Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A few of my cards






This card was called "Crusader's Shield" and was created for the Medieval Ring. It is hard to see in the picture but the red shield is made from a really neat textured paper that gave it a bit of a that hand-crafted metal look.










This card is called "Splatter Garden" and was created for the "Unconventional Wrapping Paper" Ring, The goal was to create a mini piece of unusual wrapping paper. I called mine Splatter Garden because rather that use a conventional stamp to apply apply the int I used a toothbrush well rubbed on to the stamp pads and then "flicked" onto the paper. After adding several colours, I added some flower embellishments and yellow brad and there you have some mini wrapping paper!


The final card I am going to show you right now is my "Seahorse" card. This stamp was originally created for the "Tropical Fish Postal Ring" but when the ring was finished I decided to turn the stamp into an LTC. It has been a very popular choice. I like it because it is simple yet elegant in its look.

That's all for now folks, let me know what you think in the comments section.

These cards are available for trade.

JennieGee

Monday, January 26, 2009

Messing around with alcohol inks again!

I just can't leave them alone they are so fun. I tried a couple of things on coloured vellum as well as a thin frosted glass square. The glass came out like this:
The background of the glass is coloured using the alcohol inks and then the flower is drawn on with Marvy Markers . I expect a stamp would great a similar effect. Overall I was quite happy with it.


The vellum crinkles am bit when you add the inks which makes for a fun texture if you want to leave it that way or you could iron them on low to see if it makes a difference. I am going to post then first crinkled to see what you all think and them I will iron them and see the difference, You can tell me in the comments what you think of the difference.

Crinkly:

This frog was created by using alcohol inks for the background, a carved stamp for the frog, and water colour pens to give the frog some colour.



The love look was created by using alcohol inks as the background, a heart carved stamp, commercial lettering stamps and a glaze pen for the yellow dots




Ironed for the flat look:




I think I like them both ways, it just depends on what kind of look you are trying to achieve. If you want a more aged look then leave the paper with the crinkles in it but if you want a more modern feel then ironing then paper flat will give you that.

And that concludes todays experiments! Let me know what you think in the comments.

JennieGee

Featured Artist - CW Sunseeker

The first card I am showing you today by the wonderful CW Sunseeker is called "Jasmine" and her card was created for the "Barks, Meows, and Chirps! - oh my!" Ring. She is an Cocker Spaniel and Mini Schnauzer mix who loves her treats. Jas also likes to letterbox, chase squirrels and rabbits as well. It looks like Jasmine comes from a great home and is well loved.


Here are some more wonderful cards from CW Sunseeker that I want to show you:


This card called "Dance Marathon" and is part of of a set of 2 that was created for a ring called "The Roaring 20's".




















Thes second card for this Roaring 20's ring is called "All Dolled Up". The two cards complement each other very well. The colours and embellishments used are done perfectly and you end up with a lovely little mini set of cards.





This last card is called "Year of the Rat" for Chinese New Year 2008. According to some of the highlights on the back of the card:

It is the first sign of the Chinese Zodiac.

Rats are leaders, pioneers and conquerors.

They are highly ambitious and strong-willed.

Rat's nature make them an appealing friend for just about everyone but they are often very exclusive and selective when making friends so they may not have that many friends.



This card is beautifully made with great attention to the the little details
that make it a very special card to have.



Let's all let CW Sunseeker how much we like her cards my leaving her feedback in the comments section.

Friday, January 23, 2009

FEATURED ARTIST - 7 trailwanders



For those of you still checking for new updates while I was ill I figured I should reward you with something new to look at!




7 trailwanders has done 2 Narnia cards the lampost:




A very beautiful job, and although it is a little difficult to see on this scan, the card is 3-D with the lampost popping out from the picture.


The second Narnia card that 7trailwanders has done is this beautiful card of Jadis the White Witch

The scan doesn't do the justice deserved for this lovely shiny card.

Let's all show 7trailwanders just how amazing their work is by telling them about how much you like it in the comments section.

