Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Collage ATC

The theme for the 9ATC Group is Collage. I gathered several pages of background I made in the past. On some of the blank purple ones I stamped assorted word images in black dye ink.
Used a floral die to cut out petal shapes from the purple papers. Punched a circle out of the dictionary background paper and inked the edges with black dye ink.
Used ATC cards that I had previously painted with orange, yellow and gold acrylic paints. Used a purchased floral embossed paper, along with black and white papers I had previously added gold inks. Tore these papers and adhered to the orange atcs. Colored the edge of the atc with black dye ink. Created a collage flower with the background papers. Covered the atc with clear tar gel and let dry. Added the word "bloom" with green Dyno tape.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Comfort Quilt

I really like this pattern, so fun to do with different fabrics!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Fun with Punches

It is my turn to lead the "demonstration" at stamp club.  I've seen some great use of little punches with a Less is More thread on the internet. So I've made a lot of samples to show at club and am having the members bring odds and ends of papers, small "pearls" and rhinestones and their small punches for a Play with Punches Day. Here are my quick samples:

Monday, March 18, 2019


The theme for stamp club is Artist Trading Circles. I cut paste paper I had previously made into circles that were just smaller than 2-1/2" (that was the size of the circle die I have). Stamped a French script stamp with black dye ink over the paste pater.  Inked the edges with black dye ink. Added some decorative paper ribbon and large bird cut outs. Added a tiny yellow rhinestone to the birds eyes.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Comfort Quilts

Made a couple of quilts using a variation of the rail fence for Comfort Quilters:

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Asian ATC

The theme for 9ATC Group is Asian. I stamped an Asian style crane in black into onto cream textured origami paper layered it onto red and white origami paper and layered that onto black card stock. Added a strip of black card stock with a gold decorative sticker and then added 3 gold colored floral bits.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Winter ATC

 The theme for 9ATC Group is Winter.

I colored some gold colored metal snowflakes with pewter Distress Paint and let them dry.
 Cut speckled dark gray card stock to atc size, and stamped a flourish design with Silver Encore ink.
 Used an embossing folder to add these tree images and covered the raised surface with silver StazOn Metallic ink. Colored the outside edges with cracked pistachio Distress Oxide ink.

Added a punched gold snowflake with a green "jewel" brad to the painted metal snowflake to add to the atc. Also stamped the word "listen" onto gray plaid paper and added to the bottom of the atc.