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!  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

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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!