Curiouser and curiouser

Here’s a bright and sunny card I made for a couple of challenges:

The Altered Alice challenge wants to see a lovely garden and/or bright flowers. I used my Tim Holtz tattered florals die. The shape of the leaf was stamped with a scrap I cut out of the waste of a sheet of rubber. I doodled the details of the leaves.

The Stampotique Designers Challenge wants us to combine two or more stamps. I put Moth Fab’s head on the shoulders of a Dilly Beans image of Alice .

Simon Says Stamp and Show celebrates Stamptember and chose ‘Read all about it’ as this week’s theme. Lewis Carroll’s story of Alice makes great literature, of course. Moreover, I added several pieces of textbook papers and incorporated a Cherry Pie text swirl in the background to tie with the theme.

I hope you like it!



Sunshine (we all could do with some, I’m sure…) is this week’s theme set by Wicked Wednesday weekly ATC challenges. Some time ago, I created an ATC that fits the bill:

Stamps used

  • Sun: All Night Media
  • Background stripes: Tim Holtz
  • Sentiment: Hero arts

ATC – A thing of beauty

The Stamp Man Challenge Blog wants to see summer colours. Here’s my entry:

The white flowers (Art Journey) have been heat embossed and act as a resist. I used distress inks and a circle shaped mask to sponge the sun and the background. I stamped some more flowers using Spiced Marmelade Distress ink and added the sentiment (Art Journey) and the butterflies (Lavinia).

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: