Saturday, March 27, 2010

International ATC Exhibition

Last Saturday was the final day of the Vancouver International Artist Trading Card Exhibition, and Sunday was the day for trading.  Although I didn't clue into this exciting  Olympic event in time to enter my ATC's into the exhibition, the organizer was kind enough to let me swap ATC's.  So, I packed up a stack of ATC's and swamped them for these beauties:

International ATC Swap1 International ATC Swap2

International ATC Swap3 International ATC Swap4

These come from places far and wide, including Australia, Turkey, Germany, USA, England, and closer to home all over Canada.  They display talents in a variety of mediums  - watercolour, drawing, pencil crayon, lino printing,  acrylic, pen and ink, collage, and textiles.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Another Olympic Moment - an ATC Exhibition and Demonstration

I finally found my opportunity to participate in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, instead of just walking around gawking at stuff.  As part of the Cultural Olympiad, the City of Vancouver sponsored an International Artist Trading Card ("ATC") Exhibition.  More information about that can be found here.

As part of the Exhibition, the organizers held a demonstration down at one of my favourite art supply stores, RubyDog's Art House, and I popped in and made a couple of ATC's.

He Closes His Eyes


I also participated in an "ATC jam" or "Round Robin", and three of us collaborated on this series of cards:

Admit One

I'm sorry that I didn't know more about the Exhibition earlier so that I could pass the word around ahead of time, but the organizers were kind enough to let me participate in the final swap.  I'll post the fantastic ATC's I received in another post.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

My Sister Sends Me Things

My sister, Dianne, is wonderfully generous, and sends me all manner of stamping goodies. Sometimes she sends me stamped images. I coloured this one with pencil crayons and made this card for her. Thanks again, Dianne!

Dianne Sending my love

And thank you, Jeannie, for giving me this gorgeous paper. I think it is called Washi paper. What wonderful friends I have!

Friday, March 12, 2010

When a Design Works

The most challenging part of  making cards for me is the design or layout process.  So, when I find one I like I tend to use it a few times.  Here are a few cards I made recently with some new Inkadinkado stamps I bought at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts in Palm Desert.


 Barb birthday 2010

Dianne Valentines2010