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kristinized
07-12-2010, 01:41 AM
ALL PHOTO CHUNKIES RECEIVED AND SENT - THANK YOU!

Chunky Page Circle Journal
First Mail Date: August 15, 2010
Withdraw Date – none after theme selection made
Number of Participants: 6 total (including myself)


Welcome! This is a challenging (but fun!) swap and there is a lot of information, so please read the complete description before signing up. The same participation requirements as PAT swaps apply: players must have a minimum of 15+ iTrader rating with no negative ratings within the last 6 months. No exceptions.

This swap will be run Circle-Journal style where we’ll have mailing partners each month. Each player is responsible for (1) altered photo chunky each month for (5) months straight. Keep in mind the time and money commitment before joining, and you must be able to ship internationally. Each player will select a theme for their chunky book, and the group will be taking a photograph of that subject and hand altering that photo to create a unique 4” x 4” chunky made just for you! Once you sign up, please decide on your theme within 3 days. Themes should be easily accessible for all players, but can also be an idea, color, or concept rather than a specific thing. The challenge is for players to grab their cameras and take new photos specifically for this swap, sometimes thinking outside the box to get the perfect shot.

Photos:

= Each photo must be taken by you, specifically for this swap.

= Photos should be printed on photo paper unless you plan on making transparencies or tape transfers. Cardstock does not hold up well to distressing, bleaching, or other photo alterations.

= Some digital manipulation is okay (changing a photo to Black&White; cropping, etc.) but the majority of altering should be done by hand.

Chunkies:

= Page size is 4 inch by 4 inch, and made out of sturdy cardboard, matt board, or at least 2 layers of cardstock.

= Hand alter your photographs through scratching, sewing, distressing, image transfers, rubber stamps, transparencies, applying alcohol inks, acrylics, gesso, watercolors, markers and any other media to alter and enhance the photo. Please use at least 2 methods in your creation. I'll be posting links and examples shortly, but feel free to share links and examples of your own!

= Dangly bits, fibers, charms, and chunky embellishments are encouraged.

= Make sure to leave a inch on the left side of each page free from embellishments so your partner will be able to bind (unless noted).

= Backs should be decorated or at minimum cleaned up with patterned paper. Be sure to include your artist information and any background you’d like to share on the photograph and techniques used.


TO JOIN
= Post to the thread and provide your theme (within 3 days of joining)

= Send me a Private Message with your contact information: real name, street address, mailing address if different, telephone numbers, and email.

= Promise to post when you send and receive your chunky pages, and follow all swap guidelines.

Once the player list is full I will post the mailing schedule and email you the details. I'd like to have the first set of pages ready to mail the week of August 15th, about 1 month from now. And lastly, iTraders are left for all participants (Positive when you receive a page and Negative if you do not).

PLAYERS
1. kristinized - flower closeups/macro (any kind of flowers are fine)
Note: I'm not planning on binding my pages so no need to keep the left edge free
2. Penlowe - trees
3. corrie04 - old metal things (gears and things)
4. PattiM - the color blue (any shade although Periwinkle is my fave!)
Note: don't care if the left is decorated
5. mrubyjean - Glass Bottles
6. catscradle - animals; macro domestics


MAILING SCHEDULE
August 15-25th COMPLETE
kristinized (mailed 08/19) (received 8/16)<-> Penlowe (mailed 8/14) (received 08/24)
corrie04 (mailed 8/16) (received 08/24) <-> PattiM (mailed 8/20) (received)
mrubyjean (mailed 08/18) (received 08/24) <-> catscradle (mailed 8/17) (received 8/20)

September 15-25th COMPLETE
kristinized (received 9/17) (mailed 09/25)<->corrie04 (sent) (received 10/2)
Penlowe (sent) (received 10/2)<->catscradle (received 09/09) (mailed 09/27)
PattiM (received) <->mrubyjean (mailed 09/24) (received 10/07)

October 15-25th
kristinized (mailed 10/28) (received 11/01) <-> PattiM (mailed 10/23) (received)
Penlowe (mailed) (received 10/26) <->mrubyjean (mailed 10/23) (received 10/23)
corrie04 (mailed) (received)<->catscradle (received 10/2) (mailed 10/22)

November 15-25th
kristinized (mailed 11/29) (received 11/29) <->mrubyjean (mailed 11/24)
Penlowe (mailed 11/08) (received 11/20) <->corrie04 (received 11/10) (mailed)
PattiM (mailed 01/22) (received) <->catscradle (received 01/27)

December 15-25th
kristinized (mailed 11/29) (received 01/07) <->catscradle (received 12/5)
Penlowe (mailed 12/01) (received 01/28)<->PattiM (received 12/5)
corrie04 (received 01/07) <->mrubyjean (received)

Penlowe
07-12-2010, 10:57 AM
Yup! I'm all in!

My theme: TREES

corrie04
07-12-2010, 11:02 AM
Sign me up. I'll be back with my theme.

Penlowe
07-12-2010, 11:06 AM
woo hoo!

kristinized
07-12-2010, 01:28 PM
Alright Corrie! :) You, me, and Penlowe makes this swap 1/2 filled already!

corrie04
07-12-2010, 08:39 PM
I'm going with "old metal things"... (Can also be gears-n-things)

Penlowe
07-12-2010, 08:57 PM
:laugh: a good excuse to lunch with hubs then! He's in road construction, that have 4 acres of Old Metal Things ...

kristinized
07-12-2010, 11:14 PM
fun theme Corrie, I'm already thinking what to do for that

corrie04
07-13-2010, 10:22 PM
Sweet...
It was either that (metal stuff) or windows/doors.

Patti M
07-13-2010, 11:02 PM
This sounds like fun- and a good excuse to carry my camera with me- which I normally forget to do! I would like my theme to be- "Summertime Activities"-ex: if you like to head to the beach/lake and veg all day in the sun, or BBQ's with fam or friends, vacation travels, or just spending time in the backyard- show me in photos!

mrubyjean
07-13-2010, 11:46 PM
I'd like to join, please!
Will be back with a theme.

