Artist Trading Card Daily – 21

January 21, 2015 — 31 Comments

Three weeks in and still going! I hope that you are enjoying this series of posts.

I am very humbled by the compliments that you have all left – and this is what has inspired today’s creation about friendship.

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This creation started with a digi stamp – sadly I can’t remember who it is from and I can’t find it again on my computer (I printed this in the middle of 2014!)

If you recognise it, please do let me know…

Anyway, the creation of this was fairly simple. As I mentioned this design was printed some time ago onto Kraft Cardstock. I often print a batch of stuff so that I have something ready to colour – do you do this too?

I used Spectrum Noir pens (in grey tones) to colour in the character and scene.

I then masked of the little girl and created another mask for clouds using a sticky note. I then used a black Versacolour inkpad and dry wet wipe to brush on some shading for the clouds. I did take off a lot of the ink before brushing it on so that it was a very light application.

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I added a little ink to the edges to give it a little more of a distressed look and added some highlights with a white colouring pencil.

It was then mounted onto some coordinating cardstock.

I really liked the finished design as it has quite a nostalgic feel to it – wouldn’t you agree?

And there we have it, another mini make for my ATC365 challenge. Quite proud that I am still going as I thought that I would fail after the first week – it must be your positive feedback keeping me at it – thank you!

As always, if you have any comments or questions about this post then please feel free to use the comments section below. Also, If you know of anyone that would appreciate reading this post, there are handy sharing icons below.

Many thanks for taking the time to visit.

I’ll see you again tomorrow.

J :)

31 responses to Artist Trading Card Daily – 21


    Another stunning piece of artwork! I love catching up with your blog whilst on the train each morning on my way to work.

    The image is from an American artist called Elisabeth Bell. Katy Sue Designs licensed a CD-Rom and a set of stamps

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    Wow! Your colouring technique is superb. I have been practising my colouring after seeing your bugs from the Secret Garden colouring book. You really get us all going! I do love the monochrome effect in this picture so am inspired to have a go myself. Each ATC you produce is outdone by the next one. Please keep them coming!!!

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    Another cracker!! where DO you find the time………

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    Luv this one John. this is the first time I have done this so hope it makes sense. luv all your artwork so far. Goodluck and keep going.

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    Bridget Gillings January 22, 2015 at 7:26 am

    Hi John, this image is so very cute, would be lovely for a card for a little girl. Love the vintage feel. All your ATCs are inspiring in many different ways, so thank you for keeping going, and I hope you do manage the whole year. Bx



    Lovely John. It works really well on the craft card. X Chris



    Reblogged this on Catwithoneear’s Blog.



    Beautiful ATC John. x



    Keep up the good work John. I look forward to each new post. I love the variety in your work.



    This is beautiful. I agree with Jo Bendall – you should frame it! Like others I look forward to your posts every day, sharing your inspiration. You are indeed very talented & modest too!! Such dedication to your blog is amazing. Keep up the good work. We appreciate it.

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    Love it John. Keep up the good work . Adrienne



    Beautiful. Love the monochrome effect. Must give it a try but needs the right picture. Have been looking but not found anything yet.



    Very emotional – brought a ter to my eye. Love your inspiration, John :-) x



    Another super ATC John. I really look forward to receiving a new card every day and am very impressed by the diversity of subjects and techniques. Roll on tomorrow!

    Marion UK

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    I must reiterate the previous comments, certainly a” Dorothy” just love it xx

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    Hi John

    What an adorable image, and beautifully coloured! Wish I could keep up every day but I do always go back and check when I can, as I don’t think I’ve seen anything you’ve done I don’t like!


    T x

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    I love this john. You are right about the nostalgic feel to the piece. It reminds me of Dorothy in the wizard of oz. So beautiful. This would, in my opinion, look good in a small frame so it looks like an old photograph

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    Enjoying your posts, look forward to them every day. Keep going.

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    This for me is stunning, love the shading, haven’t a clue how it’s done but can tell when it’s done well.

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    Christine in Bulgaria. January 21, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Every time I think I have found a favourite you better it, it is brill.

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    This trading card is the best so far, loved all the others but this one is right up my street! I love the way you colour and have taken it on board for my tectinque, thank you. My question is how do you get your masques so perfect, do you use your Brother or are you just a great person ace with scissors? Thank you

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    Aw, John. This is so pretty. I love the way the little girl has her hand on her kitty cat. Fantastic work as always. Could I ask you a question about the cardstock please? What brand are you using for this series? x

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    This really is the cutest ever. If you do track down the original I would love to know where it came from. PS really getting on well with canvas thanks to your help. Lois

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    Elizabeth Turnbull January 21, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Hi John. this is soooo sweet! and very nostalgic.
    Regards Liz.

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    Beautiful John, you are such an inspiration. BTW I am still keeping up with you :-)

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