Colourful butterfly ATCs

Here’s a series of ATCs I haven’t shared on my blog yet:

Out of a hat creations wonders what our favourite technique or product is. I have so many, but I’ve recently discovered the Dylusions sprays and I instantly fell in love with them. The colours are so bright and I really love how the sprays react to water. This is also my entry for ‘winged things’ challenge over at ‘Crafty Cardmakers‘. The butterflies and all other stamps are Stampers Anonymous.


Heartfelt thanks

Wow, what a creative week it’s been: this is my 5th blog post! I’d like to share with you a card using the techniques explained by Kate Crane in her dvd ‘Art journaling: right from a blank page’. It’s my first attempt at using gesso and acrylic paints and adding texture in several ways.

It’s my entry for the following challenges:

Stamps used

  • Weasel by Stampotique
  • Texture stamps by Tim Holtz

Inspired by Tim Holtz

Studio L3 Grungy Monday wants to see our projects inspired by Tim Holtz’ 12 tags of Christmas 2011. I took inspiration from Tag n° 4, my favourite tag of this year’s series (so far, there’s still one tag to go). Here’s the result:

As there are lots of Tim Holtz products that I don’t have, I had to be creative. I substituted his snowman die cut for his snowman embossing folder and I cut out the embossed snowman manually (I used paper instead of grungeboard). I also don’t have the picket fence distress Stain, but I discovered that Pearl acrylic paint dabbers combined with broken china distress stain also produce wonderful results.

Here’s a more detailed picture, but i’m afraid it’s impossible to show the card’s real colours and texture on pic:

Instead of punching ’25’ out of the snowman, I punched snowflakes out of the background, I added a stamped paper behind it (music sheet) and then I filled up the snowflakes with Glossy Accents.

I quite like my Tim inpired card and, what’s more important, I really enjoyed creating it!

Halloween card

Are you also counting down the days to Halloween? I’m certainly enjoying creating creepy ATCs and cards!

Here’s a quick card I made for the following challenges:

I used a circular die cut as a mask and sponged the moon and the nightsky with Distress inks. I used Tim Holtz masks to sponge the witch and the cat. I stamped the Tim Holtz’ bats and Halloween sentiment and added a few dots with a white gel pen.

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday

It’s been far too long since I’ve shared my workdesk with you! Usually, I only show a small part of my workspace, so as to conceal the big mess that’s surrounding it. Today, you’ll get to see the real thing.

Honestly, whenever I’m stamping, I have to look for five minutes before I find my stuff under scraps of paper, masks, etc.  And whenever I tidy my desk, it stays organised for about half an hour, before it’s turned into a complete mess again.

On my desk there’s only one creation.

It’s an ATC that I planned to enter for the Studio L3 “crackle paint” challenge, but that I failed to scan in time. Moreover, I was not very satisfied with the crackle paint technique itself (which looks rather awful on photo/scan).  Nevertheless, I do like the ATC as a whole and I’d like to enter it to the Gingersnap Creations “yellow, orange and red” challenge. I really love using these colours! The stamps are all by Tim Holtz. I hardly had any Tim Holtz stamps until a week ago, when I received 4 sheets I ordered with Stampers Anonymous!

Please, don’t feel obliged to leave a comment for WOYWW! There are already over 100 blogs participating and it’s impossible to leave a comment on each and every one of them! I also just snoop around a bit and I usually only leave comments that I think really useful for the owner of the blog. Happy WOYWW!