Monday, February 28, 2011

February Vintage Collage

Here's an Artist Trading Card I made for the Vintage Collage swap I belong to:


I cut strips of various vintage papers and attached them in horizontal strips, then stamped on top and finished with a Dymo strip.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Watercolours for the Stamp Club Swap

Today is stamp club day and here is the card I made for our swap.  It is watercoloured, and the image is raised on foam tape.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Colouring, Rubbermoon Style

Several years ago, an article in RubberStampMadness described Debra Valoff's method of colouring with pencil crayons.  My sister, Dianne,  recently sent me some Rubbermoon images and I got some stamps for Christmas.  I decided to play along:


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Spritzed Envies

One of the things I love about the GPP Street Team challenges is that I discover all kinds of new blogs by wonderful, talented artists.   Recently I found Natalie at des couleurs, du piment et quatre bras and saw a wonderful array of her mail art.  She inspired me to make these today:


Friday, February 18, 2011

Bird Life

Last month, the Richmond Art Gallery held an Artist Trading Card session in conjunction with their ATC exhibition.  We were invited to meet before the session and make ATC's using supplies provided by them.  It is fun to use supplies and collage materials from someone else's stash, and here is what I made:


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Spring is Coming

Spring is my favourite season.  And living in Vancouver, I enjoy that it comes earlier here than in some places.  But it can't come too soon for me, and I get impatient at this time of the year.

But it is coming.  I know it is.  I took these last week:


Witch Hazel



Saturday, February 12, 2011

Blue Patterned Robots

The themes this month at the Vancouver Artist Trading Card group are dark blue, robots and patterns.  Using security envelopes, I've created these to trade next weekend:





Thursday, February 10, 2011

January Vintage Collage

The January Vintage Collage Artist Trading Cards have been distributed, so it is safe to post my version:


I'm not thrilled with it, but I haven't created much else lately because of holidays and post-holiday work.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Papers of My Life - Volume I

I have found a way to combine my tendency to packrat paper with my interest in Art Journalling, and I must say I'm thrilled.  I have bound some of the papers together to form the beginnings of an art journal, and I'm already saving for Volume 2!

I won't take credit for this brilliant idea, however - it was inspired by Hanna, whose blog I follow avidly.  Thanks Hanna!

Coincidentally, Michelle Ward at GPP Street Team is asking us to create "evidence" pages in our journals this month.  So this idea is kind of an "Evidence Journal".

Here are a few snaps to give you the idea:


The Cover - no, I can't even throw a pizza box away!


A Library Card showing the title of the journal and a scene I stamped on a visit to my sister's house.


Recognize those scraps?


A handwritten letter I received at Christmas - too precious to toss!


A beautiful card my sister made for me.


"Evidence" collected at a visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Scraps Become Inchies

You may have read here that I have a passion for paper, and that I am loathe to throw it away.  I like to create things with envelopes, interesting packaging, and I save small pieces of scrapbook paper.

Here is an artist trading card I made with leftover pieces from some cards I created using alcohol ink:


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Another Zentangle

For those of you practicing your Zentangles, here's another rather traditional form, done with a "string", dividing this artist trading card somewhat randomly into shapes for tangling.