Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Mermaids Ahoy!

This is the final post for April's ATC swaps at  UKATC and I have to say, I struggled a little with this theme of Mermaids.  As usual there were 3 cards but somehow I only managed to scan 2 of them before sending them to the lovely Jan who organises the swap.
For this one I decided to tear strips of some mulberry paper I bought years ago to give the soft effect of the waves.  It's actually printed with the outline of dolphins in silver so I cut one of the tails out for the mermaid and added the hand cut from a magazine.
The background is from a Tim Holtz vintage card stack, stamped with a Crafty Individuals key in Distress Ink Vintage Photo.  The shells were free from Craft Stamper Magazine stamped in DI Rusty Hinge. 

Friday, 22 April 2016

It's a Colour Theme

This is the second ATC post for April where I'm sharing the 3 cards made for the theme of Brown in this month's swap at UKATC

I stamped the Crafty Individuals' clock stamp using black StazOn onto the card which has a slight sheen to it.  The sentiment and central fob watch were stamped on acetate with StazOn, then cut out and added to the top.
At some point I had to do some distressing and use a vintage image so I chose one of the lovely Lily Elsie photo stamps from Oxford Impressions.  I stamped the image onto white card and then coloured it in with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo before distressing the edges. 
For the background layer I stamped a music score onto white card, distressed the edges and inked with Vintage Photo.  The piece of music score was treated the same and the paper clip was coloured with Alcohol Ink in latte.
This is one of the lovely Crafty Individuals' stamps, trimmed to fit and stamped in DI Rusty Hinge.