Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Iris Folding ATC

 The theme of 9ATC Group is Iris Folding. I found a "wave" pattern to use for my Iris Folding and placed an ATC sized frame over the part of the pattern I wanted to use.
 Instead of folding 1" paper strips (as in the traditional Iris Folding), I tore 4 blue papers in half lengthwise and started adhering it to the back of the frame.
 How my "Iris Folding" turned out.

















Added 3 shells and 2 beads to the bottom of the frame:

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Reflection ATC

 The theme for 9ATC Group is Reflection/Mirror. I decided to do a reflection theme. Stamped a tree image on the upper 2/3 area of glossy ATC with black India Ink. Then stamped the same image with the same ink onto a piece of acetate. Immediately flipped the stamped acetate onto the lower area of the ATC and rubbed the back of the acetate to transfer the ink onto the ATC creating a "reflection" on the original image.



Used a large sponge dauber with a yellow Distress Ink to create an inked sun onto the ATC, used the same dauber to lightly ink a reflecting sun on the reflected tree image. Heat set the ink.
 Used small sponges to ink orange and red Distress Inks around the sun, blending these colors, then heat set.
 Used more sponges to ink on purple and blue Distress Inks to complete the background colors and heat set.
 Stamped a large "crackle" background stamp with black India ink over the entire ATC. Used gold StazOn Metallic ink on a splatter background stamp over the ATC, used this same gold ink to color the edges of the ATC.
To finish the ATC, used a blue Distress Ink marker to draw a line between the upper and lower areas of the ATC and darkened the blue ink in the top section. Added 2 yellow rhinestones.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Food related Card

 For stamp club the theme is food/kitchen/recipe. I choose food, specifically a pear. Colored a solid pear stamp with Distress inks and then stamped onto card stock. After cutting out the image, colored the edges with the gathered twigs pen.

Used the gathered twigs Distress Ink to stamp the Pear words onto cream card stock. Cut out thin strips of green gingham paper, added to the card along with the pear stamped image.

B&W with a little Red Card

For stamp club, we were to make Black and White colored cards with a little Red. I adhered a wide B&W grosgrain ribbon, added a large black punched flower with a small white punched flower, added a red "pearl" to the center of the flower and stampeded "you are special" with red in.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Aboriginal Style ATC

 The theme in the 9ATC Group is Aboriginal Style Art. I rubbed a blue Distress Ink (DTP) over manila card stock and then stamped a solid frog image with red Archival Ink.
 Used black Sharpies, 2 different white pens and a purple metallic gel pen to add doodles and dots.














 I continued adding more dots until the background was full.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Shrine ATC

 The theme for 9ATC Group is Shrine.
I embossed an arch image with detail gold embossing powder on a bronze metallic sheet of card stock and heat set.
 Made a background of blue mica dust splattered onto black card stock and cut out 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" backgrounds.
I found a madonna with child image on the internet and altered it a bit and added some details with a gold metallic pen. Layered the image onto the embossed arch image. Cut out the outline of the arch from other pre-embossed set and layered it over the other arch to give a slight depth. Layered all of this onto the mica splattered card stock. Punched out 3 candle images and added gold metallic ink to the flames. Added some paper flowers with gold from a pearl pen to the centers.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Jungle Themed Cards


For stamp club this month the theme is Jungle or Tropical. I used some bits of scapbook paper to layer onto card stock. Stamped an African animal onto buff colored paper and stamped a saying onto the card.







Comfort Quilt


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Australian Quilt Hanging

Made a quilted wall hanging out of some fabric I bought in Australia a few years ago.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Vintage Card

Vintage style card made for stamp club:

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Science ATC

 The theme for 9ATC group is Science. I cut out some embossed gear paper and ran it through an embossing folder and inked the raised areas and the edge of the paper with black ink.







Stamped an image of two old fashioned men with black ink and cut them out. Added a number strip of washi tape. Printed and cut out the words of a corny science joke:

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Asian themed card

The theme for stamp club is Asian. I choose the Haiku bunny stamp and stamped it with black ink. Placed a mask of the rabbit over the stamped rabbit and sponged red Distress Ink over the exposed card stock.

 Highlighted some of the stamped image with a Gold Gelly Roll pen. cut out the image and layered it on gold metallic card stock over a strip of Origami paper on black card stock and layered all onto a gold card. Used the gold Gelly Roll pen over a stencil on the lower right of the card.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Comfort Quilts

I really like this pattern that has 16 and 4 square blocks. I used oriental fabrics for these blocks.
 Fun way to use striped fabric:
 Couple of scrappy quilts using up leftover 5" squares


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Verdigris ATC


The theme for the 9ATC Group is Verdigris.
I sprayed a green Starburst, a blue Starburst and a bronze Color Mist sprays over narrow corrugated card stock and let dry.














Used a copper colored metallic rub-on to highlight the edges and some of the ribbings of the ATC.
Also used the copper colored metallic rub-on to color a snowflake embellishment.


Added the snowflake and some bluish green rhinestones to the ATC:

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Veggie Print ATC

 The theme for the 9ATC Group is Vegetable or Fruit Print.
I decided to try to make a roller print using corn on the cob. I spread some red and yellow acrylic paint along with some gold Lumiere Paint on a craft sheet. Then rolled a piece of cooked corn on the cob through the paints and then onto card stock.
The paint laid down was very uneven, so I decided to then use the corn on the cob as a "roller" and spread several layers of these paints over the card stock.











I got several backgrounds using this method and let the paints dry thoroughly.

Later, I used a raw piece of corn on the cob and ran it over a black India Ink pad, then rolled it onto the left side of the ATC. I then used this same ink pad to color the edges of the ATC.
I added some orange fibers and ribbon along with a small bird charm to complete the ATC:

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Chenille and Flannel Quilt

A warm quilt made out of chenille and flannel. The back is fleece. A warm quilt for a winter baby girl.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Valentine


Simple valentine: embossed top 3/4 of card stock, stamped "i love you" on the bottom and added a small heart shaped button with thin black ribbon. Layered over black card stock onto off white card stock.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Comfort Quilts

I have been using left over fabrics to make quilts for the Comfort Quilt group. These are all made from the same pattern, but love how different they look:





Friday, January 6, 2017

Herringbone Quilt

I made a couple of herringbone quilts for two of my grandsons.