Wednesday, January 17, 2018

What is DADA?

I think it´s a great rule of thumb, that for Christmas, you should pick gifts that you´d like to receive yourself. I´ve found a lovely and rare Dada rubber stamp that I gave to my sister, but I´ve made a few prints on ATC backgrounds before I wrapped it ... and this month, I´ve been finally able to finish these ATCs, adding other rubber stamps (all from Heindesign), stencils, and images (some Tim Holtz people for the ATCs above and a tape transfer of an Yves Tanguy photo below.

If you want to know more about Dada, you can find info and more art on my blog here and here.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Finding my Way

New years often bring new challenges, and finding your way in a world that is different from the one you´ve known before is one of the biggest challenges life can give you. I´ve started a new job after 23 years in my old one, and so everything has changed for me. I don´t have much time left for my creative hobbies right now, but I hope that I´ll be able to post more often when things have settled a bit ...
So my card for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Add a Tag" really tells you something about my everyday life - wish me luck!
(I´ve used rubber stamps from Hero Art, VLVS, Carabelle, Joggles, and Nick Bantock here.)

Monday, January 01, 2018

Winterland

I´m wishing all my blog visitors a healthy and creative new year! Mischief Circus is going to kick off 2018 with a lovely Monthly Mischief collection, and I´ve made a few collages with Beth´s Songbirdy parts of it, called Winterland Papers, Winterland Elements, and Winter Beauties.


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Create

As this year is coming to an end - what are your new year´s resolutions? As always, mine are to find more time to create art regularly and to learn new techniques. So here´s my card for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Create, Creativity, Creation", made with several stamps from Red Lead (and a lady I don´t know the source of).

Sunday, December 24, 2017

All is Calm

This week, there´s no theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge, so you can upload any 4 x 6 postcard. I´m wishing you happy holidays with this card using rubber stamps from Tim Holtz, Hero Arts and Oxford Impressions.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Simple Holiday Cards - Quick and Easy

As the mail services seem to work very slowly lately, it´s time to send my international mail now, and not much time left before all other cards have to be in the mail, too. As always, I´ve made all my cards different, but many of them are really simple - not because I´m lazy but because I really like them to be that way ...
For my first three cards, I´ve used craft paper cards.

 The next two cards use stencils in different ways:

And yes, I´ve also made cards with German texts :-)) The first one also uses a stencil and some spray ink:


I hope that looking at these gave you a few ideas for your own cards this year!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Not a Wonderland

When I was in Berlin two week´s ago, I´ve taken lots of photos of Street Art, especially at the East Side Gallery and the Hackesche Höfe, where I´ve found this great word art. For my digital collage above, I´ve combined it with a few elements from Holliewood Studios at MischiefCircus.com.

Merry Christmas, says Santa

Sometimes the simple design is the best, especially when it comes to Holiday cards. This card combines just a few colours typical for Christmas (green and red) and only two rubber stamps from Penny Black and 100 Proof Press.
It´s my entry for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Santa".