Friday 19 November 2010

Stamp Man ATC Swap - 'Tis the Season

This is my first contribution for the Stamp Man ATC swap. I have not made an ATC for years and I have had so much fun playing with these again.

This is my snowflake design. I covered a white ATC with antique linen DI and edged it with vintage photo. I sprinkled water over it to get the falling snow effect. I used TH stamps from the Reindeer Flight and Letter to Santa collection using aged mahogany and forest green DIs. Lastly I embossed the snowflakes with Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder to get that shimmery effect and added them to the ATC with red brads and put some cranberry alcohol ink on them to deepen the colour more. 'Tis the season was made in a word document inked with antique linen and vintage photo and edged with stickles.

Great fun and I had forgotten how quickly you can get pleasure and a feeling of accomplishment by making these.

Come and join us in the swap. All you need to do is make a set of three of the theme for the month and send your swaps, with the correct postage on, in a stamped addressed envelope to arrive by the due date given. See the full instructions HERE. You will then get three swaps back at the end of the month and there is a winner too. Couldn't be simpler. I think I will be joining in with the swap, I would really like to get some little art back from other people.

Have fun.

luv {brenda} xox


The Stamp man - All things Tim - Christmas tags and tin

This is my first project for the Stamp Man DT and of course I chose the best theme ever - all things Tim and Christmas.

This is a small tin and small tags, really miniature when compared to the tag size TH uses. I think they work ................................ but have a look for yourself.

Tags all coloured using the wrinkle free technique and edged with DIs. Different coloured threads have been added to them.

Snowflake tag - stamped with TH snowflake and  covered in perfect pearls. Maya road chipboard snowflake - covered in art glitter glue, before dried pressed onto paper and pulled off to give textured look. Then painted in acrylic paint mixed with DI. When dry covered with turquoise stickles.

Tree and star tag - water droplets added the splodged look. Wooden tree edged with pine needles DI and little gold stars added.

Tree charm and bow tag - torn music paper glued on and stamped over with TH tree branch. Metal tree charm with green alcohol ink over it linked to a pin.

Angel tag - tag stamped with TH text. Wooden angel painted with gold ink and antique linen distress stickles added.

25th December tag - covered with snowflake patterned vellum paper and creased to look old. Edged with vintage photo DI and stamped with snowflake and perfect pearls added to them. The 2 and 5 are peeloff numbers covered in alcohol ink. A dome sticker was put over the calendar from TH Lost and Found stack.

Silver stars tag - distressed background using stream and silver alcohol inks (just love the veined look of the silver - what a great experiment). Stamped with Merry Christmas and silver stars  tied on with wire.

The little tin has been covered in alcohol inks with distressed papers added to the bottom and lid inside. I stamped the lid with the tree branch using brown stazon. The top has been decorated with some collage pieces, stickles and another silver star.

I am really pleased with the effects and just don't want to give them away now.

Challenges to have fun with.
2 Sisters - Christmas
Crazy 4 challenges - Christmas
The Crafty pad - Christmas sparkle
Cupcake Inspirations - Christmas
Sunday Stampers - Santa Claus
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Christmas anything but a card
Stamp and Create - Tis the season
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Christmas Theme  Not sure if this counts but I have used a bow made of ribbon on one of the tags.
Simon Says Stamp and Show - What makes you happy
A Crafty Little Place - Alter It
A spoonful of sugar - Distressing
The ABC Challenge - Holidays
Papercraft Star - Christmas Tree or Ornament
Penny's Paper Crafty - Alter It
Paperplay - Let it snow
Stampin' Bs - Snowflakes
Frosted Designs - Distressing
Totally papercrafts - Snow and snowflakes
Fairytale Challenge - Anything Goes

luv {brenda} xox