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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Blackbird

 

I´m hosting the Sunday Postcard Art challenge this week, and I´ve chosen "Song Lyrics" as this week´s theme as I always feel inspired by words and lyrics, and some song lyrics even accompany your whole life.

Blackbird is such a timeless song, and it´s one that can be illustrated in so many ways. For my sample card, I´ve used rubber stamps from Green Pepper Press (Michelle Ward) and York´s Little Art Studio (Wendy York).

Hope you´ll feel inspired to show us your interpretation of a favourite song!

Sunday, May 08, 2022

Letters from the Past


When I saw this week´s theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge, "Letters from the Past", I thought "What a lovely theme, I´ll take part" - but tonight, it has been more difficult than I had planned.

Do you own any handwritten letters from the past, your parents or your grandparents?

I own something handwritten by my father from the early 80s and a stack of love letters from someone I didn´t fall in love with myself from the mid 90s, and I treasure things like these. 

What about you? Do you keep old love letters, old postcards or letters? Do they mean something to you or do you believe that they´re worthless because they express feelings that are long gone?

Sunday, May 01, 2022

Peacock

For this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Peacock" I didn´t have any appropriate stamps, so I decided to draw one and paint it with watercolours.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Chess

 

For this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge, my sister Sabine has chosen the theme "Chess". I couldn´t resist adding a little bit of colour to this black and white theme though ...

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Hat's Up?

 
Get Your Hat On is this week´s theme for ehe Sunday Postcard Art challenge, and it inspired me to play with a cool guy from Stempelbar combined with a few stamps from Tim Holtz.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Style is in my DNA


Here´s my card for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Dapper Men". I´ve used stamps from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Seth Apter/Paper Artsy and Visible Image.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

My Body is a Cage

 
You wouldn´t believe how many birdcage stamps I own, so when I saw this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme Birdcage, I knew I´d make something. But it wasn´t before I went through my stamps that I knew I´d use THIS really unusual one by Nonsequitur. It´s based on a Magritte painting from 1937 called "The Therapist" that exists in a few different versions. If you google it, you´ll even find interpretations from actual therapists ... but I decided to make my own one based on a song by Arcade Fire, "My Body is a Cage", also featured by Peter Gabriel.

My Body is a cage that keeps me
from dancing with the one I love
but my mind holds the key.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Signs of Spring

 
Signs of Spring is the theme for the March ATC swap in the Visible Image FB group. As my ATC (above) and card (below) have arrived in the UK, I can now post them here. And they really fit the weather we´ve had for the last ten days with much sunshine!


Sunday, March 06, 2022

Trees

 

For this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "crowns" I´ve chosen my favourite crown stamp featuring a tree (by Carmen´s Veranda) on a girl from Zettiology, buildings from Sheena Douglass and words from VivaLasVegaStamps. Hope you´ll like my take on the theme that´s a bit different ...

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Edgy


Usually, we use the rule of the golden ratio when making art, dividing our surface in thirds and putting our focus on one third - even if we don´t think about the design and balance. So I thought it would be nice to try something different and concentrate on the edges of our cards!

But of course this theme is a play on words and you can also think of something eccentric (which is again something out of focus) in any way ... 

I hope you´ll be inspired by this open theme and play with us for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge. I can´t wait to see your cards!

I have used rubber stamps from Dina Wakely and Stamp Camp for my card. 

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Cinema

 

When I was a child in the sixties, my grandfather loved to watch Laurel and Hardy on TV, but of course they´ve been movie stars before (from 1926 to 1951). I didn´t like them that much but of course have found other movies that I liked when I grew up, but Laurel & Hardy will always be connected with memories of my grandfather.

This is my entry for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed Cinema.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Sepia

 
If you know me just a bit (and I mean, you just have to scroll down a bit on my blog), you know that I´m not a person who likes to make art tone in tone, especially in sepia and other browns ... so this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Sepia" really was a challenge for me. I started with a collage of old book pages and sheet music, then used gesso and brown distress ink and finished with rubber stamps from Ranger/Dina Wakley and a bit of gesso again. Can´t wait to use colours again next time!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Coffee

 
When I was young, I didn´t like coffee but preferred tea. It took me many years to find out that I just didn´t like coffee with milk but loved it without. And when I moved to a region with bad water, I gave up making Darjeeling (because it doesn´t work right here) and became a coffee person. 

For a coffee themed ATC swap, I started with the ATC above and liked it a lot, but then it was hard to make some others to go with it. I´m happy with my result now, but the first ATC is still my favourite. Unfortunately the scanner took a bit of her rosy cheeks and lips ...

Sunday, January 16, 2022

City of Stars


Most of us have seen "LaLaLand", I think, and while I don´t remember the story, what has been in my head for quite a while is the wonderful song "City of Stars" - so I´ve used it as the inspiration for my card for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Stars". 

I´ve used stamps from VivaLasVegas, Visible Image, Paper Artsy, Ranger, Nellie´s Choice and Stampers Anonymous for this card.

Sunday, January 09, 2022

Melancholy

 
I haven´t made a digital collage for a long time, but today I´ve been in the mood to grab the G+T kit Down to Earth and start playing again. It felt a bit strange, but I like the result.

Tea Party

 

When you hear this week´s theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge "Tea Party", your first idea will be "Oh, Alice!!", and so I´ve made an Alice´s Tea Party card of course ... 

Sunday, January 02, 2022

Jack Frost

 
Jack Frost is the name of this card I´ve made for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Frost". I´ve used rubber stamps from PaperArtsy/Lynne Perrella and Oxford Impressions - and Glitter embossing powder. As you can´t see it on the scan, I´ve also made a photo to show the glitter.

Usually, the first night of the year is one of the coldest, but this year we´ve had 13 degrees, and it was even warm enough to spend New Year´s Eve on the balcony!