Saturday, December 16, 2006

Arty Christmas

In addition to the ornament swap, I also signed up for an ATC Christmas swap hosted by Amy. Here are my submissions.

I was really pleased with how they turned out. I painted the canvas in the class I took from Lisa Engelbrecht in Houston and then I just added all those other elements from my various boxes of stuff. I think the only thing I bought was the nubby red yarn that I zigged around the edge. (This is a favorite finishing technique I stole --- er, I meaned learned -- from Sarah.)

As I zigged the yarn, I also grabbed a piece of cereal box carboard for the backing. Unfortunately, I turned the printed side out on some of them. So they are Christmasy on the front and "9 vitamins and minerals" on the back. (I just stuck a label over those, signed them and called it good.)

Some of these also got tucked into the box I sent to the Frayed Edges and I had a couple left over that I've put up here and there for some holiday artyness.

I have a very small collection of ATCs, but they really are charming little bits of creative goodness. A fun project to get me jump started on new ideas and a fun item to collect from other artists.

I haven't received my swap ornaments or ATCs yet... but I'll share when they arrive.

10 comments:

Amy said...

They're on their way today! You should have them on Monday I bet.

Kathy said...

I love these!! Did you save one for your mom? Hint hint...

Sioux said...

Those are just too cute. I just finished my first batch of 9. We printed on lawn, and it really is awsome.

Have a great weekend.

Micki said...

Love the ATC's, the are so Christmasy. And what wonderful gifts from your friends at Frayed Edges.

Anonymous said...

Very cute and festive! I love the fuzzy edging.

Still had to be anonymous to comment. I'm Janet from Just Bee-cause....

Janet said...

Very cute and festive! I love the fuzzy edging.

Karen said...

Just saw your work in the latest Quilting Arts magazine! Along with the frayed edges.. very very cool! Are you excited? I am just because I read your blog and feel like were all part of one (very )big family here at the Artful Quilters Web ring! LOL. You have been one very busy lady!

Lisa Walton said...

Love them - now i know what to do with all those great little bits I have from Lisa's class too.Hapy Christmas

Jan said...

These are so festive ... great way to carry on the "series" theme (I just got your book and am looking for a theme to begin). Love the fuzzy yarn edging.

Marieke said...

I received the left top one... it's even more beautiful in real life and I'm so happy with it! Thanks for participating and best wishes for the year to come from Holland!