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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Addicted to Stamps and More - Make your Mark Challenge #252


Here's my Make Your Mark card...for the Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More
This challenge requires a card using markers or colouring pencils or the like - making your mark...


This card uses the triple stamping technique and stamps from Indigo Blu - Poppy Meadow.

I started by cutting squares or red and white card in decreasing sizes, the first red square just smaller than my card base.




I then used my stamping platform to arrange the stamps and stamp over the three white squares.


I found the best way result was to stamp over all three cards, then remove the smallest, reink and restamp, remove the middle-sized card and reink and restamp.



I then added colour to my images using Promarkers - poppy, lime green and black.
I then layered the red squares with the image cards as shown:



I placed the sentiment inside:






Using a similar technique I made an ATC  which is my 207th ATC in 'A Year of ATCs?'



I added a few gems to this!







Hope you will enter the Challenge!

Happy Crafting!







Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Ike's Challenge #93


Today I would like to show you my make for Ike's World Challenges!

The current Challenge (#93) Anything Goes with a Twist - Bunch of Kindness
and this is my midway post...

If you pop over to Ike's World Challenges you will find there is a super freebie to pick up:

Kindness




You could use this for the Challenge - but your image is free choice...

I have  the images from Seeds to make a trio of ATCs.




I used the same  images about 6 months ago to make a different set of ATCs:


Anyway this time I have used scraps of DP from my stash and the Tonic ATC Collection dies to make the backgrounds.
I then printed the images small, coloured them with a collection of markers and cut them out.
Finally I added some gems.





These ATCs are more makes for my Year of ATCs? - Day 206

Look forward to seeing your creations in Challenge #93...



Happy Crafting!




Monday, 24 July 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 205

Today I am up to Day 205 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

Again 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 - this time it is the image from the Limited Runs Progressive Challenge #6 on facebook.
I added more colour to the image using Zig real brush pens.



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!

Sunday, 23 July 2017

A year of ATCs? - Day 204

Today I am up to Day 204 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

Currently the Weeping Window of poppies is in Derby.


Related image

I decided to make an ATC using a poppy image.



This image is from Craftsuprint, designed by Pamela West.
I printed it 3 times and cut out sections of the second two images to decoupage it.
I cut the first image using a die from the Tonic ATC Collection and placed this on a scrap of pale green card.






 Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 22 July 2017

Happy Little Stampers Video #1


This my first video for Happy Little Stampers!

Today I have a brand new video tutorial using the
 Happy Little Stampers 'Especially For You' stamp set.



 I wanted to show you how to make a card on which the main features are stamps from this set.




In this tutorial I will also show you how to use Distress Oxides to create amazing backgrounds...
but in this case I want to use just one colour for each background.
 Thank you for watching!

I also made a matching ATC which is my Day 203 of my Year of ATCs.



The bird is from 'Whimsical Friends'




The ATC uses a again a scrap of that background I have made for the card, distressed around the edges with Gathered Twigs and mounted on a small piece of dark green card. 
The flower is the same as in the video and I have added colour to the bird using a Zig real brush pen.



Happy Crafting!!


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!