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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

three-muses-challenge: time piece

the three muses ask for a time piece - here the time is "at first cock-crow"...
the ghosts are from scrapbookgraphics: oogieboogieofthenight

as the ghosts go back into their quiet graves, the halloween month comes here to an end.
from tomorrow until sunday i will go to a stamping retreat and i will be happy to finally find time to create with my hands again... the computer prevailed recently, simply because it takes less effort to sit and click (and interrupt at any time without cleaning the table for dinner...). but actually i LOVE cut and paste and will enjoy my 4-days hiatus here and come together with like-minded art creating people. hope to see you on monday!

mit diesem stück ("mit dem ersten hahnenschrei müssen die geister in ihre ruhigen gräber zurück") geht der halloweenmonat zu ende. ich hab zwar mit "halloween" als "feiertag" nix am hut, aber die gruselmotive finde ich einfach so herrlich zum ausleben meiner dunklen seite;)
von morgen bis sonntag werde ich weg sein auf einem stempeltreff, wie fast jedes jahr an allerheiligen. mit gleichgesinnten ist das immer schön, da braucht man nicht lang was erklären, die haben den selben vogel wie man selbst;)
ich freu mich drauf, wieder mal richtig mit den händen zu werkeln (und den ganzen plunder liegenlassen zu können), denn das ist eigentlich viel befriedigender als digital... und in letzter zeit stand halt einfach der pc im vordergrund, denn wenn zeit & energie knapp sind, lässt es sich halt schneller einschalten, klicken, unterbrechen... man muss nicht immer sachen herräumen (im ganzen haus suchen) und zum essen den tisch freiräumen...
dann bis montag!

Monday, October 29, 2012

take-a-word: wings

this challenge came right in time: i had just ordered stuff from deviantscrap.com:
skullduggery brushes from cryztal rain & a set of halloween papers. seemed to me being perfect for this theme, the "album cover" with the winged skull somehow created itself;)
dieses thema kam mir gerade recht: ich hab grade erst eine bestellung bei deviantscrap.com gemacht: das hintergrundpapier und der geflügelte totenkopf (von cryztal rain) schienen mir perfekt für ein "album cover", das sich praktisch von selbst machte;)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

schnee im oktober....

gibts statistisch ca alle 30 jahre. nun war es also wieder mal so weit...
statistically we have snow in october about every 3 decades...

3 days ago...

this morning...

SPA: black-orange-green-purple

card with the classical halloween colors:
in den klassischen halloweenfarben schwarz-orange-grün-lila sollte die karte der SPA herausforderung diesmal sein ... der hintergrund (gestaucht) und der skelettstempel (slightly sinister von cryztal rain) sind von deviantscrap.com (farblich verändert), der text ist geschrieben mit dem font blood of dracula und der 31. oktober-stempel ist von mir.

Friday, October 26, 2012

amanita muscaria

ich war im wald letzte woche... ein sensationelles schwammerljahr, und fliegenpilze in massen. konnte gar nicht mehr aufhören zu fotografieren...
(font: cramps; stempel selbstgemacht)
last week i was looking for mushrooms in the forest... lots and lots of fly amanitas, i couldn´t stop taking pictures... (font: cramps; brush selfcreated)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

three muses challenge: something wicked...


you might be familiar with the antikamnia calendar motifs meanwhile;)
here i have another one:
this time i took a blue/yellow tinted (& scanned) ledger as a background.
various brushes stamped on, most of them made by myself.

Monday, October 22, 2012

take-a-word: roses

one of my favorite grateful dead songs:
Annie laid her head down in the roses.
She had ribbons, ribbons, ribbons, in her long brown hair.
I don't know, maybe it was the roses,
All I know I could not leave her there.

I don't know, it must have been the roses,
The roses or the ribbons in her long brown hair.
I don't know, maybe it was the roses,
All I know I could not leave her there.

Ten years the waves roll the ships home from the sea,
Thinkin' well how it may blow in all good company,
If I tell another what your own lips told to me,
Let me lay 'neath the roses, till my eyes no longer see.

I don't know, it must have been the roses,
The roses or the ribbons in her long brown hair.
I don't know, maybe it was the roses,
All I know I could not leave her there.

One pane of glass in the window,
No one is complaining, no, come in and shut the door,
Faded is the crimson from the ribbons that she wore,
And it's strange how no one comes round any more.

I don't know, it must have been the roses,
The roses or the ribbons in her long brown hair.
I don't know, maybe it was the roses,
All I know I could not leave her there.

Annie laid her head down in the roses.
She had ribbons, ribbons, ribbons, in her long brown hair.
I don't know, maybe it was the roses,
All I know I could not leave her there.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

SPA: retro halloween

another antikamnia calendar page:

for SPA, with lots of brushes, most of them selfmade

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

three-muses-challenge: vintage

vintage meets halloween...

i really love these old antikamnia calendars of the late 19th century - and placing a sheet of them on an old tinted ledger is double vintage, isn´t it;)
i layered it with various brushes made by myself.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

SPA: raven / take-a-word: poster

be afraid... be very afraid...
when on oct 31th the movie ravenclaw will be released -
see the poster announcement here. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

the three muses: the sea

the photo from the sea is layered with a ttv-texture from flickr; quote googled and some selfmade brushes added

Monday, October 08, 2012

take a word: balloons


on the swedish national day on june 6th i was in stockholm this year and photographed these balloons in the swedish colors...
background: tinted ledger; brushes selfmade; "post card" layer: shadowhouse creations

Saturday, October 06, 2012

SPA: by the light of the full moon

base for this postcard was a scan from an old children´s book.
i added a clip art witch, created tape brushes and typed the words onto them, giving them some shadow. a ttv-texture (free from flickr) laid over, done.
grundlage für diese postkarte war ein scan aus einem uralten kinderbuch. eine clipart hexe draufkopiert, tape brushes gemacht und in grün gestempelt, mit dem text + schatten versehen, eine ttv-textur (frei bei flickr) drübergelegt, fertig!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

the three muses: journal page with quote

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.


on pantomusicals.uk i found a poster with this dracula and some bats, which i edited and also took as a base for the faux postage.
the background of the journal page is sprayed and stamped.
find the other contributions for the three muses here.

Monday, October 01, 2012

take a word: manuscript

it is obvious: the month of halloween has begun...
the manuscript for this piece is a piece of old ledger, which i dyed and added splashes of red color.
i scanned it, added a silhouette photo (internet), text (font: blood of dracula) and selfmade brushes.