Sunday, June 29, 2014

Blind Contour - Henry

I was practicing blind contour drawing and Henry emerged. 

Blind contour is where you draw the contour of a subject without looking at the paper. I think you're suppose to draw very slowly with a continuous line without lifting the pencil or looking back at the paper. 
But, I cheated and lifted my pencil and looked at the paper, then started again.

I then decided to color my guy in with colored pencil and markers and give him a background with pen doodles. Finally, I looked him over and decided his name was Henry..

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

I Order Thee to Fly

This ATC was made for a person on in the make me happy thread. 
I used a gelli print for my background and added images from Deviant Scraps that I printed and fussy cut.
I used a charcoal pencil and a white pen to outline the images.
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Friday, June 27, 2014


For this artist trading card I used everything (including the background) from kits at Deviant Scraps. 
I printed the background and each element out on my inkjet printer and then fussy cut around them.
 I added gold heat embossing around the edges. Sealed it all with Mod Podge.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

We Come in Peace ATC

I used and old map for my background and then gave it a bit of a white wash with paint. 
Added images from kits at Deviant Scraps. Inked around the edges.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fish ATC

Gelli print background for this atc with added doodles and purple heat embossing. 
Dictionary definition. Fish is from a kit at Deviant Scraps.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Purple Lady ATC

I used one of my gelli prints for the background. 
Added texture paste using a stencil, & purple embossing powder. 
The lady is from one of the digital kits at Deviant Scraps. 
Words I cut out from a book of quotes I found at a garage sale.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Vintage Postage Head ATC

This is a (vintage feel) ATC I made using a used postage stamp head. The background is torn scrapbook paper and torn book page. The photo is from the game I found at the antique store. I tore the edges and used vintage photo ink to age it a bit more. I added ribbon, flower and the felt bird. Lastly, I added distress glitter glued around the outside edges of the entire ATC. Pin It

Friday, June 20, 2014

Love Song Lyrics Atc

This ATC was made for a swap on swap-bot. The theme was love song lyrics. I picked a song by Elvis, as that was one of my partners favorite singers. The background started out as a purple gelli print. I added lots of purple and black heat embossing and added in some purple fibers. Black mesh is behind the torn photo. The old photo is from a game I found at the antique store (MGM Movies Photo Trivia) I printed the song lyrics out on the computer. I really like how this turned out and my partner was thrilled to receive it. 
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Postage Head Atc 2

Here is another ATC made using a used postage stamp. The background is book page and scrapbook paper with some pretty lace. The couple is from an old photo from the Photo Trivia MGM Movies Game that I found at the antique store a long while back. Words I printed from computer. Pin It

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Postage Head Atc

For my background, I used metal tape that I embossed with an embossing folder. I then painted and sprinkled on black embossing powder and heated it. I used an old photo for my guys body and then of course added the used postage stamp for his head. Added some random hardware from my stash and added some embossing powder to it. Words I printed from computer.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Mail Art Envelope

This is a mail art envelope that went to France. I used paint for the background. Added music sheet paper, magazine image, stamps, quotes. Traced my hand and painted it, painted a sun and added washi tape. Pin It

Friday, June 13, 2014

Mail Art Envelope

Why send out a plain envelope when we can make it fun!

This is another decorated envelope I sent out for a swap.
This one is just painted background with stamping and a little washi tape added on back. 

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Mail Art Envy

Mail art envy's are fun to create. This one was for a swap on swap-bot. They give a list with like 12 items or so and then you have to pick at least 6 to use on your mail art.

I have paint for my background with random stamping. 
Then added more images from both stamping and magazine cut outs.
 Also added washi tape.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

No More Mr. Nice Postcard

Life is hard being a penguin apparently and there is no more Mr. Nice in this group. But, some wonder how far is too far? 

For this postcard I used scrapbook paper and book page for my background. Added some washi tape and magazine images/words. I also used some orange paint and pen.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Recall Notice Postcard

For the background on this postcard I used torn book page, music sheet paper, pen and purple paint. 
On top I added magazine images and words, plus a garage sale sticker. 
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Monday, June 9, 2014

A Special Invitation Postcard

I made a collage of scrapbook paper for the background and then added magazine cut outs, stamping, and washi tape on top. 

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Ink Monsters Mail Art

For this amazing ink monster mail art postcard, I created my ink monsters by using a fun technique where you take some ink and drip it onto paper and then with a straw, blow the ink around. This creates random crazy spots. Then you turn them into monsters and add doodles or anything you want.  
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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Gelli Print on Fabric

For this postcard, I took a piece of scrap fabric and gelli printed it. Then I adhered it to cardboard to make it more sturdy for mailing. I added a stamp using staz on ink and added some doodling with pens. 
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Purple & Orange Postcard

Color duo - purple and orange - collage postcard. 
I used glittery purple, patterned purple scrapbook papers along with orange and vellum. 
Added glitter glue and flower doodles.
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Doodle Bomb Postcard

Here is my first doodle bomb. What the heck is that, you ask? Well, it's where you take a magazine image or any image really and just doodle all over it, giving it a new look. While I'm not the best doodler, I did find it to be kind of relaxing and fun. 
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Monday, June 2, 2014

Be Yourself Postcard

The background is a collage of different scrapbook papers and book pages.
Images are from magazine and books. 
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