Montag, 27. Dezember 2010

The last pages for scrap à la fraise' "livre altere"

These are the very last pages made for scrap à la fraise' project "livre altere". I am very proud to present them - maybe I'm the only one who DID finish the book.

This page is totally inspired by Donna Downeys "inspiration wednesday". I love to check her site for new ideas. I used some real tags with texture to make the background. Great fun!
" There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in..."

This spread is made with a background à la Tam at Willowing ,where I joined a free workshop this autumn. A lot of colouring and a LOT OF "brayering"... can't understand how I could survive without a brayer before I started using it!
I tried the "drippage" with my glazes - maybe just a little bit too glossy... The text is made out of my sons keybord - he got a new one from Santa and I just could NOT throw it away.
" WELCOME 2011 "

So here I am welcoming year 2011, looking forward to a new project - another altered book.
Jaine will start the first of january and everybody can join us. Please check her blog for further information.
So, now I will finish the cover on my book. Any ideas out there?

Take care!


Sonntag, 26. Dezember 2010

Some deco christmas -10

...the stuffed ones ...

... the welcoming at the door...

... the very discussed decoration - ugly or nice?...
.....special, maybe...

I wish you all a lovely last week of 2010!


Dienstag, 21. Dezember 2010

the shortest day

And so the shortest day came, and the year died
And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world
Came people singing, dancing,
To drive the dark away.
They lighted candles in the winter trees;
They hung their homes with evergreen;
They burned beseeching fires all night long
To keep the year alive.
And when the new year's sunshine blazed awake
They shouted, revelling.
Through all the frosty ages you can hear them
Echoing behind us - listen!
All the long echoes, sing the same delight,
This Shortest Day,
As promise wakens in the sleeping land:
They carol, feast, give thanks,
And dearly love their friends,
And hope for peace.
And now so do we, here, now,
This year and every year.
Welcome Yule!

--"The Shortest Day," written by Susan Cooper for The Christmas Revels

Donnerstag, 16. Dezember 2010

"Snowflakes" for wednesdaystampers

The next parcel goes to Denmark. The christmas cards are painted with acrylics. The background is stamped with a stamp from Panduro aswell as the text " god jul" = " merry christmas". The stamps for the tags are from Stampotique and Crafty individuals.
I decorated the cards with some snowflakestickers and I hope that will be enough to join wednesdaystampers challenge "snowflakes".

Beautiful snowflakes outside aswell...


Montag, 13. Dezember 2010

Gift wrapping .

The first gift wrapped and ready for shipping goes to my parents in Sweden...


Mittwoch, 8. Dezember 2010

snowfall in Luxembourg the 8th of dec 2010

This table was clear of snow at 16.00.
At 18.30 it was like this and the snow caused sevear problems for all cardrivers in Lux.
Love the snow, but please keep the roads clear!

consigne 21 for scrap a la fraise "fabric"

Jaine wanted us to do a page with fabric and my mind got stuck... couldn't think of anything with fabric!

BUT this evening I got stuck in the basement ( ...meeting called of because of weather conditions...) and sitting there I was waiting for our daughter to get home. She was stuck in town and the trafic didn't move at all.
SO I made this page for her - the image might be a bit dramatic , but I like the colours.

BUT she still isn't home...
it will be a looooong night waiting...

Wish you all a good night!


Mittwoch, 1. Dezember 2010

"heavenly creatures" for wednesdaystampers

This is my entry for wednesdaystampers theme "heavenly creatures".

... ever heard of Mamma Muh, the cow who doesn't accept to be ONLY a cow?
" I don't want to chew and stare all the time, only because I'm a cow", she says.

I always loved the stories, and the pictures in these childrenbooks are amazing.
So, for me , my heavenly creature this week is a cow dancing ballett - refusing to give up, always trying new things ( like biking, skating, swimming...),exploring, not accepting that there are things a cow normally doesn't do or like.

I made the background with stamps ( Kesi art, Laundry Line) , Neocolors and acrylics.
The wings for my heavenly creature were made with the cuttlebug (Tim Holtz' heart). The crown/hat/flower was pimped with some bling and the words down to the left is a rubb-on 100% fille = 100% girl.

Love my cow!