Saturday, August 30, 2008

Trading ATC's

Just a few short weeks ago I left a comment for the amazing multi talented Gaby asking her if she would like to trade with me. I was blessed and a little surprised when Gaby instantly replied that she would like to. The ATC's above arrived today (with some wonderful ephemera) and I was blown away; so much wonderful detail and yet the cards are still almost flat. The flowers in the middle card are hand painted, there are tiny seed beads glued to Nadine's dress and the backgrounds are full of colourful layers of paint and stamps.
Some of these ATC's are winging their way to Gaby and Debbi. Did I mention how excited I was when Debbi, the Debbi Baker, asked if I would like to trade with her!
To do these I grabbed a handful of chipboard and paper frames and applied rusting paint, then dry brushed a little verdigris paint on top and let the oxidising solution do its thing on both paints at once. While they were drying I took a handful of green toned paper scraps and sprayed the whole lot with walnut ink. It was then the fun began, using little bits and pieces off my desk (and the floor), some Tombow water colour pens and distress inks I fiddled and arranged for, well a long time..
Off to check the bread pudding in the oven, YUM!

19 comments:

Me said...

All of them beautiful.

Bread pudding? Yum! I never make it as nobody else here will eat it.

Doreen G said...

What amazing ATC's Julie--and bread pudding ohhhh can I come for desert I love bread pudding --reminds me of my mother.

Teresa said...

Each of these ATCs is amazing - just breathtaking!

Steph said...

These ATC's are gorgeous!
Bread pudding ... yum yum!

Dawnie said...

These are just DIVINE miss Julie.Awsome art to share and Im sure you will blow these awsome gals away.Love them

Have a grand day

Hugs
Dawnie XXX

kelsey said...

Simply gorgeous and stunning atc's Julie, both the ones you've received and the ones you've made! I love the depth that you've achieved in these atc's, IRL I'll be they are magnificent and will be truly appreciated!

Dot said...

Beautiful ATC's Julie! The one's you have received are lovely. And I always adore the ones you create. So much texture and depth of color.

I know anyone who receives your art feels blessed.

Love to you and thr furries.

Dotee xoxo

Gaby Bee said...

I'm glad my cards arrived save and sound and that you like them. I can't wait to see the cards you are sending. I will let you know when they arrived
Have a wonderful week!
Gaby.

Jen Crossley said...

Stunning ATC Julie,and how lucky are these girls going to be when they get your's in the mail
Jen

Ro Bruhn said...

They're all fabulous Julie, I love the rust

Janet said...

I was doing ok until you mentioned the bread pudding!! Now I'm hungry!

All the ATCs are beautiful. I'm sure Debbi and Gaby are just as excited to trade with you as you are to trade with them. Your artwork is always wonderful.

MARGARET FIELD said...

absolutely stunning ATC's

Still Waters Studio said...

I always love your rusted creations! Just looking at them, one would think they were metal. Hard to believe it's just chipboard.
I have a recipe for chocolate bread pudding if you're interested.
Sherry

Still Waters Studio said...

You have been awarded the Brillante Weblog award by Stillwaters Studio.

Jacky said...

I love your rust creations Julie. I am always keen to have a go at rusting...but still procrastinating. Might have to buy some rusting paint methinks as these are fabulous! The receipients are sure to be blown away.
Looove Gaby Bee's ATC's too. Often stop by her blog to see her fabulous ATC's too.
Love to Archer, chuckled at the latest post. He did have his nose a little out of joint I think.

Betzie said...

Just saw these Julie...LOVE THEM!!!!

Mieke said...

Wow they are all so georgeous!!!

Laura said...

Talent, talent, everywhere! wow! Fair trades, beauty for beauty!

audrey h. said...

Saw your atc's on Gaby's blog and had to come by to tell you that they are gorgeous :)