Here is my ATC for this month's lottery at the Paper Traders Yahoo group. I was hoping I could get one made before the month was over and I finally did.
The image and faux postage stamp are from ArtChix Studio. I created my background by white embossing an Impression Obsession stamp and adding distress inks over it. The snowflake punches are from Martha Stewart and the crown punch is from EK Success. I added sequins with gems in the middle and some blue chenille trim. The title is computer generated.
Sure would love to win this lottery - there are some fabulous creations there this month!
The Paper Traders Yahoo group has a lot of fun swaps. Cathy Calamas is currently hosting a 4 for 4 ATC swap for "flat artys".
The ATC's must have only one layer with no 3D embellishments. I used rubber stamps, distress inks, colored pencils and Stickles glitter to create mine. Am looking forward to seeing the four ATC's I will get back from this swap!
Here are some book pages for my local swap with two friends. First, two Paris pages for Renee:
This is the front of the page. Renee's favorite color is pink. Here is the back page:
On both sides, I used a lot of rubber stamps and rubons, too, along with some washi tape.
Here are the two Halloween pages for Maureen. The front:
And, the back:
Pretty spooky, if I do say so myself. I had a lot of ArtChix Studio items that I used on these pages. I am not a fan of Halloween, but Maureen is, in a big way. She always has her house, yard and barn decked out for the whole month and culminates it with a huge Halloween bash every year.
For the Paper Traders Yahoo group monthly lottery, I made this ATC:
Sprayed with Dylusions ink, sponged through a stencil and then stamped. If I am lucky, I may win some fabulous ATC's from the other gals this month.
This month, Magenta sponsored an ATC swap. We were given a swap partner and were to make four ATC's using Magenta stamps to send to our partner. Here are the ones I sent to Mariette in The Netherlands:
I used several different stamps on each ATC. Most of them were older stamps but I did use a few new stamps that I recently won from Magenta. I enjoyed making these very much and hope there will be more swaps in the future.
The Paper Traders Yahoo group had a swap your stuff swap, one on one. I received a great assortment of things from Krisha in California. We were to make two ATC's with some of the items we received and send back to our partner. Here are the two I made for Krisha:
The background paper, images and black sparkly ribbon were sent by Krisha. I added some rubber stamping, orange and black gems and some orange glitter glue. She has let me know that she received these, so I am posting them now. I will post the ones she sends to me when they arrive.
Each month the Paper Traders Yahoo group sponsors an ATC lottery. Submit an ATC and one person from those who submitted will win all of the cards for that month. Here is mine for September:
I decided to do a Halloween one. Most of the images were cut from ArtChix Studio collage sheets or faux postage sheets. I cut the numbers with a Memory Box die. The tiny hat on the crow was cut from orange paper and Stickles glitter was added in some places.