Thursday, November 6, 2014

Hand drawn Fairy ATC

Hand drawn with pen, colored pencils and markers
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Collage on gelli print ATC

Collage on gelli print backround

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Friday, October 31, 2014

BeetleJuice, BeetleJuice, BeetleJuice ATC

Happy Halloween!

Beetlejuice is hand drawn with pen, colored pencils and markers.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween ATC's

Gelli print/halloween scrapbook paper backgrounds
Bird people, girl, wings from kits at Mischief Circus
Black cat/ black birds from other collage sheets
Spiders/pumpkins - paper boarders
Wich hat is halloween sticker
Heat embossed edges

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Black Bird ATC's

Distress inking, stamping, heat embossing

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Pretty Witches ATC's

Hand drawn with colored pencil, pen and markers
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hand drawn ATC

Hand drawn with pencil, pen, markers

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Friday, September 26, 2014

It's all perspective ATC

Tim Holtz style distress inking background
Tim Holtz stamps used
Eye is embossed
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mug Shot ATC

Background is picture of outside of a house - the crime scene
Used decorative tape for the caution and keep out
Added Bubbles mugshot

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Little girl ATC

Little girl hand drawn on gelli print

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tim Holtz ATC

Inking and blending
Stamping and heat embossing
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hand drawn guy ATC

Stenciled background with stamping along edges
Hand drawn guy - pen, marker, and colored pencil
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Pete - Blind Contour ATC

Blind contour - hand drawing
Stencil and inking for background

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Past Present Future ATC

 I used a gelli print for my background.
A Seth Apter stencil on top. 
Heat embossed parts of this ATC. 
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Friday, August 29, 2014

Jack ATC

Hand drawn 

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wonder ATC

Gelli Print Background
Hand drawn girl
Markers and Pen
Stamped Word

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hand drawn Fairy ATC

Fairy and background - Hand drawn
Pen and Markers
Glitter Glue
Heat Embossing

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wishing ATC

Stenciled background
Hand drawn girl
Markers and Pen

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Hand drawn ATC - Judy

Hand drawn lady 
Markers & Pen
Glitter Glue
Heat Embossing
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Friday, August 22, 2014

Loser get anything? ATC

Gelli Print Background
Guy cut from book
Stamped words cut a part
Star from a kit at Deviant Scraps
Heat embossing

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Creativity and Art ATC

Gelli Print Background
Guy cut from a book
Words were stamped and cut a part
Heat Embossing

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Man's Last Refuge ATC

Gelli Print Background
Words from a book, outlined
Man cut from a book
Hat from a kit at Deviant Scraps
Heat Embossing

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Glam Girl ATC

I started with a magazine image and gave it a white wash of gesso.
I then outlined with pen. I used markers, pens and glitter glue. 
The outside edges were heat embossed.
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Friday, August 15, 2014

Take that Journey ATC

Gelli print background
Tim Holtz stamp
Image from a book
Metal cross 
Heat embossed edges
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Poetry ATC

Gelli print background
Poetry from a book
Image from Deviant Scraps
Glitter glue
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Beautiful as sweet! ATC

Gelli print background
Machine stitching
Words from a book
Lady from a kit at Deviant Scraps
Heat embossed edges

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Gorgeous ATC

Again, my background is one of my gelli prints I made using my Gelli Arts gel printing plate. 
I added 2 different colored string randomly and then a collage of images on top from Deviant Scrap kits. 
Outlined the card with  a charcoal pencil.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Magnificent, I am! ATC

This mixed media ATC started off with a gelli print for my background base. I added some machine stitching along with texture paste through a stencil. Heat embossing was added to the top. A couple different washi tapes were added to the bottom of the card. Images from the kit 'Something Else' by itKuPiLLi Imagenarium over at Deviant Scraps finish this card.

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Take that First Step ATC

The background is a collage of scrapbook papers. 
Images are from Tumble Fish Studio. 

