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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Skulking .....


Made a card for a 'Halloween' Challenge over on UK Stampers Forum ......

I started with a 6 x 6 inch sqaare white card base. I then made a coloured background with Black Soot & Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide inks, by smooshing through the water sprayed inks on a non-stick craft matt. This was dried and stamped with the barbed wire and chandelier stamps in Versafine black, edging with white Posca pen.

The blood drips are watered down red acrylic paint added to the matt with a pipette at the top and allowed to drip  down before drying.

The scull was made with paperclay and a mold, coloured with ivory acrylic paint and with a couple or red adhesive gems in the eye sockets.

At this stage the background was matted onto black card and then to the card base. I added the skull and the stamped greeting on foam pads which was stamped in Versafine Clair tulip red and heat embossed with clear embossing powder to finish ....

Sid xx

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Breathe ......


This card was made for the Less Is More Challenge .....


It has been made on a 6 x 6 inch white card blank. I cut a 4 x 4 inch matt and then die-cut some circles from yellow and purple card. I interleaved the circles and decorated with dots of purple and yellow Posca pen before applying on the matt. The matt was edged in yellow Versamagic chalk ink.

The sentiment was stamped in Versafine black ink and die-cut. It was again edged in yellow chalk ink. The matt was applied to the card base and the sentiment applied on foam pads to finish this simple card ....

Sid xx


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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Filigree .....

 


Made a set of 4 'Twinchies' for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum in the theme 'Pink & Green' .....

The 2 x 2 inch bases were cut from re-cycled food packaging and covered with some printed background paper.

These were then stamped with a flower and leaf stamp in Versafine Clair inks. I then die-cut the pink overlays from pink pearlescent paper and applies as shown edging in pink Sharpie pen. Some areas of the overlays were infilled with green Posca pen.

Each square was then edged with pink Versamagic chalk ink along with some dots of pink Stickles glitter glue to finish ......

Sid xx

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Colours ......


A set of Artist Trading Cards made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum .....

The bases are made from re-cycled packaging and covered in a background of watercolour card and coloured inks.

They have been stamped with some leaf stamps (Crafty Individuals) in Versafine black and Sepia Archival inks. The words are also from Crafty Individuals, stamped on white card and applied as shown.

I have added some orange Posca pen, a self-adhesive number and edged the ATC's with brown Inktense pencil spread with a waterbrush. The seedhead has some Glossy Accents added to add shine !

Sid xx

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Saturday, October 09, 2021

Autumn .....


Made a set of Artist Trading Coins for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....

The bases were die-cut to 2.5 inches in diameter and covered in a yellow distressed Gelli print. They were flicked with green Posca and stamped with Versafine black ink. The edges were decorated in green and orange Posca pen.

The leaves were die-cut from a watercoloured background and attached as shown highlighting with more orange Posca pen. Printed words on green tape were applied as shown.

The coins were edged in Krylon gold pen to finish .....

Sid xx

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Monday, September 27, 2021

Leaves .....


 Made a tag for the 'Leaves Begin To Fall' Challenge over on Country View Crafts ........

The tag base was cut from re-cycled food packaging and covered in a Gelli printed background made with acrylic paints and stencils. It was spattered with some mustard Tombow paint pen. The tag base was edged in brown Distress Ink. Some white Posca pen lines were added.

The leaves (Tim Holtz) were die-cut from watercolour card and coloured with watercolours in Autumn colours and enhanced with red pen. They were shaped and applied on foam pads as shown.

The words were assembled from silver on white self-adhesive letters on black card and trimmed out to form a border. They were stuck in place as shown.

I then cut a hole at the to with the crop-a-dile and threaded through with green, mustard and orange ribbons and fibres to finish......

Sid xx

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Secret .....


Another 4 x 4 inch square card made on a white card base.

The background is an acrylic paint and mark making Gelli plate background with brown paint. I have cut a smaller square from this and then coloured with purple and light blue Distress inks, wiping over with a wet wipe to remove the ink from the paint which acts as a resist. I then stamped some dandelion clocks in purple Versafine Clair ink and coloured these with silver and white pens. The background was matted onto black card and again onto mauve card.

The printed words were trimmed and matted on more mauve card before applying and edging in black Posca pen.

The 'paper doll' was coloured with alcohol markers and Posca. It was matted on black card and trimmed to leave a border. It was attached on foam pads and grounded with black Posca pen. I added three violet adhesive gems and applied the panel to the card base to finish ....

Sid xx

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Business .....


Another 4 x 4 inch greetings card in the series made on a white card blank. ......

