Thursday, 24 March 2016

The Last Artist Trading Cards for March

Here are my 3 March partner ATCs for the UKATC swap group on Yahoo. 
Drum roll please because I actually remembered to photograph them instead of scanning so I've given myself a mental 'well done' sticker. 
I used black StazOn and one of my new Lily Elise photo ready stamps for this one, mounting it onto a background coloured with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and then over-stamping randomly with Crafty Individuals' script stamp and StazOn.
I stamped onto brown card with DI Spiced Marmalade and the CI script stamp before using white texture paste and a Tim Holtz faded dots stencil to create the background.  I cheated with the tag though which was ready made, adding the string to maintain the slightly rustic look.

I kept this ATC simple with pinked edges on the smaller tag, inked with DI Shabby Shutters, then heat embossed the sentiment but I can' remember where it came from, possibly a craft group swap.
The daisies were cut using a mini shape punch and the bird is from Crafty Individuals, stamped in DI Brushed Corduroy and stuck on with 3D foam squares to add some depth.
On a totally different theme, I found out only yesterday that Zutter, makers of the Bind-it-All machine, appear to be in liquidation.  I'd wondered why I couldn't find some of the accessories I use on any of the craft supply websites.  In particular I've been hunting for the 8" x 8"removable page protectors for the heritage album I posted recently.  Now I'll have to find an alternative and try and punch all the holes in.  It looks as though the 12" x 12" size is still available at the moment but I prefer to work on the smaller size.  If anyone has any suggestions for alternatives do let me know in the comment box.


June Macfarlane said...

What beautiful atc cards.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Beautiful art - my favourite is the one with Lily Elsie :)
Sue, your blog is looking so lovely and Springlike.
Sorry I cannot help you with any information.