Friday, June 24, 2016

Horse ATC

Today I'm sharing this collage style atc. I made this for a pick-a-theme swap. Theme was horses. I used pattern scrapbook paper for my background. Pink paper and dots were also scrapbook paper. I added a used postage stamp and a horse cut out from a book to finish it. 

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Bloom ATC

For this atc I started with a gelli print background and added random stamping. The flowers are made from torn & layered gelli prints. The stems and leaves were stamped and colored with marker. 

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Octopus ATC

For this ATC, the background is gelli print on school paper. The octopus was stamped and fussy cut. I added real sand on the bottom with cheesecloth and micro beads layered on top. Sequins and a shell embellishment were added as well. I outlined found words and inked the edges.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Shine Bright - Lighthouse ATC

For this artist trading card I added real sand to the bottom. Cheesecloth was layered on top with a quote and sea shell embellishment. The lighthouse is a used postage stamp with the rays/beams made from painted modeling paste for added texture.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Paint Chip ATC

Sunday Sunshine ATC 
Made from a paint chip.
Stamping, lace, bling & stickles
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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Button Fairy Magnet

My mom had seen my button fairies from before that I made for swaps and she requested I make her some and maybe as magnets. So here is one, I made into a magnet especially for her.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Seize the day ATC

Gelli print background with added paint circles around a used postage stamp. 
Quote, sequins, lace, staples and pen doodling added.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Dianne Wiest ATC

Dianne Wiest zetti style atc for a pick-a-theme swap.

 I printed her face from the internet. 
The wings, body and legs are from digital kits at Mischief Circus. 
I hand drew a border and hand wrote my words, added white dots and lines.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Janis Joplin ATC

Mixed media ATC for a pick-a-theme swap.

This atc has a textured background made with texture paste through a stencil. 
Stickles added for sparkle and texture.
Cheesecloth was used to give it even more texture. 
A used Janis Joplin postage stamp was added.
Butterfly and flower diecuts.
Janis Joplin quote.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Coffee and Sunflowers ATC

I created this atc for a PAT (pick-a-theme) swap.

One of themes in my group is Coffee & Sunflowers.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

More Handmade Stickers

Here is set 2 of my handmade artsy stickers.

I used sticky labels and painted them using my gelli plate. 
I added some rubber stamping. 
Quotes, Mona Lisa, and round face are from designers at Mischief Circus.
Girl is from an old book I have.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Handmade Artsy Stickers

Set 1 of my handmade stickers

 My first time making my own artsy stickers! 
I created these for a swap on swap-bot. 
I used my gelli plate to make my backgrounds onto a sticky label. 
Added diecut words, a punched butterfly, a heart and a stamped bird that I fussy cut.
Doodling was done with a white pen.

(The extra white around the edges is not part of the sticker. It's the backing.)
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Friday, May 13, 2016

Postage Stamp ATC

Love Yourself

Collage masterboard background.
Heat embossed edges.
Ribbons with staples.
Bling and quote.
Used postage stamp.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Hand drawn ATC's

A couple artist trading cards I hand drew.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Postage People ATC

I created this atc for a swap on swap-bot. 
Using postage heads and adding them to a body is really fun! 
My background was made using several layers of stencils, ink, bookpage and embossing powder. 
I added washi tape, quote, star and bling along with some red stickles.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Button Bird

I started this with a piece of wood and wire.
 I painted several coats on the wood, including crackle paint to try and give it a distressed look. 
My bird is cut from one of my gelli prints. 
Finally, I added a button for his eye. 

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Hand drawn ATC's

Hand drawn atc's for a Gorey's Gashlycrumb Tiny ABC Series Swap. The first in a series of swaps based on Edward Gorey’s Abcdedarian Book: “The Gashlycrumb Tinies” Each letter of the alphabet represents the untimely demise of a small tiny child.

C is for Connor cremated by camp fire.

 B is for Bennie bloated by beer.

A is for Anna attacked by animals.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Painted Rock

My first painted rock. 

I found the rock at the Mississinewa River.
Painted with Arcrylic paint.
Sprayed with sealer

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Button Fairies

I made 2 very similar button fairies. 

I made one for a swap on swap-bot and liked it so much I had to make another for myself.

Buttons from my collection
Diecut wings from cardstock
Lady & crowns are from kits at Mischief Circus

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Bird Crazy ATC's

Here are a couple of mixed media ATC's I created using Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamps and dies. 

The background is modeling paste through a stencil with foil and cheese cloth added. 
Bird was stamped and cut from music sheet. 
Added a diecut hat and tie, gems, quote and ribbon.

This next one has a gelli printed background. 
Again, the bird was stamped and cut from music sheet. 
Diecut hat and tie added to the bird.
Quote, ribbon and gems added along with some stars.

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