Sunday, May 11, 2008

ATC Night at Bizzy B's

Last Friday we had an action packed ATC trade! The theme was Birds -- so I HAD to participate -- especially when I saw Colette's sneak preview on her blog..... So I dug up my box of bird ephemera (that goodness for my obsessive labelling of bins). But glue was no where to be found. And since I left it until the VERY last minute, no glue was to be purchased, either... So I found some Cavallini file folders (my backgrounds) and attached some various birdie ephemera by sewing it (luckily I have a lightweight Bernina that I set up on my kitchen table)(and even put it way when I was finished). Then I inked my edges (again, the obsessive labelling) and smeared on some paint. The paint story is funny. The electricians found a can of paint sealed in behind a wall. Almost full! So of course I had to use it. No paint brushes though, so I had to use my fingers! (no gloves either -- I can't work with gloves) (Is this giving you the heebie jeebies Ruth???). I'm pretty happy with my quicky ATCs. It's all thanks to Cavallini and their great papers though.... I made 2 favourites that I couldn't give away -- so here they are!
And here is a selection of the ATCs that I got in trade (some are Paris -- last month's theme). The above ATCs are by Susan V, Mary A, Daniza, Sandy, Kimberly, Bev, Ludgera, Colette, Jolanta, Irene and another one (Paris) from Mary because she swiped 2 of mine.....

If you live in the Toronto Area, and you want to trade with us, we meet at Bizzy B's (Stamp and Scrap store) on the second Friday of each month. Meet and Greet is at 6:30pm and we start the trading at 7pm. There will be demo following the trade. I'm not sure what the demo will be next month (there will be one, for sure). Is there anything that you want to see? That I can demo? LOL. June's theme is Asia (could be anything Asian -- Japanese, Chinese, India -- look at a map and see what you can come up with!). Our meetings are very fun and often include little yummy treats from the Store (thanks Barb and Tony!). You generally need about 15 ATCs -- and the cost is -- 1 ATC for the store's collection! Email me if you want to be put on our newsletter list -- and I try really hard to email out numbers of committed attendees a week before the meeting.


Unknown said...

Hey Martha! Great ATCs! A true Artist can make improvise- even if all they have is an old can of paint..LOL! Sorry I missed all the action! It sounded 'fun'..LOL! See you in June!


Joanne Huffman said...

way cool bird ATCs and you got some cool ones in your trading.


Susan Williamson said...

You're making me feel guilty that I couldn't get it together for Friday night. Can we do birds again next year?

Elizabeth said...

Martha!! youa re back to arting!!!! Hurrah!!!

Love the paint can story!! that is just too funny!!!!!! Are you keeping any kind of journal about your move in??? that would be a perfect story for it!!!


Love love, love the birdie atc's!!!!!