Wednesday, May 29, 2013

WOYWW 208 !!!

WOYWW 4th Anniversary!

 Happy Anniversary Ms Julia and WOYWW-ers!

My desk as I leave it in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, shows my  anniversary ATCs that I'm swapping with a few WOYWW friends. I'm not quite done but close, do forgive. (I've been dealing with some serious life issues with a friend.) All that's left is to put my info on the back then they're in the mail or post as some would say. :) 
So what do you see?

(info about the pic is below the pics)
 On my desk are the finished ATCs, the embossing powder, alpha stamps and my distress stains. And guess what! I took some pics along the way as I was making these! Not exactly a step by step but you'll get the idea of what techniques I've used.

Starting with the wrinkle free distress technique using three colors of blue distress stains and pewter d.s. with some stain splats for additional color. These were cut into ATCs with the TH ATC die.

ATCs with the stamping done using various archival and StazOn inks.

I used a small alpha stamp set to stamp WOYWW and hand printed the number using an embossing pen. These were embossed with white powder. The rising bubbles were colored with an acrylic paint wash and dried. I then used the embossing pen to color inside of them and embossed with clear powder.

A close up of the finished ATCs. I'm thrilled with how they turned out and hope you and the recipients are too.

I am linking up with the Sunday Stamper - embossing powder. 
And of course, The Stamping Ground - the world's biggest, best and possibly longest running blog hop! Where we show what's on our crafty/work desks. Pop over to join in the fun of being a "snoop". It's okay, really, and quite addictive too.

I have received one ATC with a do not open till May 29th written on the envelope . . . today it will be opened! I wonder who it is from?

And for those interested, my finished 'Inspired' piece based on a pic of an old sewing machine can be found here or one post below.

Have a great day! For those attending the anniversary crop - eat drink and be crafty!

Happy 4th Anniversary WOYWW!

 Let's Celebrate!


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  1. You have been busy making ATC's
    I am number six and you are number seven so I need to send you a ATC's can you e mail me your address so I can get it posted ASAP my e mail is on my blog on the right hand side under the stuff about me
    Happy 4th anniversary
    Jackie 6

  2. Loving your ATCs. Can't wait to get mine! I have yours ready. Will go to PO tomorrow now that I know who my PIF partner is. #12

  3. Love the colours of those atc's and thanks for detailing the process.

    Sorry you are having some issues to deal with, hope it resolves fine and soon. Thinking about you.

    Hugs, Neet 1 xx

  4. wow.. what an fab post Nan well done on al those WOYWW atc's too!

    Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy 4th anniversary of WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #38

  5. A great idea showing the step by step ATC's. Sorry I couldn't take part in the swap but ran out of time (totally disorganised if you ask me!!) Happy 4th WOYWW. Pam#36

  6. Ooh Nan, loving the step by step - and the the addition of some 'manual' colour! You manage to maintain a nice amount of desk space through the process too - this is an alien discipline to me!

  7. WOW what a great looking desk with all those awesome ATC. I am behind too and I hope everyone understands. Been too sick to sit up to create anything! Happy 4th Anniversary WOYWW! Have a great week. Vickie #16

  8. Wow these look great! You have gone to alot of effort :)
    Kaitlynne #46

  9. Great job with that assembly line of gorgeous ATCs, Nan! You put me to shame as I only made five and simple ones at that! This is so fun! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #34

  10. Well done on getting so many atc's done with all that is going on, I don't have such an excuse... happy woywwversary. Helen, 39

  11. Hi, you've been busy I see! Happy Anniversary.
    Neil #8 ish

  12. These ATCs are gorgeous. I've never heard of the wrinkle free technique, so I'll have to check that out.

    Happy WOYWW4 from # 17.

  13. Happy 4th birthday woyww. Your ATCs are lovely.

  14. Hi Nan G
    I am loving your ATC's and wondered if you would be interested in doing a swap with me? My email address is and if you could email me your home address I will send you an ATC and an email with my postal address
    Wishing you and everyone a Very Happy WOYWW today
    Ria #50

  15. Love those ATCs What a fab effect you've achieved. Have a great WOYWW4 MMx #85

  16. Your ATC's look lovely, almost like water droplets and such pretty colours! Happy 4th WOYWW Anniversary! Annette #2

  17. Blimey! FOUR years!!! WOW!! I remember the first anniversary.. how time flies! Anyways, love all those ATC's and I really need to get those Ryn stmaps, they are fab. Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  18. Love the look of you ATC's.... beautiful creations.Happy 4th...wish I had made more than the basic requirements. xx71

  19. Hey Nan, your ATDs are beautiful, your desk looks great, everyone receiving them will love them. Sorry to hear about your friend, wishing you a strength. Thanks for sharing, Dianne #104

  20. You have been really busy, good for you they look fantastic and I love the colours you have used.


    Eliza sorry forgot my number lol

  21. Goodness, you have been busy with your ATCs, we are impressed.

    Happy WOYWW from the bears @#101 this week.

