Wednesday, 20 June 2018

It's hump day Wednesday and downhill all the way to the weekend!

Morning readers,

It's been an ABSOLUTE age since I did any scrap booking and it kind of showed when I set out to record my recent attendance at Craftathon 2018 .... it's a little BUSY. I swear that I USED to know when to stop adding stuff but .... no longer, as you can see. Not sure whether it was because I had new stash or whether it's just that I have lost the knack!

My layout, such a long time since I scrapbooked that I just kept adding stuff -
after I KNEW I should have stopped! Oh well!
Materials used:
  • Costco double sided 300gsm paper
  • Computer generated journalling and printed photographs
  • Hand written journalling and doodling
  • Stamping using various images, letters and inks - see  below, in my defence .. the stamp set was new and I wanted to ink as many images as possible from it!!!!
STAMPS: Bo Bunny "To the Point", PaperMania Leftovers Alphabet,
Creative Expressions CEC 897 "Loopy Textures and elements", Hero Arts LL927 "Conversation and Dots"
INKS: Versafine onyx black, Memento tuxedo black and rosebud
Black pitt pen and a white gel pen
I'm sure that you have all spotted one of the latest trends in papercrafting ... the Artist Trading COIN ..... I thought it was high time I had a go at these too. There don't appear to be many rules other than they should be 2½" (6.35cm) in diameter, the only other limits are your imagination. Decided that I wanted to go colourful and deployed my Pro Markers - first time in an age .. only to discover two had dried up (tulip yellow and lime ...... guess I'll be heading to The Range tomorrow, to see if they sell from open stock).

My batch of Artist Trading COINS
Materials used:
  • On white water colour card I brayered the paints below till I was happy and then set aside to dry. 
  • I computer generated an Artist Trading Coin backing sheet which I then die cut in to a circle, slightly smaller than the 2½" recommended as the universal AT Coin size
  • I die cut 2½" circles from pearlised grey card and, once dry, die cut the next size circle down, from my water colour masterboard
  • Using the circles design from the Paper Artsy set I randomly stamped the circles using the white pigment ink and, again, set aside to dry
  • Using the MFT dragons set and matching dies I stamped and die cut my dragons, using Pro Markers to colour
  • Using the Recollections monsters I stamped and fussy cut, using my Pro Markers to colour
  • To finish off I added some stickers to my trading coin
STAMPS: MFT BB-37 "Magical Dragons", Recollections "Monsters", Paper Artsy ESA02
PAINTS: Fresco Limelight, zesty zing, bora bora, Deco Art festive green and vivid violet
INKS: Memento tuxedo black and Color Box white pigment ink
Tim Holtz Idea-ology sticker book "chit chat"
Not Shown Pro Marker alcohol markers to colour and Circular dies
I'll be entering these for the following challenges:-
  1. Passion for Pro Markers - challenge No. 449 - BEAR-R-US ... just the monster carrying his (or her) bear!!!This is the top left of the 4 AT Coins
  2. Crafty Sentiments - June 19th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Through The Craft Room Door - June 19th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Lemon Shortbread - challenge No. 70 - ANYTHING GOES
And the backing for my trading coin?

I enjoyed making that batch so much that I made more of the same .... except the photos didn't come out so well but ... here they are, think I'm done, I'm "dragon" my heels now!!!! har har


Linda Mc Enery said...

I did do a bit of a search around your post, trying to figure out where the bear was, and what you'd used your Promarkers on, but I eventually found it! 😂😂. Firstly, I think your Craftathon page looks lovely! Your dragons are adorable and your sleepy monster & bear are so cute! Such great colours on your COINS! Thanks for sharing them with us at Passion for Promarkers!

Kathyk said...

So sorry that you had to look for my bear Linda, but thanks for persevering


Lillianb said...

Love the scraobook and the coins are so sweet,


Nat said...

Love your cute monsters and vivid colours! Thank you for joining in my challenge at PFP

Pat said...

Your scrapbook layout looks great Kathy, and I've never heard of Artists Trading Coins but yours are beauties, and your dragons are so colourful and such fun too. x

Sarn said...

Oh WOW . . . actually I'm loving your busy background with those LUSH stamps . . . because I think it makes the photo's and journaling stand out more.

And . . . when you mentioned ATC Coins to me . . . . I literally was thinking it was some form of coin you had altered . . . until I saw today's pictures! What a GREAT idea these "coins" are! LOVE 'EM.

Happy Hump Day!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Clare Lloyd said...

Super scrapbook already seems ages since we met up! Great coins too. X

Debs M said...

I think the scrapbook page looks fab and the coins/dragons are fabulous! x

Claire said...

I love how you've coloured those MFT dragons Kathy - they look so much more fun in those colours than in the usual green! The brayered backgorund looks amazing!

Crafty KJ said...

Wow, these are amazing! Loving those little dragons and the colours you've used are fab. The background you've created is brilliant too! Thanks for joining in with this week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers. Hugs,Karen xx

Kathy Klersy said...

I too have never heard of Artist Trading Coins, but think they are a fabulous idea! Thanks for joining us at Lemon Shortbread.

Anna said...

So beautiful... love the little monsters!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!
Anna Dt

The Crafty Den said...

Super cute 'coins' Kathy. I love the images and your colouring is perfect. The monster holding his/her bear is adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP. Hugs, Denise x

Rijacki Ledum said...

Such fun dragons! I like the idea of the trading coins and how you document them on the back. Very well done.