Friday, June 27, 2008

ATC = A Travelling Card (?)

Sweet! A couple of my ATCs have been featured in a new blog a dear friend set up. It's no big biggie, but it's still a teeny biggie at that ... haha. Anyway, this fella and this fella have now travelled to this new home - how cool is that! Makes me wish I was an ATC too *wink*.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Undiscovered Picasso

I'm totally inspired by this colour these days - Cerulean Blue ... according to Nick Bantock, love that ink colour to bits. Finally managed to get off my busy schedule *ahem* (read: lazy butt) to participate in a little challenge ~ using little one's art in a LO. Remember J's artpiece from here? Well, I hope my LO does her piece justice.

Distressed the blue cardstock and the blue splashes of paint on the background is actually J's handprints ~ which by the way, she LOVED doing. I had to submit some kind of torture technique to the piece so I messed up the alphas with some copper ink and copper-embossed them for that kinda-rusty-kinda-dirty look.

J loves butterflies - this one got stickled a teeny bit.

More paint and a little journalling. Ce'st fini!

Sadly though, J asked if this was done for her and when I told her yes, she was disappointed. Apparently it's not "pink" enough ... exact words were "But Mummy, you know I like pink ..." yes, as in THAT shade (fuschia), oh well!

Supplies - Paper: DaisyD's, Fancy Pants, Making Memories, Bazzill Cardstock; Paint: Making Memories; Ink: Nick Bantock Reinker, Tim Holtz Distress Inkpad, Tsukineko Brilliance; Alpha: Heidi Swapp; Embellies: Making Memories, Kaiser Craft, Stickles; Pen: Pigma Micron.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

ATC ~ Love II

This is the last ATC using the same swirl stamp, this time done with a different colour-combi ... forest colours. Less of a mess this time so I decided to 'crack' the fella. So here's what 'happened'.

Distress-embossed on vellum and I love the aged effect it produced. Also a clearer view of the cracks.

Supplies - Stamp: Autumn Leaves; Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Inkpad, Colorbox Mica Magic, Tsukineko Brilliance; Flower: Prima; Others: brad, vellum, Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder, Ranger Crackle Accents.

Monday, June 2, 2008

ATC ~ Love

Another ATC I made using the same Autumn Leave swirl stamp (there will be a last ATC using the same swirl stamp coming up). This one's simpler but still lots of fun. See the blue? I'm totally in love with the colour - Nick Bantock's Reinker in Cerulean Blue - if I could, I would paint an entire room in this colour!

Okay, this baby was 'tortured' with reinkers, acrylic paints, crackle paints, embossing and Memory Foil Tape. And somewhere amidst the chaos, tissue paper came into the picture too ...

Supplies - Paper: water colour paper, tissue paper, recycled chipboard (heart); Inks: Nick Bantock Reinkers, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Inkpad; Paint: Making Memories, Ranger Distress Crackle Paint; Others: Embossing Powder, Ranger Memory Foil Tape, Modge Podge.