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Friday, October 28, 2011

PAF - oct 28th - 30th & a little break

for PAF i could´t decide which alteration of my seed photo i liked better...


my next post won´t be before middle of next week... i´m away for a stamping retreat for a few days with some members of the munich stamping group. i will ink, stamp, cut & glue and mess around to my heart´s delight... no pc, only working with my hands - i plan to make some journal pages and scrapsquares, which i neglected a bit recently...

so i´m in great anticipation and hope you will have a great week, too!

bis mitte nächster woche verabschiede ich mich mal aus blogland... ich fahre mit ein paar anderen mitgliedern unserer münchner stempelgruppe auf einen stempeltreff in ein hotel im voralpenland... das ist immer eins meiner highlights des jahres - kein pc, aber die stempel qualmen lassen, nach herzenslust schneiden und kleben, alles liegen lassen können - beste verpflegung, kurze nächte... möchte ein paar journalseiten machen mit meinen file foldern, die ich im sommer besprüht habe, auch scrapsquares habe ich in letzter zeit kaum gemacht... bin voller vorfreude und hoffe, auch ihr habt eine schöne woche!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

remember...

all saints´ and all souls´ day approaching...

this week´s texture tuesday asks for at least 2 textures from kim (i used andThenSome, inked, and magic) - crazy amigos´ theme is remember (font old london) and the three muses want to see wings.
the foto is from a trip to freising´s graveyard in august.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

black cat...



for take a word "black and white" (mostly) & 4x4 friday "black cats"

SPA: bats

it is after midnight, and i´m posting my new contribution for SPA: I’m Dracula.
I’m undead.
You can run, but you can’t hide any more, ‘cause I’m casting my curse!
I’m Dracula.
I’m evil.
And I never do a thing that’s bad if I can do it worse.

these are lyrics from a theatre/musical performance from pantomusicals.uk, where i also found the poster with the bats. i layered it with a texture from shadowhouse creations (black magick) and used the font cramps.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

kleines mitbringsel...

auf die schnelle musste für heute abend ein kleines mitbringsel her...
hab das zitronenfoto mit nancy donaldsons encaustic textur gelayert...

eine flasche zitronenessig besorgt...

und das grußkärtchen mit einem clipiola am band festgeklipst


Friday, October 21, 2011

PAF - oct 21th - 23rd




this time i took a photo from the internet and layered it with a free texture from flickr.

find the other contributions here.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

textures from nancy donaldson

nancy donaldson again provided some textures to play with... so far i enjoyed making the following samples, (click to enlarge):





all these are made in a similar way: using the photo, texture(s) from nancy + scan from a botanical book.


if interested, you can find my "recipes" below:


original photo cropped a little
texture 2 from nancy donaldson (crackle structure) at blending mode soft light 100% - layer mask to erase the seed
scanned image (from a botanical book) layered with blending mode darken + adjustment layer to make it more black
frame from shadowhousecreations (black vintage mask) set at multiply
text added with fonts mythbusters + pea terri cherie
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nancy donaldson texture 2c at blending mode darker color 100%
nancy donaldson texture 2b at blending mode soft light 50%
copy of all, soft light, 22%
scanned image of a raspberry (botanical book) at blending mode divide, 100%
text: fonts second breakfast + fine hand
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layer from background, soft light 60%
nancy donaldson texture 2a, blending mode exclusion 100%
again texture 2a, blending mode linear burn 70%
scanned image of corn (botanical book), darker color 100%
flickr ttv-frame multiply 100%

Sunday, October 16, 2011

take a word: childhood

i found this postcard on a flea market a while ago. the backside tells me the photo was taken by aglaia risch, 1984 in belgium. i started a google research, but could not find out more about this photographer...

background by cosmo cricket, clover stamps by carina gardner, tape tizzape, font pie sugar noodles.

find the other participants of take-a-word here.

vor einiger zeit fand ich diese postkarte auf einem flohmarkt. auf der rückseite steht, das foto stamme von aglaia risch, brüssel 1984. leider konnte ich durch googeln nicht wirklich mehr über die fotografin erfahren...

Saturday, October 15, 2011

SPA: haunted house

bei der herausforderung von SPA geht es diese woche um spukhäuser... na denn...

