Fun With ATC's, Our theme this fortnight is Recycle. We want to see an element of recycling on your atc somewhere.
Head on over to FWATC's to see what the rest of the DT have created with their recycled goodies.
I have recently been seeing lots of altered playing cards and have really wanted to give it a go and this was the perfect opportunity,My recycled elements are the mount board I use for my atc base, they are the scraps from a local picture framing shop, the playing card and the paper is a mop up scrap.
The mop up scrap came from a class I recently did with Helen Chilton, we were using pebeo translucent glass paints, like the numpty I am I knocked the pot of yellow all over my craft mat and sadly the craft mat was dirty so I could not scoop it back, I added a little of the red paint to the craft mat and swiped a sheet of glossy card stock through the paint a couple of times mixing the colours. This was a happy accident as I had no idea what would happen but I love the result, the effect is very similar to alcohol inks only you get more depth to the colour as it is a translucent glass paint, there is almost a 3d depth to it.
I cut out an atc from the scrap using the tim holtz atc die, at the same time I placed one of the movers and shapers butterfly dies inside the atc so the butterfly would be cut out at the same time.
I used Stayzon ink so add random stamping using tim holtz stamps and the 'Fly' is from Stampotique. The corner was torn off to reveal the card number once it was stuck down. Once stuck to the card I glued them to a mount board atc blank and a little bit of trimming was needed as a playing card is a little narrower. The edges were sanded back to the card and some black distress ink was used to go round the edge.
The butterfly was cut from glossy card and stamped with the little typeface stamp and glued down with the wings bent up. A couple of brads were added to opposite corner to finish it off.
As always a great big thank you for stopping by, it really means a lot having you here.
We would love to see your take on our recycled theme over at Fun With ATC's so why not join us? x
I would like to enter this into a couple of challenges.
SanDee and Amelie's Steam Punk Challenge are having an Altered Playing card challenge, It may not be Steam Punk enough though?
Sunday, 19 May 2013
We are just entering our second week of our current challenge over at Anything But A Card, this time round we have a colour challenge.
We are asking you to use at least two of the colours above and more if you wish.
Now for me this was a challenge, they are not colours I would normally go for, fortunately for me though Lily at the Octopode Factory has just released these Edwardian Ladies. I used one last week, link here, to make a fat page so I thought I would do a couple more for this challenge.
I have used Hortense and Edith for my pages and followed the same format as the page from last week.
The images have been coloured with Copics and clear embossed, they have then been stuck to some matching papers cut to fit a 6''x6'' piece of mount board. eyelets were added so I can collect the pages together.
We would love for you to join us over at Anything But A Card there is still one week left to join in. follow the links to see what the rest of the awesome DT have created.
Thanks for stopping by. x
Morning all, I hope your weekend is going well?
It's my turn again over at De Stempelwinkel to share a new make and today I have a Steam Punk tag.Follow the link to find out a little more and see the full picture.
thanks for stopping by. x I will be back latter with another post, some more pretty stuf ;)
Friday, 17 May 2013
I hope you are all gearing up for a good weekend?
Today a bit of news. As you may have seen I have been doing a few bits for Lily over at the Octopode Factory and I am very happy to say I have been invited to be part of the DT over there.
On Lily's blog today she is having a Captain Hook shout out, head on over to see what the other DT members have created,It is all to do with a TV show called Once Upon A Time, follow the link to find out about the show, I have to say I had never heard of it but I do like the sound of it from the write up.
Now Captain Hook is not the only character available from Peter Pan, the whole family is available for download at the Octopode Etsy shop..
For my tag I printed Captain Hook out and coloured him with Copics and clear embossed him twice. He was glued on to my mount board tag which has been stamped with a cover the card map stamp in Sepia archival ink and then distressed with vintage photo and walnut stain distress inks.
The clock face and hands are from Mr Tim Holtz as is the key ring, the anchor charm was added to the end of the key ring and attached to the tag through a metal eyelet.I finished by adding the 'tick,tick,tick' stamped with a small alphabet stamp.
The second pic is just me playing around with different finishes on an app on my phone.
As always a big welcome to my newest followers and a big thank you and welcome back to those that have stopped by before. It really does mean a lot having you here.
Ill be back on Sunday with a couple of the more feminine images.
Also a quick reminder that over at the Octopode Factory Challenge Blog there is still time to play in the Music themed challenge.
It would be great to see you over there. You do not need to use an Octopode image but it is great if you do and I think you will be entered into the prize draw twice ;)
I would like to enter this into the challenge over at Copic Marker Europe they are having a 'Boy's Aloud' challenge, male images only.
Sunday, 12 May 2013
It's time for another De Stempelwinkel post and this week I am sharing my Tando Creative arch that I made in a class given by Helen Chilton.
Head over to De Stempelwinkel for a quick run down of what has been used and another pic x
Thank you for stopping by. Hopefully Ill see you later in the week. x
Friday, 10 May 2013
As I said yesterday, here is some more Octopode for you.
I have been doing a few things for Lily over at The Octopode Factory and today they are starting a new challenge. The theme for the next 2 weeks is music.It can be a song a genre or even your favourite artist.
You do not need to use an Octopode Factory image but it is great if you do.
As you can see I went for one of Lily's David Bowie images, she has four available in her shop HERE, now in hind site maybe I would have asked for one of the other great images, but I really like the music Bowie was producing in his Ziggy phase. The hind site comes in not realising how much of a test it was to colour the damn make up ;) Having said that it really was great fun sitting in front of the lap top going through images of Bowie to get it as right as I could and I am quite pleased with how it came out.
He has been coloured with copics and clear embossed and mounted onto a tag cut from mount board.
