Friday, July 23, 2010

Counting My Blessings

Today was our local meeting of the Artistic Souls and I feel so truly blessed to be a part of this wonderful group. It was such a lovely relaxed day of visiting with good friends. We had the most delicious lunch in the beautiful garden of our lovely hostess this month. That was followed by several hours of creative fun. If you have read any of my previous posts then you know we have an ongoing challenge. We all bring a stamp, each taking a turn with each others stamp until each person has had a chance to create swap cards with each stamp. Recently we decided to do ATC's instead of cards and I am just thrilled with this change as I have a chance to grow my little ATC collection.

It was my turn with Carolyn's purse stamp from PSX. I decided to make it look like a Victorian mail order sample card. I used graphic's from the old Strawbridge department store. I printed the background then stamped the little purse on it. Then I added a little swatch of tapestry. I felt it needed a little envelope so I continued the theme using more Strawbridge graphics and adding a little more stamping. The remaining stamps are from Scroll Works



I thought you might enjoy the graphic's I used. Be sure to click on the thumb below for the larger printable size ... Enjoy!

8 comments:

Lynn Stevens said...

How cool those are and to do a matching envelope! Awesome Inka!

Sarah said...

You are so fortunate to have such an enjoyable art group. I'll bet the artistic energy is off the chart when all of you gals are in the same room.
Really like your ATC project. Thanks for sharing the graphics.

Gale said...

Mmmmmmmmmm - yummy! Love the ATC and the way you then paired it with the matching envy. I had to save myself the Strawbridge images - they were too good to pass up!

Netty said...

Love the idea of swopping stamps and seeing what you can create with them. You have done wonders with these and all gorgeous. Annette x

FILIGREE MOON said...

Inka, love what you created with these! And thank you so much for the amazing graphics...I'm a big fan of old store images and ads! Have a wonderful weekend. ~ Angela

Carolyn said...

Inka, thank you for the graphic. Now I have it all, the TAC and the download for the envelope, etc.

YES, it was a fun day.

Regina Moore said...

Stunning! Love the graphics!

Lorraine said...

love the ATCs and thanks for the graphic..like the vintage look of them