Sunday, 29 May 2016

Time for More Artist Trading Cards

Yes the second theme this month at UKATC was 'Time' so here are the 3 cards I made for that swap.
Sorry this is so pale but I used white card and white paper to back it whilst scanning.  The stamps are from Inkylicious, using Distress Ink Pumice Stone for the dandelions and Seedless Preserve for the sentiment.

For the next one I couldn't resist the very superior image of the cat, given that our cat Coco (a black ninja cat!) was sleeping near my desk.   The plate is a chipboard die cut from a set I've been working through for a few years.

For the last card I used an image from Crafty Individuals' - one of their glossy sheets - but I can't remember which one.  I stamped the woodgrain paper with CI clock stamp in DI Black Soot before adding the image.  The sentiment is taken from Tim Holtz, Stuff to Say, stamped in Black Soot.


Thursday, 26 May 2016

A Trio of Peachy Artist Trading Cards

Today it's the first of 6 ATCs made for this months theme of 'peach' at the UKATC  swap.
I enjoy the challenge of deciding what to make, often thinking outside the box , then making sure it   fits onto such a small card.
 The fan is from a Kanban oriental set, stamped onto pale cream cardstock with
StazOn black ink, then brushed lightly with DI Spun Sugar to create more of a peach colour.
The central image is cut from a set of Docrafts papers and the frame is cut from Cricut Cartridge Elegant Edges.  The carte postale stamp is Tim Holtz. 
Naturally our cat Coco inspired this one, although she's completely black. 
Using white card inked with DI Spun Sugar, the cat is from another Docrafts set and the word 'life' masked out from Time Holtz stamp set, 'Stuff to Say'.  See what I mean about thinking outside the box!