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: