Sunday, August 28, 2016

Mother Nature

My card for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Mother Nature" is a digital one, and I´ve made it with images from Holliewood Studios, Jen Maddocks, and a StudioGirls collab from Scrapbookgraphics.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Good or Bad News?

Though I´m really sad to see Marsha´s retirement as a kit designer, her sale could be good news for YOU! If you have some of her wonderful kits on your wish list, you have 3 1/2 weeks from now to shop them with a great discount before they´ll be gone forever.
Marsha will stay as a member at MischiefCircus of course, and if you´re interested in her future artwork and images, you could watch her blog and etsy shop soon.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Postage People Again

You know that I love to make Postage People ATCs from time to time ... these two ("The Royal Catch" on the left and "Book Lover" on the right) are for a personal trade with one of the participants of my Postage People Revisited Blog Swap, Gina. Hope she´ll like them!

Conquer Fear

I really like Jen Maddocks´ monthly Bricolage Society challenges over at Digital Scrapbooking Studio - she always gives away a free little challenge kit to play with and a few rules for the challenge. This is what I´ve made for her August challenge, all elements are from Jen Maddocks.

Famous Fictional Detectives

What a difficult challenge this was! Sheila from Canada has chosen "Famous Fictional Detectives" as the theme for her tip-in journal pages (each single page measures 4 3/4 x 7 inches). Maybe you think, "why difficult? think of Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, and so many others!" Well - yes, but ... this is an international tip-in pages swap, and as I´m not the only one who has to make pages for this theme, and the other participants are from the United States, England and Australia, I decided to go with fictional detectives from German literature. Sheila probably will have to google Nick Knatterton and Emil Tischbein, but I think that most German people have heard of them: Nick Knatterton is a detective from a graphic novel by Manfred Schmidt that was published in a German magazine between 1950 and 1959, And Emil und die Detektive is a childrens book by Erich Kästner published in 1929. I know that Sheila taught Canadian literature, so I hope that she´s interested in finding out more about German literature, too.
The pictures don´t show that the strip of criminals in the Nick Knatterton spread above can be pulled horizontally in order to change the face shown on the "Wanted" poster.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Roll On!

About two weeks ago, I´ve been on a short vacation in beautiful Prague, and every evening my feet needed special care - so what about you: did you ever wish you had wheels instead of your feet?
Here´s my card for this week´s  Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Wheels", made with elements from Mr Whiskers, Itkupilli and Tumble Fish Studio, all from MischiefCircus.com.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Pets

Today I´ve read in the newspaper that Germany´s No. 1 pet is the cat - so when I was thinking about this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme "Pets", I heard a loud barking in my stamps stash, and here they are, asking you to give them shelter.
Perhaps I should explain that I´ve never had a dog nor a cat but only canaries in my childhood ...
(The rubber stamps I´ve used here are from Carabelle, VivaLasVegaStamps, Catslife Press, 100 Proof Press and Stampers Anonymous.)

Thursday, August 04, 2016

The Raven Shirt

For a T-Shirt stamping contest over at Heindesign, I´ve made this shirt illustrating Edgar Allan Poe´s famous poem "The Raven". The shirt itself was sold by Heindesign and already had the red Stempelmekka logo printed on (the Stempelmekka is the biggest German stamping convention).
I decided to go with black and red only, not only because that colour scheme went well with the logo, but these colours also fit the poem´s atmosphere. I´ve used fabric stamping paint (also sold by Heindesign) and a foam brush to put the paint on the rubber stamps. For my design, I´ve used rubber stamps from Carmen´s Veranda, LaBlanche, Lost Coast Designs, Green Pepper Press, Cherry Pie, and Red Lead. I think it´s amazing how well stamps from 6 different companies work together here to form the final design.