Thursday, 21 April 2011

Cards and ATCs

I made a set of ATCs to swap recently... I was inspired by a recent demo on Create and Craft and dug out my brayer and Big n Juicy inkpad:

I kept the background simple, taping off the edges and using the brayer to build up a lovely intense colour. I then stamped over it with black Adirondack ink using the Flutterby stamp from Imagination Crafts.

I also made another ATC... this was something of an experiment for me in using masking and stamps to build up a scene:

I'd had these stamps as part of a set of Kanban stamps I got off C&C/QVC (can't remember which!) a while back. It was fun using them to build up a scene... and getting my head round the concept of having to "work backwards" and stamp the foreground images first. I coloured it in using my ProMarkers. The colouring's not perfect but hey... it's a learning process! :D

I also made a couple of cards recently.

A cute little card to send out with my ATC swap:

I got this funky little cat stamp from a sheet of freebie stamps that came with a craft magazine I bought last weekend. I stamped the cat in black Adirondack and coloured it in with my scrummy new Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks and also used the inks to doodle a border. I love the shimmery effect of these inks. The sentiment stamp is from Stampin' Up!

And while we're on the topic of Stampin' Up!, I had a good play with my SU stash to make this card to send to a new friend:

I used Greenhouse Garden, Baroque Motifs and Punch Pourri stamp sets, Crumb Cake and Pretty in Pink inkpads and cardstock and Newsprint patterned paper. I watermark stamped the Baroque Motifs flourish onto the pink card using Versmark ink and I cut into the stamped flowers and curled the petals for a bit of dimension and added adhesive pearls to the centres. I love the soft, warm colours of this card.


airing cupboard crafts said...

The ATc's are fab the house is so cute. I love the cards but my fav is the SU I would never have thought about putting Newsprint with pastels thank you for sharing x x

Sue said...

That card is beautiful. Love your ACT's too especially the house it looks 3D.

Claireliz said...

Those are gorgeous Ali.

fatmonica said...

What's not to like?It's all fabulous!I'm the lucky recipient of the Flutterby ATc and the cat card.I wondered what you'd coloured it with!Cosmic Shimmer Inks-will look out for them.
I also love the SU card.I played with the two step flowers at Cal's crop last month-they're on the wish list now!!

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