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Sunday, November 17, 2013

And I Smiled- ATC

I just finished another ATC for one of my swap friends.  It was a lot of fun and I'm so happy with how it turned out.  I used one of the backgrounds that I made throughout the week (I collaged, painted and stamped 3 12x12 pieces of ugly scrapbook paper and cut them down into 48 ATC backgrounds, it was quite the process).  Next I glued down some punched out hearts and shadowed them with a charcoal pencil and did the same with my word art (which came from one of Tangie Baxter's collage sheets).  I inked the edges and called it done.  Sweet and simple.  Love it.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Inspire ATC

This may be my new favorite ATC that I've made! I actually love everything about it.
The background is made from torn strips of dictionary paper they I aged with distress ink. I used a few of my favorite stamps and a bit of washi tape on the background then attached my heart which is just a painted piece of book paper. I stamped my word on some left over book paper that was already naturally aged and outlined it with a chattel pencil then used my finger to smear it. I used black ink to ink the edges and it was done.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Merry and Bright ATCs

I made these last week using a kit that was just released on Sunday by CrowAbout StudioB (it's so good to be back on her Creative Team!!

For the background I used a piece of newsprint that I keep on my craft table for mopping up paint.  I glued that to card stock and glued that to chipboard.  The back has a nice piece of scrapbook paper and my ATC tag with my personal information and information about the card.  On the front I glued pieces from the kit Merry and Bright  that I printed out on regular printer paper and traced with a black marker.  I used a white paint marker to make the dotted border.  SO simple, yet so fun.

I put these up for trade this morning on my Instagram and they were snatched up within minutes.  I love my swapping buddies : )

Here are the cards I made:

And here's the kit I used:

Friday, November 1, 2013

My Stuff your Stuff swap

Oh my gosh!  I did the most fun swap a few weeks ago!  It was a great exercise for my creativity, that's for sure. I was assigned a partner and we each sent an envelope full of stuff to one another.  Once we got the stuff we were supposed to use it to make 2 ATCs for our partner.  Well... my partner sent me a TON of stuff so I was able to make 3 ATCs for her and still had stuff left over!  It was a lot of fun.

Here's what I made for my partner:

And here's what she made for me:

Sunday, October 20, 2013

More ATCs

I've got some more ATCs finished up and ready to go to their new homes.  Since I first learned about ATCs I've enjoyed making them.  They're so much fun and so quick and easy to put together, especially when you have everything all set out in front of you.  I never know how one is going to end up until it's done.  That's part of the fun though.

Here are my newest ones, using a kit by Crowabout StudioB called Just Go With It.

Here are my ATCs:

And here's the kit:

Monday, October 14, 2013

Some ATCs

I'm back to creating for Nancy over at CrowAbout StudioB.  Now that I'm back into making ATCs I thought her designs would be PERFECT for me again.  I've always loved Nancy's designs but for a while I wasn't doing anything mixed media, it was all digital and I couldn't bare to make things and not print them, so I decided to give up my spot on her team.  But now... I don't think I'll ever leave mixed media art, so I think Nancy is going to be stuck with me for a very long time.

I made a few ATCs with one of Nancy's more recent packs called Funky People Parts 2.  I've completed 3 of them and one is already traded.

Here's what I made:

And here's what I used: