My inky travels along life's rocky road

Friday, 23 June 2017

Alphabet ATC Swap - H for Hatch

I bought a pile of old craft magazines from a charity shop and one of the attached free gifts was a selection of Easter themed papers and diecuts. I thought the chick emerging from an egg was a good representation of the word 'hatch'. The iridescent flowers were part of another free gift and the text is from Dina Wakley's scribbly birds set.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Alphabet ATC Swap - H for Hieroglyphics

I enjoyed the intaglio technique that I used for an ATC swap here so I thought I would have another go at the technique with a hieroglyphic stamp I got some time ago in a grab bag. I sprinkled some blue Perfect Pearls into the final layer of UTEE and added some washi tape and nail heads.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Alphabet ATC Swap - H for Hello

A simple ATC to start off this month's set of ATCs where the letter is H. I used some patterned paper and a Sizzix die layered several times and slightly offset. The ATC was embellished with some star gems.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Monthly Challenge

There's been a lot going on in my life right now which has made it difficult to sit down and craft but I wanted to complete this month's challenge on the Craft Barn blog. The twist this month is to include a bunch of flowers. I thought this stamp of a girl picking flowers fitted the bill. I bought this stamp in a sale and have no idea of the brand. I added some diecut clouds and a floral border as her bunch of flowers is looking a bit meagre.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Pantone Card Challenge - May

This month's colour is Pale Dogwood - a pale pink. I had to hunt around to find something suitable as none of my inks were the right shade. I finally found some pearlescent paper I was happy with and decided to use a new Sizzix rose die. It was a bit fiddly cutting out the pink elements and adding them to the green diecut. I found a lilac card blank to complement the diecut flowers and added the sentiment by Memory Box.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Rebel Stampers ATC Swap - May Technique

The technique for this month's swap is to use thread or yarn on our ATCs. I decided to use baker's twine as part of the background and so I threaded it through a lacy border diecut. The butterflies are from a Hero Arts stamp and cut set.
My second ATC used a spare background that I had made for this swap:

I added the fairy diecut and some text from a Kaiserkraft stamp which I embossed with black glitter powder. for some extra sparkle I rubbed frosted lace Stickles over her wings.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Rebel Stampers ATC Swap - May Theme

This month's theme for the Rebel Stampers ATC swap is 'Rainbow'. I decided to go for a literal interpretation showing a pot pf gold at the end of the rainbow. The stamps used were from a freebie set with a punched sun. Remembering my old school mnemonic about Richard of York I coloured in the full spectrum with alcohol markers and heat embossed the gold coins.

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