Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Stamping Fun with ATCs

As some of you know, I´ve been on vacation in Berlin last week, visiting my sister Sabine. That always means a lot of stamping time for two, and I usually return with a few good results. This time I´ve made the Holiday cards I´ve already shown as well as a few ATCs to fill up my trading album. The backgrounds have been made Distress Oxides except the third one that was made with acrylics on a gelli plate.



Monday, November 27, 2017

More Holiday Cards

I´ve made a few holiday cards last week, using papers dyed with Brusho crystals and rubber stamps from Lynne Perrella, Crafty Individuals, Red Lead and Tim Holtz.

On the first card, I haven´t glued the wings´ ends to the card so that they are movable and give a nice 3-D effect, casting shadows to the card.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Victorian Angel

This week´s theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge is "Victorian Scrap", and as I hadn´t started making Holiday cards yet, I decided to do it NOW ... so here´s my first Holidy card for 2017 and my entry for the challenge, using an angel on a background made with Distress Oxides and embossed rubber stamps in silver and copper.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Little Bit of Sparkle

Do you have any of your own collages in your stash that need a new glow, atmosphere or sparkle? Then you should have a look at the new Songbirdy kits Glitzy #1 and Glitzy #2.
For "A Sunny Day" I´ve used an old collage made with Beth´s Attitude set and added 5 pieces of Glitzy #2 on top. Try different blending modes and percentages of opacity, and you´ll get a cool new look - for this sample I went with a summer glow effect that shows that the result does not always have to be sparkly.

But talking about sparkle, just have a look at the next piece (made with Beth´s kits Muse, So Fab, and several pieces from Glitz #1) - here the golden sparkles with green and blue accents make it all shine.
And finally, here´s a collage made with Beth´s kit Pomp that has one piece of Glitz #1 on the upper part to fit the colder tones there, and one piece of the reddish Glitz #2 at the bottom to give that part a warm glow.
These pieces are very versatile and can even be recoloured to fit your needs, so try them yourself!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Berlin Skyline

Skyline is the theme for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge, and Berlin is the city I´m going to visit next week, so here´s my Berlin Skyline card - I really love to explore all the historical places and museums and events and friends and and and in Berlin ... can´t wait to go there again!
My card was made with help from JHC, Rucola Designs, and Paula Kesselring.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Burlesque

It´s the first Monday in November and time for a new Monthly Mischief collection at MischiefCircus. I´ve been playing with Beth Todd´s Songbirdy kits for it, called Burlesque and Burlesque Queens.
My first collage introduces the Queen of them all to you - isn´t that ostrich regal? Of course she´s the queen of the show!
 This scene shows a moment before the show ...
... and here´s the show Tonight at "The Blue Elephant". Have fun at the Burlesque show and with Beth´s colourful kits!