Saturday, May 16, 2009
ATCS Traded and To Be Traded Still
Teri C. has started us on a new challenge: ATCs in ABCs. The group (and you can still join if you wish/go to Teri's blog and sign up) will swap ATCs once a week with sequencial letters of the alphabet with our drawings/paintings/art renditions of something to denote that particular letter. At the end we will each have a collection of all the artist works and a full alphabet of ATCs to show for it! Here is my "A": #1A Went to Mim Still some left...sift through and find YOURS Next are a series of ATCs I have made on paper, cloth, using watercolors, ink, stamping, fabric paint and other embellishments. See something you like and want SAY SO and email me your address, it's yours! firstname.lastname@example.org This watercolor and ink drawing has a sequin in the center. The glue will dry and not be noticable. I was in a bit of hurry to get them up today! #1 STILL AVAILABLE Last night I made my first ever stamp! I used an X-acto knife to cut away parts of an eraser and wha la! A stamp of leaves. I used a ColorBox pigment Stamp Pad Acid Free ink. The first two are on paper. #2 "Two Leaves" Goes to Soul Brush #3 "Squares of Leaves" Green, Turquoise, Purple goes to Margaret Ann. This Lyntangle ATC is for the cat lovers among you...Micro pens, black and colored: #4 "Cats and Yarn" Goes To Cris The next two are watercolors and ink drawings. My new little watercolor set is by Winsor and Newton paints. The compact of paints is 5" X 2 1/2" in size and folds up to travel. I plan to paint on the go like Teri C. on our summer vacation next month. I learn so much from my blog friends! Not to mention the amount of inspiration I receive as well. "Pink daisy on blue background" Goes to Cris#5 "Red-orange flower with yellow background" went to Clevelandgirlie #6 Then come the fabric ATCS some of you have been waiting for. This first one is all dressed up in fancy shiny silky textured fabrics & gold sequins. Unfortunately it's a bit camera shy, but take my word for it she sparkles! We'll call her "Fancy Lady in Black and Gold". GOES TO CRIS.#7 The next four I am very proud of, as they are my first ever attempt at painting fabric using fabric paints and my new stamp and stamp pads. They are top sewn free motion style, using rayon, cotton and metallic threads. It's the same stamp I used on the paper ATCs above. #8 STILL AVAILABLE #9 STILL AVAILABLE #10 WENT TO TERI C. #11 Goes to Soul Brush There are three more of these (above) if we run out of the ones posted, which I finished late last night. The next two ATCs use batik fabric, top free motion sewing, variegated threads. #12 "Chinese Coin" and ribbon added embellishments Goes to Margaret Ann who asked first...but I have more coins so i MADE THEM for Soul, Marianne and one for Lolo too. ;-) #13 WENT to Soul Brush and I will make another like it for Julie "Second Batik in Orange" Remember if you want to trade leave me your address and tell me the # and/or name of the one(s) you want. If you have nothing to trade you can still ask for one. I like making them!!!!