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November Artful ATC swap …. books and literature

Another month… another ATC swap! 

This month the theme is books and literature so I dug out the Gorjuss girl stamp I’ve used before and used the same quote I’ve also used before.  I did however add some little extra splashes of gorgeous sparkle. 

Couldn’t resist making this as loved it so much last time I made this … so cute and love the vintage look! 

Next I decided to dig into the Roald Dahl stash that I’ve had for ages and rarely use. I take it out, look at it and stroke it and put it back! Time to use it… well a piece of 2.25inch x 3.25inch piece of paper and a couple of stamps…. plenty of the stash left after that excessive use I can tell you! Ha ha ha.

So  added watercolour to the edge of the papers to give them a vintage look and coloured in the stamped BFG and Sophie using the watercolour pencils. Then once I’d constructed the ATC layout and stuck everything down I added more of the watercolour as shading and to add dimension to the quote.

I also used ink to edge the piece and the same of the ATC blank I mounted it on. When I had adhered them together I then took a damp finger and wiped round the edge to smear the ink a little and make the base card less clean. 

Really love how this came out and so pleased I am using this Roald Dahl for such a cool use instead of only stroking it and leaving it in the cupboard.

Looking forward to seeing the ATC’S I get in return. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Roald Dahl

Childhood memories…

… Are filled with Roald Dahl. And now I am reading the books with the princess, and love them still!

So when c and c had this paper crafting kit I had to get it! Then when it arrived I lovingly stroked everything but had no idea what to do with it all! Finally I have started to play and made a few cards with the ready made card blanks and some bits and pieces in the kit and using the stamps I got for my birthday!

Here are the first few featuring The Enormous Crocodile and Fantastic Mr Fox. Fab!

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Used Inktense pencils to colour the stamped images, some weathered wood distress ink for blending edges and die cut some circles from the papers and the stamped images to break up the cards into different shapes. Also added a few card candi which seemed to work with the colours on the cards.

Have also started on some Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ones too… And next up is the fabulous BFG which is my favourite!

Happy crafting!

Catherine