Thursday, 10 June 2010

Summer Vacation ATCs

It seems like a long time since I last made some ATCs but yesterday I suddenly felt like making a fabric-paper collage and I knew the latest Alpha Stamps swap (on their Yahoo group) was on the theme of Summer Vacation so I went with a seaside theme. I overstamped the calico (muslin) background with seaside related small stamps and then used a variety of seaside themed paper napkins for the collage.

After it had dried I added the lovely ladies in their bathing costumes (from Alpha Stamps Bathing Beauties #3 and Tallulah's Bathing Beauties collage sheets) as shown and then suddenly remembered the sparkling, self-adhesive transparency sheets I bought some months ago from Create and Craft (for no other reason than that I can't resist sparkles of any sort!). I overlaid the ATCs with this and really liked the effect. My scanner was not quite as keen but hopefully you'll get some idea. I added sand dollars and a starfish charm to the cards as the final touch.

I made 4 ATCs for the swap (an extra one for our hostess) and then also made a seaside related ATC for me to keep. The image came in a giftie pack I received in another Alpha Stamps swap. Such an adorable little chap, with his boat clutched in his hands. Reminded me of the jolly sailor I'm married to!


Lenna Young Andrews said...

of course I love these, especially the one you kept for yourself!! : )

Maggi said...

Ooooo I love that sparkly transparency! I need to get some of that!


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