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Friday, 21 July 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 202

Today I am up to Day 202 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

Today my ATC celebrates Jane Austen.

This post recognises the 200th anniversary of her death - she died on 18/7/1817 in Winchester aged 41, and was buried on 24/7/1817 in Winchester Cathedral.


Almost exactly a year ago I visited Chawton House in Chawton, Hampshire.
This was where Jane Austen lived for the last 8 years of her life and it was here that she prepared all her manuscripts for publication. The first, 'Sense and Sensibility', was published in 1811 'by a Lady'
The portrait of Jane Austen on my ATC came from literature from Chawton House.

The ATC comprises a scrap of gelli plate background followed by a rectangle of writing - taken from an image of a letter written by Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra.

I then added the portrait and the quote from 'Sense and Sensibility'.


 Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 201

Today I am up to Day 201 of my 'Year of ATCs?' - woohoo!

Like yesterday I have used one of my Gelli plate backgrounds.

 (I used acrylic paint and stencils and overprinted with a circular lid when dry).

I ran this through my printer and added a digi stamp - 'Emerging'
- from Smeared Ink who unfortunately are no longer around




  
I trimmed the image to just slightly smaller than the 2.5 by 3.5 inches size of an ATC
and attached this to a scrap of card from my stash.




I will link this to Dream in Darkness
 July Challenge


Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

A year of ATCs? - Day 200

Today I am up to Day 200 of my 'Year of ATCs?' - woohoo!

Today I have used one of my Gelli plate backgrounds.

 (I used acrylic paint and stencils and overprinted with a circular lid when dry).

I ran this through my printer and added a digi stamp - 'hallokitty'
- from Smeared Ink who unfortunately are no longer around

  
I trimmed the image to just slightly smaller than the 2.5 by 3.5 inches size of an ATC
and attached this to a scrap of card from my stash.


Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 199

At the weekend I was lucky enough to meet up with some friends
 for an impromptu crafting session.

One of the things we had a go at were some animation cards.
Firstly we made a little card using Uchi's animation stamps, grid and dies.

Here are some photos trying to illustrate the card:


 I am not sure if you can see how the images change as the card opens...

The next thing we tried was an animation card using Stampin Up
 stamps and die cut animation grid.


This time the butterfly images are stamped on card which slides up and down in a sleeve.
Again the photos don't really show the fluttering.

This is how I finished my card:


 Finally I decided to try and make an animation ATC 
with a scrap of Uchi's animation grid (left from the first card)
and a sun stamp.
I made an ATC size sleeve with the animation grid behind a square aperture in the front.


I stamped the sun stamp on a piece of white card which slides inside the sleeve.
 Moving the sun image side to side with the tab makes it move...


I decorated the front of the sleeve with some scraps of DP from my stash cut with two dies from the Tonic ATC Collection.

  
I trimmed the slider as shown


This is my ATC for Day 199!


Happy Crafting!

Monday, 17 July 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 198

Today I am up to Day 198 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

My make today is a Pocket Letter using an image from Fabrika Fantasy
Fairy Tale Unicorn


Using Serif Craft Artist 2, I combined the image several times with a paper from
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles Bokeh papers


I looked for lots of unicorn quotes and added one to each image.
I used dies from the Tonic ATC Collection to cut each image and a purple backing card.





I then put my ATCs is a pocket letter folder:



Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 197

Today I am up to Day 195 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

Yet again I am using freebies on my ATC - again it's two magazine freebie stamps.


Using a Gelli plate background (using acrylic paint and stencils), I overstamped the two stamps with
 Archival ink. I die cut the first, larger, stamp with one of the Tonic ATC Collection Dies and placed it on a pink background.



I cut out the forget me not stamp and placed that on top.

  
Finally I added a couple flower gems.



Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Crafty Hazelnut Extra Challenge for July - Midway Post


Starting early with my Christmas cards means I am organised come November -

 well hopefully!!

This is my Midway Design Team make for the July Challenge of


Bugaboo Stamps are proud to sponsor this challenge - they are offering four digital stamps to the randomly selected winner.



I recently went to a fancy dress party where the theme was Smurfs, Fairies and Trolls...
so this image struck a chord... Christmas Troll


Using Serif Craft Artist 2, I combined the image with a paper from
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - Treemendous


I printed this and cut it out, adding more colour Zig real brush pens.
I added this to a square of green paper, cut with a stitched die
 and then placed it on my card base. 


I printed my sentiment on the computer and added this with a green border using a small scalloped die.

I then made a matching ATC - Day 196 of my 'Year of ATCs?'



Do have a look at the other makes to inspire you over at Crafty Hazelnut's Extra


Looking forward to seeing your make...


Happy Crafting!


Friday, 14 July 2017

A Year of ATCs? Day 195

Today I am up to Day 195 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

Yet again I am using freebies on my ATC - today it's two magazine freebie stamps.


Using two Gelli plate backgrounds (using acrylic paint and stencils), one became the base matted on a scrap of green card. I added gathered twigs distress ink around this rectangle of background.

I used the other background to stamp three flowers with Archival ink - I then cut them out.



Having added the flowers to the base I doodled some stalks with a fineliner.






Happy Crafting!