Sonntag, 24. August 2008

Gothic Arches - Black, white and a hint of red

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 :))

I could go on all night - but - just seven ;)

Donnerstag, 21. August 2008

This thursday - blings the thing

Here is my entry for this weeks challenge. I had great fun on this one - too bad you can't see it on the screen - her hair and the bottles are colored with Twinklings - more bling :))

Blog Candy!

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...

I'd love to hear from you!


Dienstag, 19. August 2008

another painting...

...I'm still working on it - It's probably going to take me a year or so to finish, so I'll just show a little work in progress...

Arty Girlz - Shapes

This is my entry for this weeks challenge at Arty Girlz. The theme is add shapes to your creation.

Back to painting

For over two years I have been absolutley unable to paint - so I just kind of stuck to the mixed media - stamping thing. I drives me crazy not beeing able to create...

But two days ago I read a post on Pilar Pollocks blog and it encouraged me to start painting again - and mostly it encouraged me not to be so hard on myself ;))

This is the first paintig, it's 70 x 50cm. There are three more in progress... Thank you Pilar for helping me untie that knot!

Freitag, 15. August 2008


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Mittwoch, 13. August 2008

Arty Girlz - No patterned paper

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*) :))

Freitag, 8. August 2008

Hermine's Background

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? :))

Tgif - earth colors

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 :))

Make a Moo or two - school

Here is my entry for this weeks challenge, I really enjoy working on moos - maybe someday I will dare to go even smaller and try inchies ;))
Stamps are by Nara Studio

Donnerstag, 7. August 2008

Arty Girlz - Vintage

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.

Dienstag, 5. August 2008

Layers of color

This weeks theme on Layers of Color is Children. This is my first time participating - I couldn't resist for this is one of my favourite themes :))

And this is my entry - The quote is in german and translated it would be something like:

There are three things that remained from paradise: the stars of the night, the flowers of day and children's eyes.

Montag, 4. August 2008

TMTA - turquoise

It's actually a color I like very much - I just don't seem to use it too often. Somehow it looks more like a shade of green on the screen, but I'd say it's turquoise in daylight... ;)
Would anyone like to swap any of my latest ATCs?

Sonntag, 3. August 2008

Gothic Arches - Shades of white

My entry for this week at the GA challenge blog

Samstag, 2. August 2008

tgif - numbers

Enjoying the simple things I made this simple ATC for this weeks challenge on Tgif :)) Stamps by Nara Studio and Time to Stamp.