My favourite winged creatures

I had this lovely butterfly postage stamp that I wanted to use on an atc, so I decided to combine it with stamped images of dragonflies and mail art stamps.

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The background is painted with gesso and sprayed and dripped with Dylusions inks. The edge of the card has been gold embossed.

This is my entry for the following challenges:

Stamps used

  • Postcard : Stampendous
  • Dragonflies: The artistic stamper
  • Spread your wings postage mark: Crafty Individuals
  • Grid: Stampers Anonymous

 

To each his ground on which to flourish…

Writing in my art journal is getting more and more important to me these days. I’d like to share with you a page I created to commemorate a wonderful person who died of cancer  at the age of 47.  Despite the sad occasion, I managed to turn it into a bright and positive page, for that totally reflects his own state of mind.  The idea for this page has been slumbering in my mind ever since Dan died two years ago, but I’m so glad I finally created this spread, for it helps me cope and I’m sure it will bring back many happy memories every time I’ll look at it.

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I incorporated a photograph I took many years ago, but I blurred it a bit, for I don’t want to share anyone’s picture without their permission.

I’d like to enter this journal spread into a the following challenges:

The quote I used for my pages comes from a beautiful song called ”To each his storm’ by ‘Rome’:

If this journal spread inspires you in any way (the colours, the theme of nature/trees, your favourite song quote, the theme of commemoration/illness …) in creating your own, please feel free to  post a link to your creation in my comments, so that I can have a look!

Flower ATCs

I’ve got some flower ATCs to share with you:

 

I’d like to enter both ATCs in the following challenges:

As the second ATC features an embossing resist background, I’d like to enter this one into the Frilly and Funkie challenge too.

Stamps used

  • Flowers (squares): Crafty Individuals
  • Flowers (background):  Hero arts
  • Script background: Darkroom Door
  • Natural Beauty sentiment & book page background : Stampinback

 

Shiny fairies

‘Do you believe in fairies?’ is this fortnight’s theme over at ‘Fun with ATCs‘ and Hels over at  ‘Sunday Stampers‘ wants to see something shiny. It was an excellent excuse for me to try out the new Brilliance inks I’ve recently bought:

Unfortunately, the subtle sparkle of the Brilliance inks is hard to capture on scan.

Stamps used

  • Fairies, flowers: Lavinia
  • Sentiment: Quietfire
  • Script background: Darkroom Door

 

Colourful butterly and flowers atc

Again an ATC to share with you:

In reality, there’s a bit of bling involved, for the silhouette flowers on both the square and the background were inked with distress inks and sprayed with perfect pearls before being stamped.

I’d like to enter this atc into two challenges:

 Stamps used

  • Butterfly: The Artistic Stamper
  • Silhouette flowers: Hero arts
  • Script background: Darkroom Door
  • Papillon sentiment: Katzelkraft