The background is made with watercolours on a Gelli plate along with some acrylic paints through a stencil. This was matted onto black card to form a border.

I have enhanced the pattern with Posca markers and added a die-cut and strip of Washi tape design. The words are a self adhesive sticker.

I have edged the flower and background with grey Inktense pen and a waterbrush. Final touch was to add a 'Paper Doll' on foam fads for relief .....

Sid xx

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Friday, September 24, 2021

Beautiful .....


Made a small collaged card .... it's 4 x 4 inches square on a white card base .....

The base is made from a piece of watercolour card coloured with Gelatos on the Gelli plate. It has been decorated with various printed elements along with a paperdoll and wooden ladybird. I have also stamped with Versfine Clair ink and added Posca pen highlights.

It is matted on black and then pink card .....

Sid xx

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Shine .....


Made an ATC ....

The base is cut from re-cycled food packaging and covered with a piece of pale blue cardstock. The light bulbs were stamped in Versafine Black ink with the cords hand-drawn with Micron pen. They were coloured with Inktense pencils and a waterbrush to blend. They were glossed with Glossy Accents.

The moth (stampers Anonymous) was stamped in Versafine black, heat embossed and die-cut. It was coloured with Gellyroll glitter pens.

The card was edged in grey Inktense pencil with some black Posca dots. Some other background stamping was done with blue Distress Oxide ink. The moth was added with it's wings elevated.

The card was finished with torn Washi tape and the 'Shine' which was edged in blue Posca....

Sid xx

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Happy ......


Made a bright tag on a watercolour card background made with with colour sprays in blue and yellow. This was trimmed out and its corners rounded.

The letter 'H' was die-cut from white card and was coloured with tumbled glass Distress ink and a blender. Its edges were coloured with black.

The background was then stamped in green Versafine Clair with a leaf stamp. Some elements were coloured with green and white Acrylograph pens. Some stitched circles were stamped in Versafine black along with a couple of butterflies coloured with yellow alcohol ink marker. The 'H' was applied on foam pads and the rest of the self adhesive letters spelling 'Happy' were applied as shown and were edged in black Posca marker.


The tag was edged with orange Posca dots along with a few lines drawn on the tag. The orange paper flowers and fabric leaves were added on Gel medium. Three green brads were added before punching a hole at the top of the tag and threading through with some orange and green fibres and ribbon to finish .....

Sid xx


 

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Hexed ......


Today I am sharing a card made for a 'Less Is More' Challenge ......


I started with a 6 x 6 inch square white card base. I then die-cut a 4 x 4 inch square as a matt. A piece of white card was covered with wide AAll & Create Washi tape and from this 6 hexagons were die-cut with another being die-cut from black card.

These were edged in black and mounted as shown on the matt. The central black hexagon was mounted on foam pads.

I then stamped the sentiment in Versafine black ink on white card, trimmed and edged with black before mounting on more foam pads. The card was put together as shown to finish ......

Sid xx

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Vintage.....


Made a collaged vintage style tag ...

The background was made on watercolour card with mica sprays in a range of colours (the shine doesn't show well in the photo) ..... I then stamped images on the background in sepia Archival and red memento inks.

I then added a number of ephemera items including a stamp, tickets, mini playing card, tile and stamped dragonfly below which some green papertape was added along with a metal drawer identifier secured with brads and 'Take Risks' Washi tape in the window.

I added a cute bunny too ! The tag was edged with a squiggly line in black Micron pen, distress ink and some white pen spatters.

A length of jute string was tied in a loose bow and added at the top with a decorative paperclip to finish ....

Sid xx

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Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Sparkle.....




Made this Clean and Simple card for a Challenge over on the Less Is More blog .....


I used a white card blank and die-cut a stitched square from white card. I then die-cut three flower dies from iridescent pink/blue foiled card and applied as shown some on foam pads. I added three pale blue adhesive gems.

The sentiment was stamped in Brilliance sky blue ink on white card, trimmed and matted onto more of the foiled card. The square was added on foam pads and the sentiment direct to the card front to finish .... always notoriously difficult to photograph sparkle and glitter effects but it is quite shiny and sparkly in real life .....

Sid xx

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Monday, September 06, 2021

Cupcake .....


A set of Artist Trading Cards made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum in the theme of 'Afternoon Tea' ....

The bases were cut to 2.5 x 3.5 inches from re-cycled food packaging and were covered with Gelli printed background paper. Some dotty bursts were stamped in Distress Oxides.

