Sunday, February 7, 2010

Easily Distracted By Shiny Things

The Milwaukee ATC group's February theme (by a landslide vote) is "Easily Distracted by Shiny Things," which is both a joke and VERY true. We laugh about it, but how many of us are compelled to collect sparkly things like magpies, even if we never use them in our art?

I've been photographing some of my art supplies for my 365 Milwaukee 2010 daily photo project and keep pulling out lovely twinkly bits and bobs that I've collected but can't yet bring myself to use because I just enjoy looking at them. I guess I don't want to get them dirty or use them for some art piece that I'll regret later! Who knows! My brother got me a bag of silver milagros when I visited him in Phoenix in 2007, and I've still only used one or two of them, but I love to take them out and fondle them.
Charmed, I'm Sure - February 4, 2010
So far my shiny ATCs have used gold embossing powder, as with these spring-themed cards using Ten Two Studios' Spring Beauties, Flower Cigarette Cards and Garden Words:
Sweet SunshineVerdant Garden
Charming RoseMorning Blossom
And I found three ATC blanks that I had made last year when I took Kimberly's Metal Manipulation workshop at Art For All, so I'm making a few embossed ATCs as well.
Embossing ATCs - February 6, 2010
And now my shiny things are calling me....
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