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Thursday, 30 March 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 89

This is my 89th make for A year of ATCs?

and my first of three ATCs using 'Elmo'
 from the Limited Runs Progressive Challenge on Facebook.

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Here's my ATC:





I started with a pink card blank.
To this I added a background made using the bleeding tissue technique,
 with a strip of washi wrapped around it.
I coloured the image with a variety of markers, cut it out and glued it in place.


I added the tag (printed on the computer, cut out with a Sissix die and with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink around the edges) with a flower brad.
Finally I added some googly eyes.




Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 88

This is my 88th make for A year of ATCs?




I recently won some stamps from Sin City Stamps...find them here on Facebook.
They were sent along with the skull stamp - a prize from Dream In Darkness.


Find that fabulous face stamp and a couple of the others here



I decided I would make a pocket letter so first I made 9 ATCs.
Each of 9 rectangles was adhered to pink neon card - not a colour I use often!

I started the rectangles by printing white card with distress ink,
 rolled onto bubble wrap with a brayer.
I then placed strips of masking tape across the 9 rectangles in various directions. I added Picked Raspberry distress ink in the spaces.
Next I added strips of washi tape also in various directions. 
I cut the rectangles apart and overprinted with 4 of the stamps in black, brown and red Ink.
I trimmed them to fit onto the pink neon.


I then put the 9 ATCs into a pocket letter folder.


I will link this to Dream In Darkness March Challenge 

If you would like this pocket letter sent to you - comment below - I will draw a name out of the hat from any comments made in a couple of weeks.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 87

This is my 87th make for A year of ATCs?



The background for this ATC uses the 'bleeding tissue' technique, matted on a scrap of black card. This is a very muted background.



I then added Dragons Lair Hoppy Takes Cover coloured with a variety of markers.
Finally I added some tiny butterfly brads.





Happy Crafting!

Monday, 27 March 2017

Left Overs

Last weekend I went on a crafty retreat - had a great time -
when I came back I found I had a few things to use up...

I had used my journal to 'use up' paint from my brayer:


I then had some circles of art tissue - so I used them with the 'bleeding tissue' technique - painting them in place with water. I then just left them to dry.


We had made some 'crackling' texture paste using
1 part cornflour
1/2 part white acrylic paint
1/4 part white PVA glue

I applied this through stencils and allowed to dry.
I then added colour using Spectrum Noir pens.


I then added 'brushed corduroy' distress ink around the edges.



You can see the 'crackle' particularly around the lady's face.


I was delighted to receive a stamp prize from Dream in Darkness recently - I will make something with it soon - watch this space!!

Happy Crafting!


A Year of ATCs? - Day 86

This is my 86th make for A year of ATCs?
As today is my Dad's 90th Birthday I decided to make a Birthday ATC.




The background for this ATC uses the 'bleeding tissue' technique, matted on a scrap of brown card. I will mention more about 'bleeding tissue' in a post soon...


I then added Dragons Lair Happy Birthday Hiss coloured with a variety of markers.
I cut a number of candles using a Sissix die and coloured the flames with Zig pens.



Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 26 March 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 85

Remember my 59th make for A year of ATCs?




The theme was geometrics and the ATCs were for a pocket letter swap.
I have just had the swaps back - and I think the result is pretty brilliant!



Today's make is also for a pocket letter swap - this time the theme is "Ripped and Torn"



I made 9 of these - red card then two layers of 'torn' DP from Dragons Lair Designs- then ripped paper from an old book, then torn out words printed on the computer.

I then put them in a pocket sleeve.



I have sent off 8 - and I am now waiting for the swaps...

So that's Day 85 of A Year of ATCs!



Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 25 March 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 84

This is my 84th make for A year of ATCs?


This is ATC using Mixed Up Images from Vera Lane
put together on a background sent me by Teresa Morgan in a recent ATC swap.


I added colour with Zig real brush pens and used glossy accents on the eyes, and trimmed the whole to be slightly smaller than a red rectangle.


This is my set of Vera Lane ATCs shown over the last few days:



Happy Crafting!

Friday, 24 March 2017

A year of ATCs? - Day 83

This is my 83rd make for A year of ATCs?



This is ATC using Mixed Up Images from Vera Lane
put together on a background sent me by Teresa Morgan in a recent ATC swap.




I added colour with Zig real brush pens and used glossy accents on the eyes and teeth, and trimmed the whole to be slightly smaller than a red rectangle.


Happy Crafting!

Dragons Lair Inspiration

Today I am showing a Quick Page Layout!

Dragons Lair has quite a few QP's available - all you have to do is use an editing software and a photo and you have a layout.

I have used Green Grass Quick Page 2 and Serif Craft Artist 2. 
This only has a space for one photo, so I added a second frame from my Dragons Lair files and a few flowers.
The pictures are of my Mum, my Dad and me...


I will link this to Digitally Sweet Challenges 160


Have you looked at the current Challenge Blog Challenge?



Happy Crafting!

Susan



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Thursday, 23 March 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 82

This is my 82nd make for A year of ATCs?



This is ATC using Mixed Up Images from Vera Lane
put together on a background sent me by Teresa Morgan in a recent ATC swap.





I added colour with Zig real brush pens - using a different selection of colours -
trimmed it and then added it to a scrap of bright red card.



I will link this to Ike's SUYP Challenge
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

A Year of ATCs? Day 81

This is my 81st make for A year of ATCs?



This is another ATC using Combined Images from Vera Lane - from
Whimsical Girl with florals 
put together on a DP from Imagine That Digistamp
This is the scond of a pair - the first one was on Day 56



I added colour with Zig real brush pens - using a different selection of colours -
trimmed it and then added it to a scrap of bright red card.










I will link this to Wicked Wednesday #246 Girly Girl 

Happy Crafting!