I made this ATC using similar technique to the tag I shared yesterday… in fact the same stack of scraps was used.
I did however change it up quite a lot by coating the Whole ATC with the scraps and then blending distress ink over the top to change the colour.
Then I added one horizontal strip, along with some shimmery wallpaper scrap to give the bird something to sit on.
The bird is a new to me Alpaca Pals stamp which I embossed and then coloured using distress inks and water.
Really love how cute that bird is and can’t wait to use it again.
This ATC was a gift for someone I am doing a swap with called scrap my stash… we send each other a pile of our scraps and in return they send an ATC made using the scraps. Looking forward to seeing what they do with my scraps and what I get to play with in return.
Almost every month I join in with the swap of a decorated tag over at UK stampers forum and this month I’ve decided to join in again.
I grabbed lots of strips of scrap paper that were sitting on my desk to coat a tag. They happened to have come from the Christmas papers but weren’t overtly Christmas designs so work for anytime of year.
Once glued down I scraped some gesso down the centre and as it’s old gesso it’s gone quite thick so perfect for stamping into as it holds the shape well. I used a random text stamp from an old magazine set.
Next I stamped the Art by Marlene beach hut stamp onto a panel of cardstock and added that to the front of the tag using dimensional tape.
I coloured elements of the stamp with my water colour pencils and added glossy accents to the roof to add more dimension.
I then added an Art by Marlene sticker as the title and doodled round it.
I finished the tag with black archival ink on the edge and some scraps of ribbon and twine through the top.
Love how this came out and pleased I could use up some of the off cuts that were on my desk for this tag.
With all the advent cardmaking posts I didn’t remember to blog about these two inchie collection swaps I made… winter and Christmas.
Both of them were made in November actually but not sent until December.
For the winter one I used some strips of patterned paper to add to the background and used paints to add splashes and colour. Then I heat embossed images in white and black to finish them off. I like how two inages spread across a couple of inchies.
The Christmas one I used patterned paper as the base for each of them and either added a Christmas themed brad, a white heat embossed present image or a black stamped image.
Both sets are very different in style but love them both.
Today I delivered the advent calendar I made for my friend. She is not a chocolate fan (yes I think she’s a nutter too!) so she misses out on advent calendars… So I make her one and fill it with little treats as her Christmas present.
Was therefore happy to see the 25 days stamp set in this years Stampin up catalogue. This makes it a little easier for me to make it up… I also slightly cheated and bought boxes this year too!
I used last years Festival of Prints paper stack as I thought it worked nicely with the brown boxes.
Loved doing this… Mostly loved filling it with treats for my friend! 🙂
SU provide some fabulous DSP ranges, but then again so do other companies. When I saw the Papermania bundle last year in the sale, I had to buy it. Fortunately the colour matches very well with Cherry cobbler, so when I needed a bit of a contrast on this card I thought that the DSP stack of Festival of Prints worked well! So I put the two dsps together to create this!
I added the punched ornament out of the fabulously sparkly glimmer paper, and the sentiment from pennant parade to finish off… Perfect!
Ok it is official … I find starting the month on a Tuesday a little disconcerting because I forget about Tinsel Tuesday until the start of the month, then look for the first Tuesday only to find it is already upon me! Grrrrr! Ah well… Sketch was at the ready …
And cards well to be honest I loved making them! Which bearing in mind I haven’t for the last two months (yes skipped June and May completely!)
I used a Paperartsy stamp from the stash for the main image, but also added some freebie HOTP edge stamp and the Sanded SU background stamp to make it even more grungy an image. Then I added the HOTP sentiment in black. I decided to team the Real red with the Basic Grey and black to make it quite dramatic, and then the modern dotty washi tape was a little pop I thought contrasted nicely. I love the word embossing folder and I did plenty of inking to define each layer. I also added the Claritystamps snowflake corner to the bottom layer of Basic Grey.
Next up I stuck with the HOTP stamps and this time used the tree and the edge stamp. I also went with the Real Red and Old Olive combo … Classic Christmas colours after all?
I also used some of the Festival of Prints dsp stack from a couple of years ago and then the Argyle embossing folder to add texture to the vertical strip. I also added a black thin ribbon to finish it off. There are also some bit of stamping on the matting layers too, like the Claritystamps holly corner and the Sanded SU background stamp. These little touches finish it off brilliantly.
Hope you like what I did with the sketch this month. Let me know if you manage to join in. I love seeing what people make.