If sadness is a colour …

Hello there! It’s been way too long since my last blog post, but I’ll try to be a better girl from now on (with Santa approaching and all…)!

Here are two ATCs inspired by a song peformed by a Belgian artist called ‘Stash’.

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

The first ATC also fits the theme ‘Faces’ currently running at:

Stamps used

  • Face: Third coast stamps
  • Design scrap: Stampers Anonymous
  • Border: Technique Tuesday

And here’s my source of inspiration:

Thanks for looking!


Stained glass window

Creavil wants to see transparencies. I used one to create this stained glass ATC:

I heat embossed the stained window (Katzelkraft) on a transparency in black and I coloured the image using alcohol inks. I put a white paper behind it, so the colours are more intense. To create the background of my atc I used blue Glimmer mist and Perfect Pearls Mists and I heat embossed the stars and the moon in gold.


Pink & brown vintage lady

It’s International Women’s Day today, so why not share a feminine ATC (oh so un-like me!):

I created this vintage ATC in shades of pink (Tattered Rose Distress Ink & Stucco Colorbox) and brown (Vintage Sepia Versafine) for the following challenges:

Stamps used

  • Vintage lady: Stamp It Crazy
  • Swirls: Oxford Impressions (Le Beau Monde)
  • Diva: Stamp Camp

Inkurable Stampers Gothic Arch Women

I’m still trying to catch up with my Inkurable Stampers Gothic Arches. This is my take on the theme “women“:

The background was created using Glimmer Mist. The flames (De Voet) were stamped and coloured with an aqua pencil using distress inks. The Beauty Muse (Cherry Pie) was heat embossed and painted with bleach. I added one of my favourite Hero Arts sentiments.

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.