Thursday, 24 September 2009

Heart atcs

I was lucky enough to win the One Stop Craft Challenge back in august and i won a lovely umount floral rubber stamp die set which i have used to make these atcs.
I must admit that it is not one that i would probably have brought for myself as i am not that good at colouring in lol.
I have surprised myself by really enjoying using these.
The backgrounds are my usual style of layering my stamps and blending inks but i accidently dropped one of my ink pads (distress ink - antique linen) on my work but i liked the effect so i dropped it a few more times all over the piece of card, i used an A5 sheet and cut it into atcs after.
The hearts i stamped with distress ink in vintage photo and covered with clear embossing powder. To colour them in i used the works pearly watercolours, i got some good brushes so getting much better results with fine detail. Really pleased at how these turned out.
Afraid i resorted to my 5 points when assembling these couldn't help myself lol, so its main focus in the centre and something in each corner.
I must send big appologies to all those that i usually visit and leave comments on their blogs, sorry but with these stupid migraines i can't spend long on pc and i am such a slow typer so it takes me twice as long to do things as everyone else lol.
As soon as they ease off i can hopefully get back to joining in challenges and blog hopping.

Collage atcs

Firstly big appologies for not blogging for a while, between migraines and a bug not had much time for blogging although i have been crafting it has been very last minute with no time to scan things :(
These are 3 collage style atcs i have done for drayton lady's swap on Trimcraft.
I am trying to use up some of my bits that i have left over from other projects, somehow i have a ccumulated a box of these lol.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Vintage Card using a sketch

I used a vintage theme for this card so it fits in with Allsorts Challenge this week.
I foolowed the sketch on Carol's Sketch Fun but not sure if my card is allowed as i moved the star over and down slightly as it didn't look right overlapping the circle. Carol if i've altered it too much please remove my card from your draw.
Lots of stamping on this card but just 2 stamps used both paper artsy.
Sorry for brief description, got bad migraine, amazed card turned out so well as migraine affecting my vision today.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Drayton Lady atcs

The lovely Liz who runs the Drayoton Lady ATC Swap will be please to here my atc mojo has returned althogh the credit for that goes to Creative Inspirations and Tuesday Taggers (see post below).
These atcs are the same format as below in that the tag can come out of it's nest holder.
Used up some of my scraps and offcuts with these.

Bird and Bees Tag ATC

This atc i am entering into 2 Challenges and i owe both challenge blogs a big thank you as i had an atc block and combining the 2 challenges has got me over my atc block.
First challenge is Creative Inspirations which is tags this week, i have made the atc into a nest pocket for the bird tag.
Second challenge is Tuesday Taggers which this week is a theme of birds and bees, i did a bee background on the atc and a patchwork style bird on the tag.
Background on atc is stamped with saddle brown stazon and stamps are from the Whimsical Garden See Ds Morsels set. Coloured in the bees and added a strip of basket weave paper to form a "nest" to hold the bird tag.
The bird template i got from a past crafts beautiful mag luckily for me as my printer is poorly it was just the right size i needed. I took a bit of inky card (i always use scaps of card and paper to mop up the excess ink after projects and keep these in a box for other projects.
I used the same swirl stamp as i did in background and stamped on the card with pearlescent brilliance ink.
I made 4 of these atcs but this is my fav and the one i'm entering in the challenges will put the other 3 in a seperate post.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

One Stop Craft Challenge

The theme on one stop craft challenge this week is roses and i have had these rose stickers in my craft stash for a while and this was just the incentive i needed to do something with them.
There was only one corner sticker in the pack (bottom right) so i placed the one top right with bits hanging off and trimmed to fit so i had roses over both corners. I used my xcut shape cutters (ovals) to cut out the 2 oval and mounted them on foam pads, the bottom one i stamped with a background stamp in versamagic chalk in pink grapefruit. I matted them up then added the rose sticker and a chiffon ribbon bow (it looks yellow in pic but is pink).
I added a strip of wide silver mesh mounted topper on top. Wrapped a pink/purple fibre round card and tied a charm to it.
I took 2 metal flowers and coloured with pink metallic pen then roughly stamped with pink grapefruit chalk ink to give a 2 tone effect, used white flower brads to fix them to my card.
I usually find pink to be my hardest colour to work with but i found this card easy to do.
Thank you very much for taking the time to look at my work.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Plane Card

I'm really getting the hang of both watercolouring and masking now.
Cut out a cirlcle on post-it-notes as a moon and stuck it on off-white pearlescent paper, used distress ink in broken china and faded jeans as well as versamagic chalk ink in perfect plumeria and pink grapefuit whith a thick water pen/brush to make the sky. I then stamped plane in black stazon and coloured with distress ink in walnut stain. Background is same plain roughly stamped with distress ink in vintage photo, to get the rough stamped look i sit my card on the board i use for my paint and glazes as it is a bit uneven and gives a distressed look to the stamped images.
Added a strip of patterned paper to finish.
Not bad for a first attempt.