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Monday, 25 September 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 268

This is my Day 268 of 'My Year of ATCs?'!

This is the second of four ATCs using stamps from
 the set of Tim Holtz clear stamps - Nature's Elements.


I started with a yellow card with a background which was mopped up Distress Oxide inks.
I then overstamped the stamps...




Happy Crafting!

Rudolph Days Challenge

This is my make for the September Rudolph Day's Challenge




I started with a red card blank and then added a rectangle of green then red card to form layers as shown.  On the red layer I stamped the Tree stamp from the Woodware stamp set I used recently for a set of ATCs.



This holiday card is the third of four cards using this stamp set and scraps from my stash. I also stamped the Tree stamp on a scrap of green and cut out the Tree and triangles to paper piece them onto the red card.






Finally I added some pearls and 'Merry Christmas' - an LC Designs stamp on green and red punched squares.





Happy Crafting!



Sunday, 24 September 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 267

This is my Day 267 of 'My Year of ATCs?'!


This is the first of four ATCs using stamps from
 the set of Tim Holtz clear stamps - Nature's Elements.



I started with a yellow card with a background which was mopped up Distress Oxide inks.
I then overstamped the stamps...





Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 23 September 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 266

This is my Day 266 of 'My Year of ATCs?'!




I started with a rectangle of pink and added my background - an embossed floral section highlighted with Distress Ink - broken china.
I then added a heat embossed flower cut out and coloured with Zig real brush pens.



Finally I added some pink gems.




Happy Crafting!

Friday, 22 September 2017

Stencilled Distress Oxide Background Video - Happy Little Stampers Video #3


Today I have a brand new video tutorial using the
 Happy Little Stampers 'Doodled Flowers' stamp set.

 I wanted to show you how to make a card on which the main features are stamps from this set.
I start by making a background adding Distress Oxides to water colour paper.



In this tutorial I will also show you how to add extra dimension to your Distress Oxide backgrounds using a stencil. In fact I made two cards:





 Thank you for watching!

I also made an ATC - Day 265 of my 'Year of ATCs?' with some of the same elements as in the video card.






Happy Crafting!!


Thursday, 21 September 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 264

This is my Day 264 of 'My Year of ATCs?'!




I take part in the Facebook Pocket Letter Lovin' Round Robin Swappin' Group
Last month the theme was 'Fairground' and I received the following pocket letter:



This month the theme is 'Silhouette' and this is one of my 9 ATCs that I have made for this swap.

I started with a rectangle of black and added my image printed on green - this is a digi I found on my computer and I am not totally sure of its origin but I think it is Dragons Lair.
I then added some butterflies from Stampin Up's Beautiful Wings die.
Finally I added some black gems.


And these are my 9...not all quite the same...


Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 263

This is my Day 263 of 'My Year of ATCs?'!


I started with a rectangle of orange card, matted with some green which I had printed with acrylic paint using a plastic lid.
Next I added the image Sunflower from Scribbles Designs - one whole and two parts.
I had printed this 3 times and coloured them with Zig real brush pens.
Finally I added some gems.


Happy Crafting!

Addicted to Stamps and More #260


The new Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More has the above Photo Inspiration.

To make my background I wanted a leaf-shaped design - so I used a Craftstash 'Leaves' stencil. I dabbed Versamark watermark ink through the stencil and added a pink embossing powder and heat set this.
I then die cut butterflies from this using some Stampin Up dies.


I added a blue Distress Ink to the butterflies (still in the dies so that a white rim remains). I added an orange Distress Ink to the remainder of the background, with the blue ink distressing the edges. I added the background to some blue card, replacing the butterflies in their spaces, on a Kraft card base.


Finally I stamped the butterfly and 'Just For You' with archival ink -
 stamps from Happy Little Stampers 'Butterfly Birthday'.



Hope you will enter the Challenge!


Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Ike's World Challenges #97 and 'A Year of ATC's?' - Day 262


Today I would like to show you my makes for Ike's World Challenges!

The current Challenge (#97) is Anything Goes with an Optional Twist -
White on White

and this is my midway post...


If you pop over to Ike's World Challenges you will find there is a super freebie to pick up:

Harpy Ghost






You could use this for the Challenge - but your image is free choice - I have used it, however, on a card and an ATC.





For my card I started with a scalloped white card blank and matted it with a layer of stitched die cut white card. The next layer is a scalloped square of a background made by dabbing Versamark through a stencil, adding white embossing powder and heat setting it.
Finally I added Harpy Ghost, printed and cut out, the letters of BOO (card stickers), and a ghost button.




For my ATC I combined 'Harpy Ghost' with a music background in Serif Craft Artist 2.
I printed this, cut it out and matted it on blue.



Finally I added a skeleton button on silicon glue.





This is Day 262 of my 'Year of ATCs?'!



Look forward to seeing your creations in Challenge #97...



Happy Crafting!



Monday, 18 September 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 261

This is my Day 261 of 'My Year of ATCs?'!


You might notice I am gearing up to 31 Days of Halloween!!

This image is from Dragons Lair Designs - unfortunately now closed.



I have been playing with some different backgrounds - this is the rice technique.


I started with a page of water colour paper and misted it totally with water.

I then added dabs of reinker with a paintbrush.
I then sprinkled on a handful of rice and left it to dry.


This was the result - I used one corner yesterday - I have snipped out another rectangle for today's ATC.



I layered this onto some blue card and added the cut out image.
The embellishment is a gravestone button!


Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 17 September 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 260

This is my Day 260 of 'My Year of ATCs?'!


This image is Flowering Cactus from Challenge #8  of Limited Runs Stamps on Facebook.

I have been playing with some different backgrounds - this is the rice technique.

I started with a page of water colour paper and misted it totally with water.
I then added dabs of reinker with a paintbrush.
I then sprinkled on a handful of rice and left it to dry.


This was the result - I just decided to use a corner for today's ATC.


I put it through the printer and printed the cactus...
I added colour using Zig real brush pens, trimmed the image and added it to a rectangle of blue card.
Finally I added a metal embellishment!



Happy Crafting!