Saturday, June 20, 2009

Atc Exchange at Mystic Paper...

As you can tell I am still into the coral-pink combo with some roses. One of my rules of atc making is always have a face on your cards. I like to tell a small story and the minute you add a subject with a face, the story has begun. The face or subject can be animal or human, big or small. Example: The subject is 4th of July, you will see a lot of flags on cards but the more interesting will be a child or person holding the flag! Make it funny even, maybe a turtle with a flag shell?
Here is the dog from the old cards on the earlier post. He is so cute. I liked the geraniums so included them. Rule 2 for me is make your cards with a little thickness. Layering your back grounds and subjects on a stiff card and backing makes your cards sturdy. Nothing more disappointing than getting a card made from one piece of paper. Your cards are little pieces of work, treat them royally by giving them stiffness and support. The glue in between the layers is what holds and strengthens them.


19 comments:

Bonnie said...

Wow...beautiful art.... I love both. But pink and roses is so special.....
Nice weekend

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Your little geranium dog card is FANTASTIC! I just love your art!

Lynn said...

I love to visit your blog!

Now I'm inspired to go make a card!
Thanks!

Moonspinner said...

Yes, totally agree with those tips. Very nice!

Manon Doyle said...

I think both pieces are fantastic! Great work!

Debbie said...

Darling ATCs. Love the little doggie. So much personality :)

allya said...

amazing..best regards

juanitatortilla said...

Hi there! I just wanted to give you a shout-out in my blog with this tag: tagged by Katherine at Woolly Wotnots . And also to say Thank You for following my blog!
Best wishes,
Juanita

Kathy said...

I just happened onto your blog, Mixed media!!!! Yeah! Love yoyur work and your atc's are precious...I have been working with Mixed media for a while and love the unlimited variety of mediums that are available. Your work is inspiring... xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings.blogspot.com Stop in for a visit, Just posted a fun "Artsie" necklace a bit ago...

Amy Sullivan said...

These are lovely !and i love these colors too.
:)

Maya said...

My blog A Beach House Dream has relocated to A Beach Lovers Place..., I hope you follow there!

eclectic archivist said...

Love the puppy, he's too cute!

BOWquet said...

Thanks for following our blog!
Your blog is beautiful, love all the art work!!!

di said...

wow, beautiful art. i dont even know what to say. I Love Vintage!! and whoever doesnt, should come to your page.

Uma Barzy said...

I like your blog!
Fantastic!! Great.

Rebecca said...

Sandy...

OH MY! Just love your site! YOu are very very talented my friend! So glad to have you follow along! I've been swamped with outside stuff the past few days so I've been laying low. MOre soon.

Care if I follow you back????

Rebecca

anna bu said...

wow love your work. i've also some collages on my blog

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bisous
annabu

Kathi said...

Thanks for following my mini-blog!
So nice to meet you! I love your beautiful art! This doggie card is precious!

apparentlyjessy said...

What gorgeous ATC's! I love the doggie one with the geraniums!