Friday, January 22, 2010


This post title is dedicated to the theme of my very first ATC swap hosted by Lenna at Creative Swaps. I've really loved making these and am excited about receiving my swaps in return! Thanks Lenna!

Mine are only slight variations of the same layout with the text ' WILD ABOUT YOU'.

I used rusted watercolour paper as a base; ripped printed tiger paper and leopard print ribbon was glued to the bottom of each ATC first; the word 'Wild' was then stamped and outlined with a black marker, then coloured with watercolour pencil and water; the eye was printed with a hand cut rubber stamp; watered down white acrylic paint was splattered over the whole front surface and finally small alphabet stickers were use to spell out 'about you'. The edges have been darkened and a fine black border added around the edges; front and back.

I'm officially addicted to ATC's! What a lovely way to give and recieve little pieces of art!


Joei Rhode Island said...

They are fun, aren't they? And these are wildly wonderful. It's a great way to try something new.

Lenna Andrews said...

Sandi, I am wild about them!!
Truly, great job. I am glad you had fun on your first set of ATCs. Wait till you get your returns!
: ) lenna

cmoh said...

Oh I love that your ATC's are more wildlife themed than kissing themed. I'm trying to incorporate both and having a hard time...

Everything is wonderful and I wish I could touch them...the texture looks amazing!

Jules said...

Well done on your first swap Sandi, I like your idea! I will look forward to seeing those you get in return.

Puddleduck said...

Hi Joei! I've enjoyed making these so much that I'm working on a little set for my new art buddies I've met locally!

bockel24 said...

very unusual and creative!


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