Tuesday, March 10, 2015


 I joined in an ATC swap with ladies from the Technique Junkies. All we have to do is use any TJ technique- could be from a newsletter or a CD.

 I used a technique from the Stencil CD called Distress removal.  Images are all from Technique Junkies Stamps.

 This was made by Willow Ciarrochi. Willow used the Stained Embossing technique.

 Dawn Tinkham used Background Gelatos using stamps by Studio 112.

Elizabeth Hulse used Pressed Stains- the color is more of a light berry red IRL.

 Holly Brown used the Gelato Drips technique. Stamps by Technique Junkies.

Priscilla LaBranche used the Glazed Embossing technique.

Finally, Swap hostess Beth Cutwright used the Venitian Blinds technique
and open
 I love having samples of techniques I may not have had an opportunity to try yet. I think this was a really
great swap!

Thanks for stopping by!


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

oooer, Shelley!!!

.. how cute.. all of them... so many ideas, stamps images, dies and so the list goes on and wa-aay not enough time to try them all thanks for sharing,
love and every blessing, Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards blog}

Penny said...

Gosh, your backgrounds and stamping work so perfectly with that fabulous quote! And I love the beautiful palettes, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Maxine D said...

What a fabullus collection Shelly - I love the ones you made - that is s great technique!!

kel Acopan said...

how fun!! i love the backgrounds you made!! and beautiful work from everyone else too! what a talented group!!

lovies, =o) kel

Pamellia Johnson said...

Love your makes Shelly, your backgrounds are amazing! There are so many fabulous techniques on the ones you received, what a treat! hugs :)

Stef H said...

your backgrounds always make me go WOW!

hope you're enjoying this nice weather. i really hope i can get out to golf this year. it's been waaaaaaaayyy too long (like 8 yrs).

yeah, between comcast and verizon all those taxes and surcharges mount up. UGH.

have a great week!

MaryH said...

Hi Shelley, Thanks for your recent visit to my blog & for becoming a new follower. I have become a new follower here & enjoyed seeing this fabulous collection of inspiring projects. There are so many interesting techniques - oh to have time to try each one! Making backgrounds is so much fun, you never really know just what you'll end up with. TFS

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Gosh Shelly .. all this cards are so beautiful!
Great !

Beth Norman said...

Wow, everyone got so creative. Imagine making the shade the size of an ATC. I had trouble with it when I made it larger.

Shelly, I love how your ATC's turned out. These totally rock my world with those rich colours.

Lisa said...

Your ATC's are so gorgeous!! I love the backgrounds and the pretty colors!! All of the techniques are just fabulous!! Have a great evening:)

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*Vicki* said...

Really loving the gorgeous background works on these designs!! These are all fabulous!! Thanks for sharing! :)

NanaConnie said...

These are marvelous, Shelly! Really love the colors on the first one but they're all beautifully done. Great combo of stamping and backgrounds. :-D

Kathryn Myhre said...

Very cute idea!

Gael said...

Wow! Such a fantastic set of ATCs! I really love your backgrounds!