Sunday, June 26, 2011


Ready...Set...Go!  This guy is ready for the Pinewood Derby.  I hand drew and colored those checkered flags, only to find out later that I had a checkered background stamp.  Oh, you know you have too much "scrap" when you can't remember what you have.  These little route markers and stop signs came from my Secret Sister over on Fiskateers.  They came in the mail yesterday and were just perfect for this layout.

Friday, June 17, 2011

my AnTC (Artist non-Trading Card)

I had lost that crafty feeling...
I hadn't been scrapping... 
My desk was covered with "scrap"...
But, my friends at Fiskateers are pulling me out of my slump.  Rebecca (and Don) got me motivated to create an ATC with their challenge...use something other than paper as the base.

-I loosely strung assorted seed beads onto two 1 yard lengths of wire. (There are only beads on about 1/2 the length of the wire). This goes by really fast if you are watching "So You Think You Can Dance." (I'm so excited for the new season!)
-I wrapped one wire around a piece of ATC size (2 1/2" x 3 1/2") heavy cardstock.  I spread the beads apart as I wrapped, so in some places the wire is bare.
-I wrapped the other wire around in the opposite direction
-I wove purple ribbon through the wires to give it some stability and tied it at the corners
-Using a small piece of linen textile specialty paper (from The Paper Company), I rubbed purple and pink ink pads on my splat mat, and misted the ink with water, and ran the paper over the liquid
-I dried that with my heat gun, and then used Versamark ink to stamp the heart. 
-I used Winter Wonderland (from Stampenous) embossing powder on the heart and got out the heat gun again.
-I printed out "2 create" on some paper, glued it to some polka dot ribbon, attached it to the linen paper, and thinly hot glued the whole thing onto the wire base.

I'm calling this an Artist non-Trading Card because I'm keeping this one for ME!
Maybe I haven't lost that crafty feeling!