Artist Trading Card Daily – 35

February 4, 2015 — 17 Comments

So you know how I asked for some themes the other week?

Well, one of them was “peace”.

I wasn’t entirely sure in what context this was so I avoided the obvious juxtaposition of war and peace (either in terms of military action and the literary creation) and went for something much simpler.

Mostly because I had a stamp from Inkadinkado that would work really well, lol ;)

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The background was again from a stash of random six inch square papers that I had. I chopped a piece of this out that had some feathers on it, signifying a little random skirmish between the bird and it’s foe, and matched it up with some coloured cardstock.

I wanted the dove from above to be the central feature but have something radiating out, signifying the spreading of peace from the chirpy chappy so I got out my gem placement guide and starting marking out the dots onto which I would pop some mini gems.

When applying the gems (with a small dot of PVA) I deliberately chose intense colours for the central rings and lighter tones for the outer area to give the impression that they were emanating from the bird and spreading.

The bird had been previously stamped and cut out with the Brother Scan N Cut (yup, I’m working through that little stash quite well!)

I applied colour by gently buffing over some Versacolor pigment ink with a sponge. I chose colours that again worked with the background.

A coating of Glossy Accents was applied and left to dry before I plopped the birdy into the middle with some Pinflair Glue Gel.

And there we have it – peace, man.

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Another one 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 :)

17 responses to Artist Trading Card Daily – 35

    Bridget Gillings February 5, 2015 at 6:41 am

    Hello John, I am loving your daily inspiration, great ideas for using up little bits or what is in the stash. This ATC in particular is lovely. Have a great day. Bx

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    It is so peaceful, I love it. PS. We have St Valentine’s Day on the 14th Feb over here John.

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    Day 35 already. You are doing brilliantly John. This is another lovely ATC. I still haven’t made one yet. Other themes you could consider are sewing, patchwork, textures etc.
    Looking forward to your next one
    X Chris K

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    Hi John

    A lovely interpretation. I really should use more glossy accents as it makes such a difference to the central feature- instead of reserving it for wet noses on animals!

    Keep going, just amazed at all your ideas


    T x

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    Hi. Love the colours! You stated that you used a gem guide, was this hand made or can you buy them?

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    My question has already been answered about the placement guide, must look out for one to add to my stash, in readiness for when I need it.

    Luv this ATC you have a great way of mixing/blending colours. Eager to see tomorrows.
    Thank you!

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    This one is absolutely gorgeous, and so apt at this time.
    Love and light Sioux x

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    Like this very much. Went go fracture clinic. Have new plaster on and it is purple!

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    That little birdie is sure giving out the peace. Love it!!

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    what is a gem placement guide?

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    Another really lovely ATC which is different yet again. I’m waiting for you to run out of ideas and techniques but hope it doesn’t happen! You have a great ideas with colour – I’ve been frightened of colour for many years, both in crafting, furnishings and clothes but you’ve tempted me into thinking about using it again. I think that’s why I loved Zentangle so much, black, white and sepia so I think that one of the best things about crafting is that there is something for absolutely everybody to do and to feel happy doing, no matter what quirks we have. You were asking for themes so how about a different take on Valentine’s Day? X

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    I am loving it !!!!!

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    Very pretty and also unusual. This is such inspiration, John. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us tomorrow :-) B x


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