ATCs April 2013 and Mother’s Day

May 16, 2013 in Mixed Media Posts

This past week was a fun one. I received ATCs in the mail from our April swap and Mother’s day cards too! I love getting real cards, especially hand made ones, in the mail. Nothing will make you feel more special than receiving something that was hand made by another.

Here is the beautiful Mother’s Day card, I received from my Mom:

 

Mother's Day Card

 

And she used EasyScraps stamps ;-). Thanks Mom!!

April’s theme was Springtime in Paris. I chose to use an old photo and add some parisien images, and then I colored it with Pan Pastels. I love using Pan Pastels for their soft look, but they have great coverage!

Here is my ATC:

 

April 2013 ATC Paris Theme

 

And here are the ATCs I received in the swap! Such different interpretations of the theme!

 

April 2013 ATCs Paris Theme

 

Many thanks to:

Kim- was our lovely Hostess this month!

Susan- http://flutterbeforeyou.blogspot.com

Connie- http://www.livingwithinyourharvest.com

Linda- http://www.LindaKaysArt.com

and of course our special girls: Isabella, Bea, and Hannah!! Thanks ladies!!!

Skeleton Bride and Groom- Halloween Fun

October 11, 2012 in Mixed Media Posts

This week I decided to have some fun with the Easy Scraps small Skeleton set. My friends are having their Halloween party on their Anniversary, so  I thought it would be fun to make a card in keeping with both themes.

I stamped the Skeleton pieces in such a way as to make it look like there are two of them, gazing into each other’s eyes and holding hands. I then cut a top hat out of black paper for the groom and added a piece of netting for the bride’s veil. The crown is a piece of the Rosette stamp from one of Easy Scrap’s new Greek rubber stamp set.

The background originally was plain white, and since I had the Skeletong images set up the way I liked them I wasn’t sure quite how to go about finishing the card. I could have scanned them and layered them over a background digitally, or cut them out and layered them over another stamped image. But then I decided to try to color using Pan Pastels. They are quick and easy to use and I was able to color around the Skeletons with not too much trouble. I think the card came out cute if I do say so myself ;-).

 

Skeleton Bride Groom RubberStamps

Skeleton Bride and Groom rubber stamped image colored using Pan Pastels

 

While I was playing around with the Pan Pastels, I had another card to make, so I used them to color in the stamped image of the little Girl. She is so sweet!

 

Little Girl Painting Rubber Stamp

Little Girl Painting rubber stamped image colored using Pan Pastels

 

I hope you have a great week! Happy Stamping!!