Sunday, May 31, 2015

Cassandra

Since my teenage days, I´ve been fascinated by the story of Cassandra, especially in the feminist version by German writer Christa Wolf, so I decided to use it for my postcard for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Greek Mythology". I´ve used images from Finecrafted Designs and a texture from Nancy Donaldson for my digital collage.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Postage People Revisited Blog Swap Update No. 7

May I introduce you to Underwater Fred? He was made adding rubber stamps from Katzelkraft and Technique Tuesday, a few words from Catslife Press, and his best friend, the fish, is from Tumble Fish Studio.

Last week, I received the beautiful ATCs by Judith in my mailbox - please follow the link to have a look at them and maybe leave her a nice comment!

So now I have received 11 envelopes, which means that most participants haven´t sent theirs yet.
As so many international participants haven´t finished their ATCs yet and all cards have to be in my hands in less than five weeks, I´m getting a bit nervous now. If you´re from outside Europe, please keep in mind that your envelope will take about two weeks to find its way into my mailbox ...
I hope that you´re all still having fun with your creations but will finish them soon, then send me a link to your post and mail them to me in time.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Sirens of the Deep

Marsha from Tumble Fish Studio and Nancy from Crowabout Studio have both come out with a Sirens of the Deep kit today over at MischiefCircus.com, and of course it´s easy to combine them!
The collage above was made with Marsha´s kit only, but I´ve mixed the two kits for the collage below.
And if you prefer making journal pages, ATCs or any other cut and paste art, both kits come with printable collage sheets as well.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Spring Tag Book

A few weeks ago, there was a Spring Tag Book swap in one of my Yahoo groups. I didn´t have the time to make two of these in time, but I really had fun making just one for my sister´s birthday.
The accordion folded book is made of four tags, held together by tissue tape, then gessoed and inked before it´s decorated with lots of Spring themed stamps, then coloured with watercolours and embellished with Spring coloured ribbons. You can find the instructions for this project here.





Thursday, May 21, 2015

We´ll Always Have Paris

You´ve probably heard the phrase "We´ll always have Paris", a sentence that Bogart says to Ingrid Bergman at the end of "Casablanca" and that evokes romantic images and memories of happy days in Paris. This is what I tried to reflect on my ATCs for the swap with this theme over at the Paper Traders Yahoo Group. And as it´s hard to stop once you´ve started making Paris themed cards, I´ve also made a hostess gift card and two more ATCs just for fun ...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Postage People Revisited Blog Swap Update No. 6

It´s time for my weekly update though I don´t have much news for you today. When I returned from my vacation on Sunday, I found envelopes from Jo, Kati, Lillian and Peggy in my mail, but I haven´t received any emails with links to finished ATCs from other swap participants - maybe you´re all working on your ATCs right now? I really hope so, because your ATCs have to be in my hands in about 5 weeks. Considering that international mail takes up to 2 weeks (if it´s sent in a regular business envelope) and we have a postal strike here in Germany, you should start working on your cards now if you haven´t already ...

Monday, May 18, 2015

Melange Mash Up and Journal Words


What a great, colourful image kit Marsha made with her Melange Mash Up kit that came out today at MischiefCircus.com! I´ve made two digital collages with it for you, "Lohengrin" and "Sing". And to show you that these images can easily be used in your cut and paste artwork, too, I´ve also made the cut and paste journal page in my Moleskine journal that you can see below; the kit comes with png images as well as 14 collage sheets with jpg images.
And if you like the words I´ve used on these pieces, you should have a look at Tumble Fish Studio´s new kit Journal Words 2 that was also released today: I love the design of those words and am sure I´ll use them a lot!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Meow

For this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Furry Friends", I`ve made a card using the wonderful cat stamp from Stampers Anonymous/Brett Weldele, and additional stamps from Catslife Press and Flamingo Art.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Postage People Revisited Blog Swap Update No. 5

As I´m still on vacation, I can´t tell you which ATCs arrived in my mailbox since Friday, but I have two new links to finished ATCs for you - you´ll find Gina´s ATCs as the first three pics on her Pinterest board, and Marita has posted her ATCs on Pinterest, too. As neither of them has a blog, please leave your comments on their pinboards if you´re able to, or on our swap pinboard of course.
I´ll be back home on Sunday, and I´ll let you know then if your ATCs arrived in the meantime.
If you like Postage People but haven´t signed up yet, you might consider joining us because there´s plenty of time left before your ATCs have to be in my hands on June 30 ...

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Postage People Revisited Blog Swap Update No. 4

Here´s Agent No. 5, presenting this week´s swap update!

Our swap is running for four weeks now, and there are more than seven weeks left before your ATCs have to be in my hands. Last week, I received envelopes from Peggy (with the first part of her ATCs) and Solvey.

And here are a few links to the latest finished swap ATCs from Birgit, Solvey, Lillian and Kati. Please have a look at their blogs or photo albums and if you like what you see, don´t forget to leave them a comment. Their ATCs have also been pinned to our swap board at Pinterest.

There´s still time to join the swap, so if you´d like to play with us, just send me an email.
Have fun creating!

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Stencils

For this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge, I´ve picked "Stencils" as my theme as there are so many ways to use them - you can spray, stipple or sponge through them, or you can scribble within their openings, and you can even use digital stencils in a similar way.
For my sample card above above, I´ve used the four stencils below in different ways, and I can´t wait to see what you´ll do with stencils for your own postcard this week.