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1  Love in Paris in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by tinkerbellstar on: February 08, 2007 03:23:52 AM
A French twist on the theme inspired by the Audrey Hepburn film 'Paris When It Sizzles'.

I used a pencil sketch I did on an envelope of the Eiffel Tower covered with Biro daisies. The heart in the middle shows a clip of the film and the writing at the bottom is 'Love In Paris' in French.

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2  Challenges Catch Up in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by tinkerbellstar on: February 04, 2007 05:24:08 AM
I missed out on the first two ATC challenges but I decided to make some cards for them anyway.

Challenge 1 - 3 Course Meal

I used fairy tales for my inspiration and came up with a three course breakfast:

Course 1 - Bowl of Porridge (Goldilocks and the Three Bears)

Course 2 - Apple (Snow White)

Course 3 - Drink (Alice in Wonderland)

All cards were made by printing out the relevent passages from the stories. The 'meals' were then drawn on and a black marker border added. I used glitter glue on the corners to finish it off.  

Challenge 2 - Clowning Around

I didn't want to use a regular clown so I used a seal from an old animal snap game (scanned to enlarge it - I couldn't cut up the real cards anyway!). The beach ball gave me the idea for the juggling balls which came from the plastic tray on my hole punch.

Thanks for looking  Cheesy
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3  Playing Card Covered Clutch in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tinkerbellstar on: October 11, 2006 05:52:38 AM
I was inspired by all the bags made from playing cards on here. But instead of making a bag out of the cards I took a freebie clutch (magazine gift) that I would never use (wrong colour for me) and covered it with playing cards. Because the bag remains intact the structure is really strong.




The other side is basically the same, just with another card.

I was able to push the cards up underneath the metal frame around the top so it fits really tightly and looks like it is made of cards. The hardest part was the sides - bending the cards so that they would fit and cover all the turquoise material underneath.

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4  Re: ATC-along, everyone! **JULYS theme is "INTRODUCE". Post on Fridays!!! in Craftalongs by tinkerbellstar on: July 21, 2006 06:47:21 AM
This month's theme is sooo difficult! So I kind of stretched the boundaries...again!

This week I was introduced to tape transfers and so I did a few random ones with no purpose just to see how it worked. I didn't want to throw out the images I'd made go transparent so I used them in my ATCs for this week.

This one was a black and white shot from the fashion pages of a magazine. I backed it on cream to give it a more vintage feel and added some painted flowers.

This one uses a pic from an advert for Sarah Jessica Parker's perfume. She is transparent off the paper but being a colour pic it didn't really allow for the background (plain pink - I added the swirls after I glued down the pic) to show through. I drew in some items that reminded me of her character on sex and the city - a laptop, newspaper, and a cosmopolitan!

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5  Lucky Red Envelope Art in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tinkerbellstar on: June 16, 2006 10:07:55 AM
I had a few of those lucky red envelopes which are supposed to be given at Chinese new year. We're not Chinese so we don't celebrate it. But I still love the lucky idea behind them. They were a bit plain (just the red and gold) so I did this to two of them.

It is properly rectangular in real life but the scanner has done some odd cropping action I didn't ask for! It's also robbed the glitter of some of it's sparkle.

I put a penny in each of them to be lucky but they're really meant just as little art. I sent one to my friend (she wanted a small piece of my art) and kept one. Might not be as lucky for me but I still think its pretty!

Thanks for looking  Cheesy
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6  Re: ATC-along, everyone! **JUNE'S theme is "LEAP". Post on Fridays!!! in Craftalongs by tinkerbellstar on: June 16, 2006 09:53:02 AM
Great 'Leap' starlawill.

I went with a more obvious choice...

'Frog Paradise'

He can leap but at the moment he's having a rest!
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7  Re: ATC-along, everyone! **MAY'S theme is "EXPERIMENT". Post on Fridays!!! in Craftalongs by tinkerbellstar on: May 25, 2006 08:40:54 AM
I know we are still a few hours from Friday...

Here are my Experiment ATCs for this week. I stayed properly in the theme this week trying out new techniques. As the backgrounds for last weeks were done in watercolours I thought that I should just stick with that for the month. Then I did one card and remembered why I rarely use them. So I switched to oil pastel for the second one which I've never properly used before.

This is the result...

I've just realised that the picture is showing them the wrong way round! Dorothy is oil pastel and the Wicked Witch of the West is watercolours!

I made them to go together - blue in Dorothy's ribbons and dress = blue background for WWW, green skin of WWW = green background for Dorothy.

Thanks for looking  Cheesy
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8  Lover's Knot wrap top in Crochet: Completed Projects by tinkerbellstar on: May 24, 2006 09:24:04 AM
I made the Lover's Knot Shrug ages ago when it wasn't quite sunny enough here to wear it so i thought I'd play around with it to make it into a wrap top.

Months later, it's finally finished!

It's a bad picture of it because it's all navy blue so it kind of all blends in together...
I had another picture of me wearing it but the contrast between it and my black top wasn't big enough so it couldn't really be seen. (Also, I looked really confused having just tried to make the digital camera take a timed self-portrait picture without the instruction book!)

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9  Re: ATC-along, everyone! **MAY'S theme is "EXPERIMENT". Post on Fridays!!! in Craftalongs by tinkerbellstar on: May 20, 2006 06:52:47 AM
Sorry I haven't posted for ages but I've been busy on other art stuff.

Here's my first 2 ATCs for 'experiment'.

I kind of stretched the boundaries of the theme because I didn't really set out to try a new technique (although the backgrounds are done in watercolours, which I don't really use that often).

The first one is Crafty Karma. The flower is crochet which I did as a favour to another craftster because they were looking for people to try out a pattern they'd written. So it was an experiment in crochet.

The second one is an origami butterfly I did a while ago. I guess that was an experimentation because I was trying out the stripy paper.

Thanks for looking  Cheesy
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10  Beaded jewellery (with teapot toggle!) in Beads: Completed Projects by tinkerbellstar on: May 07, 2006 04:25:04 AM
I started experimenting with making beaded jewellery a couple of years ago and these are my favourite pieces. The ones I've hated I've recycled!

I always use loads of tiny sead beeds and live in fear of my necklaces snapping!

I found the teapot toggle online about a month ago and knew I had to do something with it.

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