6/30/10 A Little Whimsy

The website Paper Whimsy is a site I've written about before - it has beautiful collage sheets.  Many of the images are available for download as well as hardcopies.  Gale has a large collection of old photos which she lovingly "restores/retouches" - her site has a look and feel all it's own.
The site hosts a monthly ATC Lottery - all images are due by the end of the month, a winner is chosen and they get all the ATC's that were done for that challenge.  The winner then decides on the theme for the following month, and on it goes.
This month the theme was Fruits of Life and my ATC is pictured below.
I used one of the collage sheets that had images of pears and some of them were arranged in the size of an ATC already.  I then too leaves from another floral sheet to make a hat and chose one of the many adorable children available on the site to place on top.  I then cut out another pear, covered it in clear Stickles and attached it with a dimensional square adhesive.  Hope I win.....


6/11/10 Summer is Here

Chicago heat has come early this year.  Even Memorial Day weekend was warm - almost unheard of.  So, it seemed fitting that a Summertime / Beach theme ATC challenge is being done through Alphastamps Yahoo Group.  I'm just getting ready to mail these in.

I also just mailed 10 Chunky Book pages -  Bird themed - to Lisa at Collage Stuff.  She's going to collect pages from everyone,  assemble/bind the books so each has the work of 10 different artists and make the cover for each.  I bought single sheets of paper from Michael's for the backgrounds and the images are from both collage sheets and german scrap I bought at Collagestuff. Here's the pages I sent in last week: