Wednesday, October 13, 2010

WOYWW # 71: Finished ATCs

I have to admit. I was only planning to visit those persons who left me a comment and a few of my "peeps." But I got so many comments (over 100 last week), that I quickly lost count and ended up visiting everyone again for the 9th week in a row. I was simply overwhelmed by everyone's comments. I want to thank each of you, with special thanks to Nikki for creating that button you see on my sidebar. Who knows what number I'll be this week, but Julia at the Stamping Ground, keeper of the links, asks us to include our linky # with our comments.

EDIT: I am unable to leave comments. I keep clicking on comments and they don't display. When I do get a comment box, I keep getting a 503 error, so I will have to get back to everyone later for a proper snoop!

As for the photos, most everyone wanted the bigger photos. Seems like you are a really snoopy bunch (grin)! There were a few other comments, though. Annette (Voodoo Vixen) and Linda Elbourne preferred a mix of large and small, while Susan Allan wanted them small. Both Cath in Cypress and Alicia R aren't sure about the size.

I think part of the problem is, you have to click on the photos. Normally, your photos would ENLARGE when you click on them. Mine actually get smaller and fit on the screen. They get a bit larger than regular size, then enlarge to a still manageable size when you double click. This happens only when I save them off site. Ones saved on my computer are "normal."

So, with the above peeps suggestion in mind, here is what is on my Wednesday table.

In the first photo, you can see my coffee mug in the back, along with the music box rocking horse that WOYWWendy really wants to ride. A bag of eyelets and my Crop-a-dile are seeing a bit of action as I finish these cards I started last week. This a GEOMETRIC ATC swap, and I have two of them completed. Certainly not my normal style, but this swap really stumped me.

To the left of the glue, barely out of camera range is my first ever ATC that I stamped. I'm offering a sneak peek, so come back tomorrow if you want to see the project. Did I mention I stamped this one? I mean completely stamped. And that, dear friends, is something I attribute to the influence of all my new found WOYWW stamping friends.

I waited to show you the third one before I assembled it. The book pages are the ones I painted last week, as are the painted strips. Each ATC set got two identical pieces that I sewed to their backs. One is a geometric shape that I tried to make more abstract, but those ATCs are SO dang tiny, I ran out of "canvas" before I ran out of painted strips. It has a plain card on the back, while the house has my ATC information.


Guess I should show the rocking horse. For those of you new this week, I show one or more of my over 450 rocking horses each week.

You can really see the finished product in this photo. I attached the two cards, then twisted to loosen the eyelet just a bit. I have left these ATCs in three different views and positions.

And here it is much smaller and saved at a much lower resolution. Thanks for sticking around while I rambled. What do you expect? It's late night in my world and the music box is winding down.

For the first time since I joined WOYWW, I am featuring an artist who is not a WOYWWer. I "met" Darla who signs her posts "See you there," at her blog Bay Side to Mountain Side during another blog hop just a few weeks ago. Her art is mostly made using found objects and her sketchy ladies and sketchy chickens will have you amazed at her creativity. In addition to art and recipes, she does book reviews, too.

Darla is also having a 1000th post giveaway on her blog. In keeping with my "no commitment" giveaway policy, all you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to win a lovely commissioned handmade necklace personalized for the winner. She makes it clear: international players are welcome, too. This is the direct link, but you will love her blog so much you'll want to stay awhile.
Hope to "see you there!"

80 thoughtful remarks:

Terry & Kim said...

Love the rocking horse! Great job on the geometric ATC... that would stump me too! I enjoy looking at your photos. Thanks!

Lizzybobs said...

Happy WOYWW oo the birds are singing here just waking up to another lovely day I hope - oh hun your were pipped at the post his morning (well it is here)!!! I am loving your book pages they look brill thanks for sharing with us and for visiting me last week - lv and ((HUGS)) Liz (19)

The Taming of the Glue said...

The ATC's look fab and I do enjoy having a peek at your rocking horses. Pam (20)

Mandi said...

You have obviously spent a lot of time getting your geometric ATCs just right!
Loving the rocking horse too!

Thank you for making my blog one of the ones you visited :) I chuckled at you not knowing where the IOW is, just below Portsmouth/Southampton all on its own in the sea lol
Will pop over and see Darla

Until next week...
mandi xx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Nikki made the perfect button for you! although i suppose a lot of us try to get the top spots (but don't succeed). this week i am no. 23, and i thought i was keeping my eye on julia's blog. i want one of your crop a dile thingies. i like your idea of getting to twist the cards to reveal the other one. make sure the rocking horse doesn't rock or it's ouch for WOYWWendy

Doone said...

geometry is what drive origami- and a curve is made up of straight lines - its's magic - I love geometry and now I feel a big blog coming up onthe subject! See this si why I love visiting you - I get two blogs for one because your recommending links are fab, usually I get a tutorial, which works (and lots don't), AND, best of all - you give me IDEAS...

