Tag Archives: ATCs

Inspiration Avenue Art Challenge Wk of 2-28

Weekly Challenge February 28, 2011

1. pertaining to the sky or visible heaven.
2. pertaining to the spiritual or invisible heaven; heavenly; divine: celestial bliss.
3. of or pertaining to celestial navigation.
4. (initial capital letter) of or pertaining to the former Chinese Empire or the Chinese people.
5. an inhabitant of heaven.
6. (initial capital letter) a citizen of the Celestial Empire.
I love photos of Nebulae, I collect them from on line, the Nasa.gov Astronomy photo of the day gallery is amazing and that is where I found this image of the Butterfly Nebula.
This is an Art trading card made with photostock and clear acetate butterfly that just happened to be the right color. (it is scanned against a black background)

Valentine’s Challenge – 14 Valentines in 14 days -7 through 10

I really wish I had more time to do better and more detailed work on these but this coincides with the One World One Heart Blogger Event and I am trying to get through all the 850+ blogs before the 17th as well as revamp my Art Blog and I have some actual work to do as well and trying to walk more for my health.

I did 4 more simple ATC mini cards, these open out like real cards and are done on printed paper mounted on cardstock

14 Valentines Challange Day 2

Here is an ATC card I made last night it actually opens up like a regular card, I used dark red cardstock and rose patterned paper with a pinkish gold pen

it is 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches when folded

DIY Save the dates and Invited for the handfasting

I am changing our Handfasting site into less of a blog and more of an official wedding site so I am moving my DIY and art projects form it to here

The invite covers, a photo I did of Alex’s hand holding a squishy heart

Front of our invites

I did these on 140lbs Watercolor paper that I painted (watercolor wash sprinkled with raw sugar to get a cool effect) and then drew on, These are Art Trading Card size little cards (2.5in x 3.5in) and I mounted
them on cut down notecards I got for $.25 an 8 pack at Micheal’s.
I printed out the insides on business cards and glued them inside. I love
DIY projects and these were CHEAP, about $.06 a piece…LOL.

Making the Save the Dates

The inside is done in word so it is formatted slightly differently (this was a photoshop image

Some of my Art Journaling Pages

Art in my Bag

I love doing art in public places, I carry a big backpack full of art supplies and stuff to do Art Journaling and Art Trading Cards as well as other art.  There are times my bag weighs over 20 pounds.

Here are just a few of the supplies I carry in my bag at any one time

This is my blog on my Art journal and other are, especially the stuff i carry in my bag