Friday, May 29, 2009

ATCs






I'm busy creating atcs for the byhandartists yahoogroup atc swap that I've been hosting. This month's themes are the number 5 (it is May),anything Mexican (Cinco de Mayo) , and anything sea related. Here's what I have so far. I don't know why, but the yellow (which is really a green yellow) scanned as white on the long-legged sandpiper. The beak and top stripey wing are that color, matching the alcohol ink in the background. The belly is white. I need to use my glaze pens more. I like them. I ran across the jewelry tags when I was looking for something else and thought I'd use them. I found a collage stamp with the number 5 and figured it was time to dig it out of the stash, too. Some of the long-legged sandpipers have the word "dream" on them. They walk so fast I doubt they really dream of longer legs, though!

3 comments:

donna said...

I have a fear of making a stupid comment regarding your art, but that won't stop me. Children on the beach and the sandpiper; love them both. Jewelry tags?? Are those the 5 little shoes?

Yogi said...

very nice. Love your sandpiper.
The long story below was really nice too. Interesting

ArtCricket2 said...

Thanks for the comments! The jewelry tags are the little tags (that look like shoes) that are attached to the atc with metal brads. they are tiny tags attached with tiny string to pieces of jewelry to show the price. I stamped the word "five" and a leaf. ( I wanted 5 tags so I had to add another element.)