Sunday, June 18, 2017

Letter "D" ATC Swap

At the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group, the August Swap is a Letter "D" ATC swap.  For two similar ATCs, I used vintage sheet music and vintage journal pages for the background.  I used Distress Oxide Inks around the edges and stencil leaves with a The Crafter's Workshop Template. I stenciled in some black accents with another The Crafter's Workshop Template. The girl image is from the Collage Stuff "Tiny Treasures" collage sheet.  I colored with girl with Copic markers. I found the dragonfly stamps on the web. The dance definition is from an old dictionary that I copied and aged with Antique Linen Distress Stain. For the third ATC, I started with the vintage sheet music, added part of gelli print and added part of a yellow Victorian Scrap rose available at Collage Stuff.  The two dancers are from the Tim Holtz Paper Dolls set and are colored with Copic markers. I used Tim Holtz label letters and various pens for outlining and highlighting.  Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Note cards sets in my Etsy store!



I listed these three sets of handmade stenciled notecards at my Etsy store today!  Take a peek!  https://www.etsy.com/shop/CollageStuff  Thanks for coming by my blog today!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Colorful Notecards

I like to keep some blank cards around to personalize for the occasion - birthday, thinking of you etc.  I used pre-cut and folded card blanks in 5.5" x 4.25".  All of the paints I used are from the Dina Wakley line.  I love the bright colors and thicker paint consistency is perfect for stencils. I used stencils from Tim Holtz, Dylusions, The Crafter's Workshop and Stencil Girl.  When the paint was dry, I used a white Signo pen to add the white accents.  It was fun making these cards.  Now all I have to do is a sentiment (or not!) to each one.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Top 40 Collage Blogs

Click on this link http://blog.feedspot.com/collage_blogs/ to visit a site showcasing 40 collage blogs!

Beatles Private Swap

I'm swapping ATCs with my friend, Miriam.  She choose the theme for this month - The Beatles. This is one of my ATCs for our swap.  I used a vintage French textbook page for the background.  I heavily stenciled it with buff paint and Stencil Girl stencil. The red letters are stenciled with a Dylusions stencil and the dots are stenciled with a The Crafter's Workshop stencil.  In my stash, I found a large clock rub-on.  I found the Beatles photo on the web and matted it with black cardstock. The album was released in 1963 according to info I found on the web. Twist and shout!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Tim Holtz Crazy Dog ATC Challenge Swap

At the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group, I'm hosting a challenge ATC swap using the Tim Holtz Crazy Dog Stamps/Dies.  I sent a mini collage pack containing stamped dog images and an assortment of Collage Stuff products to all of the participants.  I used one of the same mini collage packs to create my art.  I colored the dogs watercoloring with Tim Holtz distress crayons and various types of paint/gel pens.  The background is a vintage ledger page with vintage ephemera from Collage Stuff.  I stenciled on top of the background using acrylic paints and stencils from Tim Holtz, Dina Wakley and Stencil Girl.  Some have Tim Holtz tokens applied.  I edged all the dogs with a white signo pen.  The edges of the ATC were smudged with black paint and highlighted with a white signo pen.  All of the participants were sent the same images, so it's going to be fun to see what everything came up with!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Paris in the Springtime ATC Swap

At the artisttradingcards yahoo group, I'm hosting a Paris in the Springtime ATC swap.  The background is scrapbook paper.  I used images from collage sheets purchased from Mischief Circus and Collage Stuff.  The rub-ons are from Tim Holtz.  Text from an old French language book is at the bottom of each ATC.  I used a Distress Crayon around the edges of the ATC.  The Eiffel tower charm is available at Collage Stuff.  Happy Spring!