Monday, 27 April 2009
My cards - swimming theme
I really enjoy making Artist Trading Cards, mostly using rubber stamps and inks.
These are 2.5 inch x 3.5 inch cards, the size of the old swap cards we used to trade as kids.
The principle is simple - they can't be sold, they must be swapped. I belong to a few groups.
After swimming in a few ocean pools this summer, I was inspired to make a card combining my love of stamping, photography and swimming.
I used one of my photos of Bronte Baths to make this one. I used part of a rubber stamp (Swim) and stamped it on acetate. I overlaid it on the resized photo and scanned. With the result I then used a photo manipulation program, ULead Photo Express to turn it into a watercolour effect, and add the bubbles.
Below are some more ATCs I've made with a swimming or beach theme.