Thursday, February 26, 2015

February ATC Ssssion @Bishan Library

From stripes of yellow and red, Mdm Au showed our participants how to quill a fish.  These fish could go on the ATC, but for the night, they served to decorate the oranges that we learned to wrap up.  Just the thing for Chinese New Year!  

I did Valentine fairies with die-cut, added a pair of hand-cut wings, and each slided out of the folded origami heart.  Swapped the fairies for these. The quilled sheep is of course done by Mdm Au. 

We'll be continuing our quilling adventure next session on 12 Mar 15 (Thu).  The theme for the ATCs is "Animals".

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Last and First Workshops At The Libraries for 2014/2015

This screen printing workshop I went with my girl, Kristine. Something we have not done before.  We printed our own designs on canvas bag. A bit messy with the paint, but fun to see the result.
I don't quite like to paint, but I will always try.  Kristine is definitely better than me!
Stitching is definitely easier for me!  And I added a touch of tatted flowers.  A new friend, Jessica.
How about some Indian-style painting? I would have done a better job if not for the real lousy brushes I had to use initially. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Last Swaps for 2014

I didn't have time to finish up the trick part of this 2014 Pam Colosimo's Treat or Trick Swap earlier. Finally, it's done and the blank parts coloured with markers.  I'm not too good with painting and colouring though.
The folder is 6.5"×5", with 4 cards of size 4"×3" done by Mel Dunkley, Sandy Alsfasser, Shelly Recicar and myself.  Pam also generously enclosed tags she made. 

Here's the close up of my witch cards.

Last but not least, winter button fairies, one for R/Dr Amy (USA).

Love the white snowflake on the wings of this fiery red button fairy Amy did for me.

Monday, January 12, 2015

January ATC Session @Bishan Library

We started off our ATC session in the new year with the making of swing cards. I tried my hands combining it with our theme " New Year".
A type of 3D card, these swing card can be flipped in a single piece.  We tried making them in ATC size. 

I find it amazing how the swing transforms the picture and how it can hide so much details behind it.  One really has to try making it to visualize it.  But not so simple as our participants found out. Well, practice makes perfect, as the saying goes.

I tried doing more of the circle shape and also the square shape.
ATCs swapped with Jessica (house-shaped ATC) and Selina.

And when the swing cards are opened...
The theme for 12 Feb 2015 ATC session is "Valentine Fairy". 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

A Few ATC and Christmas Swaps

There was a set of missing ATCs in the earlier Round Robin swap over at Paper Traders. On the replacement set that came, I added origami morning glory,  paper cutting umbrella, saxophone and leaf. And off they went to the 4th person for more embellishment. 
Love owls?  I'm so happy to receive these owl ATCs from Debra Claxton (USA) - top piece, and Eileen K (USA) - bottom pieces, from the Paper Traders Oct ATC speed round swap. 
I did mine with a tatted owl.
Eileen also generously enclosed extra ATCs she did for a few previous swaps. Oh, wow! 
For the Christmas ATC swap hosted by Nikki Smith (USA), I sent these.. the wrapped up one, with the ATC booklet on quotes on gifting, is meant as a secret Santa exchange.  I also sent along a tatted flower which I hope Nikki will like.

Received my Christmas swap from [going clockwise from top-left corner] Jo Murray (Australia), Barb Adams (USA), Susan Peeler (USA) and Nikki.  The bottom ATC is my secret Santa piece from Barb.
I didn't have much time to do more Christmas crafts, only tatted holly and berries for 2 large wooden pegs and folded a troop of Santa Claus.  Christmas came and past in a wink!

Kristine does have a flair for drawing, don't you think?  These, she drew on A3 or bigger papers.  After these, she is now working on paper clay.  Last few days to play before school starts!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

December ATC Session @Bishan Library

We have come to our last session for the year.  I found a few interesting Christmas origami models and a very cute Santa Claus. So, we were folding away during our last ATC session.
Christmas ATCs I did this year with iris folding and origami.
The smallest Santa is done with 1.5cm squares.

Keethi, who just learnt tatting from me, found out about our ATC session, did this Christmas ATC.
Theme for 8 Jan 2015 ATC session is "New Year".

Monday, November 17, 2014

November ATC Session @ Bishan Library - Tunnel Cards and House ATCs

After the Tunnel Book Swap, I used the same concept to do ATCs. Sure add more texture to the usual flat cards.

We did more of these cards during the Nov ATC session in Bishan Library.  Even first-timer, Pearly, did a super good job on her "Beauty" card! 
Beside the regular rectangular-sized ATC, I hope to bring participants' attention to other interesting shapes that others are creating.  We did the tombstone-shape last month, this month we tried the house-shape.
Lovely house ATCs done by Cheo Hiang and Doris. 
We'll be folding Christmas origami in the December ATC session on 11 Dec. Bring along red and green papers to fold Santa Claus and Christmas trees!