We recently hosted a Chunky Gothic Arches Art Swap here in ARTchix-land. It was amazing! I wish you could see all of the amazing collages we received in person! Everyone made 4" square collages using a variety of beautiful ARTchix sheets. I had an incredibly hard time picking the winners. I debated endlessly but in the end, it's a tie!
WINNER! Linda Riegelsberger's amazing collages are so unique!! Love the incredible details and the way she brings everything together! Look at the amazing pattern she made using gothic arches in the top right, soooo cool!! She wins a $50 gift certificate to our online shop too!
ARTchix products used: Brilliant Gothic Arches, Sepia Cuties, Pink Wings, Gothic Arches, Gold Stars, Wise Owl, Sepia Birds, Sepia Cuties, Pink Flowers, Nest Charms, Turquoise Baroque Borders, Impressionists, Art Flourishes, Valentines, Tell Me More.
HONORABLE MENTION! Norma Skoglund's collages are sooo beautiful and elegant! Love how she used the pink Handmade Gothic Arches as a banner on the top right. Soo coool!!! She wins a $25 gift certificate to our online shop too!
HONORABLE MENTION! Gena Boone-Curtis' collages are sooo fantastic! Love her bright colors, paint effects and the way she layers images. Sooo inspiring! She wins a $25 gift certificate to our online shop too!
HONORABLE MENTION! Becky Benight's collages are sooo charming! Just look at all of the little details...like the little Happy New Year blower in the bird's mouth on the right. Fantastic! She wins a $25 gift certificate to our online shop too!
....You Can Enjoy The Art From This Swap Too!
I have designed 4 new sheets that feature some of the amazing art we received from this swap: Chixies Vibrant Gothic Arches (shown here as a mini book), Chixies Sepia Gothic Arches (shown below as a mini accordian book), Chixies Gothic Birds and Chixies Gothic Cuties.
On each sheet, I've included 15 twinchies (2" square collages) that you can cut out and make into a little book. In addition, I've included extra images so you can make a cover and extra pages with your own art if you'd like.
Get all 4 new sheets and put together an incredible book of art inspiration for yourself!
Jackie McColl made this awesome mini accordian book from our new Chixies Sepia Gothic Arches sheet. LOVE it!!!
......NEW ART SWAP: Postcards!!!
Well, after seeing all of the gorgeous art from our last swap, aren't ya just itchin' to jump into a new ARTchix swap??! I know I am!! Our new art swap will be Postcards! Make postcards using these 3 ARTchix sheets: NEW Create Art, Green World (Blog Special!) and Passion for Pink (Blog Special!). Deadline will be sometime in April. I'm just fine tuning the details and will be posting them on the ARTchix Studio Fan Page on FaceBook in a day or two. : )
I will also be posting how I made my postcard above in FaceBook (ARTchix Studio Fan Page: Quick Tips). I just need a day or two to do that too. : )
......Transparencies 101 Class Now on FaceBook!
Check out the ARTchix Studio Fan Page on FaceBook! Just added to our Photos: a fast and easy class on great ways to adhere our transparencies!
In the sample ATC above, I sewed on a transparency to create a pocket and put pretty pink beads inside. Note that I poked all of my sewing holes with an awl first which made it a breeze! I love this simple technique and am now dying to do a whole series like this!!
I'm Going on Holiday, woohoo!!!
I'm off to the beautiful turquoise waters of the Bahamas! I leave today, hooray! I am taking the next week off to spend time with my family, collect beach treasures and drink pina coladas. I will check in with you Wed, March 10th and share some of my vacay pics with ya. : )
All Hail MoMo!
One More Set of WINNERS: Art Challenge Winners for Show Off Your Favorite Twinchie!
We had 14 fantastic artists share ideas on how to show off twinchies. Entries were for lovely cards, jewelry and more. Here are the winners that dear Inca picked:
Now, put your feet up, take some time off! See you in 2 weeks! : )