Wednesday, July 29, 2009

July ATCs

It's that time again! This month's ATC theme was "birds".

Cheryl chose our theme this round and here is her creation.

Not only did she create an ATC, she also compiled a CD of "chick power songs" for each of us!

The front of her card...

and the back. Cheryl has this fabulous talent when it comes to layering. However, she took it in a different direction this time. Instead of physical layers of papers and such, she did the majority of her layering in photoshop. (She so good at that too!)

Here is Nina's piece.

Nina created these lovely little hanging collages to house her ATCs in.

On the back of the collage was a match book case that held the card.

And this is the lovely card.

Donna was unable to play along this time, but we did add a new talent to the mix... our friend Misty.

Misty's cards came packaged in this gorgeous handmade box...

that coordinated with her card.

What did I tell ya... talented, huh?!

And here is mine.

There are two things I just can't get enough of right now... Art Nouveau and Magnolia Pearl. For a long time I've loved both of these, but like I said, I seriously just can't get enough of either right now. So inspiring!

My card is made from the fabric pieces and trims I picked up when I went here and a little bit of Wanda's lace (the tea dyed bit of pink on the front). The peacock image is from a Dover Publication that I used watercolor pencils on.

We won't be doing an ATC swap in August, but we will be back at it in September. The theme is "sweet". Looking forward to it.

Have a beautiful Wednesday!

15 comments:

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Wow...what a super creative bunch! Hard to pick a favorite as they are all gorgeous & well crafted.

Polka Dot Moon said...

I'm am in awe of your talent and that of your friends! These are just beautiful!!!

Can't wait to see the "Sweet" September ones......anything with the word sweet attached has got to be delish! Paper or otherwise ;)

Charlene said...

Wow I can't choose a favorite! They all turned out great! Thanks for sharing. Where do you store or display all these little goodies?

Lori said...

they are all wonderful...i love these kinds of swaps...where there is one theme...and everyone does their own interpretation...you can really see what each persons style is

the wild raspberry said...

what a talented bunch of gals you are! i'm especially drawn to the nest page. that ribbon wrapped right around my heart!
xoxo
chasity

TinyBear said...

Oh - I love them all. They are so beautiful and creative. I love how you have used the lace on your card Alisa. Thanks for sharing.

Jamie said...

These are all so lovely!!! Birds are my favorite:) Your group is awesome. I really enjoyed looking at your vacation photos. What a wonderful bunch of boys you have:) Love, Jamie

Sandy Michelle said...

All the contributors are so talented!! I love the fabrics you used on your atcs!

Sandy :)

Cheryl Carey Bass said...

Ooooooh la la! You photo them so well! I love how you always make us all look so PRO! I didn't realize you had hand painted your peacock with your watercolor pencils. I've been dying to get at mine again (haven't used them since college!) You did an amazing job. Talk about layering talent...the rich fabrics, and I know how tough watercolor is..even the pencils. That's a real layering artform!

Caleen said...

How fun. They are all beautiful. What a great group of talented women. I love all the lace and trims you used for yours. Have a lovely weekend.

natalea said...

I just love all of these Alisa! and i can't get enough of Magnolia Pearl lately either!
Hope you are having a fantastic weekend! xo natalea

Margaret said...

what an amazing selection of ATC's, you gals are so talented! beautifully photgraphed too! M

cindy said...

Hardpressed to say which is a favorite, they are all equally lovely! As always, you gurls done good! :D

-c
yapping cat

Brandy Faulkner said...

Great theme! They are all pretty!Hope you stay cool in this Texas heat!

xoxo,
brandy

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Wow, these are beautiful! You have some very creative friends!!