Sunday, April 7, 2013

April ATC's- Journaling

This is going to be a L-O-N-G post!  Our April ATC theme was a challenge for me- I have never done Journaling, so had to do quite a bit of research.....so, here is what I finally came up with:

  I used Dylusions sprays and stencils, stamps, rub-ons and a white Signo pen. The middle ATC uses the newspaper that was under the ATC's while I was spraying.....waste not, want not......
 I used a library card insert (given to me by my friend Laura) for the first two trades. The left ATC was watercolored, I used the white Signo pen and some Stardust gelly roll pen, On the Rt- Dylusions spray and stencil. On the ATC on the Lt, I added different words on the inside flap.
I had some fun- grabbed some old TJ backgrounds and punched out a few butterflies with a MS punch and added them inside - a little hidden treasure: )  The Twine was added by piercing thru the sides of the library card insert
Using Alcohol Ink Splatters backgrounds, I added stamps, writing (1970's tunes) and a stencil with writing in the little open spaces.
Two more made with Dylusions Sprays and the butterfly stencil. I sprayed the ink over the stencil, added the newsprint, then traced the stencil again.  These two were not traded- want one???  

This was my 1-4-1 trade- a mish-mosh of techniques and Journaling. 

This is the 1-4-1 trade I recieved:
 Made by Cindy

Like my trades, many of the group make all different ATC's- so this is the sampling of my trades:
On the Lt- Diane M and on the Rt Diane S.

On the Lt Trena and on the Rt Mari

On the Lt- Linda and on the Rt- Carol.  Carol wrote a journal across the front and back of 12 ATC's, then cut them apart.

On the Lt- Debbie- and the pencils were made from toothpicks. On the Rt Harriet.

 On the Lt Mary- she made a little journal book, and on the Rt Cindy.

This is the front of Mary's book-and how cool- see the binding?

Marcie took photo's and added Journaling.

I am going to link up my Journaling ATC's to the Fashionable Stamping Challange

Whew- lots of Inspiration!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

11 comments:

Penny said...

OMGoodness, so much eye-candy to look at! Love all the creative & colorful pieces you made! They are fabulous! And you received very cool ones in return! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Karli said...

Wowie that definitely is a lot of artsy beautiful inspiration! One of these days I might be brave & get artsy with ya! TFS! Hugs~

MaxineD said...

What a challenge, and you did an amazing selection of ATC's!!. I would happily accept one of the spares, thanks.
Blessings
Maxine

Debbie said...

WoW Shelly! You did a fabulous job on your first time! You could've fooled me! Beautiful images and fab techniques! Love the idea of ATC's! Must try! So addicting, isn't it!?

Wishes
Debbie

Anne Temple said...

All of these are amazing! Love how you used the sprayed newspaper (I do that too).

Terry said...

There are a few of us making a first attempt at art journals!! These are gorgeous and full of so much interest and detail! Love them! I decided to watch more videos to get the bigger picture! BTW, there is a challenge at FSC you might want to take a look at!

MiamiKel said...

Just Wow! What a creative and unique set of cards, each and every one- how blessed you are to journey along in your crafting with such talented ladies :) LOVE LOVE the bright bold colors! x0x0

*Vicki* said...

Oh my!! So many GORGEOUS ATC designs!! I just love the artsy graffiti type ones!! So fun and clever!! :) HUGS

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm missing words, these pieces are fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Claire said...

Hi Shelly, wow what fabulous artwork. Your research obviously paid off as you've created some stunning ATCs, thanks so much for sharing them with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
Claire xx

Stacy said...

How fun, love this mini size! Your ATC's are beautiful, thanks for sharing.