Monday, March 11, 2013

Sugar and Spice ATC Swap

I hosted an ATC swap for February for FB art group I belong to. Actually, I try to host one every Valentine's Day. More specifically I try to host a chance to make anti-Valentine's day art or cards. Even as much as I love romance and PINK they're always more popular, more fitting, somehow more soothing than just plain old love.. This year I had the idea to host a sugar and spice swap so people could make three sweet and three not so sweet cards. Here's what I came up with.

"Don't Kiss and Tell" This is so needed for the social network age. It gets a little messy seeing everyone's business on FB, Twitter, and even blogs. :P

These were painted, stamped, inked, doodled, sanded, and colored with my Gelatos. Then I added a few stickers to tell the story.

"One Delightful Goodbye" A break-up card. Why don't they ever have these in the pack?
 My favorite - "I don't like you." I never really get to say it, but come on. You know there are those people out there. The ones you never really click with. Those people who never click with anyone. This is for them. I'm not mean enough to actually give this to anyone, but it is sitting in the front of my ATC display case right now reminding me to pray for those rotten people in my life that I just don't like and probably never will. *sigh*

And to redeem myself here's something softer and sweeter.

 I used sticky backed canvas and then painted over a stencil with light pink paint, then I stamped over that with the brick stamp using Distress Ink, then I painted over that with a rose stencil and paint, then I stenciled over a plastic doily from Yapping Cat Studio with bronze paint and then inked all the edges until it finally felt done.

  I added some Maya Road trim, Prima Flowers, and stickers and patterned papers to finish the story.
I've traded all, but one of these away and I am enjoying the other artists interpretation of the theme. :) Tiny pieces of art to express myself and then their art in return that stirs me. It's a good trade.

1 comment:

Crafty Mama of Four said...

I love these! I'm on swap-bot and love doing ATC swaps!! :D


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