Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Fourth of July ATC

I absolutely love the American flag. It's very beautiful. For this swap I took some striped and star printed scrapbook paper and turned them into a flag. Of course I had to make some modifications. With the grey and white striped paper I colored the stripes red and white with colored pencils. I added more stars with a white gelly pen to the blue and white star printed paper. To make it old looking, I crumpled the assembled flag, glued it onto some cardboard, rubbed black stamp ink everywhere, and sealed it with gloss medium.

Title: 4th of July
Date: June 22, 2015
Swap: USAPC 4Th of July ATC

Monday, July 11, 2016

Cheery Note and Flat Surprise

For this swap we had to send a cheery note and flat surprise placed in a decorated envelope. I used colored pencils and micron pens on all my work. Reading my partners profile she mentioned multiple times that she loves pugs.... So, I drew her one.

Swap: Cheery Note & a Flat Surprise #2

Title: Pug
Date: June 28, 2016
Inspired by: How to Draw a Pug by Art for Kids Hub (YouTube)

Envelope Front

Envelope Back

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Doodle Sun ATC

I joined a swap that involved making my partner something out of paper... ATC, Bookmark, Notecard, Greeting Card, Envelopes, etc. I chose and ATC because that is what I love to create. Searched through her profile and found out she likes suns. So here is what I made her using colored pencils and micron pens. 

Title: Doodle Sun
Date: June 30, 2016
Swap: USAPC: Make me something!
Inspired by: Zen Doodling by Carolyn Scrace (pg. 43)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Julie Nutting ATC's

Here are three mixed media ATC's using a Julie Nutting Prima Doll stamp. Two were paper pieced and one was colored in using colored pencils.

Julie Nutting ATC Swap

Title: Summer Daze
Date: June 10, 2016
Medium: Scrapbook Paper, Watercolors,
Colored Pencils, 
Stamp Ink, Micron Pens,
Gelly Pen, Gems

Title: Spring Dance
Date: June 10, 2016
Medium: Scrapbook Paper, Watercolors,
Colored Pencils, 
Stamp Ink, Micron Pens,
Gelly Pen, Gems

Title: First Date
Date: June 10, 2016
Medium: Watercolors, Colored Pencils
Stamp Ink, Micron Pens, Gelly Pen

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Book Page with a Butterfly ATC

Here is a mixed media art card that I made for my partner for the Book Page with a Butterfly ATC swap. 

Title: Book Page Butterfly
Date: June 2, 2016
Medium: (Mixed) Watercolors, Book Page,
Scrapbook Paper, Decoupage Butterflies,
Sharpie, White Paint Pen, Stamp Ink,
Gloss Medium

Thursday, June 16, 2016


Here is a Dog ATC that I created for my swap partner. It is of a Greyhound Puppy. The photo that I used as a guide was the cutest of all as I was searching as to what kind of dog I wanted to paint.

Title: Greyhound Puppy
Date: May 30, 2016
Medium: Watercolors, Micron Pens, and Gelly Pen
Swap: EASU: Dog ATC
Inspired by: Levi in his Bowtie

Source: Three Thousand Twitpic