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!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Embossed ATC

The theme for 9ATC Group is embossing. I decided to use embossing folders. For the base, I adhered foil to carpet tape, then ran it through a small textured embossing folder in the Cuttlebug. Used black India Ink to color the top of the embossed foil.

 Wrapped the embossed foil over a piece of 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" thin cardboard. Punched out a round piece of silver card stock and added it to the ATC.
 Used a die cut to cut a bird image with wing our of blue paper foil. Then used a different embossing folder to emboss them. Sand paper took the blue color off of the raised areas.
Used a small metal brad for the birds eye. Added the embossed bird image to the ATC along with the word "soar".

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Alcohol Ink ATC

The theme for 9ATC Group is alcohol inks.
I squirted 3 colors of alcohol inks onto an 8-1/2" by 11" piece of glossy card stock. (Used more alcohol ink than is shown in this photo)
Mixed the colors with gold metallics and blending solution with a felt applicator to cover the entire sheet. Then cut the sheet into ATC sized pieces.
Used red Archival ink to stamp words onto the background. Then used black India Ink to stamp a flourish and a butterfly image.
Decided I wanted the butterfly to have more color, so I made a blueish background with 4 colors of alcohol ink, stamped the butterfly image with black India Ink and cut out the butterflies.

Added the butterfly image and some blue rhinestones to complete the ATC.

Comfort Quilts

Quilts I made for Comfort Quilters