Friday, September 30, 2016

Greetings from Wonderland

Here´s another challenge entry for the DSD celebrations at Mischief Circus - this one is for the "Where in the World Postcard Challenge" and was made with elements from MizzD, Rucola Designs, Krysty Scrap, Miles Beyond the Moon, Art by January, Finecrafted Designs and Tumble Fish Studio.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

DSD Challenges

Did you notice that DSD = Digital Scrapbooking Day has moved from November to October for the first time this year? This means sales in all digital scrapbooking shops plus tons of games and challenges. Most of the shops have already started their celebrations.
In the Mischief Circus forum, you can find five games and six challenges right now, with prices to win of course. Here are my contributions for the first two challenges, "Reinvent This Classic" above, and "Stranger in a Strange Land Poster" below.
Dr Mona was made with elements from the September Monthly Mischief kits, and for my Stranger collage I´ve used elements from (sadly retired) Art by January.
Won´t you come and play with us in the Mischief Circus DSD forum?

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Blackbird

For hosting this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge, I´ve chosen "The Beatles" as our theme as their music was the soundtrack of my childhood. They had published their first single in 1962, reached world-wide success in 1963 and sailed on its peak when I was born and for the next four years or so. They split when I was schooled, but I remember their portraits in my brother´s room and their songs being everywhere. When I was about 11 years old, I had a phase in my life when I didn´t listen to any other music than theirs. I knew the lyrics of almost all their songs back then, and one of my favourites has always been "Blackbird" (today it´s probably "Come Together"). It has such a simple (but not at all boring) melody that you´ll never forget, and the lyrics invite you to think about them - it was discussed a lot whether McCartney´s later interpretation that his song is about the racial tensions in the U. S. in Spring 1968 and the blackbird is a symbol for a black lady has really been in his thoughts when he wrote the song in 1968 or not.

For my card above, I used a hand-dyed background, stenciled the Beatles´ faces, coloured them, and added the blackbird and the lyrics with stamps. (The stencil is from Stamp Attack, the stamps are from Visible Images and Green Pepper Press.)

What´s your favourite Beatles song and why? If you´re interested in other Beatles inspired art, you´re invited to click on the label "Beatles Blog Swap" in the sidebar on the right - but be aware that the title of the swap back then was Beatles or Stones, so there might be some Stones songs illustrated as well ...

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Health

Here´s my entry for this month´s Bricolage Society challenge by Jen Maddocks; all elements are from Jen Maddocks Designs of course.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Tombstone ATCs

Autumn is here, and Halloween is at our doorsteps, so it´s time to post these tombstone shaped ATCs that I´ve made for a swap in one of my Yahoo groups. The shapes were inspired by masonite board ATCs from Retro Café Art, and I´ve used rubber stamps from Red Lead, Paper Artsy and Flamingo Art Stamps here.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Harvest Moon

This week´s theme for the  Sunday Postcard Art challenge is "Harvest Moon". Well, I´ve tried to take a photo of the full moon yesterday, but ... 
So I went on with elements from Eeena´s Creations, Downunder Studios and Itkupilli for my entry.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Truth and Error

For this month´s Monthly Mischief challenge at MischiefCircus.com, we´re asked to illustrate a quote about knowledge with this month´s Monthly Mischief kits. Here´s my entry with a C. G. Jung quote - won´t you come and play with us?

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Life is a Circus

This week´s theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge is Circus, and here´s my card for this week, made with rubber stamps and washi tape.

Friday, September 09, 2016

New ATCs

I´ve been on a one week vacation at my sister´s house, and as always, we´ve had some great stamping hours together. I needed a few new ATCs for my trading album because we´ll be going to a stamping convention this weekend and I hope to meet some ATC artists there.
For the first batch of cards above, I´ve used my new Tim Holtz Halloween stamps and other stuff, just having fun playing without a theme.
I also finished three more Postage People ATCs.
And finally I made two Cats & Dogs ATCs.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Knowledge

As I´ve told you before, Marsha from Tumble Fish Studio retires from creating digital kits, but before all things come to an end, she has made one last mini kit for us for Mischief Circus´ Monthly Mischief. "Knowledge" - and how I love this one! Just look at the great colour combination of yellow, grey and black and white, and then all those images talking about science and knowledge, great!
I just couldn´t stop playing with this kit, so I´ve made two cut and paste collages for you plus one digital collage.
The picture above, "Beautiful Mind", shows one more page in my Moleskine journal. The background was made with brushos and bistre powders in yellow and black that match perfectly with that kit.
The cut and paste collage below, "Lots of Ideas", was made on a piece of scrapbooking paper (from the brand new Back to School series), featuring a quote from Linus Pauling.
And finally, here´s a digital collage that was inspired by the saying that there´s a woman behind every great man ... well, why behind?
If you like non-cute stuff, sciences and a special kind of humour, this is your kit. As always, it comes with png as well as jpg images, so you can use it for both your digital and physical artwork. And of course this kit is easy to mix and match with the other Monthly Mischief kits for September ... and last but not least you can combine it with any other images you already have in your stash, like I did in my last piece (the other elements are from Finecrafted Designs retired kit "It´s all relative").