdinand Freiligrath after the failure of the 1848 revolution in Germany, based on Robert Burns´ famous song. Take a minute and listen to it here.
For my postcard, I´ve used stamps from MadRat, Enchanted Ink, Darkroom Door, MaVinci, Oxford Impressions, Art Impressions, and VivaLasVegas.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Coming Home

Here´s a digital collage made with the new Tumble Fish Studio kit "Nitty Gritty Neighborhood" - hope you like it! And don´t forget to check out that kit, it´s also great for your journal pages.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Discovery

For this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Quotes" I´ve used a quote from Albert Szent-Györgyi, a Hungarian scientist and Nobel prize winner (1893-1986). I think that it really fits the light bulb man stamp from Darkroom Door, and I also used rubber stamps from Scrollswork, Stamp Francisco and Stempelmine on a vibrant watercolour background made with Brushos.

Monday, January 12, 2015

XOXO

With Valentine´s Day approaching, Marsha from Tumble Fish Studio just came out with a new image kit called "XOXO". My digital collage above shows how it can even be used to scrap your family photos (like this treasured photo of my grandparents).
The sample below was made with the collage sheets that come with the kit; I´ve made a cut and paste page in my Moleskine journal using these.
So whether you prefer digital art or cut and paste artwork, this kit is very versatile.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

New

With this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challange theme "New" and a new challenge from Viva Las Vegas running for January that asks for "new beginningsnew growthsturdy roots, patterns,circles, dots, music notes, numbers, weeds, nature, flora, sky, ground, beneath, above,blue, cerulean, tan, aged, heritage and more", I decided to start the new year with a new years card made with VLVS stamps - only one of the above stamps is from Red Lead, and the plastic numbers are from Tim Holtz. (Apparently, I used new beginnings, circles, numbers, sky, ground, blue, and tan.) Happy New Year to all my blog readers!