March 20, 2008

Swapping again?

I joined an ATC swap last month hosted by Michelle Giraud (flaxychick on SCS), in which there was a LO that had to be followed. I used to swap ATCs regularly on a group board with some super-talented folks (Barb, Jessica, Bobbie, Breedeen, Holly, Shelley, Heidi...you know who you are!) but I had never participated in one where you had to follow a set LO. It was more difficult than I like to admit! I have a few Alice In Wonderland stamps that I adore, but don't get frequent use, so I brought out the "Drink Me" Alice stamp from StampFrancisco. I colored her in using a blender pen and an ink pad, sponged the edges, added four eyelets and matted her on a piece of cool caribbean that I cut out with scalloped scissors. The background is done using Basic Grey PP (Stella Ruby, I think), and a small piece of brown grosgrain ribbon.I had to make 10 for the swap and I forgot to make one for myself! Arg. Now I don't have one for my collection. Does that ever happen to any of you?
I think the last time I dug out my Alice stamps, I made a cute BD card for my sister, here. that was LAST April! Poor Alice, she needs more love than that!

14 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

These ATC's are great, your coloring of Alice is fantastic.

RaeAnne said...

i have to thank you for the advice. it gives me a little something to think about, AND something to accomplish on my own time

i really appriciate it.
Thanks again

RaeAnne

=D

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Em said...

These are very cute, love the colours that you've used.

malieta said...

OMG.....I love your ATC's Dana! The detailing and the coloring are awesome!!!!
I also want to thank you for your warm and kind words during my time of sorrow. I am so blessed.
hugs
malieta:)

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Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

These are wonderful Dana! What a neat card!

Ewokgirl said...

I loved seeing this because I have some Alice stamps of my own that have barely been used. I was so excited to get them, and then I didn't know what to do with them! Thanks for the inspiration.

Leendaluu said...

Those are BEAUTIFUL. I can see doing a whole kid's room around those designs.

Corie said...

Dana -- these are BEAUTIFUL!!!

Maria said...

Love your ATCs. . .the paper that you used is fabulous! You may not have the actual card but at least you have pictures of it! That's why I love blogging. . .I sometimes can't remember how I made my own cards and look at my blog and the recipe is there! LOL!

Hooray for blogging!

Maria

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

These are really cool Dana! Just thinking of ya, and wanted to say hey! :)

sideshow stamps said...

Hey Dana~ I love these ATCs! The colors and background papers you use are so creative and really bring out the best in the stamps. This Alice stamp is great!
:)

rubberstampinzone said...

I just happened upon your blog and I'm super glad I did. Those atc's are gorgeous. every single detail. You have quite a lovely blog!