Thursday, 31 December 2015

ATC365 #365 THE END ??





So, here we are!

#365 in the series of ATCs.

OK, so some days I missed the deadline.

Once or twice I published a series to enable me to have some 'time off'

BUT

I did it!!!

365 ATCs, one for every day of the year 2015.

It hasn't been the greatest of years.

I hope that 2016 is kinder to me.

Here it is then, my last ATC.




So, is it the end? 

I think for the ATC365 project it is. 

Is it the end of my artistic challenges?

Oh no! 

I have yet to think of a suitable project but there will be one.

Watch this space......

Kim xx

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

ATC365 #363 STARS





A pretty little piece of card that has been knocking around in my scrap box for a few years now.

Finally found a use for it.

Dylusions inks, starry stencil and a nearly run out white pen.



Kim xx

Monday, 28 December 2015

Sunday, 27 December 2015

ATC365 #361 BERRIES




So nearly at the end of my year long art project.

I'm going to miss it.


Kim xx

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Monday, 21 December 2015

Sunday, 20 December 2015

ATC365 #353 COLLY BIRDS and #354 FRENCH HENS




The French hens have always been just that - French hens.



The Colly birds have been many different things!

Angus in 1774 wrote that they were COLLY birds

Through the years they have been

CANARY

COLOUR'D

CURLEY

CORLEY

and most recently in 1909 Austin called them CALLING birds.

We seem to have reverted to COLLY again in 1966



Kim xx


Friday, 18 December 2015

ATCs #351 GEESE and #352 GOLD RINGS




You all know why I have been busy these last couple of days.

All that Christmas prep

Work parties

Mulled wine

Card writing

et al






Kim xx

Monday, 14 December 2015

ATC365 #348 DRUMMERS DRUMMING




9

Nine

Neuf

Naw

Neun

Nege

নয়

novem

dokuz


eziyisishiyagalolunye

дзевяць


Kim xx

Marvellous Monday with VISIBLE IMAGE





WOW! Didn't they do well?

Congratulations to Mark, Helen and Pauline for a truly fab show on Create & Craft TV!

The observant amongst you will recognise this card as it featured on the show.

I didn't have the eye stamp in my collection until quite recently but I seem to have used it quite a lot since it arrived on my doormat.


I started off with the usual large piece of card which I coloured with red and orange Brusho paint.

When this was dry I stamped the eye and the sentiment onto torn pieces of the card and used jet black embossing powder.

I used bleach to whiten the eye and also to highlight the sentiment.

I used the splats from the corner of the eye around the edges of the card but only used black ink, no embossing this time.

I stuck the pieces onto the card base and then using a pricking wheel I went round the edges to look like stitching. A couple of brads just for the heck of it and job done.

Visible Image Vision Inkognito stamp set



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Happy Days!  Kim

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Saturday, 12 December 2015

ATC365 #346 LADIES DANCING





Kim xx

ATC365 #345 LORDS-A-LEAPING





You will probably guess where this next group of ATCs is going.

And 'YES' I did make them all at once.

Even I need to get lots done this time of year.


Kim xx

Thursday, 10 December 2015

ATC365 #344 MYRRH






Myrrh /ˈmɜr/ from the Hebrew '"מור"' ("mor") and Arabic مر (mur) is the aromatic resin of a number of small, thorny tree species of the genus Commiphora, which is an essential oil termed an oleoresin. Myrrhresin is a natural gum. It has been used throughout history as a perfume, incense and medicine.




Kim xx

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Monday, 7 December 2015

ATC365 #341 SILENT NIGHT





Well it is very quiet here anyway.



Kim xx

Marvellous Monday with VISIBLE IMAGE



The guys at Visible Image are having a really busy time right now! 

On 12th December they have their first TV show for a few years coming up and they have been incredibly busy getting ready for that.

They also decided to take part in the Black Friday sale thing which was a huge success sales wise but unfortunately their web site let them down and now they are trying to catch up with all the extra work that involves. Times like this I wish I could actually help them out.

