Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Darkroom Door ATC Swap - Tied Up With String

The Darkroom Door ATC swap for February was themed "Tied Up With String" and we were to use string somehow in our ATCs.  I wanted to do a Valentine theme, so a cut some hearts from very thin chipboard and colored them with Neocolors.  I stamped the sentiment on the margins of some vintage sheet music, tore it out, and attached it to my hearts.  On the background I used a stamp from Art De Fleur Vol 2 (in brown) and the Flourish texture stamp (in blue).  I punched holes in the heart and the background and threaded some twine through in cross stitches.

Here they are all packaged up and ready for their journey...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

REDlead Valentine Swap

Back again with another swap - this time it's RedLead Paperworks' Valentine swap, which included two sets of a tag, an ATC, and a little folder to hold them.
My first set included a cute couple from the Ancestors Collage Sheet 100.  Lots of sprays, papers, and embellies on this one, along with some stamping using the Love is the Music... stamp.
The ATC in this set uses a ticket image from the Valentines Tickets stamp.

The wings are die cut using Tim Holtz's Layered Angel Wings die from Sizzix.

Next up is a set using a lot of the same stamps and dies...

The image on the tag is from the Ancestors 48 collage sheet.

That cute little wooden key can be found here.  And an ATC for this set -

As a last little add-on, I made a couple of embellished paper clips.

I always enjoy REDleads' swaps!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Darkroom Door ATC Swap - Summer Lovin'

A new year of ATC swaps has begun at Darkroom Door, and this month's theme is Summer Lovin'.  As an antipodal swapper, I had fun with this one, since there is a snow-and-ice-covered landscape out my own window!
I used Darkroom Door's Seaside Vol 1 stamp set.  I watercolored the lighthouse background, and used Neocolors on the starfish and sand dollar. The seashell is colored with Copics.  A bit of distress-sprayed cheesecloth and a little photo from Darkroom Door's Seaside paper collection finish it off.

All ready to go.