Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ok, trying again...

This time I will try harder to post more often.

Today, I am getting inspiration from my new ATC friend, and fellow Oregonian, Diane Johnson, who makes ATCs and blogs her art daily at

I have been making some real progress at creating my own ATCs. In the last few days, I have made 3 sets of them. To get my creative juices flowing, I started off with an easy, safe, stamped, 3D image, of a hot air balloon and some clouds. I think it's an American Crafts stamp set. I used blue ink spray for the background sy, and colored the rest with my copic markers. I also added sparkle with a glitter pen. (you can't really see the glitter on the clouds and balloon in this pic) And for the dimension, I popped up the balloon with foam tape.

The second one I did is for an Eiffel Tower ATC swap:

Here are some without the tower:

They are all a little different, but part of a "set". Technically, they are not a "set" because "sets" are supposed to be exactly the same, but I have taken the artists prerogative and call them a set. LOL!

I have also FINALLY taken pics of the canvases I finished weeks ago. I do have plans on creating more... but per doctor's orders, I have to stay away from the art supplies until the mysterious rash that plagues me, goes COMPLETELY away. ~sigh~

Thinking the Mod Podge is the culprit!

Anyhoo, here are some pics of my creations.

Simply Absolutely Fabulous

She is ok with it...

Pin up girl

Hope you enjoyed my pics, got some inspiration from me...
and I hope that I will post again soon!

Hugs, Mel

Welcome Spring!