Dx

Helen said...

I made no 1 once or twice, but no longer! Love your desk today, the atc's look great and what a cute rocking horse on show today. Have a fab week.

Daniele said...

not first this week....lol, I love your little rocking horse so sweet
thanks for the peek
hugs

joey said...

Hiya

oooh I do love the backing on those atc's the colour is lovely.I am amazed at how many rocking horses you own! lol.

Joey.x

Wipso said...

Good morning Elizabeth. Thanks for the link...she has a really lovely blog and I will be going back for a good snoop when I have a little more time. :-)
A x

Phree said...

Glad to hear you've been corrupted.... oops I mean encouraged by WOYWW stampers to have a go. Love the ATCs and your rocking horse.

Neet said...

That rocking horse is "rockin" - sorry, couldn't help myself. Thanks for the peep and what a terrific job you made of those atc's. #43

Julia Dunnit said...

It seems to me dear gal that for you - there is really no 'outside of the box' - because you're so ready to try anything and it always works - I love the ATCS, the thought of the odd geometric shape coming together to make a house - brilliant. Am excited about you stamping a whole ATC! I see a bid is part of the deal, and oh yeah, I'll be back for sure!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Elizabeth, love the ATCs, great colours, and especially the idea of putting the shapes together to make a house :-) Like Julia, I'm impressed that you completely stamped and ATC - you go girl! :-) Thanks for sharing another one of your wonderful rocking horses.
Anne xx

Lothian Crafts said...

Your ATCs are fab love the geometric look to them. Yet another beautiful rocking horse I love seeing them.
Elaine no45

Minxy said...

Happy woyww, Great ATC's, think i'd of been stumped too but you did a grand job :)

Cheryl said...

hi hun oh just love that rocking horse and as for the atcs well just love the style of those hun,brilliant designs,hugs cheryl xxxx

Anneliese said...

Morning Elizabeth & Bleubeard :o)
Lovely pictures (whatever the size lol) .. Love that rocking horse, and the ATC's , don't envy you that job, don't think i could do geometric .. i have trouble drawing a straight line with a ruler ! :D x

Susan Allan said...

Hi you two.
I love the geometric ATCs, it is sometimes good to get out of your comfort zone occasionally.
Where on earth do you keep all those horses?
The one you show here looks very old...or is that just the photography.
He is a fine specimen of a rocking horse.
Have a great week
Sue xx 66

sasa said...

Great little atcs - houses are so versatile. I made place 10 today because hubby woke me up! Just happy to see your work and space - any size of pics is fine!

Sarah 10

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great ATC card! Thank you for sharing!

Maggie

x

Carolynne said...

I so love snooping at your desk and love your rocking horses

xx

Lou and Mel said...

Geometric ATC's - whatever next! I love the colours you've used.
Well done - 9 weeks in a row - amazing. I think I manage about half of the entries and thought I was doing okay!
See you next week!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

These ATC's are great- what a clever idea to connect two with the grommet...and the geometric theme would stump me too!
Have a great day,
Stephanie

Kaz said...

gorgeous atcs love them thanks for sharing
kaz
44

Diane said...

I have never heard of anyone collecting rocking horses before....you must be unique!
diane 59

apaperbear said...

Elizabeth! Your so tallented and generous! No wonder everyone stops here!

see you there! said...

Thanks so much for featuring my blog Elizabeth. I truly consider that a great compliment. Some of your art pals have already shown up there.

I really like your ATC's. Art challenges provide an opportunity to stretch our talents don't they? I haven't made any ATC's for ages and think maybe it is time to give it another try.

Darla

Stressed Stamper said...

Another rocking horse this week - just how many do you have?...love hunting for them
Sarah#16

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

WoW! What a great idea for your geo ATCs!!! You're such a smart lady even when stumped! And so industrious too! Going through all the links several weeks in a row! Love the button Nikki made for you! So cute!

Elliephant said...

Love your ATC's, they look really cool. I try a lot more things now that I see them on other ppl's desks and blogs, its a great way to get some inspiration. Happy WOYWW, Elliefantasy (no # yet as can't post till after work)

Joanne said...

What an interesting theme for those ATCs. You made a good job too.
Luv Joanne xx

Gez said...

Gorgeous Atc's my dear. Lovely to see your rocking horse. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog & your advise for the dominoe's..xx much appreciated. Have a good week. Gez. #46.

