Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Spooky Halloween ATCs

Here's another set of ATC cards that I did for a swap, this time with a "Spooky Halloween" theme.  I figured I'd give it a try, because I've found doing small-scale stuff is a good way for me to practice.  The creepy face is just weird.  I drew the most freaky face I could, and yep, it's weird.  The abandoned house in the woods is actually a real place a few miles from my house.  I'm not sure what it was originally (house, barn, business), but it's pretty scary that it just sorta sits on the side of the highway.  The shh critter reminds me a lot of the jawas in Star Wars.  Maybe this was subconsciously what I was going for.  Hmm.  Anyway, the graveyard card was my husband's idea, and I think it came out OK.  So that's the lot of them.  I hope them.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Papercut Illustration ATC Swap

After a long break, I'm trying to get back into the crafting groove.  ATC swaps are usually a good motivator for me, since there are deadlines and pretty specific criteria to meet.  This swap is a bit different, because it calls for handmade papercut cards.  If you're curious about how this is done, try looking it up on YouTube.  I think the hardest part of this swap for me was coming up with ideas.  I wanted the designs to be intricate, but I also needed to be able to draw the subject.  Since I'm not exactly an artist, this was a challenge!  I had a lot of fun, though, and I hope you enjoy seeing them.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Red/Orange/Yellow ATC Swap

These are fairly self-explanatory, but the idea was to use a red, orange, and yellow ONLY palette.  The media and design were completely up to the artist.  Here are mine!



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sticker Inspiration Swap ATCs

These ATCs are for the Sticker Inspiration Swap on ATCs for All.  I've included the backs, only because they include the stickers that were my inspirations.

Extinct Birds Swap ATCs

These are for the Extinct Birds Swap on ATCs for All.  Up until recently, I've been spending all of my time doing a big craft room reorganization, so it was good to MAKE something again.  I tried to include the birds' origins and rough extinction dates.