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.





Monday, March 13, 2017

Easter Egg Swap ATCs

I'm participating in an ATC swap with an Easter egg theme.  I've been a little distracted with trying to reorganize my craft room, but I did these cards to keep my crafty brain working.  I LOVE doing ATCs, because they are smaller than a greeting card and allow me to really take my time working on them.

This "egg tree" is pretty simple but was one of the first things that came to mind when I thought about the theme.  I used markers, colored pencils, and Sakura 3D glaze pens.

My "swan" card is my favorite, even though the writing is a little crooked.  I used markers, Sakura 3D pens, and colored pencils.
 
Inspired by an old cell phone cover, this is my "large teal abstract" egg.  I used distress ink, a Sakura Souffle white pen, and matte medium on the egg.  For the background, I used colored pencils in a crosshatch pattern.

Here's my "spring medley" egg.  I guess I just wanted to play with my 3D pens on this one, because that's basically what I did.  To get the egg shape, I made an egg-shaped mask then inked around it with a yellow ink that's just slightly darker than the yellow cardstock I used for the base.

 

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