Thursday, September 20, 2018

Bee ATCs

The theme for 9ATC Group is Bees.
About 9 years ago, I had a fun class in Arizona learning how to make translucent papers out of tissue paper and wax paper. The artist didn't want us to share on social media the steps and now I don't remember how we did it (sigh). I still have some of the papers and decided to use it for this project.
Stmped an Irish Blessing on yellow card stock, then adhered the translucent paper on top. Stamped floral image 3 times on the translucent paper, stamping over the middle image a second time. Added copper Pearl Pen dots to the flower centers. Used a gold metallic pen to add some highlights. Added a bee sticker with glitter Stickles to the wing, and black washi tape to the bottom of the atc.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Stencils ATCs

 The theme for 9ATC group is Stencils. I did a layered stencil technique.
Used yellow Distress Ink with dtp (Direct-to-Paper) and heat set. Then sponged on orange Distress Ink over two different stencils, heat set.
Sponged a red Distress ink over another stencil (splatter portion), heat set, then sponged a teal Distress ink over the other portion of the same stencil and heat set.

To finish, stamped a saying with black Distress Ink over the red splatter. made a dotted edge with fine black Sharpie and added 3 black brads.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Children ATC

Theme for 9ATC Group is Children. I found some background paper with a quote by Mark Twain, cut part it out and stamped on two child images with black ink, colored with colored pencils. Highlighted some of the words with colored pencil. Added 3 butterfly images. Layered all onto gold card stock.
If you follow the colors of the butterflies (orange, yellow, blue) the highlighted words read:
boundless dreamer, children reach high for dreams, stars flowing free

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Dream ATC

Theme for 9ATC Group is Dreams. I used a vintage photo and altered it by sponging on ink, and drawing over it with white and silver marking pens. Added a silver embellishment and yellow rhinestone, then layered onto silver card stock.

Kissing Stamp Technique

 The theme for stamp club this month is to use the kissing stamp technique.
I inked both a bold font saying and a bold butterfly image with light blue dye ink. Then inked a crackled texture stamp with dark blue ink. Kissed (or pressed) the light blue inked bold stamps onto the dark blue ink textured stamp.

Then huffed (breathed) onto the doubled ink stamps and stamped onto white card stock.

Layered the stamped paper onto light blue textured card stock and then onto a white card.

Recycle/Reclaim Card

 For last month's stamp club the theme was Recycle/Reclaim.
I have a collection of decorative paper bags from shopping over the years. I decided to cut them into 3/4" wide strips to make birthday cakes and to punch out candles. Used metallic gel pens to color the flames of the candles.

The cards I make for stamp club:

Monday, June 18, 2018


My daughter-in-law sent me some of the onesies from when the twins were babies and asked me to make them quilts. I decided to cut out the designs from the onesies and use iron-on light interfacing as for a t-shirt quilt. The squares from these small onesies were pretty small, so I added lots of other fabrics to create these quilts. She is very happy with them. Whew!