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!