RobbyGirl
07-14-2010, 12:32 AM
Lurker

Penlowe
07-14-2010, 09:28 AM
That sounds cool Patti but remember this swap covers 6 months, it'll be Christmas before we are done. Granted we don't get snow where I live but once in a century, but I don't know how many summer activities I can snap pictures of in November.

kristinized
07-14-2010, 11:10 AM
Signed you up PattiM and mrubyjean! That makes 1 spot left!

kristinized
07-14-2010, 11:14 AM
Penlowe has good points Patti, we'll be working on these through December so it could be difficult for a summer activity theme in the fall... unless you'd be open to wider artist interpretations (and I don't know how wide, lol!). Would you be willing to come up to an additional theme?

kristinized
07-14-2010, 11:23 AM
I've decided on the theme of flower closeups/macro (any kind of flowers are fine)

Penlowe
07-14-2010, 02:57 PM
Did you know that down here Poinsettias are not only perennials but the grow into huge bushes? Flowers I can do all year round, easy peasy :D

mrubyjean
07-14-2010, 04:23 PM
OK...my theme will be Glass Bottles.
Sound OK?

mrubyjean
07-14-2010, 04:24 PM
Patti...how about "seasonal activities", then that would cover summer activities but broaden it for the rest of the year?

Cat's Cradle
07-14-2010, 04:51 PM
Can I take the last spot?

I'd love to do my book on animals; macro domestics if possible.

Cat's Cradle
07-14-2010, 04:54 PM
Does paper tole count as a form of alteration? It involves cutting and layering several copies of one image...

kristinized
07-14-2010, 07:00 PM
That would work catscradle, as long as you used at least one other technique in altering :)

Welcome to the group, that makes this swap full!

Penlowe
07-14-2010, 07:12 PM
OK...my theme will be Glass Bottles.
Sound OK?

oooohhh!!! that is an awesome theme! I'm so excited!

man, are we really only doing these on 4x4? these themes make me want to do at least 6x6 !! okay, I know, 4x4 was stated at the start, I can handle that. ;)

Okay, with a moley we did our first personal pages and stuff, should I be making a book cover?
It'll be nice not mailing as much each time.

kristinized
07-14-2010, 07:31 PM
You sure can make a co er Penlowe, that would be cool! I'm not since I'm not going to bind (at least yet).

Penlowe
07-14-2010, 07:58 PM
Well, I picked trees because the altered photo PAT I did I used a tree picture, so I'm planning on adding to those I think...

corrie04
07-14-2010, 08:35 PM
Yay... we have some really interesting themes. Fun times!

How are we doing the mailing order?

Cat's Cradle
07-14-2010, 09:10 PM
That would work catscradle, as long as you used at least one other technique in altering :)

Cool. I just wanted to make sure. Of course the top layer would get another treatment!

kristinized
07-14-2010, 09:23 PM
I'll be posting the mailing order shortly, and then we'll be ready to go! yay!

Cat's Cradle
07-14-2010, 09:24 PM
Corrie, I have a house full of old metal doorknobs (still attached to the doors!). Would that be a "metal thing" that you would be interested in?

Patti M
07-14-2010, 11:04 PM
Point taken Penlowe- I will rethink my theme tonight

kristinized
07-15-2010, 12:16 PM
Please check out the first post for the rotation schedule. I did make a post about it last night but I had the rotation wrong for the CJ format. Let me know if you have any questions.

Penlowe
07-15-2010, 09:27 PM
Looks good! now I need to go find something in bloom...

Cat's Cradle
07-15-2010, 10:35 PM
Gotta go on a glass bottle search....where to begin!

Penlowe
07-15-2010, 11:21 PM
Gotta go on a glass bottle search....where to begin!

I just empties a wine bottle..... (not the whole thing this evening!)

Cat's Cradle
07-16-2010, 12:17 AM
We buy our wine in the box size...and we just took a glass bottle from sparkling grape juice to recycling today! (and me without the camera!)

corrie04
07-16-2010, 05:30 PM
Corrie, I have a house full of old metal doorknobs (still attached to the doors!). Would that be a "metal thing" that you would be interested in?

that's fine! :)

mrubyjean
07-16-2010, 06:46 PM
Got to stalk the two domestic felines prowling in the house...:mask:

corrie04
07-16-2010, 10:11 PM
I think I might use my boyfriend's dog, Angel... I heart her!! (And I don't even like dogs!)

Cat's Cradle
07-16-2010, 11:32 PM
I think I might use my boyfriend's dog, Angel... I heart her!! (And I don't even like dogs!)

Awesome! My doggie may end up in my book as well. :D

corrie04
07-18-2010, 08:25 AM
Patti - Have you figured out your theme yet? Ur my first mailing partner and I can't wait to get started.

kristinized
07-18-2010, 11:39 AM
I sent a pm to Patti, maybe she had forgotten.

Cat's Cradle
07-18-2010, 12:12 PM
Got to stalk the two domestic felines prowling in the house...:mask:

Cool! Kitties! :jiggy:

Patti M
07-19-2010, 05:00 PM
Sorry folks- I was on vacation at a beach house that supposedly had internet access-NOT!! I thought I got through once but obviously not as I had Kristinized message waiting for me when I got home. Sorry for the delay!
I would like my theme to be about the color blue. Any shade (although Periwinkle is my fave!). Hope this helps- anything blue- any shade of blue!

Penlowe
07-19-2010, 06:33 PM
oooohhhh I can do blue :D nice!

kristinized
07-19-2010, 08:19 PM
Blue it is! :)


I'm going to send a pm to everyone tonight with our mailing rotation and addresses so when you are ready to go you can pop those chunkies in the mail.

kristinized
07-19-2010, 08:22 PM
While I'm thinking about it, does anyone have any special requests for their pages? for example, I'm not planning on binding mine so I put a note that it didn't matter if the left edge was free of decoration.

Cat's Cradle
07-19-2010, 08:45 PM
I'm planning on putting a grommet in the top left corner so I can put them on a ring.

corrie04
07-19-2010, 09:39 PM
My favorite color is blue... Rock on!

Penlowe
07-19-2010, 09:48 PM
I'm adding mine to a book already started, so they will get two holes on the left side.

corrie04
07-20-2010, 08:36 PM
I don't care either way... do whatchya want

kristinized
07-20-2010, 09:11 PM
Check your private message folder because I just sent the schedule and address info - we are ready to go!

corrie04
07-20-2010, 09:14 PM
got it! Thanks.

Penlowe
07-20-2010, 09:19 PM
I bought a bottle of wine today. The glass is blue. I sure hope the wine inside is to my liking :laugh:

kristinized
07-20-2010, 09:46 PM
Now now Penlowe, just suck it down and pop open another!

mrubyjean
07-20-2010, 10:06 PM
Got your PM, kristinized ~ thanks!

