Sunday, July 05, 2009

Rolodex Swap

I've been a busy poster this weekend so you probably won't hear from me again for a few days. I have to go in to "work" mode!
I love my rolodex art. I'm always on the lookout for a circular rolodex holder, but my flat one is fine for art display. I'm hosting a swap this month for the byhandartists yahoogroup who want to add to their rolodex. I have a lot of quote art in mine and decided to keep going with that theme, though I do love my pink ones, too, even though pink is not a favorite color of mine.
I used watercolor paper and the same technique used for the atcs in June, you can scroll down, if you like, to see the details. Some have a bird in flight mask and others the dragonfly in the June post. I like it better for smaller projects, though the birdie will be great on a fat book page or scrapbook page in the future. I don't think I'll use it for atcs or rolodex again. I used the wet mask to stamp the backs, and in one case the front. Seeing the negative and positive is interesting to me.
The quotes are from Suzanne's collection at Quietfire Design. I think her calligraphy is fabulous.
Here are a few others from my collection to enjoy. I would scan them all if I had time!


okanagan_spirit said...

Beth your Rolodex cards are lovely, I like the positive and negative of the dragonfly, sure wish I had been able to join this swap, my Rolodex is lonely for some new cards.

okanagan_spirit said...

I have chosen you for the Honest Scrap award!! Because I love your blog! Please check out my blog for details!

donna said...

ArtCricket@, I don't know what the Honest Scrap award is all about, but I'm sure you're deserving. How do you manage to accomplish so much? I must be doing something wrong. So, what are a few of your favorite quotes? I'm going to go back when I have more time and comment on the post before this one.

Lindalou said...

I could sure use an explanation of rolodex art. How do you use this?

Lindalou said...

Thanks for the explanation of your Art Rolodex. I love the idea of this. I'm such a newbie at all this creative stuff. I've only gotten the creative urge as of recent...likely due to ye old menopause. Whatever the reason is, I'm enjoying myself and love learning all the amazing options out there. I just learned about ATCs yesterday by visiting okanagan_spirit's website. You've both been very helpful.