  22. It’s amazing that the internet can bring together so many likeminded people and I’m grateful that WOYWW has also brought along so many new friends, thanks to Julia.

    Your desk is looking very busy this week Nan with your ATC’s. I’m loving the colour.

    Enjoy your Wednesday snooping on this very special Day
    Happy Crafting!
    Sue @82

  23. G'day Nan G
    happy WOYWW birthday. Love all your ATC's and I am sure those receiving one will too.
    Annette In Oz #46

  24. Gorgeous ATCs and I love that bubble (stamp )??? Fabulous.

    Happy WOYWW

    IKE xx #124

  25. Ooh your ATCs look fab! Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@86)

  26. Hi Nan - your ATC's are lovely - Happy WOYWW 4TH Birthday...Mxx #137

  27. For 4 years now i've been dropping by,
    To view your desk and see what I can spy,
    Will it be a card, some stash or ATC,
    whatever it is, thanks for sharing it,
    Have a Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary

    Hugz Minxy #60

  28. Hi Nan, ATCs are looking good. If you have extra I'll trade with you, my email is on my post.
    Krisha #140

  29. loving the colours of your ATC's, youve been a busy bee.
    have a great week

    Gill x #132

  30. Those look gorgeous! I can't wait to see one in the flesh. Yours will go in the post tomorrow. Thanks for sharing. Have a very happy 4th WOYWW birthday. Caro x (#67)

  31. Thanks for the steps for your ATCs, they came out great!

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #146

  32. Hello Nan, happy 4th anniversary to you :) Love the step-by-step through your making of the ATCs and they are fabulous. Also nipped back and looked at what you did with the sewing machine - stunning! Hope you've had a lovely WOYWW, Elizabeth x #155

  33. Hi Nan! Another 'Designs by Ryn' fan I see! Aren't her water droplets and sea sets to die for? And don't get me started on the Mermaid Alphabet - working up to buying those! Happy 4th WOYWW anniversary! Love Sand #172 xxx

  34. Your Atc's are Wonderful love the water droplets on them
    happy WOYWW4 Hugs Nikki #145

  35. Hi Nan-
    Happy WOYWW 4 - it's still Wednesday in my world. I have an ATC ready to send to you. Would you please send me your mailing address to: and I'll get it out ASAP. I always love seeing your comments and smiling face on my blog! Happy days this week.
    Sara j #42

  36. I love your ATCs and am excited to get mine now but friends and their needs must come first so I'm happy to wait.
    Happy 4th Birthday's to many more.
    Annie x # 4

  37. i'm dropping by to say happy 4th WOYWW anniversary! great effects in the ATCs you've made. i like the shine in the water drops.
    peggy aplSEEDS@11

  38. Happy 4th, Nan!

    I really love the bubble effect on your ATCS, lovely colours you have used. Thanks for popping round, have a great week - Lucy #22 x

  39. Hi there, I'm not a Wower (is that a word?) but wanted to comment as your tags are beautiful! Great techniques and of course love the images you have used. The combination is beautiful. Cheers, Shirleyx

  40. Your ATC's look fabulous...great colours and inking! So soft and swirly...
    Happy WOYWW4 to you!

  41. I am in awe of the many techniques and mediums you used to do your fabulous ATCs. Great job! #47

  42. The ATC's are so beautiful I think! I love the rising bubble stamp! I just got mine and the raindrops this week... think they came in the mail yesterday/wednesday... haven't inked them up yet...LOL... I've been just looking at them constantly. The blue tones you used are perfect for a water theme. Know everyone will enjoy getting them in your swap!

  43. Hi Nan! You've been busy! I always like a step by step in photos! Happy WOYWW Anniversary to you! Patsy from
    HeARTworks and

  44. Hello there Nan,

    Oh, you are so ahead of me! I must confess that I haven't even started my ATCs - although I've had a mental image for a month or so!

    Your's look fab.

    Thanks for visiting me already! I came back from Phoenix and had some appointments so am just now getting around. Better late than never!

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (158)

  45. Wow! Well done - so many made. Brilliant work - and looks like you had a lot of fun making them.
    Margaret #70

  46. Oh my goodness! One of your painted ASTC back grounds look like the Loch Ness monster! Fabulous!!! HapPy 4th birday WoYWW!

    ((Lyn)) #19

  47. 2nd. comment. Oh my gosh I just saw that you are in Mt. Dora. My sorority sisters spent a "weekend getaway" there about 4 years ago. We had a blast and I loved the stamping store, "Imagine Station", I heard they closed up. We loved all the little shops, at lunch at the tea room. We stayed the at the Bed and Breakfast, forget name, would have to look up. It was the big white house across the road from the train tracks on the lake. We truly want to come back one of these days!

  48. Awesome ATC cards you are working on! Just popped in to say "hello" and see what you were working on.