Chocolate & Red ATCs for Colour Groupies

When I went to visit my mom & dad in Florida earlier in the month of May, I brought along a ziploc bag of art goodies that might be appropriate to use for the 'Colour Groupies' May color combo: Red & Chocolate Brown. I love taking a small creative project with me when I travel and really had a lot of fun altering a few more ARTchix Art Blast Playing cards. The first ARTchix Art Blast Playing Card I altered was for one of Helga's weekly challenges (on her blog) ~ you can see the 1st altered card I made here ~ it's truly one of my favorite recent creations.

Shown to the right is the Chocolate & Red ATC I made and kept for my own Colour Groupies collection. Below are the other variations on that theme that I created and sent to each member of our group: Frieda Oxenham, Debby Harriettha, Tristan Robin Blakeman and Caryl Hoobler!

First, I used a chocolate brown Chartpac marker to outline the white edges of the playing cards. I collected transparency images, faux post images, words and phrases from the 'Tell me A Story' collage sheet (really cool phrases), other ARTchix Studio images, RED ribbon, BROWN lace, and RED Paper mesh from ARTchix Studio.com. I brought these items along with some RED wooden bingo chips, a few tiny rubber stamps, a Black StazOn ink pad and a little tiny bottle of glue. Here's what happened when I altered those playing cards . . . I love how they turned out! I hope that my colour groupies friends like them too : )

Below --who else could this be for but Tristan, with these words!










For my dear friend, Frieda:


















For Debby, below left:




and for Caryl, below right!




















You can see close-up views of these ATCs and more, on my flicker photo sharing account.