Friday, February 22, 2008

For Art's Sake

I have been turned on to the world of ATC's. I was one of those people that poo-pooed this art form as a waste of time. "What is it's purpose?" I would say/ "What a waste of time" I would say. But most of all as the puritanical scrapbooker that I am "What;s the point - I mean it's not like you are documenting your family hisotry or anything". I know, I know not very nice.

So what has changed my mind I here you ask? The girls on the Scrappin Bitz group were organising an ATC swap (which I had initially opted out of), but in interest clicked on a couple of the info links that were being passed around. One of which was the blog of one Kelsey O'Mullane. OMG, what an inspiring blog. If you are looking for something to freshen your outlook, and give your eyes a treat, check it out.

I then decided that I would order a couple of supplies from Scraptivate havingg been to the store (before my conversion) and seen all of the ATC paraphenalia. I placed a call to ask a couple of questions and who should answer the call, but Kelsey herself! She was so very helpful and I was totally inspired.

I know now (for me at least) that ATC's are about technique and about creating art for art's sake. And what is wrong with that? And then being able to share your art with like minded souls. It is a very special process.

So here is 1 of 5 . . . my very first ATC.




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And on a side note, here is some gorgeous Prima lace that I also ordered from Scraptivate. Isn't it delicious?



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And on a side note, here is some gorgeous Prima lace that I also ordered from Scraptivate. Isn't it delicious?!

So that's it for tonight. I think I will go and do a little scrapping tonight. Take care

2 comments:

NikJustNik said...

The ATC looks great Pippa. And I totally love those Prima Laces.. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog.. The "facelift" is partly due to the 5 kgs I have lost in the last 2 weeks.. I am rediscovering my cheek bones LOL!!!

Scrapbooking 4 Less said...

Hi Pippa,

I love your ATC thats awesome, i'm still of the "Useless Opinion" on these though but saying that I don't even get a chance to do Scrapbooking these days either!

I understand your Rant, I'd love the PM's to ask us for a payrise they wouldn't be getting one. I can't stand Kevin Rudd and now he is expecting us Tax Payers to pay for his 14 year old son to be cared for, I pay enough now in Childcare Fees, Not Happy about this one!

So there you go i'll join you in the "Rant" LOL!

I hope you're well.

Take Care,
Shelley
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