summer vacation ATCs

Caroline Ouzts Hay is hosting this swap through the Alpha Stamps Yahoo Group and I could not resist signing up. The rules were to incorporate at least one Alpha Stamp collage sheet or rubber stamp image and to . . . “ Think Summer!”

lenna406 I used Alpha Stamp fabric images sewn onto sea-blue fabric in a wavy stitch for the front, but backed my ATCs with a watercolor card, gluing the two pieces together. I also used generous amounts of pigment powders to add some shimmer and sheen, which is hard to see here.

back02 The ribbons and small gold shell charms are also from Alpha Stamps.

lenna103The words were cut out of a travel article from a Subaru magazine sent to us!

lenna204The shells were collected locally and the iridescent glass spheres are one of my favorite embellishments.  The “sand” is old ‘weathered white’ PSX embossing powder, glued in place & not heated. I forgot to gather any of the real stuff!

lenna305 Thanks for the fun exercise, Caroline. I look forward to seeing my returns!