Thursday, August 30, 2007

I have been inspired by.......

Artist Trading Cards

The concept is fun and amazing!!!!

"The Stamp Collector": ATC with a postal stamp by Trish LaPointe

Artist Trading Cards are individual art miniatures which pass hand to hand.

Artists produce miniatures for trade or self-promotion.

The only rule for these cards is their size (2.5 x 3.5 inches, the same as commercial trading cards, such as baseball cards and cards for trading card games).

There are, certain conventions usually observed by those who make and trade these cards, such as the expectation that they be traded, not sold, and that they be created as unique works or small limited editions of prints

Artists generally sign and date the back, and may also include a title and contact information.

The face-to-face trading session is considered an integral part of the concept, although many people find each other via the internet and trade by mail.

Artist Trading Cards are typically made on a base of card stock. However, ATCs have been created on metal, stiffened fabric, plastic, clay, balsa wood, leather, embroidery canvas, acetate, heavy watercolor paper, and many other materials.

The art on the cards can be done in any media: textile arts, pencil, watercolor, acrylic, oil, collage, scratch board, mixed media, assemblage, digital art, calligraphy, beadwork, rubber stamps, carved soft block stamps, pen and ink, colored pencil, airbrush, and many others - anything artists use.

Cool hey :D
I sooooo want these two books! I have them on my wish list! I'll get them soon fingers crossed ;)

Cards can be traded here:

These are some cool cards displayed in a tin:

These are cards in plastic pockets:

These is a card displyed in a frame:

These are some cards stung together or a cord:
Soooooooo many cool ideas hey!

I love this artist:

And these cards to........

Love Lisa


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

My July Poppy Ink Layout

Journey Home............

I did this layout a while back but have only just scanned it up now!
I want to try and start getting a few baby layouts done for my boy's albums. I did the layout above for Owen's album.
The journaling is long so I will just explain 'some' of my feelings at the time:
It was late January 29th 2000 the day I left hospital with my first newborn baby! I really wanted to go home. I wanted to sleep in my own bed, eat my own yummy food, watch foxtel and just feel comforatble with my baby. I was all packed up ready to go home. The room was nice and clean, all my presents, teddies and flowers waiting on a trolley. I remember looking out of the window to the city park lands and wondering what everyone else was doing. I thought to myself that nobody could be doing anything more special then me. "I am bring my baby home today'.

To make the little houses I used these little chipboard houses by collections and just covered them with pattern papers and made little doors and windows. I used a black felt pen to add little details.


Thanks for looking Lisa ;)


Sunday, August 05, 2007

The fun and games are over...

I did this layout for Caleb (a sort of pay-out layout) for his journey from fun kindy to boring school! lol! The tag opens up to tiny little pics of the inside and outside of the school! How cool are my rocking little 'people' stickers.

I started this layout over a week and half ago and only just got it finished last night! I have been really sick for the past week in bed! Grrrrrr!

I hope to catch up with everyones' blogs :D