Saturday, December 31, 2016

Eat Drink and Be Merry ATC

 The theme for 9ATC Group is "Eat, Drink & Be Merry". I wanted a sparkly background, so I used two shades of yellow Distress Ink on card stock, sprayed a homemade yellow spray over the background, then sprinkled yellow/gold Perfect Pears overall, then cut into ATC sized pieces.

 Stamped "Hip Hip Hooray" and cocktail classes on the background with black India Ink. Used metallic gel pens to color in the glasses, add bubbles and highlight the words and glasses.

Added gold metallic ribbon and blue dotted ribbon tot he left side of the ATC:

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Baby Quilt and Quilted Stuffed Animals

Made a baby girl quilt with patchwork border around a panel. And made 3 quilted stuffed animals to match. Fun!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pastel Colours ATCs

The theme for 9ATC Group is Pastel Colours. I colored white card stock with a light pink Distress Ink and heat set. Then stamped a collage image on top with a light purple Distress Ink and heat set. Stamped the collage image again with the light purple Distress Ink on light blue card stock and cut out the bird image. Stamped a butterfly image on the same light blue paper with a light blue Distress Ink.

Adhered the collage image onto a light purple card, and added the butterfly and bird onto the collage image. Colored the butterfly with pink Distress Ink and small flowers with blue Distress Ink. Added highlights with glittery gel pens.

To finish the ATC, added the words "Fly High"


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Different Fold Card

For stamp club this month the theme is Different Shape, Fold or Pop up. I used a card die cut to cut out a different shaped cut card with a double fold. using decorative paper. Stamped a saying  on the outside  and inside of the card with black India Ink. Then added rhinestones, and/or silk flowers, or added glitter gel highlights.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

60's ATC

The theme for 9ATC Group is 60's. For my ATC, I used a stencil over the card stock and pressed down a VersaMark ink pad over all and let it dry. Next brayered on ink from a Kaleidacolor ink pad and let dry. 

Used black ink to stamp on hearts, peace symbols and the words peace, love, freedom.
Then used a white gel pen to add highlights to some of the stenciled flowers.

To finish this ATC, added a pink rhinestone heart, the wrote the words FLOWER POWER in one of the flowers and outlined it in black.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Background card

 For stamp club we were to make backgrounds. I decided to make a simple, subtle sparkle background. Stamped a flourish image on pink card stock and brushed on a darker pink Perfect Pearl powder over the still wet ink (I used Sparkle Raspberry).

Layered this background onto white card stock. Stamped a saying in the same shade of pink as the paper on white card stock and added it over the background along with a heart cut out of the same background paper and layered on a white paper heart:

Friday, October 7, 2016

Black and White Card

For stamp club, we were to make either mono print or black & white cards. I choose to do black and white. I layered black card stock over a white card and added a black and white print paper on the top and a black with white polka dot ribbon about 3/4 of the way down. Then stamped a sympathy saying in black ink on the bottom and added a black and white die cut butterfly image. I used two similar printed papers to make two different cards:

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.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Watercolor Card

For this month's stamp club, we were to make cards with the theme "Watercolor". I decided to do a variation of the stamped watercolor effects technique. I used a solid floral stamp and colored on the stamp with three colors of Distress Markers (any dye ink markers will work). Instead of spritzing with water, I spritzed the stamp with a Perfect Pearls mist (water and perfect pearls mixed together in a mini mister). Then I pressed the stamp into water color paper and let dry. I layered the stamped watercolor paper onto purple paper and then white card.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Door, Arches, Openings ATC

 The theme for the 9ATC Group is Door, Arches, Openings. I decided to make the Starry Sky Background for the inside of my ATC. Started by sponging on different blue and purple Distress inks with a dauber over matte card stock. Make sure the different colors show.
 Next, completely cover the  card with black Distress ink and let dry.
 Splatter water over the card, let stand for a moment then daub with a paper towel.

Then splatter wet Perfect Pearls over the card and let dry completely. Okay to heat set.

Stamped a saying with VersaMark ink, covered with white embossing powder and het set.

 For the cover, stamped a gated door image with black StazOn ink onto brown colored vellum and let dry. Cut in half and trimmed the image.
Attached the vellum to the ATC with gold colored staples and used a gold colored Pearl Pen to add "knobs" to the image.  ATC with the "doors" closed:
 ATC with the "doors" open:

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Comfort Quilts

More quilts for Comfort Quilts.  This rainbow quilt was made with lots of leftover bits!
Someone gave me this Hungry Caterpillar panel and some left over fabric. I added the green and rainbow fabric for a fun kid's quilt.

another scrappy quilt