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Life's a Beach Tin w/ Beach Rules! ATC's - IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko

As you know this month the Altered Pages Design Team is fortunate enough to be co-hosting a month full of fun with IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko combining the wonderful products of both companies into our creations.

For my final project of the month I wanted to share
 a fun box full of ATC's which are in fact: 


The tin was inked initially with Mellow Mint Opaque StazOn ink to which I applied a layer of GlazOn. I then added Blue Hawaii, Midnight Blue and Spiced Chai StazOn Midi's.  The fun group of friends at the beach image is from the collage sheet On The Beach .  I added a bit of wadded glassine envelope, micro beads a tiny star fish all adhered using Vintage Creative Medium. When you flip the lid open you'll find the...Beach Rules ATC's!  Inside the cover of the tin is an image of a wooden arrow pointing the way to the swimming hole.  

But this is also Beach Rule 

#1 - Swim Often!

Beach Rules....

#2:  Bare Feet are Mandatory

Image - The Water's Fine; Cork; StazOn Midnight Blue, Spiced Chai.

#3: Breath the Salty Air

Tilted Vertigo Film inked with StazOn ink on the back.  
Image and sentiment adhered using Clear Creative Medium.

#4:  Collect Seashells

Shells colored using Memento Dual Tip Markers, 
Sponged LUXE Inks & StazOn Spiced Chai along the edges.

#5 You're Never Too Old to Frolic

Background created using a Monoprint Technique & LUXE Ink.

#6: Soak up the Sun

StazOn Midi's & GlazOn on Sheet Metal ATC, 
Image & Sentiment adhered with Clear Creative Medium

#7: Ride the Waves

Rattlesnake Vertigo Film - Image applied to the back using Clear Creative Medium 
then inked using StazOn Blue Hawaii Midi & Midnight Blue.  
Sentiment glued to front of ATC.

#8: Build Sandcastles

Game Board ATC blank inked with Memento LUXE inks. 
The "sand" was created by mixing Vintage Creative Medium with brown micro beads.

#9: Enjoy the Breeze

This ATC was created on a large piece of mica - the image and sentiment were both adhered to the back of the ATC using Clear Creative Medium then inked & stamped with StazOn Midi's ink.

#10: Use the Buddy System

Creative Medium image transfer onto paper.  The image was then mounted to a piece of canvas which was colored using Memento LUXE ink.   Below is a close up of the Image Transfer - this was made using an ink jet print. It is recommended that you use a toner based image but personally I like the distressed look of the ink jet image better.

#11: Listen to the Waves Roll In

This is a double image transfer using Creative Medium onto a piece of Taffeta Vertigo Film (on the back).  The image of the girl on the dock was the first transfer then I transferred inked washi tape for the second image transfer.  I rubbed a bit of the second transfer off of the girl image so it didn't detract from that image too much.  

and finally Beach Rule
#12 Enjoy the Wild Life!

This image was adhered to a piece of handmade white paper using Vintage Creative Medium.  The paper it's self had been coated with a layer of the Vintage CM prior to the image being glued down for a bit of color.

And here they are all together....

I hope you've enjoyed this tin full of 
Beach Rules!

Special thanks to IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko for supplying us with so many of their wonderful products used in this months creations!
~ Ink Stained Roni ~

IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko products used: Opaque StazOn - Mellow Mint; StazOn Midi's - Midnight Blue, Blue Hawaii, Spiced Chai; Cloudy Sky; Creative Medium - Clear & Vintage; Memento LUXE Ink - Nautical Blue, Danube Blue, Peanut Brittle, Pistachio, Rich Cocoa; Memento Dual Tip Markers - Peanut Brittle, Desert Sand, Pistachio; GlazOn - Vintage; Vertigo Film - Rattlesnake, Tilted, Taffeta; Sheet Metal ATC Blank; Radiant Neon Inks

Other Supplies: Brown & Blue Micro Beads; Computer Generated Sentiments; Star Fish; Game Board ATC Blank;  hand made paper


  1. These are super cute! And your card with the fish behind Vertigo is brilliant!

  2. This is like a treasure box! So much fun packed in one little tin.

  3. These cards are so fun and inspiring. These look fun to make.

  4. Love all the different techniques you used to create these ATCs and love the beach theme too!!!

  5. Roni you always create thought filled projects. All the techniques were so much fun! The theme is enchanting and I LOVE THE SEA, so it made me happy.

  6. I love the ATC's and the tin. #5 has to be mt favorite♥

  7. Love this - have a close friend who loves the beach - need to make one of these collections for her!

  8. Love this - have a close friend who loves the beach - need to make one of these collections for her!

  9. Love your beach rules ATC tin. Such a clever idea, and so many techniques. TFS

  10. Thanks everyone - it was lots of fun coming up with the rules themselves, then finding images to match and finally making them all.

  11. Charming, fun and totally adorable! I love these cute vintage summer ATC's and the darling tin they come in! Superb!!

  12. Now THAT is a great piece, Roni--love all the rules!!!


  13. Roni, I've been following you for years and turn to your book frequently for instructions and inspiration. Love this tin! It's been awhile since I've altered a tin. I think I may need to do another one soon.

  14. A Stunning Project and gorgeous beach themed ATC's Roni, loving all the rules too!

  15. This collection has to be one of the best I have seen lately. My friends with beach houses may be getting some surprises this summer. Thanks for the inspiration


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