Artist Trading Card Daily 117

September 23, 2015 — 13 Comments

One more for the ATC365 challenge!

This time around it features a couple of different techniques.

Here is the harvesty make.

Artist Trading Card Daily 117 Indigo Blu and Quilling 1

Artist Trading Card Daily 117 Indigo Blu and Quilling 1

The background stamp was from a set by Indigo Blu.

I started out by stamping this in black archival ink. I then used a variety of Versacolor inkpads to blend a warm sunset ombre background.

I strengthened some of the ink from the corn stamping with a pigma micron pen to give some depth but still felt that it needed more – I toyed with the idea of a sentiment but instead spotted my quilling supplies.

Using the quilling comb I came with a corn design and then filled this with tight coils.

The matt/layer combination this time was gold and then black cardstock.

Very atmospheric, don’t you think?

Artist Trading Card Daily 117 Indigo Blu and Quilling 2

Artist Trading Card Daily 117 Indigo Blu and Quilling 2


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Many thanks for taking the time to read about my little creations.

I’ll see you again soon!

J :)

13 responses to Artist Trading Card Daily 117


    wow I love this one, all the blending, what inks did you use?



    John do you ever read books by Terry Pratchett? This reminds me of one called Reaperman. Its a beautiful ATC, I think your best yet.

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    Love the colours against the dramatic black. Another super atc. Keep going you might yet hit your target!



    Today is day 265 in the year. I knew that you will never make up to your announcement with one each day.
    What do we learn out of this? Never put more into your mouth than you can swallow.



      You know this before the year is out? Lol ;)
      What I’ve learned this year is that life throws you a lot of obstacles – And it is friendship that helps us see it through.
      I only set out on this challenge to make sure that I got some regular creativity into my life. I’ll keep going … The year isn’t up yet.



        Keep going John but what is more important than reaching any target is that you create and enjoy the creations you make. I do and I’m enjoying yours immensely.



    Fabulous. The colours are perfect.
    X Chris



    I love this ATC the quilled ear of corn makes it particularly effective



    Love it again John,you are so very talented.The blending is something I must master.Thanks again John



    Beautiful! I have often tried to get this sort of background but as yet not been very successful! What is the secret?

    Happy crafting



    Love the image and colour



    Like this one John It’s given me the urge to do some Quilling Thanks


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