Sunday, 23 April 2017

Flowers Galore ATCs

Here are the three flower themed cards for this month's swap at UKATC.  We've got a couple of different swaps on at the moment so I'll be posting something different soon.
 
First up tulips.  I painted these in watercolour over the background card which I created with corrugated card and teal chalk paint.  I love the way the flower heads allow the background to show through and was so pleased with the result I think I'll attempt a larger piece for framing. 
 
 
The next card used a lovely stamp sentiment and a sunny combination of colours.  The white background is stamped with a swirl stamp in DI Spun Sugar and Mustard Seed before being layered with patterned paper to echo the daisies.
 
 
Lastly I used a pre-made tag adhered to a piece of printed acetate. The acetate originally came from a garment tag but was too pretty to throw away.  I don't often use bought tags but I was running out of time to send these off and other projects and work were needing my attention.
 
 
I seem to have taken on quite a lot recently and it's beginning to catch up with me but hopefully I can post in the next couple of days with a little plaque made for a swap. 
 
In the meantime ...
 
 

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Spring is in the Air at UKATC

The second theme for March at UKATC was Spring,  so I went for spring colours and flowers for the first card.  The image is from Crafty Individuals', painted with watercolour which gives a nice effect. 
 

For both these ATCs I used Saunders Waterford watercolour paper and Winsor & Newton Artist Watercolours and painted the backgrounds with pale washes of Cerulean Blue and Aureolin to create a summer sky.  
 
Yes I know dandelion seeds will be later in the summer but the stamps from Inkylicious are lovely to use and I'm sure my swap partner will forgive me.  The images were stamped using StazOn black ink
 
 
No stamping on the last card, just a little scene which represents the beautiful countryside where I live as it wakes up after the Winter. Again this is painted using watercolours.