Tuesday, August 14, 2012

See You in September!

For the first time since I started blogging in earnest in January 2011, I am going to take a blog break for the rest of this month.  But I will be back in September, so please come back to visit me then!  I will have lots to share with you when I return.

I leave you with images of the most recent Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) I have created:
For this little house, I used acrylic painted papers in blue and tan, with a scrap of text paper for the roof, a scrap of Cavallini & Co. bird sticker for the central image, a little punched heart, and phrases from a magazine to say, "your intuitive sense of what's best for you."  I think the off-center arrangement works a bit better in person than in the photo somehow.

For this ATC, I used an image from Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses, which was illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen.  Boy, I love the illustrations in that book!  I have used them for a number of different projects, including my recent collage pages.  Here, I just added a little balloon from book text, glitter pen on the stars, gold marker around the edges, and a clip of text saying "my epiphany."  I really like this little one.

The little boy in the picture above was flying over some rooftops, so I used the houses from that same illustration for another ATC.  Text page roofs, direct-to-paper inking for the background, gold pen edging, and stars punched from gold paper.

This ATC is actually not brand new, but I brought it out of hiding. The jacket belonged to Amelia Earhart, hence the "LOST" stamped on the inked background, which also has the rubber stamped image of a compass rose.

If you are interested in doing any swaps with me, check out the "Swaps" tab at the top of the blog.  I enjoy different kinds of trades, and will be up for some new ones when September rolls around.

See you next month!


Bonnie Arriola said...

Great cards!

Wendy said...

Enjoy your break!!

laurie said...

i love the "little worlds" you create within your collages. the "epiphany" card is magical.

i hope you have a wonderfully restful break but we will miss you. :-)

Caatje said...

Have a peaceful blog break!

scrapwordsmom said...

Always, always love your stuff!! And enjoy your break. I haven't been on the computer much at all and I have enjoyed it!!!

See you soon:)

Ashley Calder said...

Love the houses and the little guy being carried away by the balloon.
Have a good break!

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