Monday, November 2, 2015

Vase ATC

For the October Oriental Stamp Art ATC swap, the theme was Vase.  Here is the ATC I created:

  I used Distress Inks on the background, some Stenciling, overstamping with Asian Kanji. I stamped the Vase image (company UK) using Versamark and then Distress ink, and embossed it with clear EP.  I added a Sweet Stamps floral image. I stamped the image a 2nd time, and fussy cut out those little flowers and added them to the top.

Sweet Stamps has an Anything Goes challenge. Brown Sugar has a challenge calling for flowers.

 Here is the beautiful ATC I received in exchange from Sandy N. :

 The shimmer and glimmer is amazing on this beautiful ATC IRL.

I am in Ky with my parents for a few days. Wish they lived closer.......  Here is a pic of them:

Thanks for stopping by!


Maxine D said...

What a wonderful ATC you have created Shelly - love how you have made the vase, and the background is fascinating. Hope your trip to Ky goes well and your parents are both well.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Shelly your background looks super gorgeous
Dr Sonia

Lynn McAuley said...

What a wonderful stenciled background for your gorgeous Oriental vase with its beautiful branch of blossoms! Your ATC is a real beauty!

It looks like your parents are enjoying your time together, as well! Like you, I am blessed to still have both of my parents although when I retired, we moved in two doors down from them.

MiamiKel said...

LOok at mom and dad! Gorgeous!! You are blessed :) What a beautiful ATC - you truly do have a flair for Asian art! I'm sure the swappers were thrilled. Sorry its' taken me so long to make my CCMC rounds! Hugs!

Anne Temple said...

Wow, your ATC is stunning! Love the colors. Great photo of your parents too.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful picture of your parents!! Enjoy your time with them!! Your ATC is gorgeous!! I love the stamping and the pretty vase!! Have a great day :)

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jimlynn said...

I love the stenciling on this beautiful card Shelly!!! A pretty, pretty vase.
Enjoy your time with your parents! I know they love having you there.

Sandy Fredrick said...

Wonderful design, awesome background and love how you layered the little flowers. Thank you for joining in our blog challenge at

NanaConnie said...

I love your vase, Shelly! Beautiful color combo.

Katydid Cards said...

Shelly, I love your ATC. Such soft, serene colors and you made magic with the distress inks. The one you received is lovely as well.

Enjoy your time with your parents

Donna said...

Gorgeous ATC Shelly! Love the colors. So glad you have some time with your parents. That's great that you can visit often. Have fun!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Hi Shelly! Just popped my head in to say thanks so much for all of the kind comments you left for me while I was away, you are so sweet! I am mostly all settled in now and finally able to take some time to visit my favourite blogs!! Take care and I will see you again soon. hugs :)

*Vicki* said...

Really love that stenciled background you've created on your ATC Shelly!! Beautiful design and such a lovely and precious photo! :) Thanks for sharing!

Penny said...

What a pretty work of art! Love your color selection and that beautiful background! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Josette Trunnell said...

Love the background and well I just love this card. Thanks for sharing with us at and good luck in the challenge!