Saturday, 1 September 2018

Saturday - and I've been at the ToC again!

Morning readers,

Welcome to September, the month we expect autumn to kick in, you can already feel a freshness in the mornings!

I'd like to welcome my new follower Susan Hogan - nice to see you and thanks for following, Susan

In case you are wondering .... ToC? That's Table of Craftiness! ... I've been there quite a bit recently and I've a couple of makes to share with you today too. I swap ATC's with a pal on the Isle of Skye - we've been doing it for YEARS .. which made me check, we started our exchange in late 2006! CRIKEY, who knew it was that long ..... rhetorical question as I really wasn't expecting an answer from any of my readers unless one of you IS my swap buddy! We used to swap materials but that kind of got old so now we swap themes and the theme for this ATC is "COGS". I made it mixed media too, with India inks, Inktense blocks, stencilling, gel medium, doodling with gel pens - YAY! I just have to hope now, that my swap buddy likes it!

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippet of black card, cut to ATC size (my blanks are a little flimsy on their own)
  • A piece of French book text, ripped to fit and adhered to my black layer using Matte gel  medium
  • Dr P.H. Martins Bombay India ink in sepia applied over the book text using a baby wipe
  • Using an Imagination Crafts cog stencil (MU-63) I brushed Memento tuxedo black ink through the stencil
  • On to a snippet of white card I stamped the image (Stampers Anonymous CMS157 "Time Traveller") using Memento tuxedo black ink and then ripped it to fit my ATC before rubbing the same baby wipe/ink over it, to remove the starkness.
  • I adhered the image to my ATC using matte gel medium
  • With the Imagination Crafts stencil placed back over my earlier stencilling I applied gloss gel medium through the stencil (to add texture and shine) and set aside to dry
  • Inktense blocks used to add a little colour, with the aid of a Caran d'Ache waterbrush
  • Sakura white gelly roll gel pen used to doodle a llittle border
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Creative Artiste - challenge No. 41 - ANYTHING (mixed media) GOES
  2. Pattie's Creation - challenge No. 149 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Just Add Ink - challenge No. 424 - JUST ADD TEXTURE
  4. CardzTV - challenge No. 63 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Stamps and Stencils - August challenge - INDUSTRIAL/GRUNGEY mixed media

And, for my next make ..... I'm woefully short of thank you cards so ......

My card
And a closer view of the sparkle!

The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • 12cms square white, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 11cm and 11½cm square
  • One piece of deep purple card cut to 11½cm square
  • Inkadinkado image (65.32085) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Stamps Anonymous sentiment (CMS155 "Simple Sayings") stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Alcohol markers used to colour (Copic V04 and Pro Marker Mulberry)
  • Stardust stickles
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 379 - BLACK/WHITE+ONE (needless to say, the purple princess went with PURPLE!!!!)
  2. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 311 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. KittyBee Designs - challenge No. 126 - ANYTHING GOES + optional twist (unused) of ANIMALS
  4. Mod Squad - August 29th challenge - ANYTHING GOES


Lillianb said...

Great ATC and card Kathy, Looked at the CAS challenge myself and might have a go at some point,


Cards by Maaike said...

great card for the LIM challenge, love purple, seen a few with purple, so not sure what I'll come up with ahaha..might be purple lol

Nana Connie said...

Kathy, I adore the marvelous simplicity of your card design. It speaks volumes! I love purple - my fav color. OK, time for me to put on a DT hat - I'm absolutely delighted that you are playing in our "Anything Goes" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck.
NanaConnie DT

Sarn said...

Fabulous geometric thank you card in yr face colour too!

Great little ATC for yr cog theme xx

Andree said...

A super ATC. Fabulous texture, grunginess and stamp.
Thank you for joining in with our August challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

Pattie G said...

This is so nice! It goes perfect with our current challenge “Anything Goes” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
Artist and Owner

crafty-stamper said...

Great textured ATC and love the stamp used on your CAS thank you card
Carol x

toni said...

Love this ATC. Great stamped image and a lovely background. Thank you for joining us over at Stamps and Stencils. Toni x

Pat said...

Your mixed media ATC is full of interesting techniques Kathy and love the collage effect of it. The card is perfect for the LIM challenge, and the circle design is really interesting also the purple looks great. x

Gerrina said...

What a great and super CAS-card for LIM! Love the colour you added (and the glitter)! That is a great ATC; reminds me to use that guy again... Hope you have a fun week planned! Hugs, Gerrina

Nikki Spencer said...

Lots of lovely layers and texture! Great ATC example. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

rachel said...

awesome Kathy - brilliant work! Thanks for joinng us at stamps and stencils! Hugs rachel x

Nonni said...

Very fun card for us! I love the geometric images you used and purple goes so well with back and white. Lots of lovely white space too! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!