Well, this is it - my First one.. and it HAD to be Oriental.. this style fashinates me. I don't know why, and I don't know exactly when or how it started, but I love their style, the images, their art. I do remember though that already as a child I had a bit of attraction to all that is oriental. Anyway, thaks to Lauren's challenge here... I present you.. my First ATC!
Dark green cardstock and brown/golden Bazzill Mary Rahder Oriental papers (which I slightly burned for that antique feeling) Decoupage butterfly cut and layered from Mary Rahder Oriental Decoupage papers as well Brown Organza and thin black satin ribbons Earth Palette square brads Studio G clear stamp Light and dark Brown inkpads Gold glitter glue
As always, I appreciate your comments on this one, especially from those who are more into the art of ATCs,cause I don't know if this is the right way to do them.
I am a Religous Sister, and have been for the last 21 years. I have always had a love for drawing, collages, and anything to do with art and crafts. Some years back started to draw and paint posters, and cards once in a while. About three years ago I decided to have a go with real cardmaking, and have been hooked since! I also use this hobby to involve kids I take care of, and they love to make cards themseves to the people they love! :)
I think that when you give someone a hand crafted card, you are showing that you really care, and is worth to spend time and money on her/him to make him something unique.. a part of yourself!
Presently my days are full of kids, kids who live in a Children's Home, kids who are so energetic and burst with life.. and I really love each and every one of them. We make each other's day, and they are also so very proud of me and my cards!