Saturday, 29 August 2009

ATCs

(My ATC for Meagan)

My new ATC trading partner, Meagan and I traded ATCs again this week and this time we set the theme as "asian". I used to do a lot of oriental themed paper arts and I can feel a revival coming on! It took me half an hour just to decide which of my asian themed stamps I would use on this one ATC. But it was fun going through my stamp "catalogue" (which desperately needs updating with all the stamps that I have purchased over the last few years - I used to be so disciplined about stamping new images and recording them by brand in my file but I have got very slack).

For this ATC I used some vintage text (lovely thin paper), a piece of beautiful yuzen paper , a bamboo printed ribbon and some thin red paper tape. I coloured the image with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, blending with odorless solvent and a stump. It made me realise just how rarely I do detailed colouring.

(Meagan's ATC for me)

And this is the gorgeous ATC Meagan made. I love the way she has layered papers on top of each other to get such a lovely effect. And I am applying lots of pressure about starting a blog!!

I have been away with work quite a bit lately and I am away again this week so blogging his taking a bit of back seat but I am working on a few things so I will post about them once they are finished.

4 comments:

Sam Marshall said...

These are really beautiful. I love the way you've coloured your stamped image.

Gaby Bee said...

These ATCs are simply amazing! Love them both.
Gaby xo

Night Owl Designs said...

I hope your ATCs initiate an Oriental revival Debbi! Love this theme.

Julia said...

Hi Debbi,
Love your latest sunshine work, (esp love that big stamp, where do I get one), how great that you and your friend had the same song!...
Love these Japanese ATC"s as well...always love Japanese inspired work.
Your art as always so elegant and beautifully crafted...
Hope things are going well now that your home, looks like we are in for a very hot, dry Summer here in Melbourne, maybe without water!..xx