Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Abstract ATCs

Here are some abstract ATCs - trying out some designs for an ATC swap

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Altered Beer Mats

Here's my first attempt at altered beer mats. The scans look a little out of focus because of the beads.

Monday, 25 June 2007

Sudoku ATCs

I have participated in a swap where a group of 6 people all send off 6 ATCs backgrounds to the next on the list. Each set of ATCs goes to each person in turn until all 6 have worked on it. At the end of the swap each person has one of each of the sets of ATCs.

My backgrounds are here and are painted with H2Os.

I then put stage two onto Bren's background by adding some white fibre on the side

I added stage 3 to Sweetpea's backgrounds with a some stamped words using several Marvy Le Plume pens and a Catslife press stamp.

The last ones I have worked on so far are adding stage 4 to Autumn's backgrounds. I stuck on a stamped piece of acetate with alcohol inks on the back. It is part of a Stampers Anonymous stamp.

I will add the other two sets when they have arrived and I have added stages 5 and 6 to them.

Stage 5 added to Sandra's backgrounds.

Earth tone inchies

More inchies for a swap. I used the magazine scrunchie background for some of them.

Thursday, 21 June 2007

ATC madness

Inspired by Trish's challenge I went ahead and made some disjointed figure ATCs. I had a great time - it's such fun.

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Hopes and Dreams

Wanted to use up some coloured backgrounds I had left over so it was an ideal opportunity to use some more of those brilliant Catslife Press stamps.

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Colour sprays over leaves

I took some fern leaves and sprayed two colours over them. Then I removed the leaves and sprayed again using the lighter of the two colours. I tried this on glossy card, watercolour paper and a canvas. They are all different and I like them all. A successful experiment I think.

Magazine Scrunchie

Trish has come up with a new challenge - the magazine scrunchie background. I stuck a magazine page onto card using PVA then lightly painted with gesso. I then inked using dye inks and finally used a glue pen to add some embossing powder to the ridges. Haven't decided what the next stage will be

Sunday, 10 June 2007

Father's Day countdown

Lisa has a new countdown for Father's Day here.

Saturday, 9 June 2007

Watercolour wash over text

Door ATC

This week's challenge from Trish is Open Sesame - an ATC with an opening door/window. Here's my version. Closed and open.

Monday, 4 June 2007

Not Stazon ATCs

Tried it again with adirondack ink pads.

Stazon technique ATCs

I have made some stazon technique ATCs for a swap that's coming up. I don't like the colours in the end ones as much as the middle one. Will try using different ink pads to give a more blended look maybe.

Progressive ATCs

I have joined a swap where an ATC is worked on in turn by 6 people. These are the two sets of backgrounds I have created to start off a set. I used twinkling H2Os on the pink/yellow ones wetting the watercolour paper first so that they blended better. I used small pigment inkpads direct to paper on the blue/purple ones and used some cheap watercolour paper to give a texture to them.