Thursday, March 21, 2013

ATCs Swapped with Libby

Last week I blogged about the fabulous ATCs I received from Libby in a swap organised over at the Hero Arts Flickr Group. Now Libby has finally received the ATCs I sent her. Unfortunately, this set was made in bit of a hurry as I mislaid the set I had originally made for Libby, so please ignore the dodgy bits on the ATCs! Libby came up with the great idea of making the ATCs based on what we love, so here are some of the things I love:

1. Family and home & 2. Gardening and butterflies
ATC Swap With Libby 5 & 6

Stamps (Hero Arts) 1. House with Plant & Right at Home 2. Leafy Vines

On the first ATC I just applied distress inks to a piece of paper from a book and coloured the house with markers. For the second one I embossed the vines, applied mowed lawn distress ink and spritzed with a mix of perfect pearls and water. The tiny layered butterflies were punched out.

3. Sewing/fabric & 4. Ireland

ATC Swap With Libby 3 & 4

Stamps (Hero Arts) 3. Sew Artsy & Be Happy 4. Postcard Collage

For the sewing ATC I embossed the machine, cut out the image and added some thread. Then I frayed some fabric for the background, stamped the sentiment and hand stitched over it. On the Ireland ATC I just stamped the map on some kraft card, distressed the edges and used markers to colour the map of Ireland.

5. Hillwalking & 6. Glendalough/historical places

ATC Swap With Libby 1 & 2

Stamps (Hero Arts) 5. Be Happy 6. Scattered Leaves & Magical Background

On the hillwalking card I rummaged through my fabrics for a mix of colours, shades and patterns and tried to make a background that looked like a lake and mountains. The sun was stamped on card with distress ink applied. Then on my last ATC I framed a photo from Glendalough in a die cut window and added it to a background which had been covered with distress ink and stamped with the Magical Background and leaves.

I had so much fun making these little cards and really enjoyed my swap with Libby.


Barb said...

Libby is going to treasure each one of these ATC's, Heather! They are all amazing!

Caryl W said...

These are awesome and so creative!

Dawn Turley said...

These are so awesome Heather. Libby will love them. Each really is a piece of YOU!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous ATCs, Heather - I love each and every one of them! My fave is the fabric hills and lake; it so looks like photos you've taken of your rambles. So clever to include the photo in the window die too - can wait to use the ones you sent me!! Thanks again!

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, my - Heather these are all glorious! And, to share not only your card-making talents, but so much about yourself, too. What a wonderful project! Happy Easter, dear gal.

Debstamps said...

Love every single one of these, and I think your idea for the swap theme is a terrific one! Your love comes through in each little masterpiece!

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