Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Actsa Artist Trading Card Monthly Swap


This month the topic for the monthly swap was foreign languages so it could be art, foreign scripts, culture etc. I decided to use this lovely digi from Little Blue Button Stamps and coloured her with copics to match the background I printed. It was a freebie from a magazine and has some lovely themes. I printed it twice so I could cut out extra cherry blossoms for dimension. The sentiment and the image were also adhered using mounting tape.

Skin: E0000,000,R20,01.
Hair: W5,7,9.
Kimono: R81,85,RV11,91,93.
Parasol: RV000,R00,01.
Flowers/Leaves: RV000,32,YG05,09.

The Outlawz Monthly Progressive Challenge

Lazy Sunday

Love this image this month from Grateful Heart Digis and I just had to make an Aussie scene with it. I printed the gum trees from Make it Crafty first then drew in the ground and coloured them with oxide distress inks to make the background. I then printed the store, extra dog on xpress it card, coloured them with copics and fussy cut them out. Used flat tape to adhere the store and mounting tape for the dog. The birds are from a set called Spread Cheer from Penny Black. The dog is from an old Sparkle and Sprinkle set called Scratchy.

Walls: E41,43,44.
Veranda/roof/posts: E70,71,74.
Doors/windows: B32,34,99,BG0000.
Books: YR31,YG61,R05.
Signs: R46,C0.
Barrel: E13,17.
Pumpkin: YR04,07,YG67.
Dogs: E31,33,35,79,C0,5,9.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Faeryink Halloween ATC Swap.


Faeryink are having a Halloween ATC swap and I decided to have a play. I like ATCs and it makes me think out of the box and is a change from card making. My monthly stamp group does one and have done a few others. This one was easy as I only had to do three and they could all be different. I downloaded a few great images from Faeryink and used the Raven Nevermore and Witchball on two of them and a witch image from DeliciousDoodles. Sorry this post is so long but I like to list the colours I use and it is usually only for one project.

On the raven ATC I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours to colour all the images. The house and bats are from SU 's Halloween Scares stamp set and the gravestones from a Make it Crafty digi image. I fussy cut the raven and two of the gravestones to fit and used a circle dye for the moon. Added some Wink of Stella clear to the moon for some sparkle and glossy accents on the house windows.

Windows 33,40. Stairs 44,46. Fence 47.
Background: 62,64,67, Distress ink Black Soot
Grass: 56,58.
Raven: 20,63,67.
Gravestones: 20.

Distress Inks:
Moon: Antique Linen, Squeezed Lemonade.

My second ATC uses Witchball and I printed it twice so I could use one for a mask . The background was done with Distress Oxide inks and a sun rays stencil from Stencil Girl. Just moved it around till I got the look I wanted. Removed the mask and used copics to colour the witch (had fun with the hair colour) and added highlights with prismacolour pencils. I thought the background was too dark so used a white prismacolour pencil to lighten it, replaced the mark and sprayed it with perfect pearls. Stamped the three small bats from SU in the corner and added clear Wink of Stella on the ball.


Skin: E11,51,53,R20,27.
Dress/Ball: YG11,G09,28.
Hat: R14,27,59,G09,28,Y08.
Hair: B24,37,39.
Necklace: YR15,R27.

Distress Oxide Inks:
Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Black Soot.

The last ATC used the Pumpkin witch digi from DeliciousDoodles and an old spider web image and was also coloured with copics. Used the same technique for the background, masking the image but this time I used distress inks. The spiderweb I have had for ages but I don't know where I got it so thanks to the artist as I love it.
The sentiments for Pumpkin witch and Raven were computer generated and Happy Halloween is from Faeryink.


Skin: E00,01,11,13,R20.
Eyes/Lips: G14,R17.
Hair: R59,YR59,E7,8.
Skirt/Top: G05,09,28,BV11,13,17,N1,5,C0.
Hat: C5,7,9,Black 100.
Pumpkin: YR16,68,YG95,E55.
Armband: BV13,17.
Bracelets/Necklace: N1,5,C0.
Broom handle: E18,25,44,49,57.

Distress Inks:
Weathered Wood, Black Soot.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Actsa Monthly ATC 1-4-1 Swap

Tap Dancer

I had so much fun with this ATC this month. The topic was dance etc and I have not used this adorable stamp from Make it crafty and it is available here. To make the saying, fit I first had to stamp it and then reduce it and print it out on a piece of x-press it paper. As an ATC is only 31/2 x 2/12 I didn't have a lot of room to stamp Fred so I stamped him on an other piece of xpress it paper, coloured him with copics and fussy cut it out. Coloured the background with distress oxide inks, added a strip of PP from kaiser's Hello Today 61/2 X 61/2 pad for the floor and hand drew some lines to resemble floor boards . Needed something for Fred to tap on and like the way it turned out. Adhered him to the ATC then onto a grey base. This was probably not the easiest way to make this but so happy with the end result.

Suit: N3,5,7,9.
Shirt: C0,1.
Tie: Y04,YR16.
Shoes: E25,27,C9.
Sock: C9.
Skin: E51,53,55.
Belt: YR24,C9.