First post of 2012

Happy New Year!!!

I am going to blog more this year it's a shortfall of mine.  So even if it's short and sweet I will try and post something on  a regular basis.

In today's post I'm showing off the Artists Trading Cards that I've made for trading at ATCsforAll and for the sister site iATCs.  Firstly we have cards for the "Trees Trees Trees" swap on iATCs.  These are made from fabric and are painted with acrylic paints.  I've added beads and sequins as embellishments and then used embroidery thread to outline the "trees".

Next we have the cards for the Sacred Heart swap over on ATCsforAll.  The instructions for the cards was to use 3 of the 4 elements listed - wings, crown, thorns and flames.  I went with wings, crown and flames as I couldn't get the thorns to look like thorns.  I did have an idea of making a thorn crown out of wire but didn't go with it as these cards will be mailed out to the host and then onto the recipient and I didn't want risk them being delayed or taken out of the postal system for security reasons.  For these I've used Derwent Inktense Watercolour Pencils, Faber-Castel Pitt pens and the card itself is Daler-Rowney -Bockingford Water Colour Paper 300gsm/140lb.

I hope you enjoy reading my rambles - I would love to know what you think so please feel free to leave a comment.



Wendy said...

I love your work Anita and these are gorgeous! Looking forward to frequent blog posts ;-) and Happy New Year xx

itsamistry said...

Thanks Wendy :)