December's Blue & Gold ATCs

I realized today I had forgotten to upload my December 2008 ATCs for the Colour Groupies to my blog. We keep them a secret and don't show any photos until everyone in the group has received them. Sometimes I have scans or photos hidden away and simply forget to upload them! But I know these ATCs have been received by everyone now, so here they are. Click on the photo for more detail and a larger picture.

We work with a colour-combo challenge every month, and for December the colours were Blue & Gold. I brought supplies specific for this theme with me to Florida when I visited my parents Christmas week as I had not made my ATCs yet and the month was closing in!

The cards I used for my ATCs this month were already cut-to-size canvas paper I found at my local Blick's art supply store. They came in a package of 10 by the register and advertised the FUN of making Artist Trading cards. You can also find this online at Blick's.

The canvas paper made for a lovely surface to work on. I chose clear stickers from the Seaside Slides sheet I found at Alpha Stamps, as the stickers featured a lot of blue and were ocean related, matching my theme. When designing these ATCs, each one was given a clear sticker either vertically or horizontally. I rubbed the sticker into place right on top of the white canvas paper. I had also brought along reprints of Music scores, which were reduced in size and featured a lot of blue with a golden moonlight theme. These reprints and the marbled blue & gold paper were added with Tacky glue - I had brought along a tiny bottle just for this! Next, I added 2 colours of blue to the white canvas paper that was still showing, by scribbling with my water colour crayons, then activating and 'popping' the colours with a water brush. This tool is great for travelling as it holds a good amount of water right in it's barrel. The last thing to be added to complete my blue & gold ATCs was to add a small amount of gold German scrap border to each ATC with Tacky glue.

A close up of the extra ATC I made for my own collection:

It may need a word added to it, before I place it in the Album . . . . I did not bring any stamps with me when travelling this time.

Below are ALL of the ATCs I received on the theme for December ....

Please visit the colour groupies sites!
Frieda Oxenham
Debby Harriettha
Tristan Robin Blakeman
and Caryl Hoobler

: )))