Saturday, January 26, 2008

You've come a long way baby!

I wanted to share some of my first attempts at making ATC's. Why embarrass myself like this? Why not, its a great way to see how my art has progressed these past 6 months and maybe it will give others who are just starting out the confidence to give it a try. I know I was very overwhelmed when I fist began my journey. Luckily I found some great groups and made new friends who have been a blessing to me.

This is the very first ATC I made. It was nothing more then a playing card covered with an image from a magazine. I then added a quote I printed from the computer along with some ribbon and a real shell at the bottom. I didn't have any paints so I used nail polish to give it some sparkle.


This one was my first 4x4 for a swap after joining my first yahoo group. The background is just a plain brown paper bag. Working on a larger scale was fun!


And here is a small slideshow of some of my early creations - enjoy : )



16 comments:

Eileen said...

The blog looks great....I can read everything. Love the Florida post card....from one Floridian to another...LOL

Great work too......

mary schweitzer said...

Great job! All your work looks great. The nail polish thing is something I would have done LOL!!

Mary S

gulfsprite said...

Your blog looks fantastic. Excellent job... welcome to the world of blogging.
-Christy

akatrix said...

Danielle, isn't this fun? Who would ever have dreamed a few months ago that we would be "bloggers"? Yours came on fast and surprised the heck out of me! It looks great and your artwork really has come a long way! I don't think that 1st ATC was anything but gorgeous....
Pat S

Carmen said...

Your blog looks great, I wish you a lot of fun with it! And the three artworks are wonderful!

Moonwillow said...

Welcome to blog world! Your doing a great job on it. I love your ATC's and your approach to them is fun! Another one from Florida here and from the Artist Circle. Hope your kids are feeling better!
Moon

~Danielle said...

Thank you all for your kind and encouraging words : )

signsintime said...

Way to go, D! I'm so proud of you! Can't wait to see all the other art you are going to be sharing with us in future posts to come.

Best of luck and much success to you!

I can say "I knew you when!"

Cool slide show too, BTW.

your bud,
Jeri

michelle said...

Neat stuff..Good for you!

Dawn said...

I loved seeing your 1st blog - I actually think it is really cool and love the end result, it has been fun sharing your ATC journey through your new blog and I have to say I find this blogger more user friendly than the yahoo one...so now you have made your
1st posting it will be onwards and upwards. Welcome to bloglandia xxx

Fancy Flappers Unique Costumes said...

I'll love seeing the progression of your art. Very nice. Sade

Jillian said...

Congrats on the blog, Danielle!!
Isn't it amazing to look back on your early artwork and see the changes? I went from mostly darker vintage colors to this pink phase. Who knew? :) I'll add you to my blogroll.

Francine said...

So happy to see you blogging!
I'm happy for you and it's good
to see your work and your progression. So glad you are a part
of our group.

Francine

Lin Lin said...

Amazing, great job and in one afternoon. It took me one month to make mine *grin*. Thanks for sharing your AIC story, you write so real. LinLin

Deb said...

I'm so proud of you, Danielle!!!

You've come so far. :)

Can't wait to see where your creative self goes next.

SAHM I AM said...

hey danielle! it's donna (queen mab).. i just wanted to say GREAT WORK!! i esp. love the 'nurture your soul' pic.. (love fairies! ;)..
anyway, congrats! and i too love the florida postcard! has to be sunny, or i won't be sunny! ;)

can't wait to see what else you do here. :)