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Chunky ATC

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I love the look and idea of chunky ATCs.  Having four sides and the top to embellish is so much fun.  Here’s the post about the one I made for a swap last year: Chunky Art ala Studio 490!

I’ve had this just sitting on my table for months.  It was painted with Purple Twilight and Silver paint dabbers but otherwise it was bare.  I decided to finish it for my friend, Linda.  (I’m typing this post on Sunday evening and I’m meeting up with Linda tomorrow, I’ll give it to her then.)


side 1

side 2


Let me know what you think.



Distressed Stencilling

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This month’s challenge at the Inspiration Journal is Marvelous Masks and Spectacular Stencils.  I recently created this piece using mostly Distress & Studio 490 products.

EWV #7

I started with a piece of mat board, I rounded the corners and cut a diamond mask with Eclipse Tape and dies.  I colored the center with Mustard Seed Distress ink and the outer section with Shaded Lilac.  I used Ranger Emboss It Dabber stamped through Studio 490 Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend stencil and then sprinkled on Broken China Distress Embossing Powder.  After heating, cooling and rubbing off the release crystals, I stamped the flowers from Art Rules to frame the diamond with Deep Purple Archival Ink.

I stamped the lady and sentiment from A Flair for Art with black Archival Ink.  I colored the image with Distress Markers, cut them out and used dimensional tape to adhere them to the background.  I embellished with some items from my stash.  I’ve since added a ribbon with my Tiny Attacher and hung the piece in my little art gallery corner.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope the week ahead is a good one for all of us!


Postcards – Sent & Received

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I’ve been participating in an international postcard swap sponsored by the very creative Hanna.  We send ten postcards and receive ten.  I’ve had nine arrive in my mailbox.  Each one is a unique little work of art.

rec'd 2

rec'd 1

rec'd 3

rec'd 4

I had fun creating backgrounds, stamping  and adding various embellishments.  I hope mine have arrived at their destinations, I’ve only had four confirmed.











I hope you enjoy seeing the big impact of little works of art.  Thanks for stopping by.  As always, I appreciate and love reading your comments.


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