November :: Colour Groupies ATCs

4 caryl hoobler, originally uploaded by creativelenna.

For November, the colors for the Colour Groupies ATCs are Yellow & Brown, just perfect for this time of year! Because of a postal strike in Scotland, which fortunately is settled for now, Frieda sent her ATCs out a little early. I loved the card she enclosed her November ATC in so much, that i used it both directly and color copied it to make my ATCs and the cards to enclose them in. Click on the photo above to see Caryl Hoobler's card & ATC in full, plus all of the rest I created for this month's exchange.

I used the actual card, cut up for most of the ATCs, but some are copies like I used on the cards. I placed the patterned card section on top of brown cardstock sized 2.5 x 3.5", then accentuated the yellow and brown areas with watercolor crayons and pencils. I punched out yellow flowers and stars, glued them on, and then used a yellow-gold Brilliance ink pad and a feather stamp to add pattern to the edges of the ATCs. The fortunes are not available anymore; they are old fabric images from ARTchix Studio. You could make your own, though! I hope you enjoy. I made these a while ago . . . still waiting for Debby's to arrive in Canada, but she has promised not to peek -allowing me to do my art housekeeping before we move!

p.s. moving update: my studio shelves are almost completely bare, yikes!! lenna young andrews, November 11, 2009