Friday, 13 August 2010

A few More Atc's

     Just thought I would show you a few more that i've had a fiddle with :) 

this has a shimmer of gold all over it, which has given this smudged effect- looks better in real life!
The fairy has an acetate wing & there is lots of fairy dust :)

Here's one for Heather's Atc swap

Not the best picy, but i've added seashells & smudged stickles around the edge. 

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

More ATC's

Hello there
I'm addicted to ATC's!
I'd never given them much thought to them, but they are great to make :)
 I hope you like them 
El x 

New York

Really like this one, I used my distressing inks and sprizted over with some perfect pearls.


 This is one I'm going to be sending to Heather for this months Atc swap, i've used glossy accents with a glitter pen on the small seashell (sorry you can't see the glossy accent, but I have used it- honest!) which looks really effective.



This image was a free download from the craft stamper magazine then I used my new Tim Holtz stamps, shabby french - ooo love them x

Tim holtz stamp again! i've used clarity stamp silk card and brayed the background from my big n Juicy inkpad & stamped the image after this is dry, polish the card with a tissue and you get a lovely shine- I used the same technique with the first atc x

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

ATC Swap

Lindsay's ATC & Shelia's ATC

Hello there,
Well this weekend I had my first atc swap with Lindsay Mason, who was demostrating at Dawn Bibby's Design Studio with some fabulous techniques and Shelia, who learned how to make a rose with grungepaper which are on her blog. I had made some paper roses and using clear UTEE in the melt pot, I found the article in the craft stamper magazine, September issue and as soon as I saw them I thought I had to have a go, I didn't have the correct stamp so I used one that came with one of the previous issue's of the craft stamper magazine. I think it looks as good as the one in the article, I showed this to Jane and the crew who was demonstrating at Dawn's and they seemed to really like them and asked how I did them. Stamp & cut out 3 flowers, then i've used Tim Holtz's Victorian velvet to ink the paper, make sure you colour both sides, the first flower make a cut down the petal, the second flower cut out 1 of the petals this can be thrown away and the second flower cut out 2 petals, use this to make the centre of the rose, for each layer glue the petals together bringing one petal on top of the other this will form a cone shape, curl the petals and trim the 3 smaller flowers at the bottom to remove the point this will let each layer nest into each other. Melt the clear UTEE powder in your melt pot and once this is completely melted take the largest petal and dip into the melt pot coating both sides and let it drain a little and them put this onto the craft sheet, do this to all of the layers and place each layer straight into each other and build up as you go (melted UTEE will hold each layer in place, I hope this makes sense!). Have fun :)))

faux-porcelain flowers