Three more sets of round robins - these are ones I finished off, after two other people worked on them. It's amazing the variety of themes we get on our cards!
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Friday, November 01, 2019
I've taken part before in background swap - where you don't swap completed cards, but rather backgrounds, which other people can add to, to make completed cards. It's a fun way to start a card, sometimes helps with inspiration and also, provides an opportunity to use backgrounds with techniques you might not do yourself. This time, I am hosting the swap, but I made some backgrounds myself anyway - these started as a paint-wipe sheet from one of the girls' art projects, but I collaged a bit of text and tissue paper on top for extra texture, before cutting it into pieces.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Some more round robins - even when I do nothing else, I seem to keep up with working on round robins - perhaps because they only require a small amount of work, not even as much as making a full card! These are all ones where two people had already worked on them, and I just needed to add finishing touches. Some flowers on these cute animal cards,
a flower and a border on these floral stamp cards,
And a bit of lettering (and a few more eggs) on these cards.
Friday, October 25, 2019
These are all round robin cards where I started the card and sent it along to another artist, who added something and sent it to a third person to finish off. So I can show what I sent (below) and what I got back in the end (above).
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
These cards are for a swap themed "Recycle, reuse, repurpose" - the idea being to only use things which are recycled, used from other sources, etc., and not take new materials from your stash. For me, this was pretty easy - I have a lot of stuff which comes from recycled sources.
All my backgrounds were from old pieces from the the girls' artwork; I used parts of envelopes, old stamps, some card catalogue cards, text leftover from making found poetry, washi tape which I salvaged from envelopes sent to me, some things cut from tickets, etc.
Friday, October 18, 2019
This one was fun to work on - what was coming out of the egg? Took me a while to find the right image(s), but I knew I wanted something unusual.
A very neutral background can be almost as hard to decide how to embellish than one which has a clear theme. When that happens, I usually just look for something I have three of.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019
This was one of those round robins where I had a hard time thinking of what to add. For one thing, the image was quite big. For another, it's not my natural style or topic, so I have to work harder. I found the cat image in a pad of paper, and cut him out - worked well.
This one was a lot more straightforward.
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
For once, I made some ATCs with no particular theme, and not for a swap - just to make some. Some of these, I may swap individually with people, but they were just made to use bits and pieces I had knocking around. All of the backgrounds came from a background swap or were given to me, so I had a head start...