Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Birds and Music ATC & Postcard Swap

I participated in a swap with Femmy. She makes amazing ATC's, postcards and other art. Be sure to check out her blog. We decided to use the themes of birds and music to create 2 ATC's and a postcard.

My postcard started by adhering some music to heavy watercolor paper. Next I used Liquitex paint to establish the sunrise background. (You can see how I used the extra paint to start an ATC that is shown in my last post.) After drawing the bird & branches, I painted them with acrylic paint. This was my latest interpretation of a photo I took a few years ago. I wrote about it here.

Fly Away Dove ATC began with acrylic paint on watercolor paper. Stamped images were added. The dove was stamped on different paper, cut out & glued to ATC.
The words were cut from an old music book. Krylon gold leaf paint marker was used to accent the edge.

Get Inspired ATC's base is glossy card stock that was colored with Ranger's Tim Holtz alcohol inks. Stamped & glued images were added. Next I stacked the card on green cardstock. The finishing touch came when I added the words I found in a magazine. They just happened to fit my color scheme. Love it when that happens!
Following are what came today from Femmy.

I LOVE the cards that Femmy sent me. They are all wonderful, but I am just thrilled with the Tales of the Jazz Age postcard. The ATC's are so fun. She sure found some great images.
I hope to do more swaps in the future, but I really have to pace myself. I've got some exciting events in my future that I will share more about in a future post.
Thanks for stopping by.


Leah said...

i love the "get inspired" piece!

DeeJae (Deb) said...

These are beautiful! I enjoy doing ATCs too. Blessings. :-)