Wednesday, May 11, 2011

More ATCs. . . .re-posted

Hey everyone!

First of all, I changed my blog header today and it's one of my favorite things in the world! Some day, those two chairs on that beach will be occupied by me and my hubby. We WILL make it happen!

Okay so onto the true nature of my post. I am loving the contest themes this month over on the Hero Arts blog! They are ATCs and Fabulous Flowers and the technique is colored pencils. I made my first ever ATCs the other day and they are lots of fun! The smaller size makes it a bit quicker to work with. I made three more today. Each one uses the same flower from the Hero Arts Blossom Art set with different backgrounds and colors.


This first one is actually a bit bigger than it should be. ATCs are suppose to measure 2.5 X 3.5 inches. This one is close to 3 X 4. I hope the size isn't a rule written somewhere. I finished it and decided it didn't look right so I layered it onto a white background. The flower is colored with Copics.



For this one, I white embossed the envelope pattern for the background and to color the flower, I used a combination of Distress inks mixed with water and my watercolor pencils.



On this last one, the background was shaded using distress inks and the flower was again colored with the combination of distress ink and watercolor pencils.


I also have a card to show you today. It has three flowers from three different Hero Arts stamps. These were all colored using Faber Castell watercolor pencils.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day! :)

37 comments:

Dawn said...

At last Blogger is letting me comment.... love all your ATC's and your card is so vibrant Barb. I am particularly enamored with the pink ATC ~ it seem to shine.

Isha said...

Barb!!! you are doing wonders with ATCs. Love them all. TFS

Sue said...

I love your new blog header it is always refreshing to have a change.
Your little creations are lovely Barb, I especially love the last one, that pink with the green is so soft.
Barb I'm sorry to tell you there is a rule for ATC's they MUST be 2.5ins by 3.5ins in size to qualify as a collectable and to trade.
I think the collectors are quite pedantic about it too. (but I won't tell!)
Smiles:)

Pippa67 said...

Oh Barb, these ATC's are beautifull. Love how you have used the same flower and they all look totally different.

Anette said...

wow, so manmy gorgeous flowers, Barb!!!

Lin said...

Beautiful header - look at that white sand! And I'm glad to see you loving the ATC's - there's just something about diminutive that is so appealing! Love all your creations today, Barb.

joy said...

Very pretty ATC's!

Virginia L. said...

I'm really enjoying your flower ATCs and cards! They sure bring me lots of smiles! Love your new blog header, Barb! I wish every day life is like a beach.... :)

Mitt said...

Now that's my kinda of header...

Tiffany said...

Wonderful ATC's! Love that embossed musical background, it really shines! Now when you and DH do get to sit in those comfy chairs, take me with you!! LOL....I so need a vacation! :)

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb,
These ATC's are gorgeous--I love them all. You did an excellant job with these. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs to you.

Suzanne C said...

Love the new header and love your goal chairs! ;) Beautiful ATC's. Love the gorgeous flowers!

Lynn said...

Can I join you on the beach? Love your atcs especially the bold red background on the first one!

Nancy said...

Hey Barb! Any card you make with your lovely flowers is always perfect to me! Your ATC is so lovely!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow pretty cheerful creations.

walchowDesign said...

Aww.... love your new blog header! Love all your ATC cards!

alexandra s.m. said...

Awesome Barb! You are so inspired these days! and we all benefit from your talent so thank you!

maryse n. said...

It's cold and raining here, so that new picture is killing me. Love your ATCs. So pretty! I have yet to make one, I must get on that. The 3 flowers on your last card are so beautifully coloured! You did an amazing job.

Cathy A said...

Fabulous Atc'S Barb, those beach loungers look very inviting, might join you!

Rosemary said...

lovely group of ATCs barb!! ah... to be sitting on a warm, sunny beach would be so wonderfu! its pouring rain right now in my neck of the woods!!

Maureen Morton said...

Hi, Barb! Love that new header and the positive thinking going along with it. I am such a water person myself! Love these ATC's. You are such an inspiration. I have never made one - not sure what I would do with one once I did. May try now. Thanks for sharing.

susanne said...

Ahhh, what a lovely thought ... sitting on the beach in those two chairs :)! Beautiful ATCs Barb! They're very sweet and filled with love!

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous ATC's! Love the shine on the musical background stamp and the colorful flowers on the last one is my fave! Fantastic job on all of these!

Simone said...

These are all gorgeous Barb! Love your new header pic! So pretty :)

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love your new blog header Barb! I want to be there now! :) Your ATCs are beautiful! I love the musical background and I love the flowers on all of them.

Michelle said...

Hi Barb! I love the beach scene...wish were there too!
I love your ATC...never made one myself...not even sure what it stands for either! I absolutely love the pink 'hello'ATC!!!
Love the card...the flowers are so bold! Great coloring!

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Barb, you are doing an awesome job with the ATCs! I still have yet to make one. Your card is beautiful, too...as usual!

kath said...

wow barb...loving your gorgeous ATC's..thanks for sharing and hey can you add another deck chair for me on that stunning beach...we can dream can't we...big hugs kath xxx

Karen said...

First of all Barb, I LOVE your new blog header! Not sure where that is but I too want to go! And that Hero Art's flower on your ATC's is one of my favorite stamps right now, and you've done a beautiful job with it. Have a great day!

donna mikasa said...

Hi Barb! Love your ATCs! The first one is my favorite, even if it's a tad bigger. I've done that, too--so some of mine are 1/8" bigger. Shhhh..don't tell!

Tina said...

fabulous ATCs and I love your way of using the same flower stamp. Now, you make me wanna have this set :-)))

Lisa said...

Lovin your ATC's!! The red one with the muscial bg is my fav :) I want to be where ever this is on your blog header *sigh* Hope you and hubby can make it there soon!

Disp6194 said...

First I love the new blog header, that absolutely looks like some place I want to be :)
Your ATC's are gorgeous!! I love all the different backgrounds.
The flowers are your card are so bright and fun. I'm going to have to look into those colored pencils!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb,
Your ATC's are awesome and love the different backgrounds; you did a wonderful job. It is good to be back and thanks for your sweet comment that you left on my blog. Hugs.

Tanya said...

Love the ATC, they are wonderful! I too would love to be sitting in those chairs, it looks so peaceful!

78thistles said...

Love the new header Barb. What a beaufiful place! I applaud your venture into the world of ATCs. I have not attempted any myself but you've inspired me to give it a try ;-)
Thanks for stopping by my blog too. I always apprecitate it.
lisa

Deirdre said...

Barb - stunning banner photo... beautiful. Can almost feel the heat of the sun.

Love your ATC's - all adorable.