Smile

Once in a while, I participate in swaps in which we are asked to incorporate an image provided. The following ATC was created for such a swap:

In reality, the background’s rather sparkly, for it was created using Glimmer and Perfect Pearls Mists. Unfortunately, this doesn’t really show on scan. I used a piece of lace as a stencil while I was misting, thus creating a kind of flowery pattern. I find the image really matches  the lovely sentiment stamp by Fiskars.

This is my entry for the following challenges:

Celestial ATCs with bling

Hello there! Today, I’d like to share some ATCs with you. Last week I bought some zodiac themed postage stamps and they inspired me into making a series of 12 ATCs. As there’s some bling involved, the scan of the complete series did not turn out very good, so I will start showing you two individual ATCs to make it easier for you to grasp the detail:

The backgrounds have been sprayed with glimmer mists and perfect pearls mists. On the blue cards I also spattered some silver Mica Gloss. The zodiac sign (Cherry Pie), sun, moon, stars and sentiment (Hero Arts) have been stamped with Versamark and heat embossed in either silver or gold. On each of the ATCs, the image of the zodiac sign has been covered with Versamark and heat embossed at least twice using clear embossing powder, so as to render it in a kind of medaillon. This is also hard to see on scan.

This is my entry for the following challenges:

 

Glow in the dark snowman

Well, it’s winter solstice today, so I thought it a perfect time to share a wintry ATC with you!

At first sight, there’s nothing special about this ATC, but there’s a catch: the image glows in the dark! I wish I could’ve shown you somehow, but I was not able to catch the glow on photo…

I created the background using glimmer mist and heat embossed a few snow crystals in white. The snowman and the sign (both Stampotique) were stamped with Stazon on ‘glow in the dark paper’ and cut out. I added the snow crystals that were punched out of the glow in the dark paper and added a bit of Distress stickles at the bottom.

This is one ATC in a series of four and they are on their way to The Stamp Man for their December swap ‘t Is the Season‘.

It’s also my entry for the current Stampotique challenge ‘Punches and die cuts‘.

Holiday Greeting

This week, Simon says stamp and show wants to see a Holiday Greeting. Here’s mine:

The background was sprayed with glimmermist and the image was heat embossed in black.

I’m not a big fan of Christmas themed images, but I do adore this Inkadinkado stamp. It’s different (no santa, no reindeer, no snowman, …), it’s simple, stylish and very versatile!  Tim Holtz’ Baroque die cut has also proved very useful in the creation of my Christmas cards this year. I just love that shape!

Turquoise xmas card without xmas stamps

In the Yahoo-group “Creatief met stempels” we were asked to create a Christmas card without typical Christmas stamps. That wasn’t too difficult for me, for that’s the way I usually create most of my Christmas cards.

The background was sprayed with turquoise and purple glimmer mist and cut out with the Tim Holtz baroque die cut.

I also would like to enter this card to the “Turquoise” challenge set by Daring Cardmakers.

Stamps used

  • Fairies and stardust: Lavinia
  • Wishing you a… : Crafty Individuals
  • Curly letters: Gaia
  • Numbers: Fusion Art

Inkurable Stampers gothic arch “Zodiac”

And here’s another Inkurable Stampers gothic arch; one for the theme “signs of the zodiac“.

This was actually the first time that I’ve worked with gesso. I first glued down a few strips of newspaper featuring horoscopes with gel medium (I’ve got some bubbles unfortunately).  Then, I added a layer of gesso, which I sprayed with Glimmer Mist when dry. I heat embossed the zodiac signs (Cherry Pie) and stars (Lavinia) in gold.  I stamped the tarot cards on a separate piece of  paper and coloured them with an aqua pencil using distress inks. I cut them out, heat embossed the borders in gold and did the same with the arch. I glued the tarot cards to my arch and added another one of my favourite Hero arts sentiments.

Inkurable Stampers Gothic Arch Women

I’m still trying to catch up with my Inkurable Stampers Gothic Arches. This is my take on the theme “women“:

The background was created using Glimmer Mist. The flames (De Voet) were stamped and coloured with an aqua pencil using distress inks. The Beauty Muse (Cherry Pie) was heat embossed and painted with bleach. I added one of my favourite Hero Arts sentiments.