Sunday, September 6, 2009

ATC's Just for Fun

Lovely rainy 3 day weekend has given me an excuse to do nothing but stamp. No office, no landscaping/gardening, nothing but just creating for the sake of creating. Not doing Christmas cards or cards for Relay, but just for FUN. We did manage to get some shopping in yesterday. Dave wanted to go to Campers World. The $50 card that we got for buying the generator was burning a whole plumb through his pocket! So, for the sake of his pockets, we spent a while browsing the giant camping store and ended up with a new folding table for the camp stove. Of course, you can never spend "just" what the card has, there has to be a few dollars more. Well, maybe more than a few, we could have used another card. Then it was Radio Shack, and you know what's next to Radio Shack? By golly, it's a Michaels. So, I started with the dollar stamps. I love those little guys. I actually like the rubber ones better than the acrylic, they seem to have more of a variety of subjects. Then on to the $1.49 acrylic babies. Oh yeah, got a couple cuties there. Then just had to check out the Tim Holtz line and i'll be darned if they haven't expanded his line. Well, you know what that means! A couple more distress inks, and just had to have the Stampers Anonymous stamps that I used in these atc's. By the time I was done, my little stash had grown in my basket, and let's jus say... Michael's beat Campers World.

The first has Stampers Anonymous stamps, butterfly is heat embossed with Claret Tapestry that I don't think I've ever used and then sponged with distress ink and mounted with dimensional glue dots. The little square stamp is ctmh and brad is Bo Bunny. The background is misted with reinkers then I applied versamark all over and lightly applied clear ep and heat embossed. Not my technique, but one I learned here from another stampea. I did a whole sheet some time ago, and use pieces of it ever so often and each one is actually different. I think I am going to stamp an image and maybe a sentiment and then do the clear ep method and see how that turns out. The second atc background is sponged distress inks and tamped with Stampers Anonymous and Hero Arts.

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