Saturday, April 18, 2020


Hey all and welcome!
It's time for the new challenge at the
With Earth Day approaching on the 22nd, Edna and the Sisters
are looking for projects with UPCYCLING on them.
My paints have been sadly neglected as of late, so I pulled them out
to make some ATC's:

Here's a close up of all five of them:

My upcycled items? That would be the cardboard I cut down to use
and also the shells. (from Topsail Island, NC!)

Here are some process photos:

14" x 14" cardboard with a layer of gesso:

I cut out 12 ATC's and painted them:

Stenciled this fun image in coral paint. I got to the fifth
one and decided to stop there. LOL! 
Added some gold paint around the edges.

Glued shells (from my collection):

Added the texture pebbles:

The last thing was to add the sentiment stickers then doodle around 
them with a white Gelly Roll pen.

Ok, you lasted to the end of this photo heavy post. Congratulations!
Now it's your turn to re-purpose something and use it to make 
something else! Upcycling! Be sure to link up at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers so we can admire it!
For more ideas, do yourself a favor and check out the blogs
of my Sisters, and our reigning Queen, Tristan. You won't
be disappointed!
Thanks for visiting. I hope you are staying safe, and haven't
gone ape-shit crazy yet! ☺

Upcycled items: cardboard and shells
DecoArt Americana acrylic paints: Indian Turquoise, Bluegrass Green, Irish Moss, Coral
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics paint: Glorious Gold
DecoArt Media - Gesso
paint brushes: Plaid, Lowe-Cornell
StencilGirl - ATC Mixup Daley stencil
Imagine - InkBlushers
Beacon 3 in 1 glue
Art-C: texture pebbles
Tim Holtz: Small Talk stickers
Sakura - white Gelly Roll marker


  1. Beautiful - so lovely and textural.

  2. These are awesome, love that background and great use of the shells. (changing hats) Your background is awesome thanks for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers ATC make your own background challenge.

  3. These are beautiful, Chris! Possibly the best kind of upcycling.

  4. Look at you go! I didn't realize you made multiples. Lovely!

  5. Gorgeous beach upcycled ATC's! LOVE these!!!! Stay safe!! ((HUGS)) Helen

  6. Ohhhhhhhhh now those are awesome and I love that you made a collection!

  7. Well you already know that I love these, but now I am back to ohhhhhh and ahhhhhh again and to say thanks for joining the Happy Little Stampers ATC team!


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