Artist Trading Card Daily - 51.2

Artist Trading Card Daily – 51

Soooo, I lost enough internet to keep blogging my daily ATCs but now I’m back! I’ll be posting a few singles over the next few days and will then try and post two per day over the next couple of weeks until I have caught up – so don’t forget to check your inboxes!

(I’ll be backdating these too so that they fit in chronologically with the rest – so it might seem weird for a bit while I catch up).

Today’s ATC features something that has been lacking of late and was made to remind everyone of what we all need in life!

Artist Trading Card Daily - 51.1This design uses the free Clearly Besotted stamps that I got with Issue 133 of Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine.

The branch and leaf section of this design were stamped in black archival ink onto some plain white cardstock. I then used the same ink to stamp out a three of the open flowers and two of the buds.

After trimming down the white cardstock I layered this onto some pink and green cardstock (as this was to match the coloured pencils that I had chosen).

The flowers were coloured in using colouring pencils and then given a coat of Glossy Accents and allowed to dry. These were then cut out by hand.

The sentiment (not sure where this came from) was stamped onto white card and then layered onto pink cardstock.

To finish I created some little curled stamens using quilling paper strips and layered these with the flowers onto the background panel using Pinflair Glue Gel. The sentiment was then added.

And that was that. Done, dusted and strength and hope restored – hopefully! lol.

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 – now that I have the REAL internet back!!!! Woo hooO!!!!!

J :)


24 thoughts on “Artist Trading Card Daily – 51

  1. Great to have you back John and this is a lovely card – like the way you’ve done the stamens! I know what it’s like to have internet problems – out in the country where we live it’s a constant frustration with speeds of only 0.4Mb at best and often just drops off … quicker to travel to see someone than to send them an email. Ah well – I’m looking forward to all your inspirational makes to come x


  2. Glad to hear you are okay. That is the trouble with technology, it makes us instantly available and gives immediate contact to the whole, wide world, but when it goes it is as if we dropped off the face of the planet and we have no other way of connecting to say what is the problem.
    Happy you are back and looking forward to the catch up!


  3. Hi John – thank you so much for sharing this beautiful ATC with us here and for tagging us (Simply Cards & Papercraft) on twitter! It’s stunning! :)


  4. I agree with everything everyone else has said, John, I was worried about you, so glad you have the “Interfret” back! What a beautiful card, too, so bright and appropriate for the sentiment. Hugs


  5. Welcome back to blog land. You have been missed. Love this one and I have the stamps so I can try this one.
    X Chris


  6. So glad to have you back – it’s such a nightmare to be without reliable internet isn’t it? Love this design and I bought that magazine the other day – love the dimension you have given to the flowers! Fab!! Hope and strength ~ sometimes we all need a little more of both…


  7. Hi John, as I’ve been away on holiday, and never check my emails while I’m away, I didn’t realise you had not been posting your ATC’s until I got home and checked my inbox. I would have really missed your daily posts had I been at home. Great that I haven’t missed any though. I love seeing your lovely works of art each day. This one is particularly lovely. Fuchsia’s are one of my favourite flowers.


  8. Hi John

    I’ve missed your posts but as I had an internet problem earlier in the year I know how annoying it is!!! Glad you’re back! Great use of the stamps and a lovely sentiment


    T x


  9. Glad you are back on line John, missed your posts especially the ATC’s, love the sentiment on this one. Sheena. x


  10. Really pleased you’re back, I’ve missed looking at your ATC’s each night. Lovely ATC tonight, my dad’s favourite flower. Look forward to see what you make tomorrow. 😊


  11. Thank goodness you’re back online again – I was getting withdrawal symptoms! As usual your creation is really lovely and thanks for sharing your techniques. I have learned such a lot since you started this challenge and have done much more crafting than usual. Thanks again x


  12. The sentiment may hav come fro. The hymn GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS….. “Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow…..blessings all mine, and ten thousand beside”


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