Tuesday, December 09, 2008

more atcs!

Here are some more atcs to swap this month. The backgrounds are the same shimmering mists used before but on glossy cardstock. The music stamp is the one I used in the prior post. The ivy is embossed. The letters are a mix of grungeboard and metal. The grungeboard I painted with gold metallic paint and dabbed with alcohol inks, the metal just applied alcohol ink.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Christmas atcs

Here are atcs for Christmas! One is a mini version of the Christmas card posted earlier with one different stamp. The other is patterned paper edged with Silver Krylon pen, mounted on cardstock for strength. The blue cardstock was stamped with my castaway stamp pad (I hadn't played with it lately)and the music stamp from the Crows plate from Quietfire Design (can you tell it is a favorite of mine?) then heated to lighten the image. I used a heat tool instead of an iron, but it seemed to work for what I was doing. On top of that is the little Bethlehem stamp (Wordsworth), embossed with silver ep. I edged the cardstock with embossing ink and embossed with the same silver then wrote "O Holy Night" by hand with Silver Sakura Gelly Roll pen.

December Yalpha Mingle

Here is my Yalpha mingle for the byhandartists yahoogroup. We are to use a 3" or larger letter and the rest of the mingle should have something related to the letter. I did my typical right-handed open page, I realize this is getting boring, I'll get more creative next month. I've been doing backgroud paper for my Christmas cards, described in the previous post, so I used some of the strips I had trimmed off to weave my W. I loved the colors together. Weaving is tedious work(atleast for one with a poorly functioning right hand) but I think it came out okay. I added a little gold metallic rub on, too, but I like a little white showing through anyway.
I free-handed cut the W and attached it with pop dots to Bazzill bling in the pink paper. The inside is stamped with a woven background stamp (All Night Media) with ColorBox dark moss chalk ink. The quotes are stamped with Colorbox Black pigment ink. The stamp on the left is from Quietfire Design and the one on the right is Stampin'Up. The little quilled heart was in my ever growing stash and actually had been a little Christmas ornament that a friend had hung on a miniature tree she gave me a few years ago.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Christmas Card

Since I had laryngitis and couldn't work, after resting the better part of the day, I decided to work on Christmas cards. The card is Fabriano 140 pound cold pressed watercolor paper to which I applied Luminarts shimmering mist Jasper Red. Spritzed with water, too, and dabbed. The ornaments are patterned paper stamped with music score (Quietfire Design Crows plate-site listed in links) in Versacolor celedon and the crow with flourish (also from the same rubber plate), embossing ink and Ranger superfine detail silver. I edged the circles (cut with my Martha Stewart circle cutter, which I find harder to use than I expected) with embossing ink and also embossed with the detail silver. I punched the metal ornament hanger with a tulip-looking EK Success punch from metal repair tape. The silver "thread" is silver Sakura Jelly Roll pen.

29 days Giveaway

Chrysti, on Art by Chrysti, http://chrysti.wordpress.com/2008/12/02/29-days-of-giveaways-for-you/, is doing a 29 days giveaway. Head on over to get in on the fun and maybe be inspired to give something of yourself away as well! I always feel better when I do something for someone else. The link is also posted in my links list.