Flowers . . . ATC swap/daily paper prompt

"Flowers" was the daily paper prompt today at Daisy Yellow AND it's also the theme for the ARTchix Studio ATC swap I signed up for. Don't you love it when that happens? I needed to make the ATCs and did not have extra time to make a separate response to the DPP . . .  so I combined my efforts and enthusiasm for paper & flowers. Here's what happened :)

I used playing cards as my base and painting over the patterned side with two coats of gesso...

I used my watercolor crayons in a rainbow of colors around the edges...

played with the placement of my

"hats in bloom"


Activated the watercolor with a wet brush, added ripped sections of the "Impressionists Garden" sheet to lay underneath the women, added transparency bits from "Spring Blossom"(all ARTchix sheets) and rubber stamping with a flower stamp by Magenta. To finish these, pigment powder in turquoise blue for a little shimmer.

The backs . . .

My flower ATCs . . . and my creative work for the day with Daisy Yellow prompts!

Have you made any ATCs lately?? 

Just 2-1/2" by 3-1/2" in size. Quite small, not very hard to do and really fun to make!

Edit: Jewels asked where I got these playing cards? I am afraid I don't remember, perhaps a rubber stamp show?? But I took a couple pictures. They are Antique Fortune Telling cards!

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