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Queen ATC

This ATC starts off with scrapbook paper for the base with an image from a kit at Deviant Scraps. Words from a quote book and bling to finish it.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Prudence ATC

The base for this background was dry embossed using a gear embossing folder. Painted. Collage images from itKuPiLLi Imagenarium at Deviant Scraps. Words from the quote book.
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Monday, August 4, 2014

Fabulous ATC

For this 'Fabulous' ATC, I again started with a gelli print for my background. Added some machine stitching, texture paste and heat embossing. Images from itKuPiLLi Imagenarium over at Deviant Scraps.
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Friday, August 1, 2014

Canvas 2

This is the 2nd canvas I made for Kelley. 
It has several layers and techniques.

The base started as plain chipboard that then had gesso applied followed by Gelatos. I used texture paste through stencils and added stamping. I played around with paints for a bit till I was happy with how it looked. I added torn book page with words that went together. The lady is an image from a kit at Deviant Scraps. I sprayed a sealer on it before adding the dimensional elements.

 I used some old hardware I had collected to use on some art. Finally, I had the perfect project. I used 2 pieces at the top and the key at the bottom. The old lace I stained with ink to make it match more. I added a couple brads to the sides. I added gesso to the numbers and painted them a bit. To finish it off I put some eyelets in for my chain to hang. 

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas

This canvas was made for my swap partner and sweet friend Kelley in a Facebook group. 
I had so much fun creating, I ended up making her two! 

This is the first one.

I started off with a piece of plain chipboard. 
I used different mixed media techniques to create this piece...

Lots of gesso and texture paste with stencils were used. Along with some sprays and inks. Paints. Perfect pearls. Embossing powders. Cheesecloth and book page. Scrapbook paper cut in half circles with mini staples. Metal and chipboard embellishments.

One of the requirements was for it to hang. 
I created my hanger using black wire and curled another piece around it.

It turned out to be a really fun project.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Artist Trading Card

Here is another ATC I made using a gelli print for my background. Images from a kit at Deviant Scraps and words from that big ol' book of quotes that I found at a garage sale. I also added some inking and glitter glue.
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Gertie - Blind Contour ATC

This hand drawn ATC started off as practice for blind contour drawing. 
I ended up adding to it to bring it more to life. 
She reminds me of a "Grandma Gertie".
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Unstoppable ATC

I done an image transfer for this ATC. It's one of the first times I've tried transfers and am not very good at it. I believe it's a technique that will take much practice. I added a word from a magazine and embossing powders.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bird Lady ATC

I used one of my gelli prints for my background on this ATC. The beautiful bird lady is from a kit at Deviant Scraps that I printed, cut out and adhered down. The words are from a quotation book I found at a yard sale. Inked all the edges to finish it.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Exist ATC

Hello! For this artist trading card I used crumpled tissue paper on my background. I built up the area for the eye with tissue paper to give it dimension. (You can't really see it in this picture) I painted and sealed the tissue paper. Next, I covered the entire card in layers of embossing powder. The eye is a Tim Holtz stamp. To finish it, I wrote the word Exist on top of the heat embossed card with my white pen. It really came out pretty cool!

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Clowns ATC

My background is a gelli print that I made. I added some machine stitching and a couple of fun clowns from a kit at Deviant Scraps and finished with some washi tape at the bottom.
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gelli Print ATC's

Both these ATC's I made with my Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate. I used the Tim Holtz Alterations on the edge - Townscape die to make a stencil/mask. I outlined the houses with a pen and added clouds and words.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Imagine - Mixed Media Tag

I made this mixed media tag for Lori, my swap partner in a Facebook group. I added lots of texture by using texture paste through a stencil and then painting it. There is also torn book pages underneath adding more texture and layers. I heat embossed the hot air balloon on for my main focal point. Next, I added some washi tape. Heat embossed around the outside edges of the tag. I stapled the stamped word on using my Tim Holtz stapler. To finish it off I added fibers.

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