Sunday, 5 June 2016

Morning and I hope it's a lazy Sunday for you too

Morning all,

Honestly, what is it with our weather? It's supposed to be FLAMING June and, indeed, Friday was pretty lush - we even managed a BBQ but gave up around 7 pm as it was getting windy .. but Saturday - what a change? Cool and grey all day! Was Friday summer then?

Out last evening, for an impromptu curry with a friend, lovely evening.

A friend of mine taught a workshop yesterday, whilst feeling really rubbish (she knows who she is) - I hope it went really well mate, that you managed to get through it without feeling even worse and that you have woken this morning feeling much better too.

I have some ATC's to share with you this morning, using up some snippets, always good! I am sooo loving the Distress Crayons .. you could ALMOST call me obsessive but, those who know me personally, know I like to flog a technique to death and then move on. If I really (REALLY) love it then it will resurface again and again, but you KNOW I love this product because I've assigned a blog post label to it!!!

ATC # 1 from "BEFORE" photo at the bottom of this post
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of white card, cut to ATC size and white gesso applied with a credit card + snippets for feathers
  • Distress Crayons: picked raspberry, mustard seed and spiced marmalade
  • TCW stencils used with an almost dry baby wipe, to knock back colour and to add ink using Ranger Archival watering can applied with a piece of cut and dry foam ... the eagle eyed will spot that I over inked the TCW line stencil over one of my feathers - mistake? I thought so, initially but now? I think I rather like it! - adds further interest and "TEXTURE"
  • ART-C feather stamp inked with Memento London fog ink over die cut feather and the feather dies (from the same company .. see below) used to die cut three feathers
  • Sentiment from the above stamps/dies set stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Kaisercraft border image stamped using Memento London fog ink
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Shine applied to seal my project

I'll be entering the above ATC for the following challenges:-
  1. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - challenge No. 232 - USE SNIPPETS
  2. Love2Create - challenge No. 12 - ANYTHING (mixed media) GOES
  3. Stamplorations - June MM challenge - ANYTHING (Mixed Mdeia) GOES .. MUST INCLUDE STENCILLING

Here's how the snippets started life .. with some crayons and stencilling

ATC backgrounds #1 (top) and 2 (bottom)
And here's how the second one turned out too ..

My ATC, using background #2
Gel pen highlights
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippet of white card, cut to ATC size and coated with white gesso using an old credit card
  • Distres Crayons: seedless preserves, twisted citron, picked raspberry and Crayola Slick Stix in purple
  • Using an almost dry baby wipe and stencils from TCW (grungey lines & letters/numbers) and That's Crafty (dinky raindrops) I knocked back some colour .. using the crayola purple to edge the ATC
  • Crafters Companion grungey lines image stamped around the outer edge using Ranger Archival watering can ink
  • Stampers Anonymous sentiment and Inkadinkado image stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Signo Uniball white gel pen used to highlight words and draw a sketchy border around the outer edge

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
  1. Scrappers Delight - challenge No. 56 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. More Mixed Media - June challenge - ANYTHING GOES with optional twist of ADD PURPLE

Enjoy your Sunday, let's hope this isn't the case ..


Michelle said...

Hi Kathy - loving your ATCs and completely agree with the message. It does appear that our summer is either very late in arriving or has peaked and disappeared. Lets hope its the former!! Thanks for sharing your project with us on More Mixed Media Challenge. Michelle (DT) xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Great techniques Kathy, nice to see the ATC's before stamping. The layers really add nice textures.

Love and hugs

Lauren Hatwell said...

Morning matey

At last! Some sunshine! Exhausting but amazing day yesterday. Slept like a log; woke up at lunchtime and am now about to head out to the garden to enjoy the sunshine while it lasts. Thoroughly enjoyed your lovely ATC's. Good to see you enjoying your crayons. I just KNEW they would be right up your street and then hoped I hadn't steered you wrong. Seems not :oD. Have a great day Mrs.


Clare Lloyd said...

Super ATCs kathy.

LesleyG said...

fab atc's and loved seeing the 'befores' TFS xxx

Barb said...

Great technique Kathy and lovely ATCs. Barbxx

Cara said...

Fab ATCs, love the white highlights. I think summer installed wrong here up North, only this time it's too summery! Hope the heat moves down to you soon. Cara x

Di said...

Fabulous ATC there Kathy - I do love the colours and those stamps and dies are brilliant!

Lovely to see you in the Playground. I'm back home and it's lovely to sleep in our own bed again! :)



lilian said...

Great work Kathy. I have the feather dies and really love them,


My name is Wynneth said...

WOW matey, fabulous ATCs, you really are the 'Queen of Crayons'. You use them to such amazing effect. Love them both and it's great to see the creative process unfold.


Sharon said...

Love this ACT the colors you have used are great as is the image

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M DelValle said...

Awesome project! Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights. Maria

Susanne Rose said...

Beautiful work! Thank you for joining the STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday Challenge! xx Susanne.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at More Mixed Media. Hope to see you again next time.