Penlowe
07-20-2010, 10:12 PM
yup, I'm old fashioned, printed it out & taped it into my swap journal. Now I can stalk you al! bwahahahaha!!

Patti M
07-20-2010, 11:59 PM
I don't care if the left is decorated- I usually either pop a hole in the upper left corner or one in each top corner, so play away on mine!

Cat's Cradle
07-21-2010, 12:56 PM
Blue...sounds like a lot of fun, especially since we'll probably have snow on the ground when it's time for me to do Patti's page!!! (blue snowmen...mwa ha ha!)

kristinized
07-21-2010, 02:42 PM
My birthday is in January if you'd like to send me a card!


Now I can stalk you al! bwahahahaha!!

Penlowe
07-21-2010, 07:54 PM
So is my dads!

Cat's Cradle
07-22-2010, 05:36 PM
Got my glass bottles photographed and pics are ordered. Should easily be here before mailing is due. Martha, you're in for a surprise on your bottle page from me! ;)

I tell ya, I drove the hubs batty with my flower-photography!! We have some awesome flowers in the summer, but not so much in the fall. We get snow fairly early where we are. I promise, the pics were taken FOR THIS SWAP!

mrubyjean
07-22-2010, 05:40 PM
I'm up for a bottle surprise! :yes:

kristinized
07-22-2010, 06:31 PM
This should be fun! I'm going to South Dakota and Wyoming next week for vacation, and I'm already thinking about trees. I'm sure I'll see something inspiring out there.

corrie04
07-22-2010, 08:37 PM
I'm on my way to va beach... So I should surely find something

Cat's Cradle
07-22-2010, 08:45 PM
I'm hoping we'll have snow or ice on our trees in time for Penlowe's page, but there's no guarantee. I'll probably take some pictures of our autumn trees just in case.

Penlowe
07-22-2010, 09:18 PM
:swoon:
You guys are awesome, has anyone told you that recently?

I'm dutifully opening the blue wine bottle tonight so it's empty in time for photos...

Cat's Cradle
07-22-2010, 09:22 PM
Sarah, she didn't say the glass bottles had to be empty. Mine certainly aren't!

Penlowe
07-22-2010, 09:31 PM
this may be so, but the mental image I've already got, that I'll spend half a day photographing, does require they be empty. ;)

mrubyjean
07-24-2010, 02:54 PM
Full or empty...or half-full of half-empty...they all work for me!

corrie04
07-24-2010, 10:51 PM
She's just wanting to drink the wine

Penlowe
07-24-2010, 11:59 PM
She's just wanting to drink the wine

dang! she figured me out! :laugh:

kristinized
07-31-2010, 01:34 PM
I found the perfect tree for Penlowe's page at Mount Rushmore on Wednesday, yay!

Should I post it or do you want to be surprised Penlowe?

Penlowe
08-01-2010, 09:38 AM
ohhh, I dunno. whatever you want :)

I'm having a hard time with flowers, it's the height of summer heat here now and not much of anything is blooming. I don't have a macro setting on my camera therefore I must find a large flower to photograph to get the right kind of picture. I may have to drag the kids to the botanical gardens.

kristinized
08-06-2010, 02:39 PM
I hope everyone has taken their first photo! Our first mail date is 08/15 - 08/25, just a week away now.

Penlowe
08-06-2010, 05:21 PM
I found flowers today! big beautiful ones and I got awesome pictures!! :jiggy:

mrubyjean
08-06-2010, 07:01 PM
I've got my 'domestic feline' photo ready to alter!

Patti M
08-06-2010, 11:47 PM
I have a few rusty photos - but none I love !! I have to alter a few to see which I like enough to send to Corrie.

corrie04
08-07-2010, 09:09 AM
I have my blue photo.... Gonna alter this weekend

corrie04
08-08-2010, 07:58 AM
Just want to make sure that it's ok that our pic is not on photo paper if we did an image transfer

Cat's Cradle
08-08-2010, 10:18 PM
I just got home from my mom's and have my glass bottles ready to alter. Will be making a mail run later this week!

kristinized
08-08-2010, 11:23 PM
Just want to make sure that it's ok that our pic is not on photo paper if we did an image transfer

Sure thing Corrie!

Patti M
08-10-2010, 02:52 PM
OMG! I am in Mich. visiting friends and I hit the mother lode of "Rusty things". Spent the day in a boat yard clicking away.The guys all thought I was nuts- I kept asking- "Do you have anything really , really rusty?" They are used to people complaining about rust- not looking for it! hahahaha!
Of course this means I have to start altering a new picture when I get home Friday-eeeeks!

kristinized
08-10-2010, 02:53 PM
That's cool Patti, I'm jealous! :)

Patti M
08-10-2010, 02:56 PM
Well- I don't know if you'd still be jealous if you had to stand in the stinky spots I was in - whew! I don't know which is worse- the fish or the sweaty men-P-U!!!!
heeheeheehee!

kristinized
08-10-2010, 03:27 PM
lol! I guess I could do without the stink, but I haven't found anything for my next photo yet either...

corrie04
08-10-2010, 07:10 PM
Yay .. Rust! Lol. I have to start over on my page for u, too, patti.

Penlowe
08-11-2010, 08:50 AM
blergh, cannot find my thingamajig to take my photos to the camera place & print. I have photo paper, but it's really old and I may spend all morning trying to get a copy out of my machine.

Or I could dig around and figure out which local places I can send photos digitally and then go pick them up....

Patti M
08-11-2010, 12:48 PM
Penlowe- If you have a Walgreens I know they do the online photo transfer!

kristinized
08-11-2010, 03:48 PM
Walgreens is really good, I've used them lots. It's nice you can get them in 1 hour too. Otherwise I like scrapbookpictures.com because I can order 4x4 inch photos for chunkies.

I think office stores like Kinkos and Office Max can do it too.

Penlowe
08-11-2010, 05:36 PM
I got brave and--- read the instruction manual! Gasp! and it worked! I got my printer to print actual quality looking photos on the small paper! I was so excited I spent about an hour scrolling through my million pictures and printing out lots of them.

