Just when you think you have found safe ground along comes yet another item - Inches. Its harder than you think to create on an inch square. Thankfully we were allowed to go over the edges phew! & with some help I even printed out the backing details.
Hearing about it from others I decided it was time to start my own one. My first page I forgot to photo before I cut it up for atc so here is the scraps & the finished atc. I created leaves & flower templates out of plastic.
As I still had blobs of paint out on my work mat I decided to continue on & create another page. Amazes me how different the background are & yet the same paints were used just a lot more mixed together.
To make the stencilled butterflies stand out more, I watered down some purple paint & brushed it over the white areas. I ripped & inked a part of a book page & stuck down. Then it was onto the fussy cutting or the she girl. I inked all the indges as well as putting various inks over the hair to create depth & over skin areas to create more of a skin colour. Slightly watered down purple paint was used to create the petticoat. A mixture of rub-ons & fine tip black pen were used to create the highlights. More rub-ons were placed int the background. 1 Saying was cut out & glued down, 1 was a rub-on & the other 3 were stamps. Yes a poodle fitted well as she has been my best friend for many years now. This was such fun to create I can't wait to do the next one.
I shall attempt to keep this up to date during the year so there is a full record of all the atc swaps I participated in.
January (a very busy month):
Theme: chocolate. Honestly I had to eat
a ton of chocolate to make this one :)
Theme: Boats. Was my first time
using words printed on velum.
Storybook/fairytales. This time I learnt
you needed special velum tape. Yes
have some now.
Theme: 70's. Loved using lots
elements to put this one together.
Theme: Cupcakes. Had to think a little
here as have used cupcakes before.
Theme: Summer. I had fun creating
the background using wax.
Theme: Hearts. Inspired in part by a friend who
loves Alice in wonderland & that I had not yet
used this particular embossing folder. For this one I won a prize in my group which was exciting.
Theme: Art Deco. I did lots of googling before
starting to plan this one & even then was not
confident I had chosen correctly. A new
stamp I had just got to.
Theme: Tick Tock. The background I made by
dripping paint using a skewer.
Theme: Hate - my weekly B12 injections.
Theme: Love. The background is handmade paper
found & in the same shop a spray of glitter leaves
which I have cut up. The ribbon is a reminder of
Christmas, a time of wonderment & excitement as a child.
Theme: Farmyard. I so wanted to put prints in mud.
It didn't work so plan B was stamping them on.
Theme: Tea Time. I bought this tiny pad or rather 3 sets
so I had enough to do atc. They have been such fun cutting
different elements out to make atc's with. The photo does not show the invitation well, it says "you're invited". In this
case to a royal British high tea :)
Theme: Hearts. For this one I have cut the white
hearts scroll on the cricut.
March - already wow where is the year going? For this one I had decided I wanted to use the large soccer ball die I had as the background. Beyond that I had no idea so this one just grew as I created it. Decided my person needed the proper colours to wear so asked. Then by using the different programs on my cricut I was able to create a fair imitation of an Australian player who I decided needed to hold the flag as well.
There was very little left of the page.
Theme: mythological with paint
The background was the first page in my
art journal. The stencils I made & decided
I wanted it in the bronze/brown colours. I
then cut it up & made the atc out of it.
I have had this alphabet set for ages
waiting for the right time to use it.
I seem to like using this saying :)
Showing the full set as used different coloured flowers.
Just loved this graphic 45 paper perfect for this one.