Friday, October 14, 2011

PAF - oct 14th - 16 th



can there be a more precious gold than the one nature provides these days?

for the new showcase at PAF i used bonnie´s grunge-surprise-texture, one free ttv frame from flickr (photo partly erased via layer mask) and font is the blue cabin.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

texture from nancy donaldson

last week nancy donaldson provided an encaustic looking texture for use in photo editing. i instantly fell in love with this and finally found the time to play on some of my pics... it is so addicting!!
thank you so much, nancy - and i hope you enjoy these altered photos...




(sorry, i forgot to record all the steps and only saved it as jpgs...)

Monday, October 10, 2011

texture tuesday: red

there are still raspberries in the forest... i layered this picture with 2x kk_word and one layer of kim´s canvasblackmagic texture. the textures over the berries were erased via layer masks. please check out the other contributions of texture tuesday here.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

take a word: blackbird

the upcoming theme for take-a-word is blackbirds... so i made this storyboard with photos of the magpie my cat killed recently. positioned some bodyparts on spray painted backgrouds and arranged the squares digitally.
(the biologist in me knows that magpies belong to the bird-family of corvidae, but the "real" blackbirds are turdidae. but both are in the order of passeriformes... so far about things you did not want to know *g*)
diese bildersammlung habe ich gemacht mit fotos der toten elster (als model auf gesprayten hintergründen), die mein kater letztens gefangen hatte. die kommende woche geht es bei take-a-word zwar um "blackbirds", genaugenommen also amseln... aber das schert ja wohl keinen. nur die biologin in mir muss hier ein bisschen korinthenkacken, denn während amseln zur familie der drosseln gehören, sind elstern rabenvögel - allerdings gehören beide zur ordnung der sperlingsvögel. was ihr noch nie wissen wolltet *g*...

Thursday, October 06, 2011

PAF - snail mail / freebie

i´m linking these snail photos to PAF showcase this week oct 7th - oct 9th --- take your time to visit the other contributions, great photo art there!

the first snail pic is edited with a halftone frame

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on the second one i used bonnie´s medieval magic texture. i decided to turn it into a faux postage stamp (which i often do with my pictures), adding the stencil std font.
i´d like to offer this as a freebie for you to use... just print it out in a small format and cut it with stamp scissors (fiskars f.e.). i really love to personalize my mail/art this way...


das schneckenpost-bild ist ein freebie: einfach im kleinformat ausdrucken, mit briefmarkenschere ausschneiden und als "falsche zusatzbriefmarke" verwenden

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

the 3 muses - "bottles/jars"

when i was young, caipirinha was not a theme... bacardi-cola was our drink;)

find the other entries here

Monday, October 03, 2011

texture tuesday: gratitude

laden with fruit...
for mankind, birds... plenty of it for everybody...
so "gratitude" is a perfect word for this week´s TT challenge:


on the second one i used kim klassen´s scribblecircle brush, tried out halftone frames (thanks for the links, kaylene!); font is artistamp medium, ttv frame from flickr

altweibersommer

seed (of a thistle, i think) caught in a spiderweb

new texture from kim klassen: "word"

font: pea amy g

frame is a freebie from free digital scrapbooking.com

das hoch "sepideh" (ein weiblicher persischer vorname, den ich bisher auch noch nie gehört hatte) beschert uns dieser tage den denkbar schönsten altweibersommer. allmählich hat es sich wohl herumgesprochen, dass dieser terminus nichts mit alten weibern zu tun hat, sondern vom althochdeutschen "weiben" (= weben, von spinnennetzen) abgeleitet ist.
noch sind viele blätter grün, aber jetzt geht es dann ratz-fatz... und ich erwarte (hoffentlich morgen...) das eintreffen meiner neuen fotokamera... die hab ich mir verdient;)
there is no exact equivalent to the german term "altweibersommer". it translates literally "old ladies´ summer", but actually it is deriven from "weiben" = "weben" in modern german, which refers to spiders´ webs. it comes closely to the "indian summer", which actually is a bit later and is associated with the colorful autumn leaves. well, we have the sunniest weather here, i could take photographs from morning to night (and i hope tomorrow will come my new camera...).

take a word: wall

even walls are not forever...

this photo is layered with 4 textures: 2 cyanotypes from jessica sprague, one ttv from flickr and ugglove from kim klassen. font: pea devon caps + drop shadow