Cat's Cradle
08-14-2010, 12:46 AM
I got to thinking about the backs of the pages and came up with this: use the original, unaltered photo on the back. It would be an interesting backing and we could see what the picture looked like before alterations. I'm using an unaltered photo for the backs of all the pages I make. :yes:

I'm working with my kids on animal pages, and this is what I'm doing with their pages as well.

Penlowe
08-14-2010, 09:31 AM
So, I finished and didn't want it getting messed up on my desk, so I popped it in the mail yesterday :D
Do you want me to post up the scan here?

I put a slice of original photo on the back of my page. I have a book of altered photos started from a previous swap and someone did the unaltered photo on the back thing in that one.

kristinized
08-14-2010, 11:41 AM
Go ahead and post Penlowe, and what a good idea about including the original photo! I may have to steal that :)

Cat's Cradle
08-14-2010, 12:56 PM
Go ahead and post Penlowe, and what a good idea about including the original photo! I may have to steal that :)

Go ahead! I posted the idea so others could "steal" it. ;)

Cat's Cradle
08-14-2010, 12:58 PM
Martha, your page is done and will mail out Monday. Not posting it, as I want it to be a surprise. I'm absolutely *thrilled* at how it turned out!

Still need to add some dangly bits, but the main page is done. :D

corrie04
08-14-2010, 01:48 PM
My page for patti is done, too. Just have to figure out how to scan on my new wireless scanner/printer (that I bought bc of this swap)....and then I'll post and mail it out on Monday.

mrubyjean
08-14-2010, 03:10 PM
catscradle...I'm excited...thanks!!:jiggy:

I'll be working on your page in earnest tomorrow. It is all planned out, but I'm working at the library today :(

corrie04
08-14-2010, 04:53 PM
Here is my page for Patti... and what the original photo looked like.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/477/large/1_scan0001.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/477/medium/1_009.jpg

Cat's Cradle
08-14-2010, 05:25 PM
Corrie, that turned out great!!

Hubby and kids are all excited about the page I made for Martha, so that's definitely a good thing. :yes:

Penlowe
08-14-2010, 07:21 PM
okie dokie then! Kristinized's macro flower page- hibiscus.
The background is some fabric-paper I made a couple weeks ago, dang that stuff makes collage easy!

kristinized
08-14-2010, 11:30 PM
beautiful pages corrie and penlowe!

corrie04
08-14-2010, 11:37 PM
These are fun. I have my flower photo printed for September. Need to alter and hopefully mail early.

kristinized
08-14-2010, 11:41 PM
How do you like your wireless scanner? I've been thinking about getting one but am not sure what kind to get.

corrie04
08-15-2010, 08:11 AM
I really like it. I got a hp.

Cat's Cradle
08-15-2010, 12:16 PM
I've got my flowers printed--not sure which one I'm going to use, but I have until the end of November to figure it out.

Next on my list: trees for Penlowe. I have some really cool papier mache trees that I made with my 11 year old. I might use those, since all our trees are still very green.

Penlowe
08-15-2010, 08:27 PM
My theme is very open, any kind of tree in any season :)

Patti M
08-16-2010, 01:47 AM
Oooh! Corrie- I love it!!! Very cool!

corrie04
08-16-2010, 06:17 PM
Thanks patti. It was Mailed out today.

Cat's Cradle
08-16-2010, 06:57 PM
Martha, your envie will go out tomorrow. It's packaged and ready to go.

kristinized
08-16-2010, 10:03 PM
Thanks for the updates! Mine should go out tomorrow, just need to put some finishing touches on it.

Penlowe's hibiscus page came today, and I love it! You are going to have to share how you made that fabric paper, lol! It's beautiful, love the bright colors too!

Penlowe
08-16-2010, 10:11 PM
Ooohhh.... Thinking it might have been Pennyquilter who posted up a link in the Art Discussions forum? a bunch of us yappers (regulars in the yap threads in the fun & games forum) followed suit and played with it. dmnh did some really awesome paper too, I've been meaning to ask her to swap some of hers for mine.

It's stupid easy and best done outside on hot days because it'll dry fast enough to cut up & use the next day. I laughed at the original blog instructions because she talked about it taking days to dry, not in south Texas in July :laugh: it was ready for cutting in under 3 hours.

Cat's Cradle
08-17-2010, 10:53 AM
Ooohhh.... Thinking it might have been Pennyquilter who posted up a link in the Art Discussions forum? a bunch of us yappers (regulars in the yap threads in the fun & games forum) followed suit and played with it. dmnh did some really awesome paper too, I've been meaning to ask her to swap some of hers for mine.

It's stupid easy and best done outside on hot days because it'll dry fast enough to cut up & use the next day. I laughed at the original blog instructions because she talked about it taking days to dry, not in south Texas in July :laugh: it was ready for cutting in under 3 hours.

We still haven't had ideal weather for making the paper fabric. It's gotten cooler and wet again.

mrubyjean
08-18-2010, 07:53 PM
Mailed my chunky page out to catscradle today!
I forgot to take a picture, so maybe Melissa could scan it when she gets it.

Cat's Cradle
08-18-2010, 08:42 PM
Mailed my chunky page out to catscradle today!
I forgot to take a picture, so maybe Melissa could scan it when she gets it.

No problem. I didn't do a pic of yours either! :wideeyed:

mrubyjean
08-18-2010, 08:44 PM
That will be fun then ~ posting pictures of each other's pages! :cute:

Cat's Cradle
08-18-2010, 08:47 PM
That will be fun then ~ posting pictures of each other's pages! :cute:

We can say we planned it that way. Yeah, that's right...:mask:

kristinized
08-19-2010, 10:58 AM
My page for Penlowe officially went in the mail this morning. I'll wait to post the photos until you receive Sarah.

This is fun!

Patti M
08-20-2010, 02:02 PM
Well finally!!! My page to Corrie04 went postal today. I had such fun finding rusty things at the boatyard last week that my chunky has pieces of 4 altered photos on it. I hope that doesn't break the rules- but I had so many pics from there I couldn't decide.


I started with a photo of a rusty metal door, then I used roll-on lace tape for the background which I also wrote on with a gel pen. I then attached a digitally tweaked photo of some rusty chain across the bkgrd. Next I attached dangling pictures of hooks and chains that I sparkled up w/ copper glitter, and attached my wishful mermaid that I colored with gel pens and attached all the items with copper wire curlicues. Added some fiber bits, decorated the back with another rusty metal door background, my info and a funny "Rust" quote. Hope Corrie likes it.! Oh- and the front says- "If she had wings she would break the chains that bind her here."

