Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Burnt Orange

I love making ATCs. These are for a colour themed challenge - orange - definately not my favourite colour to work with! However choosing a burnt orange and toning it down further with stamping and text seems to work. All stamps used are from The Artistic Stamper. I have used a text stamp with rust ink on the coloured paper and then overstamped this with part of a flouish stamp around the edges in black. Most of the flourish stamp is used again on the bird ATC to act as a branch, again in black. The bird and the butterflies are stamped on the cards with black ink and then again on a book page. These are then cut out and paper pieced (one of my favourite techniques) over the original images. Edges are sponged with Black Soot distress ink and a few 'jewels' added to accent.
Entered for the Mixed Media Monday challenge

Tuesday, 29 December 2009


I have some time to blog again. This is another ATC from our swap group. The theme was texture but I couldn't do this without adding a picture focal point. This is the end result - the card has several layers to build texture. The base is painted muslin machine stitched with a zig zag to card, then a cuttlebugged layer with similar colours of acrylic paint and inks which is also machine stitiched but with a straight stitch this time. The small picture is triple embossed with UTTEE (a lovely smooth texture) and I have added some crumpled tissue to accent and give another textured layer.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Polka Dots

This little Mabel Lucie Attwell girl from The Artistic Stamper was just begging to be paper pieced.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Christmas Cards

I need more Christmas cards! This one uses stamps from The Artistic Stamper Mini Christmas plates 1 and 2.