Monday, 8 October 2007

ATC's


I've never made 'real' ATC's before, only the playing card variety that we took to the retreat at Fremantle earlier in the year.
These three are on their way to Gisele this week in a three for three swap I have with her. I thoroughly enjoyed making them, they are like creating miniature journal pages.
Speaking of which, below is another page in my current altered book, I have only one more page to go then this journal is complete apart from the cover. It has taken me fourteen months to complete. I have my next one lined up and ready to go.

21 comments:

Julie H said...

Ro these are fabulous ATC's I remember admiring the playing card ones you did for the Art Retreat. I do enjoy these little pieces of inspiration and art.
The oriental flavour and texture of these is just sublime.

Sharon said...

Ro, I may have said this before but you journal pages and the atc's are so rich with layers. They fascinate me.

Steph said...

Woww gorgeous and colorful! I might try to make some ... one day !

Gisele said...

Wow...lucky me! They are fabulous Ro & so you...... they will look wonderful framed as a set. thank you so much :)

Karen Cole said...

Ro,

It is always such a joy to see what you have on display. I would know your work anywhere at this point. Your style is so rich and filled with color and texture.

Boy, would I ever love to hold this book in my hands and look through it. Very slowly.

Abby Creek Art said...

Beautiful journal Ro! The ATC's are so nice too...really like the way you incorporated the metal pieces.

kris said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love seeing the pages to your journal. So far I have found it too intimidating to begin work on a book. Maybe it's all the pages. But your journal keeps me thinking about it.

belinda said...

lovely japanese theme! i have also downloaded some of those oriental images from flickr, just couldn't resist :)

Judy said...

the atc's are awesome Ro. 14 months - omg!!!

Cre8Tiva said...

what a treasure this journal is...i have loved every page i have seen...the atc's are wonderful...i only have playing cards ones that i made years ago...i like them...what joy is a new blank journal waiting for your creativity??? have fun...blessings, rebecca

Janet said...

I'm in love with your artwork! You use so many colors and layers and everything is so rich looking. Absolutely gorgeous!!

Emmcee .... Marie C said...

Lovely lovely collage!

She Who Flies said...

Wonderful ATCs!!! Just as gorgeous as all the journal pages you've been sharing here. I love the layers in your work, the bold colors and the exoticism.

Gypsy Purple said...

Dear Ro...thanks so much for your wonderful comment....I`m glad to be back....missed you all and can`t wait to see al the new posts and wonderful things

Gypsy

lisacrofts said...

Ro these ATC's are just stunning. I also love the beautiful work you do in your altered books and journals. I was wondering what kind of paper or papers you like to work with when putting your books together together.

Ro Bruhn said...

Hi Lisa
Thanks for your kind comments. I use paper serviettes, old phone book pages and my own decorated papers, then I add anything else that I might find,
In my next post I'm going to show the stages of one of my pages.

carla said...

These are sumptuous! Wow!

lasourceauxbois said...

I'm just discovering your blog and find your work absolutely wonderful.

lisacrofts said...

hi ro
thanks for getting back to me. i was also wondering do you use specific paper like watercolour paper, photocopy paper, tyvek or is it a case of anything goes.
thanks in advance
lisa

katie said...

great atc's ro, i find them addicting, and probably for the reason you gave,they are like mini journal pages.

and the pages in your journal, scrumptious - especially the page on the right, it just pulls me in, the pallet and composition really appeals to me and that's before even looking deeply into it - great job!
xox katie

Waltraud said...

Great ATC´c, so colourful!