Cat's Cradle
08-20-2010, 03:10 PM
Received my awesome altered photo of Pookie today!!! Martha, this is too cute! And awesome beyond words. :cute:

Lookie at the attachments. Altered photo, then Pookie's beautiful face!

corrie04
08-20-2010, 05:29 PM
Ohhhhhh... that's awesome!!!! Great Pookie altering!

corrie04
08-20-2010, 05:29 PM
I think it's awesome!!!!! I love how you stepped out of the box!



Well finally!!! My page to Corrie04 went postal today. I had such fun finding rusty things at the boatyard last week that my chunky has pieces of 4 altered photos on it. I hope that doesn't break the rules- but I had so many pics from there I couldn't decide.


I started with a photo of a rusty metal door, then I used roll-on lace tape for the background which I also wrote on with a gel pen. I then attached a digitally tweaked photo of some rusty chain across the bkgrd. Next I attached dangling pictures of hooks and chains that I sparkled up w/ copper glitter, and attached my wishful mermaid that I colored with gel pens and attached all the items with copper wire curlicues. Added some fiber bits, decorated the back with another rusty metal door background, my info and a funny "Rust" quote. Hope Corrie likes it.! Oh- and the front says- "If she had wings she would break the chains that bind her here."

Cat's Cradle
08-20-2010, 05:51 PM
I may have to use that idea! I have several different flowers that I printed because I couldn't decide.

mrubyjean
08-24-2010, 07:09 PM
My absolutely terrific glass bottle chunky page from catscradle arrived and I love it!
Awesome altering ~ a really fun, creative page!

Cat's Cradle
08-24-2010, 07:47 PM
My absolutely terrific glass bottle chunky page from catscradle arrived and I love it!
Awesome altering ~ a really fun, creative page!

It's not oil pastels, but it was a LOT of fun to make!

Penlowe
08-24-2010, 08:57 PM
that is very cool! I got my page from Kristinized today and it is awesome!

kristinized
08-24-2010, 09:39 PM
I'm glad you like it Penlowe!

corrie04
08-24-2010, 09:46 PM
Got my page from patti, today. Way cool. Thank you!!!!!!

kristinized
08-26-2010, 09:07 PM
Sounds like just about everyone has received for the month! :)

kristinized
08-29-2010, 05:43 PM
Patti - did you receive Corrie's page?

Patti M
08-30-2010, 09:27 AM
Oh I am so sorry to keep you waiting!! I was on back to back vacation trips and lost track of my responses!! Mea Culpa! I did receive my wonderful chunky page from Corrie. I love me my fishies!!!!

kristinized
08-30-2010, 11:26 AM
Not a problem Patti, just happy you got it safely! :)

Round 1 is complete and imo a complete success! Now on to Round 2 - how are the photos coming? I actually got the perfect photo for next month but am still looking for something cool for this round.

Cat's Cradle
08-30-2010, 11:39 AM
I got my perfect tree picture the other night. We had a beautiful sunset and the tree was silhouetted perfectly with a gorgeous pink/purple/blue sky behind it. :yes:

corrie04
08-30-2010, 11:41 AM
I have my round 2 photo... just need to alter. I'll be working on it this week(end). Can't wait!!! So much fun.

mrubyjean
08-30-2010, 03:22 PM
Took some pictures...need to choose one!

Cat's Cradle
08-30-2010, 03:40 PM
My tree photo is coming home with hubby this afternoon. Ordered my prints from Wal-Greens this morning. :yes:

Patti M
08-30-2010, 05:16 PM
Have some photos- need to choose one to alter. Rd 2 coming up!! Wheeeeeee!

Penlowe
08-30-2010, 06:00 PM
I got a cute photo of my MILs Dachshund, she's a sweet little thing! My dog is nigh unto impossible to photograph unless I have really bright light to get some contrast, Black labs always are. My cat just derps every time I try taking pictures of her.

Cat's Cradle
08-30-2010, 09:21 PM
I got a cute photo of my MILs Dachshund, she's a sweet little thing! My dog is nigh unto impossible to photograph unless I have really bright light to get some contrast, Black labs always are. My cat just derps every time I try taking pictures of her.

My dog is part black lab, so I know exactly what you mean! And my cat always "poses" for the camera. He rolls and sniffs at the camera!

Love me some kitty derps!!

Penlowe
08-30-2010, 11:02 PM
My cat turns her back and lifts her tail :embarrassed: not a picture I think anyone wants!

Cat's Cradle
08-31-2010, 08:32 AM
My cat turns her back and lifts her tail :embarrassed: not a picture I think anyone wants!

:laugh: I would avoid that end of the kitty as well!

Cat's Cradle
09-09-2010, 04:05 PM
I just received my beautiful "Starbuck" page from Penlowe today! Complete with tags and a gate key.

Wondering if the phone number is real...the tags are a really cute idea!!

Penlowe
09-09-2010, 05:41 PM
I did random numbers, so I presume it might actually get you to a real person, but no one I know :laugh:
But Starbuck is the real name of that pup, and a very sweet doggie too. Most wiener dogs tend to be very territorial, but she just goes with the flow.

Penlowe
09-09-2010, 05:44 PM
For everyone else, i had to take the tags off to scan. geeze louise! that is a terrible scan, there is a lot more altering than shows in what you see there, I scratched, inked in gold and did Diamond Glaze 3D elements.

mrubyjean
09-09-2010, 05:52 PM
How wonderful, Penlowe...and the tags are a great idea!

Cat's Cradle
09-09-2010, 06:30 PM
I'm still working on your tree page...I may have to re-print the pics; if I can't locate the last set. :eek:

been having that issue lately.....

Penlowe
09-09-2010, 07:55 PM
well, technically it is ahead by a whole week, so don't fret! I worry about finished stuff getting lost in all my junk. I lost the phone 3 weeks ago and still haven't found it. I'm sure it's on my cutting table :eek:

kristinized
09-09-2010, 09:30 PM
lookit Penlowe getting the super star award! :) Weiner dogs are so cool, I love the way your page turned out!

Cat's Cradle
09-10-2010, 11:36 AM
lookit Penlowe getting the super star award! :) Weiner dogs are so cool, I love the way your page turned out!

