Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
My postcard displays two distinguished vintage gentlemen. But the main feature is Mr. Darcy played by Colin Firth in Pride and Prejudice. The stamping bacground is from Tim Holtz. Added men's fashion is from an old Sears catalogue and the border design is from a book about the Victiorians. It says: I Swoon, Mr. Darcy. As you might tell, I'm a Mr. Darcy fan.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
"The Bottle Tree" Ah, such a wonderful tree from
Australia. Not only a cool shape, but useful fruit that
is even made into ice cream.
"The Little Pine Tree" Pine trees are a large
part of Michigan's history. Infact, the land we live on was logged.
Both of my grandfathers were lumberjacks, and we look out
our back window on Colorado Blue Spruce and Red Pine.
"Redwood Forest" A place that I would like to visit.
I'm so in awe of these trees and
their history in our nation.
Stamp Man ATC Swap Theme: Trees This theme was so much fun. All of the trees are so interesting. The images come from vintage books. It gave me a chance to use my new purchase, a 1888 Geography book. I used the maps and illustrations for the redwood from that neat book. Ths postage stamps for the bottletree and pine are my creations..faux stamps. I used Tim Holtz florish stamps from his Artistry Collection. The other stamping is from my flipflop collection..homemade. :))) Can't wait to send them off to England. This will be my first international swap. Whew.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Summer, for me, is sitting outside drinking a cup of coffee, watching the birds and butterflies, tending to my gardens, breathing the fragrance of ragosa roses and sweet grass. Summer time is the color chartruese. The green foliage and the blue sky are wonderful after a long winter. Summer is a time to stay out late and get up early. Summer is sunshine!
Leslie has requested that I go through the steps of making this ATC. Here goes. I found some wrapping paper with peony, writing, and some scrollwork. I attached it to my ATC ( file folder cut to size) with a glue stick. Loving coffee, I sorted through and found a coffee cup in a magazine ad, cut it out, and glued it to the bottom corner. Next, I cut out a butterfly from some small napkins I found at a gift store (way too expensive for ART, but heck). I carefully pulled it apart and placed it on a layer of gel medium. Then covered it with a light coating of gel medium. This made my cup heave a little so I had to press it down around the edges and lightly add gel medium over the top of the cup. I found the word sunshine and edged it with Versafine black ink. I also edged the card with black ink. Waited for it to dry some and then used my Joann's , $1, stamp around the edges with black ink. Hopefully, you don't notice the smudge on the top where I held it before it was dry. This stamp set came with a little flower, so I added it to the composition. Viola, done.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
My love of Rinos and the unfortunate need for their horn has prompted this ATC in honor of the rhinoceros. I used my favorite rhino stamp, a homemade stamp that I made using a hole punch on art foam, and a floral swirl punch I found for a dollar and Joann's.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
I cracked up because I as I went I was reading the meditations... I guess it was a good choice. Got busy today collecting vintage papers. Then I wondered how old vintage was and decided that if I was to use up paper, as Mary suggested, that I would have to use the photos of my family and since I am over 60, I considered myself vintage. I also thought it would be a great way to save pictures for my son and daughter-in-law. In a little book sooo.....
I agree with Mary, when something else is needed, add a stamp. I also had to include the 6 from a school house stamp kit that I have had since a child.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Theme Thursday: Pink and Brown. This is the first time I have tried doing a challenge and it was great fun. I basicly found some pink and brown images in a magazine and "auditioned" each piece as Lenna would say to make an ATC card. I also thought about titling it, Barbie with Flowers and Chocolate"...too long.