Animal Stories, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gummiapan, Masks/Stencils, Sky's the Limit, Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz

Alphabet ATC 277 – 286

Today I have some ATCs to share today made for a fun swap I am involved in… an alphabet swap!  The plan is to make an ATC for each of the letters of the alphabet… or at least as many as I can… this is where I am up to. 

A is for aeroplane…

B is for butterfly … (this might look familiar as I actually shared this a few days ago!)

E is for elephant…

F is for flowers…

G is for giraffe…

H is for house….

O is for owl… 

P is for puppy…

Q is for queen…

R is for rabbit… 

So this is the progress so far… I have a while before I have to finish the rest and I already have another few in progress. Cam imagine that the more unusual letters will make for some challenges!!!  So pleased I moved away from being OCD and creating them in order… this is so much more fun doing them a bit at a time.

Will make sure I share the next batch when they are finished. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Deco art fluid acrylics, Distress oxide ink, Indigo Blu, Masks/Stencils, Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz

Flourish postcard swap

Another day, another swap! 

Today is a postcard swap where the theme is to “flourish”. I started off with quite a thick chipboard that I cut to 6×4 and covered with gesso.  

Once that was dry I added modelling paste through a Tim Holtz stencil. 

Next I started to add colour. First magenta and purple using the decoarts fluid acrylics and then some distress oxide on top. 

Next I added the wild flower image with white embossing powder and added a rough frame doing the same on the edges.  There were some wet parts  (impatient me) which also had some powder catch which left some other white parts. I liked this though. It gave it a rather loose feel.

I then added the sequin waste layer and some embossed Tim Holtz butterflies and then the Indigo Blu sentiment which I stamped and coloured using the distress oxides.

Really happy with how this finishes up. Hope the recipient also likes it too. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Distress oxide ink, Paperartsy Kim Dellow, Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz

Two ATC’S… one gets made into a card! 137 & 138

Two more ATC’S today made from scraps of scratch paper and bits wiped off… one of which got made into a card topper… the other is an ATC going into the general trading stash! 

Here it is all stamped up using archival and distress stain added to the background which had brayered paint on it. The bird was stamped and cut out of another piece of painted paper.  

I also added the metallic acrylic ink to the flowers to give it some sparkle.

This one became a card with a mount of white cardstock and then onto a navy card I made and then doodled a border with a silver pen and added some silver to the flowers too.

The second one I made a background adding distress oxide inks on top of the inky wiped off already on the paper. I then stamped the sentiment… this time with distress oxide.

This had some iridescent ink already added to it. So it wad already quite shimmery.  

I mounted it onto an ATC I had die cut and then stamped the Kim Dellow circle trees.  Then I added more colour using the distress oxides as a Watercolour medium.

Love how they both came out and both look different even though they are the same image and quote. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Brushos, Handcarved, Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz, Totally Trees

Brusho swaps! #131 – #133

I’m participating in another swap! This time it’s a Facebook group which focuses on Brushos and pigment powders. The theme for the swap is Spring. 

I started with this one…

I used the Brushos to sprinkle through a stencil. This was Gamboge and Lemon. 

I finished it with a simple silhouette stamp and a quote. 

Next I used Brushos to stamp the background. I love the way this works and the watercolour effect of the stamping.  I finished with a Totally Trees stamps and then a bit of water colouring.  

Now a background using the Brushos and then coloured in the stamped image using Brushos too! 

Love how all of these came out. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Distress oxide ink, Paperartsy Kim Dellow, Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz

Hats off to you… Artful ATC swap (126 & 127)

I’ve been playing with distress oxides again. They are fab inks and so many cool and easy results. 

I started with a piece of cardstock and then created two ATC’S for a swap where the theme was HATS. 

The top photo is a closeup of part of the main piece of cardstock that I started with. Then I cut it into some sections so I could make the atcs. 

The first one I took a Tim Holtz stamp  (Runway) and stamped the image.  I also added some stamped circles using the Kim Dellow paperartsy stamp wh8ch make it look a little retro. I tore one side and then mounted it onto an ATC made from corrugated cardstock than I had painted with black gesso. 

The title was a sticker from the stash and then some doodled edging and I called it done. 

The second one I wanted a completely different look. I added some texture paste through a stencil in the back and then found this image I had received in a swap. The colours worked perfectly so I added it on top using gel medium.  I wanted it to tone into the background though so I added some gesso as a very light coverage. 

I wasn’t convinced I liked it at this point so decided to take my white gel pen and add some dots and doodles.  

OK so it’s a bit strange but I liked it!  

I know the recipient has now received these so hopefully she likes them too… as for me..  I’m still loving distress oxides!  And two more ATC’s done! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Art Alchemy paints, Brushos, Finnabair, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gelli Plate, Infusions - Paperartsy, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Spectrum noir pencils, Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz, Stamps, Treasure Gold

A bulk load of random ATC’S 107-116

I caught up with a few random ATC’S last weekend…. no themes… just playing with bits and pieces on the desk! 

Texture paste and stencilling and bistre powder and gilding wax… interesting combo! 

Gelli print on book print and a Crazy cat Coloured with Spectrum noir pencils! Fun! 

Painty background, stamping and some opal magic paint highlights.  

Same as above! Just different stamping.

Mish mash of backgrounds and techniques finished with heat embossing. 

A gorgeous butterfly embellishment I received in a swap with a few layers underneath. 

More embossing on painty layers. 

A fun flower on a Gelli print background. 

A piece of master board I created for a circle journal finishes with a rub on doodled flower. 

Paint and tissue and stamping … oh and a butterfly …. what more could you want? Love these Finnabair stamps. 

That’s me for today… another 10 for the tally… all of which listed onto swap sites so who knows where they will end up?!?

Happy crafting! 

Catherine