For this project I have chosen as a theme a poem by Alberto Caeiro, the pagan heteronym of Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa. Bark mulch and a dried flower from my garden, a piece of diecut flower ribbon as a stencil, a flower stamp (Dawn Houser) and some gesso and acrylic paints have been combined to... Continue Reading →


Scenes and Frames Theory

OK, this is the first time I am actually attempting to translate a theory into a stamped project 🙂 When Joyce posted her contribution I actually had that flashback to my times at University. I was writing on my thesis about intercultural communication when my professor hinted me at a small semantics article by Fillmore... Continue Reading →


Since I have not yet created some new artwork for this week's Wednesday Stamper's challenge, I made this card; I used acrylics, Staz On inks, and gesso for the background and washed over this with a walnut ink wash. The swirls are a diecut of which I used the negatives as a stencil. I applied... Continue Reading →

Say What?

It's a challenge to participate in the GPP Street Team Crusade No. 7 when you're not an English speaker. But maybe I have one or two sayings which also work in English. "This one's good, you don't even need to taste it" (Dersch guad, den brauchetse ned probiire) - within our group of friends this... Continue Reading →

1957 Pontiac

Next week it's the 50th birthday of my sister's boyfriend. He is a vintage car aficionado. So I decided to make a birthday card for him featuring ... an ATC with a Pontiac from the year of his birth. Inspiration: sister's boyfriend and Wednesday Stamper's auto theme.

Bertha & Carl Benz

The world's first automobile, the Benz Motorwagen with German patent 37435 was built by Dr. Carl Benz just a few miles from where I sit here. The world's first long-distance drive was ventured by a beautiful woman, Bertha Benz, who - without her husband's knowledge - drove the Motorwagen from Ladenburg via Weinheim, my home... Continue Reading →

Floral Stems

For a swap at Stempelvillage. Background stamps: Hero Art. Bird stickers: Cavallini San Francisco. Various other embellishments and ribbons. The basic shapes are Spellbinder diecuts.

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