December Artful ATC swap… presents 

This month it is my choice of theme for the Artful ATC group and I chose presents.  It seemed suitable for the month of December.  

I sent mine off really early this month so as they’ve already been received I can share already!

Here is what I made.

ATC 1: 

Some jolly Christmas papers collaged onto a painty scrap.  Knew it wouldn’t matter what it looked like as I was collating over it. Then added gesso to blend the papers together a bit. 

Then I went a bit mad with stencils and stamps but knew I had a die cut to add on the top so most of this got covered up! 
I’ve had the die cut in my stash for a long time so it was good to find a use for it. The Blonde Moments stamped sentiments seemed perfect for it too! 


ATC 2: 

I used a similar set of colours of the fresco finish paint and stamped a few Dylusions stamps randomly over the background. I also used some archival ink for some other bits and then when it was dry I outlined the shapes with a silver pen… after all it is Christmas! 

Then I stamped the present image out onto white card in the same colour scheme. I did it twice in different colours so I could add the bow as a different colour.

I had added the present using pinflair glue gel to give it dimension and then added some stickles to the bow for extra sparkle.  For the mount I chose a bright pink cardstock and layered it up, finishing off with some more silver pen doodling. 

Really happy with both of these… looking forward to seeing what I get in return. Always fun opening the envelope to discover the beauty inside. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

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