Saturday, May 10, 2014

ATC Trade With Marilyn

Recently over in the Hero Arts Flick group I came across some fabulous ATCs that Marilyn had up for trade. Needless to say I jumped at the chance to add these beauties to my ATC collection and was delighted when Marilyn said she'd trade with me. Marilyn, a great big thanks yet again for swapping with me:) For a little bit of extra fun we decided to make an ATC background for the other person to complete. Apologies in advance for the photo heavy post, but I forget to photograph the ATCs and backgrounds in groups before I sent them to Marilyn! I haven't made ATCs in quite a while but now after making these ones I'm itching to make more!

For my first ATC I used a flower set I love from Penny Black.

ATC Traded with Marilyn

Stamps - Party Petals (Penny Black) & Woodland Wreaths (WPlus9)

I made a background with glossy card and alcohol inks and then embossed flowers and leaves from the Penny Black set. After applying distress inks I layered the flower and added lots of diamond stickles and a gem to finish.

One of my newer stamps which I hadn't used before is the Large Petal Background from Hero Arts. For its first outing I decided to emboss it and colour a portion of it with ProMarkers.

ATC Traded with Marilyn.

Stamp (Hero Arts) - Large Petal Background

I must have been in a sparkly humour that day because I ended up adding diamond stickles to lots of different areas on the ATC. It's nice and shimmery in real life but hard to capture in a photo! I'm submitting this ATC into a2z Scrapbooking How Does Your Garden Grow linky party.

If you've seen my last two posts you'll know that a certain funny moose has become a firm favourite of mine so of course I had to include him on one of my ATCs!

ATC Traded with Marilyn

Stamps (Hero Arts) - Missing You & Sew Artsy

I used a couple of fabrics for the background and added lots of machine stitching. The moose was coloured with ProMarkers and I added some dots with a white gel pen and glossy accents to the eyes. Stitching is the theme for Virginia's View Challenge #3 so I'm submitting this ATC into Virginia's fun challenge.

I'm submitting the two floral ATCs into Simon Says Spring Flower Challenge.

Next up are the backgrounds. We were only going to swap one background, but I made three and couldn't decide which one to send to Marilyn, so ended up sending the three of them. They were made by applying distress inks to white card and stamping with water instead of ink.

ATC Background Traded with Marilyn

Stamp (Hero Arts) - Watch Gears

ATC Traded with Marilyn

Stamp (Hero Arts) - Tiny Star Background

ATC Background Traded with Marilyn

Stamp (Hero Arts) - Time to Stamp

I'm really looking forward to receiving Marilyn's ATCs and her mystery ATC background which I know will be great fun to play with! It looks like we're in for a bit of a soggy day here today but I suppose that's always a good excuse for doing a bit of stamping;) I hope you have a fun and inky weekend!


Teresa Kline said...

oh my Heather, these are all gorgeous! I adore the large sweet orange flower, just stunning! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Lin said...

I LOVE photo heavy, my friend! Each of these are little jewels, but I think I love the first PB flower one the most....the stickles are placed perfectly!

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous ATCs Heather, I really love all the stitching on the moose one!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a stunning collection of ATC's, Laura! I love how each one is so unique and your stamping just beautiful! If I had to choose a fave, it would be the Large Petal Background...the colors are amazing, and I love all the sparkle! I'm sure Marilyn is going to love and cherish them all!

Dawn Turley said...

stunning Heather, Love the the ATCs you created and your backgrounds look stunning.

Virginia Lu said...

I am totally in love with your Moose ATC, Heather! The fabric with the stitched lines truly makes this ATC a GEM!! I love the pattern that you created in the background! SEW glad that you join the fun over Virginia's View Challenge! HAPPY to see your entry :)

Kelly Latevola said...

Omg Heather there is so much to love! First the orange and blue color combo with the white embossing? SWOON! Your large petal background looks like a perfect garden painting! And I am completely in love with the little stars background. Such a knockout! Thanks for linking up to the A2ZScrapbooking blog :)

ThePurplePlace said...

HI Heather,

Lots of wonderful new projects!! I was especially excited to see your card featured over at the new a2z Scrapbooking blog, after you entered it into our "Linky Party".

Good Luck and thanks for playing along!


Trinh said...

Wow, wow and wow, Heather!! Thry are all fabulous but I love the large petal background the most. Hope you are doing well!

Elizabeth Campau said...

Congratualtions on being featured at a2z scrapbooking's linky party! Your large petal card took my breath away when I first saw it. Your other atc's are lovely too!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Loved all your ATCs for Marilyn but that little moose was my fave - so fun with the stitching. And what beautiful backgrounds you sent her - I'm sure she'll do great things with them!

Cris G said...

Gorgeous cards, Heather. Love all the sewing in your moose card :).

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