JennieGee

Thursday, January 22, 2009

JennieGee back from the dead....almost

For those of you who know me quite well from Atlas Quest you are probably aware that I have serious health issues that can sometimes take me out of the game for up to several weeks at a time. They usually include the always fun hospital visit, as they did this time, and I just got home from the hospital last night.

Never fear, not matter what ails me I always return, letter boxing and my LB online family are one on the therapies that keep me from going crazy when being sick gets depressing (which is much too often) you special folks can always put a smile on my face.

This chronic illness is one of the reasons I never started a blog sooner, I figured as soon as I committed to something that needed constant attention I would have some kind of severe attack. Of course that is exactly what happened. So let's hope that it is done with now and we can proceed from here.

I have many packages and AQ mails to go through and I am still pretty weak even if I'm I thousand times better than last week so give me a couple days to get back to you if you have been trying to get a hold of me. I will work away at everything while having little rests in between. I really appreciate your patience and understand. We be back in business in no time!

Love to all my special LB friends!

JennieGee

Saturday, January 10, 2009

FEATURED ARTIST- BNLBalGrl

THE TRANSFORMER!


BNLBalGrl create one of the coolest cards I have ever seen (I keep it pinned to the bulletin board over my desk) for the for the Batteries Not Included Swap hosted by Sweet and Sour. The card arrived like this:





Now at first glance when you pick it up you think "interesting, but what is it?" Then you flip it over and realize there are some pieces attached to the back. So you say, "Cool! Let's play with them and see what happens." Well after a minute or so of playing your little LTC has become this:

You have just created the "But Mom!" card by BNLBalGrl! How she ever came up with such a clever idea is beyond me! Well done!

Let's all show BNLBalGrl just how amazing
her creation is but telling her about in in the comments
section.

Friday, January 9, 2009

A Special Kind of Poll (with gifts*)

When I was first approached about adding a poll so that people could judge the featured artists and vote in a poll about which they liked better I decided I didn't like this idea. The main reason for this was because the featured artists didn't have any control over which cards I put up nor were they being asked if they wanted to be judged. So I decided to have noncompetitive polls on letter boxing subjects.



However, I have decided that I am OK with a more "contest" like poll/vote or whatever you want to call it. Depending on how popular this feature becomes I may hold it once a month or less often if people aren't that into it.



I know there is a lot here to read, but you need to read these rules carefully:


  1. The first attempt of this"poll" will begin Feb 10th and run for 2 weeks. (voting ends at midnight pacific time Feb 24Th).
  2. I will accept the first 12 entries on the first come, first served basis.
  3. You may ask me to use a card of yours I already have. (including ones I have already showcased.)
  4. Otherwise you should mail me a card with a note in the envelope that the card is for the poll.( if you don't have my address AQ or email me and I'll send it to you ASAP.
    Any cards that arrive past the limit of 12 for that month's poll or the poll start date will be saved for the following month's poll (so if your card is the 17th one submitted for Feb. or arrives on Feb.11 it will counted as card #1 for the next month's poll, and so on. If you decide you don't want to be placed on the waiting list for the next poll start date, then the next card on the waiting list will added. All you have to do is ask for your card to be withdrawn.
  5. If you withdraw your card from the poll during the 2 week voting period no additional cards will be added.
  6. You vote in the comment section of the card that you like the best. If you are voting as an anonymous user you must write your trail name in the post box along with your vote, for example: (I am voting for this card - Jane letterboxer.) If you do not leave your trail name with your vote, that vote will not count.
  7. Votes will be physically read and counted as there may be comments on a posting page that have nothing to do with the front page totals.
  8. You may only vote once per day. If you vote for a card more often than once a day (the comments section has a date stamp) then none of your votes will count. However if you make a mistake and accidentally vote for the two cards in one day, as long as you tell me about it ASAP and tell me which you want deleted, then the rest of your votes can still count. But if I am the one that discovers it in the end your out of luck.
  9. You may only submit your own cards.
  10. You may vote for your own card but like everyone else you only get one vote.
  11. So what's in in for you? Well here are the gifts* being given to the the owners of the cards chosen for the poll.
  • All of the letterboxers who have a card chosen to be in the vote will receive a special participation LTC .
  • The person with the third highest votes will also receive a special bronze level LTC.

