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11  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap -- August 2016 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by pottermouth on: September 03, 2016 02:07:04 PM
Cool kitty card, K_K! I really like how you finished the rest of the card with the border design.

LimeRiot sent along a envelope full of magnificent botanical art! There are two amazing watercolor ATCs, a tiny "Happy" envelope that held the three mini-mini works of art, and, AND a pretty green vine! I'm incredibly lucky!

Thank you for the delightful cards, Lime!
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12  Re: Recent ATCs in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by pottermouth on: August 30, 2016 07:19:12 PM
The Ongoing ATC Swap is addictive...so much so that I forget to take my own pics before sending them off to their new homes.

Nothing beats Peter Pan, not even Hook

Photo: Beautifulsoul

This one was for a "Things That Don't Go In a Canoe" theme, and initially I thought of an elephant but then that weird riddle came to mind, and there ya go. Colored pencil, pen.

Photo: rockingbearranch

Spawn, Issue 1 May '92. Acrylic paint on cardboard

Photo: Krafty_Karasu

Pen and ink of Labbacalle wedge tomb for spikefan's "Irish Ruins" theme

Photo: spikefan

And a jokey card again for spikefan, for her "Irish Ruin" theme, which honors both my family and married name

Photo: spikefan

(Thanks for the inspiring themes and excellent pics!)
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13  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap -- August 2016 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by pottermouth on: August 29, 2016 05:09:37 PM
rockingbearranch knocked it out of the park again! She claimed me for my Propaganda theme again and I get pretty excited about what she's come up with. Not only did she send a card, but she also constructed an entire mini Street Propaganda Art Kit! So cool! The entire kit, which consists of a CRAFT stencil, a NOT WAR stencil, and her finished card, conveniently slides into a storage sleeve for safe keeping. I'll be making my own version this evening, after the smallish people hit the sack. And lastly, RBR always sends dictionary pages of relevant words pertaining to the theme of the ATC along with her cards. I have stashed them away like a little squirrel, refusing to use them!  Cheesy Maybe one day soon. On with the card already!

Thanks for another awesome card!
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14  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap -- August 2016 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by pottermouth on: August 23, 2016 06:39:32 AM
Just  caught up on this thread.  So many amazing cards!!  Wow, you are all so talented.

Ditto!  Cheesy

K_K sent me an excellent card for Bizarre Holidays...I just love it! October 6 is Mad Hatter Day, a day to bring out your silly, so she crafted this spectacular card:

Thanks for the clever card, K_K!
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15  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap -- July 2016 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by pottermouth on: August 09, 2016 02:29:49 PM
rockingbearranch sent an entertaining card for my "Your Worst Fear" theme. It gives me the chuckles every time I read it! It seems the humidity here has caused the ink to smudge a little and transfer a bit onto the opposite side, but it is very faint and doesn't take away from my enjoyment of this card.


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16  Quack Doctor's Suitcase and Caravan in Completed Projects by pottermouth on: August 06, 2016 12:45:35 PM
Alpha Stamps has a 2" x 1.5" miniature suitcase that seemed just right for a snake oil salesman. I just love little things that hold even smaller things for some reason.

The suitcase is covered in leather paper and sanded, then aged with watered down acrylic paint. A few of the flasks are simply made using two beads, and the others are actual dollhouse bottles. I added a wee label to them and assembled them into the case, along with some old adverts from a collage sheet.

I guess this quack doctor is successful because he's purchased a caravan for his effects:

And I hinged the door and crammed the wagon with various bottles and jars.

If you want to know how to pin hinge a miniature door or other opening thing, I've made a tutorial HERE.
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17  Oldie But A Goodie T-Shirt Quilt in CHALLENGE 114 ENTRIES by pottermouth on: August 03, 2016 07:23:19 AM
It took me forever to decide on a tutorial to follow for this Challenge. I started in the Toys and Playthings tutes, which lead me to Miscellaneous, then Purses, Bags, and Wallets...Craftster members have posted so many fantastic tutorials! In the end, I went with KPuppy's T Shirt Quilt, mostly because it forced me to tackle the stash of my son's shirts I have been hanging on to forever. I probably never would have gotten to it (because I loathe quilting and am no good at it) but this Challenge made it happen. Done in ONE day! Crazy!

I followed KPuppy's tute mostly, but adjusted were I needed to, like not having 25 shirts and not wanting to use the back of the shirts, and I also chose to place a layer of batting in between the front panel and an old sheet for the backing. I also was super lazy and reused a template I had from a previous t shirt quilt instead of measuring and cutting a new one. Because that's just too much trouble, ya know.

Chopped up shirts:

Sewing panels together:

Front panel complete and deciding between Pokemon, He-Man, or Spongebob sheet for backing:

Went with Pokemon because the He-Man sheet is mine and I couldn't cut him up. I cheated with the binding, too (again because I was lazy) and just rolled over the backing fabric to finish it off.

Time to play!

Thanks for the great and easy to follow tutorial KPuppy!

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18  Re: Frida's Flowers CAL-FREE Ravelry Pattern in Crochetalongs by pottermouth on: August 01, 2016 09:02:37 AM
Nice block! I started that one last night, but found I ran out of "nocturne" sub yarn. I'm thinking my other skein was filched by a smallish person...

It is easier for me to do all of the blocks before moving on, unless you run out of yarn and do another block, only to find out the color is needed in the new block. Sheesh. You'd think I'd read the yarn requirements.

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19  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap -- July 2016 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by pottermouth on: July 28, 2016 09:25:08 PM
I received an excellent card from Helcura titled "Well Done", and I have to say he is a charming fellow that I simply adore! Look at his sweet face and plumpy body!

The card is beautifully done, with vivid colours on a nice, rigid base. I love this guy! Thank you, Helcura!
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20  Re: Tiki Beach Bar in Completed Projects by pottermouth on: July 19, 2016 08:01:13 PM
Where did you get the drinks?

The empty glasses and tumblers came from Alpha Stamps and I followed this tutorial for the cocktails in the glasses, but converting them into Midori Sours. The drinks in the tumblers are made with Glossy Accents glue, Dollhouse ice cubes, miniature citrus slices made from polymer clay, yellow tinted stamp spray, a toothpick, and seed bead cherry!

Thanks, everyone! I have a great time, usually, with projects, but this one was a blast to complete. Maybe it was all the Cape Cods.
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