Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hosting a House Party...


The mailing deadline is approaching for the house ATC swap I am hosting for Christian Paper Artists and for once, I have my own art done ahead of schedule. Being a last minute person, ie: procrastinator!, I normally use every one else's mailing time to START my own art. Bad hostess, bad hostess!







I used some fabulous rubber stamps I have been storing forever (Shrine looking stamp by Stampers Anonymous and Rococo facade by A Stamp in the Hand) and photos cut from books and phrases cut from a yellowed newspaper classifieds and vintage magazines. FUN! The bases are made from mostly Cheez-It boxes, because I like the warm color of the cardboard. I cover the Cheez-It graphics on the reverse with an ATC stamp I stamp on a sticker and fill out with my name, etc. I apologize for the cool, blue color of my photos. My digital camera is slowly degenerating, so even my sunlight pictures look cool.












I had asked the participants to not slather their cards with scripture, because then it becomes a card full of words and no graphic elements (I have seen in the past), but then I got carried away on a couple of my cards with a lot of words. Now I feel bad. Okay, my rational is, that my words ARE a graphic element and not just a body of copy glued down for it's content only. Having said that, now I feel just a little bad instead of a lot. For more house ACT art, check out Linda's (you will have to scroll down a little) and Anna's (also one post down on her blog) and Chris's.




3 comments:

Donna said...

You Always have the neatest things to show!! Really pretty sweetie!!hughugs

Linda said...

Love em, love em, love em!!!! Great swap...have mine arrived at your house yet?

Anna said...

they look great! I love your title too....."hosting a house party" - put mine in the mail yesterday - I'm not sure where my mind was? I thought I had like a whole other week to get them to you.... so thank you for the reminder. I love the useful books post too! That blog is awesome - I am thoroughly impressed and wish I know how to make book like that! I want to take a class sometime (one of my crafting goals) I really like her steamship book - I might have to nab that for father's day (father-in-law is a big boater..) Thanks for sharing, Anna