Monday, January 30, 2017

Trust the Process


These two collages have been made with Nancy Baumiller´s new Crowabout StudioB kit called "Trust the Process". As always, it comes with printable collage sheets as well as png files, so you can use it for your physical as well as your digital artwork.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

A Life in Sepia

I´m not a big fan of the colour brown, but as this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme is Sepia, I´ve made a collaged postcard layering all shades of brown. I started with a base made of a vintage postcard and a cabinet card from my own stash and combined these with elements from Angie Young, Anna Aspnes, Crafty Button Designs and a Scrapbookgraphics Studio Stories collab.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Poe Shirt (Blog hop repost)

In celebration of Poe´s birthday and the according Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop, I´m showing this stamped shirt again, illustrating "The Raven". I´ve decided to go with black and red only, not only because that colour scheme went well with the logo of the Stempelmekka that was already printed on the shirt, but these colours also fit the poem´s atmosphere. I´ve used fabric stamping paint (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.
To find the other entries for this blog hop, please have a look here:


Circles

This week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme is "Circles". For my entry above I´ve used rubber stamps from Katzelkraft, IndigoBlu, Paper Artsy, and Stampington.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Poe Art Dolls

For this year´s Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop I´ve made these three Poe art dolls using rubber stamps only.

You´ll find this year´s blog hop here:

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Inspired Journey


Nancy Baumiller has come out with a new Crowabout StudioB kit today called "Inspired Journey".
I´ve made these two collages for you with it, "Stand Out" and "Model No. 6". As always, the kit comes with printable collage sheets, so you can also use it for your cut and paste artwork.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

My Own Reality

"Zetti Inspired" is this week´s theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge, and though I haven´t felt much inspiration tonight, of course I had to make a postcard for it.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Playing Catch Up

I´ve been ill since last weekend, so I wasn´t able to keep up with everything - so here are two new digital collages I´ve made:

The one above was made using some of my own photos that I´ve taken in the streets of Bremen, searching for Street Art. I´ve combined them with elements from Mr Whiskers and Holliewood Studios and sentiments from Lavender Designs and Sissy Sparrows. You´ll see this collage as a blog header in Spring.

"Awaken", the collage below, was made with this month´s Monthly Mischief kits by Holliewood Studios, Itkupilli and Miles Beyond the Moon, all available at MischiefCircus.com.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Sparkle

Nancy Baumiller has come out with a new Zetti styled kit in her Crowabout StudioB today, called "Sparkle" - I´ve made two digital collages with it here, but as it comes with printable collage sheets, you can also use it for your cut and paste artwork.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Tape Measure

As this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme is "Tape Measure / Ruler", I´ve combined washi tapes, stamped tape measure and several Paper Artsy stamps for a card that really wants to tell you that life is not measurable at all ...

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Poet Art Dolls

Sometimes my blog may look like I forgot about stamping, cut and paste collage and other non-digital stuff, but rest assured that this isn´t true. For the whole month of December (while there were mainly digital pieces on my blog), I´ve been knitting socks for my sister, writing a hand-calligraphed and illustrated calendar for my mother and making paper dolls for my brother-in-law, for example.
Now that Christmas is over, I´m finally able to show you my Poet Art Dolls. As my brother-in-law likes Goethe, Thomas Mann, and Thomas Bernhard a lot (and as I´ve had great rubber stamps of their heads!), I´ve chosen those three for my dolls.

How have I done these? First I stamped the poets´ heads and cut them out. Then I stamped each and every stack of books that I found in my collection, plus a lot of suitable legs and arms that I all cut out. I´ve tried lots of combinations on black paper that I took photos of when they looked good to me in the end, just as a reference to come back to when it came to the final assembly, like Goethe and Mann here:

Then I coloured the different pieces and assembled them with glue and brads, making only some parts movable.
Before I wrapped them as a gift, I´ve made scans in jpg as well as png format so that I´ll be able to use these dolls in my cut and paste as well as digital collages over and over, even if I gave them away. 
And as this has been such a fun project, I´m not in the process of making more Poet Art Dolls for myself, and I´ve already found pieces for Hermann Hesse:
 and Edgar Allen Poe:
I´ll show you more once they´ve been finished!
(I´ve used stamps from lots of brands like Zettiology and Character Constructions for the arms and legs, and books from Darkroom Door, Stampendous, Tim Holtz, A Capella and others.)

Now what about you? You don´t have to make Poet dolls of course, with books as their bodies, but you can chose your own favourite theme and be creative when it comes to making the body - if you´ve been inspired by my dolls here, please show me your own results with a link in the comments below!