Monday, July 27, 2015

Welcome to my Funny Farm!

It´s collaboration time at Mischief Circus again, and the latest collab theme is "Funny Farm"!
I´ve had so much fun with Marsha´s new Tumble Fish Studio kit Funny Farm, and I believe that you can see that fun in my four samples I have for you; Cool Seeds!, Language Lessons, Garden Farm, and Welcome.


Of course there´s also a Funny Farm kit from Crowabout StudioB, and I´ve made this digital collage with it with two Shakespeare quotes, "A Shakespeare Play":
There are so many lovely Funny Farm kits that you should keep in mind that of course there´s a free add-on kit as always:

Black and White

Usually, my cards are really colourful, but for a recent mail art project, I´ve made a black and white card that´s also my entry for this week´s Take A Word challenge themed "Black and White".

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Strength

This week´s theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge is "Strong Women", and of course my first question was: What is strength? For me, it´s kind of an inner power, no matter if you look weak or if you´re small or shy or are underestimated by others. You may even be surprised to find out about your own power sometimes if you haven´t used it for a while ...
I´ve used images from Holliewood Studios and Marta van Eck for my collage.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Book Nerds



"Books" is this week´s theme for the Three Muses Challenge, and it´s one of my all time favourites. I´ve made these three reading themed Postage People ATCs after my blog swap was over.


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Postage People Revisited Blog Swap Update No. 14 - All Swapped Out!

Today I have good news for all participants of my Postage People Revisited Blog Swap: Sandy´s cards finally arrived on Friday so that I could swap all cards on Saturday, pack and weigh them today and will get them all into the mail tomorrow!
- So watch your mail box and please don´t forget to let me know immediately when you received your envelope.
- And please send a short notice to the artists whose ATCs you received. If there´s no email addy on your ATC, you can just ask me and I´ll send you the address.
- I now have beautiful ATCs in my own Postage People collection from Marita, Liz, Gina, Judith, Sabine, Daniela, Trudi, Sandy, Peggy, Birgit, Lillian, Jo, Brandie, and Glenda, as I´ve traded a few ATCs myself and received some extra ATCs from you - thank you so much!
Thanks for playing everyone, let´s hope that all those beauties arrive at their new homes soon!

Go Messy!

No matter how organized we are and how clean our designs look like, sometimes we all need to go messy, I think - that´s why I invite you to pull out your paints, stencils, and gesso and do whatever comes to your mind for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge.
For my sample card, I´ve used stencils and stamps from Red Lead, spray paints, acrylics, structure paint and a black pencil. Won´t you come and play with us this week?

Monday, July 13, 2015

Whatnot No. 2

Whatnot No. 2 is the name of the new Tumble Fish Studio kit, and I´ve had much fun playing with it. I´ve made two digital collages for you, but as always, the kit comes includes most images on printable collage sheets so that it can also be used for your cut and paste artwork

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Postage People Revisited Blog Swap Update No. 13

After four weeks, the postal strike in Germany is over now, so I hope that Sandy´s ATCs will arrive in my mailbox soon (they´ve been sent on June 9).

Some of you have taken advantage of the additional waiting time by commenting on other participants´ entries - thank you!

All we need is a little patience before all envelopes will be here and I´ll be able to swap.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Ballyhoo - Mail Art Pack

Nancy from Crowabout StudioB at Mischief Circus came out with a lovely new kit today called "Ballyhoo - Mail Art Pack".
I´ve three cut and paste collages with the included collage sheets for you, the journal page "A Dog´s World" above, the collaged envelope "Silly" below, and the mail art envelope at the bottom. Hope you´ll feel inspired to make some collages and mail art yourself!


Sunday, July 05, 2015

Roses

For this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Roses", I´ve made a card using a handpainted watercolour background, a door torn from a BoBunny pager, and three rubber stamps from Red Lead.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Postage People Revisited Blog Swap Update No. 12

It´s Wednesday today, and it´s July 1st - that means it´s time to have a final update as our swap ended yesterday.
In the meantime, I´ve been contacted by everyone who signed up. I´m waiting for the ATCs from Sandy and Daniela (which will be late because of the ongoing postal strike but both have been sent in time), and then I´ll swap out all cards according to your comments. (I think that Sandy and Lillian disabled the comment function on their blogs, so don´t worry if your comments don´t show up there. You´ll be able to leave comments on their cards on our Pinterest board instead.) There haven´t been as many comments as usual, so swapping will be a bit like a lottery this time.
I have some more links to finished ATCs for you today, so please have a look at the lovely ATCs from Glenda, Polly (at Facebook 1, 2, and 3 or on our Pinterest board), and Daniela, and leave them a nice comment if you like what you see.
Thanks to all of you for playing in the swap, I can´t wait to see all cards together!