Monday, May 11, 2015

Altered Mona Lisa ATC

I added wings and glasses from digital kits over at Mischief Circus. 
Drew her a necklace and gave her lipstick.
Added gold heat embossing around the edges.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Mail Art Postcards

Here are a couple postcards I created and sent out.

This first one is what I love creating. 
Mixed media background with a handdrawn face.

I drew this one for someone who loves snoopy! 
Added some stamping for the words

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

4 postcards from 1

Here I made 1 big collage and then cut it into 4 individual postcards.

 I forgot to take the picture before I cut them apart but you still get the idea with this picture.

1st postcard

2nd postcard

3rd postcard

4th postcard

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Faux Watercolor Rainbow Effect

For these two mail art postcards I used a faux watercolor rainbow effect for the hair.

Faux watercolor technique is where you use markers and water to give a watercolor effect. 

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Quotes Pocket Letter

This pocket letter was made with the theme Quotes & Inspiration.

I used Tim Holtz stamps and quotes. 
I love how it turned out.

Here is the back with the goodies

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Naked ATC Experiment

There was a swap experiment to mail handmade ATC's in postcard form to save money. You mail the post card naked to your partner and then they cut out the ATC for their collection.

Here is my ATC on a postcard ready to be cut out. 

On the back side, I placed my information so it would be cut out with the front like a normal ATC.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Pocket Letter

Here is another pocket letter I done. It has lots of my favorites in the front making it look cute.

With the goodies in the back being a little more random.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hand drawn ATC's

Here are some of my recent hand drawn unique character artist trading cards that I created. I used pen and prismacolor colored pencils.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

1st Pocket Letter

Here is my first pocket letter I made a few weeks back for a pocket letter pal swap I was in on swap-bot. I really wasn't totally sure what to do since I had never received one before but I think it came out cute.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Collage/mixed media ATC's

These were made for another Pick a theme swap I was in. There were only 4 of us in this group so we each had to make 3 cards. Themes chosen were mandala, Scotland Yard, and Zebra.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hand drawn ATC's

I drew these for a pick-a-theme swap I was in. 

The themes for my group were
Whimsy girl, cat, whimsy house/tree, Lego guy.

Prismacolor colored pencils,

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Collage on Gelli Prints

I love using my gelli plate to make backgrounds for my art. 
Here are some artist trading cards with gelli plated backgrounds.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

The Color is all Wrong ATC's

For this atc swap we were to draw whatever and then color the entire picture all wrong.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hot Glue Gun Art - ATC's

I made these ATC's by drawing my pictures using a hot glue gun and then painting on top of the glue. This is the first time I've tried this technique. A hot glue gun is not the easiest thing to draw with but it was fun to try.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Heat Embossed ATC's

I used heat embossing on all these and dry emboss on three of the backgrounds.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Mixed Media ATC's

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Vintage Altered Cigar Box

I took an old cigar box and altered into this vintage keepsake box.

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Once upon a time... Rumple ATC

I was in a swap for atc's based on your favorite character from the tv show 'Once Upon A Time'.
 I chose Rumpelstiltskin. He is one of my favorites on the show.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Cartoon Characters ATC

Awhile back I was in an atc swap to draw cartoon characters. 
I chose characters from The Fairly Oddparents 
and my hostess card was from Phineas and Ferb.

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sticker Art ATC's

A lot of times stickers are frowned upon when used as a main focal point on ATC's.
However, these were made for a swap where we were required to use stickers.

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