ACT Challenge

ATC stands for Artists trading card which were originally given by artists as a sample of their works. They are bits of card that measure 3.5 x 2.5 inches exactly. You decorate one side using a range of techniques and then write on the back a title for it, the date and who its made by.


Sunday, 28 August 2011

9th Challenge Anything goes or Owls

Morning all

This is a catch up post 

So Winners of Previous Challenges - I asked for previous winners that had not received there prises to come forward, I have been emailed by 2 previous winners that have not received there prizes, so apologies New ones have been sent out.

The winner of Challenge 5 - Sarah 

and the winner of our last challenge was


Well done everyone, there were truly some wonderful little magic pieces of ATC work there 

Thanks to Leah, I've finally got around to using my Owl Stamp. I've used postcard type card for the background, applied distress ink to age the card, using the same ink,I stamped the fossil image.Then I stamped the main image on some lightweight card that I'd previously spritzed with inks.Cut and mounted the image after colouring the eyes,then finally stamped "Owl Mail"


Heres mine, using one of my favourtie techniques decoupage to give depth and cuteness to the baby owls, the photo angle is slightly odd but was trying to show the dimension


My ATC is made using papers from the Secret Garden pad and a stamp that came free with Craft Stamper ages ago.  I paper pieced the little owl, fiddly but fun, lol, and added some glitter pen, a sentiment and a swirly clip.


I have used Black card and two stamped Owls which have been inked and colored, the leaves are from a friends stash xx


  Ok here mine ... always makes me laugh this stamp

I have used a Penny Black Owl, didnt realise I owned one of these !!! I sprayed background with cosmic shimmers and added some weathered wood distress inks, the whole thing has been embossed (i like embossing lol)


I made a mini easel for this atc challenge. I used some owl images from my craft studio, brayered the purple background and used some purple gems.


My owls are from SU set , Punch Bunch .
I chose a black ATC and a blue moon .I hand cut some black card to create some night cloud in front of moon . I stamped owls in white ink onto Basic Black and Basic Grey , cut them out to adhere to ATC  over a black leaf ,with one owl 3D. I added some stars and dotted some white gel pen around  for moonshine effect.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

8th Challenge - Anything goes/Wings

 Hi Everyone

Well its that time again - Thank you for all your wonderful entrys this time, some really gorjuss stunning work there, thank you for joining in

The Winners catch up post will be following, once all commenting has been finished for the past month 

Our Prize this fortnite is Tim Holtz Adage Tickets, these are fantastic little things, have a variety of uses and go with anything..............................

On the subject of prizes, I have been notified by one prize winner that She had not received her prize, so can I just check with the other winners please, even if you have received your prize, just send me a tinkle at please so I can be sure.  Thank you xx 

Okay, so we are still staying with Anything goes but with the added choice from Lisa "Wings" - so to make an ATC with the theme

Anything goes or Wings

Right Lets see what the teamies have come up with 


I used vellum butterflies & decoupaged them, using black glitter to highlight the bodies
and made the flowers using perlidoodles

I started with paper that had been coloured with Magnolia Magenta Gold Starburst Stain and Gold Glimmer Mist. Then I stamped the fairy, flowers and butterflies (Lavinia stamps). I restamped the fairy's wings on vellum, cut them out and added sparkle with Sakura Stardust pens. I also added Stardust to the flowers and then Crystal Stickles to the butterflies.

The background for this was made by tapping Stampin up ink pads onto the card- they give a lovely texture. The flowers are 2 part stamps and are also Stampin up, as is the bird in the cage. He looked kinda sad and lonely, hence the words!


For this ATC I screwed up my card then added the fairy image, I added a pink ink over the top of the image, I have put a border to the side of ATC and added some small gems xx


I began my melting a mix of clear sparkle and gold embossing powder on my non stick craft mat, I then inked my stamp with a burgundy inkpad and stamped into the melted embossing powder. Once cooled I added this to a background of music paper. Some glitter, a gem, a few flowers and a final mist with a bronze shimmer mist and that's my ATC.


Stamped wings then re stamped cut out and inked up . added a love heart
all coloured with distress inks


Added a frame to precut ATC . Green  DSP at bottom edge
covered with flowers from my stash for garden .
Added butterfly embellishment from my stash .
 Words in real red ink from set , Butterfly Prints .SU.


After inking up the background, I then stamped the main image.By masking the image, I then stamped the background image.Finally I added the stamps (stamped separately) and covered the stamped moth with my own that was in my stash, I added black wire for the antennae.

For this atc I used Manga fairy stamp and coloured her in with promarkers, glittered her up and used a piece of papermania paper for her to sit on.

I used Cosmic Shimmer over a mask, I then added the bottle tops with the images and stamped on the word "wings" and then distress the edges.