Sunday, 21 February 2016

Welcome to a not so lazy Sunday!

Hi readers and followers,

A bit late from me today but we were decorating yesterday and, other than my LIM entry first thing yesterday morning I didn't get to my ToC (Table of Craftiness) all day! The decorating is coming along slowly but surely ... having moved all the furniture either out of the room entirely or away from the walls it has certainly revealed how long overdue it IS for decorating!

However, since the weather outside is frightful (sounds like a cue for a song) there was little else to do other than craft so ....  I have been busy beavering away all morning and this little batch of ATC's is what I've come up with ...

ATC Plus front and back of holder, in grey
ATC plus front and back of holder in green
Materials used:
  • ATC blanks
  • Costco double sided 300gsm 12" x 12" card for the little ATC holders, the leftovers of which became the snippets used for the ATC backgrounds
  • Snippets of white card cut to 1cm smaller than the ATC/background card
  • Stampers Anonymous "tyre" image stamped on the white card using Versamark and then a blend of pan pastels (raw umber, neutral and paynes grey) applied to the white card using an egg shaped sponge. The resulting background sprayed with hairspray to set the pan pastel
  • Carabelle image stamped using Versafine onyx black ink and the sentiment using Versafine smokey grey ink .. wishing I'd done that in black too now I look at the photos! Ah well!
  • Paper Artsy splatter image stamped using Versafine sepia ink
  • Visible Image mini flourish (C.S. freebie) stamped around the outer edge of the coloured panel using Tsukineko Delicata golden glitz ink
  • That's Crafty mini chevron stencil used to apply Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel
  • Whilst that was drying I returned to the grey ATC bases and stamped the Visible Image mini flourish (flourish side of the stamp) around the outside edge using Ranger Archival jet black ink .... it took way longer to dry than I wanted ... had time to do the ironing, check my e-mails, have lunch - you get the picture? ALMOST as long as glossy accents!
  • Once I'd "finished" I realised that the sentiment "RIDE" really didn't show through the glass bead glitter gel so I stamped it again on to white card, with the stark white "dulled" with the aid of the Pan Pastel in burnt umber shade, cut out and attached with dimensional foam pads .... what is it they say? THERE ARE NO MISTAKES IN ART!

  • Dylusions alphabet and Hampton Art sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Visible Image mini flourish (this time using the flourish side of the image) stamped around the outer edges using the Tsukineko Delicata golden glitz ink
  • Stamplorations beverage ring stain image (from their Arty Holiday set) stamped using Memento grey flannel ink

So you see, they were only little pieces of art but lots of work and materials went in to the making of them! To that end I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - challenge No. 53 - M is for MIXED MEDIA
  2. We Love 2 Create (Pan Pastels) - challenge No. 4 - ANYTHING (mixed media) GOES. Whilst you don't HAVE to use PP's (though I have) you DO get the chance to win some!
  3. Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge - challenge No. 11 - ANYTHING (mixed media) GOES
  4. That's Crafty - February 19th challenge - CIRCLE IT .. my motorcycle is bordered by several circles - hope that counts!
  5. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - challenge No. 217 - SNIPPETS CHALLENGE
  6. Southern Girls - February 18th challenge - ADD A LITTLE SPARKLE - I'm restricted to five challenges so tried to remove my entry, without success

And here's how they looked as Works In Progress
Snippets assembled
Here's the half way point, with glass bead glitter gel stencilled on .. and the decoration of the base card too
And the little cases

And some of my materials...

 The Carabelle and Stampers Anonymous images and pan pastels

Have a fab Sunday - hope you have better weather than we do right now


Donna said...

Fantastic job with your ATC's Kathy!! Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for M is for Mixed Media!

Debs M said...

fab atc's Kathy, love the holders too x

lilian said...

Great ATC's mate. The little cases are sweet.


SARN said...

Cor, these ATCs & holders are terrific mate. Lots of work, but good fun (apart from the ironing while waiting for stuff to dry).

Thanks for skipping over to the Snippets Playground xxx

Barb said...

They're great ATCs Kathy and I like the little cases too. Barbxx

catherine said...

Sounds like the decorating is well under way Kathy and hope it doesn't take too long for you. Fab ATC's you have made today
x catherine

Cara said...

Amazing ATC's, love the holders too. Cara x

Lauren Hatwell said...

They're fabulous! Funnily enough I had my own Pan Pastels out the other day. I'd forgotten how great they are. Suffice to say I have NOT put them away again... Lx

Jo said...

Fantastic job....especially love the little cases xx

Barbara Godden said...

Super job on the ATCs, they are so much fun to make, it's nice to see how they came together too, Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for M is for Mixed Media.

LesleyG said...

Fabulous little works of art, and the cases are very cute, such a good idea xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Awesome ATCs, Kathy! As it happens, ahem, I could use a little phototute and inspiration for those, so thank you!! I'm becited that you are getting some redecorating done! Who doesn't love that?! Enjoy your week! Hugs, Darnell

Wheelie Crafty said...

Gorgeous piece of work you have created I love it...
Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner

Sharon said...

Incredible atcs Kathy!
Ha ha...that archival ink does take an age to dry, doesn't it.
Sharon xx

Lindsey said...

Your ATC and holder are terrific! Great use of your various media. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

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