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Sunday, 19 August 2007

Playing Catch Up

Spent a bit of time today catching up on all the swaps we hold over on the forum. Since I know you all luuurve piccies - here are the ATCs for the August & September HOTP swaps. The August ones (top) were on the theme 'doodlemania'. On UKS, I'm in the doodlebugs team - but haven't been a very good team member of late (I don't post often!) so I guess that must have been on my mind when I doodled these bugs LOL. The doodle template (& pen) were free with scrapbook inspirations a couple of months ago & this is the first time I've used them - love 'em already! I coloured the images with Tombow brush pens. The ladybirds are done by making a large dot with a Dottariffics pen & then drawing on the wings with the fineliner. The spots are made with a Dottariffics pen too. Papers are by HOTP - from the April 07 Personal Shopper kit (well, it is a HOTP swap after all LOL)

The September swap has 'precious things' for its theme. This could have been the embellies, bling etc but I chose 'time', which is definitely precious to us all, I guess. The papers are from the HOTP Ivory Sarabooks papers - I haven't used these for a while, so it was nice to revisit them. The first ATC has a piece of embossed metal (from a HOTP Artsy Collage pack). I used Ten Second Studio tools to embellish it - not a great photo I'm afraid - but it says 'Time'. I've not done anything with dry embossing metal before but was quite pleased with this for a first attempt! The second ATC, I made clock hands from ribbon (HOTP, Earth Tones) finished with a brad in the knot & antique letter brads to spell 'time'. In the last one, I've used cork letters. I used Fluid Colour Chalk Ink, Chestnut Roan on all three - it gives a much softer finish than regular dye ink.

The August swap is closed now but we'd love some new members to join in for the September one. All you need to do is register on the forum & then post on the swap threads. Fabyon organises the swaps & he'll take care of you!!

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8 comments:

Nina said...

Lovely ATC's and love the use of "something precious" being time - you are so right

guiderbec said...

ooh, blog candy-very exciting!

Ijsbeer said...

Very cool ATC's:)

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

I love the doodle cards! great job!

scfranson said...

Those are so pretty!
Claudia

kathj said...

I like these atc's just working on some today. I migh scrap lift from you if that is ok.

Beverley Todd said...

More than happy for you to scraplift Kath! Just make sure you make it clear that you have scraplifted LOL. I never get precious about others using my work as their inspiration - but I do like to be asked, so thank you!!

Roo said...

Those ATC's are lush, and the stencil looks great, you've inspired me to get mine out and have a go with it!!

Still Loving Cosmo Cricket!