suddenly swappin'

my atcs:  beautiful (left) and circumference 

my friend lisa from across the bay (aka my sistah from anothah muthah) just got her creative mojo brewin' we're swappin' a pair of atcs today! i always keep plenty of hand-painted background papers on hand for just such a sudden occasion.

the beautiful card was made with a stripe & scratch technique i enjoy doing with acrylics and a fluid medium. there are two backgrounds for the circumference card - the base is some random paint stamping with the edge of a circle cookie cutter, and the overlay was made by dripping alcohol inks on to translucent vellum paper and letting them spread and merge together. you can click on the image to zoom in if ya wanna.

here are the fabulous cards that lisa made which will be coming my way...she posted them on facebook and i staked my claim just as soon as i saw them! i love her use of colors and crackle medium.
lisa's atcs:  flying flower (left) and spiral flora