Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Red Bird Puzzles

Two of the themes for the Vancouver Artist Trading Card Group for August are birds and the colour red. 




I didn't have a vision of the finished cards when I made these.  But I had to start somewhere!  So, the process went something like this:

  1. I grabbed all the interesting red paper I could find (some purchased, some hand decorated) , and cut it into ATC sized pieces.
  2. I hunted down three ATC sized bird themed rubber stamps; these ones are from I Brake for Stamps and Inkadinkado.
  3. I looked at the paper and decided which stamps would look best on which papers.  Stamp away!
  4. Then I was stumped.  (I couldn't just mount these on ATC bases, it seemed too easy.)  So, they sat around for a few days.
  5. You may have noticed that I have a weakness for grids and inchies, so the idea struck to cut these into inchies, mix them up, and reassemble them like puzzles.  I did sort the paper by weight so that the lighter weight papers were together and the heavier weight papers were together.
  6. I couldn't resist finishing them off with a bit of stitching.

1 comment:

  1. I really like what you did with the inchies on the ATC's! My fave colour combo!
    Very inspiring!