Vintage Stampotique card

Once I start playing with my Stampotique stamps, there’s no holding back… No atc this time, but a vintage card in shades of brown and splashes of orange:


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

Stamps used

  • Glimmering Hope (girl) & stars: Stampotique
  • Dream Big, Change the World: Art Journey
  • Follow your Dreams: Crafty Individuals
  • The future belongs to …: Hero arts

Time ATC

I’ve been posting lots of cards lately (which is very unlike me), so here’s an ATC:

Just in time for the following challenges:

The sentiment was computer generated. It refers to a song by The Rolling Stones.

Stamps & images used

  • Steampunk girl: Altered Artifacts
  • Frame: Stampers Anonymous
  • Crackle: Hampton art
  • Clock; Cherry Pie

Distressed and embellished

Here’s a card for two of my favourite ‘creepy’ challenges: HDH Macabre Monday (pass the distressing) and Smudgy Antics (embellish it).

I don’t know if you’d agree, but I find the well-known Tim Holtz sentiment a perfect match for the  funny Smeared Ink Halloween image.  Makes me smile. 🙂

Stamps used

  • Little grumpy image: Smeared Ink
  • Stripes: Darkroom Door
  • Crackle: Hampton Art
  • Sentiment and design scrap: Tim Holtz

Vintage bicycle

I’d like to share with you an ATC I made for a personal swap.


It’s a versamark resist background on glossy paper brayered with adirondack inks and stamped with Archival ink.The edges are heat embossed in gold.

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

Stamps used

  • Scratches and sentiment: Tim Holtz
  • Script background: Darkroom Door
  • Postage marks: Scrolls Work
  • Bicycle: Katzelkraft

Destination Happiness

Here’s a ‘masculine’ card I’ve made recently.

I’d like to enter it into the following challenges:

Stamps used:

  • Car: Katzelkraft
  • Ticket (sentiment is computer generated), scratches, blots: Tim Holtz
  • Map: A Capella
  • Destination: Royal Brush Clear choice
  • Happiness: Crafty Individuals

Live seconds as a lifetime

Some time ago, I made this gothic arch ATC tryptich for a personal swap:



I used several techniques: stamping with water, antique wallpaper technique featured in the Technique Junkie’s June/July 2010 newsletter, collage, …

I’d like to enter this ATC triptych to the following challenges:

I often find inspiration in song lyrics for my creations, and this particular one was inspired by ‘Endless skies’, a song by VNV Nation. I didn’t find an official video for this song, so I included the following one featuring the lyrics: