Welcome! I started this blog because I love to craft. I dabble with scrap booking, and card making. I love bending, folding and tweaking paper. I try other crafts, too. I hope to share some projects with you.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Leaves ATC Swap

   I joined this swap and received my returns a few weeks ago. In 2012 I somehow inherited a Yahoo group called "ATC World" when the acting moderator left the group leaving me in charge. I spend countless hours and emails working with members to organize swaps and then get the swaps into the database. Sadly this severely cuts into the time I get to spend creating art. I am happy to finally find a few spare minutes to finally share "Leaves" with you.

THE ATC'S THAT I MADE

Kathy Cabble

   I started this card by cutting four ascending pieces of white card stock. The first I edged with brown paint and brushed a thin coat of glitter paint over the top of the brown. For the next 3 layers I used an ink pad to gradually increase the intensity of the color on the edges. I then mounted them with removable tape one on top of the other. I then stamped them randomly with a new set of rubber stamps that I received with a magazine. Next I separated them and then once again layered them with foam squares one on top of the other. Then using the matching die cut that I also received I cut out the oak leaf. I then stamped it and embossed it with copper heat set embossing powder. I then mounted it on top of my ATC.
 
THESE ARE THE ATC'S THAT I RECEIVED
 
 Jennifer Ingalls

 Sharon Bakke

Elinor Stecker-Orel
 
   I enjoyed this swap and I especially enjoyed the creative cards that I received. 
 
Take Care
Kathy  


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Jelly Fish ATC Swap

   I know that it's been some time since I updated my blog. I'm so sorry. Sometimes life gets in the way. I entered and received my returns for this swap quite some time ago. Still I want to share this swap with you.

THIS IS THE CARD THAT I MADE



   This card was started by cutting the background from a pop carton that had little bubbles on. I then painted a light coat of blue acrylics over it letting the little bubbles show through. Then I used blue and
green Angelina fibers to overlay the blue paint. I drew a jellyfish on a non-stick craft mat and then filled the drawing with white glue. When it dried I peeled it off and glued it on my card. I colored white eyelash yarn green and ran it through white glue to make the seaweeds.

THESE ARE THE CARDS THAT I RECEIVED

Kathy Scholl

Ann Jensen


Celeste Bernardin


      What a great swap and what great cards! Thanks for viewing.

Take Care
Kathy