It's mine, I tell ya! All mine!!! (see why I chose animals?)

Penlowe
09-10-2010, 05:22 PM
Hey I could have thrown you for a loop and used a horse picture! My SIL has 4 that my girls got to go visit & ride a few weeks back right before school started.

Cat's Cradle
09-10-2010, 06:13 PM
A horse would have been fine. My mom has three, so I consider them domestic. :yes:

I found the tree pictures; turns out I had put them away *where they belong.* :swoon:

Penlowe
09-10-2010, 06:26 PM
*gasp!* not that! how are you supposed to ever find anything like that? oh wait...

Cat's Cradle
09-11-2010, 09:23 AM
how are you supposed to ever find anything like that?

Exactly!! :wacko:

corrie04
09-11-2010, 08:20 PM
Kristinized - Your photo is ready to go out in the mail.

Here's a sneak peek
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/477/medium/1_CJ-kristinized.jpg

kristinized
09-12-2010, 10:22 AM
That;s beautiful Corrie! I can't wait!

Patti M
09-15-2010, 03:59 PM
Aaarggh! Not happy with my Bottles photo this month- but don't worry mrubyjean- I will persevere and get it off to you soon!!

mrubyjean
09-15-2010, 04:30 PM
No rush, Patti!
I've got your photo, but I will be away for the weekend, so it won't be finished and mailed until closer to the 25th this month.

Cat's Cradle
09-15-2010, 07:23 PM
I got my sewing done on Sarah's tree. I've attached the original so you can all wonder what I've done with it. :idea:

kristinized
09-18-2010, 11:00 AM
I received Corrie's fabulous page yesterday, I love it! Thank you!


I haven't quite finished my page yet either, but should get it in the mail Monday. It took me awhile to find a photo I really liked, but I finally managed to find something cool and rusty!

kristinized
09-18-2010, 11:01 AM
I got my sewing done on Sarah's tree. I've attached the original so you can all wonder what I've done with it. :idea:

hmmmm, what suspense!! :)

corrie04
09-18-2010, 11:21 AM
sweet! Can't wait to see my page, when you're all done.

kristinized
09-22-2010, 07:44 PM
How is everyone doing? I'm almost done with mine, will post some pics soon!

Don't forget to mail your pages by Saturday (the 25th)!! Thank you!

Penlowe
09-22-2010, 07:59 PM
I need to get out & photograph my glass bottles but it's been rainy for a week now with more in the forecast :unsure:

kristinized
09-22-2010, 08:01 PM
I know, it's horrible here too. It's frustrating because we were supposed to have a new septic system installed yesterday but they can't do it until the weather has been dry for 2 days in a row. Now it's looking like it won't get in til next week sometime. :(

mrubyjean
09-22-2010, 08:34 PM
I worked on altering mine today and love the way it is turning out!
I need to seal and chunkify it and it will be out to Patti tomorrow or Friday...will try to remember to post a picture before mailing.

Cat's Cradle
09-22-2010, 09:09 PM
Just need to assemble. It should be dry and ready for mailing Saturday.

mrubyjean
09-23-2010, 03:24 PM
OK...here is Patti's 'Blue' Photo Chunky (of one of my favorite spots on the Washington coast), altered with an exacto knife, clear bead gel, fiber paste, matte gel, acrylic paints, chalks, oil pastels and diamond glaze ~


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1__max0002-1.JPG

Penlowe
09-23-2010, 06:12 PM
Oh WOW!!!

kristinized
09-23-2010, 07:44 PM
that is cool mrubyjean!

Cat's Cradle
09-23-2010, 07:46 PM
Martha, that is GORGEOUS!

corrie04
09-25-2010, 11:40 AM
My October page for Catscradle. It will be mailed out either today or Monday.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/477/medium/1_scan0006.jpg

Cat's Cradle
09-25-2010, 12:31 PM
Corrie! That is really neat!!

What's the photo of? It looks like you drew the dog over the photo. Am I correct? Hadn't even thought of that if that's what you did.

Sarah, your page is going out Monday. I missed the post office this morning. :(

corrie04
09-25-2010, 12:56 PM
Melissa -
It's a photo of my friend's dog - cut out and drawn on a bit. Then I overlaid it with a photo of my sister's chicken's eggs that was printed on a transparency and then dabbled with alochol inks.

kristinized
09-25-2010, 01:13 PM
I like it Corrie, the eyes are especially cute and what a great idea!

I've got to skeedaddle if I'm going to make the PO by 12:30, but my page is going out today!

mrubyjean
09-25-2010, 02:00 PM
Corrie ~ that is SO COOL!!

My page was mailed yesterday to PattiM.

kristinized
09-25-2010, 06:06 PM
thanks for the update mrubyjean!

Patti M
09-26-2010, 09:23 AM
Mrubyjean- I am sorry to say I am dealing with a medical emergancy with my sister in NY- I had to come here on Thursday and won't be home till Monday afternoon- as soon as I get in the house I will put your baby in the mail and post a pic for you!! I am so sorry but in my haste to get to my sis I forgot to bring it with me to mail. Mea Culpa!!
BTW- my "blue" page from you ROCKS big time- thank you, I can't wait to see it IRL.

mrubyjean
09-26-2010, 11:51 AM
Thanks for letting me know, Patti! No worries about the page...looking forward to it whenever ot arrives! Most importantly, I hope all is OK with your sister...and you take care of yourself and your family.

Cat's Cradle
09-26-2010, 05:29 PM
Corrie, that was a really interesting page you made. It will go nicely with the rest of my book.

My kids have made pages for my book as well. They love being in the same book as adult artists.

kristinized
09-27-2010, 01:47 PM
Patti I hope your sister is doing better!

I meant to post the pic yesterday, but here's my page for Corrie (before I added some chunky fluff). I've got to say that the statue looked older and rustier in person, and the page looks better in person too! The quote says: We do not remember the days. We remember the moments.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/678/1_5022974983_97b74e6bf2.jpg

mrubyjean
09-27-2010, 02:29 PM
Cool page, kristinized!

Patti M
09-27-2010, 04:06 PM
Well I am happy to say my sister is recovering. She had a nasty fall and is still sore but what was the problem is that she has degenerative disc disease and is having a double hip replacement on Oct 5th! Luckily the doctor says the fall won't delay the surgery- thank goodness. My sister is a very active person and she has been chomping at the bit to get this surgery over with so she can rehab and get back to her life!! Her husband and daughter want her back up on her feet as well! So we are still good to go there!
Thank you so much for waiting Mrubyjean- I just got home and am going to try to make it to the PO by 5- if not I will drop it off there anyhow and it'll go out in the morning.

