At the artisttradingcards yahoo group, I'm hosting a Paris in the Springtime ATC swap. The background is scrapbook paper. I used images from collage sheets purchased from Mischief Circus and Collage Stuff. The rub-ons are from Tim Holtz. Text from an old French language book is at the bottom of each ATC. I used a Distress Crayon around the edges of the ATC. The Eiffel tower charm is available at Collage Stuff. Happy Spring!
At the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group, the May swap is a "Yellow Pages" ATC swap meaning use the phone book yellow pages in the art. The background is a portion of the yellow pages stenciled with yellow paint. Victorian scrap flowers are also in the background. The stamped images are from Dina Wakley. They are colored with distress inks/distress crayons and a water brush. The women images and sides of the ATC are outlined with a black Stabilio pencil. Little dots were also made with this pencil. Thanks for visiting my blog!
At the artisttradingcards yahoo group, I'm hosting a Favorite Holidays ATC swap. My favorite holiday is Halloween. I used scrapbook papers and Tim Holtz Halloween ephemera for the backgrounds. The witch image is from Hidden Vintage Studios. Mirrored stars, typed tokens and small talk stickers are all from Tim Holtz.
I am ahead of the game for the July swap at the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group. It's a Remarkable Women tag swap. I've always been fascinated by the art and life of Frida Kahlo. I used inventory tags from Collage Stuff and stenciled the background with Stencil Girl Stencils and acrylic paint. The "Frida" image is a stencil from the Crafter's Workshop. I made adjustments to the stenciled image, closing in some lines, adding white dots to the eyes, etc. I decided to color in the "Frida" image with Titan Buff acrylic paint and then went on to experiment with Distress Crayons on one of the images. The majority of the acrylics paints are from the Dylusions line. I added some Stickles glitter glue to the "necklaces." The paper flowers were colored to match using the Dylusions paints. I added sayings from Tim Holtz that I believe reflect on Frida's life. I had fun making these tags and experimenting!
More letter C ATCs. I colored the Tim Holtz Crazy Cats images with acrylic paints, Tim Holtz Distress Crayons and pearlescent watercolors. The backgrounds are geli prints. I outlined the cats and the edges of the ATCs with a Fude Ball Pen. Meow!
The April swap at the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group is a Letter C themed swap. I used a gelli plate, stencil, black and white gel pens to create these ATC's. I printed the letter C and the word creative on my PC. Be creative and thank you!
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