The challenge at TMTA is to create an ATC using cloth and paper. My background is a piece of batiked cotton. I added stamps, gold detail and an image. Unfortunatelt the scan does not do justice to the background at all which is actually much warmer in colour and golden shimmery.
The theme at SaWo is Split Negatives, something I had never done before, but good fun to do something totally different for once. Mine is a quite traditional sort of card, that may get in handy one of these days as a gift card to someone...
The theme at Thank God It's Friday is Vintage today. Most people seem to like Vintage. I suppose it brings warm fussy feelings of the past and supposedly better times. This seems to come up particularly around Christmas time.... As I am still busy doing Christmas cards, I made another vintage card.
The theme at MMM is "Ornamental Christmas". My contribution is a Gothic Arch which I made for a contest over at Gothic Arches. The frame is made of Polymer Clay, stamped and coloured with mica powders. The background is collaged, coloured with dye inks and overstamped and embossed. The image I had in my collection and I cannot remember where it came from.
Silhouette is the theme at Gothic Arches. Really liked the idea of that, it gave me the chance to use a little silhouette stamp I got not that long ago. Mine has a wintery Christmas theme (as most of my things do at the moment. Background was done with Adirondack dye inks and a brayer.
The theme at SaWo is to create a background by using the thread technique. Great fun to do and dead easy. Unfortunately my background has almost disappeared, but right at the top you can just see it still.
The theme at Gothic Arches is "Buttons". Buttons are not actually my thing, I never can quite see the point of them (no offence Dawne, your card is amazing!!) Anyway, as Gothic Arches is probably my favourite challenge site, I decided to use it as a real challenge. So I have used lots of little buttons, but kind of disguised them in my ladies hair band and as the centre of the flowers I used as embellishment.
The theme at SaWo is to antique paper. Really liked the idea of this theme, Sandy is so clever to think of something new every week.
Anything I do at the moment seems to eventually turn into a Christmas card. I made an antique heart, using mount board and sticking a little transferred image (using Golden gel medium) behind the aperture that I cut out. I used distress inks and then varnished everything with tea dye varnish to give it the antique look.Then like I said , I could not help myself and turned it into a Christmas card.
The theme at Thank God it's Friday is "Doors". I love doors as they can be so symbolic, being like a threshold between two worlds. Anyway, it's really too early for philosophy, so here is my door card. The rusty looking key is just grungeboard treated with some mica and embossing powders.
The theme at Wednesday stamper is angels. It's always hard for me to produce soemthing midweek, so all I managed was a little ATC. I have quite a few angel cards lying around, but i felt I wanted to create something new, so here's my modest contribution to the challenge
The theme at TMTA is angels this week, to get us into Christmas mood. As Halloween really isn't my thing, I've started on Christmas cards and ATCs a while back already. I decided to make an angel triptych. The backgrounds are done with a mixture of acrylic pains, gesso and stamps. The images are collections I have gathered over the years
The theme at SaWo this week is to make something with either wax paper or to use beeswax. As I have neither wax paper nor a cuttlebug, the other thing necessary for the particular technique described in the "technique zone", I decided to use beeswax. I created a background using a resist technique involving clear embossing powder, as the effect is actually quite similar to the wax paper technique in some respects. You stamp a background using versamark and then emboss with clear embossing powder. You then colour your piece in whatever way, I sponged with adirondack inks from Ranger. The embossed images resist the colouring. Using some kitchen paper you then iron your piece, this melts the clear embossing, so that your stamp background now appears as a lightcoloured "resist". After that I collaged with melted beeswax from the melting pot. Collage images are from "Digital Collage".
Just got a whole lot of new stamps from a brilliant place called the Stamp Smith. This is the image that I first saw on Docraft and really liked. I asked the friend who has used it in an ATC, where she got it. Well she borrowed it from a friend who got it from ebay as a one off. But.... it had a title. I googled the title, and hey presto found the site. They have great stamps and offer a really friendly fast service. I highly recommend them!
Gothic Arch Trifold inside
Back of Gothic Arch Trifold
Gothic Arch Within the Heart
Gothic Arch, the Key
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