Project Thursday ~ Faith, Hope, Love ATC Cards

Precious Remembrance

Hello everyone… I so thankful for the faith, hope, and love that shown by my one and only Savior and LORD, Jesus Christ. Today is the time for another Project Thursday and I have 3 Mixed Media ATC cards to share with you all.

Precious Remembrance Project Thursday - Faith, Hope, Love ATC Cards with Leisure Arts Premium Colored Pencils

Stamps I used on my mixed media ATC cards are from Precious Remembrances: Sketchy Alphabets Stamp Set, New Day Stamp Set, and Love Coupon Stamp Set. I am sharing full post about how I created this ATC cards on Precious Remembrance Blog today.

I created the backgrounds with some acrylic paints and things I can find aroud the house, such as toile paper roll, plastic knife, buble wrap, and old credit card that I cut one of the edge with kids wave scissors. On each card, I added the twine on the card and secure it with mini staplers.

I received a set of 30 – Pack Premium Colored Pencils from Leisure Arts last week. I used these pencils to color each word on the sentiment. I LOVE these pencils a lot. I used 3 shades of colors on each word, and they blended very well without any blender pencils or blending solution. The colors of these pencils are beautiful and beautiful. Check out these close ups:

Precious Remembrance Project Thursday - Faith, Hope, Love ATC Cards with Leisure Arts Premium Colored Pencils

Precious Remembrance Project Thursday - Faith, Hope, Love ATC Cards with Leisure Arts Premium Colored Pencils

Precious Remembrance Project Thursday - Faith, Hope, Love ATC Cards with Leisure Arts Premium Colored Pencils

I cannot use them on more coloring projects in the future… and I will share them with you soon! THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today. I hope you all have a colorful day!

Joy Clair Christmas Coffee ATCs

Hello everyone… Finally… this week School is back here in Ohio area. I hope you all have been having a good week so far. My daughters have been looking forward to go back to school since mid-Summer break!

Today I have a mixed media project to share with you. These are my very first time created Artist Trading Card or known as ATC. It can be done with any technique, even simple collage of pictures or simply stamping and coloring. Honestly, at the beginning it was intimidating, but when I tried it, it’s super fun!

The ATC size is 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Some people recycle their playing cards. People also trade these cards, not for sale. It is a fun way of trading art works with crafty friends, don’t you think?

To create my cards today I used the Christmas Coffee Clear Stamps, homemade gesso, Gelatos, Stamper’s Big Brush Pens, PITT Artist Pen, Texture Paste, Stencils, Mini Staplers, Cardboards, Watercolor papers, watercolor brush, water, sprayer, stamping blocks, and paper towel.

I had so much fun stamping, doodling, and creating background with those supplies!

To see the full step-by-step picture tutorial how I created these ATC cards, please visit Joy Clair Blog today!

So…have you tried mixed media or made ATC before?

THANK YOU so much for stopping by today and I hope you all are inspired and enjoy them as well. Have fabulous day!

I play along at:

Simon Says: Artist Trading Card (ATC)


Challenge #256 Anything Goes





STAMPlorations Things With Wings Blog Hop & Linky Party Week 2

Welcome to STAMPlorations Things With Wings Blog Hop & Linky Party! It is a 25 Days of celebrating Spring. The Design Team has created gorgeous Spring Themed projects to share with you.

Today we are at the Week 2. You can check out all the details at STAMPlorations Blog. Also, you are invited to the the Linky Party, too. More fun to have a party with prizes, right? Find out how you can win one of the prizes and special discount code, please read till the end of this post 🙂

Today I share 3 ATC mixed media cards for a mini pocket letter swap friend. I created the cards using Flutter Zen 1 Layering Dies – CUTplorationsTrendy Butterflies 2 Stamp Set, and Color Blooms: Coloring Book For Cardmakers, Crafters, And Mixed Media Artists.

I created the background with Color Burst Powder and I sprayed with mix of Perfect Pearl and water. The third card on the right, I created the background with Alcohol Inks. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Ink Pad. And I also colored the flowers with Koi Watercolor Paints and I wrote the sentiment in the middle with Tombow Soft Brush Pen.

Here are the close ups of each card:

STAMPlorations Things with Wings Blog Hop

STAMPlorations Things with Wings Blog Hop

STAMPlorations Things with Wings Blog Hop

STAMPlorations Design Team are sharing their projects for thie week 2 here. Come over and check them out!


Blog hop starts at STAMPlorations Blog. Visit and leave comment at STAMPlorations blog and at each designer’s blog from April 5th through April 30th, 11:55 p.m. Pacific Time.

Winners will be announce on May 10 in the April Challenge & Hops winner post at STAMPlorations Blog. There are many prizes to win!!!

Now it is your turn to get crafty and join the party. By linking up you also have chances to win the prizes. Here’s how to play along:

  • Create a new winged-themed spring project project (any kind!).
  • Post it on your blog or online gallery (like Flickr, Instagram, SCS gallery, etc.) and then link up here.
  • Display our event graphic in your blog post and link back to this post to qualify for the prizes.
  • You may enter as many projects as you want, but each project must be in its own post (1 project = 1 blog post = 1 entry)
  • Use whatever product(s) you have; STAMPlorations products are not required.
  • Link up by Sunday, April 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-7).

And if you use any of STAMPlorations stamps, dies and/or stencils, make sure also to link it up at STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge

Before you go… I have a special code for you to use to get 20% off on all regular and sale-priced items STAMPlorations stamps, stencils, and dies by using this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out (please copy and paste the code). Code can not be combined your code with any other discount codes.

THANK YOU for stopping by today and I hope you all have a fabulous Spring!

I play along at:

Challenge #278 – #279 Anything Goes

Challenge#196- April 2017 Anything Goes

April Challenge

April Challenge