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-- 22 August, 2006 --

Floral ATCs

Floral ATC 1 Floral ATC 2 Floral ATC 3

These cards were made for a swap that was not given a theme. I had to think for myself for a change ... heaven forbid!

I lost my Bird of Paradise plant recently when we had a new patch of paving laid in our front garden. This card is in memory of the lovely plant that was there in the garden when we moved in. The Pansy is a reprise from a week or two ago and the Tulip ... well, I needed a third flower so why not?

The method was a little bit of an experiment. The watercolour was washed on first in roughly the places where I thought that the flower might end up. The fine black Pitt pen was then used to do the contour drawing of the flower. What do you think?

Posted by robynls at August 22, 2006 9:30 PM

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I like that effect. Something I might even be able to do had I watercolors and paper. :-)

Posted by: Bonnie at August 23, 2006 1:11 AM

love your ATCs...i'm new to your site and went through to look at all your ATcs...love the ocean and autumn ones too...great work!!

Posted by: kristin at August 23, 2006 5:26 AM

These are great! I love line drawings!
very effective!

Posted by: Anastasia at August 24, 2006 12:15 PM

Great experiment. This soft and gently look is very beautiful!

Posted by: Renate at August 26, 2006 1:23 AM

Robyn; This is a great idea! I had read about doing something similar in a book, but never tried it. I'm glad you posted them so we could see the effect. I like the ATC's!

Posted by: Bonny at August 27, 2006 12:40 AM

I love all the ATCs you have been doing. I think swapping is a great way of making art for someone else, and therefore motivating oneself to make art in the first place - if you know what I mean.

Posted by: Carole at August 27, 2006 6:50 AM

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