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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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mixed Media Fairy ATC

~ Pick a theme swap ~

Theme: Fairy

For this artist trading card I started with a background that was cut from a stamped masterboard I made awhile ago.  I added circles sequins then layered mesh over top. Added star sequins on top. I created my fairy using pieces from various kits from Mischief Circus. Added stickles to give sparkle. Heat embossed the edges.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Dress form ATC

Here is another card for a pick a theme swap.

 Theme - dress form

I dry emobssed my background,
 inked with vintage photo distress ink. 
Added cheesecloth, 
measuring tape ribbon, 
Tim Holtz rubber stamped image,
 and button diecuts to finish.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Red Riding Hood ATC

This ATC, I created for a pick a theme swap on AFA. 

Background is gelli print on black cardstock. 
Tree was stenciled on using modeling paste.
Little Red Riding Hood is a digital stamp from The Octopode Factory.
I colored her with spectrum noir markers. 
Edges are heat embossed with red embossing powder. 

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Alice ATC

This Alice ATC was created for a pick a theme swap on AFA. 

I started with a gelli print background. 
Layered book page and cheese cloth.  
Added a mushroom from Mischief Circus. 
Alice is a digi stamp from The Octopode Factory. 
I colored her in with spectrum noir markers. 
Added a printed quote from Alice in Wonderland. 
Inked edges to finish.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hand drawn ATC's

More hand drawn ATC's for a pick a theme swap on Atc's for all. 

Hand drawn and colored in with Spectrum Noir Markers.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A couple of hand drawn "doll" ATC's

Both ATC's were hand drawn  for a pick a theme swap.

 Kokeshi Doll


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Friday, April 15, 2016

Masterboard ATC

My background for this ATC is part of a collage masterboard I made. 
Then I added ribbon, bling, staples, quote and butterfly.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Say What? ATC

This ATC was made for the Say What? Swap on swap-bot. 

Gelli print background. 
Music paper. 
Cheese cloth. 
Flower petals & gold string.
 Stamped image. 
Found words from an old book. 
Lace with staples
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