Thursday, 20 November 2008

08 Nov ATC Happiness

08 Nov ATC Happiness
Originally uploaded by okanagan_spirit
A scan of Happiness magnet I found in the front door threshold when we moved in. I cut out the image and mounted it on purple cardstock. This was mounted with foam mounting tape on gift bag paper which I misted with water, crumpled then smoothed out and mounted on purple cardstock.

08 Nov ATC Passionate Purple

More of the ATCs taken to the Monthly Grind swap. Gift bag paper mounted on purple cardstock with Cutlebug die cut flowers and one with a silk flower.

08 Nov ATC A Little Fish Music

Some of the ATCs I took to the Grind swap last Sun. For these I started with torn music paper background glued to watercolour paper with matt medium. I scanned the background added my fish image and and printed on watercolour paper. The fish outline was highlighted with black Crayola sketch markers and then coloured with Portfolio Pastels. This was then scanned again and re- sized to ATCs The border of each ATC was then coloured with Portfolio Pastels and blended with a wet paint brush.

Last Sunday was the monthly ATC swap at the Grind in Vancouver, but before the swap began those of us who participated in the "Tell The Bees" tag book received the finished books. Here is my whopping 60 tag pages book. Thanks to our Queen Bee (host) Penelope Harris we have a beautiful book to treasure. Can you smell the beeswax. The covers Penelope created look wonderful and are candy foe the eyes and nose. Our ambitious Queen scanned all the tags, cut and punched them, designed the backs, collected secret messages and bee lore, as well as the wonderful little bead and wire bee on the name tag. All the art is wonderful and a big thanks to the other 14 worker bees. You can catch a glimpse of my tags in the book and check them out in my previous post.