Birds - No Bees ATC's and Saturday at the RSC

Above is the artist trading card I entered in the atc contest at the rubberstamp convention Saturday. My card placed 3rd.

Huuuummm, I hope I'm not stuck on 3rd - I placed 3rd in the last atc contest back in March there. I'm going to really have to create a card that will knock the judge's socks off in November.

my winnings!!

Here's the board with the atc entries . . .

left click on the photo to get a closer look at the cards

Lately, I've been drawn to birds and have been using them in my artwork. Below are 5 bird artist trading cards I recently completed.


The background paper I used for the 6 cards is from a Cavellini parent sheet that I've probably had rolled up and in a corner for at least the past 3 or 4 months waiting to be used.

I added a little piece of sheet music I found with *the birds sprightly . . .* on it to the card above.

The wooden birds are made from vintage paper illustrations of birds that were applied to 1/8" thick baltic birch board and then cut with a laser cutting machine. I get these birds and crowns from one of my favorite etsy shops The Porkchop Show. Scott is just the best. If you purchase from him, please tell him I sent you!

The words *Birds warble* and a little more sheet music was added to the atc above.



I sat this bird in the nest and cut a piece of sheet music to run across the bottom of the atc above. This is the one that I was going to enter in the contest, but I left it at home on the dresser.



Nothing more added than the gold edge and a light coating of DG3 Art Gel by Judikins on the atc above.



I didn't use a wooden bird on the 6th and final bird atc in the series. However, I did add a wooden crown and words cut from an old book.


All of the birds (with the exception of the one I left on the dresser) above have flown off to other places now. I traded them at the Rubberstamp Convention yesterday.



Ok, enough about the birds. Let's move on to Saturday at the Rubberstamp Convention! Let's start with Tim . . . as in Holtz . . .as in one of my favorite dem-o-ers at the show.




See the tag Tim is working on above? Here's the finished tag below. It's starting to be like a tradition now. I always ask for at least one of Tim's tags he makes at the shows. I've got a nice little collection going (smiles)

and below are some photos from the Stamper's Anonymous booth where Tim was doing the demos . . .





Stamps . . .



new stamps . . .

more stamps . . .



Next we have Hannah Grey Curiosities & Drygoods

I got a chance to meet Shoshanah and Mike Jennings in person at their booth. It is always a treat to put faces with the people you meet on-line!

I spoke with Shosh before I left on Saturday, and she said they were doing really well in their booth that day - better than they had expected. I'm soooo happy for them - being their first time at this show and all. Look at all of the people at their booth and heading over to their booth in the morning . . .



And another one of my favorites at the show was Zettiology . . .



Then there was Magenta . . .




and Invoke Arts and Studios Blackbird . . .






Sorry, but I don't remember what booth these were from, but nice samples to get you inspired . . .





and of course there was Miss Vicky from Cut-it-Up . I always enjoy hanging out with Vicky at the shows. She's such a crack up (smiles)

That's Vicky's husband - Mr. Breslin back there helping a customer.


and look at these! I picked up a couple to use as book covers. Darn it, I didn't get a photo of the book Vicky made as a sample . . .



At 11:00, Vicky did a demo in one of the upstairs rooms. Look who I found out in the crowd. Yep, that's Dede smiling and looking this way in the white top . . .



These are a couple of Vicky's digital grounds transfer technique projects . . .


and here are some bracelets a mother and her daughters made at Vicky's booth . . .



and here are a couple of friends of mine (Mary on the left and Diana on the right) starting a make and take project at Vicky's booth . . .



and these are some of the things I brought home from the show. See those Tonic Studios scissors with the red handles in the photo? Well, I had a pair, but have seemed to have misplaced them recently. I can't live without these scissors, so I had to buy another pair.

They have extra large Kushgrip handles and cut just about everything! They have a non-stick coating to minimize adhesive build up and they are rust resistant. AND, they cost less than $15.00!




So that's how I spent my Saturday. Thanks for stopping by and spending some time reading my blog today!

10 comments:

i am very mary said...

SHUT. UP.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hey Mary Ann - LOL

dede warren said...

You are so in-the-know at the thing Sherry! It was only the second show I've been to, but I'm not much of a stamper. I spent all my cashola with Teesha, and Shoshana, love their stuff. Spent all day playing in my art journals today! Sounds like you had a great time there and saw it all.

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

What a great blog you have, Sherry!!! Your bird ATC's a TO DIE FOR!!!!!!!! THANK YOU for sharing your Carson Convention experience on the blog!!!! It was like living it all over again!!

Don said...

congrats on your 3rd place. i think that's a solid finish.

your cards are so well detailed. i love the shadow look - it really brings the card alive. very nice display you have shared. thanks.

Vallen said...

Darn, Woman! You know how to have a good time!!!
I love the birds!

CathWren said...

You look like you know how to have a pretty darn good time too! One of these days, I hope to attend too.

sara said...

Sherry - thanks for visiting my blog. I've added you to my list of favorites! Your site is terrific. Oh to live so far away in Oklahoma. We have a stamp convention in Grapevine (Dallas, TX) this weekend but I won't be able to go! Darn!

Congratulations on your 3rd place ATC card - it looks awesome to me!

Sara

Shoshanah said...

it was SO nice to meet you!!! you are such a sweetie, and i can tell we'd have a great time together shopping, making art, etc. i look forward to the next time we are in the same place! : )

Susan Sager Brown said...

Sherry, love the Bird ATC's. I am living vicariously through you and your amazing Saturday. I think I would have spent thousands of dollars at this show!! I'm glad you enjoyed my 70's Porn post. It just wouldn't be right to name one of the new guys "Tim" would it???
teehee
Susan