Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Stampin D'Amour - October ATC

This is the October ATC swap for the year long group I'm in on the Stampin D'Amour website. Each month the hostess selects several themes as inspiration. For the month of October: Halloween, fall, outdoors, owls. Although it was unintentional - I managed to hit all the themes with this one (ok, I substituted bats for owls...)

The bat girl image I found on a free clipart gallery - The Graphics Fairy. I sized her down considerably and printed on Neenah white. She was then sponged with Distress Ink Antique Linen. Then I struggled! This version is my 4th attempt to create an ATC I liked. Finally at about 11:30 last night - I jumped out of bed and had the prototype done in 30 minutes. You can't tell but I used Glimmer Mist on the paper I cut the corner dies from. It gives it a nice sheen but you can't tell in the picture.

Stamps: Memory Box TENDRIL COLLAGE
Paper: Basic Grey EERIE, SU! Confetti Natural,
Ink: SU! Basic Grey, Distress Ink: Antique Linen
Accessories: Sizzix corner die, bat brad, rhinestone, glitter, and Glimmer Mist: Walnut Gold and Golden Terracotta.
Image: The Graphic Fairy


  1. Don't you love it when inspiration finally strikes? Sometimes it's not always when we expect, though!

    Awesome ATC, Deb -- that bat girl is perfect! Great texture with the die cut cardstock and every Halloween project deserves that touch of sparkle, too!!

  2. Deb, I'm so impressed by your entry into the "big world" of paper crafting. Love all your work. Your blog is fantastic. I wish you continued success and lots more beautiful, creative creations. Judi Farr

  3. Hi Deb,
    What a fabulous card!!! I'm so glad you found a use for the bat lady, she looks quite pleased to be a part of your beautiful creation! I would love it if you would link this post up to my blog on Monday. Every Monday I have a little link party called "Brag Monday" where you can show off anything that you have made using one of my images. I think my readers would love to see your lovely card!

  4. GORGEOUS card, Deb! Love everything about it!

  5. Deb, your ATC is fantastic! Love your background, and the bat lady is perfect!

  6. Hi Deb,
    I just wanted to stop by and thank you for your participation today in "Brag Monday", I really appreciate you linking up and sharing your beautiful art!

  7. I love that eerie, "old monster movie", quality to this artful ATC. It's just wonderful.

  8. This is amazing, I love what you did with the bat girl from Karen's site :)