The layered cupcakes were stamped in a variety of Memento inks, trimmed out & decorated with Glossy Accents and Stickles glitter glue before applying on foam pads.  The sentiments were stamped in Versafine black ink, trimmed and layered on coloured card before applying to the ATC's as shown to finish .....

Could just eat one (or more) of those !!

Sid xx

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Sunday, September 05, 2021

Flower .....


A set of Inchies made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum .......

The 1 x 1 inch bases were punched from re-cycled food packaging and covered with a Brusho background. The flower and leaf stamps from Mama Makes were stamed in Versafine black ink and coloured with Acrylograph pens.

Each Inchie was edged with white Tombow paint pen to finish ......

Sid xx

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Saturday, September 04, 2021

Circles .....


Sharing a set of Artist Trading Coins made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....

These are collaged with a variety of materials, stamping and embossing along with die-cuts amd Washi tape words ......

The bases are re-cycled food packaging ....

Sid xx

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Friday, September 03, 2021

Leaves ....


Decided to make another card for the Less Is More Challenge blog .....


This one is a mini card measuring 2.75 x 5.5 inches. I started by stamping the spotty leaf in Versafine black ink and then hand drew the stem in black Micron pen. Some of the spots were coloured with green Acrylograph paint pen.

The Sentiment was then stamped as shown to finish the card ......

Sid xx


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Birds .....


Made these 'Twinchies' - 2 x 2 inch squares ..... for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....

The bases are made from recycled food packaging cut to size. They have been covered with Gelli printed papers and stamped with Distress Oxides.

The Birds have been stamped in Versafine black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. They have been coloured with Alcohol markers, Acrylograph pens and Stickles glitter glue. They were trimmed out and applied as shown to the Twinchies.

The word is machine printed on yellow adhesive tape. Each square has been edged with gold Krylon pen to finish ....

Sid xx

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Thursday, September 02, 2021

Spots .....


 This CAS card was made for the Less Is More Challenge Blog .......


It was stamped in one layer on a 6 x 6 inch white card blank. I used Versafine Clair inks and a spot stamp to stamp the main image with overlapping colours, centred with a cog stamp in Versafine black ink.

The word Celebrate was also stamped in Versafine black as shown to finish .......

Sid xx

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Sunday, August 15, 2021

Dream .....


Made a tag today .....

The tag base was cut from re-cycled food packaging and covered with some stripes printed paper.

I stamped the swirl and the tree (Paperartsy) in black Archival ink and applied a strip of black and white spotty Washi tape near the bottom.

The house (Paperartsy) was stamped on white card in more Archival ink and trimmed out. It was coloured with Distress ink washes and a blue and gold Gelly Roll pens before adding on foam pads.

The tag was punched and a yellow flower eyelet applied with the Crop-a-dile and threaded through with some yellow velvet ribbon. The tag was finished with a Dream brad .....

Sid xx

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Saturday, August 14, 2021

Bounteous .....


Made a card with a Lynne Perrella stamp by PaperArtsy .....

The background is made with Distress Oxide applied to a stencil, sprayed with water and put on white card. The background was matted on blue and black cards.

The stamp was stamped in black Versafine on white card and trimmed out. It was coloured with Distress washes and glitter pens .... the cheeks being treated with Glossy Accents.

The background was collaged with transfers and a postage stamp along with some torn Washi tape. The main image was then applied on foam pads after shaping to add dimension. The words are Washi tape.

The finished piece was then added to a white card blank .....

Sid xx

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Friday, August 13, 2021

Recipe .......


This card, made with Mama Makes stamps for a 'Recipe Challenge on UK Stampers Forum ..... where you had to choose 4 items from a choice of 10 which were included on your make ... My four were : Die-cut, glitter, Brown Kraft Card & sequins I also used Washi tape as an extra ....

I cut a square Kraft matt and stamped this with a number of leaf stamps with various Distress Oxide colours ..... this was then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I then stamped the flowers in Versafine black on more Kraft card, this was also heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The flowers were coloured with Acrylograph pens before die-cutting with the decagon die. Another black and pink mat was added to frame.

The base layer was also matted on more black and pink card. The 'Love' was stamped in Versafine black on pink card, trimmed and layered on black. Beneath this is a piece of pink Washi tape with the other word stamped direct. The love was added on foam pads along with the decagon as shown.

I then added the base to a white card blank and finished with three pink sequins and some green Stickles glitter glue on the foliage......

Sid xx

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Sunday, August 08, 2021

Wish ......


Made a clean and simple card using Mama Makes Stamps and Washi tape .......

I used a 6 x 6 inch white square card blank. I then prepared a matt form white card and edged with floral Washi tape to form a border. This was mounted on a slightly larger matt of black card.

