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Friday, July 20, 2012

Quirky ATC Theme Swap

The month of June's theme for ATC swapping on Willowing online art group was "Quirky" so pretty much anything went...birds with umbrellas, funky dolls with wings, even abstract art.  My swap partner was a lady named Sonia.  When I received her cards in the mail I was blown-away!  She hand painted two fun ladies with big loud colorful curly hair!  They are so adorable!

I took a mini-vacation to the beach last month and that trip inspired my ATC's.  I thought how fun would it be to see a glamorous octopus or even a mermaid in the ocean!  Of course, I saw neither but that didn't mean I couldn't bring them to life in a drawing.  Here are my ATC's I sent Sonia:

The first one was a drawing using a combination of Letraset water soluble markers, Primsacolor pencils (love them!), and Stickles Glitter glue...titled "Sassy Octopus."

Isn't she the cutest?!  I glittered her red lips and matching tube of lipstick.  After I took her picture and sent her in the mail I kept thinking she was missing something.  I should have added a mini pearl necklace or something!  Oh well, I'm still happy with the way she turned out.

My second ATC was a drawing using Prismacolor pencils (my ultimate fav!) along with Copic Spica Glitter Pens (very fun to work with), and Stickles glitter glue.  Hey, what can I say??  I like sparkly things!  This one is titled, "Bubbles."

I thought how quirky would it be to see a mermaid in the water with a bar of soap surrounded in bubbles?  For the bubbles I used Stickles glitter glue in a clear white glitter then after the glitter dried I went over it with the Copic Spica Glitter Pens.  The mermaids tail also shimmers with the different colors of Stickles glitter I added.

As in any ATC swap, etiquette states that you can not publicly post your ATC's online until your swap partner receives them.  Since my partner recently received them I can post them.

So leave me comments or send me an email and let me know what you think.

Until next time!

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