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Say it with flowers

ATC using chipboard shapes from Ginas Designs

Time for a new challenge over at the Crafty Bloggers Network and this month we are being sponsored by Mulberry Crafts who do some great paper flowers and embellishments at great prices.

This month’s challenge is Say it with Flowers and for my first project I decided to make an ATC. I made the background using Lace, glitter and double sided tape.

ATC using chipboard shapes from Ginas Designs

Chipboard shapes from Gina’s Designs coloured with Luster Rub ons
Flowers from Mulberry Crafts
Background made using the glitter lace resist technique (plenty of videos on You Tube)

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Celtic inspired ATC cards

Celtic Angel ATC

Celtic is the he theme for this months ATC swap in a group I belong to,  I thought I was going to have a bit of bother with that until I remembered this beautiful stamp I have had for some time. She is called Celtic Angel and she is from Crafts and Me. I resized her to ATC size (3.5 inches by 2.5 inches) and printed her onto some white card then coloured her with copics. I added some stickles to her wings and then edged the card with copics. I am rather pleased with the results.

Celtic Angel ATC

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ATCs with Attitude – Flowers

Elephant with Flowers artist trading card

This week over at ATCs and cards with Attitude I chose the cute elephant from our sponsor for my atc which I coloured with my copics and then cut out to place on this bacground paper that someone had sent me. I finished it off with a papermania flower, button and thread. The quote was printed on my PC.

Elephant with Flowers artist trading card

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Free as a Bird

free as a bird atc

Here is another ATC using the Urban Stamps from the Papermania Capsule Collection DVD, I just think they are great to work with as you can print them any size you like and then ink them up etc, you can change the colour of them in the program too so it looks like you have stamped them in different colour inks. The bird cage came from a bunch of die cuts that I got in my wonderful Christmas Cigar box that Chris sent me.

free as a bird atc

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Matroshka Doll ATC

Matroshka ATC

This was a bit of an experiment but I am fairly pleased with the results. I took one of the urban stamps from the Papermania Capsule Collection DVD and inked it up using distress inks, then I put some Anita’s 3d Glaze on it and let it dry. Once dry I shaped the doll in order to crack the glaze a little. The background came from the same DVD  I think (got so many bits of paper lying around its hard to say!) I put the ink on my craft mat a spritzed it with water & dragged the card through it.

Matroshka ATC

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Steampunk Egg ATC

Egg Shaped Steampunk ATC

Over at ATCs and Cards with Attitude this week we have an Anything Goes Theme. The cogs frame comes from our sponsor Delicious Doodles this week and I added a few real ones that I had got a while back. I then used a new Papermania Capsule Collection DVD to print off the Urban digital stamps. I cut the butterfly one with the Spelbinders Sprightly Sprockets die that my kids got me for Mothers Day. The ATC is egg-shaped because it is for a swap I am taking part in over at Swap Bot that calls for this shape 🙂

Egg Shaped Steampunk ATC

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Hands Off! ATC

Hands Off Tangled ATC

Here is an artist trading card that I created for a Zentangle group that I belong to, I decided to add a bit of colour to this one using my Copic Ciao pens. I traced the hands from a Zentangle book that I have and then drew stings to make the stripes.

Hands Off Tangled ATC

Keep an eye out for more greetings cards coming soon as I have an exciting announcement to make