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Apollo leads the way

So here is an ATC for the Theme Thursday Challenge, which this week (well until tomorrow – better late than never) has a Man theme.


This ATC is coloured with green and purple distress inks using a spritzer and a brayer. Then stamped with the Harlequin pattern and the ornate borders. The Statue of Apollo is actually on a transparency and I’ve used 3-dimensional glue mixed with cosmic shimmer to attach it to card coloured with the distress inks. Eyelets and sparkly elastic thread finish this ATC.

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Chalk and Ink

Well, I’ve been experimenting with chalks. Not really used to them yet but having fun trying them out. So this travel-themed tag with the ‘E’ from explore was made for two challenges. The travel theme is from Thank God It’s Friday and the monogram tag is the challenge over at Tag You’re It! Actually, this is my first tag as well. So a project of firsts 🙂


So first I coloured the paper with light brown distress ink and then stamped using a mask to create the ‘E’ on one side of the tag. The ‘E’ side was stamped with a map and the rest was stamped with various travel-related stamps in a random sequence. I then continued colouring using the masks and green distress ink.

Once the paper was dry I went about adding more colour with chalks. Having a change of heart, I cut the ‘E’ out, edged it with a sepia ink pen and layered it with foam next to the background to get the 3-D shape. Adding the pictures from some travel mini-postcards and finishing the tag off with an eyelet and some string.

Also put this up on the Trimcraft forum for a stamping challenge!

Thanks Thank God It’s Friday for sampling my Tag 🙂

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Eyelets ATC

Not been up to much craft-wise this week, hope to get something done this week. I have got a recently made ATC that uses eyelets that I thought I would put up onto the My Time To Craft Challenge blog.

The ATC uses K&Company papers with the the heart and key cut out and edged with pink ink pad. The whole ATC was edged with green ink pad.

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Time’s a ticking…

Friday Sketchers posted a great new sketch from guest designer Heidi and here is my interpretation of it. I went for a brown and green palette with distressing inks to age the paper and print the watch and words background on the cream (colour hasn’t come out so well in the photograph) central panel. The prominent time-piece is stamped with StazOn onto acetate and held in position with a brad, two more of which hold the sentiments. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey’s Scarlett Letter range and also edged with distress ink.