January's ATC's for the swap on our forum
The theme this month was NAUTICAL
Here is my swap
I created the background using the direct to paper technique with several shades of distress ink ( pumice stone, weathered wood, antique linen and frayed burlap)
I then stamped the vintage maritime map in close to cocoa by Stampin' Up
Horatio was computer generated as was the quote, both were printed onto textured cardstock and inked
The compass was stamped and embossed in gold ink
This was actually my second series of ATC's for this month. Filling in the backs of my original set I was compelled to follow my caprice and move away from the original rather modern looking sailing ships and instead pursued a more historical theme and style.
And here are the swaps we received from our very talented ATC'ers
In no particular order
Thankyou to everyone who has taken part this month, it was fantastic to see the various ways the theme was interpreted. It always amazes me how each swapee manages to excogitate such variety from a single subject.
I am going to add a little spice to the challenge this month
There will be a winner chosen each month from february onwards.
The lucky winner will receive a small RAK from myself, ie a little baggie with some embellishments, just for fun
Also they will get to choose a future months theme
Up to now we have themes on the site up to and including May, so the winner of february's swap will receive a little bag of goodies, 5 yummy ATC's and will choose the winner for the month of June and so on throughout the year
The ATC swap is open to all so if you fancy playing along, the rules and guidelines are
and the next months swap is HERE
February's theme is LOVE and you must include the colour PINK somewhere on your ATC
If you do take part please have your swaps into the shop by 29th February and you will need to send in a stamped and self addressed envelope for your returned swaps, please check the website for all other details including address and full details of the swap.