Sunday, December 31, 2023

Window ATC

 The theme for 9ATC Group is Windows. I rubbed brown dye ink over a birch (wood) ATC. Stamped a window image with brown dye ink, then cut our the "glass" section. Layered this over glittery butterfly paper. Added a butterfly sticker to the upper left corner of the window. Stamped the words Go explore with black StazOn ink.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Charm ATC

The theme for 9ATC Group is Charms. I made my charms with fragments. Started by cutting down a salt resist background I had previously made using Kosher Salt. Stamping the words "dream" and "believe" with black ink and adhering a fairy image.

Glued this to the back of a Tim Holtz Fragment, then added a small rub-on flower and a tiny blue rhinestone.
For the ATC background, repeatedly stamped the same leaf image with an assortment of green Distress Inks and gold and bronze metallic inks. Inked the edge of the card with a dark purple StazOn ink.
Adhered the charm to the ATC with a bronze colored brad. Used a Dyno Maker to create the letters of the word "inspire" and punched the letters out with a round punch.


Monday, October 30, 2023

Circle/Swirl ATC

The theme for the 9ATC Group is Circle/Swirl. I decided to use the Bokeh Technique for my background. Started by wiping 3 different shades of blue dye inks over the background (direct to paper) and let it dry.

Used a round sponge to add two shades of purple dye ink and dabbed with a damp paper towel to soften the color a bit and let it dry.

Then I used white pigment ink to sponge onto the background over a circle stencil and used the eraser on the end of the pencil to add smaller circles to the background and let it dry (this is the last step of the bake technique).

Used a violet Distress Oxide ink to stamp a circle and swirl flourish image over the background and heat set it.

Used black StaZon Ink to stamp on a different circle swirl flourish and a dragonfly image. Used this ink to also ink the edges of the atc. Used a purple glitter metallic gel pen to add a dotted border around the edge. Adhered a purple "pearl" at the bottom of the flourish image.


Saturday, September 30, 2023

Mica Powders ATC

The theme in the 9ATC Group is Mica Powders. I started with some background paper made several years ago and stamped a dotted background image with VersaMark ink over the background and them brushed on 3 different shades of purple mica powders and then bushed off the extra powder.

I stamped a pear image with black StazOn ink onto the background and then colored with image with a green and a yellow gold Perfect Pearls (mica powders with a fixative built in).

I trimmed the card and adhered it to a dark green card stock. Used a gold colored pearl pen to add 3 small circles to the card.


Thursday, August 31, 2023

Favorite Beverage ATC

The theme for the 9ATC Group is Favorite Beverage. I found an old worksheet that had been sprayed and inked when creating other projects. I cut them into ATC sized pieces and trimmed them down a 1/4" 

Used a pink Distress ink over the backgrounds.

Stamped a dotted image with Silver metallic Encore! ink over the backgrounds.

Stamped two champagne glasses with black StazOn ink, then used Stickles glitter glue to the glasses and bubbles and let dry.  This card was then layered onto a sparkly bronze card stock.


Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Torn and Ripped ATC

The theme for the 9ATC Group is Torn and Ripped. I found a variety of previously inked/painted  papers and ripped them into thin strips.

I found some textured blue card stock that I had previously streaked with silver and white paint. Then inked a dotted background stamp with bright pink Distress Paint and let it dry.

Then stamped a word background stamp with blue dye ink to complete the background.

I further tore the above papers to create a flower image over the background.


Monday, June 19, 2023

Embossed ATC

The theme for the 9ATC Group is Embossing. To make my backgrounds I used a previously made green sheet and used 3 different colors of Distress Oxides to sponge the ink over different dotted stencils. Heat set the ink after each color was applied.

Then I used gold detail embossing powder over a flourish stamped with embossing ink and heat set.
Next, I punched out 3 butterfly shapes from previously made paste paper and then ran them through a textured embossing folder and adhered them to the card. This was all layered onto gold card stock to complete the atc.


Saturday, June 3, 2023

Quilt for. baby boy

Quilt for a baby boy


Comfort Quilts

Quilts made for the Comfort Quilts


Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Words ATC

The theme for the 9ATC Group this month is Words. I rubbed the blue Distress Oxide over the card stock and heat set. Next stamped the words BE and YOU with violet Distress Oxide and heat set.

I used Silver Encore ink to stamp a crinkly background image over the words and background.

Finished the ATC by stamping assorted words with black StaZon ink.


Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Faux Postage ATC

The theme for the 9ATC Group is Faux Postage. 


Friday, March 31, 2023

Bright and Colorful ATC Coins

The theme for 9ATC Group is Bright and Colorful ATC Coins

I do not have a 2-1/2" circle punch or die cut, but I do have a round scallop 2-1/2" die, so I used that to cut out the red scallop background. Then I used a 2-1/4" circle die for the next layer. Inked the background with squeezed lemonade Oxide Distress Ink and let it dry. Used pink, orange and purple ColorBox Chalk ink over a stencil for the dotted background.

Used a die to cut out the butterflies and inked them with peacock feathers Distress ink and heat dried it. Inked one side of the matching butterfly embossing folder with red Archival ink to emboss the red ink into the butterfly. Used black StazOn ink to stamp a written image onto the butterfly.


Cut the word "dream" out of an old book, to place above the butterfly onto the ATC Coin and a blue diamond shaped rhinestone above the word.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Envelope ATC

The theme this month for the 9ATC Groups is to incorporate an envelope(s) in the ATC.

I inked the background with squeezed lemonade Distress Oxide ink and let it dry. Then used pink, purple and blue Paintbox ink over punchinello ribbon and let it dry.

finished background

For embellishments I used thin vellum for the envelope and a previous made red textured paper. I created an envelope template that would fit onto the atc.  Cut the envelopes out of thin vellum. Stamped the script with black StazOn ink, and the postage cancellation stamp with sepia Archival Ink. I cut out the large heart  that goes inside the envelope free hand and used a small heart punch for the small hearts "spilling" out of the envelope.


Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Comfort Quilts

Had more of the same material, so made a couple more quilts for Comfort Quilters


Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Red Black & Gold ATC

 The theme for the 9 ATC Group is Red, Black & Gold (using only those colors). I ran black card stock through a Tree Trunk embossing folder for the back ground. Used a bird die cut to cut out the bird from red card stock, stamped musical notes with gold metallic ink and added a gold sequence for the eye. Punched out the large musical notes in gold card stock with a large punch.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Comfort Quilts

Recent Quilts made for Comfort Quilters

rail fence

Disappearing 9 Patch