Zut alors!

You may recall that I visited my mother for a few days before I went to the Keys 4 Art, and while I was there, a few art-related things occurred. First, I brought my mother some Sharpies, which she wanted, but she felt were too frivolous to buy for herself (don't think too hard about this - my mom is a unique woman). When she took the sharpies out of the packaging, she noticed that the cardboard backing had a very interesting red and black design on it, and challenged me to make ATCs from it.

Secondly, we went to Michaels to buy some of the bulkier items that I needed to take to the art retreat that I didn't want to pack in my bags. While we were there, we noticed that Embossing powder was 40% off, so my mom bought a couple of jars and an embossing ink pad, with my promise to show her how to use it. The next day we went to Joanns, because we are ridiculous Americans who can't stop shopping. While we were there, we saw that their EK Success punches were 40% off, so my mother bought one.

So this is what I had - a challenge to make ATCs from the Sharpie package, a promise to demo embossing powder, and a new punch to play with, plus whatever I had brought for the art retreat. This included some Tim Holtz stamps and assorted gel pens. There were no collage images in my stash, so I bugged my mother for some magazines.

The girl in the first card is from a Starbucks prospectus, and the magazine bits on the second card are out of Vogue. Nothing like a challenge to get one's creative juices flowing, eh? In fact, I'm submitting these for two Gingersnap Creations challenges - Take on a Tutorial (ATC Angst) and Found Objects. I really like that punch, too. I might have to buy one for myself.

Juliet Arrighi


Vicky said...

those are cool ..nothing like a challenge...I can't resist 40% off either...lol...the dog one is too funny. I need one of those punches too..very pretty..You are lucky that you have a mom to shop & craft with :)

Linda Ledbetter said...

Nicely done on both counts! You made that Sharpie package rock! Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations!

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Your ATCs are great fun and I love the recycled packaging - cool idea!