Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Shimmer ATC

This month the theme for 9ATC Group is "Shimmer". I started with a Metallic Marker Background. Then embossed a reed image with an embossing folder and colored the raised areas with a green metallic paint, and used the purple metallic paint to color the edges.
 Used Fantasy Film to create dragonfly embellishment. Layered 3 pieces of Fantasy film over a rubber stamp that had been inked with purple StazOn ink, then placed parchment paper on top and heated with a hot dry iron. Then cut out the image and curled the ends of the wings up.

Added the dragonfly embellishment to the ATC with small rhinestones for yes, also added some rhinestones to the upper left corner.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


The theme for 9ATC Group is "Joy".  I decided to make a blue torn paper background. Took out a bunch of previously made blue backgrounds to choose from.

 Picked 7 different blue backgrounds and tore them into thin strips and adhered them to card stock.
 Colored the edges with midnight blue StazOn ink, and also highlighted the raised areas of the embossed paper on the right side.

Used a stencil to create a yellow on yellow swirl design for my sun element.
Adhered the torn sun onto the bottom of the atc and added a butterfly embellishment:

"There's light and joy, but there's also darkness all around and we can be lost in it."     David Almond
Choose Joy


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Layers ATC

The theme for 9ATC Group is Layers.
For the background, I started by spraying watercolor paper with a variety of color sprays and let it dry.

 Added depth of color by sponging (with a sea sponge) on more colors from the sprays and let it dry.
 Sprayed a mixture of water and Perfect Pearls over a spiral mask and pressed it down on the sprayed background.

 The sprayed mask left an impression of perfect pearls over the sprayed background.

Used some papers I made earlier using the Gelli Plate:

Also added some decorative fiber, metal floral bits and some beads to finish the ATC:

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Newspaper & Buttons ATC

The theme for 9ATC Group is Newsprint & Buttons. I used a printed specialty paper for the background and stamped a printed text image with black Distress ink. Colored newspaper with homemade sprays mixed with dye inks and Perfect Pearls. Tore plain newspaper for a stem, punched out flower and leaves with a floral punch. Used a white pen to draw lines on the flower leaf. Used black Distress ink to color the edges of the ATC and adhered a button to the center of the flower.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Color Your World ATC

 The theme on 9ATC Group is "Color Your World".  I misted water on black glossy card stock, then scribbled on some Marvy Metallic Markers. I squooshed the inks between 2 sheets of the black glossy card stock and lifted them off. Dried the ink with a heat gun.
 Stamped a crackle image with gold StaZon metallic ink.
Added a vintage image of 3 girls, a rhinestone star and some colorful fibers.
 "Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." - Anais Nin

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Rust ATC

 On 9atc Group, the theme is "Rust".  I started by adhering torn, old style newsprint paper onto card stock, and glued on mica dust around the edges.
 Adhered foil flashing/ventilation tape on card stock and cut into heart shapes. Painted on verdigris Patina paint over the service, let dry. Then ran the hearts through an embossing folder, then patted on rust Patina paint over the raised areas.
Added some decorative feathers and a strip of glittery copper decorative tape. Adhered the painted heart with brads that I pounded and dabbed on some rust Patina paint.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Comfort Quilts

I had fun making these scrappy rainbow quilts from lots of bits of fabric.