Sunday, July 30, 2017

Ocean Dream - Turquoise and Lime

Usually I´m not a big fan of colour themes and challenges, but this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme "Turquoise and Lime" covers two of my favourite colours that are also perfect for any summer art, so I started thinking ...
I´ve found a few of my own papers made using stencils and stamps and several inks and paints in my stash. I´ve scanned those at 300 dpi to use them as a personal base for any digital projects, and for this postcard they really came in handy! I layered and blended them, then added elements from Jen Maddocks, Lorie Davison, Courtney´s Designs, et designs, Marta van Eck and Nicole Young, and voilà: Here´s my Ocean Dream.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Nevermore

Here´s the result of a little playing with Foxeysquirrel digital image kits - Poe and The Raven are favourite themes of mine, so everything came together quite easily.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Chickens

For this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Chickens", I´ve made a digital postcard using elements from Tumble Fish Studio at MischiefCircus.com.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Honor the Soul

With Nancy Baumiller´s new Crowabout StudioB kit "Honor the Soul" I´ve made one cut and paste journal page for you and one digital sample - as you can see, it´s really easy to play with this kit´s printable collage sheets as well as its png images.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Photography

I haven´t joined an ATC swap for quite a while, and when I started making these, I wasn´t sure if I should join a swap or just fill up my trading album - but I decided that they make a nice set for this "Photography" themed group swap.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Follow Your Bliss

When playing with Nancy Baumiller´s new kit "Follow Your Bliss", I just HAD TO use that bird image - isn´t it lovely?

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Rainbows

For this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Rainbows", I´ve made a collaged and stamped postcard - the lady is from a free Stampington paper, the map from a recycled envelope, the background is a bookpage dyed with Distress Oxide stamp pads, and the rubber stamps are from Carabelle Studio. I´ve used the colours of the rainbow for the raindrops, too.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Heart Song

There´s a new Crowabout StudioB kit out now today called "Heart Song". I´ve made two samples for you with this kit; I just love the eyes on "No Doubt Allowed", and I´ve used words from a favourite Robert Gernhardt poem for my second one, "For You".

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Times Gone By

"Nostalgia/ Times Gone By" is the theme for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge, and it was proposed that we used an old photo of ourselves ... so here it´s me at the age of 3. I´ve scanned the photo, cropped and edited it in Photoshop, then printed it and worked on it with watersoluble crayons and finally added rubber stamps from Oxford Impressions, Limited Edition and Cavallini.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Where The Light Is

These two collages made with Nancy Baumiller´s new Crowabout StudioB kit "Where The Light Is" are among my favourites from the past weeks, especially as they came out quite naturally, without too much thinking: As always, I´ve just picked my favourite pieces and went on intuitively. This is such a great kit, maybe you´d like to play with it yourself? If you´re more into cut and paste collage, no problem, as this kit also comes with printable collage sheets. Have fun!

So Fabulous!

Today MischiefCircus came out with a new Monthly Mischief Collection called "So Fabulous", and here I have three samples for you that I´ve made with Beth Todd´s Songbirdy kits. For the collage above, I´ve only used her kit So Fab#1~Elements, and for both collages below I added backgrounds from So Fab#3~Papers. Great stuff to work with!


Sunday, July 02, 2017

Faces

Have you noticed that European shops have been provided with Jane Davenport´s mixed media stuff recently? I´ve purchased some favourites and couldn´t resist playing with them ... on the ATC above, I´ve used Jane´s tapes and combined them with stencils, stamps, and coloured pencils.

For the ATC below I´ve used one of her clear stamps on a book page, then used coloured pencils and some additional stamps from Dina Wakley.
And just because it´s a face and has some characteristic "Jane" face features, I also add this ATC to my post ...

Hexagons

For this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Hexagons", I´ve combined elements from Miles Beyond the Moon, Sissy Sparrows, and Courtney´s Designs.