TMTATC – Harlequin Background, News, WOYWW, Crafty Cardmakers’ Challenge and a few other bits…

Breaking myself in gently, I did a quick ATC for TMTATC – I LOVE harlequin backgrounds and of course I had to use my new Art Journey stamps again 😀  I stamped the little boy first, masked him, then stamped the Harlequin Background in Versamark, embossing with clear EP, then sponging on the two colours of ink. Embossing resist is also the monthly Stamping challenge for KCUK, so this is my sample.  Then I stamped a Hero Arts Words b/g  in the green ink, Moments in Rusty Hinge and Precious with my trusty black Memories inkpad.  Removed the mask and coloured him with some watercolour pencils, when I eventually found them…

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I’ve used two of my favourite colours of inks here – Palette Water lily Green and Rusty Hinge Distress ink.
The Crafty Cardmaker’s Challenge for this week is to get inky, so I’m entering this into the challenge.
While playing, I had in mind a card I’d seen on the Hero Arts Blog, so I got my felt tips out and made this because I needed a ‘Thinking of You’ card.  Anyone who knows me knows that yellow is NOT one of my favourite colours but I really liked the idea of this design.  Mine is much simpler than theirs but I almost like it as much 😉
30 June 2010
When I came home from York, I had a lovely surprise when I learned that I’d been chosen as one of the DT for Crafty Cardmakers Challenge – woohoo!  That WILL be a challenge cos it’s not my usual type of challenge.  Look forward to joining the rest of the team soon!
Thought I’d leave you with a taste of what I was doing over the weekend.
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Doesn’t look that impressive until you see a close up and realise that every little speck is a BIRD!  There are hundreds of thousands of them, all looking as if they’re hanging on for dear life and the noise is incredible.  They all sound as if they’re laughing!
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And here’s a little cutie 😉  This one was cropped from a photo like the one above, so the quality from my little point and click camera isn’t brilliant, but it still looks so cuddly.
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Last but not least, decided to share my desk today along with everyone else at WOYWW, so here are the photos of my workspace this morning – BEFORE I started stamping!
Believe it or not, this was tidy for me, though I can assure you it’s a lot messier now…


Precious Moments…

I fully intended tidying my room, honestly – that’s what I went in there for but I just had to try out a few new images, so I’ve scheduled the results for while I’m in York, enjoying some precious moments with my brother.

It’s Chris’s fault!



KCUK ATCs – Dragonflies and/or Butterflies

I stamped the Butterflies and Dragonflies first, embossing them with clear EP, then masked them, coloured the backgrounds and stamped the Text and postmark stamps, embossing again.  Backgrounds are made with Pigment inks (mainly Colorbox with a bit of Brilliance here and there) and the Butterflies and Dragonflies are coloured with Copics.  There’s Glitter Glaze on the Dragonfly wings, which doesn’t show clearly in the scan.
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