Ah, the glorious artist trading card. I can't get enough. Alpha Stamps (no affiliation) has a new challenge out to make ATC accordian books with their products. The products are gorgeous and the designs splendid. My style has gone quirkly lately so I thought I'd share something totally different and totally gorgeous. Enjoy.
Tool around the links on their blog to see a total of three design team books and check out the gallery for even more ideas.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I love my country. No matter what your politics you have to admit that you were blessed to be born or naturalized as a citizen of this country.
As summer begins I think about two kinds of cards, decor, entertaining, etc. The first is patriotic and the second is "beachy fun."
Take a look at all these ideas for patriotic party crafts and recipes at JoAnn.com
Patriotic rarely goes out of style--this card was
made in 2005 and I'd still send it today.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Journal doodles are popping up on every page lately. At first I was working on doodle dollies and then I moved on to bunnies (from Noni Art) and bugs and flowers like this bee on a purple bloom.
I’ve been asked often where I get the inspiration for doodle shapes. Most of the Noni art is just Zen. I look at the painted area like I’d look at clouds to find shapes. On fancy artist days, I think of myself as a sculptor looking at stone before chipping out the statue.
Doodling on blank paper or newsprint is a bit more defined. I look online for inspiration, I practice, and I make it my own. I’ve traced photos in my journal to turn them into doodles, I’ve doodled photos, and I’ve looked at my rubber stamps for inspiration.
Some of the Zen-tangle things I worked on a while back are coming into play as well. I don’t concentrate on filling each space as much as I start with a few lines and work out. Next I “find” shapes in the doodles much like the Noni art process.
Monday, April 29, 2013
“I give you my heart,” is Noni art that was also inspired by a Pinterest pin. The heart is popped up with glue dots.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
I have been pinning lots of doodles on my board and found a pin with all kinds of faces. I used one on this curly haired girl. Her heart shape cheeks are filled with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
My Noni art is appearing everywhere. Here’s an ATC sized piece that rests happily in my art journal.