Thursday, 7 March 2013


Good morning friends
I trust that you are all well. Just another simple project today, I'll be SO glad when I can get back to crafting properly! Still, I am grateful that I can feel a slight improvement.

Anyway, today I thought I'd showcase a set of ATCs I made using my new stamps, I've used the set of 4 small birdz and the set of 4 small backgrounds for these. I really like the size of these stamps as I think they are ideal for these.
The base ATC have been cut from mount board which gives a great sturdy base to work off. Lets look closer.

Each bird has been stamped onto the ATC in archival ink as well as onto a piece of paper. Someone was kind enough to cut them out for me to use as a mask! By masking the birds I could stamp a selection of backgrounds. Everything was coloured in using Distress Markers and Dylusions inks in waterbrushes. I then used liquid Pearls to add highlights. I left them overnight to dry and then added the words from Tim's Chit Chat stickers which are also a perfect size for ATCs . I used Distress ink around the edges and gave each a couple of layers of clear UTEE. This really makes the colours pop out nicely.
(You can find my stamps HERE if you are interested)
I'd like to enter these into Simon Says Stamp - where the challenge is to use Green and also into the
Crafty Emblies challenge - which this month is Wings. (Birds have wings....)

Hope you have a lovely day.


ionabunny said...

Love those birdz and the colours are fab. You said simple but they don't look simple. Lovely ATC's

Jingle said...

These are gorgeous! Such wonderful pattern making in the background and brilliant colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Angie said...

These are gorgeous ....your stamps are inspiring ...I think I need to take a look at them....might get my mojo back.
Hope your wrist is better soon ...dont rush it though... xx

Kathryn said...

Such fabby atcs great colours x thank for joining us at Crafty Emblies this month x
Kath (DTM)

Tracy said...

OMG these are so cute and so colourful, I love them. So much detail in such a small project.
Tracy - Crafty Emblies DT

~Lady B~ said...

Stunning work! I love your use of bold, vivid colors. Very striking atcs!

Dianne said...

LOVE them they are fabulous, wow all that stamping coloring, outstanding, even injured you rock sir, thanks so much for sharing you creativity, and have a great day..

suzieq23 said...

love your bird stamps, the b/gs and masks! do you have anyone to sell for you in the US? It is so so expensive for us to buy from overseas, sometimes the shipping being more than the products themselves. If you dont sell in the US you must find a way!!!

Nan G said...

Awesome! Love those little 'simple' birdies! Your new stuff is just so CooL, Neil!!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Great ATC's! and just so you know shipping overseas is free if you spend more than £20 :)
Hope the hand is on the mend xx

Karen Willis said...

I love the birds and the colours are amazing! Thanks for joining us over at the Crafty-Emblies wings challenge.
Karen xx(DTM)

mazza said...

Great ATC's those birds are fab and i love how bright they are.
Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at Crafty-Emblies
Good Luck
Marie (DTM)

JoZart said...

I really love the way you have moved on to brighter colours and these ATCs are so vibrant and fun too.
Thanks so much for my surprise packet. no need to "pay me back" in any way but I really am thrilled and I'll make good use of them before I put them in a post pretty soon.
Have a great weekend!
Jo x

Busy Lizzie said...

Really fab atc's. I love them. Thanks for joining in at the Crafty-Emblies.
Liz Dt member

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you for entering our paper crafting challenge "wings, or anything goes" over on the Crafty-Emblies challenge blog.
What gorgeous bright and brilliant ATCs! Love the stamps and the backgrounds.
I hope to see you entering more of our future challenges on the Crafty-Emblies challenge blog.

Hugs Lisa xxxx

Joy said...

What fun ATC, love the mixed media feel.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog