Endlich wieder mal eine Challenge geschafft!! Wir sind immer noch fleissig am renovieren und ich komme zu gar nichts :( Da mein Werkelzimmer nicht isoliert ist und die Heizung noch nicht angeschlossen ist ist es auch nicht sonderlich gemütlich hier. Nach dem grauen Tag draussen und der Kälte drinnen hab ich mal wieder etwas Farbe gebraucht ;)
Ok, I really like to look at black and white combinations but I am so bad at creatig them - To me my pieces always look too naked *sigh* So I decided to make a miniature gothic arch for this challenge. Just some time ago I finished John Irving's "Until I find you"... so now you know where the inspiration came from *lol* Not quite as thrilling as some of his other novels but still worth reading...
I got this wonderful award from Willy. Thank you so much! :)) So the thing about this award is that you have to nominate seven blogs with their blog links, email them and post this award on your blog with the link going back to the person who awards you.
Now nominating just seven blogs is quite a challenge because there are so many blogs I love to visit...
My first nomination is Sija - although I'm almost sure that she has gotten the award several times already :))
Hello to everyone visiting my blog! I've got a little thank you for all of you who stop by and leave such wonderful, encouraging comments. Winter is coming closer and it's time to think about christmas cards - well it is if you are as slow as I am... :)) My bolg candy is a sheet of rubber stamps by Nara Studio. All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog and a link in your blog until September 12th and I will draw the lucky winner of the sheet, and then, there are still 3 single stamps to give away...
When I make backgrounds without patterned paper I usually use Distress Inks. I love the color palette and how the inks blend so well using just a sponge to apply. This is my card for this weeks challenge
(someday I'll find out how to get things into the scanner straight... *sigh*) :))
This is for a challenge at Hermines Place She made this beautiful background to download and create something... I have to tell you - this was a tough one! After adhering the backgound to my card it already looked finished :)) It's so beautiful! It took me a while to figure out what to add...
One thing that has been on my mind for quite some time is how the people on those cute vintage pictures would feel if they could see the artwork done with their pictures now.... surley they must be very very very old or they just missed it... What would they think about party hats,butterfly wings ect.? Some might be delighted others might just say: Why me? :))
This week on Tgif the theme is earth colors. I used an image off a collage sheet by Lisa's Altered Art - take a look at the wonderful images. The quote on this ATC is the first thing that came to my mind seeing the faces of these little ones :))
Arty Girlz want to see vintage this week. This is my entry. It's not really visible on the screen, but some details are highlighted with Perfect Pearls. And I used real vintage mother-of-pearl buttons and some very old lace.
Now I'm going huge! I love this piece but it was quite a struggle because of its size - it's hard to make it look interesting and at the same time not overloading. The box with the boys is an empty cigar box - so you can imagine the size of the entire thing. The very first piece I acctually sold :))
We finally moved into our new "old" house! There is still alot to fix and "rebuild" but I just cannot do without a little artwork ;) So I started off with something very little because everything was still crowded with boxes and bags.
Diese nette Auszeichnung habe ich von Katrin bekommen :)) Vielen lieben Dank dafür! Nun ist es an mir die Auszeichnung an 10 weitere Blogger weiterzugeben... Wahrscheinlich haben die meisten MEINER Favoriten sie schon erhalten - aber doppelt genäht hält besser ;) Hier die Blogs die ich mir immer wieder gerne anschaue: FatmaIlonkaIlonaAlexPetraApolloxHermineReinSarayGaby YOU MAKE MY DAY! :)
This was alot of fun to make - although very messy... ;) I painted a piece of glass with acrylic colors and scratched away some parts after it was dry. The pictures are glued to the back side (I used some of Rein's freebies - THANK YOU!) Then I stamped the glass with StazOn and used some Distress Embossing Powder for the edges. Stamp by Nara Studio.
Here is my first entry for the mixed media monday challenge. It's already wednesday - ;) I had a hard time with this one because it is HUGE (compared to the things I usually work on...) It used to be a cabinet door. It's very old so I thought it would be perfect for the theme "time" The old lock is still in it's place... makes me wonder what secrets it once contained...