Sunday, 18 August 2013

The Magic Garden - artist trading cards

Still managing to fit in some trading cards to a very busy and full life. the latest pair from this challenge on PDA are shown in this post. I am still making simple collaged cards but then that is the technique which turned me onto trading cards in the first place. My more daring and experimental art work is happening in my painting at the moment.

Things happening in my life at home mean that all my craft "stash" is boxed and put safely away so that I can't get at it easily. Everything for painting is held in one bag. On a Tuesday night, I pick up the bag and head for my art group. I do then have at least a couple of hours once a week to "do my own thing" without worrying about interruption.

But I digress, here are the promised ATC's. Interestingly, I don't often use die-cuts shapes but they seemed to fit on this card. I did draw and shade the fence myself before cutting it out.

And here is a simple collaged card, lots of background elements, including the die cut paper in the lower left corner. The darker blue background is showing thru'. The red hearts are also die-cuts.

One of these days I willl get my studio/office back and begin paying with different techniques. In fact I am tempted to set a series of challenges on PDA to make sure that I do get down to it. I wonder how it would go down?

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