Friday, April 3, 2009

ATC Background Swap

Some ATC's I have been working on for a background swap.
Firstly we did the same backgrounds for 9 ATC's. We then sent them in to have a background from each participant sent back which we then had to decorate.
This has been my first ATC swap and was a lot of fun, this art stuff is SO COOL!

I thought I would try something a little different, this bird cage is made out of florist wire and has a mixture of beads threaded on in parts and has some gold rub and buff in places. The german scrap on the edges was white and with a little play with the paints and some really cool colours like interference oxide green (such a cool name), ultramarine violet, cerulean blue all in the Golden Brand and metallic pure gold in the Folk Art brand it turned out great!

One of my favorites, and I just cant get enough of this Stampotique range of grungy and funky stamps. I just love them! I only have 2 in my stash but will be getting more for sure. See the little silver fly in the corner, he was stamped and then embossed, something I learnt in Kelsey's class at Scraptivate, so cool.

Have you seen the new Dark Room Door range of robot stamps and images. I made some cards for a card swap in a boy theme which I promise I will take a pic of and load up, these are so much fun to play with.

Earth Laughs in flowers, when I read this quote I new it would be perfect to use for this ATC.

There are more but I will load them up later, trying to clean my mess of the kitchen bench so we can actually eat there instead tip toeing around my art stash.


The view from our front door.

On Tuesday afternoon while cooking dinner and trying desperately to get the kids to do their homework we suddenly heard some huge noises outside. We all went out to investigate and this is what we were greeted with.

These guys were coming and going to and from in about a minute and half, just incredible. Luckily no-one was hurt, no homes lost and even though this was going on for over 2 hours it could have been a lot worse.