Thursday, 10 April 2014

SDC 142 Paint or Pen

I do enjoy visiting and joining in the challenges over at the Stampotique Designers blog. The characters always bring a smile to my face and i visit when i want cheering up.

This weeks Challenge is from Magda to use pen or Paint, here is what she says:

I always have a pen or pencil with me. Always with notebook full of drawings and doodles. I'm sure not only me! I would love to see a pen in your project. It can be a drawing, doodles or simply some journaling. It might be even a single word. I'm looking forward to see your entries for this challenge!

My entry this week is a chunky ATC which i have made for my nephew who will be 18 years old very soon.


Sprayed the wood directly with Dylusions sprays, added water to get drippage and then took colour away using a baby wipe and tissue.

Used Bazill Basics star shapes, coloured them with Portfolio Pastels then doodled over the top using Posca Pens. the large star has dots then lines to outline the shape, the middle size has starlight, star bright written around the edge and the small star has HB2U (happy birthday to you)in the middle and outlined to highlight the text.

His name has been created by cutting shapes from cereal box then layering to create a tile effect. The alphabet has been stamped onto tissue which has mopped up Cosmic Shimmer Gold spray.


The 18 tag is an homage to a laurel wreath that an Emperor would wear when he was crowned in ancient Rome. The central circle has been coloured with Treasure Gold Onyxite and Renaissance. the leaves are from a stamping set from Get Stamping and the vine is from Memory Box. The numbers are from an old box of chipboard letters and numbers from stash.


Used another Bazill Basics shape as the base for the HB2U tiles, larger this time so you can actually see them. Used mop up card from the Dylusions spraying to stamp the Alphabet using Purple Versacraft ink and then adhered to the shape. Used Silver Treasure Gold on the edges of the shape to add a little birthday bling.


Not the best side of the ATC but had these keys for ages and wanted to use them, seemed appropriate for an 18th Birthday. Coloured them with Treasure Gold Limited Edition 1 and Onyxite. This is my least favourite side of the ATC and might alter it before i give it to him.


I have a LOT of these flat marbles and they make excellent feet for a chunky ATC.


I do love these door knobs, they are so cheap and from a local store called Quality Save, cost £2.50 for four. they are glass and produce rainbows when in the sun.

I hope you like this 18th birthday Chunky ATC and i have my fingers crossed my nephew will too.

Thanks for dropping by.


Just a quick mention that i am not a member of Facebook and other places some people link their challenges to, i am not able to leave comments on these entries even though i would love to and i do read them, just unable to leave a comment, hope you understand.


Q&L Challenge 7

The Craft Barn’s Quotes and Lyrics Challenge is a fabulous one and i hope you come along and play, here is the link.
This challenge asked us to find the words Change or Truth.  Really enjoy the research and have found some ‘different’ styles of music and found some wonderful words along the way.

Found this quote by Unknown which i thought is very ‘now’ in terms of our society and how we are all living in a fast paced world. Hope you like it too.

It’s funny how

1 Text

1 Song

1 Mistake

1 Lie

1 Truth


1 Person

could change your mind in

1 Second.

Used an ICard mop up from Dylusions Sprays, added a doodles border using  Posca Pens then added the Unknown quote.
Stamped the man and sentiment from Tim Holtz Visual Artistry set from 2011 in Cornflower Archival ink.
Over on the Paper Artsy blog Katrina used a baby wipe to make her lovely embellishment. I have been using these for ages on journal pages and cutting them up and using as backgrounds. Decided to use one i had mopped up Portfolio Pastels on an earlier project.

Hand cut it into an number 1 shape then used a heat gun to shrink it down, love the slightly burnt edge at the base of the number,adhered to the ICard and then drew a border around it again using Posca Pens.
On the reverse of the card used a Hero Arts background stamp from 2005 and Watering Can Archival ink to add interest and then again stamped the Man and the diamond border. Hand wrote the details of the challenge.

I am also going to enter this into this weeks Paper Artsy Challenge.
Thanks you for dropping by, looking forward to your comments.

Just a quick mention, i am not on Facebook and a few other sites people link from so please know i am unable to leave you a comment even though I always look at these entries and would like to comment.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Challenge 10 METALLICS

Over at the Pan Pastel Blog their challenge is to use Metallics.
The three ATC’s have been made for a swap with a Yahoo Group, the theme is to use die cuts and stencils and they have to be linked.
Despite the die cuts looking like houses, they are actually individual changing rooms on the sea front in Brighton. The lady has found it difficult to find a changing room her size, little does she know she has fallen asleep on the beach and is visiting the land of The Borrowers. She is very confused and realises she is dreaming and having a very clear, memorable moment, wakes up and thinks her dream rather odd but has enjoyed her time in the land of The Borrowers.
I have had the lady stencil a very long time and cannot remember where she is from, sorry.
Stencilled the lady over the top of the embossed card. Used Versamark ink and Copper Metallic Pan Pastel to colour her in, she wasn’t very visible so went over the Copper PP with black Archival Ink which produced the fabulous dark background and popped the stencil off the ATC.
Embossed a piece of pearl card, cut up and adhered to the ATC’s. Added script stamping over the three ATC’s; used a honeycomb stencil to create another layer then adhered the houses die cut along the bottom. Drew through the apertures and around the shapes to add a layer of depth.
To finish the ATC’s off i added a Versamark border to all three cards and then went over with Copper and Gold Metallic PP’s, wanted the edge to look like it had been embossed with embossing powder, think it works well.
Added the wording to the ATC’s and then stamped the details on the rear.
Hope you enjoyed your visit, thanks for dropping by. Looking forward to your comments.

Q&L Challenge: FLOWER & TRAVEL

Over at the fabulous Craft Barn the Q&L challenge is to use the words Flower and Travel.

The iCard has been cut from a mop up piece of card,used Pan Pastels on the background. Stamped some of the images from Get Stamping Travel Set on both sides, the back of the card all being second generation images.


Love Darcy Wilkinson’s Stamps and used her Heart Border from set EDY07, coloured with Sakura Glaze Pens. Went over the whole of the front with Metallic Pan Pastel Pewter and sealed.


The Lyrics are from a band called Destroyer and their song called Blue Flower, Blue Flame.

“I gave you a flower because foxes travel light and a penny for your thoughts was never enough – your head gets filled with that stuff”.

Hope you enjoy the song from the link above.

Thank you for all the lovely comments you are leaving, they are always much appreciated.