Showing posts with label creative souls. Show all posts
Showing posts with label creative souls. Show all posts

Friday, February 18, 2011

Dress Form ATC Swap

Most of the time, I participate in the Creative Souls monthly ATC swaps.  The theme for January/February was "Dress Form". 

I love to repurpose unloved or unwanted items in my art whenever possible.  This time was no exception.  I have been saving those mesh onion bags for quite sometime knowing that I would eventually use them as a textural element in my art.  I used a portion of one of my purple bags to make the skirt of the dress, then embellished it with sequins and glitter glue.  How cool is that?   Hmmm....Now I think I'm really going to have to use some of those mesh bags in an art quilt....Time will tell...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Adventures in Wet Felting and New ATC's

I am on vacation for 2 weeks which gives me lots of time to work on projects I've been wanting to try.   I've been hoarding felting supplies in my craft studio for quite some time now.  I decided to give wet felting a try today and put some of those supplies to good use.

Laying out the wool roving.

Soaping the roving.

Giving it a good scrub on my handy dandy washboard.

The finished piece laying out to dry.

The finished piece isn't perfect.  Notice those little holes in the finished product?  Next time I will have to lay out the roving a little thicker.  I will probably cut this up and use it to embellish an art quilt or brooch after it dries. 

I also participated in another ATC swap held by the Creative Souls NING group.  This month's theme is "Wonderful Words".  Here are my creations:

I received these beautiful ATC's from my swap partner, Corinne Marie, complete with their own little handmade ATC book and envelope:

We were only required to make one ATC for the swap, but like potato chips, you can't stop at just one. :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

ATC Swap - Paris - My Latest Creations

I absolutely LOVE to make ATC's (altered trading cards).  My problem is - when I sign up to participate in an ATC swap -  I can't stop at just one.  I end up making a whole collection!  Such was the case when I participated in the Paris ATC swap sponsored by Creative Souls last month.     I ended up trading the last card shown below to my swap partner in Germany.  I still have the others.  :)

Here are my little works of art:

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