Monday, 23 January 2017

A Year of ATCs - day 23 - I Poe-test

This is my 23rd make for A year of ATCs...and another ATC for my Poe mini album!

I Poe-test!

The image is I must protest from Bloobel, coloured with various markers.
The raven paper (matted on a piece of black card) was a freebie from Ikesart

Find more details of the Poe Blog Hop here - just one day more -
 and my previous posts by scrolling down here
Hop through the linky at the bottom of the post...

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop - New Poe-ject for 2017


The hop starts on January 19 at 9am PST and is a progressive hop spanning over 5 days.
Sign up not required...simply join the hop at any time before 5 to midnight PST on January 23 to join the fun!

Find more details here and my previous posts by scrolling down here

Here's my main Poe-ject for this year - still really a work in progress...I have used a variety of rubber (Smeared Ink) and digi stamps (Ikesart) to make an ATC mini album.

First I made 6 sleeves (3 by 4 inches) from some Tim Holtz DP, to clip together with a ring.
Each sleeve will eventually hold an ATC.
I then started decorating the sleeves.
The back sides feature Eldorado and Ike's Knight printed and then cut out - the smaller ones with a stitched rectangular die. I added a small amount of colour with a Promarker and a silver Wink of Stella.

The front sides have Smeared Ink skulls, Ike's Raven and the Spellbinders Drip Drop die.

I printed the quote "There is no beauty without strangeness"

So far there are two ATCs illustrated - you already saw the first on Day 1 and in the first picture.
The new one today is my Day 22 of 'A year of ATCs?'.

It features  Lost Coast Designs Whimsical Lily which I was very pleased to win in a recent Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge.
I coloured this with some pens I haven't used before - Zig fine real brush pens from Kuretake - and cut it out. The background is some upcycled packing from the beads I have used on the two ATCs.

Hope to get the 4 other ATCs made soon...

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Imagine That Digistamps Creative Playground Link Up - Midway Post

Here's my next inspiration post as a member of the Dynamite Delights DT of

This is a reminder post for the current challenge over at

Anything Goes

Find all the rules in the Creative Playground

The link -up closes on February 3

I have made a treat box for you today:

Hope to see your make in the Link-Up!

A Year of ATCs - Day 21

This is my 21st make for A year of ATCs...Y is for Yourself!

I used the Tim Holt ATC die with a Graphic 45 Typography DP, using a second image to punch a shape to place on dimensionals over the yourself. I used a text DP for the corners
 The Y is a wooden embellishment.

You may have noticed I have now formed JANUARY with some of my first month's ATCs...

Happy Crafting!