Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Week 15 - Craft Barn Alpha Challenge

T is the prescribed letter on the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge this week. I haven't used any virgin  stamps today but instead I've used a new stencil along with Grunge Paste for the very first time. So that dictated that my T-word would be "texture".
I liked the atc better before I added the beads! It had been my intention to put crackle glaze on that corner but in my excitement to play with my new toys it went straight out of my head and it was too late! I then needed to find some more texture, so beads it had to be!

ATC Recipe
Xerox Colortech+ card
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish - Nougat, Guacamole, Mermaid, Inky Pool, Claret
Metallic ink -  Pen Touch Calligrapher Gold
PaperArtsy - Mini Script MN75Metallic ink -
PaperArtsy Grunge Paste
Stencil - The Crafters Workshop Mini Cornflowers
Judikins glass beads - Metallic Rose
Computer generated text - Typewriter font

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Week 14 - Craft Barn Alpha Challenge

This week's letter is Y. Not a great number of words to choose from and to make the challenge more difficult we have to use the colour yellow on our project. Yellow isn't a colour that I readily reach for in my life - I don't wear it, paint it on my house walls or use it very much in my craft room, although I did use it on last week's Alpha Challenge - I obviously peaked too soon! The flower stamp was from a freebie set with a magazine and had never been inked, so my mission continues using virgin stamps wherever possible on my set of  atcs.

ATC Recipe
Anna Marie Designs super smooth, super white printer card
Xerox Colortech+
Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Ciao Y06
Knitting wool
Cocktail Sticks
Words computer generated  - Century Gothic font

Friday, 5 July 2013

Week13 - Craft Barn Alpha Challenge

Goodness, where has the time gone - Week 13 already and now my atc is done and dusted I've got half way through the challenge. With so much else going on in my life I could quite easily have fallen by the wayside but actually it's helped me keep just a teensy bit of sanity!

So this week brings us the letter B and a chance to crack open the Lin Brown stamps I bought at the Craft Barn Extravaganza. Using Fresco Finish Paint I started by painting a piece of canvas paper with Cheesecake and then using a brickwork stencil sponged it over with Pumpkin Soup - what great names! I stamped the leaves, flower and word with Distress Inks and then used  lighter colour inks in the range to paint the white spaces.

ATC Recipe
Canvas paper
Xerox Colortech+
Copier paper
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint - Cheesecake, Pumpkin Soup
Distress inks - Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters
Stencil -That Special Touch Stone Wall
Definition - computer generated, "Typewriter" font