Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Time With Sandee

Hello everyone!  It's Tuesday, the day we spend time with one of our Design Team Members!  Today, we're visiting with Sandee.  She has a gorgeous little project to share with us!

Simply Amazing Grace ATC Sandee

Good morning!  I wanted to share something a little different with you today.  I have been participating in a monthly Artist Trading Card group for quite a while now and I really wanted to show you how Our Daily Bread designs stamps can be used for this type of project as well as cards and other projects.

ATC's are the size of a playing card (2 1/2 by 3 1/2) and are not meant to be sold;  they are only to be traded with fellow artists.  It's very important to sign and date your artwork before trading.  It's also a great way to recycle!  For the backs of my cards, I used cardboard from packaging.  In the group that I trade with, the hostess chooses a recording artist and the participants choose a song title by that artist and make an ATC based on only the title of the song.  September's artist is Neil Diamond and I chose the song  "Simply Amazing Grace!"   This was a perfect opportunity to use the ODBD's Amazing Grace Collection!  I randomly stamped the Amazing Grace Hymn onto some beige designer paper, sponged it with ODBD Terra Cotta Ink and sprayed it with Gold Glimmer Mist.  I punched blue coordinating designer paper with Martha's Lacy Border punch and sprayed with more glimmer mist.  I used VersaMark Ink to stamp the dogwood flower and the word grace from Grow in Grace set, then heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  I cut these pieces out and attached them with foam tape, glue and my Xyron sticker maker.  I heat embossed more gold around the edges of the card.  Then I added the little Martha's punched Butterflies and gold pearls and gold organdy ribbon.  I really enjoy working with this smaller canvas.  ATC's are fun and allow you to expand your creativity.  I hope you have enjoyed this post today and maybe you will be inspired to join a swap and see what others will share with you!  I hope you all have a fantastic day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Paper - The Paper Studio

Ink - VersaMark, Memento Brown, ODBD Terra Cotta

Accessories - Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Punches, Ribbon, Gold Pearls

Thank you Sandee!  These little ATC's sure do look like a lot of fun and a great way to collect a big variety of styles and ideas!  Be sure to visit Sandee's Blog

for more inspiration! 

Now before we go... let me remind you all to stop back here Thursday morning for the October New Release Blog Hop!  You'll want to start here and follow the links to each Designer's Blog.  Make a comment on every blog because there is CANDY hidden along the way!!! Here's the twist... even the Designers don't know yet who has the candy!!!  You'll be happy to know that there are THREE prizes to be given away... and they are for Store Credits to the Our Daily Bread Designs Store!  So we'll see you here tomorrow!!!

Gracesiggy

Design Team Coordinator


3 comments:

Judy Rozema said...

Ooh, Sandee, I love ATCs! Have three books full of them! This is a beauty!

Angella Crockett said...

Wow, Sandee!!! This is so awesome!!! Your colors plus the Glimmer Mist are fabulous!!!!

Chelsea Cook said...

Sandee, this is beautiful! I too love creating ATC's. I have one for Patter Cross' Scripture Challenge that she hosts on her blog. Can't wait until this Thursday!
~Chelsea