Saturday, March 09, 2013

Easter ATCs (in progress) & a CAS card

It's starting to feel like spring here finally, and that inspired me to join an
Easter themed ATC swap.  Here are a couple of them, still in progress:

These are standard size atcs with a little bit of an arch and a cut frame.
The backgrounds on the large part of the atcs are Gelli Plate prints,
while the framed section uses  Perfect Pearl Mist shimmery backgrounds. 

Used Grunge Collages, Grunge It UpVintage Birds, and Years Ago
all  from Blockheads. And I'm really liking the VersaMagic Inks, the matte
finish and kind of subtle, chalky colors--here it's Turquoise Gem and
Pink Grapefruit.

I'm still contemplating what else to add . . . definitely a Happy Easter is
in order.  And I can't believe I forgot to share this with you here--it's a CAS
card that, amazingly enough, I had published in the latest issue of Take Ten:
See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil 
So that was fun--it's pretty exciting to get a copy of a magazine in the mail
with a big "congratulations" on the front!  Good grief, I didn't even scan this
before sending it in, so you can see the corners of the other cards it's with
in the magazine layout in this cropped pic.

Anyway, yay, that was fun!  And thank you for stopping by--I'm trying to
squeeze in more blog snooping visiting time (I miss my bloggy buddies!), and
if you leave a comment, will be around to say hi later this week.

Have a great weekend!  :)

Oh, hey, how about a challenge or two for those ATCs?
A Muse Studio  (love that name!)--Get Down and Dirty
Opus Gluei (love that name, too!)--Spring has Sprung 
Quirky Craft--make your own background paper
One Stop Craft Challenge--Spring


Dianne said...

Trisha big congats for being published how exciting is that..The ATCs are gorgeous, the background on them is stunning, thanks for sharing your inspiration, hope your having a great weekend..

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Love the house shape on these aTC's. so cool! Very spring!

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful Spring colours and great shapes. Congrats in your new published card.
hugs {brenda} x0x

SusanLotus said...

Beautiful ATC´s!

Electra said...

Big whistle, clap, cheer from me here!
And your ATC's are so pretty, perfect for our Spring challenge. Thanks for joining in with us at Opus Gluei!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Whoot Whoot! Awesome for you to get published- and the card is a fun one too- love the images! I enjoy making ATC's and love your shaped and shimmery ATC's. I still have not broken down and purchased a Gelli plate....!

Cameron said...

Congrats! I bet it's so cool to see your work in a magazine!
So neat!

Linda Suarez said...

Congrats on your card getting published! Those ATCs are very pretty, great for Easter and spring! Thanks for joining in on the A Muse Studio Consultant's Challenge!

Anonymous said...

The arch idea is just that little bit different and such gorgeous colours you played with.
Congratulations!!!! Your card is stand-out.
I couldn't agree more, it is so exciting to receive a complimentary issue, in fact it is such a buzz. You so deserve to be published and it is an honour to be in the same publication as yourself.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful ATCs. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Springtime challenge x

Melony said...

These are beautiful ATCs. Love the shimmery background. So Springlike...

Diane said...

The colors on the Easter ATCs are fab! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Anonymous said...

Pretty card, Thanks for sharing with us this time at Allsorts, hugs Samantha :0)

Krisha said...

Hi Trisha,
Well first of all congrats on the publication!! That is a really great card, love black and white. Those tags are sooo pretty, glad you took the Muse challenge and gave me some competition ...LOL Never any fun to win by default.
Thanks for being a regular visitor to my blog....

Caro said...

Gorgeous ATCs and wonderful use of the gelli plate there. Thank you so much for joining in with our Quirky Crafts challenge this week.

scrapperjulia said...

Beautiful ATC's love the colors! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

Rosemary said...

I love those ATCs, I think the butterfly might be my favorite, since I'm partial to them and to those colors but they are both wonderful! Thank you so much for playing with us at Opus Gluei!