Artist Trading Card Daily – 64

March 5, 2015 — 9 Comments

I have been reflecting on life a lot recently and have come to the conclusion that I should be grateful for a lot of things. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not been an easy ride; I’ve had my fair share of rubbish bits but just recently I am trying to make the choice to look at the positives and be appreciative of what I have so I wanted to sum this up in one of these ATC makes.

After a little rummage through my stash I think that I found the perfect set of sentiments. It was the “Friendly Advice” clear stamp set from Inkadinkado.

This sentiment from Alyssa Knight, Age 12, summed up what I was trying to express precisely.

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The ATC was a quick make. It started by making an impression of the sentiment using Versafine Black ink.

I then masked off the lower portion of the ATC with my cloud mask (created in a previous make) and then used a Tim Holtz distress marker in the Perfect Paper Partners pen spritzer to lightly add some blue and lilac tones to the top area of the ATC.

I trimmed down the white cardstock a little and then mounted onto grey and black cardstock.

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Pretty dull colours so far, so to add some colour I created a rainbow of gems at the top of the ATC using Anita’s Mini Gems and some PVA that I applied with a fine tipped applicator.

And that was it, simple, but with a very powerful message – thank you Alyssa!

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I will most definitely be counting my rainbows from now on! What about you?

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 soon!

J :)

9 responses to Artist Trading Card Daily – 64

  1. 

    Fantastic sentiment. Keep positive and take each day as it comes. X Chris

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  2. 

    It is a wonderful sentiment John and very fitting for all of us who have one of ‘those’ days (or many of them!). That it should come from the heart of a 12 year old is equally poignant. I don’t know whether you have heard of SUMO? (it means Shut Up and Move On and is nowhere near as harsh as it sounds). I discovered SUMO over 7 years ago and it is a wonderful thing to have in your life. The chap who brought it to us is Paul McGee and he certainly knows how to inspire! Have a Google and try it! Thank you for sharing this – Carpe Diem! Barbara B.

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    jean confused April 6, 2015 at 9:02 am

    What lovely thoughts for a 12 year old

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  4. 

    This one is so lovely. Thank you John for sharing it x

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  5. 

    I think we all have those spells, for one reason or another John, but we come through … Onwards ‘n upwards!!
    Sending warm hugs …. x

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  6. 

    It must be in the air. Thoughts and what if. Live for today.

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  7. 

    Love this sentiment(and ATC) John and yesterday’s Easter Wishes. Thank you for both. So sorry you have been a little remorseful lately but keep up the positivity, all will be well.

    Crafty Hugs, Geraldine

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    Pauline Simmonds April 6, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Beautiful John, thank you x

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  9. 
    Carole Morgan April 6, 2015 at 8:17 am

    What a wonderful sentiment, Alyssa will go far if she can write sentiments like that at 12!! ATC is lovely &’would be nice to send to someone who is having a rough time. Thanks for sharing John.
    Carole M

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