Creative Researcher Of New Experiences

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Bright bits for a cold day.

Hello everyone,
It Snowed again Friday - so we are again up to our ankles in the cold, wet, white stuff and I'm not happy about that.
In a real effort to pull myself up out of those funky winter blues - I decided I'd share some of the art I've been up to.

So brace yourself.

This is the ATC I made for the February swap over at Blissful ATC Swap. The theme was it's a Mad, Mad, Alice in Wonderland World. and when I first thought about it - I thought oh how cool that should be fun. I don't know if it was the winter doldrums or what - but as I tired to work on it - I just could not get into it. So the card you see above is my rather paltry attempt.
I found the picture above in an old book of mine as a kid - it was in black and white - scanned it into the computer - set to work cleaning it up a bit and then I printed it out full sized so I could have the fun of coloring it. Scanned it back into the computer and printed it out wallet size and added embellishments.

I thought it came out ok - but I must admit it is not some of my best work.

These are all the goodies I received from my partner Beth; over at Mossberry Cottage Blog.

The ATC she made. Isn't Mr. White Rabbit looking rather dapper.

Plus a real cool tag she made of Alice in wonderland. She is just so clever and talented.

Thank you so much Beth, I love everything.

I also participated in a private swap with a wonderful Lady I met on Flicker. Her sign in name is Card Happy her real name is Lori and she is a very experienced card maker.

We decided on a theme of famous women.

These are some of the goodies I received from my partner.

This is the beautiful card she made for me - Anne Sullivan and Helen Keller. Thank you so much Lori it is stunning.

Lori asked if I could make her card about Frida Kahlo - the famous Female artist from Mexico.

The first thing I had to do was hit the books and Internet to do some research on Frida, her life and her art.

This ATC is the culmination of my research. I made a paper clay plaque and glued a picture of one of Frida's self portraits on it. The background for my card was a small piece of fabric I picked up in a box of stuff from an auction. Then I quilled the filligere border around my plaque. Finished it off with a quote by Frida.

I thought it turned out quite well. Hope Lori, Liked it.

In an effort not to acquire that hoarder look - we are still working on organizing our basement and sorting things for donation and/or Garage Sale later in the year. Almost need to rent a storage unit for all the stuff we will be getting rid of. - How do we ever accumulate so much stuff?

Hope you are all having a great day.



Elaine said...

These cards are indeed works of them

Brian said...

Everything is very, very pretty! Y'all keep plenty warm!

Tracy said...

Wow, works of art indeed...I love the Alice in Wonderland pieces. Nice work! I think that's exactly what you should be doing on a cold snowy day!

Katnip Lounge said...

My best attempt would never be 1/4 as pretty as yours! I never learned to color between the lines, so to speak.
Decluttering is amazing, isn't it? When we moved to Las Vegas we got rid of VAST amounts of stuff.

Johanna said...

Hi Pellie,
your cards are wonderful. You are so creative. All this famous women are great on the cards.
Best greetings, Johanna

Designs by Blanche said...

Love your kitty-cat and tkhe atcs from Beth!