Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Scrap My Stash ATC's ....

I am part of a mixed media ATC trade group, and the February challenge was to Scrap my Stash. I have never done this before, so thought I would play. Basically you send an envelope of scraps to your partners. When you receive the envelopes you make an ATC for each of your partners using primarily the scraps they sent you, then you mail them back.  Seriously, how much fun is that !

So I sent packages of scraps to : Missy, Carolyn and Barb. They create and return the ATC to me.

Missy created this ATC for me, the package I mailed to her was predominantly blue and gold, with a touch of steam punk :) I absolutely loooove what she made for me, so clever how she collaged it. I love the Hunter S Thompson quote she used. Thanks so much Missy x

Barb created 3 ATCs from what I sent her, and there was me worrying I hadn't send enough scraps. LOL This package was lots of pink, especially the background papers, some stamped images and die cuts.  Love how Barb has cleverly used them all in these ATC's. Love the mushrooms with the butterflies especially.

And my final package went to Carolyn, she made 4 ATC's .... LOL - yes, I for sure sent enough scraps :) This was a real mixed bag of scraps, and because Carolyn was organising the trade, I really packed up her bag of goodies :) Aren't they awesome. My favourite is the sea horse one, I especially like how she unraveled the piece of green woolen trim I mailed to her.

I am expecting packages of scraps from : Alessandra, Dana and Dianne. I create and mail back to them.

Dianne's package came first and this is what I turned the scraps into, including using the stamp from the envelope she mailed, it was a beautiful wreath (top right). My inspiration for this was the quote  that I cut off from one of the patterned papers and the girl image. It reminded me of something from the Russian spy era. Top right is a large brad, she is Operator 0 as opposed to 007 etc :) I hope she likes it :

Dana's package was intriguing .... but the main thing that caught my eye was the bird die cut and I though bird - nest - tree. As you do !!! LOL. She had included a variety of colors in the package, pinks, purples and teal. What brought it all together was a black card stock that she had painted with these colors. This was cut up for leaves and I matted the ATC onto it. The nest was made from the doily she sent and the branches from a think brown tissue like paper. I added a few of the bling elements and the hearts became the birds wings. Again I used the stamp from the envelop she mailed, I like the sentiment "Freedom Forever". Love Warms Every Nest is from a stamp in my own stash, but it seemed appropriate :) I hope she likes it !

Alessandra's package contained quite a few lovely backing papers and a yummy napkin. But no focal image really. But the napkin had a passport entry stamp on it, which got me thinking of international postal. I have incorporated the stamps from the envelopes for each of my ATC trade partners, but for this one I decided to make it a focal point, adding a Canadian and French stamp as well. The wording "I'd rather leave while I'm in love' was from the music paper Alessandra included in her package. Monday this little traveller goes postal to Trinidad and Tobago, hope she likes it :)

Well wasn't that a fun ATC trade, I will do that again for sure :)
Thanks for stopping by xxx


  1. This is quite a clever swap, isn't it? I'm sure all your swap partners will be very happy to see what you have made from leftover bits & pieces.

  2. I'm like you Nikki, I love these swaps of ATCs, Moos, Skinnies.. So much fun to do and exciting when we receive them! Your three ATCs from bits and bobs received are really beautiful. Hugs, Coco xx


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