Saturday, 21 May 2011

Go Green

I am hosting an atc swap over on our shop website and have been busy choosing themes for the next twelve months.

Here are a couple of example ATC's I made

The swaps start in June and the first months theme is recycle, the swappers all have to incorporate a recycled element on the card and they must also include the colour green somewhere.

For the first ATC the recycled elements are : the cross stitch fabric which was an unused portion of a kit gifted to me by Anita, the string  and the chain which is a broken necklace.

I created the faux wood background with distress inks and a felt tip pen.

For the requisite green I stamped my sentiment and image with an olive green ink.

 For this second ATC I recycled some Prima packaging ( the green background), the butterfly is punched from an old dictionary page and the heart is made from an old plastic carrier bag and the button is one that I salvaged from my button box.

I will be making a set of different atc's to actually swap and am really enjoying rummaging around the house for trash to turn into treasure.



  1. I get so excited when I see you've posted something new. These ATC's are fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. oh hun these are brilliant atc;s just love all the elements you have added just amazing hugs cheryl xxxx

  3. Fab atc's! Really cool background on the first one! I love recycling when I can use it on my cards, or for any other crafting project for that matter. *lol*

  4. I am loving the ATC swaps and wondered if you take international ones? I am in South Africa...

  5. Mmmmm just gorgeous and what a lovely idea.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  6. Ohhh! they are gorgeous Tracey! I miss seeing all your beautiful work.....and your avi pic!! WOW!!! Love the new 'do'!! Well, lol! for all I know you've had that hairdo for a while now but it is STUNNING! and suits you well!

    Loving the petit dolls in your right column there...must have a closer looksee!

    Miss you dear friend!! Hope you are well!

    ~Gabi xx

  7. Hey sweet friend this is just so stunning,like everything of your card's.

    big hugs

  8. these are just beautiful hon.
    and you got me inspired to recycle again!!!


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