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!

6 comments:

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!