Monday, June 23, 2008

Colour My World

The yahoo group ArtTechniquesATCs is holding a monthly colour swap. I participated in the blue swap and should be receiving my trades soonish. Since then there has been a red and a yellow swap. I have made cards based on these colours but have not officially joined in the swaps. For each I have tried to only use the colour specified - which isn't always easy!
Broken Hearted was created for the red theme (obviously) and uses the nail polish technique to create the heart.

I think of yellow as being a very happy colour and thus Happiness in Bloom was created for this theme.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Lazy Long Weekend

Another lazy Sunday update. The Princess graded to her orange belt in Karate this morning so I'm making my next elephant ATC with orange in it to celebrate. Very proud of her we are. Received 2 more sets of elephant ATC's this week - one from Finland and one from Northern Ireland. Love both sets ... hosting a swap is so much fun.

I've moved out of the very messy Secret Room and taken over the kitchen table so I can create while having my foot up and still see the TV and be part of my little families hustle and bustle. Haven't really done a lot but having fun all the same.

No pictures this week.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

A pinch and a punch

First day of the month. First day of winter too. It has been an eventful few weeks here - on top of all the usual guff I have been making elephants, I sprained my ankle and we went to the Melbourne Zoo.

I don't know how I sprained my ankle but boy it hurts. The doctor tells me it will be at least a month before it feels better. I try to keep off it as much as possible but it aches at night and gets icy cold deep inside. aaarrrgghhhh

The Melbourne Zoo is a wonderful place and they are constantly upgrading the exhibits - such an amazing wonderland for two young princesses and their not so young escorts. I had a great time finding inspiration for my Elephant ATC's.

I'm hosting an Elephant ATC swap for the yahoo group artisttradingcards and am excited to say that there are 18 players made up of peple from Australia, the UK, the USA and Finland. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Below are some of the ATC's I have made for this swap:

Dust Storm; Ruby; Lucky; Lasting Love; Family Tree and Elephant Dancing @41