Friday, June 19, 2009

garden party art

Congratulations to Marion Bockelmann who won! My ATC and bookmark are headed your way!

On the ARTchix Studio yahoo group you can participate in a Bi-Weekly lotto. The winner of the last lotto selects a theme, and any group member who wants to creates something small, usually an ATC. This is tossed into the lotto by posting a photo on the group of what you made on the theme using an artchix product. The deadline is announced, and on that day the previous winner randomly chooses a new winner from those who posted their art. Then everyone who entered sends the piece they made to the new winner and he or she chooses a new theme!

I have not played for a while as I have been busy with selling our home, but things have lightened up recently and we are pretty well set for the next house showing, so I decided to dive in and create! Lisa picked a wonderful theme of 'garden party' that I could not resist. Entries are due June 22nd, so as of this post you still have time to join -- just go to the group -- remember you need to be a member to join in. It's easy to do!

I created a fabric ATC with a small paper image from the 'feathered friends' collage sheet. I added words from the 'tell me a story' sheets - transparency and collage. I hand sewed beads on the paper image of the woman in the garden after using my xyron adhesive machine to make a sticker out of it . . . I know I was inspired to do this by my friend in Scotland, Frieda! This is a signature of hers that I am beginning to enjoy.

Well, I also had other ideas so I created another small piece, this time a bookmark. I used 4 sections of the 'Floral Fantasy' sheet I had recently won from Helga for being published in Sew Somerset with a mini chix image - it was perfect for this theme! These images were glued to a piece of watercolor paper. I cut out a small image from the Saucy Showgirls sheet -her dress was laden with flowers and it was just what I wanted for this piece. I used watercolor crayons around the small edge of the watercolor paper and brought some of the color onto the images. I added 'she is free' from my favorite 'her words' collage sheet. I punched a hole through two paper flowers, added a leaf Helga sent me in a goody bag and threaded the ribbons through it all. I also edged the bookmark with a 14K gold marker. Click on any photo for more detail.

: ) lenna


  1. Oh, this is a gorgeous ATC, Lenna, and I just knew that one day you would succomb to the temptations of beads!

  2. Lenna, this is just gorgoeus.

  3. Lenna, these are totally gorgeous!!!


  4. Lenna, these are both delightful! I've got my entry in and all fingers and toes crossed!

    Cindy :)



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