Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Today's musings...

are all completely different from each other.

 "A crow's view" - stamped and inked

 "Feather your nest" - stamped & inked, collage

"She is who she is" - pen & ink, collage

Monday, February 14, 2011

LOTS of goodies to share

Altered Trading Arches for Art 42 - any theme, any style arch, artist trading card size

Paper Bag Swap on ATCs For All - background must be a recycled brown paper bag. I used a Starbucks treat bag.

Personal challenge to incorporate textures and shapes using my Cricut machine.

 Playing with mail art. 
Top: Flutterby Garden Postcard created with cardstock, decoupaged napkins, and water color crayons. Bottom: Graphic Butterfly created with recycled CD art and a clothing tag, a Cricut cutout leftover, assorted green papers, and Stickles.

 Various collages for trade on ATCs For All.
Left: Dutch Travels; Middle: In the Pink; Right: Love

 Fine art ATCs available on ATCs For All (middle one is already traded).
Left: Flower Abstract; Right: Koi II

 The following pieces are for a Colorful Fat Book Swap on ArtChix-Sister-Site Yahoo Group. This months colors are pink and orange.
 In The Nest

 Remember Paris

 Sew Make Something

Queen for a Day Swap on ATCs For All

CCC #32 - Inking and Stamping Masks!

This was a super fun challenge! I will have to remember these techniques for future pieces.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

CCC #31 - Rusted Enamel Technique

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #31 (pg. 41)
This is actually the 2nd time I have used Tim's Rusty Enamel technique and I love the way it looks.

For Studio L3's challenge I used the rusted enamel technique for the backgrounds of a tag (first photo) and an ATC (2nd photo). The first one is my favorite because you can really see the effect. The second one I did on a piece of cardboard and ultimately it was too dark to really show off the technique. My advice for this technique is to start out with a light background, use a bright color to cover the piece and a very dark brown for the rusting part.

 Time is an Illusion

The Circus was in Town

This photo is of a Grunge Book I made last year. It was the first technique I tried from Tim's book and I instantly loved it!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

CCC #30 - Altered Metal with Paint

Here she is folks! My altered metal pieces are the corners, the suitcase, the key, and hotel tag. (Sorry for the terrible camera angle. There was so much glare from the metal and the slick postcard)