Evening all. I've spent a lovely day in Cardiff visiting Mum and Dad today, so haven't managed to do any crafting. I thought I would share with you some atc's that I have recently created for swaps over at www.rebelstampers.com. Every month there are 2 atc swaps - 1 based on the free stamp in that month's Craft Stamper. The 2nd is based around a theme, chosen a year out by one of the lovely contributors.
The first atc pictured here is based around the theme of nursery rhymes - at first I didn't have a clue!!! I kept putting it off and off and then remembered that I have a cute set of Hero Arts stamps with the little girl on them, and I also have a wooden stamp set - one says 'sugar and spice' (which is featured here) and the other is 'slugs and snails'. I really like how this atc turned out (though I did have to Google 'nursery rhymes' many times).
The second atc is based on the theme of 'masks' - here I used a button mask for the background, coloured with distress ink. For the main image stamp, I created a foam stamp by die cutting the Tim Holtz 'Sewing Room' alterations die onto foam and then using this as a stamp. This is a fabulous way of making more out of your cutting dies. I then used a dot mask over this and finished with embellishments.
The final atc is based on the free Craft Stamper stamp from February - here I used Tim Holtz paper as a backing - and stamped the image onto more Tim Holtz paper - finished by embellishing with the cute gold wings in the picture! I think it shows that you don't have to do much to make an atc look artistic!
Right, I think I may be able to squeeze an hour or so of crafting in!