Poppies

I’ve been playing with my new Rubbernecker watercolour stamps. Here  is the result:

RubberneckerFlowers

 

I’d like to enter this CAS card into the following challenges:

Stamps used

  • Poppies & sentiment: Rubbernecker
  • Butterflies: Lavinia
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Jack Skellington

Some people find it hard to create masculine cards, but for me the opposite is actually true… I had lots of fun creating this masculine ATC featuring a big fan of Jack Skellington!

It’s my entry for:

 

ATC_JackSkeleton

I used structure paste and distress inks to create the brick wall background and stamped (& altered) and coloured the images. The sentiment is computer generated.

Stamps used

  • Smile: Stampotique
  • Frame: Stamp Francisco
  • Jack Skellington: Stamp It Crazy

 

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:

Black, white & burgundy

The Play Date Cafe suggest a lovely colour combo this week: black, white & a splash of burgundy. Actually, my ATC has quite a big splash of burgundy, I hope that’s ok.

I’m sure I’ll be making more ATCs using this stylish colour combo!

The faces are Crafty Individuals. For the background I used the “Antique wallpaper” technique featured in the Technique Junkie’s June/July 2010 newsletter. I wanted to add a sentiment, but whatever I tried, the ATC got completely out of balance, so I just decided not to add any.

Eyes for the Three Muses

This week’s theme over at the Three Muses is “eyes”. Here’s my ATC. Sorry for the bad scan.

The main stamps used are “Cracked up” and “another pretty face”  by Third Coast Rubber Stamps.
The Technique Tuesday Bijou Borders are heat embossed in gold.
On the sponged background I stamped Prima Marketing damasks with Versamark and added Sunflower Perfect Pearls, but the scan doesn’t show this very well. The text was composed using an address stamp.