Artist Trading Card Daily – 18

January 18, 2015 — 9 Comments

Do all living creatures dream? If so, what do they dream about? That was a question that I asked myself as I was making today’s Artist Trading Card.

Yes, I do think some bizarre things as I am crafting don’t I?

Artist Trading Card Daily - 18

Well, this little fella certainly seems to have his head in the clouds! Lol.

To make this Artist Trading Card I started by using a bird that I found in a montage stamping set from Stamps Away. I used dark brown archival inkpad.

I then created a cloud mask from a sticky note and lightly brushed on some light blue Versacolor ink to create the clouds.

The leaves at the base of the design were from the same set as the bird. I stamped these randomly, and in random greens to give the impression that the mighty chirpy chappy was sat atop a tree; or at the very least a tall hedgerow.

I then used the “Dream” text stamp with a black versafine inkpad in order to add the sentiment top right.

Now, I know that ATC’s are mostly supposed to be flatish but after I had done this I thought that it would be a good idea to add some dimension to it so I stamped out some more leaves and birds and chopped them out using some teeny scissors.

After rubbing away the handcramp that the small scissors gave me I popped these additional elements on with some Pinflair dimensional glue.

The whole thing was layered onto some black bling cardstock to finish.

And there we have it, other creatures do indeed dream – at least according to this little make.

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Many thanks for taking the time to visit.

I’ll see you again tomorrow.

J :)

9 responses to Artist Trading Card Daily – 18

    Christine in Bulgaria January 19, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Oh how lovely , this one has got to be my fave.

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    Beautiful, sweet and fresh. Thank you John.

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    Funny …. I thought an Owl would look too :-) Great idea again Jogn. x

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    What a beautiful design John. Thanks for sharing. Don’t know where you get all your inspiration from. Creatures do think & dream! All our cats & dogs over the years have dreamt, their paws twitching & the dogs woofing!!! So funny to watch.
    Happy crafting

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    This is lovely. Think if I do one it will be an owl as I have several owl dies or perhaps a robin as I have a robin die as well.

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    Enchanting! The layers give it such depth too. The clouds are lovely and fluffy – can’t wait to try and replicate that effect. Thanks John

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    Hi, John. I love this one :). I’m sitting here watching my fur-baby laying beside me on the sofa twitching like mad, so I think that animals do dream, either that or she’s become possessed lol. Keep up the good work, you’re doing so well. I’m still living in hopes to see an owl before the end of the year :). x

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    Theresa Goodwin January 18, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Love today’s ATC. John

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    How beautiful :-)

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