  • The person with the second highest votes will also receive a silver level LTC.

  • The person with the highest votes will receive (1) a gold level LTC (2) a one of a kind LTC or ATC that no one else has. (I will make one especially for them) and finally (3) as a token of my appreciation of your hard work you will also receive 1(one) small LTC making surprise. (For example, it could be a small ink pad, a section of PAZ Cut, a package of brads, stickers, a spool of ribbon, or embellishments of some kind, you get the idea.

The items received should not be considered prizes but rather tokens of appreciation from all your letterboxing friends who understand the effort that is required to create such incredible works of art!


So please read the rules carefully and AQ mail me with any questions or concerns you may have. You have from now until midnight Feb 5 PST to get the first month's entries to me. This will give me a few days to get the entries entered into Blogger and get them ready to publish on the 17th.

PLEASE NOTE: this is not a trade as per say, although everyone chosen as an entry in the poll will get a participation LTC and some people will get other LTC's, none of the cards submitted for the poll will be returned. I guess you could think of them as my reward for creating and sending out all the LTC's for the creating and donating all the LTC's and other gifts for this endeavor.

****Do not think your card is not good/fancy/embellished/carved well enough for this poll. People have such a wide variety of tastes that you may be surprised at how many people like your card better than the rest. So please don't be shy!****

Looking forward to seeing everyone's entries!

JennieGee.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Do you want keep current on the latest blog entries?

On your home page at AQ there is a headline page that will show a headline everytime someone who's blog you follow publishes a post. If you want to know everytime I update my blog with a new entry you can subscibe to this feature. you just go here:
http://www.atlasquest.com/people/blogs/blog.html?gBlogId=301

and click on the subscibe button, Then all you have to so is watch the headline section and it will show you everytime I update. Try it out!

Cheers!

JennieGee

Pansy


I figured it was time to show another of my personal cards. This card was part of The Pressed Petals Ring and is called Pansy. I was very pleased with how the card turned out and I really like the addition of the butterflies. It makes the card complete somehow.
This card is still available for trade.
JennieGee

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

SPECIAL FEATURED ARTIST - Mstrwndl

Last year I was blessed with the opportunity to meet Campfire Lady and Marmalade when they came to Victoria and I was still living in the area. During our long discussion about LTC's, it was recommended that I contact Mstrwndl as he did amazing carving. Needless to say, I did just that and we had a nice big trade.



So today I am going to feature a some of the cards in his Home Town Series. He feels that he has much better cards than these but I think they are amazing. I plan to feature more of his cards in the future.



I asked Mstrwndl to give me a little background info about each of the locations in the cards just for fun. His remarks will be in blue.

My Home Town


The Little Brown Church in the Vale. This is a beautiful card that looks like the kind of church every little girl wants to have her dream wedding in! The Little Brown Church In The Vale is a halfhearted rendition of the Pioneer church at Cannonsburg Old Time Village here in town. 200 years ago Murfreesboro was Cannonsburg and the capital of Tennessee. That was what the church looked like then.


The detail on this card is amazing! Carving all the clapboard and windows must have taken ages. Rosie's Boarding House is still there on East Main Street. It has been there since I can remember. I don't remember it being anything else but a bed and breakfast.

This carve is so cool, so detailed, it makes me want to go and eat there right now! The Slick Pig Café is a little building out east of town that used to be the local beer store. They closed it down and the man that bought it has won blue ribbons for BBQ and hot wings.



The Fillin' Station is an awesome rendition of an old gas station. It's very nostalgic looking. The Fillin' Station was an old gas station that was turned into a speakeasy around 1940. It remained a pub for the next 60 years and was finally demolished. The whole time it was a bar the bubble pumps remained out front. Of course the tanks were dry, but the pumps remained.



