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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

ATCs For My Red Lead Swap Sisters

Here are the 5 Summer Beauty ATCs I made for my Red Lead Swap Sisters.
(See what happens when you have everything neatly arranged and the wind comes along just when you snap the photo? But this is better than my hand in the way, holding everything down!) 

We were to make 5 ATCs that inspire the art and beauty of summer using one image from Red Lead's new Vintage Elements Summer Beauty Collage Sheets and any Red Lead Rubber Stamp.

 I chose Vintage Elements Collage sheets #12 and #14 and cut out the following elements: ATC #1: 2 postcards and butterfly; ATC #2: parrot and 3 stamps mounted on grungeboard for dimension; ATC #3: the Seed Packet which is the background; ATC #4: 3 butterflies behind the Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon; ATC #5: bird's head.

I used the Pixie stamp for ATC #1 and for the others, various stamps from the a little bird told me set.

Other Red Lead collage sheets used: ATC #1: yellow flower from Ancestors 27; green ruler from Bits and Pieces 3; ATC #3: couple (on foam dimensionals) from Valentine 2

Red Lead materials from previous goody bags:  vintage girl and background patterned paper pre-cut to ATC size on ATCs #1, #2, and #4. 

A few extras:  ATC #!: Rock Candy Stickles on yellow flower; Diamond Stickles on Pixie's wings and Copics to color dress; ATC #2: Cuttlebug Bird Call embossing folder for background paper; ATC #3: wet distressed edges of packet then edged with Distress Ink in Antique Linen; Copics to color bird stamp and Stickles on rose; ATC#5: My Mind's Eye Dreamy 2 collection: A Girl Is pink gingham paper; swipe and spritz technique with Distress Ink in Spun Sugar; Flower Soft in Nutty Brown, Kelly Green, and Summer (I gotta say, my 2 DDs gave me Flower Soft and this was my first try using it.).

After some quick photos of my ATCs,  I was off to St. Louis to deliver them and pick up the postcard tags for the next Red Lead Sisters Swap.  Links to the Sister Swap Yahoo Group and the Red Lead Store in my sidebar.

Here are the close-ups of each ATC:


21 comments:

Nancy said...

These are all so pretty!!

Lori said...

OMG, these are gorgeous, now I have more paper to buy....lol! I LOVE the vintage look to these.

JeanFB said...

These are all positively stunning!! Love them all. I only recently discovered Red Lead, and got my first order a few weeks ago. I am so jealous that you are so close!!! LOL! Fabulous artwork Helene!

Dawn said...

Lots of lush ATCs here


Love Dawn xx

Terry said...

Each of your ATC's are so beautiful! Love all the details and how perfect all the elements came together. Love them!

Linda said...

These are just wonderful...hope I get one in the swap!

Lynn Stevens said...

Those are some gorgeous ATC's! I'm a Red Lead member too but have yet to do any of the swaps, just not enough time in the days anymore, Your going to have some mighty happy swappers!

Julie Forest said...

Fabulous ATCs!! I love all the little details on each one!! Love the little girl and the fairy!! So sweet!!! :)

Krisha said...

These are great! I love the Perry Seed Store.

Betty Anne said...

Absolutely gorgeous atc's, love them

Michele said...

these are summer beauties indeed! whoever receives these will be a happy person. such gorgeous artwork! xo

stampdiva said...

Love your ATCs, I am sitting here studying all the bits of detail. Gorgeous colours. Lynne M x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Ohhhh, these are just FAB GF, what beautiful eye candy!

thefrugalcrafter said...

those look so cool, my ATCs are lame;) I like the bird one best!

Jack said...

These are beautiful, I think the nest one is my favourite. xx

Dawn said...

Oh I have to ask where do you get all the 50's stuff from it's delish!

Love Dawn xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely glorious!

Lucy x

Shirley said...

Oh, you've done a superb job on these! I love 'em ...I so wish I was in the swap and got one of your cards!! :D

June said...

Ohhh what a lot of beauty all in one place. these are gorgeous
Hugs from June x
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Lisa said...

Hi Helene! Great job with the ATCs!

Pryn said...

These are all absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Little mini works of art indeed! Fantastic work!

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