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left page: translates "her look was inscrutable"; orange Background stamping with motif from judi kauffman (red Castle);
right page: get more info on the nebra sky disk from Wikipedia, if interested. there are various interpretations about it. my text translates: "like a smiling face"; White stripes by a print from an embossing Folder with acrylic paint.
for this spread i took a page from the national geographic Magazine. i liked the mood (well, i´m happy not to be this lonesome deer in this winter landscape, grateful for my warm and cozy home). and i didn´t want to destroy the Feeling, so i kept the left page quite untouched (only washi tape, stamped with teesha moore Alpha; washi doesn´t hold stamp ink so well, so i traced the stamping over with an Overhead pen)
the Alpha on the right is from rubber Baby Buggy bumpers, the deer Skeleton is from stamp out cute.
could have been a fast and easy one - but then i ended up searching for my tissue stamped ice-cones for at least a quarter of an hour (i had borrowed this stamp recently on a retreat... i knew i had These tissues and they could not be far away, and all other things were prepared... you know, drives you nuts;))
a catalog for frozen Food was slaughtered, and the "favorite list" was printed with help from this Generator (love it!)
made with various stencils, ginkgo leaves stamped with real leaves (the black veins), capolan postal stamp selfmade, capolan Label stamp from stampington, cancellation stamp ma Vinci, bug is from a napkin
it is the second page in the spread together with this one.
the Background was gelli-printed with a spiral stencil. stamped "angel" Definition (stampinks) onto tissue and glued it on. the Kids-painted angels (stampinks) are stamped on a yellow dyed glasses-wipe.
the glassine envelope (contained Sweets some day ago) with the beautiful angel Label was given to me years ago. on the back i found the address of the munich shop it was from (worth to Google: www.li-mo.com - but this item is no longer available). fixed the envelope with a red tinted washi tape.
it is the opposite site to the fog page i previously made:
so both are about dreary weather...
for my new page i used the following stuff:
the antikamnia Picture of 1908 with the grinning Boy was laying in my box of scraps for Ages, the Silhouette of karl Valentin (a bavarian comedian) was stamped onto tissue paper; the stamp in the Journal is from chocolate baroque (it did not stamp quite well, so i decided to cover it with the Image of the Boy)
the Quote of karl Valentin (here written in bavarian) is perfect for these days:
i´m happy when it is raining, because if i´m not happy, it rains anyway.
cool attitude, isn´t it?
now a Little trick i want to share, though maybe you already know it...
(but i was asked how i get my printing on glasses wipes, which are too instable to run them through the Printer)
first i have to confess i save every Inch of ledger paper and other tinted old papers in a box. there will come a day when i Need just a tiny bit or a leftover of them... but you can´t run a Little Piece of paper through the Printer. so i do the following:
i print my Chosen text onto a sheet of normal paper (with word program);
i print it centered in the middle and not too far on the top.
after printing it i must not Change the Position of the text in the word program!!
now i choose a leftover of ledger which should be a bit larger than my text.
layer the ledger on top of the printed text.
if you like, you can control the Position by Holding the paper against a lamp (like i did here) or against the window. but actually that is only necessary if the size ledger is hardly bigger than the printed text. normally you can make it free handed.
next step is Fixing the ledger with tesa (also washi tape will do, if it is gluey enough).
it really must be secure, otherwise you will have the ledger vanishing in the Printer...
but of course make sure the printing will not be on the tape!
then you run the paper through your Printer again.
as you haven´t changed the Position of the words, it will print exactly at the same place as before.
