Saturday, 28 September 2013

Week 19 - Craft Barn Alpha Challenge

Just skidding into this weeks Alpha Challenge by the seat of my pants with my entry for the letter G. Not just one previously uninked stamp from my collection on this atc but two! The background is wrinkle-free distress technique and the gear had all sorts put on it before I reached the stage I was happy with. Basically it's some Distress embossing powder to give it a slightly rough feel painted over with  black acrylic ink before applying a couple of coats of Metallic Glaze.

 ATC Recipe
Anna Marie Designs super smooth, super white, printer card
Distress Ink - Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Black Soot
Black acrylic paint
PaperArtsy Metallic Glaze
ranger Archival -  Jet Black
Gear - Papermania - PMA 907142 $ X 4 Urban Stamp Chronology (Cogs)
Finger - Deep Red Clingstamps Point the way SKU3X404408
Die cut gear
Tim Holtz Distress Powder - Peeled Paint
Definition - computer generated with Typewriter font

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Week 18 - Craft Barn Alpha Challenge

Well it had to come sometime and that time has arrived - the letter Z. In actual fact it didn't prove difficult at all and I managed to use another uninked stamp from my collection. The stamps are from the Hero Arts Ribbons collection that I've had for years. I have used the zigzag stitches stamp lots of times but the others have been never seen the light of day - so it was good to liberate one of them. I bought the Tim Holtz ATC and Photo Corners die last week as it was reduced - I really could have done with it at the beginning of the year when this challenge started. When I cut my card for my atc and the corners fell onto my desk I realised I could add a bit of dimension to my atc by lining them up in a zigzag.

ATC Recipe
Anna Marie Designs super smooth, super white, printer card
Distress Inks - Dried marigold, Spiced marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Salty Ocean
Hero Arts F3342 Stitched Ribbon
Hero Arts F3351 Rickrack Ribbon
Tim Holtz ATC & Corners Die
Sentiment - computer generated - Century Gothic font