The floral circle was stamped onto white card and watercoloured, another sentiment was stamped in the middle of the circle .... I use Versafine black ink. This was trimmed out and each rose was made glittery with Stickles glitter glue. It was trimmed out and mounted centrally on foam pads and applied centrally on the card blank.

I then trimmed out some more roses from the Washi tape and applied around the card as shown to finish .....

Sid xx

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Saturday, August 07, 2021

Blues 2 ......


Here is my entry for the Less Is More blog Challenge ......


I used a square white card blank and die-cut a smaller square from more white card. I also die-cut a star from more white card.

The colour swatches were die-cut from paint colour chart cards and applied on each point of the star along with a clear gem in the middle of each.

The sentiment was stamped in blue Versafine Clair ink and die-cut being edged with blue Versamagic chalk ink.

The card was then assembled as shown to finish .......

Sid xx
 

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Friday, August 06, 2021

Dip ......


A set of ATC's made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum in a 'Things That Swim' theme .....

I know that penguins are birds but they do one hell of a lot of swimming too !!

The bases are cut to 2.5 x 3.5 from re-cycled food packaging. The background is made using Mama Makes stencils as stamps and Distress Oxides with a water spray. The bases were stamped with a wave stamp at the bottom with more Distress Oxide.

The penguins (Crafty Individuals) were stamped in black Versafine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder before trimming out and watercoloured with Distress Oxide washes. I spattered some white Molotow paintpen over the bases.

The background was added to the bases and the penguins stuck in place, edging and grounding with Inktense black pencil and a waterbrush to add depth.

The ATC's were edged in dark blue Versamagic chalk ink and a printed label applied to each, surrounding with black Micron pen to finish.......

Sid xx

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Thursday, August 05, 2021

August ......


Made 3 Artist Trading Coins for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....

All have stamping, penwork, Washi tape, heat embossing , dewdrops along with texture paste, die-cuts and Gelli plate backgrounds .....

Sid xx

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Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Monochromatic ....


This greetings card has been made for a 'Monochromatic' Challenge on the Country View Challenges blog.........

I have used a 6 x 6 inch white card base. I die-cut a square from white card and embossed  a leafy background through an embossing folder. This was matted on a larger piece of black card to form a border.

The Zebra (Crafty Individuals) was stamped in Versafine black ink on white card and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. It was cut out and mounted on the background on foam pads. The sentiment (Crafty Individuals) was then stamped and matted on black card before adding as shown.

The layers were then applied to the card blank to finish ...... very simple but I think, very effective .....

Sid xx

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Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Numbers ......


Here are a set of 1 x 1 inch square Inchies made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....

I used re-cycled food packaging as the base and a punch. I then used an embossing folder and embossed some silver mirri board again punching out. This was overlayed on the bases.

I then stamped a strip of printed paper with red Stazon and trimmed off squares applying to the centre of each Inchie. They were edged with black Posca pen. A vellum number was added along with a red adhesive gem.

The Inchies were finished with a surround of red Sharpie pen .......

Sid xx

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Blues .....

 



I was honoured to have been chosen as the overall winner  in May 2021 on the Less Is More Challenge Blog ... I have also been invited to be Guest Designer for todays make ......



My card creation started life with a 5 x 7 inch pale blue card blank ...... I then die-cut two mid-blue card squares and rounded the corners. These were stamped in Versamark with a butterfly stamp and heat embossed with dark blue Moonglow mica embossing powder, I added some spots of white Posca pen on the wings. These were matted onto black card and again corner rounded.

They were mounted  (overlapping) on foam pads. The sentiment was stamped in black Versafine on white card and matted on black card to edge and was added to the card front to finish.

Sid xx


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Monday, August 02, 2021

Music .....


Here are a set of Twinchies in the theme of 'Musical' made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum .....

The bases are made from re-cycled food packaging and cut to 2 x 2 inches. They have been covered with a Gelli printed paper and decorated with piano woven tape, Washi tape & stamping.

I have used a Posca pen to add some dots and purple adhesive gems. The word is printed with a label printer and each Twinchie is edged with purple Versamagic chalk ink.

Sid xx

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Sunday, August 01, 2021

Captivating......


Another ATC made to trade .....

Base layer is re-cycled food packaging covered with a background made with acrylic paints and stencils on a Gelli plate.

The butterfly is hand-drawn with Micron pen and coloured with watercolours and a waterbrush. Some spatters with white pen and black Posca pens and an edging with blue Versafine Clair ink and a sentiment made from Washi tape finish the card ......

