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Sunday, 23 April 2017

A Day of ATCs? - Day 113

On Day 85 of A year of ATCs? I made a set of ATCs to swap and the theme was
 "Ripped and Torn"



I have received the swaps...and here's the resulting pocket letter:



I have just made the next set to swap which stand as Day 113 of A Year of ATCs!




 Basically 9 ATCs comprising a rectangle of orange card matted with a background I made using bubble wrap and distress ink. I used spiced marmalade to add distress to the edges.
I then added the bird coloured with Zig real brush pens and cut out.
Finally I added bows and buttons in slightly different colourways.


The bird image is Whimsical Lily from Lost Coast Designs which I won as a prize some while ago in the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.


I will link this ATC to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge #35 - this bubble wrap background is a favourite of mine!


Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 22 April 2017

Faux Wood Effect Paper

I have mentioned several times now the faux wood effect paper
 that we were shown how to make at the retreat I went on recently.

A piece of textured paper is scored randomly across its width,
 glue is added along the bumps also randomly. 
This is brushed out and allowed to dry.
Finally distress ink is added to the card straight from the pad.

I have used such a background on this card.


I started with a yellow card blank, matted with a lighter yellow card and then layered with the faux wood paper. This was made with a different yellow textured card and wild honey distress ink.

I then added texture paste through two stencils to the card. When this had dried I added yellow Promarker to the two images.


Finally I added yellow gems.




Happy Crafting!


A Year of ATCs? - Day 112

This is my 112th make for A year of ATCs?

Remember my pocket letter of Day 102?



This featured the skull stamp that I won from Dream In Darkness.

Today I decided to use the Dream In Darkness stamp again - I stamped the skull on white card , coloured it with Promarkers and cut it out.


I matted a scrap of 'Graphic 45' DP on another for the background and then added the image.
Finally I added a sugar skull embellishment.



I  will link this to Dream In Darkness April Challenge 

I offered the pocket letter above (including surprises behind each window) as a giveaway.

If you would like this pocket letter sent to you - comment below saying you would like it - I will draw a name out of the hat from any comments (on here and Day 102) at the end of the month - Halfoween.

Happy Crafting!



Friday, 21 April 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 111

Day 111 - a pretty special number I think!

So today I am going to combine my day's ATC post with a special announcement...

My crafty friend Leigh is opening her own shop on ETSY


Leigh Snaith Brunton
has just put her first digis into her Etsy shop.


Whimsical Steampunk Easter Bunny digi stamp available for instant download


Whimsical Miss Oddleigh Flower stylized quirky caricature digi stamp set of 2 images for instant download - Release Sale Price until 4/19

Watch out for my ATC using this image in a day or two...

More images will be added every few days...

Leigh also has a facebook fan group page here

I received the Steampunk Easter Egg image for joining - and have used it for today's ATC:



I coloured the image with Promarkers and cut it out. I used a couple of scraps of DP for the base and first layer. I then layered the image with a number of die cuts - wheels from a bicycle die, a heart and rabbit (magazine freebies). I then added an assortment of sequins.





Happy Crafting!