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This week I am killing two birds with one stone, (no not some kind of ritual slaying) I made this ATC for the challenge and also as part of a swap, with Suzanne,more of that in a minute.
This Atc was made using one of my new stamps from Artistic Outpost, one of their Halloween sets. the frame was cut out from a couple of sheets of card and glued together to make the 3d frame, It was then covered in Deco Arts crackle paste and painted with acrylic paints. the little figure is from the Games Workshop. It feels very odd going in there at 35 buying their figures. The back ground was done using distress inks and then covering it in UTEE.
Ok now on to the swap I mentioned. A little while back Suzanne and myself decided to do an Atc swap, three cards with a horror/Gothic theme. here are the other two I made. the first is a re make of one I did a little while ago, I tweaked it a little and I think improved on the first attempt.The main image is a digi from Stitchy bear called Bella Donna, she was printed out and then cut out with the atc die from Tim Holtz, coloured with Copics and then covered with matt glue n seal, I also used the cob web stamp from Tim and stamped that with glue n seal as well, when dry it acts as a brilliant resist.The whole thing was gone over with distress inks and some embeleshments were added. the spider is from the bead store in Brighton.
The second Is a Paper Artsy stamp stamped onto acetate and attached with a couple of brads to a distressed back ground, Th BG was done with acrylic paint, red over white over silver, this was then sanded back in places so the different layers would show through. It was finished of with some wire wrapped around just to give it a little more depth.
Now I was blown away with this swap, Suzanne not only did three stunning ATC's she also added a rather amazing care package as well that contained all sorts of goodies. (I am a very lucky boy).
Above are the atc's please check Suzanne's blog there are some great projects for you to feast your eyes on.Below are all the amazing extras she sent me as well. It was like Xmas.
As well as all these goodies I also received a Stampotique stamp, Probably my fave stamp company and some stamped up images from her stash of stamps, One of which I used last week for my fat book page.
Luckily I did have something already made for Suzanne for this swap. A little while back I made a KISS (keep it simple stupid) green frame with a Stampotique image inside which I think she liked at the time, So with my fingers crossed I hoped Suzanne liked the colour blue and did another frame in the same style with a different Stapotique image.I forgot to take a pic of this before posting so thank you again Suzanne for sending me the pic (incase you were wondering why that pic looks better than the ones I take )
Thanks for reading this far. As always I love having you here and reading your comments. It would be great to see you all over at Haunted Design House letting your inner demon out ;)
I would like to enter my Bella donna Atc into a challenge over at Digi Galore where the theme is Goth.
They are a digi only challenge.
I would also like to enter these pieces into the challenge over at Art With No Boundaries they have a 'Halloween' inspired challenge for the whole month of October, It's been a little while since I joined in over there.