Vintage ATCs for a swap

Vintage ATCs for Robin's Swap

Vintage ATCs for Robin’s Swap

Made for Robin’s swap at Craft Therapy. Images are from GeckoGalz. I made the background by stamping a text stamp with StazOn ink over plain cardstock. Ribbon from Stampin’ Up. ATG adhesives. Think the paper and diecuts are DCWV. Will correct later, if not. Cutterbee scissors to fussy cut. Paper flowers.


Day 5–a little irony for the Smeared Ink 12 Days of Christmas 2011

Six Geese a'laying ATC

Ironic that my project is for the traditional 6th day of Christmas (Six Geese a’laying) and today is the 5th day of our hop. I used a red cardstock ATC base, a Paper Studio scrap, and the text is a trimmed business card, stamped with Archival Jet Black Ink and a Recollections text rubber stamp. The primary image is from Beccy’s Place blog (Dec. 2010 she did the entire 12 Days of Christmas in digis & that’s on my list of projects.) The gorgeous grays, bronze eggs & light olive green vine & leaves are colored with Prismacolor markers. These are complimented with Bic Markers for the lights, berries, nest & scarf. Printed on a Georgia Pacific white cardstock, colored & clipped out. I have a small text stamp that says, ‘six’ that’s hiding from me at the moment but I see it adding in red or green maybe. Add a fluffy bit of tulle in a bow & voila’! Hope you like it & that you’re enjoying hopping along!!

Smeared Ink Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas and New Release

Ghost of Christmas Future--What if no one believed?

It’s day two of the Smeared Ink 12 Days of Christmas and the design team will be featuring some rockin’ new Christmas images from Smeared Ink!
My project uses the North Pole image, printed in triplicate. I used Distress Stickles in Red and green & translucent glitter from Studio G along with Polar White Flower Soft to accent the image. The background is from the Words & Music ATC backgrounds from GeckoGalz (November) collection. The skull and sign are layered twice, the hat 3 times. I hope you enjoy! I’m loving the comments from Day 1–Thank you SO much!!! Be sure to check out the Christmas blog list for more awesome Christmas goodies–most with Smeared Ink images and the Design Team blog list for features of the brand spanking new images!!! Enjoy, happy crafting and have a fabulous weekend!!

Gingersnaps Creations Encouragement Magnets Swap

Art themed magnets

I’m participating in the US portion of the Encouragement Magnets swap at Gingersnaps Creations group. I started with Staples magnet sheets (could be printed with an inkjet printer) and trimmed it to ATC size (2.5″x3.5″). I cut a Bristol pad (Strathmore) sheet to ATC size and attached them to the magnets with Elmer’s Dual Tip quick drying glue. The images are from Gecko Galz Pre-Raphaelite collage pages, except the artiste who is from the GeckoGalz Gibson Girls collage sheet. She was colored with Staedtler colored pencils and trimmed out. The paintbrush is made with a toothpick, hair (someone got a trim recently ;p), glue, dental floss tape & acrylic paint. The sentiment is stamped with Forest Green Stazon ink and cut out. The elements were applied and then trimmed to stay within the ATC size. The flowers on the others were from American Crafts. There’s some gold leaf. The sentiments are stamped with Palette hybrid ink in Noir Black on vellum. The leaves are cut with Slice Vintage elements card and Bazzill Basics cardstock.  I hope the recipients will enjoy them and thanks to Ali for hosting the US portion of the swap.

Dream as if you'd live forever. Live as if you'd die today.

joy is the feeling of grinning on the inside

Under the Sea ATC

This is the disappearing post from last summer ;).  This was published in Scrapbook News and Review in August 2010.  Something I whipped up, forcing myself to add dimension to an ATC. See I usually store my ATCs in trading card pages and so I tend to make them flat but wanted to start adding dimension. This one was a fun experiment. I used Glimmermist Copper & Periwinkle and a teal one I made on some recycled Tyvek envelope. Stamping was with Ranger Vintage ink in Licorice. The mermaid stamp was from Big Lots and then fussy cut out. Used Perfect Pearls in Forever blue on her scales & forever purple on her comb & mirror. Forever red on her hair—all these were applied with water, then layered with Worn Lipstick Distress Stickles. The seahorse and shell are die cut with Cuttlebug Under the Sea (2×6). Then there are fibers and dried lavendar to simulate seaweed, etc. Just in front of the shell, that’s gold tissue paper punched with a Martha Stewart punch, crumpled & layered.  Still not quite what I wanted but definitely dimensional LOL. Thanks for looking & Happy Crafting! P.



Gingersnaps Swap SOAR ATC

I”m in a swap at Gingersnaps Creations for the Yahoo Group to make an ATC with the theme SOAR. I used Bristol board sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmmermist in Copper & Periwinkle and some homemade in Teal to create the back ground. The flourish is from Fiskars and stamped in Adirondack Slate. The eagle from a stamp in the hand and stamped in Ranger Licorice. The quote was typed up on the computer. The kraft and blue layers are cardstock from Michaels’. Thanks for looking!

GeckoGalz Design Team Member July 2011-July 2012

Smeared Ink Design Team