Pete's Package House looks like the cutest outhouse you have ever seen. Pete's Package House from afar looks like an old fashioned outhouse, but upon further inspection it produces some of Tennessee's finest sipping whiskey. It too is east of town and about 13 miles outside of the city limits.

And just to finish of this showcase of amazing cards from Mstrwndl is one of his famous portrait carvings that he is so well known for. This card was the 7th image in the I Go To Sleep To Dream LTC Ring.

Let's all show Mstrwndl just how amazing his work but telling him about in in the comments section.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

FEATURED ARTIST - Alamocito


Alomacito makes the most wonderfully colourful cards and I have had a terrible time trying to narrow it down to these first 6 cards that I am going to feature.

This first cad is called"Thoroughly MOD-ern Fairy "and it was created for the Fairies LTC Ring that was run by Sweet N Sour. I just adore the feathers that she has used for wings, they really make the card extra special.

The next card in our showcase is called "Pumpkin. It is not only a fantastic piece of art work by its self, her use of buttons for embellishments is a really cool touch. According to the back of the card "This is a recycled LTC stamp from my Old Faces LTC but done differently. Each new Pumpkin LTC is different from the other". This is an awesome card.
The third card we get to enjoy is called "BOO Bug". It was created originally for the Ghosts & Goblins, Hauntings & Haunts LTC Ring which was a ring run by Alamocito. I think this card is so original and wonderfully executed.

Our or fourth card is called "Peek-a-boo Kitten"Created for the Meow VS Woof LTC ring. The colour is amazing and the design is so neat!

The fifth card in this set is called "Emu-Wren" and was created for the Going Down Under Ring. Alamaocito says"The emu-Wren is a bird found in certain parts of southern Australia. I couldn't resist doing this card because it has my name in it. :o)"
























Our final card is called "Every Park Needs a Ranger", it was a bonus card for the National Parks LTC Ring hosted by Alamocito herself. Let's face it if a park needs a Ranger this is the guy you want! Colour is excellent on this card! For those of you who love Virtuals, Alamocito has quite a few of them with similar types of art work. You should check them out if your interested.

Let's all show Alamocito how awesome her artistic talent is by commenting on her
cards in the comment section and give her some great feedback

Monday, January 5, 2009

FEATURED ARTIST - Sahalie

Another incredible work of art from my Beads, Beads, Beads, Ring was this card called "Fruit of the Vine" by Sahalie. I can't imagine they amount of work she must have put in to making all of these cards but the end result was truly amazing! All the individual beads attached to an already outstanding stamp make for a fabulous work of art.
JennieGee




Let's all show Sahalie how awesome we think her card is by letting her know in
the comment section

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Photo by Katie Wintersgill http://www.heartsandfaces.deviantart.com/

FEATURED ARTIST- Milagro


Milagro created the coolest card called "Whatever" for my Beads, Beads, Beads, ring. There are so many wonderful things going on in this card including beads of course, embossing and a ton of other stuff that I am just going to let the card speak for itself.



What a cool card!

JennieGee
Let's all show Milagro how awesome we think her card is by letting her know in the comment section.

Photo by Katie Wintersgill http://www.heartsandfaces.deviantart.com/

My New Trail Stamp


I adore Nancy Drew so I decided to carve one of her. It turned out great but it is pretty small. I think I am going to have to carve a larger version as well.
Cheers!
JennieGee

Sunday, January 4, 2009

SPECIAL FEATURED ARTIST - Buggaboo


We have a really special featured artist today named Buggaboo who is 5 years old. She is a member of the boxing family called PB&J. Recently she was a part of my Ladybug Madness LTC ring and this is her card.


Can you believe this awesome card was created by a 5 year old. While she did have some help on the stamp from Mom, I think this girl is definitely worth keeping an eye on, by the time she is 10 she will be creating LTC's we will all be jealous of!

Buggaboo says her favorite part of letterboxing is "getting all the stamps and seeing all the pretty things". She just loves trading for new LTC's.