Helen and Mark are the most hard working and conscientious people I have met in a long time. We sometimes forget that some businesses are run by a family unit with other commitments outside of the office. They need your understanding when it comes things beyond their control.

They design, make, hand cut, and package, all their stamps. No automated machinery doing all the hard work here! 

It is this personal touch that makes VISIBLE IMAGE so special.

THANKS HELEN and MARK !!

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

OK, simple card today, colour stencilled through circles and over stamped with the simple circle from the Universal set.



Visible Image Universal background stamps  Visible Image Where Dreams Take You stamp


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Happy Days!  Kim

Saturday, 5 December 2015

ATC365 #339 GREETINGS






It was going to happen sooner or later.

The Christmas craft box is out....


Kim xx

ATC365 #338 COLD OUTSIDE







It isn't actually that cold outside!



Kim xx

Friday, 4 December 2015

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

ATC365 #336 TREE





Late to the blog tonight......


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I'm a member of the 

'Keep Christmas in December' gang.

Kim xx

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

ATC365 #335 DECEMBER





WOW!!

WOW!!

WOW!!

Here we are then, December and I am on the homeward run.


Kim xx

Monday, 30 November 2015

ATC365 #334 REPTILE






No particular reason, I just like the stamp.



Kim xx

MARVELLOUS MONDAY with VISIBLE IMAGE






Oh I love working with these Visible Image stamps!

This flower from the INKognito range is just amazing.


The background is from remnants for a BIGGER Visible Image project which I am keeping under wraps for the moment. I first coloured some white card with Brusho paints and then applied a very dry layer of white gesso. For half of the card I then stamped the circles from the universal set and coloured some of them in with red Brusho. Another dry brushing with gesso before stamping and embossing in black with the sentiment and the flower. Each piece was then machine sewn onto black card.


Visible Image Universal background stamps   Visible Image Flower INKognito stamp  Visible Image Imperfection Is Beauty stamp

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Happy Days!  Kim

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Friday, 27 November 2015

ATC365 #331 ALL MY TOMORROWS





FRIDAY !!!!
FRIDAY !!!!
FRIDAY !!!!
FRIDAY !!!!
FRIDAY !!!!
FRIDAY !!!!
FRIDAY !!!!


Nothing changes.

Kim xx

Thursday, 26 November 2015

ATC365 #330 HAPPY BIRTHDAY BONSAI







No prizes for guessing what this ATC celebrates.

And no prizes for knowing who it refers to either.



Kim xx

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

ATC365 #329 WHAT WE SEE





Yes, you were right!

Another using the eye from Visible Image.





Will this be it for now?

Kim xx


Tuesday, 24 November 2015

ATC365 #328 I SPY.....






Told you I was going to use this eye stamp a lot!

It's from Visible Image and I think it is one of the most unusual stamps out there.



Will it be a different stamp tomorrow?

I wonder.....

Kim xx

Monday, 23 November 2015

ATC365 #327 JUST WATCH ME!!







My lovely DT bosses have just sent me this stamp which I cannot stop using at the moment.

My head said 'Are you going to use this stamp again?'

Hence the title.....'Just watch me!!!'

I didn't know how much I needed this stamp until I got it.

Thanks Visible Image, you're the best xx



Kim xx

MARVELLOUS MONDAY WITH VISIBLE IMAGE




Hope you all had a good weekend?

Bit wet and windy here by the coast but then that is just how I like it!


My project today features the lovely INKognito Butterfly stamp with the Live Life Now sentiment.

It starts with the usual Brusho background and some simple white embossing.


I used the splatters of the butterfly wings to edge the card.

Mounting with white card makes the colours stand out.

Visible Image Butterfly INKognito stamp  Visible Image Live Life Now stamp

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Ask to join if you haven't already. 

Click HERE to 'Like' the Visible Image Facebook page

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It links to the group where you can upload your projects and tell us all about it!

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DT inspiration projects and check out the Gallery
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See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the meantime enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!

Happy Days!  Kim