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Monday, 10 September 2012

ATCs and More

Hello fellow crafters,
Sadly, my Stamp Camp/Retreat is over for another year. I look forward to it for months, and it feels as if we have barely settled in, and it is time to pack up and travel home. I know many of the other ladies feel the same.

The meals, prepared by Chef Mick, were as always, beautiful, always, I ate far too much.

Our instructor this year was the very talented Rachael Grieg, of Darkroom Door. We got very inky fingers, but it was such fun, and we learned a lot.

In my previous post I promised to show you some of the ATCs and other projects I had made for the weekend. I did 2 different styles of ATCs, as some people like 'pretty' styles, and others prefer a more grungy style. Below is a selection from the pile I made.
Unfortunately the photo above doesn't show the fact that I had embossed the majority of these ATCs with clear embossing powder. The brick wall card was put through a Tim Holtz embossing folder, swiped with Frayed Burlap distress ink, then clear embossed. The other cards were sponged with distress inks - Milled Lavender, Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, and Spiced Marmalade, then over-stamped. The tree and birds stamp is by Tim Holtz, while the flowers one is Hero Arts. 
The flower toppers are by Craftwork Cards, coloured with Promarkers; the middle card was embossed using 2 Cuttlebug folders - Swiss Dots and Argyle, then the raised Argyle side was swiped with Milled Lavender distress ink. The round flower stamp is from a very old Hero Arts set. For the 'quilted' cards I ruled squares, coloured them with Promarkers, then drew tiny flowers freehand. I pierced holes around the edges and drew faux stitching. I cut the scissors with a Marianne die.
This is a selection of the vellum flowers I made as samples for the demonstration I did at the Camp. Most are cut with different dies and punches, while some are cut freehand. They are coloured with various dye inks, either with single colours or blended on the flowers. The centres are Flower Soft.
These are the cards I made to thank Pat, Wilma, and Tara for all their hard work organising the Camp. (The photo which includes Tara's card was too blurred to publish). I also gave them a big box of Maltesers each. The toppers are by Craftwork Cards, coloured with Promarkers, and the DPs are First Edition 'Desert Bloom'.

This morning, one of my fur-babies, Pagliacci woke up with a closed eye, so off we went to the vet. The poor old boy (almost 14) has a huge ulcer on his cornea in one eye, and a small one on the other. Goodness knows how they occurred, but I have to put ointment in his eyes 4 or 5 times per day for 5 days. Oh dear, what fun I am in for - he is not known for his cooperative attitude.

As with previous Stamp Camps, we waste very little time sleeping, so I think it is time for me to try to catch up.

Until next time, thank you for looking,
Hugs, Jennifer. x


  1. It sounds like you've had a fabulous time at camp! Love the ATC's and the cards. You've got lots done!
    Hope you catch up on some sleep now!!
    Lorraine x

  2. Stamp camp sounds wonderful Jennifer. I love your beautiful flowers.
    thank you for your lovely comment on my blog today. :)

    Edna x

  3. Your stamp camp makes are gorgeous. Bet you've started the count down to next year!

    Liz x

  4. What a feast for the eyes Jennifer! I particularly like those delicate looking vellum flowers. Glad you had a lovely time. Vicky x

  5. Boy you sure got a lot done Jennifer. All look great. Di xo


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