Personal Portals - ARTchix Swap

Here are the 5 postcards that I created for Mija Marie's Personal Portals Swap sponsored by ARTchix Studio. I used Fabriano watercolor cards as a base, then painted a background with watercolor crayons, Lumiere paints, and Twinkling H2Os. I like the round images from the Through the Looking Glass sheet for this because the subjects look as if they are looking out of a porthole - or portal! I also used collage images from these sheets: This Ol' House, Dazzling Doorways and Amazing Archways -all are from ARTchix Studio. -Mija wrote, "The theme of this swap is Personal Portals. With the year coming to a close and a new year beginning, it's a great time to reflect and look forward. Think of the paths that lie in front of you, doorways that have closed or the windows of opportunity opening up to you. Of course, these are all metaphors but maybe these visions will help inspire you. Please create 4 for 4 or 5 (extra for Helga) 4 inch by 6 inch postcards (they do not have to be for mailing). Original Artwork Only. Please mail artwork by Wed. Jan. 24, 2007. Each piece of art MUST include at least one ARTchix Studio image. " -Thank you so much for hosting this swap Mija; it was a great challenge for me & also fun to do! I look forward to my returns! lenna