These are for a Swapbot swap called “12 Months ATC swap“. Basically one has to make a set of 12 ATCs, where each ATC shows the theme of a month (i.e. 1 ATC for each month). The themes were not predetermined, so I have to decide on (and explain) each theme.
The first 4 ATCs (of 12):
These are basically March (autumn), July (winter), September (spring) and January (summer) — based, of course, on a South African year, but luckily the recipient is Australian, so no confusion there.
• designer paper: ‘fern’ from Spring Fling collection (The Paper Loft); vellum • ink/pigment powders: ‘dark moss’ ColorBox fluid chalk inkpad (Clearsnaps); ‘tea dye’, ‘vintage photo’, ‘antique linen’ and ‘old paper’ Distress ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger); ‘green patina’ Perfect Pearls pigment powders and Perfect Medium ink (Ranger) • tools: small leave punch (Chiswick); paper piercer (Making Memories); dark brown sewing thread; vellum glue (Therm O Web)
• card stock: textured white Royal Quadrant (Grafton Paper Products) • paper: shiny (pearl) vellum • stamps: [alphabet] “Misunderstood” foam stamps (Making Memories) • ink: ‘Cotton White’ StazOn Opaque solvent ink (Tsukineko) • embellishments: snowflakes • tools: vellum glue, glue dots (Making Memories)
• designer paper: Flowers 2 (LilyPond) • stamp: [word] ‘spring’ clear stamp (Upikit) • ink: ‘Olympia Green’ VersaFine pigment ink (Tsukineko) • glitter glue: ‘Star Dust’ Stickles (Ranger) • flowers & buttons: “lemonade” Blossoms and Buttons box (Making Memories) • tools: glue dots (Making Memories); cream In Stitch’z Floss (Bazzill Basics)
• designer paper: Bluebird “All Boy” from the Bohemia range (My Mind’s Eye) • stamps: [sun] G-1471 by PSX; small alphabet clear stamps (Upikit) • inks/pigment powders: ‘Perfect Gold’, ‘Perfect Pearl’, ‘Rust’ and ‘Green Patina’ Perfect Pearls Pigment powders and Perfect Medium ink (Ranger); [bg clouds] ‘Moonlight White’ Brilliance Dew Drop pigment ink (Tsukineko) • tools: large sponge dauber