Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Faeryink Halloween ATC Swap.


Faeryink are having a Halloween ATC swap and I decided to have a play. I like ATCs and it makes me think out of the box and is a change from card making. My monthly stamp group does one and have done a few others. This one was easy as I only had to do three and they could all be different. I downloaded a few great images from Faeryink and used the Raven Nevermore and Witchball on two of them and a witch image from DeliciousDoodles. Sorry this post is so long but I like to list the colours I use and it is usually only for one project.

On the raven ATC I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours to colour all the images. The house and bats are from SU 's Halloween Scares stamp set and the gravestones from a Make it Crafty digi image. I fussy cut the raven and two of the gravestones to fit and used a circle dye for the moon. Added some Wink of Stella clear to the moon for some sparkle and glossy accents on the house windows.

Windows 33,40. Stairs 44,46. Fence 47.
Background: 62,64,67, Distress ink Black Soot
Grass: 56,58.
Raven: 20,63,67.
Gravestones: 20.

Distress Inks:
Moon: Antique Linen, Squeezed Lemonade.

My second ATC uses Witchball and I printed it twice so I could use one for a mask . The background was done with Distress Oxide inks and a sun rays stencil from Stencil Girl. Just moved it around till I got the look I wanted. Removed the mask and used copics to colour the witch (had fun with the hair colour) and added highlights with prismacolour pencils. I thought the background was too dark so used a white prismacolour pencil to lighten it, replaced the mark and sprayed it with perfect pearls. Stamped the three small bats from SU in the corner and added clear Wink of Stella on the ball.


Skin: E11,51,53,R20,27.
Dress/Ball: YG11,G09,28.
Hat: R14,27,59,G09,28,Y08.
Hair: B24,37,39.
Necklace: YR15,R27.

Distress Oxide Inks:
Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Black Soot.

The last ATC used the Pumpkin witch digi from DeliciousDoodles and an old spider web image and was also coloured with copics. Used the same technique for the background, masking the image but this time I used distress inks. The spiderweb I have had for ages but I don't know where I got it so thanks to the artist as I love it.
The sentiments for Pumpkin witch and Raven were computer generated and Happy Halloween is from Faeryink.


Skin: E00,01,11,13,R20.
Eyes/Lips: G14,R17.
Hair: R59,YR59,E7,8.
Skirt/Top: G05,09,28,BV11,13,17,N1,5,C0.
Hat: C5,7,9,Black 100.
Pumpkin: YR16,68,YG95,E55.
Armband: BV13,17.
Bracelets/Necklace: N1,5,C0.
Broom handle: E18,25,44,49,57.

Distress Inks:
Weathered Wood, Black Soot.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Actsa Monthly ATC 1-4-1 Swap

Tap Dancer

I had so much fun with this ATC this month. The topic was dance etc and I have not used this adorable stamp from Make it crafty and it is available here. To make the saying, fit I first had to stamp it and then reduce it and print it out on a piece of x-press it paper. As an ATC is only 31/2 x 2/12 I didn't have a lot of room to stamp Fred so I stamped him on an other piece of xpress it paper, coloured him with copics and fussy cut it out. Coloured the background with distress oxide inks, added a strip of PP from kaiser's Hello Today 61/2 X 61/2 pad for the floor and hand drew some lines to resemble floor boards . Needed something for Fred to tap on and like the way it turned out. Adhered him to the ATC then onto a grey base. This was probably not the easiest way to make this but so happy with the end result.

Suit: N3,5,7,9.
Shirt: C0,1.
Tie: Y04,YR16.
Shoes: E25,27,C9.
Sock: C9.
Skin: E51,53,55.
Belt: YR24,C9.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge

I didn't lick the Spoon

The cutie this month is called Sweet Tooth Mouse and there is still a few days left to enter. The first thing that popped into my head when I saw it was he is going to lick the spoon so that is my title. I made the background with Oxide Distress Inks salty ocean, wilted violet and twisted citron. Having so much fun playing with them and trying different colour combinations and I love they mix so well. The mouse is coloured with copics and then fussy cut out. Printed the sentiment, adhered it to a strip of coloured card stock and added it to the card base, 512/ x 5/12 with dimensional tape. The mouse was also adhered with dimensional tape. A few sequins finishes of the card.

Mouse: E40,41,42,44.R30.
Bowl: B32,34,37,YR61,68.
Spoon: E02,13,15,

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Outlawz Progressive Monthly Challenge


My daughter has moved back home to Canberra so I am surprised I have my card finished early. It's been a busy month but so nice to have her close again. This month the image is this an a adorable cat image from Anne Fenton. Anne's Digital Art. It was a joy to colour and I had to make it a birthday card for my cat loving friend. Coloured it with my copics then cut it out with a plain spellbinder circle die. Thought it needed more so cut a scalloped die for some contrast, also from spellbinders.  Used a PP from Kaiser pad Something Blue to the black card base then adhered the cat.The celebrate and words are from Avery Elle and are matching dies and stamps called sentimental. I used the celebrate die, white embossed the words then placed them around the image. 

Cat: N1,3,5,7,G21.
Pot: E04,08,09.
Flowers: R21,43,RV25,YR07.
Leaves Pale: YG00,09,G24.
Leaves Dark: G05,29.
Ground: E31,33,35, Copic Multiliner Sepia 0.3
Background: BG0000,000,C3.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Actsa Monthly ATC 1-4-1 Swap

The Journey

Have been so busy with my daughters move back to Canberra that I just haven't had time to post on the blog. I did get some cards and my ATC done. Here is the ATC. Last month the topic for the monthly ATC was Geography so the theme was wide open. Maps and compasses, travel theme, landscapes images so there was plenty to choose from. I choose a Darkroom door world map background stamp and used the Australian portion for the background that I coloured using distress inks. Stamped the sentiment from the Tim Holtz discontinued Journey set and the postal stamp (unknown) directly onto the background. Stamped the aeroplane (Urban Crafter) and suitcases (Tiddly inks) on scrap card, coloured with Zig markers and fussy cut them out and mounted them with dimensional tape. 

The finished ATC

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Outlawz Progressive Monthly Challenge

Swimming by to say Hi

Hopefully next month I will not be rushing but I say that most months so who knows. Managed to get another monthly challenge done and this one was so much fun. I love zentangles and I hope Jean
 doesn't mind that I added some more tangles to the image. Coloured it with my Zig markers, mounted it to a piece of blue card then unto a pale blue card base. The sentiment was computer generated. 

Gerda Steiner Monthly Challenge

Calories don't Count

I cant believe it's been a month since I last posted on my blog. Life just seems to get in the way of crafting at the moment but I really don't mind as my youngest is moving back to the ACT after being away for 10 years. It's not like we didn't see her as it was only 4 hrs away but now it will be 30 mts. Spent most of the month helping her sell the house and packing etc. so this my first card this month and just in time for the challenge. Kept it simple and used one of my favourite sentiments (wish it was true) for a quick card. Coloured the image with my Zig markers, mounted it on an old off-cut of blue Colour-core Card stock then onto an off white card base.