Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Some more ATC's and a flower ATC swap

Well I got my butterfly ATC's sent off and just yesterday I sent off some flower ATC's..

She mentioned in her profile that she recently started zentangling so I made up this card

I am getting ready to send off an early Halloween ATC I am just wainting to find out who my partner is..
A Halloween ATC
I also picked up this card to go along with my ATC
I also kust recieved one of my butterfly ATC's in the mail today which was veet exiting it was her first swap as well...
she sent this butterfly ATC along with these stickes

and this lovely card
I just stenciled a binder and got some baseball card holders to store my ATC's in...

my first ATC
and I also just started doing zentangles which are very fun..

and a couple more ATC's..
I got an old dictionary the other day and have been sketching out random definitions

a flamingo dictionary page ATC

I loved this bee magazine clipping and decided to "make him a world"

Well that's it for now. Thank you for stopping by and have a wnderful day!

Hole in the Wall and a Visit to My Mother in Laws

On friday the boyfriend and I decided to go to a place I have been hearing so much about lately called Hole in the wall. I was a little worried I would be disappointed after hearing from so many people how gorgeous it was, but I was most definitely not let down it really was lovely. Here are some pictures that I took...
The hole in the Wall I regretted not bringing my bathing suit there was a lovely deep pool that I would have loved to swim in under the waterfall.

Lots of lovely wildflowers

and loads of salal

There was an old wooden pipe that was rotting away under the ground which we followed for a while

Not far from the wall we found someone had been very busy building inukshuks along the stream bank

a close up

and another close up
   The patterns in some of the rocks where amazing...

and we seen lots of frogs

This is the other side of the hole we climbed through it

 I enjoyed myself so much and would most definitely like to visit this spot again. It was such a magical place the stream was so clear and beautiful and the inukshuks where very cool. I will definitely be bringing my swim suit next time though.
   We also went up to Victoria for a visit and got to see my Mother in Laws new house and visit the birds who live in a lagoon near by...

Poor Suki my, Mother in Laws cat, is getting quite old and deaf but he's still chugging along

I liked this cat in the neighbors yard he looked so peaceful in the garden

a little bird at the lagoon
Well I hope you enjoyed the photos, thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 19, 2013

My first Swap Bot Swap

  I'll be participating in my very first swap on swap bot. It is a 5 minute butterfly ATC swap and I am very exited. I will put my ATCs in the mail tommoro just to be sure they are fully dry before I put them in the envelopes. Anyway I thought I would share what I have come up with..
I did the background with the salt technique in this tutorial and then cut out my butterflies from paper, and painted on my flowers with acrylics

I spray painted through lace for the background here and then drew on my butterfly wing with a fine tipped black marker
The swap is to send 1 ATC each to 2 people but I am going to send two to each just because I've had so much fun making them and couldn't decide on one to send and this way hopefully they will like at least one ha ha. Here are some of the others I made...
These are paper cutouts which I mod podged to card stock.

these are doodles
and here some non butterfly cards I have been making..

The ATC's above are done with fine tipped sharpies colored in with pencil crayons.
   Well thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 18, 2013


  I found out about ATC's a while back and have been meaning to give them a try for a while now. If you don't know ATC stands for Artistic Trading Cards. I won't reinvent the wheel by explaining what they are but will instead put a link here to wiki how which does quite a nice job of explaining what they're all about. I have been having so much fun making them up the past few days and am currently trying to get into swapping them on Swap bot.
   Anyway here are my ATC's so far I am working on some butterfly ones for a swap at the moment...

this one got a bit marked up I accidentally got black paint on it when I mod podged it.

I love how these two turned out I can't usually paint

I really like how the tiger turned out

these dot ones are inspired by Australian aboriginal paintings

the kitty was my very first attempt

I like the frog but am not so fond of the kitty here

these didn't turn out quite like I'd hoped I originally wanted to do sequins instead of the glitter but I just could not get them to stick

Some defiantly turned out better than others and i won't fell comfortable sending some of them out but others I quite like.
   My mom and I went to a local art rave today and I wanted to share some of the photos I took
I stopped to say hello to these girls whom I call the jingle sisters as they are sisters and each have a jingle bell on there collar so I always know when they are around.
we stopped at the water front on the way and watched the boats for a little while
I loves these charming little sculptures

I thought these mountain images made of wood slices where just amazing

Won't you love to have this piece in your home

If this little fellow was a red head he would remind me very much of some of the earlier photos of my dad who is sort of a mountian man looking fellow

I loved the details in this little bird
 So that is some of my favorites out of all the wonderful art work that I seen today I hope you enjoyed and feel as inspired as I do.
   Anyway Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!