27. Dezember 2007

Torso for Jewellery



I have painted and stamped this torso as a gift for Stefanie in her secret santa sister package. I hope she will put some necklaces on it.

ATC Pocket Quilts




These are ATC pocket quilts. You can change the ATC in the pocket as you like it. These three are made for my secret santa sister gifts.

Seashell Brooches and Gift Embellishments


I have made some brooches and gifts embellishment from seashells. I have added little round old pictures, pearls and little semi-precious stones like the oval garnet on the upper brooches at the right side.

14. Dezember 2007

Refrigeratormagnet


These three magnetpins are for Diana. One is made from a shell found at the northern seaside. I have made some similar shell brooches for wearing and for decorating gifts.

11. Dezember 2007

10. Dezember 2007

Renaissance Icicle Dolls


I have sewed a series of renaissance icicle dolls. They look so great all together that I like to show you them. They will go out as Xmas gifts for friends. And I will make some similar for the icicle doll swap from Belinda.

Secret Santa Sister




These are the wrapped gifts for three members of the Künstlerdecos group for the "Secret Santa Sister Swap". A lot of handmade things that I will show after the 24th of december plus things for inspiration and materials for creating...

25. November 2007

Skinny Alphabet Book: Z for "zest of life"


A fabric page for my Skinny Alphabet Book for the letter Z. All images are stamped on fabric.

18. November 2007

Fancy Scrap Crow Mobile Pocket


I have seen scrap crow dolls in the latest issue of "Cloth Paper Scissors". Yesterday I made a mobile pocket for Stefanie in the same style. Now I have to let this crow fly away :-(
And thank you to Johanna and Gisele - for the information about this fantastic and inspiring magazine.

Icicle & Dotee Dolls


Great fun to sew and embellish such little fabric doll hangers !

17. November 2007

Metal Craft Brooche


This a brooche also for a Künstlerdecos group swap. I have stamped a piece of brass foil and embossed the lines of this house motif with a knitting needle. Then I have coloured the embossed house with black acryl. Above this brass house I have put copper net and some metal embellishment. The background is cardboard with black felt on it.

Little Girls ATCs




These ATCs are for the Künstlerdeco group. They were made on three different days: "orange day", "pesto day" and "walnut brown with mica day".

Numbers ATCs



Two ATCs for a "numbers or letters ATC" swap. I made two ATC with letters, too, but I was disappointed about the results and started again. Maybe I like numbers more than letters.

12. November 2007

Skinny Alphabet Book: X for "X-Pression"


The challenge for the X page was to embellish the letter X and just to use the X. I have taken a digital collage from a magazine because it has a very strong expression - another good reason for arting ! I have added some stamping and my decorated X.

Skinny Alphabet Book: F for "Fantasy"


Black & White with a Smidgen of Color. That was the challenge for F. "Fantasy" is a good reason for arting, isn't it ? And can you remember how it was to be a child living and learning in your own world of fantasies ?

Skinny Alphabet Book: T for "Tactile"


The skinny book challenge was using either tissue paper or paper dinner napkins for the letter T. I have used tissue paper, gel medium and acryl for the background. I like the feeling of textures and different materials. This kind of sense is a very important reason for arting for me. That's why I have chosen the word "tactile".

1. November 2007

ATCs with gold leaf



Two ATCs for Ute with gold leaf.

27. Oktober 2007

Sewing...

I am in the mood for sewing. Here are some finished little things : hearts with wings for chrismas decoration, the cats are nice-smelling for the wardrobe and two little bags for everything. There are only 58 days until chrismas, so it's time for making presents...

Sewing Box in swedish "Blekinge" Style

I have found this sewing box at a swedish flea market and restorated it. The colour scheme is from traditional used colours in "Blekinge", which is a state in the south of Sweden where I often spend my vacation. I hope my mother-in-law will like the sewing box, it's her birthday present.

26. Oktober 2007

Skinny Alphabet Book : C for "Curiosity"


For the C page the task was to use a resist technique for the background. Do you know the feeling of curiosity ? Isn't it like dancing pirouettes because of anticipation...

Skinny Alphabet Book : P for "Passion"


This is the P page for my "reasons for arting" skinny alphabet book.
The text says : "What you do is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it."

Fish & Bird ATCs









All these ATCs were made for swaps via Künstlerdecos group.

6. Oktober 2007

Skinny Alphabet Book : S like "Secrets"


Creating a bookpage using any every day paperwork you have laying around for the letter "S" book page. I have used a paper for a cake plate as stencil to hide the secret picture in the background and as corner embellishment.
I like art with secrets or hidden meanings, so "secrets" are a very good reason for arting (the theme of my alphabet book).

5. Oktober 2007

Some ATCs




Some of the ATCs I had made in vacation after the Stempelmekka. The backgrounds are done with the gesso technique shown by Louise Kolker from Art Journey.

Skinny Alphabet Book : Letter H like "Heart"


One week later I have finished the bookpage for the Skinny Alphabet Book for the letter H. It's a project of the Paper Traders, every week a book page with a special technique. Last week the use of a dictionary definition from a word starting with H for the H book page.
The theme of my alphabet book is "reasons for arting", so I have started with "HEART". I love this painting of a young woman sitting near a window where the light is falling inside. Smooth like the light is shining on her, art is coming from the heart.

28. September 2007

Tag ATCs






These are some ATCs with tags for a swap via Künstlerdecos group. I made more but the scans are not so good. The idea with the double motif came from Wendy Anderson. The tags are formica chips.

6. September 2007

Altered Cabinet Card Box


I made this picture box with an altered cabinet card hanging in the middle for a swap of Künstlerdecos group some weeks ago. Today Diana received it and so I can show you the box now. I have seen something like that in a Somerset Studio magazine and since then I wanted to hang a photo in a box.

29. Juli 2007

Nature Forms Postcards







These are altered postcards for a swap of the Paper Traders. I transfered Ernst Haeckel pictures on hundred years old postcards adressed to the "Naturhistorisches Institut Linnea, Berlin" (a naturhistorical institute of my hometown). The transfer comes out perfect, I 'm very happy with the results. I have done the transfer with ink jet prints on transparencies applying isopropylalcohol as transfer medium. All colours are transfered ! Before I made some experiments with different transfer mediums and with the solvent the results are the best.