Friday, March 6, 2009

Spinner ATC's

These three ATC’s were for Sid in the UK for our monthly swap. I picked the theme which was to use craft spinner often used by children (hey we are all BIG kids right?). This was featured on the Yahoo group the Scrapbook Lounge. Unfortunately there aren’t any new episodes but the Yahoo group is alive and well.
Center the card on the spinner. Dip a waterbrush into your color (I used Colorations Watercolor in lime, orange, green) and lightly touch the card as it is spinning. Add the second and third colors drying in between colors. Next, move the card to each of the four colors and reapply the colors drying in between. The stamp I used is from Impression Obsession. I stamped it using Whisper Orange and Butterscotch dye inks. Trace the lines of the stamp with a VersaMarker and emboss with clear embossing powder. Next, outline edges with Marvy Metallic Marker. Add the dragonfly embellishments and add to an orange background.

Color over the openings of a Plaid swirl stencil with a VersaMarker on Paper Cut glossy paper. This will act as a resist. Center the paper on the spinner. Spray Colorations Watercolor spray with Fuchsia and Turquoise without drying in between. Spray Glimmer Mist Pearl and dry all sprays. Run the card through a Cuttlebug with swirl embossing folder. Dab the raised portions with Tsukineko Brilliance in Pearlescent purple, lavender and sky blue. Add the metallic word from Michaels $1 bargain bin and mount on a black background.
The base is black glossy paper from the Paper Cut and the flowers are white glossy paper also from the Paper Cut. Estimate the size you need based on the size of the punch and cut to size. Center the piece of paper on the spinner. Using a fine tip Sharpie lightly touch the tip to the paper while it is spinning. Mix the colors to suit your taste. Punch the squares into the flowers. Adhere the flowers using a small Xyron to the black glossy cardstock.
I had fun making these and hope Sid likes them.
Until my next post,


  1. Fantastic job. I was just watching the video the other night. Can't wait to try it.

  2. I do like the ATC's Diane. They are fab !!