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Friday, 28 April 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 118

This is my 118th ATC in my Year of ATCs



I have used a magazine freebie stamp - a basket - in fact I was given the challenge to 'fill the basket'.


In addition to the basket I used a Stampin Up Hand Knit Stamp Set.
I used a variety of the stamps and masked various areas to put the image together.
I then coloured it with a variety of markers.


I trimmed the image to size and matted it on a beige rectangle.
Finally I added an unravelling bow of wool.


Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 27 April 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 117

This is my 117th ATC in my Year of ATCs




I have used a magazine freebie stamp - a line of music - embossing it several times with an opaque embossing powder. I trimmed this to a rectangle slightly smaller than 2.5 by 3.5 inches and die cut 3 shapes from it - Paisley or tear-drop shapes from Reverse Confetti.
I added Picked Raspberry distress ink to the background and Peacock Feathers to the inner shapes - leaving these in the shapes until after I added the colour. This means that they have the white rim.




My quote is from 12th Night - If Music be the food of love, play on... printed on the computer, die cut and then distressed around the edges. I added this with a heart shaped brad and then added the whole to a white rectangle.

Orsino is asking for more music because he is frustrated in his courtship of Countess Olivia. He muses that an excess of music might cure his obsession with love, in the way that eating too much removes one's appetite for food.





Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Digitally Made - Getting Closer to First Challenge!!


Digitally Made is getting closer to its first challenge!!
Digitally Made is a 100% digital crafts challenge blog
and on May 1st
its first challenge will be unveiled. 

There is a terrific design team
who are sure to inspire you 
with the digital pieces they
create using the monthly themes.

In the meantime,
there is a mini challenge:
create a 100 % digital project
that includes a number on it.
Digitally Made is counting down to going live
with the first challenge, after all !

To celebrate this mini challenge I have put together a digital layout -
featuring my Dad -
 who loves a cream cake -
 and who was almost 90 when these photos were taken.


I have used papers and elements from Dragons Lair Designs and Serif Craft Artist 2,
in particular from
Artistic Expressions (papers and splats), Garden Paths (frames), Beary Brights (ribbons)



Hope you will take part in this mini-challenge
 and then the first Monthly Challenge on May 1st!


Happy Crafting!


A Year of ATCs? - Day 116

This is my 116th make for A year of ATCs?



I started with a cream rectangle matted with an orange one and then layered with a  gelli plate background I had made.
I then added a die cut - again a magazine freebie.
Then I added some tiny tags - my sentiment printed on the computer and then punched with a Stampin Up punch. I added a bit of colour to these with a Promarker.


Finally I added a bird button.

This ATC is the second of a pair - I showed you the first yesterday.








Happy Crafting!