Thursday, 29 September 2016

Artist Trading Cards

This is a scheduled post for the September ATC partner swap at UKATC
First off I chose a travel theme, using a piece cut from an old atlas and on the left you just see the white texture paste added with Tim Holtz clock stencil.
The globe is stuck on with 3D foam pads to give dimension.  The Eiffel Tower is stamped using Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap onto card stamped with Crafty Individuals' script stamp and DI Pumice Stone.

Next I used watercolour to paint the sunset background, then stamped the Inkylicious dandelions in DI Black Soot. The sentiment is from the same stamp.
Finally I decided to use some of the odd letters I have left from different alphabet sets.  The background is cut from an old dictionary page and whilst I didn't have a clear plan for this card, I like the way it turned out.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

This Year's Road Trip

I haven't disappeared for good, just been busy at work and then on holiday.  We've been back a week but I'm still trying to get into the old routines and failing, so I opted to scrap our first destination.
We spent a few days in Las Vegas as I've never been and I have to say the first day I didn't like it at all but it grew on me and I would definitely go back for a few days if ever in that part of America again.
So here's the first scrapbook layout dedicated to our time in Las Vegas and to represent that false, glitzy, in-your-face city I wanted a busy, bright and full-on layout. 
We went on the Big Red Bus Tour of the city which included a really helpful map so I've used a section of that as the background and some of the labelled pictures to add to my own photos.
The wooden lettering was sprayed with Krylon paint and dotted with Stickles to add a bit more glitz and the little bag stapled to the top contains a souvenir betting chip.