May 28, 2013

Mixed Media ATC

What a blast I had making this ATC for a Mixed Media ATC Swap on Scraps of Color.

I've only done one other swap with that group and was really happy with the quality of workmanship. So I feel confident that the ones that I receive for this swap will be great.

Here's what I made:

If I were thinking, I would have taken a picture of one of them before I started (I made 5).  I started out with a filled metal element from the Industrial Chic line by Susan Lenart Kazmer.

I was instantly drawn to the variety of mediums included within the binding and could not wait to start adding to and creating within it.

Sorry for the fuzzy picture.  Underneath the stamped acetate is a bird mailing stamp.

The bird on this page is made out of wood.  I used Copic Markers to color it. 

I also used them to color the stamped image on the acetate.

For this page, I stamped the quote on Sticky Back Canvas by Claudine Hellmuth.

The butterfly below was Color Magic Butterflies and Color Shine Tropicana Teal from Heidi Swapp's new line.

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tissue Tape was added to this page. 

I created the ATC base (2 1/2" x 3 1/2") using an Inkessentials Surface Gloss ATC and alcohol ink by Ranger Ink to create this polished stone look.

I hope that the Host and Swappers like it. 

If you can have any boards that you enjoy swapping on, please let me know!

May 12, 2013

Mixed Media Canvas Class

I had a SO MUCH FUN creating this mixed media canvas for a class that I'll be teaching at Weekend Memories at the end of the month. Usually I create and teach mini album classes, but I thought that I'd do something different this time.

In March I took a wonderful class, taught by Logan at Camp Crop-A-Lot, where we used the "SHE was a daughter" Christy Tomlinson stamp made by Unity Stamp Company. I fell in love with it and had to get one for myself.

Embedded on the dress of the stamp is "she was a daughter of God." But by utilizing the "Box Word Set" by Rubbernecker Stamps I was able to change the words to impart what I wanted to convey.

You can even can even print and cut your own words and stick them on the dress... the possibilities are endless!

May 04, 2013

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

It's time to get your crop on! For those of you (like me) that didn't make plans to celebrate National Scrapbook Day at a crop, do not despair.  Big Picture Classes is hosting an online Creative Crop for FREE today.  You can click here to read the full story in an Examiner article that I wrote about it.

I have a few things to do today that I committed to -- not putting the date and NSD together (or looking at my calendar), when I agreed.  So, luckily, in the hours that I do not have places to be, I will be getting my crop on with the crazy talented instructors hosting Creative Crop!

I love the fact that you can just jump in at the top of every totally fits with my sporadic schedule today.  I'm looking forward to participating in the challenges, seeing everyone's creations, and maybe even winning a fab prize (if I'm lucky)!