Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Above and Below book mark swap

I usually do not do this sort of swap, but the theme intrigued me. It is at IllustratedATCs.com, the theme is above and below. For some reason my bookmarks have a sleepy twist in all of them.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Blue Reborn Book

This book is what my friend Lisa calls "reborn books". Basically you take a hardback book that is doomed for the trash and make an new one.  

You carefully remove the entire insides and make new pages from all sorts of papers, envelopes, pockets, or whatever you can dream of. I bound my book with leather lacing and an old paint brush. I am not sure whether I will add beads or not. For now I am leaving the leather lacing long.

I have joined a journaling group and this is the book I will be working on. I am making myself do some writing which is so hard for me, I was born with a total writers block.  I was smart on my part to make my book with only 24 pages.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Altered Playing Card Swap

I am participating in a swap at ATCs for all. You are to use a regular playing card, one of the corners must show the number and suit. I colored in the corner to go with my paper. The white background was just to bright. The images came from Ten Two Studios.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hand Colored Photographs

I am hosting a swap at atcsforall.com called Hand colored photographs. Here are some cards I made, not sure if I am going to use them in the swap or not. I may work on them a little more with colored pencils. The cards are colored in with Copic  and Primsacolor markers.  I took the photographs on the left and the center. The guy on the bike is a vintage photograph that I bought at an antique store. I scanned in the photograph in my collection so I can make many more alteration to it.