Healing Woman said...

Your ATC's are perfect for a geometric theme.

Theresa said...

Hey Elizabeth! Big congrats on visiting everyone's desks Again!
I kept seeing your rocking horses in your posts, but had no idea you had a collection of 450! WoW! That's alot of WOYWW rocking horse posts:)
The ATC's turned out GREAT and your eyelets look perfect. I can never figure that darn crop-a-dile tool...aAArrGH!
Will swing over to your recommended blog site and wish you a happy WOYWW:)

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

How DO you get to be first on the list is the question I am asking everyone today!!! Sorry you were pipped at the post this week, but it's lovely to see your WIP and the goregous rocking horse. I still have a small painted wooden one which I bought on holiday years ago, just because I liked it!!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

The Paper Princess said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Missed you last week - you'll see why I didn't stop by when you read my post - but anyway (since I missed the vote, which I guess I'll see when I backread) - I am all for BIG PICS! Love your ATCs - love your rocking horse - but most of all - LOVE your new hot pink Bluebeard stalky WOYWW button! You SO deserve it, lol! I will have to hop by Nikki's and give her kudos for the hottest button I've seen yet!

Have a wonderful day!

Ramona :-)

Ohhh Snap said...

I keep coming back to Watch Out WOYWWWendy! (She's in peril of being trampled by the rocking horse!) Love your ATC's. TFS!

#21

Twiglet said...

What a beauty that horse is. You have been busy this week - and yes I think these WOYWWers are having very subtle influence on our craft work- I haven't got round to stamping yet but they are at the ready!!!

elle said...

The ATC's are very striking! Your rocking horses aren't the only thing that ROCKS!

La Dolce Vita said...

we are really NOT snoopy, we just can't SEE anymore!! lol!!! xx's

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is a test to see if I can leave a comment on my own blog.

akilli melek said...

I'm embarassed to admit it but i didnt realise that the rocking horse changed, doh! It's a beauty. Love the ATC, stamping is great because the result is instantaneous. thanks for popping by earlier whilst i was out sipping vino, lol. caroline #1

Shari said...

I really love how your antiqued pages turned out with the bold colors of the geometric shapes. I REALLY love your rocking horse in the background, and as I mentioned last week, I wouldn't mind having him over here at my place (grin)! Thanks for the peek!
~Shari #124

Toucan Scraps said...

looks like lots of lovely colourful ATCs on your desk this week. I've not joined a swap yet (are digitals allowed?)

Angela (120)

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wow great ATCS on your desk, great little horse, Heidi xx

Sherry said...

Hi Elizabeth, your ATCs are fabulous! I like the book text background and the stitching. I see you are keeping everyone happy with your mix of photo sizes this week.

Have you always had a followers widget on your blog? I've never seen it before, but now I have, of course I've signed up - don't want to miss anything - LOL.

Sherry 118

Scrapcollectr said...

The number 2 spot? How did that happen? :-)
I wish I had time to visit everyone. Sometimes I just use the time I have and start at the bottom (which is where I usually am) and just work up from my linky, because these people are late like me (and we late-comers can't expect a lot of comments.. hee hee.) But....I usually jump out of line to see what you're up to. Love your little houses. Have a happy WOYWW!
Linky #129

Alisonw30 said...

Great photos, Wendy would have to be very small though to ride that particular horse lol!

Alison x

Kay said...

Hi Elizabeth, great work on those ATCs, I think I would have been completely stumped so well done you! I'm #34 this week.

Carola Bartz said...

I L-O-V-E your ATCs!! And that rocking horse is absolutely darling!

Morti said...

Hello Elizabeth! Thanks for stopping by my blog again this week. Your comment had Mr B and me scratching our heads - the white things on the second shelf to the left. Took us a while to work it out but I think you mean the second shelf of the wire spice rack to the left of my desk. Those white things, my dear, are pots of embossing powders in a multitude of hues and shades..... Love your ATCS! Hugs to Bleubeard....

Chrissie said...

Your pics are great, and this rocking horse is a beauty!
Chrissie

Diane said...

Love how you mixed up the picture sizes--so now everyone can be happy--great ATC's--they are most definitely a challenge for me--too small to work on--you make it look easy especially with the restrictions you had.

Amberbop said...

love that color!

voodoo vixen said...

Afternoon Elizabeth! and a huge smooth for the lovely Bleubeard!! See, I managed to type his name correctly this time! Its automatic... my fingers go to all the blue letters without my brain engaging at all and to make them stop and reverse the two vowels.... well, its hard!! LOL
Love your geometric ATC's, they are beautiful and you have out one of my fav tools - the crop-a-dile. WOYWWendy looks like she may be a gonna under a certain rocking horse...

