Monday, 21 May 2007

New Art

Thought it was about time to have a bit of a show and tell of what I've been working on since returning from Sydney. The first 2 ATCs ( Artist Trading cards, 6.4cm X 8.9cm) are 2 of the 7 I've done for an ATCoZ swap on the theme of early 1900s, and tomorrow I'll put them all in the post to the swap host, in Brisbane. She gets all the ATCs from all the participants, shuffles them and sends us back cards by other artists in our group.

The next ATC is going to the US, to a lady I simply came across in another of the groups I belong to, and she'll send one of her's back to me. I thought I'd do something quite "Australian" so painted the background and then embossed a stamp called "Kakadu" over it.
I'd joined up for a swap on the theme of Sunrise/Sunset, but withdrew from the swap because I had tried a few things and wasn't very happy with any of the results. It was a theme that appealed to me, so I tried again, and simply clear embossed a gorgeous stamp image of a little girl sitting on the beach, and rubbed the card with different colours from dye ink pads.

These 3 ATCs were sent to the ATCoZ host of a blind swap, in other words there is no theme, and you don't know what you'll get back. For me, just making ATCs as art, is far more expressive and are often quite personal in their subject matter.


Sally said...

I love your work. Drop me an email at and maybe we could swap a few ATCs?

Also talk ATC groups! I'm in Stamp Happy, which has a monthly swap, though ithas to mostly feature rubber stamping, and ATC Friends, which includes people using a variety of media.

Caba - I commented on your last 2 posts as well.

And don't forget to check out the other side of the bridge at East Hills. You'd be shocked, well perhaps not.....

Nathalie said...

Really enjoy this post about ACTs, both yours and those you received. I don't have the time, maintaining a daily blog already takes up all my spare time, but I love the concept, the sharing and the creativity!