Sid xx

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Amazing .....


Made an insect Artist Trading Card to trade .......

The background is made from washes on paper with a re-cycled food packaging base.....

I have stamped some butterflies etc. in Archival sepia ink. Also a collaged flower and some printed letters edged with white Posca ....

The squiggly dragonfly was hand drawn with a black Micron pen, trimmed out and watercoloured with washes in blue and green. It has been mounted on foam pads to add depth and its antenna and body drawn in with Posca Markers.

The ATC has been edged with blue Versafine Clair ink to finish ....

Sid xx

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Friday, July 30, 2021

Transforming ......


An ATC made to trade ....

The base is re-cycled food packaging cut to 3.5 x 2.5 inches & covered in black card.

All decoration is hand-drawn with Acrylograph pens. The butterfly is also hand-drawn and watercoloured with a waterbrush.

A piece of Washi tape was added at the top before mounting the butterfly on foam pads. A little yellow stickles was added on the butterflies spots and the word cut from Washi tape. The ATC was edged in Versamagic chalk ink to finish .....

Sid xx

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Congrats ......


This card has been made for the Less Is More Challenge Blog ......


I used a stamp from AAll & Create which was stamped on a piece of white card and coloured with Distress Ink washes and a waterbrush. This was then die-cut with a frame die. The frame was mounted on black card and applied centrally onto the card blank. The cut-outs were then overlayed on foam pads to show the black card at the edges.

The word was stamped in Versafine black ink and die-cut before being stuck in place on the card to finish .....

Sid xx



 

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Dream .....


Made a mail-art postcard for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....

I used a piece of greyboard as the base and cut to 6 x 4 inches. I then cut a piece of white card and embossed through an embossing folder after inking one side with Versamark ink. I then heat embossed with clear embossing powder to form a resist and applied Distress inks direct to paper over the non-embossed words.

I then stamped a frame in Archival black several times and stamped a flower in red Stazon. The card was applied to the base and edged with dark blue Versamagic Chalk ink.

The postcard was then sprayed with matt acrylic sealer to protect through the post as it will travel 'naked' through the post to its recipient .....

Sid xx

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Focus ......


An Artist Trading Card to trade .......

The base is made from re-cycled food packaging covered with a piece of Brusho coloured watercolour card. The background was stamped with Versafine black ink and a circle scribble stamp.

The circled were die-cut from white card and some were heat embossed with a red/gold embossing powder and some from embossed triangle card. These were applied as shown with some overlapping.

Extra decoration using gold and red pens were added and the ATC edged with gold Krylon pen. The word was cut from Washi tape and edged on two sides with gold pen to finish .....

Sid xx

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Alive .....


An Artist Trading Coin made to trade ......

The base is a piece of re-cycled food packaging cut to 3.5 x 2.5 inches. This was covered with some dark turquoise card which has been stamped with Versafine Clair ink in green and blue. The stars have been infilled with liquid chrome pen. Some white Posca lines and dots were added.

The main image (Janet Klein) was stamped in Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder before trimming out and applying as shown on the background.

The hat was cut from Washi tape covered card and added on foam pads. Some Inktense black pencil was added and spread with a waterbrush to add shadow.

Finally some pink printed tulips were added as shown and the Washi tape word was edged with more white Posca pen .....

Sid xx

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Bird ......


Another ATC made to trade with a Lynne Perrella image ....

The base is re-cycled food packaging covered with some textured hand coloured fiber paper. The image has been stamped in Archival black ink, coloured with Distress ink washes, Posca and Acrylograph pens. Some Glossy Accents are added to the hair.

The ATC is edged with Posca and metallic marker along with the 4 eggs. There is a metal paper clip at the base .....

Sid xx

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Amphropomorphic .......


An Artist Trading Card made to trade using an old Zetti stamp .....

The card base is re-cycled food packaging covered with a hand printed paper. The Zetti 'thing' is stamped in Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. It has been trimmed out, edged in black ink and coloured with Sharpies and Acrylograph pen.

The green circles are cut from Washi tape and the card is edged with black posca squiggly line ....

Sid xx

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Stars ......


Another ATC made for trading with a Lynne Perrella stamp ......

This one is on a re-cycled food packaging base measuring 2.5 x 3.5 inches. It is covered with printed and embossed spotty paper.

The image has been trimmed out and coloured with Distress ink washes and a waterpen. I have used Posca markers to highlight some of the spots, numbers and eyes. The coloured image has been applied to the base and edged in purple Versamagic chalk ink.

Two glittered chipboard stars finish the ATC .....

Sid xx

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