Artist Trading Card Daily – 54

February 23, 2015 — 15 Comments

Today’s ATC is all about good times with good friends.

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The design features two friends fishing by a river bank. Now, whilst you wouldn’t find me in a month of Sundays doing this I thought that the overall image was really cute and really summarized the thought well.

The topper design was from a sheet made by The Hobby House called Summer Splash. Because there were two of the same design I thought that a little impromptu decoupage wouldn’t go amiss.

I first cut out the piece that was going to form the topper and added a link inking around the edge with a blue pigment ink.

I then cut out the second topper with a craft knife – I may have mucked up the leg areas a bit, but then children get into all sorts of scrapes don’t they? I know that I used to, lol :)

After layering this on with some Pinflair Glue Gel I added a few dabs of Glossy Accents to the water and the little fishy to give that “wet look”.

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The pennant with the “good times” sentiment on it was hand lettered using a Pigma Micron pen and then cut out and ink before being stuck down with PVA glue.

And that just about sums that one up.

By the way, good times with good friends also means being here on this blog with you :)

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 :)

15 responses to Artist Trading Card Daily – 54

  1. 

    Hi John

    I leave the fishing to Mr W- he has that, I have my crafting= balance!

    A lovely image though, and I fully agree. I love “visiting you” here, I miss it when I can’t!

    I have to mention that 90% of bad craft knifery is down to blunt blades, it’s suprising how exact and easy to use a sharp knife is. The sharper your blade the less pressure you need and the easier it is to move around an image. Craft blades blunt surprisingly quickly so treat your knife to a new blade if you are struggling and you will notice the difference straight away.

    Hugs and wishing everyone happy crafting

    T x

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  2. 

    ‘Good times’ is what I have looking at all your ATCs and getting such wonderful inspiration from them and the other areas of your site too. Thanks again for being so free with your work – especially the explanations of how you achieve such great results. X

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  3. 

    Aww that’s so sweet, love and light Sioux x

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  4. 

    I wish i could hand letter like you John….

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  5. 

    Lovely image John. I have no fishermen here but my brother has a dabble sometimes. X

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  6. 
    Christine in Bulgaria March 15, 2015 at 9:32 am

    how sweet. love it.

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  7. 

    I love this card John. I wondered why I had not received any over last few days. I have been stamping various car stamps and motor
    scooters. And cut them out with brother scan and cut, to take on holiday to colour in and make cards for boys and men.

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  8. 
    Pauline Simmonds March 15, 2015 at 6:34 am

    Yet again another beauty John, thank you, x

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  9. 
    Shelley Nealon March 15, 2015 at 3:31 am

    I enjoy receiving your cards and look forward to seeing each one. I missed not getting one while you were without the internet thank you for not giving up.
    Your blog is a joyful inspiration for the day.
    Shelley Nor CA USA

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  10. 

    You wouldn’t catch me fishing either. Think it would be boring but love your picture.

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  11. 

    Fishing ain’t on my list of thing to do either John!! Great image of kids having fun!
    I can’t find the Pigma micron pens anywhere locally to me in Seaford E, Sussex They are finer than a Sharpie aren’t they? X

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  12. 

    that is a cutie pie image. No, you wouldn’t catch me fishing either. I told my late hubby I’d rather watch paint dry when he offered to take me with him.
    Hugs
    Shirley

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