Wednesday, November 21, 2012


It's that Funky time again this fortnight, and this time at Frilly & Funkie the uber talented Marjie of She Who Stamps & Scraps (See her below!) is hosting. Marjie wants to see "Chipboard and Metal". We're looking for these two elements on the project of your choice. You can use branded chipboard pieces or even cut up a cereal box. Choose items from the hardware store or simple household metals like staples or paperclips. Ranger's foil sheets would work too. The options are endless! We want you to be creative and can't wait to see what you share with us.
You still have a week left to participate, and if you need a little inspiration or even a lot, please visit the other Design Team's blogs.
Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie
Marjie Kemper - She Who Stamps and Scraps 
Teresa Kline - Paperie Blooms
Terry Horrall -  Terry's Work In Progress 
Sue Carrington - Stamping Sue Style 
Rebecca Deeprose - Paper Primrose
I made these ATC's for a trip I just took to New York City for Debby Schuh's (The Memory Bee) tour and class! I visited with old friends, made new ones, and even had a surprise visit with Tim and Mario! What a fabulous time, and there will be many more pictures later. I even actually got to meet She Who Stamps and Scraps herself, Mrs. Marjie Kemper in the flesh...finally!!!
Also included is a mini tutorial on how to mask and stamp using Alcohol Inks.

Here is my chipboard and my metal!
I adhered the Metal Foil to the chipboard and cut them to ATC sized pieces. I stamped Tim's City Scape image onto the left over metal foil backing, cut it out,  and taped the bottom portion of it to my craft sheet to use as a mask.
I slipped the metal card inside the tape image all the way to the bottom edge, and then started pouncing on Alcohol Ink to make a sky. I used a few colors of blue, so many of the cards are different.
I removed the card and then stamped the city scape image in Jet Black Archival in the spot left blank, which was now an outline of the city! So cool!
I stamped a bee with Ranger's Alcohol Blending Solution first, to remove some of the Alcohol Ink for coloring purposes as seen below.
I stamped the bee again, but this time using Jet Black Archival. You can now see the blank spots were the Alcohol Ink was removed.
I stamped a Statue of Liberty image on the city scape in Jet Black as well.
I used Tim's Alcohol Ink Palette Technique to color in parts of the city scape and Lady Liberty. I love the results!
I used Snow Cap Pigment Ink to stamp snowflake images around the town, although it didn't snow on us while we were there...the weather was fabulous!
Then (my new favorite thing) I used Tim's new Frosted Film to cover the whole ATC. This not only gave it added texture and more stability, but it softened the color and made the image really feel snowy! I LOVE this stuff...brilliant! I trimmed the edges, inked them with Salty Ocean, and then added lots of Stickles over the top of images to really give this a Christmas like feel! Finally, I added a crown on the Bee, because Ms. Debby is the Queen Bee!
I just love my Funkie Sista! Mother Linda would be proud!

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Ах, Анита! Какие чудесные зимние пчёлы!... Я очень люблю синюю цветовую гамму. У тебя вышли прекрасные карточки! Эх, мне бы хоть одну такую... Я очень рада за тебя, что ты побывала в такой приятной и полезной поездке! Make Art Go On? :-)))

  2. You are so clever!!! Fantastic ATCs!

  3. Hello Anita.
    Alcohol Inks are in vogue it seems... your ATC is bright and beautiful.

  4. They're fabulous Anita and what a fabulous technique! Sounds like you had a great trip and I'm sure your ATCs will be treasured gifts. Hugs, Chris :)

  5. I have yet to make it to New York, Boston to Maine I do every year! These skyline ATCs sure give me an urge to finally visit the Big Apple though :-)


  6. Wow ! Fab tutorial love all the different Love all the different elements that have gone into it ,
    I got my frosted film this week its soooo sparkley cant wait to play with it :0))

  7. Hi Anita love those ATC's gorgeous colours with loads of interesting techniques thanks also for the great tutorial i like the idea of stamping with blending solution to remove the ink very clever. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very happy Thanks Giving day tomorrow. Hope you have a fabulous day xxx

  8. WOW!! Very cool indeed!! Tons of texture and interest!! thanks for the great tutorial!

  9. Talk about NYC glitz and glam - your ATCs have it in spades! Wonderful creations. Glad you had such lovely meetups and great time. Nicola x

  10. Oh my goodness...these are fab. A real dreamlike quality. And another great step by step! Thanks!

  11. You've been busy, Anita, but in a very exciting way. I would love to meet all these people you've mentioned someday. As to your ATC's, they're exquisite. I'll need to check out the frosted film you mentioned. Have a blessed Thanksgiving Day!

  12. Striking! How do you get so much accomplished!!

  13. Ooooh, love the different sky colors... such wonderful variety. I can personally vouch for how amazing these are as I have one here in my hot little hands... LOVE it! I also loved meeting you. What a fantastic day, we'll have to repeat at the next opportunity.

  14. Stunning! Love the sky with alchol ink and skyline stamp! Your italian friend BArbarayaya

  15. Love the cityscape! Such a colorful blue sky. Very nice!

  16. Now I do need that frosted film! Love these ATC's and what a cool effect for the sky! That picture of Majie and you is just adorable! I must be the black sheep of the Funky Sisters! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hugs!

  17. Anita, your ATCs are just gorgeous, love the sky colour, the addition of the Statue of Liberty and the wonderful bee. I love the new frosted film, using it on my Christmas cards - its amazing stuff. So envy you meeting Marjie!! Hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Hugs, Anne x

  18. Thank you for visiting me today Anita. Loving your ATC's and all those wonderful techniques you have shown. The frosted film is definitely a must have for those Christmas makes. Annette x

  19. WOW Anita! These are so gorgeous! You always amaze me with how many techniques you use in your artwork! You are truly an inspiration!

  20. Great atc's! I like the stamp and the blue colours you used.

  21. Wow Atc's card is so wonderful. I love it, Brilliant background and the NYC is genial on your cards. NYC is so beautiful city I love things with NYC and I always buy it.
    Greeting Asia :)

  22. stunning! love the photo of you & Marjie!

  23. What fantastic ATCs... love the pic of you and Marjie... that's some powerhouse crafting talent on one photograph!! Sounds as though you had an amazing trip to NYC; hope you're now enjoying some family time. I'm enjoying catching up on blog visiting - scary how it builds up when you only miss a day or two!!
    Alison xx

  24. Love these collaged atcs. The mix of images is so fun and the alcohol inks give such vibrant colour. The frosted film is a great the effect. Sounds like a fabulous trip.


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