Several members in our SHCG are Truebie Superfangs of Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series and HBO's True Blood series, so we decided to hold an ATC swap in time for the Season 3 Premiere on June 13. Each of us were responsible for three tasks:
1) 5 of the same Sookie & (fill in the blank) ATCs so that each of us would have an identical set;
2) 1 additional ATC for each Truebie (4) based on her specifications so that she would have another set to complete the theme of her choice; and
3)1 bookmark for one member of the swap according to her specifications that included a book quote.
Denitza had the privilege of receiving all the ATCs and bookmarks ahead of time, which she so graciously and quickly reorganized and delivered to each member.
These are the ATCs and bookmark I made.
1) I was responsible for Sookie & TruBlood. I gave each Truebie a different flavor. To make them appear rounded, I glued the images to pieces of a paper towel tube and then Diamond Glazed them.(See closeups in bottom row.) Denitza got B Negative because she's anti-Bill. :(
My sister is a sous chef and she brought a meal ticket pad home for me to use which is consistent throughout the top row of ATCs, along with the MS Drippy Goo punch, a dimensional element, and the character's name.
2) Marlene wanted Bill themed ATCs. :) This one is probably my favorite picture of him. Taysha (Scrapping Diva) and Michelle (Chell Rae) wanted Merlotte's and Fangtasia employees, so I made Tara for Taysha and Lafayette for Michelle. 3) The bookmark I made for fellow Team Bill member, Taysha. The lips are actually the same ones from the True Blood poster (below Lafayette). I enlarged them, cut them apart, put them closer together, and Diamond Glazed. The fangs are charms (Blue Moon) that I adhered with glue dots and are meant to hold the page (or several pages) in place. To protect the printout, I attached a transparency sheet with brads. The quote reads: "Sookie, if you do anymore, I will have you whether you want to be had or not." (Dead Until Dark)
Bonus ATCs: I had so much fun making these in anticipation of the Season 3 premiere, I decided to make an ATC of the cast since everyone on the poster (except Jessica) was featured in our work. The thermometer (Oriental Trading) is because this show and the books are HOT and boy do they make us sweat. I also made Denitza an Eric ATC as a thank you for hosting and for the Sookie ATC she sent me a few months before which also inspired our swap. I admit it's not much of a thank you since she's on the opposing team, but I couldn't help but put him in a Team Bill tank with a silver chain (Karen Foster) crying tears of blood on his sparkling skin (Stampendous Crystal Snow). I HAD to address our friendly rivalry somehow! The True Blood poster appears on the back of each ATC with our swap info.
M&MBI bg pp, Fiskars Rain Dot Red Rose alphas, MM tiny alphas/rhinestone/mini brads, Blue Moon mini beads, MS rubon, Stickopotamus silver alphas, gel pens, studio g red inkpad, foam adhesive