Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Embossed ATC

The theme for 9ATC Group is embossing. I decided to use embossing folders. For the base, I adhered foil to carpet tape, then ran it through a small textured embossing folder in the Cuttlebug. Used black India Ink to color the top of the embossed foil.

 Wrapped the embossed foil over a piece of 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" thin cardboard. Punched out a round piece of silver card stock and added it to the ATC.
 Used a die cut to cut a bird image with wing our of blue paper foil. Then used a different embossing folder to emboss them. Sand paper took the blue color off of the raised areas.
Used a small metal brad for the birds eye. Added the embossed bird image to the ATC along with the word "soar".

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Alcohol Ink ATC

The theme for 9ATC Group is alcohol inks.
I squirted 3 colors of alcohol inks onto an 8-1/2" by 11" piece of glossy card stock. (Used more alcohol ink than is shown in this photo)
Mixed the colors with gold metallics and blending solution with a felt applicator to cover the entire sheet. Then cut the sheet into ATC sized pieces.
Used red Archival ink to stamp words onto the background. Then used black India Ink to stamp a flourish and a butterfly image.
Decided I wanted the butterfly to have more color, so I made a blueish background with 4 colors of alcohol ink, stamped the butterfly image with black India Ink and cut out the butterflies.
















Added the butterfly image and some blue rhinestones to complete the ATC.

Comfort Quilts

Quilts I made for Comfort Quilters



Baby Quilt

Made a baby quilt


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Anything but paper stamping

For Stamp Club, we were given the challenge "Anything but Paper". It was not specified that we were to make cards. For fun, I decided to experiment and try stamping on fudge.
I made a batch of fudge and poured the fudge into 12 muffin tins. I choose 12 bold rubber stamp images that were wood mounted and cleaned them thoroughly.  I firmly pressed one stamp into each fudge cup and let them sit in the fudge as it hardened in the refrigerator for several hours.
I was pleased that the images held their shapes as I removed the rubber stamps from the fudge. Some of the fudge pieces show the outline of the wood blocks of the stamp.
Here are four pieces of fudge. I think this would look better if I had square molds about the same shape as the wood blocks. Hopefully, everyone will enjoy these!


Traditional Card

For Stamp Club, we were given 3 sheets of 12" x 12" background papers and were challenged to make 12 cards. I used shiny off white card stock for the base. Cut the tree patterned paper into 1-1/2" squares and the gray textured paper into 1-3/4" squares. The Blue patterned paper was cut into 2-1/4" x 5-1/2" strips. Too late, I realized I should have cut the blue paper into 2" x 5-1/2" strips as I ended up with only 10 blue strips (so 2 of the cards have a green textured paper from my stash for the the long strip instead of the blue). I was almost successful in this challenge. 
I stamped a "Wishing you…" on the outside and "A very special day" on the inside of the card. Then added 3 blue "pearls" to the bottom of the card.



Thursday, March 29, 2018

Comfort Quilts

Finished 3 quilts for Comfort Quilters. The first two are Bento Boxes.

 I did 4 large disappearing 4 patches and mixed up the pieces before resewing and added two borders.