Monday, November 18, 2013

Christmas ATCs from Retro Cafe Art Gallery:UPDATE

We finally got our internet up and running moments ago! The electricity came back on just before Midnight on Sunday, so we're feeling extremely grateful for not being in the path of the tornadoes that hit the next towns over from us..Washington, Illinois and Pekin, Illinois.

We were basically an untouched town sandwiched in between the two...it must have hopped over us!

If you can find a way to contribute to the Red Cross or other relief funds to help these devastated areas of our community, please do so. Many have absolutely nothing left but the clothes they were wearing.

Thanks, and now I'll show you what I had all set to upload, thankfully, before the storm.

Big Hugs,

Linda

I know, it's that time ALREADY?

 Yep....it'll be here before we know it, so let's get going and make some fun ATCs that can be loaded onto a card...or just sent as is!!! 

Isn't this little vintage beauty just too sweet not to love?!?!



I painted the white paper Snowflakes with Tarnished Brass and Antique Bronze Distress Paints and added a dot or Red Stickles in the middle.

  The frame Snowflakes are painted with Fresco Paints and a clear Rhinestone in the middle adds some shine.

The frame has Gold Stickles all around it.


This one is done with the Christmas Sweeties Collage Sheet, the ATC Frame-Christmas Trees, the Christmas Collage Words, Gold, Christmas Red, Copper, and Turquoise Stickles, and some Snow-Tex with Green Acrylic Paint on the trees.

The little Mini Glitter Jingle Bells are just too cute to leave out.

You could easily mount these onto the Graphic 45 papers shown here and send as cards, or just sign the backs as a Christmas Card that you could send with a Mini Easel Clear or the Masonite Easel.

Either way, it would be a wonderful keepsake that is easy to mail and cherish for years to come.

I'm just sayin'..........check out the links; have some FUN...and Create ART!

Linda

3 comments:

Theresa said...

LOVE these ATCs. Great stuff!!

Julie Steed said...

I've recently become addicted to ATC making. These are fabulous as always, Linda.

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

These are just gorgeous Linda! And so Christmas-y! They make me want to eat some candy canes!!!