Monday, October 11, 2010

Snowmen ATC's

Hi there! I realize I haven't posted in several days but we had another October house project to complete last week, plus we had some great friends visiting from Michigan over the weekend.

This week's Tiddly Inks Challenge was to make an ATC (Artist Trading Card). I made two of them using paper from the Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather 6x6 pad. The Tiddly Inks Frosty and Snowman's Friends images were printed onto Bazzill Simply Smooth cardstock, colored with Copics and then cut out. I added a bit of diecut paper, felt and bling to each card and a touch of Ranger Stickles. The Heidi Swapp circle bling on the corner of the first ATC was clear jewels until I colored with a Copic marker (BV11) to make them a soft lavender. On the second ATC, I did cut off the bird in one of the branch hands so I could thread through the felt star garland. For those of you who are not familiar with the concept of an ATC.  They are small, just 2.5x3.5 so digital stamps are perfect for them since you can easily resize. Normally, also included is your contact info, name of the card and a number such as 1 of 2,  1 of 3, etc on the back. They are usually created to trade with other artists; however, I don't really have anyone to trade with right now so I might include one in my artistic friend's Christmas card this year. Of course, if anyone reading this would like to trade please let me know. 

Products: Tiddly Inks digital stamps, Cosmo Cricket dp, Heidi Swapp jewels, Basic Grey and Kaisercraft pearls, My Favorite Things Die-namics, Creative Imaginations felt trim, PTI felt and die, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic Markers

Copics: Snowmen-W00, W1, W2; Scarves/Hat-BV0000, BV00, BV01, BV11, BG0000, BG10, BG11; Cap-W2, W5, W7; Carrot Noses-E97, E99

As I said above, we are continuing with our October projects. Last week we cleaned our deck.  It's made of some type of composite material that was suppose to be maintenance free. As it has turned out, we've had to do more with this deck than we ever did with our treated wood one. In fact, we are included in a class action suit but you know how those things go.  We worked two days on it because we wound up doing a lot of it by hand since our pressure washer wouldn't start. We are really suffering from a rash of equipment failure around here including our vacuum cleaner. But at least that is a task I can check off the list for this month.  I am now also about 95% percent complete with my patterned paper reorganization. This week we are going to start on the basement. Fun times!

Have a great week!  I'll have another project for tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!


  1. I love the colors you picked, Nancy...very cool and wintery, but soft too. :)

  2. OH I agree with Christy - nice wintery colors!!! Beautiful!

  3. These are too fun Nancy, your color scheme is beautiful and your design is fantastic! Awesome cards, if I ever do any ATC cards I'd definitely trade with you!