Cat's Cradle
09-27-2010, 04:53 PM
Patti, glad to hear your sister is recovering.

Sarah, here's a peek at your page. It looks much better IRL, as the gel ink doesn't show well in the picture.
Altered with X-acto, metallic thread sewing/beading, gel ink, and sandpaper. Chunked with matching flower and bow, wool danglies, and misc fun fibers on a binder clip (movable!).

"Money Tree"

Penlowe
09-27-2010, 07:58 PM
very cool!

kristinized
09-29-2010, 04:46 PM
Beautiful catscradle!

Penlowe
09-29-2010, 06:00 PM
I have sunshine! I took glass bottle pictures!

mrubyjean
09-29-2010, 07:01 PM
Hurray, Penlowe!! :jiggy:

Cat's Cradle
09-29-2010, 08:03 PM
Sarah, your money tree went out yesterday--solo. I had to wait for the googly eyes to dry, so they went today.

corrie04
09-30-2010, 06:45 AM
My October page for Catscradle. It will be mailed out either today or Monday.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/477/medium/1_scan0006.jpg

This was mailed out on tuesday

Cat's Cradle
09-30-2010, 03:22 PM
Oy. Corrie, I haven't even gotten the photos printed yet for your page!

I'll let you know when the puppy eggs arrives.

Patti M
09-30-2010, 05:06 PM
Hi ladies, I wanted to let Martha know that I did get her chunky in the mail the other day- my reciept says it should arrive Monday in Washington. Getting a start on Kristinized's flowers- Have the pics already and setting to alter this weekend! I will putting it in the mail early for you Kristin so my sister's surgery and rehab needs won't interfere with next months.

Patti M
09-30-2010, 05:06 PM
Love the "puppy eggs" Corrie- so clever!

mrubyjean
09-30-2010, 06:17 PM
Thanks so much, Patti ~ I look forward to your chunky photo!!

Patti M
09-30-2010, 10:34 PM
Finally got some time to sit down an upload my photo- before and after. Hope you like it Martha! For the altering I first tinted it before I printed it up, then I used watercolor pencils ito paint some background in one jar, collage a pixie from some odds and ends I had for the pixie dust jar, used opaque markers for the painted elements, some luminiere paints in copper, Sparkle Mod Podge, some fairy dust glitter in opal and copper, and some mini butterfly brads. I then sealed the whole shebang with crystal sealer.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/718/large/1_5022980637_39271933ef_z_2_.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/718/large/1_5040137903_556cc2be33_z_2_.jpg

mrubyjean
10-01-2010, 02:13 AM
Oh, Patti...really lovely, colorful and sparkly!
Thanks so much!

Penlowe
10-01-2010, 07:47 AM
Wow! really fun!

Cat's Cradle
10-01-2010, 01:01 PM
Love the pixie jars!

Patti M
10-01-2010, 11:10 PM
Thanks all! I had fun making them!

Cat's Cradle
10-02-2010, 05:11 PM
Corrie, your lovely puppy eggs card arrived today! It is beautiful in person!!

Penlowe
10-02-2010, 08:29 PM
I got my page from catscradle! love it!

corrie04
10-03-2010, 05:50 AM
Kristinized, ur package arrived yesterday.... Hvnt had a chance to open it yet, but wanted to let u know that it's here,

mrubyjean
10-07-2010, 10:26 PM
Patti, your wonderful bottle page arrived today ~ many thanks!!

Did you get mine yet...I'm kinda worried, since I mailed it awhile ago...before you mailed yours...:(

kristinized
10-08-2010, 12:34 PM
Thanks mrubyjean, I've updated the first post. Patti did pm me on Tuesday saying she had received yours.

That means September is complete -all pages have been sent and received! Thank you all! Now on to October! :)

mrubyjean
10-08-2010, 01:09 PM
:jiggy: Hurray!! Thanks, Patti and kristinized!

On to October...

Patti M
10-19-2010, 05:33 PM
Not much chatter this month- everyone must be busy altering photos!! I know I am!!

Cat's Cradle
10-19-2010, 06:37 PM
Getting my rusty things, blue sky AND marigolds printed and brought home tonight so I can get the next three pages done.

On one of the rusty pics, I colorized it to a light purple. The background image is natural colors (for now, at least) but I'll be doing some fun alterations tonight and tomorrow!

mrubyjean
10-19-2010, 06:50 PM
Yup...worked on Penlowe's tree this morning and I'm very happy about how it is coming along!

Penlowe
10-19-2010, 07:15 PM
:smacks forehead:

I finished this a week ago and need to actually MAIL it!

changed my mind, I'm not going to bother with the scan because it won't look like anything, it's many transparent layers.

kristinized
10-19-2010, 07:39 PM
sounds exciting everyone!

Cat's Cradle
10-19-2010, 09:27 PM
Got my pictures; used [very hard] oil pastels on the background for a very interesting effect. Waiting for the sealant to dry before plunging ahead with the next step. I forgot to print an extra for the backs of the next few, so I actually have to do something for them! LOL

Patti M
10-22-2010, 09:13 PM
Well- here is Kristinized's Macro Flower- First I used water colors, then opaque paint pens, applied some flocking and beaded it up! Hope you like it!!! I am mailing it out in the morning!

Before:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/718/large/1_4905237580_85a40c9cd5_1_.jpg
After:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/718/large/1_5105766587_6241c53f02_1_.jpg

They are also in my gallery.

Cat's Cradle
10-22-2010, 09:17 PM
Nice!

Corrie, your page is going out tomorrow.

mrubyjean
10-23-2010, 09:11 PM
I received my terrific glass bottle chunky from Penlowe today!

And I also mailed Penlowe's tree chunky today...picture (a bit blurry from scanner, much sparklier and brighter in real life) below...

Penlowe
10-24-2010, 12:14 PM
Very cool! I got ahead of the game and have my next one done already, I'll scan & post it soon, so only one left to mail and on to photograph/ art up/ mail :)

Patti M
10-25-2010, 03:40 PM
Kristinized- I forgot to say I mailed your chunky this weekend- just a FYI

kristinized
10-25-2010, 04:57 PM
It's beautiful Patti! I can't wait to see it in person!

and thanks for the updates everyone!

