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Thursday, 25 May 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 145

Today I am up to Day 145 of my 'Year of ATCs?'



I am making a set of ATCs based on book titles. During the last two days I have shown you 'The Portrait of a Lady' and 'The Elegance of the Hedgehog'.

Today I am illustrating 'Water for Elephants'.
I used an elephant image from LCDesigns, coloured with Copic markers and cut to size using one of the dies from the Tonic ATC Collection.
The rest of the ATC is a rectangle cut using another of the Tonic ATC Collection and one of my scraps.



Finally I added  the title (printed on the computer) and some gems.




Happy Crafting!










To a Wonderful Husband

If you look on the Craftstash website

you will find lots of Inspiration videos

If you follow this link you will find my most recent one


The Craftstash dies I have used are these:


If you watch the video you will see these cards demonstrated:






Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Day 144 of my Year of ATCs?

Today I am up to Day 144 of my 'Year of ATCs?'



I am making a set of ATCs based on book titles. Yesterday was 'The Portrait of a Lady'.
Today I went for 'The Elegance of the Hedgehog'.

It amused me to use this image from LCDesigns, coloured with Copic markers and cut to size using one of the dies from the Tonic ATC Collection.
The rest of the ATC composes several layers from my scraps cut using more of the Tonic ATC Collection.



Finally I added  the title (printed on the computer) and some gems.







Happy Crafting!









Tuesday, 23 May 2017

May Challenge in the Dragons Lair and Day 143 of A Year of ATCs?

There's still time to join in this month's Challenge in the Dragons Lair which is




The collection below is  Vintage Lady Digital Pack from  Dragons Lair Designs:



Vintage Lady Digital Pack - Sunday Showcase April 24th - Click Image to Close

The 'lady' in this pack is currently the freebie image in the colouring competition in the


Dragons Lair Facebook Fan Group


I used it to make an ATC.





Why not join in both the Challenge and the colouring competition?

The ATC consists of a number of layers cut from scraps with dies from the Tonic ATC collection. The image was coloured with Zig real brush pens.




Finally I added a few gems...




This is my ATC for Day 143 of my 'Year of ATCs?'.

Happy Crafting!



Monday, 22 May 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 142

Today I am up to Day 142 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

Here are two attempts at making an ATC using this Bloobel image.



The image is Bored at Work from Bloobel
 which is the image for the May Progressive Challenge.

I printed the image on a background paper - this first one was a freebie online but I found it was quite fuzzy. I outlined the fish with a fineliner.
I used a variety of markers to colour the image,
 trimmed it and added it to a piece of blue card. 
I added the thought bubble - just cutting it out and handwriting the sentiment.




In the second version, the image was printed on a DP from DDDoodles.
I again coloured it with a variety of markers, trimmed it and added it to a piece of card - this time yellow. The sentiment I printed on the computer.




Which do you prefer?


Happy Crafting!









Sunday, 21 May 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 141

Today I am up to Day 141 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

This ATC uses another magazine freebie stamp - not used one for a while!


I printed the image on a Distress Oxide background and then cut out two sections using a die from one of the Tonic ATC Collection sets. I layered these up on some more of the background and then added a border cut using the same set.



Finally I added some gems.






Happy Crafting!









New Video using Creative Stencils


 The Creative Stencils - New Collection has been released at Craftstash.

I have used the



I used these to make a number of cards which you will find on video

on this link





Happy Crafting!








Saturday, 20 May 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 140

Today I am up to Day 140 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

Recently I treated myself to some Distress Oxide Ink pads 
and the Tonic ATC Collection Dies.

My ATCs today feature these.



For the backgrounds I attempted emboss resist using the Distress Oxides and  Sin City stamp embossed with clear embossing powder.
The first one worked better than the second!
The border and hello came from one set of Tonic dies.


 I added some gems to finish.
The second one uses some dies from another of the Tonic sets.




Happy Crafting!









Friday, 19 May 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 139

Today I am up to Day 139 of my 'Year of ATCs?'


The image I used is Lulu from Vera Lane .
The current challendge in the Vera Lane Facebook Group is
'black and white with a pop of colour'.

I printed Lulu on a black and white DP which came from Imagine That! Digistamps and used a couple of Tonic ATC Collection dies to cut a dark grey background, then the image piece.
I added colour using an orange Zig real brush pen and some Promarkers. I used a black fineliner to doodle the flower.



Happy Crafting!








Thursday, 18 May 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 138

If you have been reading my blog recently you will know I am offering a new Pocket Letter Giveaway...
If you would like the new 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 these giveaway posts,
 at the beginning of next month.
 So far I have shown you 7 of the 9 ATCs that will be put together to make the Pocket Letter - and of course there will be surprises behind each ATC...

This is the 8th ATC and my 138th make for A year of ATCs?





This has white card, then part of Leigh's image Cleo the Egyptian cat 
(printed larger than the one I used on Day 129, and on a red background).

I coloured this with a number of markers and Zig pens (that's a Wink of Stella on the eye). and cut out. I then added a few embellishments.



I am also showing you the 9th ATC today - see it here in the picture which shows all the parts of the larger Egyptian cat.




And here is a picture of the 9 ATCs together:






And the pocket letter:





Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #242


Here's my Make Your Mark in May card...for the Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More



I started by making a piece of faux wood effect paper
 and then adding texture paste through a stencil.
 (This is a sneaky peek of the stencil 'Leaves' which will soon be available from Craftstash)
When dry I coloured the texture paste with a black and a red Promarker.
I trimmed this to size, matted it on red card and added it to a white card blank.
I then printed the sentiment on the computer
 and placed that too on red card and glued it in place.



Using the same technique I made an ATC  which is my 137th ATC in 'A Year of ATCs?'



When I was colouring the texture paste I thought the shapes looked like grains of rice - which made me think of this old Chinese Proverb.
I cut a bowl shaped section from the stencilled piece. I then added it to the ATC background - this was several layers using two of the Tonic ATC Collection dies
 (I just treated myself to the set!!)



Hope you will enter the Challenge!

Happy Crafting!