Marilyn Rock said...

Your ATC's are incredible Elizabeth - I love them. That rocking horse is gorgeous! xxoo

Christine said...

Have you really got that many rocking horses?? How wonderful. Thank you for the link for an opportunity to win :-) Christine #7

Cynthia Eloise said...

you must stay up very late to be at the top of the woyww list. love your little atc's. great design.

Sue from Oregon said...

Hey #2!How you been! I wish I had more time to get around and leave comments too but your record is just amazing! Where in the world do you display 450 of your beloved rocking horses? OH MY! I am like that with Dept 56 Snowbabies...a little snowman collectible. Enjoy your week. fun ATC's too!

Paula Gale said...

Hi Elizabeth - who'd have thought that you weren't really into ATC's - you seem to have done a pretty good job to me!!! I love the button Nikki did for you - quite appropriate really LOL...

The photo thing is getting rather confusing. I usually reduce the size of mine so they upload better, but my latest post, i haven't bothered, but i don't think they want to go big when you click on them - although not 100% sure! It changes everytime i post - or rather it appears to - and i don't think my meds are that bad...

Just shows that size does matter (tee hee)...

Paula x x x
(No.146)

Kirsty.a said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. The ATCs are cool. I'd be at loss how to start. Would you share why you have 450 rocking horses. Is there a story there? Number 33

Gaby Bee said...

The geometric ATCs on your desk are really lovely.
Have a wonderful art filled day!

Linda C said...

These ATC cards really are taking off over there in UK. I love the ones you have started. I don't think they are as popular here in the US. Love Niki's badge for you. It is so perfect.Happy WOYWW, Linda #78

Alix said...

lol i love the varied sizes piccies this week...made me howl with laughter!!

lisa said...

Lots happening on your desk as always. Love the look of the ATC's. The text background looks great.
The mix of photos looks good too. The big ones certainly wake you up!!
Hugs Lisa (122)

Ciara said...

Holy cow! 450 rocking horses!!! Amazing

Ciara
xx

Carrie said...

Goodness me, 450 rocking horses....that is every child's dream come true.....and mine too if I am honest! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with me, you are welcome to pop over and have a peek at my desk too if you like.
Love
Carrie
(Linky 125)

Peggy L said...

thanks for the warm welcome!

i cant imagine doing atc.. they are so tiny!

kudos to you!!! hehhe

Susan said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Thanks for popping over to visit me. Your desk looks relatively clean compared to mine! Tee hee! FYI...the basket on my desk you were wondering about contains cards that are 'to be completed'... They are the ones that I start then lose my mojo so put them in the basket to be finished later! Susan xxox (#145)

http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

kelly said...

Wow a bird's eye view with the large photos. I like the ATC's

Kelly

Blueberry Moonlight said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my new blog, I'm honoured that you left a comment on my YOYWWW post. In answer to your question, the corner chomper is the thing with the green handles.
What a fascination blog you have so many lovely things to look at. Bleubeard is very handsome and seems to have his own following.
Loving those ATC's the colours are so vibrant.

LouDotMac said...

Thank you for your comment on my work desk and for welcoming me to WOYWW! :)

I love love love that rocking horse! So cute.

& can I just say, your cat is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!! This is the first time I have come across your blog so I thought I would let you know how I feel. I love cats, I have a dark grey one myself, very unoriginally named.. Shadow!! LOL.

Hope to see your work space again next week!!

Lou. xo

butlersabroad said...

Ah, I finally made it to the top of the list, well, almost! Great art work as usual, and I never realised you had quite that many rocking horses. Perhaps next week you should tell us about how you started collecting them!

Have a great weekend,
Hugs
Brenda 96

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

I started at the end of the list this week, that's why it's taken me sooo long to get to you!!

Love the ATC's......see you next week!

A.xx(29)

having a {me} day said...

Your crafty area looks intriguing! I love your rocking horse and would LOVE to see all 450!! keeleyxx

sandra's crafty corner said...

oooh very intersting space you have their, your atc's look fab
thanks for visiting my desk
hugs (81)

A.J. said...

Love the ATC's and the rocking horse - I am also admiring that beautiful blue cat!!! Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog about the floral wreaths I'd made.

Amanda #93

Hels Sheridan said...

Sorry am late getting here hun... finally got five mins to hop!! Loving your ATCs... a mix of big and small pics is good.. and LOVE your rocking horse! Hels x

Holly said...

Sorry I'm late making rounds from last week!!

Great ATC's I can spend hours looking at your blog, you have some great tutorials and techniques you share! and the craftyness you have !! That was cool to see your melting metal!