Friday, September 14, 2018

Just be You

ATC, funky background paper from the stash, fussy cut stamp, heavy sparkles secured with a ton of white glue, baubles and string.
and.....Meanwhile, Back in Alberta

Friday, September 7, 2018

Simple Stamp Over Tutorial

This is a progressive ATC. Which means that it is started by  someone, typically just a background. Then it is sent to the next person to add something else. This is done 5 times, each person adds something, notes what they added and signs the back, and passes it along. The 6th recipient gets to keep the competed ATC.
this is how it arrived for me to add something.
I decided it needed more on the background. So in order to protect the cat image. I used a piece of scrap product bag. Simply lay it over the image you wish to protect. Trace the edges of your image and cut out that piece.

Next lay the protective plastic carefully over the image. Ink up your stamp, carefully position, press down.
You can then remove the stamp. As you see the cat was protected leaving the background looking like it was stamped before the image was added.
That's all I had time for this week. Sun is shinning, potatoes to be dug, children to be sorted. Busy week for everyone I would imagine!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Altered Envelopes

Whenever I have time, I like to do a bit of outside decorating on the envelopes that the swaps travel in.
Mostly very easy stuff, a stencil and spray, using both original stencil side, then flipping it to use the overspray side as well. A quick stamp in the corner. This one I went back in with copic pens to color. The stamp didn't look great because the envelope had a texture. But, it colored up nicely. 
Some embossing and bits of paper, whimsical, not fussy. Make sure paper add ons are securely glued down. You don't want to have anything flapping that can catch on the mail machines.  The pens are a specialty pen for writing on black paper.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Matchbox seaside

Altered Match box tiny treasures.
 This is for a swap hosted by my Friend Karla
If you have ever wanted to do mail swaps.
This is a terrific group to join.

Mermaid Tears
 Then you stuff it full of memories from the beach and other good things!
It really is amazing how much you can fit into a tiny matchbox!
Have a look on Pinterest for more ideas!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Spicks and Specks

 Beach theme Rolo
 House theme Rolo
Fashion Theme Rolo

Singing the Blues ATC

 A very old looking tin I found. It had several coats of ugly green paint. So far, I have one coat of Gesso on it. Hmmm what to make with this one!
A little cooling off from Pinterest!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Altered BINGO cards

 These are for another swap. I will post the turn around cards once I have them in hand. This was my first attempt at altering an authentic Bingo card. They were fast and easy once I decided what to decorate them with. Because they will be mailed out, I kept them flat to save on postage. The photo in the Halloween one is from Tim Holtz card pack.

Friday, July 27, 2018

If the Shoe Fits.....WEAR IT

Because good or bad, there is a little witch in all of us!.
I love Halloween themes. Can't seem to stop. These are also for a swap I am hosting in a Paper Traders Group.
 Witch's Shoe's were created using a stamp and embossing powder.
 Hand fussy cut out. Then decorated with, glitter,
 oxide inks {work terrific on the black background}
 bits from the stash and now they are ready for packaging.