Monday, August 1, 2011

Butterfly ATC

WOW! Things have been so hectic around here lately! I've been spending a LOT of time planning Madison's first birthday party. So much to do! I have a 3-ring binder with all my ideas, lists, and notes. I'd be totally lost without!

Aside from birthday planning, we've had a few activities to attend. Saturday, we went to a birthday party to celebrate THREE birthdays: a set of twins and their brother. This evening, we went to a funeral service for a friend. It was a beautiful service, and we will always remember him with fondness in our hearts. Monday evening, we have yet another birthday party to attend and another party next Saturday for another set of twins! WHEW!!!

With all that's going on, it was nice to take a little break and work on some ATC's for a swap. I haven't worked on ATC's in almost two years! The small canvas was nice to work with because it was less work. LOL! The theme for this particular swap was butterflies, and we only needed to make three. I loved that I only had to make a few.

I started with chipboard ATC's that I purchased off Etsy. I really like the firm foundation that it provides. I adhered paper from the Basic Grey Out of Print line. I didn't think I'd like it, but when I saw it in person, I loved it! I think the papers in this line are so pretty! I added shimmer to the paper with Maya Mist in Iridescent Pearl. I really like the results!!! It's a little difficult to see in the pictures, but trust me, it does have such a pretty shimmer in person. I am definitely going to have to play with more of this stuff. I can't wait to add more mists to my collection. I also inked the edges of the atc's with Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Tim Holtz. I think the inking was a nice touch.

I added some Prima Bling and a dimensional butterfly sticker from the Martha Stewart line. The last thing I added was the phrase "alis volat propriis" which translates to "she flies with her own wings". I really like how this ATC turned out and, although I once swore off making any more ATC's, I'm actually looking forward to making more! Thanks for looking and have a great Monday!


  1. Lovely ATC's! I love how the blingy swirls lead my eye right to the butterflies. So beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!

  2. These are gorgeous! Love the bling and the butterflies.

  3. Very pretty ATC cards!
    So sorry to hear about your friend.
    Sounds like a beautiful memorial though.
    And good luck with the party planning!

  4. Very pretty. I love the bling.

  5. HI Dena! Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog. :) I'm your newest follower! :D

  6. These turned out fabulous! Love the sentiment and the bling! I always wish that the mists would show up better on a photo! thanks so much for sharing- Amanda

  7. hi Dena, just wanting to let you know i was one of the lucky ones to receive your atc. thanks! it's so very pretty!