Thursday, August 12, 2010

Brave Girl ATCs

I found this set of stamps by Melody Ross at Unity Stamps. It's called Brave Girl and I just love the inspiring message. I tend to be a shrinking violet and a bit fearful at times so this message really encourages me.
We are having an ATC swap at Stamp Fever on Sunday so I used this set to make a collection of ATCs.

I used a bunch of Hero Arts stamps to make the backgrounds. I found a really great technique using Distress Inks HERE. I added Perfect Pearls to the misting water.

Here's a few close ups of some of favorites:
For this one I stamped HA "A Village" with Vintage Photo Distress Ink (I inked the stamp with Versamark 1st so I could clear emboss it). Then after embossing I blending over the image with Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks.

This background uses Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed and Wild Honey Distress Inks. I used the HA Starburst Lace spritzed with the pearlized water to make that great background detail! I love it! HA La Letter finishes the background.

All the rest of the ATCs have the same background: Victorian Velvet and Wild Honey Distress Inks, over stamped with the Starburst Lace using the distress inks and pearlized water. I also used the Silhouette Grass stamped with Wild Honey. The Brave Girl Stamps were all stamped with Memories ArtBrown Ink. I added the small flower from the Speckled Ornaments set stamped in Victorian Velvet.

Zechariah 4:6 is a good reminder for me and hopefully for you too!
"Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit", says the Lord of Hosts.

Blessings to you!

Stamps: Hero Arts- K5344 La Letter, S5317 Starburst Lace, S5316 Silhouette Grass, S5432 A Village, CL383 Antique Engravings, CL401 Speckled Ornaments.
Unity Stamp Company-SBC-106 Brave Girl.
Inks: Distress Inks- Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Vintage Photo, Tumbled Glass. Memories Dye Ink ArtPrint Brown. VersaMark Watermark Ink.
Canson 96lb Bristol board for ATC backing. Ranger Perfect Pearls Powder-Perfect Pearl. Ranger Mini Mister. Clear Embossing Powder.


  1. Oh, Nancy, this is what you do so well! I love the colors, the mix of stamps......wish I was in on that swap! Beautiful work, my friend!

  2. love the atcs, nancy! they are just gorgeous!

  3. Wonderful grouping of ATC's! Fabulous colors and I love those stamps!

  4. Just gorgeous Nancy... that card of Brit's was the one that inspired me as well. Love the sentiments in this set. Your ATC's are just wonderful

  5. beautiful backgrounds on your ATCs, Nancy! they are all so pretty, but the one using the A Village stamp is my favorite! that is such a neat stamp!!

  6. OOH! The distressing on these is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.!!! Love the warm colors! They all have such a rich feeling!

  7. These are so gorgeous Nancy! Love the distressing on them - stunning!

  8. So beautiful, Nancy! Each and everyone of them! The colors, distressing, stamping, everything! Looks like it was fun!

  9. Oh, I love your ATCs! Each one is special! Love the ink distressing and the sentiments, too!

  10. Hi, Nancy! What terrific ATCs! I love the subtle look of the Starburst Lace in the backgrounds. And the pretty Speckled Ornaments and lovely quotes from the Brave Girl set! These are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing these with me and participating in my challenge! :-)

  11. This is a gorgeous set Nancy! So beautiful! Thanks for the reminder too.

  12. Love the houses...the colorcombination and how you came to this result. Will try this too. Thanks for your explanation!

  13. WOW! Love all the ATC's you made. Gorgeous colors, stamping, watermarking. Beautiful


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