My inky travels along life's rocky road

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Rebel Stampers ATC Swap - June Theme 2

For my final ATC this month on the theme of numbers I went for 2. I used an old favourite Katzelkraft stamp, maskedit off and added the background with blended Dis and a circle stamp. I added a few flowers with a small peg stamp with Glossy Accent centres and coloured the flowers held by the lady with a marker pen and Wink of Stella. The text was stamped with a rotary stamp .

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Rebel Stampers ATC Swap - June Theme

The theme this month for the ATC Swap is to use a number. I decided to go big and went for hundreds and thousands. I had scribbled with some leftover ink from a previous project and decided to use this as my background. The cupcake is from an old Banana Frog stamp set. I added the sprinkles in various colours and also dotted some Glossy Accents over. The text was made with a rotary stamp which lets you build the words you want rather like the old library date stamps.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Rebel Stampers ATC Swap - June Technique

The theme of this month's technique for the ATC swap on the Rebel Stampers forum is 'water-based media'. For my first ATC I decided to use Distress Inks in picked raspberry, mowed lawn  and salty ocean. I wiped the ink pads onto a craft sheet, spritzed them with water and smooshed a piece of card around until I was happy with the effect. I stamped and diecut the glamorous lady (unknown set purchased from ebay) and painted her with Distress Inks. I diecut a stitched circle and then ran it through with a TH mixed media die. The text is from the same set. I punched some flowers from some scraps of leftover painted card and added some contrasting gems.

My second ATC uses a stamp from the same set as above but this time I used Brushos as my water-based media. I used the negative from the stitched circle diecut above and ran it through an embossing folder for some texture. I highlighted the embossed pattern by painting it with watered down gamboge Brusho. Some gems finished off the piece.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Rebel Stampers ATC Swap - May Theme 2

No prizes for guessing what the Nursery Rhyme is on this ATC! Yes I know he's supposed to be climbing a water spout but you can imagine that bit. I cut the spider web from silver glittered card with a Tim Holtz mixed media die. I wanted to give the effect of gleaming raindrops on the web. The spider was made by wrapping some thread around a bead and adding wire legs. I also gave him some hole punch eyes. The text is stamped with a peg alpha.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Rebel Stampers ATC Swap - May Theme 1

This month's theme on the Rebel Stampers forum is Nursery Rhymes. I decided to do 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star' and had a go at making a galaxy background. I randomly rubbed picked raspberry, mowed lawn and shaded lilac over the ATC blank and then blended black Versafine ink over the top. I splattered white acrylic paint over and added some silver punched stars, some clear and silver sequins and a punched circle which I shaded slightly to represent a planet. The text was stamped with some peg alphas.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Rebel Stampers ATC Swap - May Technique 2

For my second ATC for this month's technique 'Stencil It' swap on the Rebel Stampers forum I decided to use stencils in different ways. I made the background by smooshing rusty hinge, peacock feathers, peeled paint and walnut stain onto a craft sheet, spritzing with water and rubbing the ATC blank into it. I also dabbed a stencil into the inks and rubbed it onto the blank. Secondly I used a flourish stencil with a marker pen and finally I added texture paste through a TH clocks stencil. I defined the clocks stencil by following the outline with a pencil. The phrase is by Paper Artsy and the small word pebble is one that I made ages ago.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Rebel Stampers ATC Swap - May Technique 1

It's been many months since I've joined in on an ATC swap. This month on the Rebel Stampers forum the technique is 'Stencil It'. I've kept my first ATC very basic and used texture paste through a TH flourish stencil. Once dry, I coloured the raised parts with DIs and added a quotation by Paper Artsy in Versafine smoky grey in keeping with the soft tones. Some washi tape and gems finished the ATC.

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