Artist Trading Card Daily – 24

January 24, 2015 — 10 Comments

Anyone for a cuppa?

Today’s creation was definitely a break from the norm and a little bit of an experiment and took several cups to muse over.

Artist Trading Card Daily - 24

I started out by stamping and heat embossing a lovely design from a sheet of stamps by Paper Artsy and Lynne Perrella. This was done onto watercolour cardstock.

The coloured background was then created by spreading Tim Holtz distress inks over the design and then spritzing with water and fast drying with a heat tool.

I mucked around with this a little more after drying and added a few extra areas of colour with Inktense pencils, spritzing and drying each time.

The edges were distressed with deep red and gold pigment ink. This made the greens in the design pop a little better.

I was going to add some lettering and a pennant however I decided that I liked this too much as it was and so just added a little subtle sparkle with some Perfect Pearls that I had watered down in a mini water spritzer.

To finish I layered the design onto black cardstock and then gold mirror card.

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If I’m honest, the colours are more vibrant in real life than in this photo so I can say from here that it looks amazing – I hope that this is coming across at you too …

Another on in the mini make series for my ATC365 challenge done – I’m really getting the hang of this!

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Many thanks for taking the time to visit.

I’ll see you again tomorrow.

J :)

10 responses to Artist Trading Card Daily – 24


    Has a steam punk theme. Great colours x



    I like Shiela’s idea of a book with all the designs in – a reminder of techniques used and materials etc … what do you think John?? x

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    Hi John

    Definitely favourite so far, great colours! An image that put a smile on my face, for sure ;-)


    T x

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    Fabulous greeney Blues! She could be the witch out of wicked. With a teacup. Lol. Awesome!

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    I love this John, it reminds me of Mrs. Shilling and her amazing hats at Royal Ascot ladies day. Plus of course I’m always ready for a cuppa and a biccy
    Love and Light
    Sioux x

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    Love it John I find this one very atmospheric beautiful colour mix please keep them coming. x Sheena

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    Quite différent but I like it a lot. You really ought to publish a book with these at the end of the year.

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    Wow – this is absolutely fabulous! I think this is my favourite so far and the colours you’ve used at the edges have certainly made this lovely image pop! I’ll have to have some of these Inktense pencils – they look so versatile and I’m loving the watercolour look! A triumph I think – I’ll definitely be having a go at this little number …. well done John! x

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    Very different to what I usually do to! I see I shall have to expand my crafty world! :-) B x

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