Ocean ATCs

Ocean ATCs, originally uploaded by creativelenna.

I just finished these 10 ATCs tonight (yes, ten!) for a swap hosted through the Circle of Friends yahoo group, a new group for me which hosts monthly swaps on a theme. When I joined last week I saw that 'Ocean' was a theme, but realized I had just missed the deadline. I was really happy when Caroline said she needed someone to fill in for this swap at the last minute. I had just found an old fishing net and had lots of ideas!

The small round iridescent glass spheres you see in 2 sizes can be found at www.alphastamps.com - they are one of my favorite embellishments. Besides the photos shown here, you can also view more (and with much more detail) with a slideshow of how I made these fabric ATCs. I started by printing one of my water/shell/ocean photos onto fabric and using that as a base. I also had a couple of visitors to my studio while I was making them -they are in the slide show too : )

lenna young andrews April 6, 2010 in cortez, Florida