Penlowe
10-26-2010, 07:33 PM
Got my awesome tree chunky from mrubyjean :D It's sooooo cool in person! she used clear texture beads on it that don't show in the scan.

kristinized
10-28-2010, 03:23 PM
I'm sorry, I didn't get to mailing my page until today but it's on the way!

Patti M
10-29-2010, 10:34 PM
No prob!!! I am looking forward to seeing it!

kristinized
11-02-2010, 11:50 AM
Received Patti's awesome page, thank you! My flower page is filling up, it's going to be fun to page through this winter.

kristinized
11-02-2010, 11:56 AM
Two months left! I hope everyone is enjoying themselves, it's strange to see the end coming up!

I got the shot for mrubyjean's jar yesterday, but wouldn't ya know it after digging around for cool jars I found an even neater one last night after I was all finished! I think I'm going to photograph that one tonight so I can get started on the altering by the weekend. I already have a few ideas and can't wait to get started.

mrubyjean
11-02-2010, 01:03 PM
Sounds terrific, kristinized!

I am loving this monthly swap...and adore all my bottle pages so far!

I took flower pictures a month or so ago, when there were still flowers blooming...now I just have to pick the one I want to alter.

kristinized
11-08-2010, 11:31 PM
How's everyone's pages coming along!? I'm almost done with mine, but am letting it sit for a little bit while I decide if it needs anything else.

Also, Corrie - did you receive catscradle's page? I'll check back and see if I missed your post on that. And Patti - have you received mine?

Patti M
11-09-2010, 01:49 AM
Just returned from my trip to visit Midnitecreations and Seekingforart ths past weekend and got home to find my sweet Bluebird photo chunky awaiting me from Kristinized. Thank you so much- he is adorable!!

Penlowe
11-09-2010, 08:35 AM
Corries page is in the mail yesterday. Niow I need to work on blues. I have an idea formulating in my head, might be the weekend before I can do a 'photo shoot'.

Cat's Cradle
11-09-2010, 01:26 PM
How's everyone's pages coming along!? I'm almost done with mine, but am letting it sit for a little bit while I decide if it needs anything else.

Also, Corrie - did you receive catscradle's page? I'll check back and see if I missed your post on that. And Patti - have you received mine?

I don't think Corrie posted about receiving. She still hasn't read the iTrader message....

Cat's Cradle
11-09-2010, 01:27 PM
I've got my photo for Patti; need to get a couple of swaps out today and tomorrow and then I can work on alterations.

corrie04
11-09-2010, 04:51 PM
i dont think ive rcvd it yet.

Cat's Cradle
11-09-2010, 04:55 PM
Seriously? I mailed it out before Halloween. It's an oil cap with 2 purple chains with an origami butterfly. I'm surprised it hasn't gotten there yet. :huh:

corrie04
11-09-2010, 07:58 PM
Actually, I think I do have it. I think I accidently put the package in with the swap that I'm hosting. Let me double check.

Cat's Cradle
11-09-2010, 08:03 PM
*crossing fingers that it's there*

corrie04
11-09-2010, 09:44 PM
It is!!! And the page is awesome!!! I especially love the chains!!

Cat's Cradle
11-10-2010, 03:41 PM
So glad it made it! I was starting to worry!

The chains were fun--Ii love purple, so for that part I digitally altered the color.

corrie04
11-10-2010, 09:49 PM
Penlowe - your altered page arrived!!! Thank you so much for the extra page. Both of them are FABULOUS!!

Here is yours... it'll be going on out on Friday.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/477/medium/1_cj_-_penlowe.jpg

Penlowe
11-10-2010, 09:52 PM
I've had that drawer pull for ages, I couldn't work it in to the photo page but I had to send it :) glad you like it!

kristinized
11-16-2010, 10:17 PM
Corrie, love that tree!

corrie04
11-17-2010, 12:00 AM
Thanks

Penlowe
11-17-2010, 08:35 AM
our last mail date is Dec. 15 right?

corrie04
11-17-2010, 07:42 PM
I think so. I only show that i have one more to make for the Dec 15th mailing.

Penlowe
11-20-2010, 10:34 AM
I got my lovely tree from Corrie along with her moley!!

kristinized
11-23-2010, 01:03 PM
Yep, December is the last round mail date of 15-25th. This swap has gone fast!

Penlowe
11-23-2010, 01:54 PM
It really has! I've thoroughly enjoyed it too. I got some time & sunshine at the same time yesterday and got my photo finally :)

Cat's Cradle
11-23-2010, 02:52 PM
I'm just getting the time to work on Patti's blue page. I've got the black-and-white photo printed, but I was stuck there till now. Hoping to mail tomorrow!

mrubyjean
11-23-2010, 03:10 PM
My flower for kristinized is drying!
I hope to post a picture tonight and I'm expecting to mail it tomorrow.

Then...to go through the garage in search of old metal things!

mrubyjean
11-23-2010, 10:39 PM
Here it is ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_krchunky.jpg

Altered with an exacto knife, oil pastels, three different gels, microbeads, glass chips and diamond glaze.

Cat's Cradle
11-24-2010, 12:09 PM
WOW! *picking jaw up from the floor* WOW!

kristinized
11-24-2010, 03:02 PM
ooooh, lucky me! it's beautiful!

mrubyjean
11-24-2010, 10:04 PM
Thanks...it's in the mail!

Patti M
11-27-2010, 11:29 AM
Don't worry Cat- I got a late start as well. Just managed to get mine out! Unfortunately I forgot to take a pic in the rush!!

kristinized
11-29-2010, 11:03 AM
Thanks for the updates everyone! The first post is up to date with all sent and received.

I'm late with mailing mine to mrubyjean :( BUT I got a lot accomplished yesterday so I'll be early in mailing to catscradle! :)

Here are my two pages, going in the mail today. The photo of the jar page didn't turn out well, I used a bleach spray on the photo and then used alcohol inks to color and it looks faded. It looks better in person. I took a photo of a jar in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, and then my cat Demeter:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/678/1_5218071990_73b44364ed.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/678/1_5216436177_6428ef6160.jpg

mrubyjean
11-29-2010, 12:55 PM
My page looks intriguing...I love the Eiffel Tower and look forward to seeing the chunky in real life ~ thanks!!