25 April 2014

My first Paint Party Friday


I've been wanting to join this for a while now, so I got myself organized this week!

When sorting my art cupboard the other week, I came across several 'painting practice pieces'...
I never throw away anything I've created away, as it usually comes in useful some time or other :)

So I took this splodgy watercolour and cut it up in ATC-size pieces...



Experimented with outer sleeve shapes...



And made some Spring Meadow ATCs.



I won't show any more in case those involved in the WOYWW swap next month see them :)


As this is my first PPF, I hope I've done this right... Could you tell me if I haven't??

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And I'd like to invite you to my LAST Celebration Sunday Giveaway to mark my BIG 5-0 on Monday (you can see former giveaways on the Giveaway page).



There are more photos and info over at this post, where you can leave a comment to enter Sunday's draw at 11 am (BST) 27 April 2014.

I am happy to post anywhere, so do join in and get my birthday celebration off to a fun start :-)

37 comments:

  1. Looks awesome! Can't wait to see the finished project.
    xo

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  2. I have no idea what you're doing but absolutely love that top picture with all the green in it. It all looks v good fun :-)

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  3. These ATCs are clever and fun. Love the little puzzle doors! Welcome to PPF , you did fine!
    Thanks for visiting my blog too! Happy birthday. My son just turned fifty., ;-) he just passed me right up in age, crazy how that happens.

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  4. Welcome to PPF, looking gorward to seeing more from you! Valerie

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  5. love the puzzle doors Claire. Welcome to PPF, great to see you. Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Welcome to PPF, those jigsaw doors on the ATC's look like fun.

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  7. I love the ATCs and the puzzle doors - how did you make them???

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  8. Welcome to PPF! The jig-saw doors are a great idea. Looks great.

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  9. Welcome to PPF, Claire! Thank you for sharing so many lovely creations. Beautiful creativity!

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  10. Welcome to ppf!! Good to see your here ! Adorable pieces! Thanks for sharing your beautiful art!

    Hugs Giggles

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  11. What a fun project. You are so creative!

    I hope you have a fantastic celebration this Sunday!

    FlowerLady

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  12. Great idea to use those puzzle doors. And of course you've done it right! there are no rules for PPF, just showing what you've worked on this week.

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  13. welcome to the party! such lovely creations Claire!

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  14. Love the ATCs! What a very cool idea :)

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  15. Hi Claire. Very nice to meet you. You will very much enjoy PPF. Love those puzzle doors, it's really very creative. Look forward to seeing more of your work and thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Gloria.

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  16. Welcome to PPF Claire!!! Love your spring ATCs with the puzzle doors-very clever. Thanks for visiting me, and for your generous giveaway-a very happy , special birthday to you!

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  17. Welcome to PPF Claire, beautiful work you have to show! Off to enter your giveaway, congrats on a big birthday!

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  18. Welcome to PPF. You will meet some amazing people who create amazing art. You did it just right. Wonderful pieces to show.. I love the cut outs really very nice.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  19. hi, its so nice to meet you!!!! Your creation is beautiful, unlike anything I have ever saw, I love the puzzle theme!!!!!

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  20. This looks exciting, and lovely colors used as well. Hapy PPF.

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  21. I love your spring meadow ATCs! So great to have you joining in the party. Happy PPF!!

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  22. Very nice work -- love all the colors, textures and design elements. The puzzle piece theme is very inviting. Thanks for sharing your work and welcome to PPF.

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  23. Love those cards - and how you repurposed "old" art into new. I think you did it perfectly for PPF. So glad to have you here

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  24. Claire, So wonderful to see you here. I love those ATC's you have been making. Wonderful!

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  25. Welcome, Claire! You're doing everything just right!

    Such a great use of your splotchy watercolor background! (I love splotchy watercolor!) Your puzzle piece "gates" are really, really cool, too. Where do you swap ATCs?

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  26. I'm not PPF expert but you've shown something you've painted and created this week and that's good enough for me. Your use of splotchy watercolour is fantastic, the receivers of those beautiful ATCs will feel super lucky.

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  27. Happy birthday (soon)! How special that you are celebrating it with a giveaway! Your ATCs are really beautiful. I love the puzzle pieces used like that. You are so creative.

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  28. Love these, Claire! Can't wait to see the finished cards...

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  29. Lovely pieces! Welcome to PPF!

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  30. Welcome to a whole world of fun!!!! love your paintings!!!! very creative!!!

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  31. Welcome, Great idea to reuse your own work! Thanks for giving us a peek. Makes me want to see more of the inside!

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  32. Hello Claire welcome to the party,.lovely selection of pieces.

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  33. yay, first PPF! I still remember my 1st, lol... was Feb 2012 to be exact..... everything you can do or will do is A-OK I would imagine.... thanks for sharing these really groovy art pieces! It's fun to reuse old canvases and repurpose things innit

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  34. The watercolor is looking so bright and pretty! Welcome to PPF!

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  35. The cards look beautiful! I love the green splodgy watercolor too! And I also like your evening moments! It's a wonderful idea!

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  36. Lovely piece of ATC Art! And Happy Birthday tomorrow!

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It's good to know I'm not alone :)