Artist Trading Card Daily – 27

January 27, 2015 — 14 Comments

Welcome back! Yes, yet another ATC done and dusted. Today’s creation celebrates my love of books.

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The book pile image came from a stamp that I got free in Issue 22 of Creative Stamping magazine.

This image was stamped out with black archival ink and coloured using pencils.

I then masked it off using a post it note mask that I made to match.

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I then scrubbed over some colour with a variety of brown toned Versacolor inkpads.

I also added a little script text in the background using similar colour tones and my Old French Writing stamp from Hero Arts.

The little bookmark was made by smearing a red inkpad over white cardstock and then cutting a thin strip into which a v notch was chopped. I edged this with a PITT Indian ink pen.

For the heart I first smeared gold pigment ink onto cardstock and then used the archival ink to stamp out the heart (from the same set as the books).

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And there we have it. Another one in the challenge series done!

Thank you for visiting and I hope that you are enjoying this series of daily posts.

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 read about my little creations.

I’ll see you again tomorrow!

J :)

14 responses to Artist Trading Card Daily – 27


    These little makes are very inspiring J. I look forward to seeing what you come up with every day. DD

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    What can I say,you have done it again.John it’s beautiful as always. Thank you .

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    As a book lover too I think this ATC is great! Love the colours of the books with the gentle, scripted background … a ‘come read me!’ look to the whole thing. Off to chase up the Hero Arts Old French Script stamp – I can see this one will be useful for so many projects. Thanks for yet another lovely project John! x

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    You are so creative John. I have lots of little stamps that I never think of using. I have cut myself a few ATC size blanks and hope to get started soon. I love how you have coloured today’s image.
    X Chris

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    Reblogged this on Catwithoneear’s Blog.



    Love this one John. The colouring is brill, making the books look 3D!
    I look forward to each days issue. Just don’t know you keep coming up with such great ideas! As woofers53 said they keep getting better, & we’re only into the first month if the year!!!

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    Hi John

    I love books so its fabulous as far as I’m concerned!


    T x

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    Elizabeth Turnbull January 27, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Hi John, love this one, the book stamp is lovely and so are the colours you have used.
    Regards Liz.

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    I learn a little something with each project and look forward to my time with them each day. Thanks!

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    Lovely. I would want to read the books purely for the beautiful colours of them.
    Well done John.
    Love and Light
    Sioux x

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    I love it, thanks for the inspiration x x

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    These just get better and better John.

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    Very inspirational and original. B :-) x

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