Artist Trading Card – 151

Hey, how’s it going? If you follow me on social media you may have heard me waffle/moan about having a bit of a creative block recently. Sorry about that.

To clear my ‘channels’ I decided to go back to doing daily mini creative thingys. You know, random stuff.

I am pleased that I did as I have began making again – whoop!

Recent gardening activies, namely clearing the MASSES of leaves that have been accumulating was the inspiration for this mini make.

Even remembered to take photos as I worked so can share the process with you, although I am sure you could have worked it out for yourselves.

Before I start, full disclosure.

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I might receive a very small [tiny, in fact] commission on any purchase you make after using one of these links. It will not cost you any more but it might add some beans to my kitchen cupboard and so for that I am very grateful.

Ok, first. I used the Marianne Design ATC/Pocket Letter die to cut out the coloured main layer and the white top layer.

I then used blending brushes – aka foundation blending brushes – and Canary and Scarlet VersaColor pigment inkpads to shade the white layer.

Using the same Scarlett pigment inkpad I applied some ‘distress’ the the shaded layer with an Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card Crumpled Lace stamp.

Next, out with the Visible Image Creative Choas stamp sent and the ‘Chaos Theory’ stamp – well, if you saw the chaos in my garden, you’d get it.

I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink for this.

Now for the dreaded leaves. The perfect die popped through my letterbox the other day – after I purchased it, not randomly. It’s the Marianne Design Craftables CR1336 die.

I chopped out some coloured cardstock to match the shaded layer and grabbed the tweezers and turbo glue pen and layered the leaves down the left hand side of the artist trading card.

Finally I liberally applied some ‘frosty twinkle’, also known as ‘wet sludgey sparkle’ with a Wink Of Stella clear glitter pen.

Hey presto!

By the way, if you like mini makes and ATCs in particular, why not check out the archive for a stack more?

Anyhoo, what do you think? Not bad for a ‘getting back into it’ kinda project.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to sharing more with you soon!

Bye for now.

J :)

8 thoughts on “Artist Trading Card – 151

  1. Gorgeous ATC John, I love the colours and the awesome background you made.
    Hope you are again in full craftmode. Thank you so much and have a wonderful day.

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  2. I reckon there must be a ‘lack of motivation/inspiration’ virus doing the rounds because I’ve felt the same. But your ATC is just the right medicine for me. Small enough to take on but packs enough punch to motivate me. The colours are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. BTW I’m just working through your Udemy course and I think I’m now ready to put theory into practice and create my own ACT. Keep smiling. Karen x

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  3. That’s lovely John. My living doesn’t depend on my creative abilities luckily, I’ve just had 2 very uncreative years, but I’ve started again, made 2 cards last week. That’s thanks to you and people from crafting clubs on Facebook, so thankyou. xx

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