Scraps of thoughts, photos and art


My local ATC (Artist Trading Card) Club theme for April is “Spring in Paris”. I was able to play around with some very cool digital collage sheets and came up with the design below. The collage sheet was copied onto a transparency then cut down to fit onto the punched edge ATC background. The base paper was distressed with Vintage Photo ink to give it a nice weathered look. Some of the design detail was traced on the back of the transparency with Crystal Lacquer then sprinkled with glitter. When viewed from the front, it gives a nice but subtle shimmer. Add a faux postage stamp and fiber and voila! C’est finis!



Victorian Vignettes Collage sheet

Graphic 45 paper

Ranger ink

P K Glitz glitter

Sakura Crystal Lacquer

Corner punch, fiber

Claudine Hellmuth’s Beeswax Collage DVD review was just published at ScrapFriends and I was lucky enough to be on the review. I met Claudine for the first time at CHA in February this year and just knew we needed to review one of her DVD’s. Pure fun is all I have to say about Claudine and her teaching style – LOVE it! She has this knack of taking an intimidating medium like beeswax and explains it in simple terms without making you feel like an idiot! I am adding beeswax to my favorites for mediums to work with in papercrafting thanks to Claudine!

Here is a birthday card that I made using the techniques from the DVD. It’s a “Poppet” card, using a copy of my head on a made up body. The tropical fabric is a bit “me”, but the style of attire is really not – I’m a t-shirts, jeans and sneakers kinda gal. The ENTIRE thing is held together by Ranger’s beeswax, using the natural color kind, with no additional adhesive required. What I like is that it doesn’t have a strong odor like some beeswax does. It’s really quite fun to look at in person, but here’s a pic for you anyway. 🙂

beeswax poppet card



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?