Saturday, February 23, 2008

More Art

Thought I'd share a few other things I've finished lately. I love new techniques. That's why I joined Technique Junkies. The card uses the aged metal technique. Using Shimmer Sheetz, the cuttlebug embossing folders, and black Stazon ink results in a stunning background. I love the little angels stamp from Paper Artsy.
Right now, I think my favorite size art to work on is the 4x4. Both of these pieces were done for swaps. The one was for "birds and their eggs", and the other was for "tasteful nudes".

February Workshop Week 2--Folded atc's

Week 2's project was fun. The challenge was to make folded atc's. They could be single fold, double fold, accordian fold, or whatever, as long as they were folded. I always love to try different techniques, so all three of my atc's utilized a different kind of fold.

On my double fold (Dreams) I used collage sheet images, stamping and stickers. On my accordian fold card (Wonderment) the woman stamp is from Stampland. I stamped her on glossy paper and used a roller to apply rainbow inks. I cropped the image to fit my card. The background stamp on the folded edge is from Stamper's Annonymous. To finish it off I used the definition of wonderment from a dictionary and attached a key embellishment.

The diagonal cut fold atc (Country Bridge) was a little more challenging. I knew that I wanted to use scene stamping and that I wanted the fold over to blend with the main part of the atc. Now, scene stamping isn't my greatest strength, but I figure that you don't improve if you don't try. Well, I got the scene stamped and colored, but it was just too flat. There was nothing to catch your attention. So I let it sit for awhile. I realized that it needed movement. I stamped a few deer and the couple walking. I think that helped liven up the scene.

February Workshop on ATC's Week 1

Here I am again trying to catch up. This month we are working on atc's. I love doing atc's so this has been fun. For week 1 we were to make 5 atc's using only 3 elements. In some ways it was a little challenging to limit my work to 3 elements, but I'm always up to a challenge.