Thursday, April 20, 2017

Fashion Chunky Book Swap 2017

Each year our ATC group does a Chunky book swap. For this we each have to make a page for every person who signed up. This year that meant making 10 pages each. The theme was 'Fashion'. As always we had a great turn out for the afternoon and wonderful pages to trade.

Group pages

Kathy

Linda

Louise

Lucie

Marie

Olive

Peggy

Veronica

Virginia

Wendy
Happy Creating!
Wendy

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Art Deco ATC's

I just had a great afternoon with my ATC group. We did our annual chunky book swap and of course our month ATC swap. I don't quite have the Chunky book photo's ready for you so I'll start by sharing the ATC's. This month's ATC theme was ArtDeco. What an interesting style to study and make cards with. How fun are these!
Kathy


Louise

Lucie

Marie


Peggy

Veronica

Virginia

Wendy
Olive

Linda
I will be back tomorrow to share our Chunky book swap pages.

Happy Creating!
Wendy

Saturday, March 25, 2017

March ATC's, Mandalas

Have you ever made a Mandala? 
I think before this ATC trade I had but they were basic and I didn't really like the outcome. I have to admit when I found out that we were going to be doing Mandalas for one of our ATC trades I did a little research. 
The dictionary gave me this:
Oriental Art. a schematized representation of the cosmos, chieflycharacterized by a concentric configuration of geometric shapes, each of which contains an image of a deity  or an attribute of a deity.
And Wikipedia gave me this:
mandala (Sanskrit: मण्डल, lit, circle) is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe.[1] In common use, "mandala" has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe.
After watching a few how to videos I decided to start with a few lines to guide me while creating my Mandala instead of doing it freehand. I was quickly taken with it and did found I couldn't stop at just one.
It was so interest to see the variations or Mandalas in our group.

Louise


Lucie

Olive

Wendy
If you haven't tried making Mandalas before I highly recommend it. Since starting this I have made numerous ones of all sizes and colours. I think this is something I will continue to do for a long time. They are so fun and meditative to do.

Happy Creating.
Wendy


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Imagination is Boundless workshop

   In the last year or two I have been exploring the creation of dimensional canvases. I often call them altered art because so many thing on them are altered from their original purpose. Almost nothing is sacred and cannot be used on a piece of altered art. So now I enjoy teaching my process of creating these canvases to others. 
   Yesterday I was in the company of 3 wonderfully creative ladies while teaching them the Imagination is Boundless canvas workshop. Just see what a wonderful job they did.
Louise

Lucie

Micheline
Now I'm off to finish the canvas I started during the workshop and maybe start a few more projects floating around in my head. Wish me luck!

Keep Creating.
Wendy


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Fantasy Country ATC's

For February our ATC theme was Fantasy Country. It was to be a country we would like to visit that we hadn't previously traveled to, real or imaginary.
Kathy open

Kathy front

Linda

Louise

Lucie

Marie

Olive

Virginia

Wendy
What country would you like to visit or make up in you own mind?

Happy Creating!
Wendy

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Fun with buttons and lace.

The Button and Lace tree is usually a pre-Christmas workshop but by request I did one yesterday. It was fun to do it out of season although I think these trees don't need to be just for Christmas. They're a beautiful to have out all year round. 
As with many creative workshops it was fun to see the variation of trees at the end of the afternoon.
Deborah

Kathi

Kathy

Stephen
Are you finding some creative time this winter? Next weekend is the Tag book workshop. It will be another fun afternoon creating with students in the studio.

Happy Creating!
Wendy

Saturday, February 4, 2017

January ATC challenge

Did I mention that I'm continuing my monthly challenge into this year? Well I am!
For January I challenged myself to make an ATC each day. Here are a few of my favourites.
Day 9 Face it

Day 17 Gears

Day 8 Geared up

Day 22 Input/output

Day 26 Bloom


Day 24 Twirls and swirls

Day 6 Fusion
You can see more of my ATC's as well as some from others that played along with me on the Dragonfly Dreamers monthly Challenge group page on FB.

February's challenge is all about hearts. I'm trying to create something everyday with a heart on it. Would you like to join me? Share your creation here as a comment or on the facebook page.

Happy Creating!
Wendy



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