Friday, December 23, 2016

Postage Stamp People ATC's

Merry Christmas!

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Altered Selfie Artist Trading Cards

I was in an ATC swap for altered selfies. 

Here is how I altered myself.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Altered Composition Notebook

I was in a swap awhile back on swap-bot for a 'wreck this journal' in a nice way. Basically, altering 10 or so random pages of a composition notebook for the receiving person to finish.

It wasn't required to do the covers but I thought it would be fun to at least give them a base that they could either leave as is or add to it.

This page, I tried to do some 3D art with my hand and quotes. I seen something similar on Pinterest. 

 I added a pocket page by folding over a couple notebook papers here.

This 2-page spread I just added lots of washi tapes to make it fun.

This is one of my favorite things to do. I just stamped random stamps all over these 2 pages.

This page was done using paints.

Done some stenciling on this page.

 For this page, I first scribbled all over it. Next, I tried to find an image within it. I found this red headed guy sitting in some sort of baby stroller or crazy chair.

 On this page, I used a heart napkin and added glitter glue.

 For this one, I first wrote the word 'Art' over and over. White washed over it all. Then drew the word in graffiti style.

This page was just a basic page with some washi and diecut at the edge. 

 I'd been saving all my stamps from swap envelopes and wanted to use up these flag ones. I thought this would be a great way to do that.

 For both inside covers, I done some crackle using paint and Elmer's glue.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mailable Slice of Cake

I created this slice of chocolate cake to send through the mail 'naked' meaning without being in a box or anything to my grandmother for her 70 something birthday. 😉

To make this piece of cake I followed the tutorial found here.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Glass Block Light

Here is another night light we made. 

The glass was frosted with spray. 
A small strand of lights were inserted inside. 
Vinyl quote cut with my Silhouette Cameo machine and added to front. 
To finish it off, a ribbon was tied around the sides of the block with a bow on top.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Tim Holtz style ATC

This is a Tim Holtz style atc. 
I used distress inks for my background with water spritz for water spots. 
Tim Holtz stamps were used and tape. 

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Hand drawn birdie ATC

Here is a fun little hand drawn birdie atc I created. 
I used Spectrum Noir markers to color it.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

2 Mixed Media ATC's

Today, I'm sharing two artist trading cards I created using one of my favorite stamp sets.
Dina Wakley Media Stamps 'Clearly All The Gals' girl faces.

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Button Fairy

Happy Halloween!

Today, I'm sharing another button fairy I created. This time Halloween themed! The image is Land of Nods creepy girl. I added the witch hat and bat wings from kits from Mischief Circus. From my stash, I used a black flower, black and orange buttons and beads. I added some black and orange stickles as well.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Art Doll

I created this mixed media spool doll for a swap. The only requirement was that we must use a wooden spool somewhere in our creation.

I started off with the required wooden spool for my body. I put two holes in it so I could attach wire. For my legs I went to the tool shed and found some old rusty nails and another piece for my neck. I wrapped yarn around the spool and added a cupcake liner that I had painted, stamped and mod podged to make the dress. I added a strand of small beads at the top of the yarn. I used a mold and clay to create my face. I painted it to give it a more fleshy color. Added some twine for hair and that is my first Art Doll!

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Striking - Mixed Media ATC

The polka dot background is from a notecard I cut up. I layered a piece of lace and ric-rak with staples on top of  book page with mesh material. I stamped the lady and the work striking on paper. Added glitter glue and a sequin star. 

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Mixed Media ATC


I've added lot of layers and texture to create this artist trading card.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Found Poetry Illustrated

I created these artist trading cards for a swap on AFA. We were to find our words on a book page background and then draw a picture to go with it. This technique has actually always been one of my favorites to create. It's so fun.

Here is what I came up with for the swap.

All hand drawn and colored with Bic markers.
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Monday, October 10, 2016

Exquisite Corpse ATC's

I drew a mermaid for a hd/hp exquisite corpse swap.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tim Holtz Style ATC

I used Tim Holtz stamps on top of a distress inked background that had water spritzed onto it to give it the water spot look.

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Jack the cat

Jack is one talkative cat. 
He is always yakking about something... 

Hand drawn on book page. 
Colored with watercolor paints.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Bremen Town Musicians

This ATC was also created for someone in a Pick-a-Theme hand drawn swap. They chose 
'Bremen Town Musicians'. I had never heard of this before. It turns out it is a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. If you're not familiar with the story, you should check it out.

Colored with Spectrum Noir markers.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Giraffe ATC

Hand drawn giraffe for a P.A.T swap I was in. 
Colored with Spectrum Noir markers.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hand drawn Frida Kahlo ATC

Someone chose 'portrait of Frida' for their theme in a pick-a-theme swap I was in.

This is my hand drawn Frida ATC. 
Spectrum Noir markers were used to color.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mixed Media Heart

Here is another mixed media heart I created. 

I used book page in the background of my heart. Layered some paint and red embossing powder. Added some doodling with a white pen. Quote was printed out and added glitter glue to make it sparkle.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

A few hand drawn ATC's

Hand drawn artist trading cards I made awhile back...

This one is Marieke Blokland style

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Hummingbird ATC

Hand drawn watercolor hummingbird atc for a pick-a-theme swap.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Postage Stamp People

Postage people are so fun to create. 
Take an old postage stamp and give them a body and add a quote to make them fun!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Bird Crazy ATC's

Several layers building up these artist trading cards.
Tim Holtz bird crazy stamps and dies were used for my birds.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

A Button Fairy

Here is another button fairy I created. 

Wings were cut with from scrapbook paper with my butterfly die.
The lady is from a Tumble Fish Studio digital kit.
Flower and buttons from my stash.
Magnet is glued on back for hanging.
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