Saturday, 13 October 2012

ATC Chunky

What's an ATC Chunky? I asked the same question a few weeks ago. Its a piece of wood the same size as a traditional ATC but its one and a half inches thick. I made mine for a swap on UK's here The swap was Halloween my swappee wanted a witchy theme. It took me several days and a few idea changes before I had a theme I was happy with. I love the finished piece and am sad to let it go.

 I painted the piece black and then covered it with scenic paper. I used my Craft Robo to cut the main elements. I assembled a wiches boot to add to the top of the ATC. Inspiration came when I found a small glass jar. I made some eyeballs(eye of newt) out of fimo. I added glossy accents to the jar for a more realistic look.The large eyeballs have veins drawn on them with a promarker. I added them to the top of the ATC instead of the boot. The boot will fit on top of the ATC. I think It looks cluttered so I am going to leave it freestanding my swappee can add It if she choses to.

Blank Piece

Front view

Back view no boot
Back view with boot

Side view1

side view 2

Boot front View

Boot sideview


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Alice in Wonderland Cards.

Another UKS swap the theme  books. I couldn't bring myself to rip pages from a book so I copied and pasted text from an online version. I used Tea Dye distress ink to tint the paper. Clipart  was used rather than stamps . One of the swap options was the use of quotes.The finished cards are simple and understated but I think they work.

Pictures could be better awaiting a new camera.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Altered Domino

Another UK's Swap.

I inked my dominoes around the edges and sides with black Promarker.
Coloured red ribbon with black promarker to get  a purplish colour.
Glued ribbon to the inside of the domino before attaching the accordion fold piece.
Cut the pages to fit inside the folds and added the content as requested by my swapee.
Added Purple and Copper patterned cardstock to back of accordion fold.
Cut copper sheet  for the front and back covers and added deep scratch marks with a ball tool.
Glued ribbon around the edges of the domino for a finished look.
Added feet to the bottom of the dominoes to complete the look.

I struggled with the theme but I am pleased with the finished piece.

Front Cover
Side View

Inside Pages

Back View

August Trendy Tag Swap

Another Swap on UKs

Never tried Canvas before, not one of my favourite media to work with.

Coloured with Promarkers
Coloured with Promarkers

 Images stamped onto canvas .
Coloured with Distress Inks

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Trifold Gatefold Card .,

The finished piece is more like a Mini Book.
I used 6x6 DP for the pages.
Elements were cut using my Bigshot Machine.

Card Front.


Card left hand side piece

Card right hand side piece

Card Centre

Heres a different version

August Winged Things Swap

Another UKS Swap.Winged Things Dragonflies and Butterflies Birds or Bees.Using purple and material on the card was optional.I decided to make five different cards.

Purple Butterfly on Yellow Flower Cluster.

Purple Butterfly on Large Yellow Flower.

Blue Butterfly Background Print
Butterfly Background with Large Die Cut Flower.

Purple Butterflies Card.

August Anything Goes ATC's.

Fantasy Themed ATC's using  Ching Chou Kuik Stamps.

Ocean Fantasy

Soft Goth Night (Done as Sun rather than Moon)

Spring Luna

The Serene Night