Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Breaking myself in gently, I did a quick ATC for TMTATC – I LOVE harlequin backgrounds and of course I had to use my new Art Journey stamps again :D  I stamped the little boy first, masked him, then stamped the Harlequin Background in Versamark, embossing with clear EP, then sponging on the two colours of ink. Embossing resist is also the monthly Stamping challenge for KCUK, so this is my sample.  Then I stamped a Hero Arts Words b/g  in the green ink, Moments in Rusty Hinge and Precious with my trusty black Memories inkpad.  Removed the mask and coloured him with some watercolour pencils, when I eventually found them…

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I’ve used two of my favourite colours of inks here – Palette Water lily Green and Rusty Hinge Distress ink.
The Crafty Cardmaker’s Challenge for this week is to get inky, so I’m entering this into the challenge.
While playing, I had in mind a card I’d seen on the Hero Arts Blog, so I got my felt tips out and made this because I needed a ‘Thinking of You’ card.  Anyone who knows me knows that yellow is NOT one of my favourite colours but I really liked the idea of this design.  Mine is much simpler than theirs but I almost like it as much ;)
30 June 2010
When I came home from York, I had a lovely surprise when I learned that I’d been chosen as one of the DT for Crafty Cardmakers Challenge – woohoo!  That WILL be a challenge cos it’s not my usual type of challenge.  Look forward to joining the rest of the team soon!
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Thought I’d leave you with a taste of what I was doing over the weekend.
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Doesn’t look that impressive until you see a close up and realise that every little speck is a BIRD!  There are hundreds of thousands of them, all looking as if they’re hanging on for dear life and the noise is incredible.  They all sound as if they’re laughing!
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And here’s a little cutie ;)  This one was cropped from a photo like the one above, so the quality from my little point and click camera isn’t brilliant, but it still looks so cuddly.
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Last but not least, decided to share my desk today along with everyone else at WOYWW, so here are the photos of my workspace this morning – BEFORE I started stamping!
Believe it or not, this was tidy for me, though I can assure you it’s a lot messier now…
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22 very much appreciated comments:

Lottie said...

Firstly - huge congratulations on being design team member - your work is brilliant and I am sure that you will create some fantastic examples to inspire us

Secondly - love your little boy stamp and the way you masked him and did the background stamping then the words- I really must try using coloured stamp pads when stamping - you demonstrate the effects wonderfully so I ought the take the plunge.

Thirdly - thanks for sharing the wonderful holiday photos - you had such wonderful weather and what a location - perfect

Aisling said...

Both your atc and your card are really lovely! Your pics remind me of a trip to Whitby... Oh, to be in England!

Helen said...

Well done on the DT. Love your atc's and the card - gorgeous yellows.

Sally H said...

Love your puffin! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I'm really looking forward to the holidays now - so much so I think I can smell the sea looking at your photos! Congratulations on your DT spot. Hope you enjoy it. I lvoe your ATC, and the card is totally stunning! I keep having a look through the Hero Arts flicker pics, and see some lovely stuff, but with no tags on them I can never find them again!

sam21ski said...

Well done on becoming a DT member

Lovely holiday piccies, good job you said aboutt he birds else I'd never have known!!!

And lastly what a lovely summery card and a stunning atc, love your colour choice xxxx

cockney blonde said...

Good to see you back Cath. Love the cards. Thanks for sharing the photos, I love Puffins and have managed to get a few piccies over the years, including one on video. They always look so clumsy when they're landing and taking off, x

Vixykins said...

lol might have known you'd take part in this challenge! Glad you could join us, you're a real asset to the team :D

Fab Card, Im still trying to work out the background but my brain hurst so I'll pop over and read again tomorrow. I also love my harlequin stamp :D I love the way youve changed colour on the background :D

FlipSyde said...

Wowwie wow wow! I am floored by your workspace - mine is teenie! Awesome!
Amy

Paul B said...

Love your cards & congrats on being a DT member. Yayy go girl :) Glad you had a good time in York. Those Puffins look amazing. Finally, my word, what an unruly desk!!! Shows that lots of creativity goes on there. Pxx

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Morning Cath, love this post lol, firstly the cards are absolutely fabulous, will be trying the harlequin effect its beautiful, as for the rock climbing good luck lol, the puffin is gorjuss I want one lol, and just love your desk..... none crafter just dont understand do they...
Have a crafty day and congrats on the dt ju x

Spyder said...

your desk looks really lovely and tidy to me, but then again, mine is always in a heap!
(Lyn)

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous artwork, love those Art Journey stamps! TFS your creative space & congrats on the DT! xx

Wipso said...

Love the phot of the Puffin. You have a very busy workspace there this week.
A x

Chris said...

Woohoo! Congratulations on the DT, Cath. I've not seen this one so I'll check it out - and maybe even have a go. :o)

Love your ATC. The colours and that image are gorgeous. Love your card too, nice and summery.

Your desk is almost as bad as mine. I can't even make an inchie at the moment. Must go and tidy up so I can have a play with resist.

Sunshine Girl said...

Fabulous desk you have there - love all of your piles of stamps piled around. Congratulations on the DT team too.

Zuzu's Blog said...

ooo look at the puffins.. I love puffins...

congrats on you DT :) good luck with it.
love your layered stamping on the harlequin ATC....

Jack said...

What a fabulous card. Such a lot of work too! Hmmm, I shall have to follow this step-by-step, lol. And as Vix said, should have guessed you'd like this challenge!
Jack (Crafty Cardmakers)

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I can't see anyhting beyond all those lovely stamps, so there's nothing to worry about! BUT..why 2 cropadiles? Are you consecutively ambidextrous?!

Jan said...

awesome cards and blog!

Paula said...

Congrats on the DT gig...look forward to seeing your work for this.
And...I totally love your desk, theres some interesting stamps there...wish I could have a good nosey round!!

judie said...

firstly welcome to the team xx

Love the mess !!! Love the birds as well, great piccies of them

thanks for the snoop

big hugs
judie xx

WaldfrauAlexa said...

both of them are really beautiful. I like the colors you used.
Alexa