Monday, January 2, 2017

Packaging ATC's December.

Happy New Year to you!
As usual I am not quite ready for the new year so I am going to do some back tracking and finish up last years work. 
I'm a little slow but I still wanted to share with you Decembers ATC swap creations. The theme was packaging. See if you can figure out what kind of packaging was used in each of these ATC's.
Christian

Kathy

Louise

Lucie

Marie

Peggy

Olive

Virginia

Wendy
Did you spot the packaging in each one? It's always fun to work with found packaging I think. It makes you take a second look at some of the things we throw out or recycle.

My son Christian was home for the holidays and joined us for the swap. He liked his first card so much that he didn't want to trade it and had to do a second one for the trade. He ended up doing a series of 5 with the first card. Here they are.






I think that is it for 2016. I hope it was a creative one for you and that 2017 brings even more creativity into your life. 

Happy Creating!
Wendy




Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Button and Lace Trees

I had a great time this past weekend teaching this small group of ladies how to make Button and Lace Trees. This was such a fun way to get in the holiday spirit. I just love doing these trees. The ladies did a fantastic job.
Angela

Kathy

Kim
Have you done any seasonal creating yet?

Keep Creating!
Wendy

Monday, December 5, 2016

Still challenging myself

   I haven't kept you posted here about my monthly challenges but I have been continuing to do them most months with the exception of a little break in October. A few months things got busy so I didn't get the challenge done every day of the month but I kept going and did what I could. 
   In November my challenge was to draw or doodle every day. This was a fun a easy one to do. I made a small book to work in so even though I was away for a few weeks I could bring it along to work in. 
   I'd like to get better at drawing so I thought doing it everyday would be a good idea. I probably didn't draw as much as I doodled so I might have to do another month of drawing next year. 
   Here are a few of my drawings and doodles:
Day 4 Whimsy

Day 6 Layers

Day 7 Remembrance

Day 11 Chinese wine glass

Day 18 Museum of Anthropology UBC

Day 10 Whimsy with dangles
If you'd like to see more you can go the facebook group page Dragonfly Dreamers Monthly Challenges. 

For the month of December the challenge is more of a theme. I'm going to try to do something seasonally creative each day. This is leaving it pretty open ended so I hope you can join me in this challenge. You can share your seasonal creativity here or on the facebook group.

Happy Creating!
Wendy


Friday, October 28, 2016

Metal embossing workshop

It's been a while since I've taught a metal embossing workshop or even played with metal, so this was so much fun. These ladies were very creative and totally inspired me. We had a busy day learning a variety of ways to emboss on metal and they each made a very unique piece by the end of the day. Metal is always a difficult thing to photograph and these do not do them justice but you'll get the idea.
Annie

Cheryl

Deb

Jane

Janice

Jill
I really should bring my metal out to play more often. Just need a few more hours in each day.

Happy Creating!
Wendy


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Notan ATC's

I learned a little about Notan art this month since it was our theme for our ATC's. Notan is Japanese for light dark harmony. I also learned that they are a little addictive and it was hard to stop at just one or even two when making them.
Kathy

Louise

Lucie

Marie

Olive

Wendy

Have you tried to do Notan before. If you haven't, give it a try. It doesn't need to be ATC size. I think I will have to try some other sizes and maybe colours too.

Happy Creating!
Wendy

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Oops late ATC's

I thought I posted last month but was asked if was going to post both months now so I guess I forgot!! Oh well better late than never. 
September's ATC meeting was our annual Baggie swap and the theme was texture. This means everyone brought a small baggie of goodies with the texture theme in mind and we swapped the baggies and made ATC's right there. Usually during the meeting we keep the same baggie and make a few cards from it but this time we decided to swap baggies every time we finished a card. This made for a very fun afternoon of ATC making.
Kathy

Louise

Lucie

Marie

Olive

Peggy

Wendy

Virginia

Group ATCs
As you can see it was a very productive meeting with lots of ATC made. 

Happy Creating!
Wendy

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Lettering continues

Day 17

This months lettering challenge has been interesting so far. I've enjoyed it even though it's a busy month for me and it's hard to keep up. It's been an exploration of a multitude of pens, pencils and markers. I've used pens that I've had for years but never appreciated and tried some from friends that makes me think I may need more. 
Day 8
Some days the pages have been fun little creative pieces, like Day 17 and others like Day 8 are just about trying out some different pens and lettering styles. 
Day 7
So instead of sharing every days page I will just share a few of the ones I like best.
Day 11

Day15

Day 3
You can see more pages on Dragonfly Dreamers Monthly Challenge page along with a few from other people. If you'd like to play along feel free to join the group too.

As in previous months I'm already thinking about next months challenge and can't wait to start it. But for now I will keep lettering and hopefully have a few more pages to show you by the end of the month.

Happy Creating!
Wendy



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