Monday, April 6, 2020

Happy Little Stampers April ATC Challenge

It's April. Right? I'm losing track while I am self isolating at home amidst all the craziness out there. I  moved into a new townhouse on the first of March, so now my crafty space is useable! I have been trying to use my time wisely and get organized and make things.

This month's ATC challenge at Happy Little Stampers is to make your own background.  I chose to use Distress Inks and Distress Oxides.  I used oranges, yellow, and pink for my background colors. Some turned out watercolor-y and some I sprayed, which resulted in a more speckled background.

I liked the speckled look and chose the top middle two papers.

I finished my background outlining speckles with Dylusions paint pens and a few splats of black ink.The dragon with the toilet paper: what a perfectly current image! That dragon is guarding his treasure. Since t.p. is such a hot commodity I made this roll sparkle. 

So make your own background, or dig out an unused one from your stash, and join us for the Background challenge at Happy Little Stampers. You have a month to get your ATC made. 

The dragon is Dudley from Whimsy Stamps and the image can be found here.  

That toilet paper sparkles!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Flying Artist Trading Cards for Happy Little Stampers

     Hi! Look, another post! That makes it twice this year, look at me go now.  It's the ATCs for Happy Little Stampers that are inspiring me. Who doesn't love making ATCs? They are small and non-threatening, but you can  make them into a series, which is what I did for the February challenge.

     This month the challenge is:

Yes, Fruity! You don't see the fruit I used? It's because my fruit is the color of the paints. I do not have any stamps or papers that I could find in my stash that I wanted to use. I did have some paper, but I did not like the results I was getting.  I took a new approach and decided to pull out my old Dylusions paints. I used Cherry Pie, Tangerine Dream, Squeezed Orange, and Fresh Lime paint on the  background of my cards.

     The articulated doll was a free download from The Enchanted Gallery if you want to play around with one also. I was inspired to put the labels on the body parts from another paper doll I found while I was searching for a free pattern.

     Come on over to check our examples and make some fruit themed Artist Trading Cards for the challenge at Happy Little Stampers. If you prefer you can also make Artist Trading Coins.


Monday, January 6, 2020

I'm doing stuff with Happy Little Stampers!

     I'm not sure what I've done, but I decided to join Happy Little Stampers to get my butt back in gear. I believe that I shoild be ab;e tp handle an ATC or a set of them once a month. ;)
Thanks for letting me come play with you guys!

     The ATC challenge for January 2020 is MASCULINE. 

     I pulled out my favorite boy stamp and created this ATC for the challenge. It felt really good to make something. I should do that more than once a year! Please have a look at this month's Happy Little Stampers ATC challenge, and thanks for stopping by.