Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Finger Painting ATCS for a group swap

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!!! Well, I can't believe I signed up for a finger painting event in a card making group but I did!!! It was one of 3 events for April and the last one for me to tackle. Literally, tackle. Extreme reluctance because I haven't done much painting of any kind for at least 6-7 years and then it was probably 25 years before that since the prior time. I have several relatives on each side of my family who are very talented in their painting, which might account for some of my resistance. 

I used white cardstock for my paint surface and light sage green cardstock base, 3 acrylic paints, and 1 gold tempera paint, and a small section of waxed paper as my paint palette. Oh, and then a fine detail point black pen to add in some structural lines for the tulips as well as signing each one. A black stamp pad was used to ink the white cardstock edges. That's it. Just some messy dabbing, streaking, swirling kinds of motions using 4 fingers, not the thumb. 

My results:

The above shown set are being sent to my 'swapee' in the FB club, For the Love of Cards.

The set shown below will either be kept or mailed to 1 or 2 special people...

What do you think? 

This was not my comfort zone but I'm just going to have to spend time dabbling if I want to build my confidence. There's also the fact of being my own worst critic. sigh....

Facebook groups or a few challenge blogs were I can link this post are:

1. For the Love of Cards (greeting style and ATCs only) club/group in FB; currently 14 members, I think, with a limit of 25. April 2022 event. Swap exchange.

2. Mixed Media Creativity group in FB; small private group started by me; if interested in joining, please let me know; currently I've been the only one to do the sharing but would love to have others who would like to share when they used more than paper/cardstock for a project....

3. Passionate Paper Creations and Friends group in FB; encourages usage of inks and markers for adding color; 

4. Crafting Happiness Challenges blog; May 1st start date; AG


5. Mixed Media Lovers challenge blog; May 3rd start date; any mixed media project


6. Get Creative Challenges blog; May; use flowers; [my tulips ATC is the one to showcase]



Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

also owner of 2 challenge blogs:

Heart's Quest & its current extra page challenge of Valentine's Day Cards 


FarmQuest & on May 14-27, FQCB will have an extra page challenge of Thanksgiving Holiday Cards


  1. I’m the LUCKY one to receive this amazing ATC from Becca 💗

    This event caused her to go out of her comfort at zone and I love that she did take the adventure !

    INSPIRE OTHERS is the best feeling to share🙃

  2. Wow Becca - love these - the flowers I would never have thought to have been 'finger painted', and the swirly ones are such fun ones

    1. Ahh!! Thank you so very much, Maxine! I was trying to put small amounts of paint onto my waxed paper so I wouldn't have to touch the tubes/bottles again and had extra cardstock, so that's why there are 2 abstract geometric designs. The initial idea was to do some tulips. And I only needed to send 1 to my swap partner, but she also got 1 of the abstracts.

  3. Waauw, nice! So glad that you joined Mixed Media Lovers!
    Marlies, DT

  4. Beautifull card. Thanks for joining the challenge of Mixed Media Lovers. Greetings Helma DT

    1. Thanks, Helma!!! (I had a great aunt by marriage named Helma!)


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