Lightbeam atc

A couple of months ago I bought a wonderful interactive children’s book about underwater life and I immediately knew this would inspire me to create some interactive atcs based on the same ‘lightbeam’ principle :


I stamped the sea animals on acetate and coloured them with alcohol inks. I adhered the acetate to a blue gelliprint background using eyelets. I put a white piece of cardstock inbetween to create a kind of diver’s lightbeam.

This is my entry for the following challenges:

Stamps used

  • Sea slug, starfish, sea plants: Oxford impressions
  • Fish: Stampinback
  • Octopet: Stampotique



Couldn’t resist the fairies…

I couldn’t stop playing with my Lavinia fairies… This time, I stamped them on an alcohol ink resist background (or I put them behind an AI resist foreground on acetate).

For this technique, I applied several colours alcohol ink on acetate (you can also use glossy paper) using an applicator. I inked my bubbly background stamp with black Archival ink and stamped it onto the alcohol ink background. Then, I immediately wiped off the black archival ink using a cloth. This removes the alcohol ink that was underneath the stamped image and exposes the acetate or white glossy paper again.

This is my entry for Hels’ Simply irresistable challenge.

Stamps used

  • Bubbly background: Stampcamp
  • Fairies & butterfly: Lavinia
  • Flower: Katzelkraft
  • Snail: Artistic Stamper
  • Fairy Frolics: Scrolls Work

Blue, green and silver

Blue, green and silver is the current colour combination set by The Play Date Café.  When I first saw the picture they used for inspiration, I really fell in love with that colour combo, but while I was creating, it proved to be quite a challenge!

I created this birthday card.

I used alcohol inks (Lettuce, Denim and Silver) and I heat embossed the crackle (Hampton Art) and the sentiment (Heidi Swapp) in silver.

I’m so used to creating ATCs that I find it very hard to create “normal” cards, so I decided to create an ATC as well:

I used the spin and splash technique and one of my favourite Stampotique stamps. The sentiment is by Stamp It Crazy.

Alcohol Ink Monoprint

This week, Studio L3 focuses on the Alcohol Ink Monoprint technique explained in Tim Holtz “Compendium of Curiosities”. Here’s my take!

I used Adirondack alcohol inks lettuce, stream and wild plum to create to background. I also tried to give it extra texture by stamping “suds” (Stamp Camp) with versamark, but unfortunately the scan doesn’t show this.
I made a collage using the following stamps:

  • Beauty Muse (Cherry pie)
  • Butterfly (Artistic Stamper)
  • Mystery (Lost Coast Design)
  • Definition “Beauty”(Stamp Camp)
  • Art (Darkroom Door)
  • Mosaic (Stampers Anonymous).

The edge of my ATC was coloured using a copper paint dabber.

Dragonfly ATC

This week’s theme at Think Monday – Think ATC is “Fly”.

As I find this a very inpiring theme and I seem to own a lot of stamps featuring flying creatures, I wish I would have had the time to create several ATCs. Unfortunately, I just had time for this one. While I was in France two weeks ago, I really was amazed by the beauty of the dragonflies with their sparkling, bright coloured wings. I tried to give my dragonfly sparkling blue wings using Perfect Pearls, but this doesn’t show well on the scanned image. The background is made with alcohol ink. The stamp’s by “Cherry Pie”.