Friday, June 22, 2012

Pink Saturday and ATC's

span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Happy Pink Saturday to everyone, looking forward to visiting majority of the blogs linking up and hope you will visit here.

Tuesday and Wednesday of this past week I spent in an ATC making frenzy with my youngest daughter, Kerri and my step-mom.  We were creating ATC's to swap at the 20th annual STAMPAWAY CONVENTION here in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 3rd.

The story behind "DIVE INTO SUMMER" is:  this was originally a 5" x 7" art journal page.  I liked it so much that I decided to copy it at 50%, so perfect ATC size of 2.5" x 3.5"  The original page I created the background using glimmer green, ocean blue and a lavender purple mix.  Next I applied the seagrass magazine clippings and the rhinestone seahorse.  The lovely little mermaid is an image from Saturated Canary by Krista Smith, which on the original did not have the glitter effect.  I gave the entire page a coat of glimmer modge podge.  After I made the copy I reapplied the glimmer modge podge, and cut out the images of the mermaid and seahorse which I have "raised" using foam pop dots.  I applied iridescent Stickles to the mermaid to really make her stand out an used H2O white paint for "pearls" in her hair.  The bottom of the card I applied a mixture of green Flock and copper glitter for the ocean floor. I wrote DIVE INTO SUMMER in a wavy motion to simulate the ocean waves.

This is 'Bon Voyage" which I made by making a partial copy of a piece of scrapbook paper I had, applying to an ATC blank card.  Next I stamped Bon Voyage in black ink and used clear embossing powder on it. The bird is from my Cricut machine an I had cut it out of white cardstock, then I used Ditto blue glimmer spray on it and backed it with black cardstock.  The branch is  also from my Cricut machine.  The birdcage is from a piece of scrapbook paper which I clipped out and used H2O gold paint on.  The butterfly is from a hand punch that I applied iridescent Sprinkles to. Both the bird and birdcage are raised with pop dots an I finished the card off with walnut Cats Eye ink for the edging.

I am So PROUD of Kerri, this was her original concept, I just helped fine tune it a little.  She came up with the green scrapbook paper for the background an used a piece of decorated acetate for the topper - she was going to frame the card completely with it, but that turned out to be "overkill".  She still liked the idea of framing, so after picking out an anime image she decided to "frame" her. She also added the little piece of music then asked me, "what else?"  We decided on the Tim Holtz tissue tape to edge it and the two little flowers and pink rhinestones to bring out more of the pink on her.

This one is also by Kerri, who happens to LOVE Halloween.  I had that wonderful spiderweb rubbestamp which she wanted to use.  First she used charcoal chalk on the ATC blank then stamped the web in black - she has since decided she will clear emboss the webs on the other cards - and she settled on this anime sketch. Kerri said she was pretty but looked a little "evil" too. She stamped the 3 spiders and used the red pearls to "highlight" them an also added the red pearls to the top and bottom.  A gold pearl as an earring finishes the card.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Pink Saturday and make sure you visit others at

If you will be in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 3rd, come to the Sahronville Convention Center off of I -75 for the BEST stamp convention in the country an if you get there before they open at 9 am, you may find me outside waiting to get in an swapping these cards!!


Hilda said...

Once again, I am WOWED by your wonderful creations!! Kerri's too!! Hope you get a lot of visits from Pink Saturday!!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

LOVE your ATC's ! they are a lot of fun to create.
(you'd probably get more comments if you took off the word verification and just approved the comments, I usually will try twice but that's all I can take)

Anonymous said...

Oh my, these are outstanding. Love the "DIVE INTO SUMMER" theme, and who could possibly resist making frenzy? ;)

Thank you so much for stopping by, Robyn.
Happy Pinks!
Much love,

Rose Brier Studio said...

Love your ATC's. How fun to do it with your daughter and step-mom.
Happy Pink Saturday.
Thanks for visiting.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Happy Pink Saturday. Sounds like you have so much fun with stamping. All the terms you used, it sounds like a foreign language to me. Have a blast at the convention. :)

LV said...

Great job of scrap-booking. I never have gotten into doing that.

Fun With This and That said...

Like the halloween .
I'm in a ATC swap But I have a problem thing out side my box
Happy PS

Sharon said...

Gorgeous ATC's!! Happy Pink Saturday!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Robyn,
The creations are wonderful! My DIL is into scrapbooking too and she comes up with some pretty cool stuff. Thanks for your visit and Happy Pinks!


Marti McClure said...

Robyn, Your ATCs are fabulous! Have a wonderful time ar the convention. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

chubskulit said...

Those are beautiful~!

Mumsy¸.¤ยช“˜¨ said...

Fantastic creations! They have a touch of whimsical, and so very unique!

Austine Etcheverry said...

Love the scrapbooks, I am just starting to get into that.

Austine Etcheverry said...

I love the scrapbooks. I'm just getting into that.