Saturday, 22 June 2013

Week 12 - Craft Barn Alpha Challenge

Thank you to everyone who left comments on my Week 11 entry, they are much appreciated. I am determined to look at all your blogs before this challenge ends but life is still full-on. However, if I look intently, I think I can see a chink of light at the end of the tunnel!

This weeks challenge letter is U and there's not a lot of words to choose from! So my word is probably rather predictable - umbrella. I've cheated a bit in my quest to use stamps in my collection that has never seen ink. My new stamp, this time, is one that only joined my collection at the recent Craft Barn Extravaganza and not one that has been forgotten and unloved. It's a PaperArtsy tiny script stamp from their mini series and I think it's going to make an appearance on lots of my backgrounds. I applied Distress Ink to my base card and then misted with water which produced a lovely mottled effect. Dots were made with Fresco paint through a stencil. The umbrella man die-cut was sponged with Black Soot Distress Ink and I covered his umbrella with a piece of scrapbook paper and added raindrops using Glossy Accents.

ATC recipe
Anna Marie Designs super smooth, super white, printer card
Scrapbook paper
Distress Inks - Salty Ocean, Black Soot
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Fresco Finish - Ice Blue
PaperArtsy Mini - MN75
Die Cut - Tim Holtz Umbrella Man
Glossy Accents

Friday, 7 June 2013

Week 11 - Craft Barn Alpha Challenge

Getting my entry in again by the seat of my pants! It's been yet another busy couple of weeks but trips to London were interspersed with a trip to the Craft Barn Extravaganza weekend. I meet up with my lovely forum friends from Cardmaking Paradise who not only made the journey from various parts of England but come from as far a field as New Zealand, Germany and the Isle of Man. Excellent company, fabulous demonstrators and sunny weather to top it off - it doesn't get much better than that!

Back to this week's challenge which is  the letter F but it has to be a word found in the dictionary between FE and FR so an excellent opportunity to use for the first time this fish stamp that I bought a couple of years ago in a sale for a pound. It's a brand new wood mounted stamp by Chapel Road - what a bargain!

My atc just has a simple background of Distress Inks splashed with water and I added some micro beads to represent sand.


ATC Recipe 
Anna Marie Designs super smooth, super white, printer card 
Distress Inks - Salty Ocean, Evergreen Bough
Versafine Onyx Black
Stamp by Chapel Road B19 
Micro beads
Computer generated definition - Signature font