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all squares are size 4x4 inches (10x10 cm)

this blog might be a bit neglected at the moment, as i´m working on an altered book quite the same style as these squares... so you better visit my main blog mixedmediafun for more posts... thank you!

Montag, 26. Dezember 2011

take a word: print

for the take-a-word challenge, who asks to use a print

Dienstag, 20. Dezember 2011

piece of the day...



Montag, 12. Dezember 2011

piece of the day...



Samstag, 10. Dezember 2011

piece of the day...



Dienstag, 6. Dezember 2011

the 3 muses - "odd people"

mick jagger as leopard (by albert watson) for the 3 muses

Sonntag, 4. Dezember 2011

take a word: numbers

at take-a-word the week starts with numbers... well, one of my absolute favorite themes:)

Montag, 28. November 2011

take a word: blue

the word for this week´s challenge is blue...

reindeer from darkroom door

Donnerstag, 24. November 2011

piece of the day...



Samstag, 19. November 2011

piece of the day...



Montag, 14. November 2011

crazy amigos: nursery rhymes

Star Light Star bright,
The first star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.

Nursery rhyme of "Starlight star bright" with American history
The lyrics to the "Starlight star bright" rhyme are believed to be of late 19th century American origin and the words allude to the fantasy that you can wish upon a star. This "Starlight star bright" poem has no doubt been used on many occasions to quieten a child or children ready for bedtime as they look out of the window waiting to see "Starlight star bright" - the very first starlight!

Dienstag, 8. November 2011

crazy amigos: swirls

you can´t find the swirl?

look closely at the star;)

Mittwoch, 2. November 2011

the 3 muses - "vintage"

the 3 muses ask for vintage pictures this week - so i took this heap of old books to create my square.

Dienstag, 18. Oktober 2011

the 3 muses - "circles & squares"

for the 3-muses theme this week

Montag, 17. Oktober 2011

crazy amigos: numbers

quite some numbers here, if you look closely;

Dienstag, 11. Oktober 2011

the 3 muses - "home"

claudine hellmuth´s house stamps were ready to try out... for 3-muses-challenge "home sweet home". birds on the wire are from i brake for stamps.

Montag, 3. Oktober 2011

crazy amigos: animals

looking for some art at crazy amigos...

Montag, 26. September 2011

Dienstag, 20. September 2011

the 3 muses - "doorway"

the base for this square is an old ledger paper, stamped and layered with a doorway transparency from artchix. tape, staples, neocolor II, done.

Montag, 19. September 2011

crazy amigos: squares

all my collages on this blog are squares;)

Sonntag, 18. September 2011

take a word: male

this week the featured theme at take-a-word is male... in my scrapbox i came across this drawing of leonardo da vinci, the vitruvian man. as i have this motif as a stamp as well (here the large one from rbbb), so i thought to combine them. the script stamping over the star is from leonardo also.

Dienstag, 13. September 2011

the 3 muses - "autumn"

i made a lot of autumnal photos recently... so i turned one into an acorn faux postage, which is matching the picture of the eurasian jay.

Montag, 12. September 2011

crazy amigos: together

the crazy amigos challenge this week...

take a word: music

the current challenge is music... today is the anniversary of the death of johnny cash. loved the film with joaquín phoenix.

Mittwoch, 7. September 2011

the 3 muses - "words"

for three muses: word challenge

Montag, 5. September 2011

take a word: butterflies

butterflies for take a word challenge

Mittwoch, 31. August 2011

the 3 muses - "newspaper"

the current challenge at 3-muses is newspaper

Dienstag, 30. August 2011

crazy amigos: back to school


for CAC this week

Sonntag, 28. August 2011

take a word: time

kann mir BITTE mal jemand sagen, wieso ich extra ein altes kinderliederbuch von 1948 zerfleddere, weil ich da ein lied gefunden habe mit dem titel "inmitten der nacht" und mir das passend für die neue challenge von take-a-word erscheint... und dann kann ich den titel nach der bearbeitung gar nicht mehr lesen?! und das ist ja nicht das erste mal, das mir das so geht, warum lerne ich nicht dazu?? hab dann den titel halt nochmal ausgedruckt...;)
PLEASE can anybody tell me why i slaughter an old children´s songbook, having found a song with the title "in the middle of the night", which seemed to fit the new take-a-word challenge - and after working on it i can´t read the titel any longer?! and it is not the first time this happens, why don´t i learn that?? so i had to reprint the title...;)

Dienstag, 23. August 2011

piece of the day...




Sonntag, 21. August 2011

take a word: old-fashioned

for the current challenge at take-a-word

Mittwoch, 17. August 2011

stampotique designers challenge: altering a book page

i used pages of two different old books to alter for the current SDC challenge

Montag, 15. August 2011

take a word: celestial

"celestial" for take-a-word

Mittwoch, 10. August 2011

the 3 muses - "maps"

found a map of norway and made a faux postage of an elk...

