Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Hand Drawn on Book Page

I created this ATC from a book page. 
I hand drew the little birdie and heart and then painted them with watercolors. 
Outlined in charcoal pencil. 

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mail Art Postcard

This is a fun mail art postcard that I made awhile back. 

I love drawing whimsy faces and mail art is such a fun way to share your art with others! 

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Ephemera Collage ATC

This is actually a buddy jam swap. A buddy jam is where two people work on the card. First person does the background and the second person adds to it till it looks completed.

I believe it was Jenny Nunez that made the background in round 1 and then I finished it for round 2 and sent the completed card to my swap partner.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Stamped ATC's

Today, I am sharing a couple of my stamped style artist trading cards with you all. I used a rubber stamp that I colored in as my main focal point. Heat embossed around the edges.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

One more "Dog" ATC

You can't skip and be unhappy at the same time! 

This black lab has her party hat on and is ready to have some fun!
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Friday, September 25, 2015

Enjoy the Journey... dog ATC

Today, I have another dog artist trading card to share. 

How cute is he?!

The dog is from an old calendar.
I made this atc for a swap I was in over at swap-bot.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

I Beg your Pardon...atc

Painted background, 
ink pen doodling, 
sticker paws and words, 
dog is from an old calendar, 
bone embellishment with white brad.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

ATC's with Machine Stitiching

Today we have two ATC's I made earlier this year. 
I used my sewing machine to add some fun stitiching to each one. 

This first one is an embossed gelli print with book page. 
The stitching is on the book page portion. It's hard to see in this photo. 
The little girl is from a kit at Mischief Circus and the word came from a magazine.
Heat embossed the edges of the card.

 This next one was a gelli print that has some fun stitiching added in swirls with pink thread. 
It was stamped and embossed with butterflies and the word wonder.
 Added doodling and outlining with my white pen.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Artist trading cards

Today we have a couple more of my ATC's from earlier this year. 

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Stamped ATC's

Here are a couple of older ATC's of mine. They are pretty basic. 

This first one is stamped on a gelli print with added glitter glue and heat embossed edges.

 This next one was done Tim Holtz style, using distress inks with drops of water for the background and then stamped on top with added heat embossed edges..

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Alien Princess ATC

Gelli print background
Heat embossed edges
Image from Mischief Circus
Words from magazines

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Gelli Print Background ATC's

Ladies from an old book were added to my gelli prints. I altered them with ink pens. Added words from books. 

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Mixed Media Collage ATC's

Gelli printed background 
with added 
torn book page, 
washi tapes,
 magazine words, 
diecut scallop, 
photo, & a sticker. 

Gelli print background, 
washi tapes, stickers, and a photo. 

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

More Hand drawn ATC's

Still trying to get my blog up to date.

Today we have 3 hand drawn artist trading cards that I created earlier this year. 

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Dream of Being More ATC

Another ATC I made earlier this year. I used book page for my background with torn purple scrapbook paper layered on top. The image is from The Octopode Factory. The black and white elements are from a kit over at Mischief Circus (formerly known as Deviant Scraps). I added a quote and purple heat embossing to finish this ATC. I love purple and really loved how this card turned out. 

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

A Few ATC's...

As I've said before, I love to use my gelli prints for backgrounds on my artist trading cards! 

This first ATC is a woman that I hand drew on another paper and then cut out and adhered to the the gelli print. I used glitter glue on her jewelry to give it sparkle! She is also wearing a crown that I printed and cut out from a kit from Mischief Circus (formerly known as Deviant Scraps). The words I cut out of an old magazine. I finished it off by adding heat embossing to the edges.

 This next one is on a background that I received from a swap pal. I again added a girl that I hand drew and colored on another paper and cut out and adhered to the background. Words are from a magazine. Heat embossed around the edges of the card to finish.

The final ATC for the day is another gelli printed background with a girl I hand drew and colored. She was then cut out and adhered to the background. Words added from an old magazine. Heat embossed in pink around the edges to complete my card. 

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Masterboard Background ATC

I made this artist trading card using a masterboard I made using lots of different stamps and stencils. I  added the quote and pointing finger along with some heat embossing to finish it. 

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Tim Burton Swap

Hand drawn artist trading cards for a Tim Burton swap I done almost a year ago. For some reason  I added Beetlejuice back then but never these three.  

Here they are Queen of Hearts, Tweedle Dee, and Weird Girl..

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Collaged ATC's

A couple of ATC's I made earlier this year.

Scrapbook paper, book paper, magazine images, washi tape, & stickers.

Gelli print background, words from an old book, old photograph with added coloring, flower image and added pen work.

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Vintage Mail Pocket Letter

Here's another pocket letter I made a couple months ago. 
It was a vintage snail mail theme.

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Hand drawn ATC's

For this first ATC I was in a swap where we were to hand draw our stick figure family. 

This ATC was for a swap where we were to make a background using watercolors.

 Then have a young child draw whatever the wanted on top.
 My 9 year old son drew the house and wrote 'home sweet' home. 

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Ephemera ATC

For this ATC I used an old book page as my background with added paint. 
Then I collaged on different emphemera.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Postage Stamp Head ATC's

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A Little Quote Card

Be Yourself! 

I stamped my quote in the center of the card.
I used lots of Tim Holtz stamps with distress ink. 
Added the pointing finger and man.

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