Monday, April 30, 2012

First try at ATC's

      A few months ago I joined an ATC swap over on the Club Scrap board.  I have never tried making them before so this was great fun.  I needed to make 10 for the swap and was told they don't all have to be the same (I guess usually they are?).  I decided on the theme of "Sparkly" as I hardly ever use glitter, seriously dislike the stuff it gets everywhere... Any way I used metallic gellatos which gave the right amount of shine with out getting EVERYWHERE like glitter does.
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     For this first set I used Papillon paper stamped with Club Scrap's Jr unmounted stamp from Aurora Borealis.  I then used a water brush and painted on the metallic gellatos. I also inked the edges with a soft lavender and denim blue. Both cards are 3.5" x 2.5".
More to come as I said I made 10 cards in set's of 2's plus more greeting cards and a cool wreath I just completed.
Tootles for now


Friday, April 27, 2012

Pinterest is eating my life!

     I had every intention of posting at least weekly.  Then my friend (enabler) Kris introduced me to Pinterest...  She calls it digital hoarding, I tend to agree. So many pretty things, it's been eating loads of my free time. I have however bee able to get some crafting done YAY!
I have recently taken up quilling.  I love fussy intricate work so this has been right up my alley.  The only problem is that I have a little boy who has no use for anything frilly or girly.  So I made these 2 projects for a friend of mines little girls.
My inspiration came from these wonderful letters I found on Pinterest.  I made one for each girl with her first initial and plan on framing them to hang in their room.  I used Cream, pale pink, and neon pink for the A.  The E has the same colors with the addition of dark purple.
Sorry about the picture quality I had trouble keeping my shadow out of it.
I have more projects to post over the coming days .  I made a foray into ATC's that I think came out great. Also several cards and mini scenes on tickets to share as well.