this is my entry into the UK STampers Use your Stash Challenge (although for obvious reasons whilst I’m collecting points that’s just for fun).
Challenge #1 was to use a stamp that has not seen active service, and make either an ATC or card with it.
I used this fabbie little Magenta Image of the apple tree, which I got about 3 years ago for Christmas from one of the kids.
- Magenta Stamp (36047H) **never been used in active service
- Non-Seq Leaf stamp ** never been used in active service
- Green background paper by Basic Grey Lily Kate 6 x6 collection pack
- Scrap piece of light blue Bazzil
- Piece of KI Colourful ribbon set
- Marvy Metallic Marker in Blue
- Whispers Dye Ink in Azure
- Red buttons from stash
- Tombo Multi Adhesive
- Glossy Accents
- Sugarloaf Coloured Markers and Blender Pen
Total points gained 7.
Why not join in?
I had a spare piece of brown cardstock embossed using the Cuttlebug (textile textures folder), and so I used this down the middle of the ATC, but first swiped some Brilliance Pearlescent Purple over it.
The background was stamped with the Anita’s heart image in Brilliance Perfect Pulmeria.
I cut out the 4 flowers with Cricut George Basics cartridge at 1″ and 1 at 2″. Stamped some of them with Savvy circles background stamp, and left some plain.
From the workbasket I managed to find a perfect piece of dark ribbon, which I tied and threaded through the larger flower.
just made out of some leftovers from the Scrapaholic kit yesterday, red angel kisses and MM rubon.
Only problem with the grey cardstock is that the Whispers bleeds into it badly – first time I’ve had that happen with these inks.
STATUS: available for trade
we had such a busy weekend, with the out laws here on Saturday, then Lydia diving on Sunday, that I only had a tiny bit of time to me for crafting.
Ditton really the rest of the week so far, but I have done the odd bit here and there.
Mostly, I’ve been working on the UT Stampers ATC kits that arrived a few weeks ago. I’ve now done all of them – the last two are in various states of drying on my desk.
Tomorrow I will need to photograph them (early as possible for the light) and then get them loaded up to the slide show we’ve got for all participants of the swap – I don’t really want to put them on my blog til they’ve been shown on there though.
I have had a blast doing these – it’s really nice just to rip open a packet and HAVE to use the bits inside (with a few added extras where needed) – and not to hunt everything down from scratch.
I’ve got just my own kit left, but I’d already done a sample of that one – so if anyone want it. Just send me your addy and I pop it in the post.
this is the lovely ATC received from Susan for which I swapped my dress one, posted last week.
It’s really lovely.
Hazel left a lovely comment on my work, and mentioned that the background for the ATC I posted looked like hard work. It’s embarrassing, but not really. God Bless fab stamps, arty background papers and Whispers Dye Inks.
I had a very few minutes before chow time, so I’ve just quickly put one of the backgrounds together as a step by step – 9 (if you don’t count the extra two stampings of the camera on the background).
Cut a piece of 2.5″ x 3.5″ Junkitz pattern paper.
With Whispers Violet stamp the French Manuscript Image top righthand corner.
Use a piece of scratch paper and mask this image, and stamp image again bottom lefthand side.
Take more scratch paper, and mask this image as well and stamp the image again in the gap left.
Take the Silkern Knots Stamp and the Savoy Green Whispers Ink, and stamp it on lefthand side.
Stamp the image again next to it, taking it right across the ATC.
Take the Whispers Ink in Rich Plum and a piece of CutnDry foam, picking up some ink and rubbing around the edges, and slightly into the centre, blending as you go. Also run the pad around all edges when you are done.
Then take the camera image from the See-D’s Vintage (50165) ink up with Timber Brown StazOn, and stamp it top righthand side of the ATC.
Ink it up again and stamp the image a further time bottom righthand side, but move the image slightly, then again towards the middle’ish on lefthand side. I aimed for a slightly distressed look for this layer of stamping, so it really doesn’t matter that it wasn’t a brilliant impression.
Obviously, I had to scan in each image as I did this, so it took a bit longer – a conservative estimate in real time is probably 2 minutes or less, as the stamps and inks were right on my desk.
Another ATC, this time using the See-D’s 50165 Vintage set. Base paper is the same yellow Junkitz as the last one, then over stamped with the French Manuscript in Whispers Violet, then over stamped with Silken Knots (Penny Black 3362K) in Savoy Green. I then applied Whispers Rich Plum around the edges with CutnDry.
The fans down the left hand side were then stamped in Timber Brown StazOn, and some of my tiny metallic hearts in green added.
Then ran a piece of cream ricrac along about 2/3rds up.
The dress form (a personal passion of mine at the moment) was stamped on Kraft cardstock in Timber Brown StazOn, then coloured with Econline Inks (Forest Green No. 656 and Ultramarine Violet No. 507). Windsor & Newton’s Irridescent watercolour medium was then painted over the top for shimmer – I took the precaution of sealing that one with hairspray. This was then mounted with silicon glue.
Recently, I’ve noticed a trend starting – when I get a new set of stamps I use them, and also tend to use whatever is sitting on my desk, and then go and cherry pick from supplies that aren’t if I need other things. Rarely these days to I plan something from scratch.
phew, somebody else has come clean about “uncool” stamp ownership, glad I’m not the only one then!
Stamps: See-D’s Vintage (50165) for clock and caddy image on the background and tea cup, and Stamp Connection Scrabble letters for the “Tea Time?”. Stamp Oasis French Manuscript
Inks: Whispers Dye Inks in Butterscotch and Savoy Green. Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and Jet Black StazOn. Colour pencils to for the teacup image.
Other supplies: Junkitz pattern paper, Prism Cardstock in Lilac. Lace and brown ribbon, metallic staples and tiny gold heart confetti.
so I’ve now got 10 lovely little ATC kits to put together – such fun, as they are all so different, and I think they easier than shuffling through mountains of stash to find co-ordinating bits – all the hard work has been done.
We (that is Sid and I) have organised a slide show for all the participants to put there offerings into, and I will post a link to it when we are all done.
The next swap I have on UK STampers is a Velvet-ize Book swap, just direct swapping with a partner, and I’m seriously looking forward to that one.
I also have two more CJ’s to get done….problem is today, I seem to be easily distracted!
have just been packed up and are now ready to go off to Sid. I just need to do my example copy, and start a new gallery for somewhere for him/everybody in swap to upload the examples too.
Now I’ve done that, and also know that the Bloomin Scraps Crop in Plumstead has been cancelled this weekend, I can breathe a little bit easier at this moment in time – I might even treat myself to a quick view of the latest Craft Weekly TV webisode.
I’ve been mega busy all day, and not really moved from my desk at the Kingdom of Blah – not even for lunch – I did manage to sneek down at 3.00 to grab a delicious ice cream from the van that visits on warm days though. Thank goodness it is nearly supper time, I am starving – really not a good idea to skip breakfast and lunch (and consequently eat complete junk all day is it?).
I have loads of things to do this weekend, including year end accounts to finish off, and loads of crafting projects to tick off the “to do list”.