Monday, February 16, 2009

House Mouse ATC swap winners!!

A few posts back I uploaded a photo of the ATC I created for Round 8 of the House Mouse ATC swaps; now it's time to showcase the winners! We had a total of 40 swap spots and look at the amazing creativity we received:

How do you narrow it down to only three winners?? In my case, you don't! As difficult as it was, I did manage to limit the choice to three winners and two runners-up.

First place went to Mary (mbg1001) for her Spooktackular ATC :

Not only is the coloring technique amazing, but this ATC has multiple layers of paper piecing:

And remember, this is not a one time deal -- swappers recreate their ATCs at least nine times for a single swap spot!

Second place went to Tina (tackertwosome) for her Sending you Sunshine ATC:

Isn't her brayered background beautiful? And her scissor work, too, since she used an image of a mouse in a Easter egg and trimmed him out to place him in inntertube she drew herself. All the judges loved the mini seashell (or sand dollar) she used as an embellishment:

Third place went to a new face in our swaps, Claudia (Cloudia):

Claudia used tea leaves to create an organic photo frame and also added the fun element of an interactive mouse:

There were so many creative and unique ATCs in this group and there were a couple the judges just couldn't put down, so we ended up choosing a couple of runners-up. Jennifer (Jenn2972)'s Silly Mouse had a fun window effect, complete with lace curtains:

Viewed from the side, you can see how many layers went into this little cutie:

Brendalee (LittleBlessings) created a pop-up ATC with her Chocolate Chip Cookie card. Outside view:

And inside surprise:

All the winning ATCs are linked to their creator's SplitcoastStamper's gallery or blog; be sure to leave them congratulations on their amazing work!

Join the fun with the next round of House Mouse swaps, hosted by Joanna (Queenbee Jo). Round 9 will not only include ATCs, but also nickelbacks and inchies!


  1. OMGosh!! Aren't these the cutest things!!! How fun!! What creative ideas!! Love the winners creations as well!! TFS!! :) Love your blog look BTW!!

  2. Wow, you really can see all the detail these swappers put into them this time. Great job to everyone who participated.

  3. I really really am amazed with all these talented stampers. Great workmanship and creations through their work of art.
    Can't wait to see these in person!

  4. Our group of swappers just keep getting better and better, and the new girls are just as good. The competition is STEEP! :) Love seeing your close-up photos of all the detail put into these little treasures! :) Kel

  5. wow, what a great round of ATCs. Awesome talent in this group. And great job at showcasing the winners Jessica!! This blogging stuff looks good on you :0)

  6. AAAAck!! Those are all AMAZING!! There's just tooo much cuteness going on here, and I'm just flabergasted looking at them all. WOW! I only did one ATC swap - small one, years ago but I think I need to get in on one of these, of course it'd be hard to compete with all this talent ;)

  7. Thanks for posting all these for us to see Jessica. I appreciate all your effort and hosting this swap. The ATCs are amazing!

  8. Been browsing your blog this morning and loved these atc's!


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