Let's all show Bugaboo how awesome we think her card is by letting her know
in the comment section.

New Trail Stamp


Well my Red Soup trail stamp isn't going to cut it now that I have changed my trail name to JennieGee. I am drawing a bit of a blank as to where I want to go with the new stamp and I am opening up the floor to any suggestions and comments you'll may have. Say good by to Red Soup!

JennieGee

Penelope Pitstop


While it is no comparison the Tyra's Rose card , I thought I would show you my card for Cartoon June too. Here is Penelope Pitstop for those of us old enough to remember her.
This card is still available for trade.
JennieGee

FEATURED ARTIST- Tyra of Murray 7



ROSE IS ROSE- created by Pat Brady


This amazing fold out card was created for the Cartoon June LTC Ring hosted by Batty Girl. Here is the unfolded card in all its glory.




The first section of the card is called "Gumbo Family Portrait"


The second part of the card is called "Peekaboo"


The final card in this super cool series is called "Alter Ego Rose"

Please show Tyra of Murray 7 how much you like her cards but
using the comment section.
JennieGee

FEATURED ARTIST-Esmerelda







The Pirate's Table of Periodic Elements




Radioactive, Astatine is the rarest naturally occurring element and the heaviest member of the Halogen family. So deadly, you only have to think about it to get a rash. A pretty bad one because of this highly toxic nature and the tendency to vanish with no trace. It is greatly prized by Pirates.





Thulium is the least abundant of the rare earths. It is a workable metal and can be cut by a cutlass. But Pirates prize it most after in has been bombarded in a nuclear reactor. Then it can be used in portable X-Ray machines. These machines are invaluable for seeing treasure inside chests. And for wacky crew hijinks!










Please show Esmerelda how much you like her cards but using
the comment section.

JennieGee




Saturday, January 3, 2009

Red Rose


The Red Rose was originally part of the Flower Postal Ring by Three Headed Dragon. It was such as pretty flower that I decided to create an LTC from it.



This card is still available for trade



JennieGee

FEATURED ARTIST- 3 Blind Mice



This incredibility sweet card was created for the Baby of Mine LTC Ring celebrating Alamocito's granddaughter's first birthday. The card is called Birthday Surprise. The detail in this card is just amazing!








Please show your support for 3 Blind Mice in the comments section.
JennieGee

Found the Fifth!


This ring was designed to create a card using a recycled object. When I use my glue gun with coloured glue I use the dribbles to make pretty little glue dots that can be used as embellishments. This card uses a variety colours.




This card is still available for trade.



By JennieGee

Friday, January 2, 2009

The Red Soup Devil




The Red Soup Devil








I have recently changed my trail name from Red Soup to JennieGee. Back when I was Red Soup I sen out a postal called The Red Soup Devil and Friends. Once it returned home I turned the stamps into a set of LTC's.




His Friend Glurg
















His other Friend Ooze.
These cards are still available for trade.
JennieGee

Winnie the Pooh, That's who!


This card is called Yummy in the Tummy, made for Welcome to Pooh Corner LTC Ring by Turtlelove. I really wanted to use a classic Pooh Bear picture for my stamp. I love the colour mix on this one. All in all, a great looking card.
This card is available for trade.
By JennieGee

FEATURED ARTIST- Sahalie





Beautiful Dancer!
For my first Featured Artist I have chosen this card created by my good friend Sahalie for the Batteries Not Included Ring called Ballerina Marionette. All the legs and arms move with strings on the back of the card. This card is so pretty and inventive that I am thrilled that Sahalie is allowing me to show it to you on my blog.
Please show your support for our Sahalie in the comments section

JennieGee

Featured Artists


I will be featuring other LTC and ATC Artists and their amazing creations (with their permission) to show what an incredible range of talented people there are creating LTC and ATC cards. I hope you will enjoy seeing cards other than mine.
Please show our Featured Artists how much we appreciated them in the comments section.






Cheers!


Jennie Gee