I used some cosmic shimmer embossing powder and one of Neil Walkers new texture stamps stamped randomly, I then used some distress stain to colour the tag and over stamped again hap hazardly with a music stamp using black soot distress ink, the embossing acts as a resist so it is easy to wipe of and have the powder pop.
The letters are from Tim holtz and have been given a rub and buff with some treasure Gold in Topaz.
Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully you will join in the challenge over at The Octopode Factory
Have a great weekend x
I would like to enter this in to the challenge over at Left Of Centre they are having a 'Use a Digi' theme or just be left of Centre.
Thursday, 9 May 2013
Yes it is me, Do not worry. Time for something a little different. Ok A lot different from my normal style.
I have been working on some more images for Lily over at the Octopode Factory, and today I can share with you one of her new 'Edwardian Lovely Ladies' there are for of these lovely ladies to choose from and I used Philomena.
You can head over to her Etsy shop HERE to find them as well as loads of other great images.
This was a great challenge for me and pushed me right out of my comfort zone but I really enjoyed it, something I never saw myself doing but I am really pleased with how she has turned out.
I decided to make a little fat page for a book that does not yet exist ;)
I cut some mount board to a six inch square and covered it with a very feminine paper from Graphic 45 I think. This involved me going around my local store with Philomena in hand holding her up against all the papers till I found one that worked.
The edges of the paper has been distressed with a little black soot distress ink and I added a couple of flowers from Studio 490, they have been given a very light go over with some spun sugar distress ink just to help tie them into the bg a little better.
Philomena has been coloured with Copics, more earthy and gentle colours than I normally go for but I was trying for elegant ;) she has been fussy cut and clear embossed twice and glued in place.
Finally to make the page, I measured out where I wanted my eyelets to go and used my cropodile to punch holes and add the metal eyes.
I will be back with more Octopode tomorrow as they start their new challenge on the Toff challenge blog.
Thanks for stopping by, Hope it was not to much of a shock to those that may know my blog ;)
hopefully Ill see you tomorrow xx
I would like to enter this into a couple of challenges.
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Well It has been some time since I made a post for the WOYWW, No idea what A WOYWW is then follow the link and find out all about it, It's the brain child of Julia Dunnit.
It's basically your chance to have a good ol snoop around other crafter's workspaces.
As you can see mine is a complete mess and you can just about make out the start of a project I hope to share with you in the next few weeks.
Even though I have not been taking part I have been following the goings on and they are fast approaching thier 4th b'day, and like last year they are celebrating with an ATC swap in a couple of weeks.
This time last year I was clueless as to what an ATC was and now I love making them, they are so addictive, so I am looking forward to being able to re join in and take part in the swap.
Now I will do my best to visit as many of you as possible, I will make sure I visit at least all the people that visit me and all the people that end in the same number as me x happy hopping x
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Time is flying by at the moment, no idea where it is going.
We are starting our new challenge over at Fun With ATC's, the theme this fortnight is Texture. Use any form of texture you like and we would love to see you join us.
Head on over to see what the rest of the DT have created for inspiration x
The main ATC has been done with an Andy Skinner Technique from his Book of Ruination on line class and has been painted with Decoart acrylic paints, layering up colour with washes and dry brushing.
The heart has been cut out with the Tim Holtz movers and shapers heart die, I stamped a text with a stamp from The Artistic Stamper and embossed with some white Frantage powder, it was then coloured with Distress inks and clear embossed over the top.
The word sticker was coloured on the edge with some distress inks too and is also from Tim Holtz.
As always thank you for stopping by, it is always great to have you here x
And of course, we would love to see you over at Fun With ATC's xx
I would like to enter this in to a challenge or two.
Our creative Corner have just started back up with an amazing new DT, their first theme is an Anything Goes challenge.
Sunday, 5 May 2013
We are just entering the second week of our latest challenge over at Anything But A Card, the theme Is ATC's. That's it, you can create any style and use any subject just as long as it is an ATC, Simples x
Stop on by ABAC to see what else the DT have created.
I bought one for the new Lynne Perrella stamp sets last week, I love the new range, I am a big fan of the oriental stylings and art, and picked this set as I thought this image was perfect for an ATC.
This is the first one I made, nice and simple,the ATC's have been cut from mount board, I sprayed them with Dylusion sprays stamped the image with archival ink and went round the edge with a little black soot Distress ink.
It was given two coats of clear embossing powder to finish off. I picked these coin embellishments up at my local craft store and used a bit of leather to tie them round my ATC.
I started by stamping the image this time on to the white mount board ATC. I then painted in the blue circles on her face with broken china distress ink. when that was dry I used some Matte glue n seal with a fine brush to carefully paint her face. I left her eye and her lips un-covered. The Dylusions were then used, Because of the glue n seal I could just wipe away the over spray with a damp bit of kitchen towl.
The next step was a calculated bit of pot luck, It could have easily ruined the ATC.I sprayed a little bit of Blue Dylusions right at the top of the ATC and dabbed it dry, I then put out a little splodge of white acrylic paint onto my craft mat and swiped the corner of the ATC through it and rubbed it face down around the craft mat.its a very thin layer of paint and it drew up some of the Dylusions colour. I used a Kanji Stencil and some Dream Weaver paste,knowing that it would also draw up some of their colour.
The edges were gone round again with some black soot distress ink tofinish it off. No clear emboss as I really like the shabby look of this one. The paint gives a look of torn paper or maybe enevn an old fresco? Ok might be pushing my luck there ;)
So if you have never made an ATC before or weather you have made hundreds, we would love to see you join us at Anything But A Card.
And as always a great big thank you for stopping by, your comments and visits are very much appreciated x
I would like to enter these into a couple of challenges.
Fashionable Stamping Challenges are having an anything goes theme.
CraftyCatz are having an 'inspired by a song' challenge, my song is Turning Japanese by The Vapors ;)