Saturday, October 3, 2009

Royal Bird ATC's

I created these bird atc's for Artchix "Royal Bird " ATC swap!! What could be more fun for me than birds?! But I must say it was a lot harder than I thought to keep the theme consistent with the 6 pieces, and actually they did not turn out at all liked I had wished, so I am a bit sad about that, but I had to go with it rather than a re-do. I still need to work on different techniques for backgrounds, that is what gives me the hardest challenge. I've been spending a lot of time trying new things, seems a lot of wasting time sometimes, although I know I am learning...but I still haven't found that look I love yet. These were done on scrapbook papers, ( I loooove papers!) and then I highlighted them with a white gel pen , and enhanced the color with Sennelier pastels, which have soooo much pigment in them, my fingers still have traces of stains.
Then I used Artchix Birds on a Wire collage sheet, and the crowns from the Royal ATC's sheet.
Can't wait to swap these with the other talented artists there! I think I'm taking a Slooooow Sunday tomorrow!!


21 comments:

anna maria said...

They are wonderful! I can't imagine how they could be any better.
The first think I thought when I saw them was how different and yet how unified they all were.

stregata said...

I think they are lovely! Trying new things is never wasting time - even if you don't have something to show for it or it doesn't quite turn out. The birds are wonderful and I like how you combined them.

Esther said...

you are sad???? these are fabulous!! i love them all!!! you have my mail in france?? don't be sad my sweet.. send me all this hugly birds... héhéhéhé!!!

Cindy said...

Sharon
Grouped together, these pieces have such impact! How you could come up with so many variations on a theme is amazing...and all with such detail. The little bird images are so adorable. I hope you'll share your bird ATC from the swap once you receive it! You've been incredible productive with all of your challenges and swaps! Please send some of that energy my way, I need it. :-)

Terri Kahrs said...

Each card is like a little jewel, and the combined group's overall impression is full of rich color, striking images and fabulous detail. I love the fact that you're "playing" with different techniques. Awesome work, Sharon! Hugs, Terri xoxo

sanda reynolds Mullingar,Ireland said...

WOOOW, Sharon, they are FABULOUS!!! I love the colours and all the little details! Fantastic job!!!
Have a wonderful Sunday, lots of love,
Sanda xx

SummersStudio said...

I quite like your backgrounds. In fact I like all of these. It amuses me to think of birds wearing crowns. It makes me think of the jays that keep swooping poor Alice in the back garden. And I think all of that experimentation and trying new things is part of the growth process. Wouldn't you get bored if you found the perfect thing? Have a lovely, slow Sunday. I my just join you in that.

Sarah Anderson said...

Hi Sharon, saw your comment on Kate's blog (Kathryn Wheel) and thought I'd come over and take a look. I'm glad I did! Love those ATCs, especially the white dot effects. I think they look great :) And have enjoyed a further mooch on your blog!

Joella said...

These are beautiful:)

Judy said...

What a beautiful set of ATC's...they would look wonderful displayed all together. Look forward to see what you will receive in the trade.

sharon said...

I am overwhelmed with everyone's responses!! Thank you all soo soo much, you havce made me feel better!

EraserQueen said...

These are STUNNING! I love how you outlined the birds especially; brilliant :D and the colors *drool* Wish I was in the swap :D

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

they are beautiful! you never cease to amaze me

Beth Anderson said...

Wow - I think they are lovely Sharon! I just love this creative side of you!

Tammy and Rob said...

Sharon-They are beautiful, your creativity always amazes me! Your work is gorgeous, one can tell how much heart & soul you put into your art!!

lilylovekin said...

I can't imagine what you don't like about these, they are lovely. I love the color combinations and all the little white dots they look great together as a "happy" group.

Lenna Andrews said...

sharon! i love your royal bird ATCs, so yummy. You know how i love the look of the white pen for an accent, and the small little image inside the ATC is so intiquing. Plus the way you've darkened the edges is so great; it really emphasises it. wow, i can't wait to try my hand at these ATCs -quick! i think the deadline is looming . . . thanks for the inspiration and hugs from lenna!!

sharon said...

Thank you everyone for making my day...you are all my encouragement and inspiration!

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Oh, they are wonderful, Sharon! What sweet little birdies and each one is wearing a crown. I think you should be very proud of your creation.

thekathrynwheel said...

Beeaauutiful :-) The colours are really striking. Fabulous work.

julie Haymaker thompson said...

They turned out a perfect set. HMMM i bet it was hard to keep them all the same yet different

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