Saturday, 20 March 2010

More March ATCs

Well I continued to finish up some more apple theme ATCs for this month's swap. This first group "Fractured Apple" I printed a black and white and a colour photo of my apples then cut them out with the Funky Squares Cuttlebug die. I mixed the 2 images together and mounted them on metallic cardstock embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folders.
This set uses apple stickers from Ruby Dog's Art House, some have an embossed felt background and some are on green cardstock. All the stickers are stitched on watercolour paper and layered with red and silver floral mesh with bits of lace, ribbon and buttons.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

March ATCs For ATC Vancouver Swap

Sunday Mar. 21 is the regular swap, so I've been creating as fast as I can to get enough ready. One of the themes this month is apples and I've used a couple of my apple photos, a Crafts Too Leafy Tree Embossing Folder. Some are coloured on the debossed side with Pitt artists pens. Some of the others are coloured with pigment inks on the embossed side. I used various Spellbinders dies to cut the apple image and a piece to layer under some of them. Three of the apple images are mounted with pop dots.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Some ATCs

I've been working on some ATCs today. The first one has some of the torn phonebook paper from the magnet phonebooks and rubber stamps from Crafty Secrets Altered Arts small set and from Quietfire Design. I added some beads a button and a piece of lace edging

One of the themes for the Vancouver ATC group this month is Apples, so I started this one with an embossed felt, placed some floral mesh torn watercolour paper and the apple sticker over this and hand stitched it all down.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Yellow Rolodex Swap

The Byhand Artists Group is having another of our Rolodex swaps and again Beth is our wonderful hostess. The theme this time is yellow and quotes. Well I came across these lovely lemon paper napkins right around the same time the swap was announced, so I just had to use them.

But wait, there's more. The forsythia was most co-operative and came into beautiful bloom, so I am sending these as well. The photo is cropped to fit and printed on watercolour paper. The quote on the front is printed on clear ink jet label and layered over torn vellum. The tag is torn watercolour paper, hand dyed mesh fabric and torn ink jet vellum stitched together. The ribbon on most is torn cotton fabric hand dyed in Making Memories craft acrylic Fresh Anthology Daffodil paint diluted in water. A few have lace edging for the ribbon. I hope all the swappers enjoy adding these to their Rolodex collection.

Embossing Folder Samples

While I was doing the card project at Cherish The Thought on Sat I also perused all the Cuttlebug Folders Jessie had on the wall. I was so impressed with the sample cards that help to really get a look and feel of the texture and if the folder was sold out I could still see what it looked like, and order if I wanted it. I found 2 new ones I wanted in stock, so I came home happy for now. The idea is so great that I made my version with chipboard covers and embossed cardstock with all of the folders I have right now and can easily add more samples as I acquire more folders.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Butterfly Greeting Card

This is the card project I did on Sat. March 6 at Cherish The Thought. The card blank is white, the next layer is black cardstock. The next layer of Coredinations Whitewash Collection in blue, is embossed with Flourished Frame Cuttlebug folder then sanded, I could have sanded a little more and revealed more of a darker blue colour. The top focal piece is white cardstock stamped with butterfly wings from Crafty Secrets Altered Art small set in black ink. The butterfly body is 3 sizes of blue rhinestones. This piece is added with pop dots for some dimension.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Spellbinders Open House

On Feb 20th Jessie had a Spellbinders open house at Cherish The Thought and we made 4 cards using different Nestabilities and techniques. These are the cards I made.

Now this was a busy weekend because on Friday the 19th I went to Vancouver to check out the Olympic activities and on Sunday the 21st I went to the monthly ATC swap which is usually held at the Grind. Because of parking restrictions we met at Collage Collage and Sat night after being at the open house I got a message that Penellope had made an ATC book with pockets as a gift for the store owner, and could we contribute an ATC. So Sunday morning I made the geranium ATCs using my photo and the seed packet card technique, I really liked how the cards turned out and the ATCs turned out pretty good too.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

My Entries For TheVancouver ATC Exhibition

On Fri, Feb 26 I took my 9 ATCs for the Vancouver 2010 Exhibit in to Ruby Dog's Art House. There is a list of participants here. If you are in the lower mainland between now and Mar 21 please check out all the cards. The cards will be swapped at the regular Vancouver ATC Group swap on Mar 21.
The top left 2 cards have alcohol ink backgrounds on shiny cardstock and a photo of the cauldron taken from the viewing area. The third ATC is my photo of the torch when it came through my area. The photo is printed on vellum and stitched onto coffee stained watercolour paper with a piece of mesh fabric layered over. The words are computer generated torn cardstock edged with distress ink and fibres are added. The next 2 are playing cards with computer generated text and rubber stamped with "10". The next card in this row is the cauldron layered with pop dots over cardstock coloured with Fired Brick Distress Ink and both are cut with a Nestabilities die cut. The next 2 ATCs are alcohol ink on shiny cardstock rubber stamped with various stamps including a Quietfire Design flourish stamp. The last card is the cauldrom stiched onto mesh fabric on coffee stained watercolour paper.

Scrap ATCs

Back when I made the Dreams ATCs from the magnetic phone books, I cut the label frames, and the pieces left over from doing this were just lying on my desk. These just looked too good to waste so here are some ATCs I made and called "From Scraps To Hearts". I used silver metallic cardstock embossed with a Cuttlebug folder for 3 of the backgrounds and a patterned scrapbook paper for the fourth card. The word stamps are from Quietfire Design. The embellishments include Fun Foam hearts, charms, ribbon and rhinestones.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Late For A Birthday Card

I have been so busy over the last couple of weeks that I didn't get a birthday card in the mail at the appropriate time so I made this "Just Because" card. This is a tri-fold Climb The Hill card made from a two-sided scrapbook cardstock. After scoring the folds I rubber stamped various stamps and the Quietfire sentiment stamp and the Michalels Just Because stamp with Memories Cocoa ink and printed computer genterated words for the other phrases on vellum. The flower is cut with a Sizzixx Flower layers #3 die.