Friday, October 31, 2008

Recent ATCs

My PID yahoo group ( asked for projects done with the muslin transfer technique. The image was from one of PID's collage sheets, and was transfered onto muslin with gel medium. My friend Heidi ( gave me the background for the card. It's a faux snakeskin technique from TJN (, and I think the two techniques work well together.

This week's PID challenge was to make an ATC inspired by autumn -- autumn colors, leaves, etc. My friend Pat had sent me some beautiful feathers, and I also had some metal feather charms. The PID image is Lila (I gave her some bronze highlights!), and the background is the paper towel technique, to which I added some masking, and stenciling. After all my Halloween ATCs, I needed to do something a little more subtle!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Trick or Treat

I'm not quite finished with Halloween yet. Paper Imagery Designs's yahoo group( has a Halloween challenge going on, and I had to submit something NEW for this one. Since I love their image of baby Abigail, I turned her into an adorable little witch.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Halloween ATC Swap

By now you know that I love making and trading ATCs, that I love the images from Paper Imagery Designs, and that I participate in just about every swap, mingle and jam that the PID yahoo group offers. Today I received 7 fabulous Halloween ATCs in a swap hosted by Dianna. The women in this group are incredibly talented, as the pictures show.

These lovely and funny little works of art are by (in order): Lori, Marcia, Shelly, Elena, Kim, and Dianna, who did the last two.
For someone who never really loved Halloween all that much, I am really enjoying all the spooky cards I've created and received.
There are a whole lot of other creative things happening at PID. Why not consider joining us?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Making ATCs With Friends

On Tuesday I did a Halloween ATC workshop with Pat and Heidi, two of my Gotham City Stampers teammates. We used some great images and Halloween grab bag items from Paper Imagery Designs ( We each made several cards and then swapped with each other. I really enjoyed myself. What could be better than crafting with friends? The first two cards are mine, the next was done by Pat, and the fourth card is Heidi's.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New ATCs

I've been so busy crafting lately, I haven't had the chance to post anything. This past weekend I was on a creative retreat with my wonderful group, The Gotham City Stampers, but that is for a separate post, once I've uploaded my photos.

Back at home, I've been participating in so many challenges, swaps, mingles and jams with my Paper Imagery Designs yahoo group (

These are just a few of my latest creations.