Eye candy

Lots of creative blogs are offering us great eye candy, so I decided to dedicate an ATC to… eye candy:


Id like to enter this atc into the following challenges :

Stamps/images used

  • Tree, sun, kid: Dilly Beans
  • Script: Darkroom Door
  • Music sheet: All night media

My boy lollipop

Dilly Beans wants us to be inspired by a song. I’ve been listening to the ‘album top 500’ all evening, so plenty of inspiration to go by. This song hasn’t popped up (yet), but that Dilly Beans image just screamed to be picked to illustrate this particular song!



I also would like to enter this atc into the ‘PunkyouGirl challenge: Things with wings‘.

Thanks for popping in!




You don’t need to be a fairy …

Daring Cardmakers wants us to be inspired by fairy tales and Stampootique challenges us to create a textured background. Here’s my entry:


I created this textured background with gesso and used wax crayons to apply colour. I rubbed silver ink on the raised parts of the gesso, but unfortunately that’s not very obvious on scan. I really like this Dutch sentiment: in English it reads ‘You don’t need to be a fairy to perform miracles’.

Stamps used

  • Girl+sentiment:  Inkerbell stamps
  • Circles: Stampers Anonymous
  • Stars: Lavinia
  • Twig: Inkadinkado


Embrace imperfection

Yeah, my creative juices are flowing again! After watching one of Tam’s wonderful  Art, Heart and Healing tutorials @ the Willowing network, I’ve even ventured to try out something new! In week 2 of this free course Tam very clearly explains how to do an image transfer, which I’ve been wanting to try this for ages. So, this grungy ATC features my very first Golden gel Medium image transfer:

For the background I used alcohol inks and gesso. The stamps are Tim Holtz. The image is copyrighted by Altered Artifacts. I used a Tim Holtz tool to distress the edges.

Actually, there’s a story behind this ATC. Although I was originally very happy with how the transfer of the boy came out, I really had to stop myself from throwing away my ATC.  I felt I’d completely ruined it after the recipient I was using to stamp the gessoed circles with  accidentally fell out of my hand and covered up the boy’s left eye.  However, I thought to myself: “What the heck, this ATC is featuring the sentiment ’embrace imperfection’  so why not live up to it!”. After all, it IS my first image transfer ever, which is special to me, and maybe  it can become a special treasure to someone else out there too!

I’d like to enter this ATC to the following challenges.

UPDATE: I’ve decided to put this ATC up for raffle – ONLY for the members of the Flickr-group http://www.flickr.com/groups/atc_raffles/. The winner will be drawn on 31 August. What do you have to do to win?
1) You have to have your own (free) Flickr-account (http://www.flickr.com).
2) Be or become a member of the Flickr-group http://www.flickr.com/groups/atc_raffles/.
4) If you win, you will have to post an ATC of your own for raffle @ the Flickr group.
If you’re not eligible because you don’t have a Flickr-account, do not despair! Later this year I will surely organise other giveaways that are open to everyone.
And the winner of the raffle is …. drumroll…
Congratulations, Autumnsensation, this ATC is coming your way!