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Sunday, 23 July 2017

A year of ATCs? - Day 204

Today I am up to Day 204 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

Currently the Weeping Window of poppies is in Derby.


Related image

I decided to make an ATC using a poppy image.


This image is from Craftsuprint, designed by Pamela West.
I printed it 3 times and cut out sections of the second two images to decoupage it.
I cut the first image usinf a die from the Tonic ATC Collection and placed this on a scrap of pale green card.



 Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Happy Little Stampers Video #1


This my first video for Happy Little Stampers!

Today I have a brand new video tutorial using the
 Happy Little Stampers 'Especially For You' stamp set.



 I wanted to show you how to make a card on which the main features are stamps from this set.




In this tutorial I will also show you how to use Distress Oxides to create amazing backgrounds...
but in this case I want to use just one colour for each background.
 Thank you for watching!

I also made a matching ATC which is my Day 203 of my Year of ATCs.



The bird is from 'Whimsical Friends'




The ATC uses a again a scrap of that background I have made for the card, distressed around the edges with Gathered Twigs and mounted on a small piece of dark green card. 
The flower is the same as in the video and I have added colour to the bird using a Zig real brush pen.



Happy Crafting!!


Friday, 21 July 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 202

Today I am up to Day 202 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

Today my ATC celebrates Jane Austen.

This post recognises the 200th anniversary of her death - she died on 18/7/1817 in Winchester aged 41, and was buried on 24/7/1817 in Winchester Cathedral.


Almost exactly a year ago I visited Chawton House in Chawton, Hampshire.
This was where Jane Austen lived for the last 8 years of her life and it was here that she prepared all her manuscripts for publication. The first, 'Sense and Sensibility', was published in 1811 'by a Lady'
The portrait of Jane Austen on my ATC came from literature from Chawton House.

The ATC comprises a scrap of gelli plate background followed by a rectangle of writing - taken from an image of a letter written by Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra.

I then added the portrait and the quote from 'Sense and Sensibility'.


 Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 201

Today I am up to Day 201 of my 'Year of ATCs?' - woohoo!

Like yesterday I have used one of my Gelli plate backgrounds.

 (I used acrylic paint and stencils and overprinted with a circular lid when dry).

I ran this through my printer and added a digi stamp - 'Emerging'
- from Smeared Ink who unfortunately are no longer around




  
I trimmed the image to just slightly smaller than the 2.5 by 3.5 inches size of an ATC
and attached this to a scrap of card from my stash.




I will link this to Dream in Darkness
 July Challenge


Happy Crafting!