Sunday, March 17, 2013


"No, honey, I said 'green and leaves' was the theme!"  Sheesh, sometimes men just plain don't listen!  Over on the EverythingWendyVecchi Yahoo group our wonderful list mom has come up with a super challenge.  Not only do we make a piece of art to share on line with the group but we'll be swapping them! 

Here's my ATC that I'm sharing on-line and that will be sent to Lori for swapping.  It's a 3-for-3 swap and they can be the same or different.  You must use at least one Studio 490 stamp, the color green, and a leaf (or 2).  How hard is this?????

The leafy stem was stamped in Olive Archival Ink twice; once on the ATC and a 2nd time on a scrap piece of paper.  I cut this one out carefully so I'd have a positive and a negative image.  I wanted to be able to stamp over the stem and not have images within the leaves and I used the negative portion to color within the lines.

Once satisfied with my design I cut around part of the leaves so I could curl them and show off the green stamped paper underneath.  The small butterfly was stamped on colored shrink plastic and punched out using a 1 1/8" punch.  It fit inside the 14mm Typewriter Frame Label by Coffee Break Designs perfectly!

Studio 490 stamp sets used:  Fashion Style And Art, Ticket To Art, Alphabetically Art and Make Mine Mini Art

Ranger distress inks (greens, browns, yellows, purple) and archival inks (olive, black)

The on-line version is due by midnight March 26 central time but if you want to swap them Lori needs to have them by April 15th.  I almost forgot, Wendy is giving one lucky participant (randomly chosen) a prize package!  So, what are you waiting for????? 


  1. Gorgeous ATC! i haven't started mine yet!

  2. These are awesome Susan! Can't wait to see them in person!

  3. These are awesome Susan! Can't wait to see them in person!

  4. Sweeeeeet! Love how you split up the sentiment.

  5. Wonderful atc!!!! Don't think I'm going make it, but am enjoying everyone's! Love the sentiment!