(well, here i decided to Change the printing Color in last second for better matching to my Collage, but the Position remained the same)
and concerning the stamping on tissue, like i mentioned These days also:
a wet tracing around the Image allowes a smooth ripping;
and Bonus: the tissue is thin enough to let the stamp ink bleed through, so you can also use the Image flipped over.
i hope this was helpful.
at least i helped me to ignore the weather outside;)
it was not easy to find a matching Picture for mm&m this time (but that´s why it is called a challenge;))
i digitally erased another blossom from the medieval pic and replaced it with a poinsettia.
the glassine envelope below contains one of the legends around the plant:
the legend tells that Pepita, a poor Girl from mexico, had no present for the child in the cradle on Christmas eve in the chapel. she picked some grass beneath the way and made a Little Bouquet of them. shyly and with a few tears in her face she entered the chapel. but when she laid her present into the cradle, it suddenly turned into a Bouquet of red blossoms. everybody who could see that believed a miracle had happened in front of his eyes. and from this day on the poinsettias are called "flowers of the holy night", because they always blossom at Christmas time.
Die Legende erzählt dass
die kleine Pepita, ein armes Mädchen aus Mexiko, am Weihnachtsabend kein Geschenk
für das Jesuskind hatte, das sie ihm in die Krippe der Kapelle legen konnte.
Ratlos kniete sie sich ins Gras neben dem Weg und pflückte ein paar Gräser und
fertigte daraus einen kleinen Blumenstrauß. Verlegen und mit ein paar Tränchen
im Gesicht betrat sie die Dorfkapelle. Als sie jedoch ihr Geschenk in die
Krippe legte, wurde plötzlich aus den Gräsern ein Strauß voll roter Blüten.
Jeder, der dies sah, glaubte an ein Wunder - es geschah vor seinen Augen. Und
von diesem Tag an hießen die kräftig roten Blumen "Flores de Noche
Buena" - "Blumen der Heiligen Nacht", da sie jedes Jahr zur
and of course it also matches the ajj challenge this month
it started with a gelli print Background, which was not successful: the Journal must have had a dent and did not lay even for the print. so big parts remained White. but i turned it into an Advantage and used a napkin over it (you can see some of the swirls of the stencil through it).
[i´m sure you all know the trick how to tear napkins: make a trace with a thin wet brush and tear along it, it will run smoothly!]
then i thought about a matching Color for the bottom and found it in my stash of painted glasses-wipes. i printed the Quote (font: adolphus) onto the turquoise wipe and stamped a pair of wings (invoke arts) onto it.
the postal stamp was cancellated with a stamp from ma Vinci.
[i had thought about working in the swirls with turquoise, but i was afraid to ruin the whole look... Coward!]
stuff i used...
swirls are the theme of the three muses this week, too - but i will have another (digital) sample for them tomorrow.
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my name is johanna and i´m a paper & fabric junkie, a mixed-media-artist living in germany. i also love photography and got hooked on digital photo-editing, too. married for 34 years, 2 grown up boys & 1 cat.
of course i try not to breach the copyright of others! not on purpose, at least! but: errare humanum est. so: if i might have used something you think you have the credits for (i´m a bit of chaotic in my book-keeping) - please tell me. i will gladly add the credits or delete the piece. within the blink of an eyelash, promise! i do not sell any of my work. i have no interest in that, it is pure leisure. so don´t send me a lawyer;) all i could give him is a handfull of stamps:)
natürlich versuche ich, das urheberrecht auf bilder etc. einzuhalten! ich würde nie mit absicht und ohne hinweis material von anderen benutzen. allerdings würde ich bei meiner chaotischen "buchführung" und vergesslichkeit nicht ausschließen, dass auch mir da mal ein fehler unterläuft. bitte direkt bescheid sagen - ich schreib dann sofort die urheberrechte dazu bzw. entferne das teil, je nach wunsch. innerhalb eines lidschlags, versprochen! ich verkaufe meine arbeiten nicht. hab daran keinerlei interesse, was ich mache ist pure freizeitbeschäftigung. schickt mir bitte deshalb nicht gleich einen anwalt;) alles was ihr bei mir holen könntet wäre eine handvoll stempel:) -----------------------------------------
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. (A. A. Milne)
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