Saturday, 7 July 2018

It's SATURDAY! Whoop whoop!

Morning readers,

I've reccently discovered the joys of Artist Trading Coins! Unfamiliar? Well, they're 2½" diameter (that's 6.35cm) works of art which should be swapped, never sold. A friend of mine said she had been enjoying my ATCoins and would like to swap .. so I made this for her, and I can share it as I know she's received it!

My Artist Trading Coin
Materials used:
  • Circular dies to cut my black and white snippets and my ATCoin back
  • Moulding mat stamped using the yellow
  • CE Chevrons stamped using orange and the splat using pink
  • The background image was stamped using the grey and then doodled dots using the paint pens which I also used to doodle a border around the sticker and numbers (black) and around the outside (white)
Creative Expressions "Inspiring Edges" CEC851, Karantha moulding mat KAR208
Unknown manyufacturers background image
Memento inks: Dandelion, Tangelo, Rosebud, London fog
(not shown) Posca paint pens in white and black - Tim Holtz Idea-ology sticker
I hope my pal will like it, I do - I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafty Creations - challenge No. 369 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Crafty Sentiments - July 3rd challenge - BRIGHT COLOURS
  3. Lemon Shortbread - challenge No. 71 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Crafting With An Attitude - challenge No. 41 - ANYTHING GOES
And now for another make ....

My card

The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • Cream A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of 300gsm cream card, cut to fit
  • One piece of white 200gsm card cut to mat and coloured using the stencil brush and orange ink and then the chevron stencil overlaid and inked using the same method
  • Two snippets of white card cut roughly to the size of my intended circles and one coloured using the orange ink and then again through the circles stencil with the other piece coloured using the olive ink
  • Die cut in to plain and scalloped circle
  • Foliage image and sentiment stamped using black ink
  • Circles image stamped using the orange ink
STENCILS: Dylusions circles and TCW 603S
STAMPS: CAS-aul Friday "WTF" and Lavinia foliage
INKS: Memento tuxedo black, Ranger Archival monarch orange and Brilliance Pearlescent olive
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 375 - COLOUR CHALLENGE ... see below
  2. WaterCooler Wednesday - challenge No. 177 - FEMININE ANYTHING GOES
  3. Simply Create Too - challenge No. 140 - NO PATTERNED PAPERS
  4. Crafting with Friends - challenge No. 71 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 303 - ANYTHING GOES


Debs M said...

great makes - love that crafty notion stamp! x

Cards by Maaike said...

great way to use the challenge colors

Sarn said...

. . . and I totally LOVE the AT Coin, thank you. It is AWESOME.

Pretty dandelion card too!

Off to keep cool!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lillianb said...

Great ATC coin and card mate, love te colours on the coin,


Liz said...

Great makes again today, Kathy. I especially love the ATCoin, so much detail in such a little space. xx

Heidi Weaver said...

Absolutely beautiful, Kathy! I love that cream-coloured card with the stencilling and dainty dandelion clock. Wonderfully feminine colours! I especially love the clean and simple look. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Oh, and thanks for introducing me to the world of Artists' Trading Coins. I knew about the ATC's but had never heard of the coins.

Melanie Gee said...

So vibrant.
Thank you for entering our Challenge at Crafting With An Attitude
Mel DT

Helen said...

So eye-catching, Kathy! The flower medallion really does show off the stamped flower! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

Pat said...

Another great ATCoin Kathy and love the mix of stamps and pretty colours, and the circle shape used on the card has that very pretty dandelion within and a circle border which complements it perfectly. x

Rae Ann said...

I haven't heard of trading coins! What a great idea! The round shape would be fun to work with. I am sure your friend loved it.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Bright Colors challenge.

Gail said...

Lovely colours to frame the dandelion. A great CAS design. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Izzy Scrap said...

Beautiful dandelion card, Kathy ! Love the lovely blended tangerine background behind the dandelion and fabulous CAS design ! Great take on our color challenge. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More!

Julie Odil said...

A great ATC.. So fun! Thank you for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog. Julie, DT Member

Lady Joyful said...

Very pretty and great use of colour. Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Laine said...

Such a fun project! Thank you for sharing your great card with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge.
Laine - DT.

Neets B said...

That cute little scalloped circle is the perfect home for your lovely dandelion, a great card for the challenge. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x