Montag, 8. August 2011

take a word: faces

take a word challenge: faces

Dienstag, 2. August 2011

the 3 muses - "angels"

theme for this week is "angels". i decided to take the photo of a graveyard angel and made a "calla poste" faux postage stamp.

Sonntag, 31. Juli 2011

take a word: song

when i found this old photo, this old song started turning around in my head:

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.

Dienstag, 26. Juli 2011

the 3 muses - "zetti"

for this zetti piece i used 2 digital collage sheets from http://www.donna67.etsy.com/
i cut out trees (varied the size) from her "zetti garden trees" sheet.
made a faux postage stamp with one of the new zetti stamps, which were released a few weeks ago.
after all the cut&glue&stamp work i added the bird digitally (from donna´s "a bunch of tweets" sheet).

Montag, 25. Juli 2011

take a word: sepia

"the dreams we had"...

for the sepia-challenge at take-a-word this week

digitally layered old photo, printed and used in my normal (manual) way of making collages.

Dienstag, 12. Juli 2011

crazy amigos: fly away

when it comes to flying, i mostly choose birds...

Donnerstag, 7. Juli 2011

theme thursday - "wings"



wings or creatures with wings: theme thursday

Montag, 4. Juli 2011

crazy amigos: lazy days

after a few colder days summer seems to come back...

this boy found the best way to enjoy his lazy days.

Mittwoch, 29. Juni 2011

wednesdaystampers - finale

waving goodbye to the wednesdaystampers challenge. it was one of my favorites and i participated quite often. i will miss it...
"at least one rubberstamp": on this square i used 6 stamps

wenn ich nicht vergessen hab, bei einem beitrag zu taggen, war ich 210 mal dabei:
127 x auf dem mixedmediafun blog
37 x hier auf scrapsquares und
46 x auf meiner picturetrail.

Dienstag, 28. Juni 2011

the 3 muses - "stairs/steps"

just imagine: the steps are higher than his legs from knee to sole... how hard it would be to climb stairs with that comparable height...
stellt euch vor, wir müssten immer auf treppen laufen, bei der die stufen höher sind als unsere unterschenkel...

Sonntag, 26. Juni 2011

take a word: beach

for the beach square i used stamps from darkroom door and a stamp in the hand (sun)

i´m so sorry, i really try to answer your comments, but sometimes blogger won´t let me... i´m so tired of this meanwhile!!!
ich möchte gerne auf alle kommentare antworten, aber blogger lässt mich bei manchen einfach nicht... mich nervt das mittlerweile ganz schön!!!

Freitag, 24. Juni 2011

use your stampotique scraps

stampotique designers challenge: use up your scraps. nothing easier than this;)

Mittwoch, 22. Juni 2011

whimsical, quirky, humorous

the three muses ask for whimsical, quirky and humorous. not sure if this whimsical piggy likes my humor - it landed on a background of a ledger from the veterinarian, who has to control the meat after slaughtering. sorry, i couldn´t resist...
and the colorful circles also qualify it for the wednesdaystampers...

ich bin mir nicht sicher, ob das schweinchen das so lustig findet... es landete auf einer kontenbuchseite für fleischbeschau. konnte nicht widerstehen... und habs auch extra nicht eingefärbt, damit man es noch lesen kann;)

Dienstag, 21. Juni 2011

clean and simple: minimalismus

there were several challenges of this kind recently: stampotique asks for "clean and simple" and this week the crazy amigos also want to see: minimalism. so i gave it a try (because that really was a challenge!). and (well, i knew that before...) this is NOT my thing. too hard for me.
the background square (free "paint sample" from the hobby store) was only stamped with the donkey (one stamp, from stempelmine) and the teesha moore - alpha. couldn´t resist a framing with the neocolor crayon.

letztens gab es immer wieder diese "minimalismus" themen. da sowas für mich wirklich eine herausforderung ist, wollte ich es wenigstens mal probiert haben. tja, es hat sich bestätigt: das ist einfach nicht mein ding! fällt mir zu schwer.

sogar das square dafür brauchte ich nicht erst zuzuschneiden, kam fertig vom baumarkt aus der farbenabteilung. außer dem alphabet habe ich nur einen einzigen stempel benutzt: den esel von der stempelmine. musste dann allerdings noch mit einem neocolor stift umranden, sonst wär es mir einfach zuuuu nackt gewesen...

Montag, 20. Juni 2011

take a word: fantasy

fantasy: the gryphon

Sonntag, 19. Juni 2011

braille

another square using my braille papers. read more about it here.

Donnerstag, 16. Juni 2011