Monthly Archives: January 2012

Triptych ATCs for swapbot

Today I have for you a set of artist trading cards that I have made for a swap over at Swap Bot entitled Triptych ATC. The idea was to make 3 cards that can stand alone, but when put together they form a triptych of art.

Flying High triptych Artist trading cards

I stamped and clear embossed some patterned paper and added the postage stamps using Peeled paint distress ink. Then I stamped the large butterfly and embossed it in gold embossing powder, I finished each card with peel offs around the edge.

Zentangle nameplate for Grant

Zentangle Nameplate Grant

As promised here is the 2nd nameplate I did for our oldest, I did this one just a little different and went a little closer to the letters of his name. The boys think they are great, I have framed them in a lovely black and silver frame and now I just need to find something to hang them up on the wall with.

Zentangle Nameplate Grant

Zentangle ATCs for swap bot

Tangle Ease Artist Trading Card

I have taken part in another swap over at swap bot (1 of many) and the theme was Zentangles pattern series “E”. the idea was to create an ATC that featured patterns from Tangle patterns that begin with the letter E. I was wishing I hadn’t divided my card into so many sections, but I am rather pleased with the way they turned out.

Tangle Ease Artist Trading Card

These are going into the challenge at ATCs & Cards with Attitude this week.

More Artist trading cards

Mixed Artist trading cards

I finished off a couple of ATCs this morning for swaps I am taking part in. The heart ones are for the February swap over at Crafty Ideas by Kaz where the theme is Hearts and Lace and the others are for Swap Bot ones. I have been trying out a few new ideas, the first one being some artist paste and stencil, this provided the background for the first card. The 2nd idea was making my own tissue tape sort of thing, this I used on the second card.

Mixed Artist trading cards

More Zentangle – nameplate for Phillip

Phillip Nameplate in zentangles

As you can imagine, it is almost impossible to get a ready made, off the shelf, nameplate for my youngest son as his name is spelt differently to most of the Philip’s out there. I decided to make him one that he could frame and hang on his bedroom wall. I am so pleased with it that I think we should all have one – watch this space!

Phillip Nameplate in zentangles

Warning Zentangle is addictive!

Zentangle Elephant

After seeing Barbara Gray’s demo on Zentangle I have been thinking I may give it a go. A quick search on the internet got me started, but it is very addictive, I even sat in a waiting room yesterday with a pen and paper.

Here is my 2nd attempt using a picture my friend Gina found:

Zentangle Elephant

Here is an ATC I made using the “waiting room” creations:

Zentangle Flower ATC

U K Scrappers ATC swap for January

Live Laugh Love ATC

I joined an ATC  swap over at U K Scrappers with the theme of “Anything Goes” and these are the cards I made:

Live Laugh Love ATC

I used my nesties to cut out the saying and pierced holes, then mounted it onto a piece of Coredinations card, also cut with a nestie. The background is made from scraps of paper I had in my stash and then I used Modpodge to seal it. I made the flowers using several punched flower shapes and 2 of them are held together with brads as you can see. I created the backs myself on my PC.

1 Theme, 1 ATC, 1 Week: 14 ~ Champagne

I have joined an ATC swap over at Swap Bot and as the title sugests, the theme is Champagne. I was really excited to use this Nellie Snellan stamp, I have had it in my stash for a while and not had the chance to use it.

Swap Bot Champagne ATC

The image has been coloured with copics and the background was done with distress inks.

I am entering it into the Wicked Wednesdays ATC Challenge of New Years Celebration

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