Samstag, 29. Januar 2011

My inky background for wednesdaystampers

Thank you all for your best wishes regarding my arm/shoulder. It is much better, thank you!

But of course, that ment more work again, so I had to wait until today to join this lovely challenge...

At the wednesdaystampers this weeks' theme is "inky backgrounds".
I used some homemade stencils and inked the background with stamp pads.
The stamps are all from Stampotique.

Hope you like it!


Prompt 3 altered book

Our "prompt 3" is to make a "window" in one page.
Here I coloured the pages with neocolors (again) and decorated them with my favorite embellishments. The window is made like an arch and the wire is glued between page 3 and 4 to allow beads on the wire.

Sonntag, 23. Januar 2011

Challenge janvier pour "le jardin du mixed media"

This is my entry to challenge janvier 2011 at "le-jardin-du mixed-media". I have used acrylics and stamps from Kesi Art (fr).


Mittwoch, 19. Januar 2011

My TAG for wednesdaystampers

This is NOT easy! I can only use my left arm, as I have an inflammation in my right shoulder. My youngest daughter had to help me to put this tag together - I was lucky to have her at home...

I made the tag out of a canvas and coloured it with neocolors and acrylics. To get more texture I added old, english bookpaper with some nice words.
The stamps used are from Cherry Pie Art Stamps.
As I have to stay inside another 3 days, unable to do almost anything I have a LOT OF time to think and that is why I chose these stamps;

"thoughts, choose the good ones..."


Dienstag, 18. Januar 2011

"Light" prompt 2 2011

We are already up to prompt nr 2 in our altered book. The prompt this time is light and this is my page. I have used my beloved neocolors as a background and stamps by Tim Holtz etc. The tree is painted free hand.
In order to make the stamping sharper , I first stamped on tissue paper with staz-on and pasted it into my book.

Sonntag, 16. Januar 2011

"music" for wednesdaystampers

This week at the wednesdaystampers, the theme is music.
SOOO many possibilities!
I chose to use my ticket from last friday at the philharmony, and make it into a tag. I covered it with gesso, painted it with watercolours and stamped with stamps from the french "tamponmaniak". The image is Tchaikovsky and to make him look a little bit happy - I gave him a little party hat. It was his music we heard last friday and it was really a stunning evening - the crescendo in the end did it all!
Who says classical music has to be boring...

Great fun! Lena

Donnerstag, 13. Januar 2011

January -11 GPP street team, crusade 47 "it's a wrap"

A new year, new thoughts and new inspiration...

At GPP street team, Michelle Ward has put up the crusade no 47 and would like to see some creations made out of wraps from christmas.

In january I'm almost tired of all the colours and impressions from christmas. So, as I joined the crusade, I had to use "simple" colours and I was lucky to find some silk- and brown paper in my collection. Everything used is recycled stuff from this and last christmas. I have so many wonderful papers and tags left, but of course, I couldn't use all of them.

I tried to keep the pages simple as possible and let the silence speek. My favorite is the first page (obvious!).

Sonntag, 9. Januar 2011

My BIG dream for WS

Hello again and happy 2011!

This is my contribution to wednesdaystampers theme "dream big".
My big dream this january is to get smaller instead of big. After a week of healthy food, I can already feel a difference, so now it's quit easy to continue.

My page should show how heavy I feel compared to others
I used stamps from hero art, stampers anonymous, hampton art and stampotique.
The background is made with cake paper and acrylics.

Hope you all like it!


Mittwoch, 5. Januar 2011

Altered book à la Jaine. Prompt 1 - white.

This is my first page in my art journal 2011. Jaine started our altered book project on her blog the 1st of january.

When christmas is over I almost enjoy the calm elegance of white. It brings peace to my soul even though I love christmas with its warm colours.

If some of you would like to join the prompts you are very welcome to do so - just go to Jaines blog and check it out. Everybody is welcome .
See you there!