Thursday, 23 February 2017
The technique theme for this month's ATC Swap on the Rebel Stampers forum is Shrink Plastic. Luckily I could remember where I had put my shrink plastic as its ages since I last used it.
For the first ATC I made a pink and orange DI background. The cats were diecut from translucent and black shrink plastic. I added some diecut grass and stamped some flowers. The text is from a Cuttlebug die.
The second ATC had a background of picked raspberry, mowed lawn and ripe persimmon DIs and a stencil with Stazon black. I used a couple of Dina Wakley stamps on some shrink plastic and cut them out. The text is from a Non Sequitur set. I added some star shaped gems to finish.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Lots of ATCs this month - in addition to my ongoing Alphabet swap I am also taking part in the Rebel Stampers ATC swap. The theme this month is silhouette.
My first ATC has a background of brushed DIs and a Katzelkraft text stamp. The main image is by Simple Expressions.
The second ATC has a Clarity stamp as its main image with a masked DI background. As it's Valentines Day this month I added some small punched hearts.
Monday, 13 February 2017
My final Alphabet ATC this month is G for Geisha. I smooshed some DIs over the background and used a crackle effect and a corner stamp. I added some gold washi tape and then put a Hobby Art geisha stamp on top.
Saturday, 11 February 2017
My second Alphabet ATC this month is G for Gear, the perfect opportunity to use my X Cut set of cogs and gears. I stamped an Elusive Images background in grey for an industrial effect and cut some gears with metallic papers. I embellished with some brads and eyelets.
Thursday, 9 February 2017
Continuing with 'The Months' poem by Sara Coleridge for the Craft Barn blog challenge we have to use the verse for February with the addition of cherubs and a heart. It took me a while to get my head around this but here is the result. I brushed faded jeans, spiced marmalade, worn lipstick and tumbled glass DIs over the page and then stamped the B Line Designs image (yes it's more likely a river than a lake but it was one of the few expanse of water images I had). I decided that the only way I could incorporate my (punched) cherubs would be by them holding the verse with a small heart embellishment. I have stamped a raindrop image around the sides and along the bottom in Brilliance platinum planet which catches the light and gives a watery effect.
I am very intrigued to see how everyone else manages the cherub and hearts on this page!
Monday, 6 February 2017
Another card for the Pantone challenge on UK Scrappers forum. I used the same Indigo Blu poppy stamp but as a background to the main image which is by Katzelkraft. I added a pop of colour to the flowers, rounded the corners (the punch does the hearts as well) and mounted it on a red card blank.
Thursday, 2 February 2017
This month's letter for the Alphabet ATC swap is G. My first word is Garden. I used a grass diecut on a DI background and added some flower stamps by Darkroom Door, Paper Artsy and Paula Pascual. I embellished with a couple of butterfly eyelets and some flower shaped brads.
Wednesday, 1 February 2017
I went to a craft show at Sandown Park last weekend and picked up a few sets of marker pens. I have avoided getting into Copics etc because I'm not really into detailed colouring and shading and also I was not prepared to shell out loads of cash on getting all 2 million different colours (ok I exaggerate slightly but I would rather buy stamps than pens). These First Edition marker pens were a bargain price and what I liked was that they came in sets of 6 shades of a basic colour eg red, green, blue etc. So having bought all 7 sets that were available I had to give them a try.
I used an Indigo Blu stamp with Memento black ink and had a great time colouring in. The stamp is quite large and fills an A6 card so after trimming it I mounted it onto a red card blank. The vertical greeting seemed to fit nicely in the remaining white space.